Unformatted text preview: Midterm Exam Study Guide
History of Globalization
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 5, 1:00-2:15 (CEMO 100D). You will have 75
minutes to complete the exam.
Discussion Board Review: A discussion board topic, entitled “Midterm Exam Review,”
has been created and linked to your Week 7 folder. Feel free to post questions or
comments relating to the exam. If there is anything you do not understand, please come
forward with questions during office hours or on the “Midterm Exam Review” discussion
board. The T.A.s and I will try to respond to as many posts as we can before October 5.
Crossword Puzzle: An optional crossword puzzle will be posted in your Week 7 folder.
You are not required to do it, but it is a useful study tool for the terms. It is interactive,
meaning you can request clues to each item.
Format: The exam will consist of four short-answer questions (20 points/25 minutes);
twenty multiple-choice questions (30 points/20 minutes); and ten matching questions (10
points/15 minutes). The multiple choice and matching questions will be similar to those
found on the online quiz. Allow 5-10 minutes to review your answers. Please bring a
Scantron form (the blue one) and a #2 pencil for filling in the Scantron. You will fill in
matching and write out short answers on the exam itself, and bubble in the multiple
choice answers on the Scantron form. For the short answer, you will have a choice of
eight questions, from which you will choose four.
You will be responsible for material covered from the beginning of the semester through
the September 28 class on “The Reconstruction of the Global Economy, 1945-1971.” All
lectures, reading assignments, and videos are fair game.
Suggestions for studying:
Look over the syllabus and remind yourself of what we have covered. Gather and
organize the Rodrik readings, study guides, and lecture/PowerPoint notes; remember, you
are responsible for lectures AND readings AND videos. You may study in groups, but
your work on the midterm exam must be your own. Be careful about relying on other
students’ notes or answers to study guide questions in preparing for the exam. Your
classmates can often provide incorrect information.
Review readings, lectures, study guides, quiz, and discussion, with special attention to
lecture outlines, study guide questions, and lists of terms. Don’t try to memorize every
detail. Instead, ask yourself what were the two or three main points of each class or
lecture, and what examples best illustrate those points? What is the significance of each
term? Try to distill the two or three main ideas or arguments from each chapter and 2
section in the Frieden textbook. Make a “timeline” of major events/examples for each
weekly topic, combining readings, videos, and lectures. The Timeline at the “Bauer
Global Studies” website/blog will be useful for this task. Complete the online crossword
puzzle as a way of studying the terms.
Be able to identify and recognize the significance for the terms listed on lecture outlines
and in the study guides.
Be able to identify the main points or arguments from various on-line readings and from
the various chapters in the Frieden textbook.
For the short answer section, prepare yourself to answer questions about larger concepts
or developments. For each answer, you will be expected to write at least 3-4
sentences, or a paragraph. Express your thoughts clearly and in an organized
fashion (i.e. in sentences). When appropriate, include dates, events, or references
to the readings, lectures, or videos. Think about Who? What? Where? When?
Why? You will be asked to demonstrate that you understand chronology, how
things CHANGE OVER TIME.
1. Describe the principle of comparative advantage. What are its origins?
2. How did Keynes and Hayek differ in their interpretations of the global
economic collapse and the solutions they offered to it? Whose views
3. What was the primary cause of the post-World War II crisis in the global
capitalism system? How was the crisis solved?
Suggestions for test-taking:
Start studying early. Don’t cram information at the last minute.
Get a good night’s sleep.
Arrive early. Don’t panic.
Bring Scantron and #2 pencil.
BRING UH ID TO EXAM. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SHOW IT.
Make sure your name is on both the exam itself and the Scantron.
Remember to think.
Read instructions and budget your time carefully.
Read all questions carefully.
On multiple choice section, if you do not know the answer, rule out obviously incorrect
answers before making your selection.
On short answer, make sure to answer four questions, and write out your answers in
clear and complete sentences.
Use the entire exam time; recheck your answers. Do not leave any matching or multiple
choice questions blank. 3
DO NOT CHEAT! Penalties for cheating are severe.
All books, notes, and papers shall be put away – OUT OF SIGHT!!! Preferably inside a
backpack, purse, or briefcase, zipped or closed shut. All electronic devices shall
be turned off and put away out of sight as well. Disciplinary proceedings will be
taken against anyone caught using notes or having an electronic device visible.
No conversations with neighbors. Eyes are to be kept on your own exam. ...
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