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World Class


Perspectives on History

Kean University

Union, New Jersey



  • Prepare for praxis 10087 and 10081

  • Review Knowledge base for Student Teaching

  • Enrich professional knowledge for current teachers

Dr. Thomas F. Banit

Professor Emeritus

History Department

Kean University

134 Credit Program

45 credits in History

-focus on American and Western Civilization courses

-Supported by African, Asian, Latin American And Middle Eastern Courses

Complemented by:

-18 credits in Social Sciences

-Kean University Historical Society

-Phi Alpha Theta

-Special Programs and Speaker Offerings throughout the academic year

B.A. History / Teacher Certification Program

1. 13 Lectures by Experts in Each Field


Pol Sci / Geog

Eco / Soc-Psy-Anth

U.S. History (3)

-Exploration to


-Early National

to New America

-Post Civil War to Present

European History (3)

-Ancient Civ to High Mid Ages

-Late Mid Ages to Early Modern Govt

-French Rev to Present

Asian History

Latin American History

Course Overview

Middle Eastern History

African History

Each session is taught by an academic specialist in the respective field.

2. Assessment

Weekly Open Book Reading Quizzes Completed Online

Midterm (Week 7) and final

(Week 15) Closed Note Exams Completed in Person at Kean University

Course Overview (cont.)

Complete Course Syllabus:

-At this point, Please Down load, print, and Review the course syllabus in detail


-Please contact the History 3000 Course Coordinator,

Dr. Jonathan Mercantini, at [email protected]

Course Overview (Cont.)

Students should purchase the course Readings Listed on the Syllabus and complete the work before each lecture

Professors’ Special Guides will be linked to each lecture

Brun, et. al., Global History and Geography: The Growth of Civilizations

Gordon, American History

Cliffs Notes, Economics Review

Course Readings


  • The practice test is designed in a similar manner to the PRAXIS 10081, which is presently comprised of multiple choice questions covering the various areas of history and associated social sciences. PRAXIS 10087 currently also includes several short written answers. PRAXIS 10081will also contain written answers in the near future or possibly in the present depending on the date.

  • Note: Graphics in this course are provided courtesy of McGraw-Hill Companies, 2010.

Practice Test Directions

Listeners should now continue with the

Down loaded Practice Test. Complete the

30 questions in 30 minutes and then proceed

on and find / listen to the correct

Answers in the History 3000 Podcast.

Students should answer at least

23-25 Questions correctlyas a sign of

success on the practice test.

Question #1: Sociology

Which of the following terms best

expresses the effect of overseas

settlement on human, animal, and plant life?

A. Diffusion

B. Segregation

C. Isolation

D. Rejection

E. Amalgamation

Question #2: Sociology

A household containing a married couple,

their children, and relatives such as aunts,

uncles, and grandparents is called :

A. a joint family

B. a polygamous family

C. an established family

D. a nuclear family

E. an extended family

Question #3: Geography

The foothills at the base of the Appalachian

Mountains are known as the:

A. Prairies

B. Continental Divide

C. Ridge and valley

D. Coastal Plain

E. Piedmont

Question #4: Political Science

Holding an election by party members in

order to name candidates for political

offices is called a:

A. Party Caucus

B. General election

C. Direct Primary

D. Party Convention

E. Straw vote

Question #5: Political Science

The right of a people of a state to demand

that a bill passed by the legislature be put

to a popular vote is called:

A. Pocket veto

B. Initiative

C. Local Option

D. Referendum

E. Popular sovereignty

Question #6: GeographyWhat is the determining factor in defining this scene as “desert”?






Question #7: History

The United States fought in the following

Wars: I. Mexican War, II. Spanish -American

War, III. Civil War, IV. War of 1812. Place

them in chronological order starting with

the earliest.

  • IV, I, III, II

  • II, IV, III, I

  • III, I, IV, I

  • I, IV, II, III

  • II, I, IV, III

“The American beauty Rose

can be produced in the

splendor and fragrance,

which brings joy to its

beholder only by

sacrificing the early

buds, which grow up

around it. This is not an

evil tendency in business.

It is merely the working

out of a law of nature

and of God.”



B. Fabian


C. Social


D. Religious




Question #8: Economics / History

Read the following quote and select the correct economic term associated with it.

Question # 9: Economics / History

The author of the quotation in

Question # 8 was:

Abraham Lincoln

John D. Rockefeller

Karl Marx

D. Theodore Roosevelt

George Bernard Shaw

Question #10: History / Geography

What time period in

History is reflected

in this map?

  • 800 - 700 B.C.E.

  • 1945 - 1990 C.E.

  • 1814 - 1914 C.E.

  • 1620-1776 C.E.

  • 1000-1350 C.E.

Question #11: History

As a modern Chinese citizen, what two

developments would instill national pride

in you?

Sailing research/ wheel

Industrial revolution / scientific revolution

Mass production / steel

Paper / gunpowder

Tobacco / rice

Question #12: History

The following quote refers to which ethnic

group? “Their group loyalty and talent for

politics in a democratic medium made them

the first and most enduring bloc in American


  • Irish

  • Vietnamese

  • Germans

  • Catholics

  • Italians

Question # 13: History

The children of unions between Spanish men

and Indian women, especially in Mexico and

Peru, were called:

  • Peninsulares

  • Half-breeds

  • Creoles

  • Indentures

  • Mestizos

Question #14: History

Following America’s entry into World War

II, civil liberties were most conspicuously

violated by the:

  • Restraints of freedom of speech and press

  • Persecution of the Communist Party

  • Deportation of German-Americans

  • Suppression of political dissent

  • Relocation of Japanese - Americans

Question #15: Anthropology

Taking field notes and acting as a

“participant observer” most likely describes

  • Sociologist

  • Archaeologist

  • Political Scientist

  • Anthropologist

  • Psychologist

Question #16: History

Which one of the following served as the

leader of China following the fall of the

Manchu Dynasty?

A. Mao Zedong

B. Jiang Jieshi

C. Sun Yat-sen

D. Ngo Dinh Diem

E. Kuo Mintang

Question #17: History

This Hawaiian leader

Became important in

American foreign

Policy during what

time period?

  • 1930s

  • 1850s

  • 1890s

  • 1960s

  • 1830s

Question #18: Economics

When a manufacturer produces one more unit of

something (i.e., car, pen, computer, etc.) the increase

in cost to produce that item is called:

  • Marginal Cost

  • Monetary Policy

  • Increasing Returns

  • Fixed Costs

  • Microeconomics

Question #19: Economics

AmericanEconomic Output by region

During the

production year,

which area of the

nation was most

consistent in

meeting its

production goals?

  • North

  • South

  • East

  • West

  • None was successful

Question #20: Psychology

Behaviorism was developed by which one

of the following social scientists?

  • Margaret Mead

  • Sigmund Freud

  • Aristotle

  • James Watson

  • Carl Jung

Question #21: Political Science

The debate over private gun ownership

revolves mainly around which one of the

constitutional amendments?

  • III

  • IV

  • II

  • XVI

  • XIV

Select the correct


order for the

events /Persons /

etc. in American

History found in

the right column






Events / Persons,


Andrew Johnson presidency

Panama canal opens

President Kennedy assassinated

Bill of Rights ratified

Closing of the West

Question # 22: History

Question #23: History

What does the

picture most

accurately depict?

  • American west-

    ward movement

    B. Colonialism

    C. Suffragism

    D. Progressivism

    E. Monotheism

Question #24: History

Which one of the following terms, laws,

persons was not involved in American Race

issues during the early 20th Century?

  • Ku Klux Klan

  • Marcus Garvey

  • Scopes “Monkey Trial”

  • Jim Crow

  • “The Birth of a Nation”

Question #25: Economics / History

Assume that the following five people were

holding a mythical conversation on

economics. Which one would most strongly

argue for a laissez-faire approach to the


  • John D. Rockefeller

  • Karl Marx

  • Adolph Hitler

  • Mao Zedong

  • Jawaharlal Nehru

Question 26: History

The famous spy-

photo was important

in which American

Cold War foreign

policy Situation?

  • Cuba

  • Haiti

  • Dominican Republic

  • Nicaragua

  • Mexico

Question #27: History

After examining the following pairs of

islands, identify the set that contains the

island first attacked by the Japanese and the

final island seized by American forces

before we dropped the atomic bomb on Japan.

  • Hawaii / Midway

  • Taiwan / Iwo Jima

  • Hawaii / okinawa

  • Tarawa / Makin

  • Guadalcanal / Truk

Question #28: History

The Cold War largely ended when two

Leaders decided on cooperation instead of

confrontation. Who were the two people

included in these negotiations?

  • Mikhail Gorbachev / Ronald Reagan

  • Leonid Brezhnev and Jimmy Carter

  • George H.W.Bush / Vladimir Putin

  • Dwight Eisenhower / Nikita Khrushchev

  • Mikhail Gorbachev / George H. W. Bush

Question #29: History

The arrival of Vasco

DaGama in India

depicted in The scene

Represents which


  • 1000s

  • 1200s

  • 1400s

  • 1600s

  • 1800s

Question #30: Geography

If a person flew from New York City to Cape

Town, South Africa, what geographic

description would best describe the


  • Landed in the eastern hemisphere north of the equator

  • Flew from the western hemisphere to south of the equator

  • Flew from north of the equator to north of the equator

  • Flew from the eastern hemisphere to north latitudes in the western hemisphere

  • Flew west to the northern hemisphere

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