SAT II World History : Other Southwest Asian History from 1900 C.E. to Present

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #711 : Sat Subject Test In World History

The Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a member of

Possible Answers:

the Israeli far right.

his own bodyguards.

the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

the Palestine Liberation Organization.

the transnational Islamist group Al Qaeda.

Correct answer:

the Israeli far right.

Explanation:

Yitzhak Rabin was assasinated in Tel Aviv, Israel, on November 4, 1995, after a rally to celebrate the signing of the Oslo Accords, which were the first agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization. The attempt by the Rabin government to establish a peace with the PLO and help establish a Palestinian state was immensely unpopular among the far-right elements of Israeli society. Rabin's assassin Yigal Amir was associated with various groups and has to this day expressed no regret for the assasination.

Example Question #2 : Other Southwest Asian History From 1900 C.E. To Present

The Balfour Declaration of 1917 intended to __________.

Possible Answers:

emancipate women in British society

provide greater voting rights to the British working class

create a Jewish homeland in Palestine

remove all Jewish communities from Central Europe

provide a lasting peace in Europe after World War One

Correct answer:

create a Jewish homeland in Palestine

Explanation:

The Balfour Declaration of 1917 was a letter written by a member of the British government to a wealthy leader of the British-Jewish community. It promised to create, or help create, a Jewish homeland in Palestinian territory. It was the first official step on the path to the creation of Israel. 

Example Question #712 : Sat Subject Test In World History

Who was the first Prime Minister of India after India gained its independence from Britain?

Possible Answers:

Indira Gandhi

V. P. Singh

Jawaharlal Nehru

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Mahatma Gandhi

Correct answer:

Jawaharlal Nehru

Explanation:

India gained its independence from Britain in 1947. The first Prime Minister was Jawaharlal Nehru, who ruled for fifteen years. Nehru led India in the direction of a planned economy and leaned more towards communism than capitalism, although his commitment was never absolute.

Example Question #4 : Other Southwest Asian History From 1900 C.E. To Present

The Lahore Conference of 1940 __________.

Possible Answers:

was established to combat rising poverty in the Indian subcontinent

contended that the time was not right for an independence movement and argued that Indians should remain loyal to the British Empire

argued against the partition of India into a Hindu-dominated country and a Muslim-dominated country

advocated for the creation of a separate Muslim state for Muslims in India

Culminated in a massive religious riot in the streets of Lahore and Calcutta that killed tens of thousands

Correct answer:

advocated for the creation of a separate Muslim state for Muslims in India

Explanation:

The Lahore Conference of 1940 advocated for the creation of a separate Muslim state within the Indian subcontinent, what would later come to be Pakistan and Bangladesh. The partition of India into India and Pakistan resulted in the deaths of countless Indian people and the forced migration of millions.

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