AP World History Unit 4 explores transoceanic interconnections during the years 1450–1750. This unit covers the expansion of exchange, empires, and innovation, as well as changes and challenges to power and social hierarchies. Our practice test reivews the main topics from Unit 4 to help you best prepare for exam day!
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Questions 1–4 refer to the passage below.
The information from the text above would most likely be used as evidence for which of the following arguments?
The development of domesticated animals led to the control of women.
Men’s status was gained through their economic contributions.
The reasons for European superiority in the Americas.
The increased use of domesticated animals increased the amount of food produced.
Which of the following statements would best support the author’s claim regarding the phrase “first to fall victim”?
The spread of smallpox in Afro-Eurasia between the years 600 BCE–600 CE.
The enslavement of ⅓ of the Roman population in the classical era.
The forced migration of slaves across the Atlantic between the years 450 CE–1750 CE.
The spread of epidemic diseases in the Americas between the years 1450 CE–1750 CE.
Using prior historical knowledge and the passage above, which of the following areas was LEAST affected by the document’s main point?
The author’s argument in the passage is most likely a response to which of the following events?
The Bantu migration
The Columbian Exchange
The collapse of the Byzantine Empire
The spread of gunpowder across the Atlantic
European demand for which trade item was a cause for the emergence of European presence in the Indian Ocean?
The transportation of sugar to Portugal led to which of the following?
The migration of Chinese immigrants to Europe
The increase of trade between Asian powers
The movement of American crops to Europe as a result of the Columbian Exchange
The development of slave labor in South America
During the 17th century, which of the following most directly impacted the change in quantity of goods traded?
The emergence of new military technologies such as the cannon
The discovery of gold in the Americas and Africa
The conversion of the American colonies to Christianity
The expansion of mercantilism
Question 8 refers to the image below.
Based on the image and prior knowledge of the time period, which of the following can be deduced?
Rulers were thought to have influenced agricultural production
Men increased in status as Europeans entered the Americas
Rulers used religion to subjugate local populations in Africa
Syncretic faiths emerged in the Americas
Questions 9–11 refer to the chart below.
A historian studying the time period of 1450–1750 would find the table above useful as a source of what information?
The spread of Buddhism across the Atlantic and Pacific trade routes.
The spread of diseases across the world.
The spread of new technologies and their impact on literacy rates.
The extent to which population policies affected Asia.
Which of the following contributed most directly to the changes depicted in the chart that took place in the fifteenth century?
The Little Ice Age in Eurasia.
The conquest of the Aztec.
The spread of diseases to the Americas.
New food crops spreading to Europe.
What caused the population changes between the 1600s and the 1700s as seen in the table?
The forced migration of Africans.
The escalating spread of Christianity in the Indian Ocean.
The spread of new crops to the Americas.
The spread of diseases in Asia.
Questions 12–16 refer to the passage below.
According to the passage, Mosque most clearly reflects which religion?
The passage shows which of the following changes in history?
The shift of power from priests to soldiers in the Spanish Empire.
The Spanish colonization of the Americas.
The development of torture techniques.
The movement of people across the Atlantic Ocean from the Americas to Europe.
Based on the excerpt provided and your prior historical knowledge, which of the following best describes the direct effect of the events described by the eyewitness?
The cultivation of silver in Northern Mexico
The collapse of the Aztec Empire
Clashes between different branches of Islam
The planting of new food crops such as the potato to aid the loss of Native populations
The tone of this passage best reflects which of the following events between 1450-1750?
The organization of surplus labor
The spread of Christianity
Using religion as a source of power in the Spanish Empire
The militarism of European powers
The interactions described in the excerpt are best understood in the context of which of the following?
The deforestation of the Mexico region
The development of the Columbian Exchange
Women gaining power in agricultural societies
The increasing tolerance and respect for local religions