Test 1 s2009.1307

Test 1 s2009.1307 - development in history is significant...

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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY Department of History HIS 1307-07 WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 TEST ONE Thursday, February 19, 2009 Time Allocated: 75 Minutes Total Points: 60 SECTION I Answer five questions from this section: each answer is worth four points. Identify and explain the historical significance of five of the following; write the answers in complete sentences:- Maritime empires Inductive reasoning Mughal Empire Dirlik Suleiman the Magnificent Niccolò Machiavelli On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres Thomas Malthus Dalai Lama Janissaries Interior Castle On the Law of War and Peace SECTION II Answer one question from this section: the essay is worth forty points. 1. What were the three most significant developments in world history which occurred in the period 1500-2000? Explain carefully, with supporting evidence, what factors a person should use to decide whether a
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Unformatted text preview: development in history is significant or not. 2. “The ecological transfers that occurred between Eurasia and the Americas in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were more important than the ecological transfers which occurred between Africa and the Americas.” Do you agree with this statement? 3. Discuss three reasons why the ideas of the Protestant reformers in Europe, the creators of Sikhism such as Guru Nanak, and Buddhist reformers such as Zhu Hong and Han Shan were revolutionary. 4. Why China the most powerful empire in the world in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? 5. Explain in detail three reasons why the world’s population increased markedly in the eighteenth century....
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