Barron's how to Prepare for the AP World History Examination

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Barron's Educational Series, 2002 - History - 504 pages
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Two full-length model AP examinations with answer keys plus a chronological general review of world history make up the greater part of this brand new Advanced Placement test prep manual. Other helpful features include an overview of the exam, and strategies for success in answering multiple-choice and document-based questions, as well as help in answering the comparative essay question. Historical eras in the subject review fall within the five following general categories: Foundations of World Civilization (4000 B.C.-1000 A.D.); World Cultures Maturing (1000-1450); World Cultures Interacting (1450-1750); World Cultures in the Modern Era (1750-1914); and The Twentieth Century and Contemporary World Cultures (1914-present).
 

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Contents

How to Use This Book
2
The Advanced Placement Examination in World History An Overview
4
MultipleChoice Question Strategies
7
DocumentBased Question Strategies
13
ChangeoverTime Essay Question Strategies
24
Comparative Essay Question Strategies
28
FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD CIVILIZATION CA 4000 BCE1OOO CE
33
Unit Overview
34
SubSaharan Africa
226
QUICK REVIEW
231
The Americas as New World
233
QUICK REVIEW
241
Review Questions
243
WORLD CULTURES IN THE MODERN ERA 17501914
247
Unit Overview
248
The Europeans at Home Revolution Reaction and Reform
255

Geographical Orientation
39
QUICK REVIEW
45
Building Blocks of Civilization
47
QUICK REVIEW
55
Major Societies Kingdoms and Empires to 1000 CE
57
QUICK REVIEW
74
Social Structure and CrossCultural Connections
76
QUICK REVIEW
82
Religious Traditions and Belief Systems
84
QUICK REVIEW
100
Review Questions
102
WORLD CULTURES MATURING 10001450
107
Unit Overview
108
Europe During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
113
QUICK REVIEW
129
Islam in the Middle East and Africa
131
QUICK REVIEW
137
China Japan and East Asia
139
QUICK REVIEW
147
South and Southeast Asia
149
QUICK REVIEW
154
The Mongol Empires
156
QUICK REVIEW
160
SubSaharan Africa
162
QUICK REVIEW
165
The Americas
167
QUICK REVIEW
172
Review Questions
174
WORLD CULTURES INTERACTING 14501750
179
Unit Overview
180
Europe Reformation Absolutism and Enlightenment
186
QUICK REVIEW
197
Age of Discovery Age of Imperialism The Western Campaign of Exploration and Colonization
199
QUICK REVIEW
205
Islamic Empires in the Middle East and Africa
207
QUICK REVIEW
212
China Japan and East Asia
214
QUICK REVIEW
219
South and Southeast Asia
221
QUICK REVIEW
224
QUICK REVIEW
268
Industrialization and Worldwide Economic Trends
270
QUICK REVIEW
278
The Europeans Abroad Imperialism Nationalism and Foreign Policy
280
QUICK REVIEW
288
The Middle East
290
QUICK REVIEW
296
China and Japan
298
QUICK REVIEW
307
India and Southeast Asia
309
QUICK REVIEW
315
SubSaharan Africa
317
QUICK REVIEW
326
Revolution and Consolidation in North and South America
328
QUICK REVIEW
336
Review Questions
338
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY WORLD CULTURES 1914present
343
Unit Overview
344
World War I
352
QUICK REVIEW
361
The Twenty Years Crisis The World During the Interwar Period
363
QUICK REVIEW
374
World War II and the Holocaust
376
QUICK REVIEW
385
The Cold War and the New Bipolar Order
388
QUICK REVIEW
397
Divergent Forms of Development in the Postwar World 19451991
399
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417
Social Developments Cultural Changes and Intellectual Trends
419
QUICK REVIEW
430
The Collapse of Communism and the End of the Cold War
432
QUICK REVIEW
438
Integration or Fragmentation? Globalism in the Late Twentieth and Early TwentyFirst Centuries
440
QUICK REVIEW
447
Review Questions
449
MODEL ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY EXAMINATIONS
453
Model Examination I
457
Model Examination II
481
INDEX
504
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John McCannon is assistant professor of history at Southern New Hampshire University and the author of "Red Arctic: Polar Exploration and the Myth of the North in the Soviet Union, 1932-1939.

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