Barron's AP World History with CD-ROM, 5th Edition


Completely revised and updated, this new edition reflects major changes that have occurred on the AP World History exam since Fall 2011.
  • Two full-length model exams with answer keys
  • Detailed advice on answering the comparative essay question
  • Strategies for answering the test's multiple-choice and ...
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Completely revised and updated, this new edition reflects major changes that have occurred on the AP World History exam since Fall 2011.
  • Two full-length model exams with answer keys
  • Detailed advice on answering the comparative essay question
  • Strategies for answering the test's multiple-choice and document-based questions
  • A review of world history, from the foundations of civilization circa. 8000 B.C. to world cultures of the twenty-first century
  • Reflects the 9 Historical Thinking Skills required by the College Board
  • An enclosed CD-ROM presenting two additional practice tests with automatic scoring.

System Requirements:

Microsoft® Windows®

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz,

Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor

(or equivalent).

  • Memory: 128MB of RAM.
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.
  • Platforms:

Windows 7, Windows Vista®,

Windows XP, Windows Server® 2008,

Windows Server 2003.


  • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo

1.33GHz or faster processor.

  • Memory: 256MB of RAM.
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.
  • Platforms: Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5,

Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel) and higher.

Linux® and Solaris™

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz,

AMD Athlon 64 2800+

or faster processor (or equivalent).

  • Memory: 512MB of RAM.
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.
  • Platforms:

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5

or later, openSUSE® 11 or later,

Ubuntu 9.10 or later.

  • Solaris: Solaris™ 10.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438071343
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 677,926
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Barron's Essential 5


  • How to Use This Book

The Advanced Placement Examination in

World History: An Overview

Historical Thinking Skills

Multiple-Choice Question Strategies

Free-Response (Essay) Questions: General Tips

Document-Based Question Strategies

Continuity and Change-Over-Time

Essay Question Strategies

Comparative Essay Question Strategies



Unit Overview

  • 1 Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth
  • 2 The Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies
  • 3 The Development and Interactions of Early Agricultural, Pastoral, and Urban Societies

Unit One: Review Questions



Unit Overview

  • 4 The Development and Codification of Religious and Cultural Traditions
  • 5 The Development of States and Empires
  • 6 Emerging Transregional Networks of Communication and Exchange

Unit Two: Review Questions



Unit Overview

  • 7 Europe During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • 8 Islam in the Middle East and Africa
  • 9 China, Japan, and East Asia
  • 10 South and Southeast Asia
  • 11 The Mongol Empires
  • 12 Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 13 The Americas

Unit Three: Review Questions


Unit Overview

  • 14 Europe: Reformation, Absolutism, and Enlightenment
  • 15 The Western Campaign of Exploration and Colonization
  • 16 Islamic Empires in the Middle East and North Africa
  • 17 China, Japan, and East Asia
  • 18 South and Southeast Asia
  • 19 Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 20 The Americas as "New World"

Unit Four: Review Questions


INTEGRATION (1750-1900)

Unit Overview

  • 21 The Europeans at Home: Revolution, Reaction,

and Reform

  • 22 Industrialization and Worldwide Economic Trends
  • 23 The Europeans Abroad: Imperialism, Nationalism, and Foreign Policy
  • 24 The Middle East
  • 25 China and Japan
  • 26 India and Southeast Asia
  • 27 Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 28 Revolution and Consolidation in North

and South America

Unit Five: Review Questions


(1900 to Present)

Unit Overview

  • 29 World War I
  • 30 The Twenty Years' Crisis: The World During the Interwar Period
  • 31 World War II and the Holocaust
  • 32 The Cold War
  • 33 Divergent Forms of Development in the Postwar World, 1945-1991
  • 34 Social Developments, Cultural Changes, and Intellectual Trends
  • 35 Integration or Fragmentation? Globalism in the Late Twentieth and Early

Twenty-First Centuries

Unit Six: Review Questions


Model Test 1

Model Test 2

Appendix: Map of Selected World Regions


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