The final unit of AP World History focuses on globalization. Topics covered in this unit and on the final exam may include technological advancements, disease, environmental and economic changes, movements for reform, international institutions, and shifts in culture, all from 1900 to the present day. Prepare for the AP exam by completing our practice quiz on Unit 9.
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Questions 1–3 refer to the image below.
The data shown in the graph provided most likely contributed to which of the following?
The debates about the nature and cause of climate change, especially in regards to greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants
The rise of the Environmental Protection Agency as a result of the decreasing levels of greenhouse gas emissions
The universal adoption of the Kyoto Protocols by 2050 to reduce carbon emissions by half
The competition by humans over natural resources for the first time in the 21st century
The data depicted in the image above was most likely a result of:
The rise of the United States as a world power
The increased innovations and technologies in the Globalization era
The complete transition of the Soviet Union to a capitalist economy in the late 20th century
The rise of China and India as world power in the late 20th century
Which trend of the late 20th century could a historian use the data from the graph to support?
The rise of an environmental protection agencies and movements
The increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as a result of human activity
The deforestation and desertification of large areas of Latin America
The collapse of environmental protection agencies dedicated to the environmental crises
Questions 4–6 refer to the passages below.
Using the two excerpts provided, which common belief do both Friedman and Trump hold?
Government’s increased encouragement of free-market policies promotes growth
There are benefits from having a liberal free-market global economy
Economic institutions and regional trade agreements are fair for all nations involved
The system of globalization deals with economics at its core
Trump’s speech best reflects which of the following recent developments in globalization history?
Trade agreements between different local and global nations
The emergence of an “anti-globalization” movement in third world countries
The emergence of an “anti-globalization” movement in the United States
The growing popularity of free-market capitalism in modern countries
What was Friedman’s purpose in writing this book?
Explain the ever-changing and growing economy during this time period
Explaining the shift from an economy focused on manufacturing to one based on knowledge
Promote the benefits of a government who supports and actively encourages free-market policies
discourage market policies and economic liberalization of multinational companies
Questions 7–8 refer to the passage below.
What does Friedman mean when he states “the world went from being small to tiny”?
The internet provided more opportunities for people
The Green Revolution was an impetus behind the new globalization
Large-scale industrial production is necessary for the success of a consumer economy
The significant advances in technology reduced distance between nations which made it easier to share information and ideas
Which modern, post-Cold War development contributed to Friedman’s statement, “all of Google in your pocket”?
The rise in individuals owning sophisticated and technologically advanced devices such as cell phones
The economic conflicts related to the World Trade Organization (WTO)
The Middle East, during this time period, experiencing a new wave of economic globalization
The technological advancement of the Americans in the areas of mass industrialization
Questions 9–10 refer to the images below.
After closely analyzing both maps provided above, which of the following options best describes the cause of the depicted trends?
The spread of diseases globally had a large impact on the populations of different regions.
The development of government-funded vaccination programs were making the world a safer place for democracy in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Scientific developments in medicine were making significant advances in the United States.
Epidemic diseases spread evenly throughout the world.
In the twenty-first century, which of the following was most directly a cause of the second image?
Questions 11–12 refer to the passage below.
Which of the following best matches the ideas presented in the passage above?
Mostly male students are given the opportunity to a primary education
Access to quality education and professional opportunities have improved for women but can still advance further
Traditional values in Asia have seen a dramatic decline
The political participation of women has increased significantly in most countries
The arguments made by supporters of women’s education are most similar to the arguments made by supporters of:
The equal pay movement
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The laissez-faire economy
The environmental movement
Questions 13–14 refer to the passages below.
Why is the first passage significant in representing a turning point in modern world history?
The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and creation of of the International Court of Justice after World War II was universally accepted by all nations
Traditional societies transitioned and openly embraced the goals of human rights
The response was a critical reaction to the failed League of Nations after World War I
For the first time in human history, a major global institution is backing up the idea of equality for all people regardless of nation
Why is the second passage significant in representing a turning point in US foreign policy?
The US was continuing its legacy of being involved in foreign affairs in leadership positions
Traditionally the US worked to improve the Human Rights Council from within, so withdrawal was seen as a risky change in strategy
This was a rebuke of the rising popularity of populism within the US
European allies followed Trump's lead which ultimately led to major reforms of the Human Rights Council
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