Exam Review Sheet


WC2- Modern Western Civilization II



Final exam changes:      
We are canceling the mapping and Chronology sections and focusing on the historical analysis and argumentation that has been the focus of the second half of the semester:
THE EXAM:
--One essay written at home on the second half of the course.  (500-700 words)

----The exam question will be released one week before the essay is due.  (see syllabus schedule for due date)
--------You may use all your materials to answer the question.  (Open book, open notes, not timed)


***You MUST follow the paper submission instructions on Kinch's writing guide (also listed on the syllabus)
******Footnote citations are required.


The essay question will be selected from one of the following:


1-Which term most typified 19th and 20th century Europe: Nationalism, Liberalism, Revolution, or Capitalism?  Prove your assertion by addressing, in detail, all four terms in your argument.

2-Many historians refer to the 19th century as an “Age of Revolutions.”  Was WWI a continuation of or a break from 19th century traditions?  Explain.

3-How did Europe move from a revolutionary period focused on the individual liberties following the French Revolution to a period of ultra conservatism typified by fascism in the interwar period? 

4-Using three “isms” of your choice answer the following question based on events of the 19th and 20th centuries:   Why is the present world in the condition it is?



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There are two exams for this course.  The Midterm Exam deals with material from the first half of the course and the Final Exam deals with material from the second half.  Each exam will feature a 20 item Map section, 20 item Chronology section, and 1 essay.

You must bring a scantron sheet (they can be purchased at the bookstore or the vending machines on campus,) a blank sheet of paper, and a pencil to the exam.

 

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1 - Map Section:  (20%)

You will be given 2 lists of 10 locations from the following list and asked to place them on a blank maps (link) of the Western World. 


Map items for midterm exam
 

Holland                 
Ottoman Empire Paris Rome Poland
Wittenberg
Kiev Madrid Black Sea Persian Gulf
English Channel Mediterranean Sea Ireland Red Sea
Scotland
Vistula River North Sea
Prague Prussia Norway
Seine River
London Baltic Sea
Istanbul Volga River
Red Sea
Athens Sagres
Venice
Vienna
Asia Minor Austro-Hungarian Empire Piedmont-Sardinia German Empire Volga River

Map items for final exam 

Berlin           
Austria Cairo
Bavaria Belgium
Stalingrad
Casablanca Czechoslovakia Damascus
Estonia
Geneva Great Britain
Hungary Ireland Moscow
Suez Canal
Dunkirk
Munich Normandy Finland
Polish Corridor Aqaba Rhineland Romania Berlin
St. Petersburg
Tunis Spain Suez Canal Bosnia
Monaco
Yugoslavia Weimar Switzerland Crimea

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II - Chronology: (20%)

--All events/movement/ Individuals will be drawn from the "WC2 Lecture terms" (link) listed on the syllabus---
 

-15 matching = You will be given a list of people, events, etc. to be matched to its associated period or region. (Context)


-5 timeline  = You will be given a list of events or people to be put  in order of when they happened.   (Causation)

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III – Essay: (60%)

You will be given 1 out of the following list of essays and asked to answer it as an argumentative essay.

 

Midterm Exam essay questions:
1-From Exploration to the Enlightenment: How did technological advances contributed to new intellectual movements and changing ideas about society? 

2-What event more profoundly transformed European society in the period 1500 to 1815: the Renaissance or the Scientific Revolution?  Address why the other was less transformative. Defend and explain your position.

3-Why was there no revolution in England in 1789, as there was in France?  Be sure to consider economic, social, and political factors in your answer. 

4-The French and the Industrial Revolution were going on simultaneously, which one was the most radical departure from the eras that came before it?

Final Exam essay questions:
1-Which term most typified 19th and 20th century Europe: Nationalism, Liberalism, Revolution, or Capitalism?  Prove your assertion by addressing, in detail, all four terms in your argument.

2-Many historians refer to the 19th century as an “Age of Revolutions.”  Was WWI a continuation of or a break from 19th century traditions?  Explain.

3-How did Europe move from a revolutionary period focused on the individual liberties following the French Revolution to a period of ultra conservatism typified by fascism in the interwar period? 

4-Using three “isms” of your choice answer the following question based on events of the 19th and 20th centuries:   Why is the present world in the condition it is?