Global History & Geography - June 2009

Base your answer to question 26 on the statement below and on your knowledge of social studies.

The breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire led to the creation of several new states and the expansion of others. These new states soon established trade restrictions and began collecting tariffs when goods crossed their borders.

26 Which conclusion is most valid concerning the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

(1) International cooperation led to the settlement of border disputes.
(2) Transition from a command to a free-market economy was difficult.
(3) Political independence led to trade barriers.
(4) Tariffs resulted in increased trade.

Base your answer to question 27 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

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27 Many of the political divisions shown on this map were directly related to the

(1) Meiji Restoration    (3) Berlin Conference
(2) Opium Wars          (4) Boer War

28 The 1930s depression in Germany contributed to the rise of the Nazi Party because

(1) economic hardships increased political instability
(2) five-year plans of the communists failed
(3) the Reichstag nationalized private property
(4) the Weimar Republic imposed totalitarianism

29 Mohandas Gandhi’s protests during India’s independence movement were often successful
because of his application of

(1) an appeasement policy
(2) civil disobedience
(3) traditional caste beliefs
(4) divide-and-conquer principlesBase your answer to question

30 on the cartoon below and on your knowledge of social studies.

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30 In the view of this cartoonist, Russia under Lenin’s rule was characterized by

(1) a continuation of traditional life
(2) the introduction of capitalism
(3) support for a constitutional monarchy
(4) rejection of the czarist system

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