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AP WORLD HISTORY TEST TIPS

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AP WORLD HISTORY TEST TIPS
Test Taking Tips
Answer all of the multiple choice questions if you can
If you don't know an essay topic, write what you think you know
Remember: you are earning points, not losing them
Frequently Used AP World History Terms
When is the test?
Thursday, May 14, 2015
HP Library
8:00 AM
The Test
70 Multiple Choice Questions
(50%)
3 Essays
(50%)

Frequently Used AP World History Terms
Bureaucracy
: collective organizational structure, procedures, protocols, and set of regulations in place to manage activity, usually in large organizations and government
Consumerism
: the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial
Demographic shift
: the statistical study of changes (in size, structure, and distribution) in human population patterns based on birth, aging, death, and migration

Frequently Used AP World History Terms
Diffusion
: the spread of goods and services from one society to another
Economic Interaction
: trade between two or more nations. Increasing throughout time as globalization has led to economic interdependency
Economic/Political Prominence
: financial or governmental importance
Economic System
: an organized way that a group of people (state/nation) allocates the exchange of goods and services
Essays
Document Based Question
(10 min reading, 40 min writing)
Continuity and Change Over Time
(5 min planning, 35 min writing)
Comparative
(5 min planning, 35 min writing)
Forced Labor Systems:
people employed against their will by the threat of destruction, detention, violence (including death), or other extreme hardship to themselves, or to members of their families; includes all forms of slavery, and related institutions (debt slavery, serfdom, and labor camps)
Global Context/Perspective
: how an event or change in seen from an internal perspective; "big picture" impact
Global Processes
: events or changes that have affected the planet as a whole
Frequently Used AP World History Terms
Hyperurbanization
: rapid growth in the population of a city, usually spurred on by intense industrialization
Imperial Expansion
: the policy of extending a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political hegemony
Nation-State
: an autonomous state generally inhabited by a people sharing similar culture, language, and history
Frequently Used AP World History Terms
Political Change
: a transformation in the structure of government and/or its leadership; extreme cases can result in a revolution
Political Structure
: the way in which government is organized
Trade System
: the organized way in which goods are exchanged; usually between two or more societies, countries, or regions
Helpful Essay Terms
Analyze
: to determine the nature and relationship of the component elements
Assess
: to evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of something
Compare
: to examine and note the similarities or differences of two or more elements
Describe
: to illustrate something in words or tell about it
Discuss
: to make observations about something using facts, reasoning, and argument; to present in some detail
Explain
: to make plain or understandable; to give reasons for or causes of; to show the logical development or relationships of
Evaluate
: to examine and judge the significance, worth, or condition of; to determine the value of
Identify
: to establish the definition of someone or something
Periodization Breakdown
5% Beginnings – 600 BCE
15% 600 BCE – 600 CE
20% 600 CE – 1450
20% 1450 – 1750
20% 1750 – 1900
20% 1900 – Present
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