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Kaplan SAT Subject Test: World History 2006-2007 (Kaplan SAT Subject Tests: World History)

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Everything you need to score higher on the SAT Subject Test: World History — Guaranteed.

Kaplan's comprehensive guide includes:

  • 2 full-length practice tests
  • Diagnostic test to assess your skills
  • Detailed answer explanations
  • Powerful strategies to help you score higher
  • Focused review of key events, eras, concepts, terms, and people — and the important relationships between them
  • Practice questions in each chapter, covering all tested material, from the dawn of humankind to the 21st century
  • Special strategies for questions with maps and political cartoons
  • Chapter timelines and summaries to help you find what you need quickly
  • The most up-to-date information on the test

Synopsis:

Features:

* 2 full-length practice tests

* Diagnostic test

* Comprehensive review of tested material

* Effective test-taking strategies

About the Author

Kaplan is the world's largest, most successful test preparation company, with 185 centers and 1,200 satellite locations worldwide.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Author

Section One: The Basics

Chapter 1: About the SAT Subject Tests

Frequently Asked Questions

SAT Subject Test Mastery

Chapter 2: Getting Ready for the SAT Subject Test: World History

The Format of the SAT Subject Test: World History

Preparing for the SAT Subject Test: World History 8

Special Question Types

Stress Management

Countdown to the Test

Section Two: Diagnostic Test

How to Take the Diagnostic Test

How to Calculate Your Score

Diagnostic Test

Answer Key

Answers and Explanations

How to Use the Results of Your Diagnostic Test in Your Review

Section Three: World History Review

Chapter 3: Human Origins

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Dawn of Humankind

The Paleolithic Age

The Neolithic Age

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 4: Early Agricultural Civilizations and Societies

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Rise of Civilization

Civilization in the Fertile Crescent

Civilization Along the Nile

Civilization in the Indus River Valley

Early Civilization in China

Agrarian Societies of the Americas

Agricultural Societies of Oceania

Comparison of Early Agricultural Societies

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 5: Interactions Among Early Empires and Societies

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Development of Iron Metallurgy

The Hebrews

Maritime Interactions

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 6: Persia, Greece, and the Hellenistic World

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Rise of City-States in Greece

Diversity in Greece: Athens and Sparta

Interactions with Persia

The Rise and Fall of Athenian Power

The Golden Age of Athens

The Empire of Alexander

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 7: The Roman and Han Empires

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Roman Republic

Rome in Transition

The Pax Romana

Roman Culture

The Rise of Christianity

The Fall of Rome

The Han Empire

The Silk Roads

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 8: Empires of South Asia

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Mauryan Empire

The Decline of Buddhism in India

The Gupta Empire

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 9: The Rise of Islam

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Beginnings of Islam: The Life of Muhammad

Five Pillars of Islam

The Spread of Islam

Women in the Islamic World

Muslim Cultural Achievements

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 10: Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Byzantine Empire

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Eastern Roman Empire

The Byzantine Church

Byzantine and Russian Interactions

Turkish Interactions with Byzantium

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 11: East Asia and Southeast Asia

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

Restoration of Chinese Centralized Rule

Life in Tang and Song China

Foreign Relations Under the Tang and Song

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 12: Feudal Systems in Western Europe and Japan

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Rise of Regional States in Western Europe

Feudalism in Western Europe

The Decentralization of Japanese Government

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 13: The Mongols and Eurasian Interactions

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

Mongol Society

Mongol Conquests

The Mongol Peace

The Fall of the Mongol Empire

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 14: African Societies and Empires

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Bantu Migrations

Empires of West Africa

Eastern and Southern African Settlements

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 15: The Rise of Nation-States in Europe

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Revival of Trade in Europe

The Crusades

Life in the High Middle Ages

The Rise of Centralized Government in England

The Beginnings of Centralized Government in France

Secular v. Papal Authority

The Hundred Years' War

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 16: Peoples of the Americas and Oceania

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Maya

The Toltecs

The Arrival of the Aztecs

The Incas

Societies of Oceania

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 17: Renaissance and Reformation

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The European Renaissance

The Protestant Reformation

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 18: Expansion of the Islamic World

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Rise of the Ottomans

The Safavid Empire

The Mughal Empire

Society Under Islamic Imperial Rule

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 19: An Age of Exploration and Exchange

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

Global Awareness Is Heightened

Chinese Exploration of the Indian Ocean

European Exploration of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans

Trade: A Global Process

European Dominance of the Oceans Begins

China's Response to Foreign Influence: The Ming and Qing Dynasties

Cultural Exchange in the New World: European Conquests

The Columbian Exchange

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 20: Rise of Absolute Monarchs and the Enlightenment

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Growth of Nation-States in Europe

Absolute Monarchs

New Economic Policies

The Scientific Revolution

The Enlightenment

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 21: Revolution and Nationalist Movements

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The English Revolution

Political Thought of the Enlightenment

The American Revolution

The French Revolution

The Empire of Napoleon

The Congress of Vienna

The Haitian Revolution

South American Independence

Independence for Mexico

Nationalist Struggles in Europe

Revolution in China

Revolution in Art and Literature

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 22: Industrialization and the Growth of Democracy

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

Eastern Models of Industrialization

The Agricultural Revolution

Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in England

Expansion of the Industrial Revolution

Domestic Effects of the Industrial Revolution

The Global Impact of the Industrial Revolution

Reform Movements

The Growth of Democracy

Advances in Science and Technology

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 23: Imperialism and Global Transformation

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Race for Empire Begins

Europe Divides Africa

British Control of India

Imperialism in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

Imperialism in the Ottoman Empire

China Responds to Western Influence

Japan Begins Modernization

Imperialism in Latin America

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 24: World War I

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

Tensions Mount in Europe

Entangling Alliances

Rivalries Erupt in the Balkans

War Begins

The Great War

The Nature of the War

Building the Peace

The Impact of the Great War

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 25: Totalitarianism and Nationalism

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Russian Revolutions

Nationalism in China

The Drive for Nationalism in India

Nationalist Moves in Southwest Asia

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 26: Depression and Dictatorship

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The World of the Early Twentieth Century

Political and Economic Challenges

The Great Depression

The Rise of Fascism in Europe

Aggression Leads to War

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 27: World War II

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

The Stage Is Set in Europe

The War in Europe Begins

Hitler Moves Against France and Great Britain

War in the East and in Africa

The Holocaust

U.S. Response to the War

The Japanese Strike Against the United States

Allied Retaliation Against the Japanese

Life During the War

Victory in Europe

Victory in the Pacific

The Aftermath of War

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 28: The Postwar World

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

Managing the Peace

The USSR Acquires Satellite Nations

The Cold War

Communists Take Over China

Conflict in Korea

The Vietnam Conflict

Rivalries in the Third World

Cold War Tensions Ease

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 29: Global Independence Movements

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

Independence for South Asia

Independence Movements in Southeast Asia

The Decolonization of Africa

South Africa

Movements for Self-Rule in Southwest Asia

A New Era for the Soviet Union

Reform in Poland and Hungary

The Fall of Communism in East Germany

Czechoslovakia and Romania

The Collapse of Soviet Communism

The Division of Yugoslavia

China Strengthens Its Communist Regime

Modern Latin America

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 30: Global Interdependence

Timeline

Important People, Places, Events, and Concepts

Toward a Global Community

Revolutions in World Economic Development

The Growth of World Trade

Science and Technology Strive to Improve the Global Outlook

Threats to Global Security

Movements for Human Rights

Migration

A Global Mass Culture

Women in the Global Village

Review Questions

Answers and Explanations

Section Four: Practice Tests

How to Take the Practice Tests

How to Calculate Your Score

Practice Test 1

Answer Key

Answers and Explanations

Practice Test 2

Answer Key

Answers and Explanations

Glossary

Note for International Students

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743280105
Subtitle:
World History 2006-2007
Manufactured:
Kaplan
Manufactured:
Kaplan
Author:
Kaplan
Author:
Martin, Peggy J.
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Subject:
College Entrance
Subject:
SAT & PSAT
Subject:
Tests
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
SAT & PSAT (Scholastic Assesment Test & Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Kaplan SAT Subject Tests: World History
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.8 x 8.4 x 1.1 in 25.865 oz

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