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The University of the State of New York


Friday, January 29, 2010 — 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., only
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___ Print your name and thename of your school on the lines above. Then turn to the last page of this booklet, which is the answer sheet for Part I. Fold the last page along the perforations and, slowly and carefully, tear off the answer sheet. Then fill in the heading of your answer sheet. Now print your name and the name of your school in the heading of each page of your essay booklet. This examination has three parts. Youare to answer all questions in all parts. Use black or dark-blue ink to write your answers. Part I contains 50 multiple-choice questions. Record your answers to these questions on the separate answer sheet. Part II contains one thematic essay question. Write your answer to this question in the essay booklet, beginning on page 1. Part III is based on several documents: Part III A contains thedocuments. Each document is followed by one or more questions. In the test booklet, write your answer to each question on the lines following that question. Be sure to enter your name and the name of your school on the first page of this section. Part III B contains one essay question based on the documents. Write your answer to this question in the essay booklet, beginning on page 7. When you havecompleted the examination, you must sign the statement printed on the Part I answer sheet, indicating that you had no unlawful knowledge of the questions or answers prior to the examination and that you have neither given nor received assistance in answering any of the questions during the examination. Your answer sheet cannot be accepted if you fail to sign this declaration. The use of anycommunications device is strictly prohibited when taking this examination. If you use any communications device, no matter how briefly, your examination will be invalidated and no score will be calculated for you. DO NOT OPEN THIS EXAMINATION BOOKLET UNTIL THE SIGNAL IS GIVEN.


Part I Answer all questions in this part. Directions (1–50): For each statementor question, write on the separate answer sheet the number of the word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or answers the question. 1 Which example best represents a primary source? (1) a 20th-century novel about events leading up to the French Revolution (2) film footage taken during the liberation of Nazi concentration camps (3) an interview with an expert on thefall of the Roman Empire (4) a lecture on the impact of the African slave trade on South America 2 A geographic similarity between Italy and India is that both of these countries are located (1) on peninsulas (2) on archipelagos (3) between two oceans (4) south of the equator 3 Which statement best describes an aspect of a command economy? (1) Profit motivates individuals to set up privatebusinesses. (2) Tradition, religion, and customs heavily influence economic decisions. (3) Supply and demand regulate the economy. (4) Government directs and controls the means of production. 4 The Indus and Huang He (Yellow) rivers are both closely associated with (1) border disputes (2) sacred biblical sites (3) cradles of early civilization (4) oil discoveries 5 A similarity between Shinto in Japan andanimism in African societies is that both (1) use the Torah to establish law codes (2) stress the importance of the Eightfold Path (3) believe that spirits exist in nature (4) base social rank on a caste system 6 The Code of Hammurabi and Chinese legalism both rely on the idea that (1) governments must provide their people with rights (2) harsh laws are needed to control society (3) all subjects...
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