Mr. David Clayton
Chapters of 8 through 10
FROM CHAPTER 8
1. Explain the growing divide between the two halves of the old
Circa 600 it seemed clear that, based on the imagery
provided in the chapter, that the Byzantine w
1. What were the social, economic, and cultural consequences of the adoption of
It created dependable food supply that yielded a surplus, which created wealth.
Some farmers and craftworkers were more successful than others, which led to
Question 1: Explain how the Potsdam Conference (1945) displaced millions of people and
ironically placed westerner defenders of democracy as enablers of the elimination of populations
promoted by the Nazis.
At the Potsdam Conference, the western allies ag
Question 1: Describe the Yom Kipper War (October 1973) and it's global energy consequences.
War in 1973 between Egypt and Israel over the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights, which had
been conquered by Israel in 1967; won by Israel. It grew in complexity a
Why are the first two centuries of the Roman Empire known as the Roman Peace?
The first two centuries of the Principate are known as the Roman Peace, the period when the
Roman empire was at its height. The Roman world was well administered by generally ab
1. How did the spread of Islam in the eighth century change the religious and political landscape of
The armies of Islam heralded the arrival of a new civilization that changed the balance of power
in the Mediterranean from then on. As
Question 1: Explain why the League of Nations a poor idea by the Great Powers to address
potential interstate disputes by forming peace treaties that protected minority nations.
After forming those treaties they gave rise to protests inside states, especi
How were Diocletian and Constantine able to restore the Roman Empire?
They brought the army back under control, devised ways to revive the failing economy, and assumed a
much greater level of personal responsibility for the survival of the empire. Dioclet
Question 1: How did British Labour Prime Minister respond to the depth and duration of the
Labour Prime Minister Ramsay could not cope with the massive unemployment that hit Britain
by 1930. His government opted for conservative economic
1. How was the Spartan social system designed to preserve the Spartan way of life?
The Spartans were a really unsophisticated economically that they did not issue coins. Their
money consisted of cumbersome rod irons. Their military was their way of life t
What strategies did European rulers use to increase control over their territories?
To win a war, it was necessary to fight with the best military forces, and that meant hiring mercenary
armies. The medieval feudal armies were overmatched by the highly tr
Question 1: Describe the importance of Boris Yeltsin.
Was a jovial and forceful politician who had stood up to the fearful Gorbachev and staunch
communist old-timers to demand reform and democratization. Yeltsin was hugely popular in the
days of the Augus
Professor David Clayton
FROM CHAPTER 5
1. Discuss the political evolution of the Roman Republic, including
the rise of the plebeians and the Conflict of the Orders.
Times they were a-changing. People were becoming more
dispersed in t
22 July 2014
The Tragedy of Willy Loman
In Arthur Millers drama Death of a Sales Man the main character Willy Loman is
typically not viewed as an Aristotelian tragic hero due to the lack of nobility. Although he
How did perceptions of painters, sculptors, and architects change over the fourteenth and fifteenth
Both in Italy and in the north painters, sculptors, and architects started changing their approach from the
old method. They approached their wo
What were the causes and consequences of Europes economic downturn and population stagnation
Rulers fought increasingly expensive and destructive wars, and not content with battling their enemies at
homme, carried the struggles over seas. Warf
1. What impact did the disappearance of centralized authority have on the economy in western
To the peasants who made a meager living off the land, the men who called themselves kings
acted more like warlords with troops they could barely control.
What were the key social and economic consequences of famine and plague in the fourteenth century?
The growth of towns and trade slowed as colder, wetter weather on the north had a catastrophic effect
on agriculture. Wars went on with France and England,
What were the similarities and differences in the reform agendas of the several different Protestant
reform movements and the Catholics?
Protestantism, rejected the authority of the pope. The other branch remained loyal to the pope while
insisting on the
What were the reasons the Romans got involved in so many wars during the Roman Republic?
After first being ruled by kings, the Romans in 509 b.c.e. created a form of government called
the Republic, in which the members of a governing body called the Senat
How did trade, commerce, and acquisition of wealth affect the development of empires during
the Iron Age?
The discovery of iron lead to the vastly increase use of trade as a means of economic and
political expansion by people of the eastern Mediterranean
1. In what ways did the Greeks demonstrate an interest in the non-Greek world during the
The expansion of the Greek world into Africa and Asia brought Greeks into contact with
many non-Greek cultures, and there was a growing popular inter