Final Exam Review Guide

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Final Exam Review Guide
Below you will find some multiple choice and DBQ style questions based on each of the units cover in World History. These questions are designed to highlight key themes from each unit. The questions come from various sources and should help with your study as you prepare for the NCFE. However, this is not an all comprehensive review guide. There may be concepts on the NCFE not covered on this guide. It is important that you also use other resources provided on BlackBoard to aid in your preparation.

Answer the questions from each unit by either circling the correct answer or writing a short constructed response. Constructed responses are not intended to be essays, however it is not enough to list facts. Use complete sentences and provide examples when necessary.

Unit 1: River Valley Civilizations

  1. Human society changed significantly from the Paleolithic Period to after the Neolithic Revolution.

a. Define the Neolithic Revolution.

b. Identify and explain three examples how human societies changed.

  1. One way in which the caste system in traditional India and the Estates system of pre-revolutionary France are similar is that

(a) occupations were obtained by merit (b) social mobility was very limited

(c) status was determined by education (d) impact on the daily lives of people was minimal

  1. Base your answer on the quotation below and on your knowledge of social studies.

“Long before the rule of pharaohs, Egyptians grew wheat and barley and raised pigs, goats, sheep and cattle. Spotty evidence had suggested that agriculture was practiced there more than 7,000 years ago, two millenniums earlier than the first royal dynasties.…

— John Noble Wilford, New York Times,

Which period in history is referred to in this excerpt?

(a) Industrial Revolution (c) Neolithic Revolution

(b) Scientific Revolution (d) Green Revolution

  1. What are the two images to the right referring to? What River Valley Civilization are they associated with? Explain their significance.

Unit 2: World Religions

  1. Which belief system is considered monotheistic?

(a) Judaism (c) Confucianism

(b) Hinduism (d) Buddhism

  1. A person who practices Hinduism would most likely

(a) believe the Vedas are sacred (c) worship in a synagogue

(b) pray facing Mecca (d) make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  1. Match the beliefs/concepts with the appropriate religion. (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, or Islam) Some religions may be used with the same concept.

    1. Karma b. Reincarnation c. Nirvana d. Four Noble Truths e. Hajj f. Mecca g. Torah i. Ten Commandments j. Caste System k. Prince Siddhartha l. Mohammed m. no known founder n. Jesus o. India p. Saudi Arabia q. Israel

Unit 3: Greece and Rome

  1. What was one of the most important contributions of the Greek city-state of Athens?

(a) development of direct democracy (b) diffusion of a monotheistic belief system

(c) promotion of the equality of all humans (d) creation of a writing system using hieroglyphics

  1. Which geographic factor contributed to the formation of independent city-states in ancient Greece?

(a) tropical rainforests (c) fertile farmland

(b) navigable rivers (d) mountainous topography

  1. A major impact of Ancient Greece and Rome on Western Civilization in the following categories

    1. Art/Architecture

    2. Government/Politics

    3. Philosophy

  1. A major effect of the decline of the Roman Empire was that Western Europe

    1. cam under the control of the Muslims

    2. was absorbed by the Byzantine Empire

    3. returned to a republican form of government

    4. entered a period of chaos and disorder

Unit 4: The MIddle Ages
1. Use the explanation and chart below to answer the question that follows.

Feudalism was a political, economic, and social system in which nobles were granted the use of land that legally belonged to the king. In return, the nobles agreed to give their loyalty and military services to the king. The peasants or serfs worked the land for the knights and nobles and in return they received protection and a portion of the harvest to feed their families. The image below shows the structure of feudal society – a social, political, and economic hierarchy. Source: World History Patterns of Interaction

How did feudalism provide for the security of the people of medieval Europe?

2. Name and explain five combining factors that changed Europe from a once flourishing Roman Empire into what we now know as the Middle Ages.
3. What were the Crusades? Why are they known as “successful failures”?

4. Use your prior knowledge and the information in the document below to answer the question below.

What role did the Roman Catholic Church play during the Middle Ages?

5. Explain the significant conflicts in medieval Europe…

a. Struggles between popes and emperors (Pope Gregory and Henry IV) –

b. Struggles between kings and nobles (Magna Carta, Crusades, parliament, common law) –

c. Beginning nation-states (Hundred Year’s War) –

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