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GLOBAL HISTORY REGENTS

  • DATE OF THE TEST:
  • JUNE 18TH AT 8:00 AM
  • CUTOFF TIME: 10:00 AM
  • (AFTER THIS TIME YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SIT FOR THE EXAM)

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  • (3) BLACK OR BLUE PENS
  • STUDENT ID
  • REGENTS INVITATION
  • BOTTLE OF WATER
  • SMALL SNACK
  • PLEASE TRY TO LEAVE YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AT HOME
  • IF YOU MUST BRING IT, BE PREPARED TO TURN IT IN BEFORE THE EXAM

Structure of the Test

  • The regents exam tests material from 9th and 10th grade
  • Part I: 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Part II: thematic essay question
  • Part III: documents-based essay question

Study Strategies

  • practice multiple-choice questions
  • refresh your memory on key historical topics
  • review essay outlines
  • attend review sessions
  • Geography
  • river valleys
  • mountain ranges
  • deserts
  • climate
  • natural resources
  • Oil

Religions

  • Animism
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Confucianism
  • Protestantism

Judaism, Christianity, Islam

  • Middle East
  • monotheistic
  • behavior codes

Golden Ages

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • India under the Gupta Dynasty
  • The Islamic World
  • Europe during the Renaissance

Leonardo da Vinci

Turning Points

The French Revolution

  • The Three Estates of France in 1789
    • 1st Estate (clergy)
    • 2nd Estate (nobles)
    • 3rd Estate (bourgeoisie, city workers, peasants)

Political Systems

  • democracy
  • feudalism
  • absolute monarchy
  • totalitarianism

Totalitarianism

  • dictator
  • secret police
  • censorship

Economic Systems

  • traditional economies
  • manorialism
  • mercantilism
  • capitalism
  • communism

Human Rights Violations

Threats to Our World

  • disease
  • overpopulation
  • desertification
  • deforestation
  • pollution
  • nuclear proliferation
  • Test-taking Strategies

Process of Elimination (POE)

  • Eliminate choices you know are wrong

Which document is an example of a primary source?

  • Which document is an example of a primary source?
      • a novel of the Age of Discovery
      • a diary of a Holocaust survivor
      • a textbook on Latin American history
      • an encyclopedia article on Songhai culture

Word Association

  • Identify key words in the question and match those words with words in the choices

Which statement best describes an aspect of a command economy?

  • Which statement best describes an aspect of a command economy?
      • Profit motivates individuals to set up private businesses.
      • Tradition, religion, and customs heavily influence economic decisions.
      • Supply and demand regulate the economy
      • Government directs and controls the means of production.

“Finally, let us put together the things so great and so august (exalted) which we have said about royal authority. Behold an immense people united in a single person; behold this holy power, paternal and absolute; behold the secret cause which governs the whole body of the state, contained in a single head: you see the image of God in the king, and you have the idea of royal majesty. God is holiness itself, and power itself. In these things lies the majesty of God. In the image of these things lies the majesty of the prince…”

  • “Finally, let us put together the things so great and so august (exalted) which we have said about royal authority. Behold an immense people united in a single person; behold this holy power, paternal and absolute; behold the secret cause which governs the whole body of the state, contained in a single head: you see the image of God in the king, and you have the idea of royal majesty. God is holiness itself, and power itself. In these things lies the majesty of God. In the image of these things lies the majesty of the prince…”
  • -Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bousset, 1679

This passage suggests that the authority to rule in 17th century France was based on

  • This passage suggests that the authority to rule in 17th century France was based on
      • popular sovereignty
      • parliamentary consent
      • feudal obligation
      • divine right

Positive/Negative

  • Decide if the question requires a positive or negative answer and look for choices that are positive or negative

The Golden Age of Muslim culture was best known for its

  • The Golden Age of Muslim culture was best known for its
      • Attempts to colonize North America
      • Frequent conflicts between Christians and Jews
      • Advances in mathematics, science, and medicine
      • Policies to reduce trade between the Middle East and China

Thematic Essay

  • read the historical context and the task carefully so you know exactly what you need to do
  • read the suggested topics and choose the topics you know best
  • write a brief outline

Thematic Essay Question

  • Theme: Change [Political Events]
  • Twentieth-century political events have had positive and negative effects on global history.

Task:

  • Task:
  • Identify two 20th-century political events and for each
  • -Discuss the historical circumstances surrounding the event
  • -Evaluate the extent to which this event has had a positive or negative effect on global history

You may use any major political event from your study of global history. Some suggestions you may wish to consider include Lenin’s establishment of a Communist government in Russia, rise of totalitarian governments in Europe, Ho Chi Minh’s unification of Vietnam against imperialism, increasing support for Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East, Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution in China, the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, development of nuclear weapons in India and Pakistan, and Nelson Mandela’s opposition to apartheid in South Africa.

  • You may use any major political event from your study of global history. Some suggestions you may wish to consider include Lenin’s establishment of a Communist government in Russia, rise of totalitarian governments in Europe, Ho Chi Minh’s unification of Vietnam against imperialism, increasing support for Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East, Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution in China, the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, development of nuclear weapons in India and Pakistan, and Nelson Mandela’s opposition to apartheid in South Africa.
  • You are not limited to these suggestions.
  • Do not use the United States in your answer, although discussion of positive and negative effects may involve the role of the United States.

Documents-Based Essay Question

  • read the historical context and the task carefully
  • read the documents and answer the scaffolding questions
  • write a short outline


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