Some concepts in Aristotelian natural philosophy that continued to be developed
and refined through the Hellenistic period were biology, and cosmology and astronomy.
In biology, Aristotle theorized with the final and for
Critical Thinking Questions
Answer one of these questions in about 250 words. The better quality your answer, the
higher your grade.
1. What is the difference between an interest group, a social movement, and are they
1. In the source Do parents love their children more than children love their parents? (pg. 115), it
says children love their parents as the source of their being. We can conclude that parents
were supposed to provide for their children unti
The Invasion of Sicily
1. In temptation of great wealth and expansion of Athenian empire, Athenian assembly had
decided to go on a Sicilian Expedition. Sicilia was one of the Athenians allies.
2. According to Pericles, this was not a good idea, because, A
Archaic Art & Architecture, Philosophy & Science
1. During Archaic period (750/700-480 BCE) Greece experienced a burst of creativity that has not
been seen in the ancient world before. Craftsmen of the 7 th & 6th centuries reached new heights
1. Plato considered only the concept to be real. The objects that we can see and touch are spoiled
copies, weak imitations of the ideal Form. Therefore, we can state that Plato was an idealist and
2. In the Greek society where
The Reforms and Death of Philip II
1. Philip IIs revolutionary military tactics paved the way to success.
2. He renamed common soldiers to pezhetairoi (foot companions). By doing this he build up their morale,
because this suggested that regular soldiers
1. In Sparta, some of the citizens had small land/property, while others had very large ones (p.
238). Going from everyone having an equal right to this property inequality due to faulty laws,
can suggest that Many Spartan men were dealing w
Midterm Study Guide
Gabriel/Jibril-angel who convey gods message to Prophet
mosque: masjid (place to worship)
Islam : means submission to god
Pre-Islamic Arabia: polytheists (many gods), Animists (believe in spirits), Monotheists(one
1. Shotoku Taishi: AKA Umayado (born 574, Yamato, Japandied April 8, 622, Yamato)
influential regent of Japan and author of some of the greatest contributions to Japanese
2. The nin War: civil war that lasted from 1467 to 1477, during the M
THE KAMAKURA & MUROMACHI PERIODS
Focusing on the years 1000-1550, discuss Japans political transformation from an
Aristocratic Cultureduring the Heian period to the Warrior Cultureof the
Kamakura and Muromachi periods.
I. RISE OF MANORIAL
JOSEON (CHOSON) KOREA
During the Yi dynasty, Korean society was dominated and ruled over by a class of people
known as the yangban. Who were the yangban? What was their relationship with the each
other, what was their relationship with th
NEOLITHIC KOREA GORYEO (KORYO) DYNASTY
Trace the development of government in Korea from the era of the three kingdoms
through the establishment of the Joseon (Choson) dynasty. How did local and
Chinese ideas and institutions
REPUBLICAN & COMMUNIST CHINA
Explain the origins and course of the revolution that ultimately resulted in the coming of
power of the Chinese Communist Party.
I. SUN YAT-SEN (1866-1925)
A. Father of the Chinese Revolution
B. Educated in Ha
20th CENTURY KOREA
Describe Korean history from 1876 to today. Be sure to describe how the opening of Korea
to the world affected the nations history. What was Koreas relationship with other nations
and how did those relationships affect
THE QING DYNASTY & THE WEST IN CHINA
1. Explain the theory of Dynastic Cycle using the Qing Dynasty as a model.
2. Describe the evolution of European-Chinese relations from 1500-1945.
I. GROWTH OF MANCHUS
A. Jurchen Traders
B. Nurhaci (1
What was the Meiji Restoration and why is it so "revolutionary"? In other words,
discuss the changes that Japan went through between the 1860s and early 1900s.
I. COLLAPSE OF THE TOKUGAWA BAKUFU
A. 1854 Commodore Matthew Perr
GEOGRAPHY TO HEIAN
Describe the history of Ancient Japan from the Jomon era through the end of the
Heian period. Be sure to discuss all the major issues, dates, historical figures, and
aspects of each historical period.
UNIFICATION & TOKUGAWA JAPAN
Describe the methods by which the "three great unifiers established Japanese unity,
placing special emphasis on methods of rule and control.
A. Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582)
-killed two generals that double
Why did the United States fail in Vietnam? In your answer, consider carefully America's
decade-long involvement in this Southeast Asia nation and the long deep history that
I. TET OFFENSIVE
A. January 30, 1968
B. We m
CAMBODIA AND THE ISSUE OF GENOCIDE
I. EARLY CAMBODIAN HISTORY
II. KHMER/ANGKOR CIVILIZATION (9TH-13TH CENTURIES)
A. Came to power dominating the southern portion of the peninsula.
Occupied portions of
B. Angkor Wat (Wat meaning temple in Khmer) around the
BRITISH INDIA & INDIAN NATIONALISM
A. How could the distant and less populous nation of Great Britain come to rule over such a
large area as India?
B. Write a short history of Indian nationalism since the mid-nineteenth century that pays
QIN (CHIN), HAN & BUDDHISM
How was the Han Dynasty similar to the Qin Dynasty and how was it different? In other
words, what aspects of Qin rule did Han borrow and what aspects of Han rule were Han
I. QIN (CHIN)
A. 221-207 B
How do Confucianism, Daoism (Taoism), and Legalism each address the notion of man's
place in the world?
How do they address the problems of the Warring States period in which they were devised?
How do Confucianism and
HINDUISM, JAINISM, AND BUDDHISM
Compare and contrast the origins and major ideas of Buddhism and Hinduism. Be sure to
place their early development within the socio-political context of ancient India. Your
BIRTH OF CHINESE CIVILIZATION
What innovative contributions did the Shang and Zhou dynasties make to Chinese political,
economic, and social development?
I. ORIGIN MYTHS
A. Ban Gu
II. CULTURAL HEROES
D. Three Sage Kin
THE MOGULS (MUGHALS)
The Mughals Empire in India was one in which a Muslim minority ruled over the Hindu
majority. In the spectrum of Mughal rulers Akbar and Aurengzeb are polar opposites.
Compare and contrast their political policies and
THE MAURYAN EMPIRE, THE GUPTAS, & ISLAM IN INDIA
Compare and contrast the Mauryan Empire, Gupta Empire, and Delhi Sultanate. What role
did religion play in each of these empires? Who were the main leaders in each empire and
how do they co
RISE OF IMPERIAL CHINA: SUI, TANG, AND SONG
1. Describe the Chinese civil service examination system, its affect on Chinese society, and,
most importantly, its political and governmental implications.
2. What was footbinding? What does i
The Mongol invasions successfully created the largest empire ever seen, covering the vast
bulk of the Asian land mass. Given the relatively small number of Mongols, how did they
succeed in conquering the much larger civilizati