Questions On World History

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World History 21, Spring 2013
Final Exam Study Guide

1. Europe (1700s-1900s):
Culture, Colonial Wars, and country development; the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars; the Industrial Revolution, culture in the 1800s-1900s; the effects of nationalism and international rivalry

2. World War 1, in between wars, and World War II

3. After World War II:
The independence of India and Pakistan
The end of civil war in China and the spread of Communism
Communist Latin America
The Cold War

~The final exam will have 40 multiple choice questions (worth 2 pts. each) and 10 ids (you answer 8, worth 2.5 pts. each) for a total of 100pts.

~This test is about remembering and critical thinking. The information you need is supplied by your lecture notes and the text but it’s up to you to put them together (the critical thinking part)

•This means you need to go over the notes and the text and focus not just on a series of historical facts but also what the words are saying, describing, about the countries/peoples/events we’ve been looking at

~Some Important things to know:

1. Keep in mind important people and events; big cultural, political, and military contributions

2. Keep in mind the causes and effects of all those mentioned in #1. All historical movements/events were caused by something(s) in the past and they likewise influenced the future

3. Know the “why”; why people developed a certain way, why they did the things they did. A way to find out the “why” is to know and remember peoples’ cultural values, prejudices, trading neighbors, geography, history, etc. This way, you have the information that will help you figure out kingdoms’/peoples’ motivations for actions and why they chose to live the way they lived. People, after all, are shaped by their environments, prejudices, and pasts and really, history is shaped the same way. Know the back-story and you’ll understand the history

4. You won’t be asked for exact dates of events/wars/reigns of kings/etc. but it’s a good idea to have an idea of when these people/things happened by century (ex. Henry VIII of England was around in the 1500s) and their chronological order in time

•The more organized you are, the easier it will be to remember information

5. It’s not wise to study last minute. There’s too much information that needs to be understood individually and collectively and you’ll become quickly overwhelmed

~Here is a breakdown of the information for the test (please note that these are questions/pointers to help you study. Strictly answering the questions/prompts below and then studying those answers can be risky since they sum up themes of the material and do not explicitly identify test questions. Use these questions/prompts as things to think about while you review your notes and the text):

A) Europe (1700s-1900)
1. Know the cultural achievements of the 1700s (there won’t be questions on the final about the Enlightenment, but know how its ideas contributed to 1700s Europe), attitudes of Europeans, and how the colonial wars and imperialism allowed European countries to grow and reform while others’ resistance to change caused serious problems

2. The