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9.11 MC Answers and Review

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Answers and Review for Multiple Choice Practice on Globalization

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⛔STOP!⛔ Before you look at the answers make sure you gave this practice quiz a try so you can assess your understanding of the concepts covered in unit 9. Click here for the practice questions: AP Unit 9 Multiple Choice Questions.
Facts about the test: The AP World History exam has 55 multiple choice questions and you will be given 55 minutes to complete the section. That means it should take you around 15 minutes to complete 15 questions.

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*The following questions were not written by CollegeBoard and although they cover information outlined in the AP World History Course and Exam Descriptionthe formatting on the exam may be different.


1. Which of the following 20th century technologies directly addressed a "problem of distance?"

A. Cellular communication
B. Antibiotics
C. Vaccines
D. Nuclear power
Answer: Cellular communications, such as cell phones, make communication across large distances easier, so those distances are less of a problem for human interactions.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.9: Continuity and Change in a Globalized World 

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2. Which of these world leaders liberalized their country economically?

A. Joseph Stalin
B. Mao Zedong
C. Vladimir Lenin
D. Deng Xiaoping
Answer: Deng Xiaoping led reforms in communist China to include more free-market interactions, such as independent businesses and investment by foreign companies. The other choices were all communists who restricted free markets.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.4: Economics in the Global Age

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3. Global feminism is an example of

A. Free market reforms
B. Consumer culture
C. Rights-based discourse
D. Resistance to globalization
Answer: Global feminism promotes the rights of women around the world, thus it is a rights-based discourse (use of language).
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.5: Calls for Reform and Responses after 1900

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4. The growth of global consumer culture is most directly related to

A. Multinational corporations
B. Emergent epidemics
C. Climate change
D. Petroleum energy
Answer: Multinational corporations promote the sale of similar products around the world, meaning that consumer culture is global. Coca-cola and Toyota are multinational corporations that contribute to global consumer culture.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.4: Economics in the Global Age

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5. Which of the following contributed most to the dramatic global population growth of the 20th Century?

A. Decreasing fertility, as a result of improved birth control technology
B. Decreasing mortality, as a result of vaccines and antibiotics
C. Increasing fertility, as a result of the Green Revolution
D. Increasing mortality related to global conflict
Answer: Decreasing mortality from disease is one of the biggest factors in the growing size of the human population. Vaccines and antibiotics are two of the most important life-saving medical technologies.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.2: Technological Advances and Limitations After 1900, Disease

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6. How did the Green Revolution change agriculture?

A. Fewer genetically modified crops
B. Fewer chemical inputs
C. More of a role for small farmers
D. More productive seeds
Answer: The Green Revolution is sometimes called the Third Agricultural Revolution. Hybrid seeds and chemical inputs, such as fertilizers and pesticides, greatly increased food production in the decades after World War Two.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.9: Continuity and Change in a Globalized World 

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7. Which of the following diseases is associated with poverty?

A. Malaria
B. Alzheimer's disease
C. Heart disease
D. Influenza
Answer: Malaria is a preventable disease spread by mosquitoes. The preventative measures, such as controlling mosquito populations and improving buildings, cost money, though, so they are less likely to be used in countries with fewer resources.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.2: Technological Advances and Limitations After 1900, Disease

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8. Which of the following was an emergent epidemic disease in the 20th century?

A. Malaria
B. Cholera
C. HIV/Aids
D. Tuberculosis
Answer: An emergent epidemic disease is one that is caused by a pathogen that many human bodies have not experienced before. The HIV virus which causes AIDS emerged in the 1970s.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.2: Technological Advances and Limitations After 1900, Disease

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9. Which of the following contributes to the risk of wildfires in the western US?

A. Air pollution
B. Climate change
C. Desertification
D. Deforestation
Answer: Climate change contributes to wildfire risk in some areas by making forested regions hotter and drier, thus more likely to catch fire.

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10. The United Nations was founded at the end of the

A. First World War
B. Second World War
C. Cold War
D. Korean War
Answer: After the failure of the League of Nations to prevent a second world war, the victorious Allies in World War Two founded the United Nations.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.8: Institutions Developing in a Globalized World

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11. Which organization was founded in order to promote international commercial exchange?

A. World Cup
B. United Nations
C. World Bank
D. ​​World Trade Organization
AnswerThe World Trade Organization grew out of the General Agreement on Trades and Tariffs that originated at the end of World War Two. As the name suggests, the WTO promotes trade between member countries.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.4: Economics in the Global Age

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12. NAFTA is an example of a(an)

A. Knowledge economy
B. Multinational corporation
C. Regional trade agreement
D. World Bank
AnswerThe North American Free Trade Agreement, recently renamed the US-Canada-Mexico Agreement, promotes trade within the region of North America. The European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are other examples of regional trade organizations. 
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.4: Economics in the Global Age

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13. Which of these is the BEST example of rights-based discourse?

A. Anti-apartheid movement
B. Cold War
C. Popular culture
D. Economic liberalism
AnswerRights-based discourses focus on ending the violations of individuals' human rights, such as the oppression of Black people under the Apartheid regime in South Africa.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.7: Resistance to Globalization after 1900

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14. Which of technology plays a role the contemporary world MOST similar to the role of camel saddle in the medieval world?

A. World Trade Organization
B. Shipping container
C. Radio
D. Vaccination
AnswerThe shipping container and the camel saddle are both technologies that boosted long distance trade by making transportation of trade goods easier. The World Trade Organization also boosts trade, but it is not a technology.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.4: Economics in the Global Age

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15. Anti-globalization protests are most likely to be motivated by their support for

A. The WTO
B. Free market policies
C. Economic liberalization
D. Workers' rights
AnswerAnti-globalization protesters are most often express outrage at the treatment of workers and the environment in the international capitalist system. All of the other choices are pro-globalization.
📄 Study AP World History, Unit 9.7: Resistance to Globalization after 1900

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