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Cracking the AP World History Exam - 2013 Edition - The Princeton Review

Cracking the AP World History Exam - 2013 Edition

If you need to know it, it's in this book. Cracking the AP World History, 2013 Edition includes:

• 2 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations
• Comprehensive review of all topics from prehistoric times to the present
• Timelines, summaries, and key term lists in every chapter
• Step-by-step guide to mastering the DBQ and free-response essays, and advice on how to use Process of Elimination to maximize your multiple-choice section score
• Updated strategies which reflect the AP test scoring change

Introduction

PART I: HOW TO CRACK THE SYSTEM

1. Welcome to the World of AP World History

2. Cracking the Multiple-Choice Section

3. Cracking the Essay Questions

4. Cracking the Document-Based Question (DBQ)

5. Cracking the Free-Response Questions

PART II: THE AP WORLD HISTORY REVIEW

6. Ancient Stuff: Around 8000 B.C.E. to Around 600 C.E.

History Review through 600 C.E.

Nomads: Follow the Food

Settling Down: The Neolithic Revolution

The Big, Early Civilizations: The Rivers Deliver

Early Mesoamerica and Andean South America: For Every Rule There’s an Exception

The Classical Civilizations: Mesoamerica

The Classical Civilizations: India and China

The Classical Civilizations: Mediterranean

Late Classical Period: Empires Collapse, and People on the Move

Major Belief Systems through 600 C.E.

Polytheism

Confucianism

Daoism

Legalism

Hinduism

Buddhism

Judaism

Christianity

Technology and Innovations through 600 C.E.

Changes and Continuities in the Role of Women

Timeline of Major Developments 8000 B.C.E. to 600 C.E. - Pulling It All Together

7. Really Old Stuff: Around 600 C.E. to Around 1450

Review of History Within Civilizations 600 C.E.–1450

The Rise of Islam

Developments in Europe and the Byzantine Empire

Developments in Asia

The Rise and Fall of the Mongols

Developments in Africa

Developments in the Americas

Review of Interactions Among Cultures 600 C.E.–1450

Trade Networks and Cultural Diffusion

Expansion of Religion and Empire: Culture Clash

Other Reasons People Were on the Move

Technology and Innovations 600 C.E.–1450

Changes and Continuities in the Role of Women

Timeline of Major Developments 600 C.E.–1450 - Pulling It All Together

8. Old Stuff: Approximately 1450 to Around 1750

Major European Developments 1450–1750

Revolutions in European Thought and Expression

European Exploration and Expansion: Empires of the Wind

Developments in Specific Countries and Empires 1450–1750

The European Rivals

Russia Out of Isolation

Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal

Africa

Isolated Asia

Technology and Innovations 1450–1750

Changes and Continuities in the Role of Women

Timeline of Major Developments 1450–1750 - Pulling It All Together

9. Not So Old Stuff: Sometime Around 1750 to About 1914

Industry and Imperialism

The Industrial Revolution

European Imperialism in India

European Imperialism in China

Japanese Imperialism

European Imperialism in Africa

Political Developments in the Americas and Europe

Two Revolutions: American and French

Lots of Independence Movements: Latin America

Two Unifications: Italy and Germany

Other Political Developments

Technology and Intellectual Developments 1750 to About 1914

Changes and Continuities in the Role of Women

Timeline of Major Developments 1750–1914 - Pulling It All Together

10. Recent Stuff: Around 1914 to the Present

The Twentieth Century in Chunks

The World War I Era

The World War II Era

Communism and the Cold War

Independence Movements and Developments in Asia and Africa

Globalization and the World Since 1980

Changes and Continuities in the Role of Women

Timeline of Major Developments Since 1914 - Pulling It All Together

PART III: THE PRINCETON REVIEW AP WORLD HISTORY PRACTICE TESTS AND EXPLANATIONS

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 1: Answers and Explanations

Practice Test 2

Practice Test 2: Answers and Explanations

Timeline of Major Developments Since 1914 - Timeline of Major Developments 1750–1914 - Timeline of Major Developments 1450–1750 - Timeline of Major Developments 600 C.E.–1450 - Timeline of Major Developments 8000 B.C.E. to 600 C.E.