Exam 3 Study Guide
Exam 3 will cover the chapters since the last exam, that is, Chapters 6 through 12.
also include the lecture on the rise of Christianity.
This is a lot of material, so it’s
especially important to approach it in an organized way.
Study your notes and outlines.
You book is, for this exam, back-up information.
If a subject or term doesn’t turn up in your outlines, it will not be on the exam.
There will be NO ESSAY and NO MAP on Exam 3.
The test will consist of
the usual objective questions (fill in blanks and multiple choice) but instead of an essay
you will have 3 to 5 IDENTIFICATION questions – that is, questions asking you to
identify people, places, or events in a paragraph, mentioning who or what it was, when
and where it was important, and WHY it is important (what difference did it make?).
The main focus on the exam will be
Ch 7: Islam, plus the lectures on Christianity
Ch 10: China
Ch 12: The Making of Europe
While they are important, the material in Chapters 6, 8, 9 and 11 will be limited to the
following major topics:
The characteristics of the cultures of MesoAmerica, with emphasis on
Religion, culture, and economics
Know the difference between the cultures of MesoAmerica and North American tribes
Terms to know:
Teotihuacan, Pyramids, Calendars, Cortez, Inca
Know the major areas of Africa and the typical cultures found in each:
North Africa, above the Sahara
West Africa (Ghana, Mali)
East Africa (the Sudan, Ethiopia)
Southern Africa (Great Zimbabwe)