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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY - JUNE 2003

6 Hammurabi’s Code, the Ten Commandments, and the Twelve Tables  were all significant to their societies because they established

(1) democratic governments
(2) official religions
(3) rules of behavior
(4) economic systems

Base your answers to questions 7 and 8 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

7 The information provided by the map indicates that in 1280 the Mongols controlled

(1) areas of Africa, Asia, and Europe
(2) territory from eastern China to eastern Europe
(3) Japan and Korea
(4) all of Asia

8 What was the effect of the extensive Mongol Empire on the people
who lived in Europe and Asia in the 1200s?

(1) development of a common language
(2) adoption of Confucian ideas and practices
(3) expansion of Japanese cultural traditions
(4) significant increases in trade and travel

9 Which quotation from the teachings of Confucius is most similar to the Golden Rule from Judeo-Christian teaching?

(1) “If a ruler is upright, all will go well without orders.”
(2) “By nature, men are pretty much alike. It is learning and practice that set them apart.”
(3) “While a father or mother is alive, a son should not travel far.”
(4) “Do not do to others what you do not wish for yourself.”

10 The West African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai experienced economic prosperity because they all

(1) controlled vast reserves of oil and gold
(2) traded with many other nations
(3) maintained highly structured feudal systems
(4) solved tribal conflicts within their empires

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