|Compare and Contrast Essay Questions
2013 Analyze similarities and differences between the role of the state in Japan’s economic development and the role of the state in the economic development of ONE of the following during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
2012 Compare demographic and environmental effects of the Columbian Exchange on the Americas with the Columbian Exchange’s demographic and environmental effects on ONE of the following regions between 1492 and 1750.
2011 Analyze similarities and differences in the rise of TWO of the following empires.
A West African Sudanic empire (Mali OR Ghana OR Songhay)
The Aztec Empire
The Mongol Empire
2010 Analyze similarities and differences in methods of political control in TWO of the
following empires in the Classical period.
Han China (206 B.C.E. – 220 C.E.)
Mauryan/Gupta India (320 B.C.E.) – 550 C.E.)
Imperial Rome (31 B.C.E. – 476 C.E.)
2009 For the period from 1500 to 1830, compare North American racial ideologies and their
effects on society with Latin American/Caribbean racial ideologies and their effects on
2008 Compare the emergence of nation-states in nineteenth-century Latin America with the
emergence of nation-states in ONE of the following region in the twentieth century.
The Middle East
2007 Within the period from 1450 to 1800, compare the processes (e.g., political, social, economic) of empire building in the Spanish Empire with the empire-building processes in ONE of the following.
The Ottoman Empire
The Russian Empire
2006 Compare and contrast the goals and outcomes of the revolutionary process in TWO of the following countries, beginning with the dates specified.
2005 Compare and contrast the political and economic effects of Mongol rule on TWO of the Following regions:
2004 Compare and contrast how the First World War and its outcomes affected TWO of the following regions in the period from the war through the 1930’s.
South Asia (Indian subcontinent)
2003 Compare and contrast the roles of women in TWO of the following regions during the period from 1750 to 1914.
East Asia Sub-Saharan Africa
Latin America Western Europe
2002 Analyze and compare the differing responses of China and Japan to western penetration in the nineteenth century.