World History Final Exam Questions



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World History

Final Exam Questions



  1. How did the achievements of the Scientific Revolution contribute to the Enlightenment?

  2. Identify and explain the major beliefs and contributions of the philosophes.

  3. Identify and describe the social divisions of France’s ancien regime.

  4. Identify and describe several economic problems France incurred leading to the revolution.

  5. Explain the historical significance of the meeting of the Estates-General.

  6. Analyze how the French people were affected by the changes brought about by the Reign of Terror and the revolution.

  7. Explain how Napoleon built an empire and what challenges the empire faced.

  8. Citing specific examples explain why life changed as industry and technology spread.

  9. Explain how transportation helped further the Industrial Revolution.

  10. Explain how urbanization changed life for millions during the Industrial Revolution.

  11. Summarize and explain the ideas associated with Socialism and Communism.

  12. Identify and describe several causes for the Russian Revolution.

  13. How did Western nations come to dominate much of the world in the late 1800s?

  14. How did international competition and nationalism lead to World War I?

  15. Identify and describe the events of the Armenian Genocide and its key role players.

  16. Explain how the Treaty of Versailles was unfair, and in many ways a major reason for World War II.

  17. How did Mohandas Gandhi help India achieve self rule?

  18. How did nationalism lead to change in both China and Japan?

  19. How did nationalism lead to significant changes in Africa and the Middle East?

  20. Compare and contrast the totalitarian dictatorships of Stalin & Hitler.

  21. Compare and contrast the European & Pacific Campaigns during World War II.

  22. Why is it important to remember the inhumanity of the Holocaust?

  23. What conflicts emerged between former Allies after the end of World War II?

  24. How did the Cold War develop, how did it shape political & economic life around the world, and how did it end?

  25. Identify and explain the most prominent obstacle for your generation in the 21st century.

Primary Source Analysis & Questions

Document A: Free At Last?



CONTEXT

  • Who is the author/creator?

  • Who is/are the intended audience(s)?

  • What is/are the intended message(s) being conveyed?

  • What is/are the purpose of the document (emotions, feelings, reactions, etc)?


SIGNIFICANCE

  • Why is it important for us to know about this?

Document B: Last Achievement for Carter

CONTEXT

  • Who is the author/creator?

  • Who is/are the intended audience(s)?

  • What is/are the intended message(s) being conveyed?

  • What is/are the purpose of the document (emotions, feelings, reactions, etc)?


SIGNIFICANCE

  • Why is it important for us to know about this?

Overall Questions:

1) Find at least 3 pieces of evidence in the two articles to support that the world was still imbedded in the Cold War.



2) What delayed the release of the hostages?

3) Was the U.S. correct in paying for the release of the hostages?


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