Base your answer to question 1 on the passage below and on your 
knowledge of  social studies.

The Kingdom of Mali (c. 1300) - - Ibn  Battuta   The [people] possess some admirable qualities. They are seldom unjust,
and have a greater abhorrence [hatred] of injustice than any other
people. There is complete security in their  country. Neither traveler nor inhabitant in it has anything to fear from robbers or men of violence.

1 Which point of view about the culture of Mali does Ibn  Battuta 
express in this passage?

1 It was considered more primitive than those of the rest of the world.
2 It was heavily influenced by European culture.
3 It was centered around peace and justice.
4 It was generally concerned with establishing democratic principles.

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2 Martin Luther's posting of the Ninety-Five Theses is considered by many to be a turning point in history because

1 the Pope's right to sell indulgences was strengthened
2 Luther soon became the leader of Germany
3 the power of the Roman Catholic Church was lessened and royal power grew
4 the Roman Catholic Church unified the German states

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3 In the 1600's, the interest of Europeans in Africa was based mainly on Europe's need to

1 market its surplus agricultural products
2 obtain workers for its colonies in the Americas
3 establish collective security arrangements
4 settle its surplus population on new lands

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Base your answers to questions 4 and 5 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

4 What is the best conclusion based on the information provided by the map?

1 Islam has become the dominant religion in many
diverse cultures over time.
2 Islam was very slow to expand from its original development in Persia.
3 Islam spread to regions that had cultures similar to those of Arabia.
4 Islamís influence is rapidly decreasing in the modern world.

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5 According to the map, by A.D. 750 Islam had spread from

1 Mecca to Asia Minor
2 Cairo to Tours
3 Senegal to India
4 the Indus River to Spain

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