Ap Global Help Essay

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NAME: _______________________________________ AP WORLD HISTORY SURVIVAL PACKET Tips on how to answer multiple choice questions To do well on the multiple-choice section of the exam, you need to solve each question step by step. Sample Question: When the Europeans arrived in sub-Saharan Africa in the 1400’s and 1500’s, the African slave trade was a) Just beginning b) An institution the Europeans had to establish c) Well-established and about 500 years old d) Still under the control of Muslim traders e) Not economically viable and did not interest the Europeans STEP 1: READ THE QUESTION AND PUT IT IN YOUR OWN WORDS First you must make sure that you understand what the question is asking. Read the sample question again. What is it really asking? If you are having trouble figuring it out, answer the questions When? Who?, What? For example in the above question about salve trade, you can answer in the following way: When? 1400 – 1599 Who? Europeans and sub-Saharan Africa What? Slave trade Then, rephrase the question so that it’s clear to you. What was up with the African slave trade in the 1400-1500 period? STEP 2: ANSWER IN YOUR OWN WORDS Once you’ve rewritten the question, take a moment to call up the relevant history that you know. If it’s a topic you know well, it will be easy to come up with an answer. If you can’t come up with a full answer, think of a few key points that you do know about the topic. Here’s an example of what you might know about the salve trade from 1400 – 1500. It already existed in both Africa and Europe, so it wasn’t new. If you can’t answer the question completely, you can still use what you do know to get rid of wrong answer choices using process of elimination. STEP 3: PROCESS OF ELIMINATIN (POE) Even if you

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