Comparing Penelope and Antigone
The two greatest stories of ancient Greek times were, The Odyssey by Homer
and Antigone, one of the Three Theban Plays, by Sophocles. In each of the stories,
there is a strong female character, Penelope, in the Odyssey, and
Quiz 3: von Sivers 473-97
1. What did the Edict of Nantes in 1598, issued by King Henry IV, promise?
A. Freedom from censorship of printed material.
B. Freedom of religion for French Calvinism.
C. Freedom from new taxes and fines.
D. Freedom of religion f
Quiz 5: von Sivers 564-621
1. Under Akbar the Great the Mughals built fortresses at key points in their empire, including the
largest fortress at
2. To promote the Islamification of India, Aurangzeb brought back
Protestant reformation occurred after corruption with the church and the
various popes that had been in charge during the 14th and 15th centuries.
These popes would treat the church as a place of business rather than of
religion, and would use th
April 29, 2016 Class Notes
End of Empires
1. Independence in India
a. 1930s: Britain begins to allow India to move slowly toward self rule
b. Early 1940s: Churchill stops all reforms once he becomes Prime Minister. Does
not want to see India as independen
HY162 Exam 2 Essays:
African states that dominated trade throughout Africa include Kongo and Angola in
Central Africa, Ghana, Mali, and Songhay in West Africa, and Great Zimbabwe in South
Africa. Ghana, Mali, and Songhay all dominated the gold tr
HY162 April 26, 2016 Class Notes
December 16, 1944: Battle of the Bulge: Germanys
desperate counteroffensive in Belgium (German loss)
Largest battle of the western front
Diverted badly. Needed resources from Germany and left
Reconquista- 11th Century Portugal and Spain emerged from fighting a common enemy as
powerful and unified nations. In order to maintain the national unity and momentum,
the Iberians supported foreign exploration and conquest against non-
Quiz 8: von Sivers 656-715
1. The flying shuttle, spinning jenny, and water frame were all examples of inventions in what
2. The first real internal combustion engine vehicle was driven through what Europ
Quiz 4: von Sivers 498-563
1. Why did Pizarro abandon Cuzco, the Incan capital, and build a new capital at Lima?
A. Cuzco was too easy to capture.
B. Lima was closer to the coast.
C. Cuzco had too many hostile Inca living in it.
D. Lima was located near a
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Write out answers to any 5 questions.
1) According to Marx, what is history?
Marx believed that people enter into relationships to fulfill each others needs.
History, according to him, was broken u
April 25, 2013
The book, King Leopolds Ghost, was written by the author Adam Hochschild in 1998
and became an instant best seller. It describes the horrors that were committed by the Belgian
army, their conscrip
World History II
February 7, 2013
The book The Question of Hu was definitely an interesting read. It was different in the
sense that it wasnt so much a book, but more so a very long diary or a journal ent
The Industrial Revolution: Change for the Better
The term Industrial Revolution refers to the shift of manual labor to machine labor, and
Britain was the prime area for this to take place. Britain had naturally large coal and iron
World History II
April 18, 2013
World War II: The Race War
December 7, 1941: a day that will live in infamy. Those were the famous words of
Franklin D. Roosevelt as he addressed the nation December 8 after the surprise attack o
Quiz 10: von Sivers 744-71, 804-12
1. By the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the rule of the Mughal were limited to what two cities in
A. Patna and Calcutta
B. Goa and Surat
C. Delhi and Agra
D. Jodphur and Bombay
2. The Great Mutiny of 1857 began beca
HY162 Exam 3
During the 19th and 20th centuries, imperialism was bringing more strength to Western
nations, while less civilized nations were forced under the influence of larger powers.
Imperialism is the expansion of Western powers and