Unit-4: Transoceanic Interconnections (12 to 15%)-4: Internal and External Challenges to State Power [AP (Advanced Placement) World History]: Questions 1 - 3 of 4

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Passage

“At least one of the societies would have to somehow enormously increase its productivity in order to achieve global hegemony. That quantum jump would have (o be made before the various scientific, technological, agricultural, and industrial revolutions on which our post-quantum-leap world tests. It could only be accomplished by exploiting the ecosystems, mineral resorts, and human assets of whole continents outside the lands of the society making the jump. Western Europe did just that by means of its brutality and guns and, more important, by geographical and ecological luck.”

Question 1 (1 of 2 Based on Passage)

4: Internal and External Challenges to State Power

Question

MCQ▾

Which among the given would best support the author՚s statement regarding the ″ quantum

Jump ″ that would assist Western Europe to attain global hegemony between 1450 and 1750

C. E. ?

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

The colonization of the interior of Africa.

b.

The isolationism of Tokugawa Japan.

c.

Catholic Christianity reformation.

d.

The conquest of the Aztec Empire.

e.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Question 2 (2 of 2 Based on Passage)

4: Internal and External Challenges to State Power

Question

MCQ▾

Crosby՚s statement in the paragraph is largely the reaction to which of the subsequent Developments of the period from 1450C. E – 1750 C. E. ?

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

The commencement of the Industrial Revolution

b.

The colonization of South and North America by the Western Europeans

c.

The emergence of direct trade links between India and Western Europe.

d.

The boosting growth of seafaring technologies

e.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Passage

“At least one of the societies would have to somehow enormously increase its productivity in order to achieve global hegemony. That quantum jump would have to be made before the various scientific, technological, agricultural, and industrial revolutions on which our post-quantum-leap world tests. It could only be accomplished by exploiting the ecosystems, mineral resorts, and human assets of whole continents outside the lands of the society making the jump. Western Europe did just that by means of its brutality and guns and, more important, by geographical and ecological luck.”

Question 3 (1 of 2 Based on Passage)

4: Internal and External Challenges to State Power

Question

MCQ▾

The “quantum jump” quoted in the paragraph most directly donated to which of the following advancements in the period 1450 C. E. – 1750 C. E. ?

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

A deterioration in trade routes through the destruction of the traditional state structure

b.

A boost in the population of the world through more abundant supplies of food

c.

The spread of Indian and Chinese belief systems across the world

d.

An improvement in the social turmoil

e.

All of the above

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