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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY - JUNE 2004

11 Which fact relating to early Japan was a result of the other three?

(1) Japan experienced earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
(2) The Japanese developed a nature-based belief called Shinto.
(3) Tsunamis and typhoons sometimes destroyed coastal
Japanese villages.
(4) Mountains are found throughout the islands of Japan.

Base your answer to question 12 on the picture below and on your
knowledge of social studies.

12 This statue is most closely associated with which religion?

(1) Buddhism      (3) Jainism
(2) Islam            (4) Christianity

13 In his book The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli advises that a wise ruler is one who

(1) keeps taxes and food prices low
(2) encourages education and the arts
(3) allows advisors to speak their minds
(4) does what is necessary to stay in power

14 A major reason that the Renaissance began in Italy was that

(1) Italian city-states had grown wealthy from trade between Europe and Asia
(2) farmers produced great agricultural surpluses on vast plains
(3) merchants supported the Green Revolution
(4) many European scholars had migrated to this area

15 Which action could be considered an effect of the Protestant Reformation?

(1) posting of the Ninety-five Theses
(2) decline in the power of the Roman Catholic Church
(3) sale of indulgences
(4) end of religious warfare

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