AP World History : Migration, Settlement, and Demography

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #641 : Ap World History

Which of these statements about the Anasazi is accurate?

Possible Answers:

They lived in elaborate dwellings called pueblos.

They practiced human sacrifice.

They built large, stone pyramids for religious and ceremonial purposes.

They built earthen mounds for religious and ceremonial purposes.

They practiced a monotheistic faith that was unique in pre-Columbian America.

Correct answer:

They lived in elaborate dwellings called pueblos.

Explanation:

The Anasazi are a Native American people who lived in the southwest of the modern-day United States during the pre-Columbian era. They are most notable for the elaborate dwellings, called pueblos, that they built in caves and on the plains.

Example Question #61 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography

Why was the construction of the Grand Canal so significant in Chinese history?

Possible Answers:

It linked the economies of northern and southern China

It linked the Chinese agricultural center with the industrial centers of the west China

It connected the Chinese economy with the economy of other regional powers, like Vietnam and Japan

It connected the Chinese interior with lucrative trading towns on the Chinese borders

It allowed troops to be moved more quickly around the Chinese interior, preventing the outbreak of civil war

Correct answer:

It linked the economies of northern and southern China

Explanation:

The construction of the Grand Canal, by the Sui Dynasty in the seventh century, directly and expediently linked the economies of northern and southern China for the first time in Chinese history. It facilitated the movement of goods and people, aided military movement in times of civil conflict, and allowed ideas to spread more rapidly around Chinese society.

Example Question #1 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

Urbanization was most pronounced in which of these regions during the Early Middle Ages?

I. China

II. The Middle East

III. East Africa

IV. The Americas

V. Western Europe

 

Possible Answers:

I and II

I, II, and III

I, IV, and V

II and V

I and V

Correct answer:

I, II, and III

Explanation:

During the Early Middle Ages, urbanization was most pronounced in China (and southeast Asia), the Middle East (and the Indian subcontinent), and the Swahili city-states of East Africa. Europe and the Americas were much less urbanized. China was the probably the most urbanized society in the world at this time and many of the most populous cities were located in East Asia.

Example Question #2 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

The Zapotecs and the Toltecs both emerged in modern-day __________.

Possible Answers:

Brazil

Peru

Mexico

Canada

Colombia

Correct answer:

Mexico

Explanation:

The Zapotecs (500 BCE - 700 CE) and the Toltecs (800 - 1100 CE) are two civilizations that emerged in modern-day Mexico. The Zapotecs were briefly contemporaries of the Olmecs, and for a longer time, the Maya.

Example Question #61 : Demographic And Environmental History

Which of these statements about population growth in the Medieval era is most accurate?

Possible Answers:

Global population remained stagnant throughout most of the Medieval era.

Global population declined slightly as a result of climate change during the Medieval era.

Global population declined slightly as a result of widespread warfare during the Medieval era.

Global population grew substantially during the Medieval era.

Global population declined dramatically as a result of a series of devastating epidemics during the Medieval era.

Correct answer:

Global population grew substantially during the Medieval era.

Explanation:

During the Medieval era, the global population grew substantially. This occurred in spite of the massive destruction caused by the spread of the Black Death and the genocidal conquests of the Mongol Empire. As a general rule, the global population has almost always been growing since the introduction of agriculture during the Neolithic Revolution. 

Example Question #61 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography

This present-day African country is home to a significant number of Coptic Christians.

Possible Answers:

Egypt

Ghana

Algeria

Cameroon

Morocco

Correct answer:

Egypt

Explanation:

Coptic Christians, usually called Copts, have lived in significant numbers in Egypt for over a thousand years. Egypt was a Christian state until the Islamic conquest, and the Copts are the surviving remnants of this fact. In modern Egypt, they represent a significant minority population, not to mention the largest Christian denomination in the country. They are also found in large numbers in Sudan and, in smaller numbers, in Libya.

Example Question #11 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

The Chimu culture flourished in modern-day __________.

Possible Answers:

Australia

Canada

Peru

New Zealand

Mexico

Correct answer:

Peru

Explanation:

The Chimu culture flourished on the Pacific coast of modern-day Peru from about 800 CE until the mid-fifteenth century.

Example Question #11 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

After the decline of the Mississippian civilization, __________.

Possible Answers:

the Native American population was coerced into a system of forced labor by the French

the Native American population was forcibly moved west by the nascent American government

the Native American population was coerced into a system of forced labor by the Spanish

most of the Native American population reorganized into hunter-gatherer groups

the Native American population was massacred by the nascent American government

Correct answer:

most of the Native American population reorganized into hunter-gatherer groups

Explanation:

The decline of the Mississippian civilization took place in the thirteenth century, long before the arrival of Europeans in the Americas. After their decline, the Native American people who were living in this region, reorganized into hunter-gatherer groups, which would persevere until long after the arrival of Europeans.

Example Question #61 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography

The Inca city of Tiwanaku was built __________.

Possible Answers:

on the shores of Lake Titicaca in modern-day Bolivia

in the Andean mountains of modern-day Peru

on the shores of Lake Atitlan in modern-day Guatemala

in the Andean mountains of modern-day Chile

in the Andean foothills of modern-day Peru

Correct answer:

on the shores of Lake Titicaca in modern-day Bolivia

Explanation:

The Inca city of Tiwanaku was built on the shores of Lake Titicaca in modern-day Bolivia. Lake Titicaca is an important archaeological site, for it is here that many of the earliest South American civilizations arose.

Example Question #12 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

Approximately what percentage of Europe’s population died as a result of the Bubonic plague in the fourteenth century?

Possible Answers:

thirty-three percent

twenty-five percent

five percent

seventy-five percent

fifteen percent

Correct answer:

thirty-three percent

Explanation:

The Bubonic plague of the fourteenth century, also called the Black Death, led to the deaths of approximately thirty-three percent of the population of Europe. As you might expect this led to a myriad of social, political, religious, and economic issues. One of the more surprising consequences of the plague was the rising power of workers in European society. The plague led to a shortage of labor in Europe, particularly in Western Europe, which allowed those who survived to demand higher wages and improved working conditions.

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