AP World History : War and Civil Conflict 1750 to 1900

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Question #1 : War And Civil Conflict 1750 To 1900

Which of the following quotes is considered the slogan of the American Revolution?

Possible Answers:

Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes

No taxation without representation

I regret that I only have one life for my country

Give me liberty or give me death

Correct answer:

No taxation without representation

Explanation:

While not an official slogan the slogan most commonly associated with the purpose behind the American Revolution is no taxation without representation. This highlights the Colonists desire to not be taxed without an elected official representing their interests in Parliament.

Example Question #2 : War And Civil Conflict 1750 To 1900

Which of the following events is a colonial reaction to the British Navigation Acts?

Possible Answers:

Great Fear

Boston Tea Party

Seven Years’ War

Battle of Waterloo

Correct answer:

Boston Tea Party

Explanation:

In retaliation to the British changing laws to make the American Colonists buy a higher percentage of their goods from Britain by restricting foreign ships from colonial ports, the Sons of Liberty staged the Boston Tea Party. The Seven Years’ War was a European conflict that took place from 1754-1763; the major combatants were France and Britain. The Battle of Waterloo was a major battle that occurred in 1815.

Example Question #3 : War And Civil Conflict 1750 To 1900

The time period in French history after the storming of the Bastille is referred to as the __________.

Possible Answers:

Sans Culottes

Women’s March

Reign of Terror

Great Fear

Correct answer:

Reign of Terror

Explanation:

After the Bastille was stormed the lack of a true government led to what was called the Reign of Terror, where political conflict between competing groups caused massive bloodshed. "Sans Culottes" was a slang term for lower-class individuals who joined the radical cause as active, militant members. The "Women’s March" otherwise known as the October March occurred several months after the storming of the Bastille (in October 1789). The "Great Fear" refers to a general panic and rural unrest that occurred in the early days of the French Revolution.

Example Question #4 : War And Civil Conflict 1750 To 1900

Which of the following was not a result of the French Revolution?

Possible Answers:

The spread of martial law across Europe

The development of Nationalism

The end of absolutist governments in Europe

The spread of Enlightenment ideals

Correct answer:

The end of absolutist governments in Europe

Explanation:

The French Revolution did, temporarily, remove the Kings of France from power, but absolutism remained the predominant government in Europe. In reaction to the French Revolution these absolutist governments often declared martial law to keep revolutionaries in line. The new French Government also heavily pushed enlightenment ideal upon the nation and encouraged extreme nationalism.

Example Question #5 : War And Civil Conflict 1750 To 1900

The arrest of Louis XVI was a result of the __________.

Possible Answers:

Reign of Terror

Sans-Culottes

Women’s March

Great Fear

Correct answer:

Women’s March

Explanation:

In 1789 the women of Paris began a march to Versailles to complain about the poverty and lack of food that ravaged the city. It became a mob by the time they reached Versailles and they arrested Louis XVI. 

Example Question #6 : War And Civil Conflict 1750 To 1900

The Treaty of Paris (1783) officially ended the __________.

Possible Answers:

French Revolution

English Civil War

Franco-Austrian War

American Revolution

Correct answer:

American Revolution

Explanation:

The American Revolution (1775-1783) officially ended with the agreement of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. 

Example Question #1 : War And Civil Conflict 1750 To 1900

What Revolutionary leader led the Mexican Revolution?

Possible Answers:

José María Morelos

José de San Martín

José Gervasio Artigas

Simón Bolívar

Correct answer:

José María Morelos

Explanation:

José María Morelos was a Mexican revolutionary that launched the Mexican Revolution in 1810. He did not survive the Revolution as he was captured and put to death by the Spanish. However, by the time of his capture in 1818 Mexico had become to involved in the revolution for the Spanish to recover. Mexico gained independence in 1821.

Example Question #8 : War And Civil Conflict 1750 To 1900

What Revolutionary leader led Venezuela to independence?

Possible Answers:

José María Morelo

José de San Martín

José Gervasio Artigas 

Simón Bolívar 

Correct answer:

Simón Bolívar 

Explanation:

Simon Bolivar was born in Venezuela and wanted its independence. The war began in 1812 and would last for nine bloody years until Bolivar and his forces won out in 1821, giving the nation its independence 

Example Question #5 : War And Civil Conflict 1750 To 1900

What Revolutionary leader led Colombia to independence?

Possible Answers:

José Gervasio Artigas 

Simón Bolívar

José de San Martín

José María Morelos 

Correct answer:

Simón Bolívar

Explanation:

In addition to gaining independence for his native Venezuela, Bolivar went on to campaign for, and obtain independence for Colombia as well. Bolivar would lead invasions of Colombia in 1819 and 1820 in order to break the Spanish stronghold over the nation and gain its independence.

Example Question #6 : War And Civil Conflict 1750 To 1900

Where was Napoleon exiled to after his initial defeat by the Sixth Coalition?

Possible Answers:

Elba

Corsica

Malta

St. Helena

Correct answer:

Elba

Explanation:

When Napoleon was defeated at the end of the War of the Sixth Coalition he was taken prisoner by the allied powers. It was determined that he should be sent into exile where he could no longer rule over France. They decided, however, that he should not be punished too severely, and as such he was placed in a state of house arrest on the Island of Elba, just off the coast of Tuscany. While there, in order to keep him busy they made him the de-facto governor of the island.

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