Essay Questions Note: This sub-unit is a low probability area for the AP exam. In the past 10 years, 1 essay question has come in large part from the material in this chapter. However, Napoleon cannot be ignored for future AP exams! Below are some questions that will help you study the topics that have appeared on previous exams or may appear on future exams. To what extent was Napoleon an “Enlightened Despot”? Contrast Napoleon’s rule with that of Frederick the Great, Catherine the Great, and Joseph II.
To what extent did Napoleon maintain the ideals of the French Revolution?
To what extent was the balance of power maintained in Europe by 1815?
To what extent did each of the following social groups succeed in achieving their goals during the Napoleonic Era?