Global History & Geography - January 2009

Base your answer to question 26 on the 19thcentury song lyrics below and on your knowledge of
social studies.

. . . What has poor Ireland done, mother, —
What has poor Ireland done,
That the world looks on, and sees us starve,
Perishing one by one?
Do the men of England care not, mother, —
The great men and the high, —
For the suffering sons of Erin’s isle,
Whether they live or die? . . .
— A. M. Edmond,
“Give Me Three Grains of Corn, Mother”

26 Which event is most closely associated with the conditions described in these lyrics?

(1) civil war
(2) famine
(3) Glorious Revolution
(4) independence from Great Britain

27 One way in which the Sepoy Rebellion in India and the Boxer Rebellion in China are similar is
that both attempted to

(1) remove foreign influences
(2) restore democracy
(3) modernize their economy
(4) end religious conflict

28 The Opium Wars of the mid-19th century marked the beginning of the

(1) rivalry between China and Taiwan
(2) domination of China by foreign powers
(3) decline of European influence in East Asia
(4) global effort to combat drug use

29 The primary reason France and Japan were interested in controlling parts of Indochina in the
20th century was to

(1) dominate the Indian Ocean
(2) obtain valuable natural resources
(3) stop the spread of communism
(4) prevent Spanish colonization

Base your answer to question 30 on the maps below and on your knowledge of social studies.

Click on image to enlarge

30 Based on information shown in these maps, the change in the Balkan states between 1914 and 1930 is a result of

(1) the end of World War I and the treaties of 1919–1920
(2) the role played by the Catholic Church to stop the advance of Islam
(3) economic competition and development of new capitalistic markets
(4) movement of people to escape earthquakes and droughts

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