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
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
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
Age of Reason and Revolutionary Texts: Discussion Questions
 Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
1. What is the condition of humans in the state of nature according to Hobbes? What sets humans
against one another?
2. What is Hobbes solution to the human predicame
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
Age of Reason & Revolutionary Texts
Thomas Hobbes, Selections from the Leviathan
CHAPTER XIII OF THE NATURAL CONDITION OF MANKIND AS CONCERNING THEIR FELICITY
Black Death Text Discussion Questions
The Plague in Florence (Giovanni Boccaccio)
[1.] How does Boccaccio describe the effects of the plague on Florence?
The physical effects of the plague were large tumors appeared, as well as purple spots on most of the
4 November 2016
The Age of Reason and Revolutionary texts covered a lot of different people from
that time period. Some of these people included Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and
Voltaire, along with documents su
9 December 2016
Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi was a very interesting book. I am always very
interested to learn about the Holocaust because it is very fascinating to me. It was cool to hear
Black Death Texts
The Plague in Florence The Introduction to Giovanni Boccaccios Decameron
Introduction: Beginning in 1346 and recurring at irregular intervals through the early part of the eighteenth
century, came one of the greatest, scourges in all of
23 September 2016
Journal #1 Black Death
The Black Death was epidemic outbreak of bubonic plague in Europe around 1348
that killed between one-third and two-thirds of the population in less than five years. The
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
Discussion Questions for Bartolome de Las Casas, O.P.
1. Who was Bartolome de las Casas & what was his background? (You may also refer to the textbook.)
He was originally from the West Indies. He became a priest, and took part in conquest of Cuba. He late