Ap european history 2014-2015 free response questions



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AP EUROPEAN HISTORY

2014-2015 - FREE RESPONSE QUESTIONS
PLEASE CONSULT THE COURSE CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES

1st SEMESTER:
CHAPTER 1: THE LATE MIDDLE AGES: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL

  1. Why is it significant for Russian history that Mongol overlords used tribute as the principal means of subjecting the Russian people to their rule?

  2. In your opinion, which event of the 14th century made the most significant impact on European society? (Black Death, Hundred Years’ War, Great Schism) Defend your answer with historical evidence.


CHAPTER 2: RENAISSANCE AND DISOVERY

  1. How did humanism affect culture and the arts in 14th- and 15th -century Italy? How did humanism affect northern Europe during the 15th century?

  2. How were the powerful monarchies of northern Europe different from their predecessors?


CHAPTER 3: THE AGE OF REFORMATION

  1. What was the social significance of the Reformation and how did it affect family life?

  2. DBQ


CHAPTER 4: THE AGE OF RELIGIOUS WARS

  1. Why has the Thirty Years’ War been called the outstanding example in European history of meaningless conflict? Was it really such?

  2. DBQ


CHAPTER 5: EUROPEAN STATE CONSOLIDATION IN THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES

  1. Why did England and France develop different systems of government and religious policies

  2. What were the main characteristics that define Polish, Austrian, and Prussian states in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries? (Make a chart of key bulleted points)


CHAPTER 6: NEW DIRECTIONS IN THOUGHT AND CULTURE IN THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES

  1. What efforts were made to reconcile the new science and religion? (Consider scientific thought in relationship to the Bible, Church authority and the demonstration of one’s faith.)

  2. DBQ


CHAPTER 7: SOCIETY AND ECONOMY UNDER THE OLD REGIME IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

  1. How did tradition, hierarchy and privilege shape life in the Old Regime?

  2. Why did Europe’s population increase in the eighteenth century? How did population growth affect consumption, patterns of settlement, family lifestyles?


CHAPTER 8: THE TRANSATLANTIC ECONOMY, TRADE WARS, AND COLONIAL REBELLION

  1. How did European contact with the rest of the world evolve in the centuries since the Renaissance? (Discuss the evolution of that contact from 1492 to approximately 1750)

  2. What were the results of the Seven Years’ War? Which countries emerged in a stronger position and why?


CHAPTER 9: THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

  1. What were the basic tenets of deism? What was the impact of this religious philosophy?

  2. Were the enlightened monarchs true believers in the ideals of the philosophes or was their enlightenment a mere veneer? Justify your answer.


CHAPTER 10: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

  1. What was Edmund Burke’s view of the French Revolution? What was Thomas Paine’s view of revolution? Why in the long run did the political philosophy of Edmund Burke gain more influence than that of Thomas Paine?

  2. DBQ


CHAPTER 11: THE AGE OF NAPOLEON AND THE TRIUMPH OF ROMANTICISM

  1. Looking at Napoleon’s career in its entirety, discuss Napoleon’s greatest achievements and his most glaring failures.

  2. Why did Romantic writers champion feelings over reason? Cite at least three examples of Romantic literature or visual art that support this point of view.

2ND SEMESTER:
CHAPTER 12: THE CONSERVATIVE ORDER AND THE CHALLENGES OF REFORM

  1. Discuss the emergence of and the importance of the idea of nationalism in the early 19th century. How did both conservatives and liberals use the idea of nationalism?

  2. DBQ


CHAPTER 13: ECONOMIC ADVANCE AND SOCIAL UNREST

  1. How did industrialization spread across Europe? How was the process of industrialization different as it spread east?

  2. How and why were England and Russia able to avoid the Revolutions of 1848?


CHAPTER 14: THE AGE OF NATION-STATES

  1. What factors caused the Crimean war? What was the effect of the Crimean War on international relations between European countries?

  2. Discuss the impact of the unification of Italy and Germany on the balance of power and on international relations between European countries.


CHAPTER 15: THE BUILDING OF EUROPEAN SUPREMACY: SOCIETY AND POLITICS TO WORLD WAR I

  1. Discuss the factors that contributed to European migration in the late 19th century.

  2. What was the status of European women in the second half of the 19th century? Why did they grow discontented with their lot? What factors led to change


CHAPTER 16: THE BIRTH OF MODERN EUROPEAN THOUGHT

  1. Why was science dominant in the second half of the 19th century? What was the impact of that dominance?

  2. DBQ


CHAPTER 17: THE AGE OF IMPERIALISM

  1. How did European imperial interests shift geographically in the 19th century?

  2. DBQ


CHAPTER 18: ALLIANCES, WAR, AND A TROUBLED PEACE

  1. What was Britain’s “splendid isolation”? Why did they abandon this policy at the turn of the century? In your opinion, was the abandonment of this policy a wise decision by Great Britain? Why?

  2. What were the benefits of the Versailles Treaty to Europe, and what were its drawbacks? Realistically, how might the treaty have been improved?


CHAPTER 19: THE INTERWAR YEARS, CHALLENGES OF DICTATORS AND DEPRESSION

  1. Discuss the relationship between politics and economics in the early decades of the Soviet Union.

  2. DBQ


CHAPTER 20: WORLD WAR II

  1. How did World War I sow the seeds of World War II?

  2. How did the experiences on the domestic front differ in Britain, Germany, France, and The Soviet Union?


CHAPTER 21: THE COLD WAR ERA AND THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW EUROPE

  1. What were the causes of the Cold War? How did the Cold War impact the stature of Europe on the world stage?

  2. DBQ


CHAPTER 22: SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES IN THE WEST THROUGH THE PRESENT

  1. How has migration changed the face of Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union?

  2. What effect did the Great Depression and World War II have on the way Europeans viewed the role of government in social and economic life?


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