AP World History : Regional and Global Groups and Organizations 1750 to 1900

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Regional And Global Groups And Organizations 1750 To 1900

Which of the following two modern nation states were established during the mid 19th century partly as a result of growing nationalism?

Possible Answers:

Italy and Germany

Russia and Denmark

Germany and Spain

Japan and the United Kingdom

Turkey and France

Correct answer:

Italy and Germany

Explanation:

During the 1860s and 1870s, the modern nations of Italy and Germany were established from a historical patchwork of polities, kingdoms, and states.  Ethno-nationalism was a large factor in driving the creation of both of these states.

Example Question #2 : Regional And Global Groups And Organizations 1750 To 1900

Which of the following Soviet Political and Military leaders were murdered as part of Stalin's Great Purge?

Possible Answers:

Mikhail Tukhachevsky

Leon Trotsky

Grigory Zinoviev

Nikolai Bukharin

All of these

Correct answer:

All of these

Explanation:

The Great Purge was a series of mass murders of people considered by Joseph Stalin to be threats to his power. The purges eliminated much of the leadership of the Communist Party, as well as many leading military figures. Nikolai Bukharin, a Politburo opponent of Stalin's prior to Stalin's rise to power, was executed in 1938.  Mikhail Tukhachevsky was the Marshall General of the Soviet Army until his imprisonment and execution in 1937. Gregory Zinoviev was another member of the Politburo who was executed in 1936.

Example Question #3 : Regional And Global Groups And Organizations 1750 To 1900

The primary goals of the Congress of Vienna were __________.

I. To punish France for the Napoleonic Wars

II. To limit the growth of nationalism in Europe

III. To limit the growth of republicanism in Europe

IV. To restore the balance of power to Europe

 

Possible Answers:

II and III

IV only

I only

I, II, III, and IV

II, III, and IV

Correct answer:

II, III, and IV

Explanation:

The Congress of Vienna was held in 1815, shortly after the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The primary goals of the Congress of Vienna were to restore the balance of power in Europe; and to limit the growth of nationalism and republicanism. The French Revolution was viewed as particularly troublesome by the conservative factions in attendance at the Congress of Vienna. The Bourbon monarchy was restored to the throne in France in one of many attempts to prevent the spread of republicanism and nationalism around the autocratic empires of Europe.

Example Question #4 : Regional And Global Groups And Organizations 1750 To 1900

The Congress of Vienna was held following __________.

Possible Answers:

the end of the Thirty Years’ War

World War II

the end of the Crimean War

World War I

the end of the Napoleonic Wars

Correct answer:

the end of the Napoleonic Wars

Explanation:

The Congress of Vienna was held in 1815, shortly after the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The purpose of the Congress of Vienna was to try and establish a post-war order in Europe that would preserve peace and address the issues of liberalism and republicanism raised by the French Revolution.

Example Question #5 : Regional And Global Groups And Organizations 1750 To 1900

Which of these political figures is incorrectly matched with the country he represented at the Congress of Vienna?

Possible Answers:

Viscount Castlereagh; Italy

Prince Metternich; Austria

Alexander I; Russia

Charles Talleyrand; France

Karl von Hardenberg; Prussia

Correct answer:

Viscount Castlereagh; Italy

Explanation:

The following delegates were present at the Congress of Vienna: Prince Metternich, representing Austria; Tsar Alexander I, representing Russia; French foreign minister Charles Talleyrand; Prince Karl von Hardenberg, representing Prussia; and British foreign secretary Viscount Castlereagh.

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