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									                            Study Guide for Chapter 1-3 Test

Welcome to AP World History!

AP World History is a very fast paced course that requires you to do a lot of reading outside
of the classroom in order to be prepared for the College Board exam in May. It is highly
recommended that you read the first three chapters over the summer, which will give you
some extra time to study and become familiar with reading a college level textbook. You
will be having your first test soon after you return to school in August.

 Tips on how to read the Earth and Its Peoples Advanced Placement edition 3 World
                                History textbook       by Bulliet
1) Before you begin reading the chapter… Read the chapter introduction and then read the
2)Use the study guide questions below to assist you in focusing on the important
3)Keep a dictionary nearby and define unknown words. Since this is a college level text
defining new vocabulary will help you prepare not only for the AP World College Board
exam but also help improve your score on the verbal section of the PSAT and SAT.
4)While it is not necessary for you to memorize exact dates it is important to be able to
identify the approximate dates of “marker events.”
5) Very Important!!!!!!! You are responsible for knowing the significance of the key
terms listed at the end of each chapter. I recommend that you make flash cards for each
word or use the online flashcard resource posted on my website. Do not lose the cards.
Your College Board exam covers all periodizations (8000 BCE – Present). You will want to
these cards every night as part of your study plan.
6) You can also go to my class notes link to download an outline of each chapter.
  Active Reading Chapters 1-3 Study Guide Questions: Read for meaning by using
                               these questions as your guide.
1. When did the Agricultural Revolution occur?
2. What was the role of women during the transition to crop cultivation? How did their role
eventually change over time?
3. Where did the transition to agriculture take place?
4. What is the definition of civilization and why do the authors say the word is problematic?
5. What was the significance of the Agricultural Revolution and why did it occur? 6. Who
were the Hittites?
7. Describe the religions of early farming communities
8. What and where were the early river civilizations located?
9. Describe agriculture, language ,writing systems, law codes, and conquests of
10. What was the role of women in Israelite society and how do we know about this
11. Why was the culture in Egypt unique?
12. Describe Nubia’s trade system.
13. Describe the role of women in Egypt.
14. What were some fundamental concepts of Egyptian religion?
15. What form of writing developed in two early Indus Valley civilizations ? Has the writing
been deciphered?
16. What is the significance of Oracle Bones?
17. Describe ancestor worship’s importance during the Shang period.
18. How did the Zhou Dynasty justify their overthrow of the Shang?
19. Be able to describe the religious and political systems of early Chinese dynasties.
20. Compare and Contrast Confucianism and Daoism.
21. What was the impact of the Warring States period?
22. What makes Mesoamerica unique from other earlier civilizations?
22. Describe the Olmec lifestyle.
23. Identify the types of domesticated animals and crops of Mesoamerica.
24. What is the legacy of the Minoans, Mycenaeans, and Phoenicians?
25. Describe early Mediterranean trade systems.
26. Know all of the key terms and be able to important terms with their corresponding
27. Study the maps and be able to locate these civilizations.
I do not collect your study guide. This is a tool for you to use to help you prepare
for my tests. Tests and essay grades award you points for your effort. Don’t just
memorize the glossary definitions of the key terms. You need to know the
significance of each term which means you should be able to write a paragraph
about each term explaining the “who,what, why, where, and when “concepts of
the terms.

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