Honors World Civilizations Ii (1500 to the Present)

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EXAM #2 Study Guide
HIST 1123H, Spring 2011

Image ID (10 pts): I will share one digital image from the second section of the course and ask you to identify this image and its importance for course themes. Review the PPTs on Blackboard.

Key Terms (50 pts): You will be asked to identify 5 of 8 terms which will be chosen from among the following, providing appropriate historical context and explaining why each is important to the broader themes of our course.

“Scramble for Africa”
Opium War
Usman dan Fodio
Simon Bolívar
Sino-Japanese War
Muhammad Ali
Toussaint L’Ouverture
Social Darwinism
“The Wealth of Nations”
Tabula Rasa
Karl Marx
Taiping Rebellion
Miguel Hidalgo

Essays (40 pts): I will ask you to respond to 2 of 3 essay questions which will be chosen from among the following. You are expected to address the overarching themes while grounding your argument in specific historical examples. Strong responses will draw on primary sources, your textbook, and lecture material. Be sure to address each sub-question.

1. The second section of this course focused on the birth of the modern world. Describe in detail 3 key cultural, scientific, philosophical or political dimensions of the Enlightenment and 3 key aspects of the later Modernist movement. In your conclusion, compare the Enlightenment with Modernism. How were these movements similar and different? How did they shape modern Western culture?

2. The French Revolution was perhaps the single most important geopolitical event of the 18th and 19th centuries. Drawing on your secondary and primary readings, trace the course of the French Revolution and its immediate aftermath. What long-term impacts did the Revolution have in Europe, especially in terms of ideological development in the early 19th century? What revolutions were inspired in other parts of the world? Describe at least two ideological developments and two global revolutions.

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