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ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING A 5 ON THE AP WORLD HISTORY EXAM? Get fully prepared with the AP World History test prep AP teachers recommend. The Most Complete AP World History Subject Review:

Everything you need to know for the Advanced Placement World History exam, selected and presented by seasoned instructors with extensive college-level teaching experience. The Best AP World History Practice Exams Available:

2 full-length AP World History practice tests based on official AP exam questions released by the College Board - balanced to include every AP topic and type of AP question you can expect on the actual AP World History exam. Total Explanations of AP World History Exam Questions & Answers:

Each AP World History practice test comes with detailed feedback on every question. We dont just say which answers are right - but why the others are wrong, so youll be prepared for the AP World History exam! Proven Test Prep Methods:

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Are You Serious About Scoring a 5 on Your Advanced Placement Exam? Then You Need REAs AP World History Test Prep with TestWare CD

Written by an award-winning history professor, this second edition of our popular AP test prep is completely up-to-date and aligned with the official AP exam. The book contains in-depth reviews of all the topics covered on the AP World History exam, including: The Ancient Near East, The Middle Ages, Early Modern Europe, Asia, World War I & II, The Cold War, and more. Review questions and a list of key terms all AP World History students must know are included in each chapter - so you can study smarter and score a 5!

The test prep features two full-length practice exams with detailed explanations of all answers, a custom study schedule, and test-taking strategies. The practice tests are composed of every type of question that can be expected on the actual AP World History exam, so you can “practice for real” and target your strengths and weaknesses before the test.

The books practice tests are included on CD in a timed format with automatic, instant scoring. Our interactive TestWare CD offers detailed on-screen answers, diagnostic feedback, plus an extended time function for students with disabilities.

After building your World History knowledge, follow up with REAs proven test-taking strategies, test tips, and a study schedule that gets you ready for exam day! If youre serious about getting a 5 on your exam, then you need REAs AP World History test prep!

REA has helped more than a million students succeed on their AP exams! Teachers across the country consider our AP titles to be invaluable resources and consistently recommend our books to their students.

About the Author

Deborah Vess is a Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies at Georgia College & State University. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Texas, and is an expert on medieval Church history. Dr. Vess has published articles in The American Benedictine Review, Word and Spirit, Mystics Quarterly, The Modern Schoolman, and The Encyclopedia of Monasticism. She is an advocate of educational technology, and has published several articles on the topic in The History Teacher, Teaching History, Inventio, and other publications.
 
In addition to numerous local awards for teaching, Dr. Vess was named a Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents in 1996. In 2001, she received the University Systems Board of Regents Research in Undergraduate Education Award. Dr. Vess has twice received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development, and was named a Carnegie Scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1999.
 

 

 

Table of Contents

CONTENTS 

About Our Author  

Independent Study Schedule 

 

EXCELLING ON THE AP WORLD HISTORY EXAM

About this Book

About the Exam

AP World History Exam Format and Content

How to Use This Book 

About Our Review Section  

Scoring REAs Practice Exams

Scoring the Official Exams

Studying for Your Exam

Test-Taking Tips

The Day of the Exam

Contacting the AP Program

 

UNIT I: THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND FAR EAST

 

Chapter 1  The Prehistoric Era  

The Paleolithic Era  

The Neolithic Era  

Ancient Mesopotamia  

The Persians  

 

Chapter 2  Egypt: The Gift of the Nile 

Geography of Ancient Egypt  

Cultural Connections 

Periods of Egyptian History  

 

Chapter 3  The Hebrews 

Introduction  

Narrative History: Hebrew Origins  

The Cultural Contributions of the Hebrews  

 

Chapter 4  Indian Civilization Through the Mauryan Empire  

Indus River Valley Civilization  

The Vedic Period  

Buddhism  

 

Chapter 5  China Through the Han Dynasty  

Geography, Agriculture, the Family, and the Peasant  

The Prehistoric Era  

Confucius  

Lao Zi (Lao Tzu or Lao Tze) and Daoism  

The Qin (Chin) Empire  

The Han Empire  

The Period of Six Dynasties  

 

UNIT II: THE CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS OF GREECE AND ROME

 

Chapter 6  Bronze Age Greece and the Origins of Archaic Culture 

The Minoans 

The Mycenaeans 

The Dorians 

The Age of Colonization 

 

Chapter 7 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Era 

The Aftermath of the Peloponnesian War 

The Hellenistic Empire 

Change over Time 

 

Chapter 8  The Civilization of Rome Through the Julio-Claudians 

Roman History Through the Julio-Claudians 

Rome Becomes Master of the Mediterranean 

The Age of the Reformers 

 

Chapter 9   Rome from the Julio-Claudians Through Its Collapse in the West 

Religion in the Roman Empire 

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in the West 

 

UNIT III: THE WORLD FROM 500–1500 CE 

 

Chapter 10  The Rise of Islam: From Muhammad Through the Abbasid Caliphate  

Muhammad and the Quran 

The Life and Career of Muhammad 

The Expansion Halts 

Islamic Expansion and World Trade Patterns 

 

Chapter 11 African Civilization from Its Origins Through the Eve of the Age of Exploration  

Overview 

The Development of Civilization in Africa  

Contacts Between Africa and West Asia: Agriculture and Iron Making

The Spread of Iron Making: The Bantu Migrations

Ancient Africa from the Egyptians to the Arrival of Islam

Other West African Kingdoms 

Kingdoms of Central and South Africa 

 

Chapter 12   The Americas Before Columbus  

Migration to the Americas 

The Native American Cultures of Mesoamerica 

Gender Issues 

Native American Cultures of South America: The Inca  

Native American Cultures of North America 

 

Chapter 13  Trends in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia  From 500CE to 1400CE  

Overview  

Trends in South Asia 

Trends in Central and East Asia 

East Asia 

 

Chapter 14   The Western Middle Ages  

Dating the Middle Ages 

The Historiography of the Medieval Period 

The Byzantine Empire During the Early Middle Ages 

Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages 

The Development of the Medieval Western

European Kingdoms 

The Central Middle Ages 

The Emergence of the Medieval Monarchies 

 

Chapter 15  The Late Middle Ages  

The Calamitous Fourteenth Century:  The Black Death 

The Decline of the Church in the Late Middle Ages 

The Hundred Years War

 

Chapter 16  The Renaissance  

Overview 

Humanism 

The Italian City-States and Civic Humanism 

The Northern Renaissance 

Political Developments During the Renaissance 

Summary 

 

Chapter 17  The Age of Exploration  

Overview 

The Voyages of Exploration 

Other Voyages to the Americas 

Dividing the Conquests 

The Spanish in the “New World”

The Creation of a Global Economy 

 

Chapter 18  The Reformation  

Overview 

The English Reformation 

The Counter Reformation 

 

UNIT IV: ASIA AND ITS INTERACTIONS WITH EUROPE FROM 1500 TO WORLD WAR I 

 

Chapter 19   Japan from the Warring States Through the Meiji Restoration  

The Warring States

Tokugawa Japan 1600–1867  

 

Chapter 20   China from the Ming to the Qing Dynasty   

The Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)  

The Qing (Ching) Dynasty (1644–1911)  

 

Chapter 21     The Islamic World from the Ottomans Through the Early Twentieth Century  

The Ottoman Empire 

The Safavid Shiites in Iran 

 

UNIT V: EARLY MODERN EUROPE  

 

Chapter 22  The Age of Absolutism  

Absolutism 

Absolutism in France: Louis XIV 

Absolutism in Russia: Peter the Great (1682–1725) and the Westernization of Russia 

Absolutism in Prussia 

Constitutionalism in England: The Glorious Revolution 

The Restoration 

Cultural Changes in the Age of Absolutism: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment 

Philosophy During the Scientific Revolution 

The Eighteenth-Century Enlightenment 

The Enlightened Despots 

 

Chapter 23   The British Colonies in the Americas and the American Revolution   

The European Colonies in the Americas 

British Colonial Rule 

 

Chapter 24  The French Revolution  

The Revolt Noblesse 

The Reign of Terror 

 

Chapter 25  The American and French Revolutions Spark Other Movements for Independence   

The Haitian Revolution  

Economy and Trade 

 

UNIT VI: EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES  

 

Chapter 26   The Industrial Revolutions of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries  

First Industrial Revolution  

Impact of the Industrial Revolution 

The Second Industrial Revolution 

 

Chapter 27  The Unification of Italy and Germany  

Italy  

Germany 

 

Chapter 28   The United States in the Nineteenth Century   

The “Frontier Thesis”  

The Civil War 

 

Chapter 29  Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century  

Overview 

European Imperialism in Africa  

European Imperialism in Asia 

European Imperialism in the Pacific 

The Impact of European Imperialism: Comparative Patterns in Africa and Asia 

The United States Emerges as an Imperial Power 

The Rise of Japan as an Imperial Power 

Imperialism and the Labor Force: Changing  Migration Patterns  

 

UNIT VII: A “SHORT CENTURY” THE WORLD FROM WWI  THROUGH THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION IN 1991  

 

Chapter 30 World War I (1914–1918) and Its Aftermath  

Overview 

 

Chapter 31  The Legacy of World War I: Rebellion and Revolution in Russia, Africa, the Middle East, South and East Asia  

Consequences of World War I 

The Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917 

Marxism Spreads to China 

Japan in the Post-War Era 

South Asia After World War I 

The Middle East After World War I 

The Creation of Israel and the Problem  of Palestine 

Africa After World War I 

“The Decline of the West” 

 

Chapter 32   Europe in the 1920s and 1930s: The Rise of Nazism and Fascism   

The Rise of Hitler 

The Rise of Mussolini 

The Path to World War II 

 

Chapter 33  World War II   

Hitler Invades Poland 

War in Europe 

The War in the Pacific and the US Declaration of War 

Aftermath 

 

Chapter 34 The Cold War  

Overview 

The Cold War 

Challenges to the Superpowers in Europe 

Rebellions in Eastern Europe 

The Superpowers in the Middle East and Asia

During the Cold War 

Gorbachev and the Soviet Union from 1982–1991 

 

Chapter 35  Asia After World War II  

The Impact of Colonialism: The Middle East, Africa, and Asia in Crisis Following World War II  

China  

Japan  

The Little Tigers  

South Asia After World War II: India  

 

Chapter 36  The Middle East After World War II   

Overview  

Egypt 

Lebanon 

Iran 

Iraq 

 

Chapter 37  Latin America in the Post-World War II Era  

Overview

Brazil 

Mexico 

Argentina 

Chile 

Guatemala 

Nicaragua 

Panama 

The Iran-Contra Scandal 

Gender Issues 

Population Patterns 

Migration Patterns 

Liberation Theology 

Latin America at the End of the 1980s 

 

Chapter 38  Emerging Global Trends  

Globalism

Poverty 

Migration 

Ethnic Conflicts 

Impact of Globalism 

 

Practice Test 1  

Answer Key

Detailed Explanations of Answers 

 

Practice Test 2  

Answer Key 

Detailed Explanations of Answers 

 

Index 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738607917
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Subject:
Advanced Placement
Editor:
Knight, Theodore
Author:
Knight, Theodore (Ted)
Author:
Jones, Preston
Author:
Vess, Deborah
Author:
Marlowe, Lynn
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Study Guides
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Reference-Student Guides
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Advanced Placement (AP) Test Preparation
Publication Date:
20091021
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.70x6.50x1.70 in. 2.25 lbs.
Age Level:
13-19

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"Synopsis" by , Are You Serious About Scoring a 5 on Your Advanced Placement Exam? Then You Need REAs AP World History Test Prep with TestWare CD

Written by an award-winning history professor, this second edition of our popular AP test prep is completely up-to-date and aligned with the official AP exam. The book contains in-depth reviews of all the topics covered on the AP World History exam, including: The Ancient Near East, The Middle Ages, Early Modern Europe, Asia, World War I & II, The Cold War, and more. Review questions and a list of key terms all AP World History students must know are included in each chapter - so you can study smarter and score a 5!

The test prep features two full-length practice exams with detailed explanations of all answers, a custom study schedule, and test-taking strategies. The practice tests are composed of every type of question that can be expected on the actual AP World History exam, so you can “practice for real” and target your strengths and weaknesses before the test.

The books practice tests are included on CD in a timed format with automatic, instant scoring. Our interactive TestWare CD offers detailed on-screen answers, diagnostic feedback, plus an extended time function for students with disabilities.

After building your World History knowledge, follow up with REAs proven test-taking strategies, test tips, and a study schedule that gets you ready for exam day! If youre serious about getting a 5 on your exam, then you need REAs AP World History test prep!

REA has helped more than a million students succeed on their AP exams! Teachers across the country consider our AP titles to be invaluable resources and consistently recommend our books to their students.

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