HIST125 Quiz Seven
1. What was the penname of Carl von Linn, the author of the Philosophia Botanica (1752)?
2. Whose Natural Theology argued that the universe was so cleverly constructed that the
designers hand was evident in every organism?
HIST125 Quiz One
1. What Greek people does Burke credit with a dynamic outlook which contrasted with the
static worldview of the Egyptians and Babylonians?
2. Burke credits which figure, who hailed from Miletus, with developing philosophy
THE EFFECTS OF THE INTERNET
The Effects of Internet
The innovation of the Internet resulted in great benefits; especially in enhancing
effective communication and simplifying the way things are done through connectivity
by the deve
HIST125 Quiz Eight
1. What town gave its name to the jars which store[d] electric fluid developed by Ewald von
Kleist and Petrus van Musschenbroek?
2. Which Bolognese scientist famously conducted experiments on electricity and frogs in the fir
HIST125 Quiz Three
1. What term is used to identify propagandistic poems with subtle political messages composed
by writers like Guillaume de Berjuedin?
2. What term, synonymous with troubadour, refers to poets like Guillaume de Berjuedin w
HIST125 Quiz Six
1. The four humours of medieval medicine consisted of blood, black bile, choler, and what
2. Long classified as manual laborers, what was the only group of [eighteenth-century] medical
practitioners who made routine obse
HIST125 Quiz Two
1. What fourteenth-century epidemic does Burke credit with laying the groundwork, through its
devastation, for a flourishing society in Europe a century later?
The Black Death (plague)
2. Which Pisan helped to introduce mathematical
HIST125 Quiz Five
1. According to Burke, the number of people alive at any time in any society was ultimately
dictated by the weather throughout human history until what year? (Initially, this liberation
from the weather was experienced mostly in Eng
HIST125 Quiz Four
1. What name is applied to the meeting of leading Catholic figures called by Pope Paul III which
first convened on December 13, 1545?
The council of Trent
2. Which king of England broke with the Roman Catholic Church in 15
Compare and contrast the Northern, middle and Southern colonies. What were the
climates like, what was their main source of business income, what was their religious
predilection, and who settled in the area? What colonies made up each section
In the 19th Century, society was concerned with the well-being of its people. The
temperance movement, the new school movement, abolition, equal rights for women, penal
reform and many utopian societies and new religious groups such as the sha
Compare and Contrast the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. How are they
similar and how are they different?
Article of Confederation:
State power versus centralized government
No checks and balance of power
Power afforded to th
Explain thoroughly the successes and failures of Christopher Columbus's expedition? Did he
really achieve the goals his expedition set out to accomplish?
The overall success of Christopher Columbus lies in his exploring spirit, not in his abil
Please read the course materials for week 8 and then participate in this discussion.
What were the causes of the Civil War. Explain each one in detail and how they lead to the
"Uncompromising differences between the free and slave states
What was the Compromise of 1850? How did it contribute to the already strained North
and South relations?
The compromise centered around whether the newly formed or acquired region would be
considered slave or slave free. This contributed to t
SCHOLARY ARTICLE REVIEWS: SALEM WITCH TRIALS
University of Maryland University College
American History (HIST 156)
Professor Sandra Kreller
April 27, 2017
Indian John and the Northern Tawnies
Salem Witch Trials being the historically depic
1. The Salem Witch Trials took place in what year(s)?: June to September of 1692
2. The Quartering Act was: a law that attempted to solve the problems of stationing troops in
North America. The Parliament understood the Stamp Act and the Quarte
Throughout history there have been dozens of activists who have fought for what they
believe is right and ultimately made the world a better place. Although these activists' motives are
strictly to help improve their communi
Kievan Rus' (8821283)
Main article: Kievan Rus
Scandinavian Norsemen, known as Vikings in Western Europe and Varangians in the East,
combined piracy and trade throughout Northern Europe. In the mid-9th century, they began to
venture along the wa
The Russian Revolution in 1917 was triggered by a combination of economic breakdown, warweariness, and discontent with the autocratic system of government, and it first brought a
coalition of liberals and moderate socialists to power, but their failed pol
By the mid-1980s, with the weaknesses of its economic and political structures becoming
acute, Mikhail Gorbachev embarked on major reforms, which led to the overthrow of the
Communist party and the breakup of the USSR, leaving Russia again on its own and
Main articles: Volga Bulgaria and Golden Horde
Alexander Nevsky in the Golden Horde.
After the fall of the Khazars in the 10th century, the middle Volga came to be dominated by the
mercantile state of Volga Bulgaria, the last v
The History of Russia begins with that of the Eastern Slavs.
The traditional beginning of Russian history is 862 A.D. Kievan Rus', the first united East
Slavic state, was founded in 882. The state adopted Christianity from the Byzantine Empire in
Mongol invasion (12231240)
Main articles: Mongol invasion of Rus' and Tatar invasions
The Sacking of Suzdal by Batu Khan in February 1238: a miniature from the 16th-century chronicle
The invading Mongols accelerated the fragmentation of the Rus'. In
Further information: Steppe nomads, Scythians, Scythia, Proto-Uralic, and Paleo-Siberian
Further information: Pontic-Caspian steppe, Domestication of the horse, Kama culture, and Pit
Comb Ware culture
The Kurgan hypothesis: South Russia a
Early East Slavs
Main articles: Early East Slavs and Rus' Khaganate
A general map of the cultures in European Russia at the arrival of the Varangians and before the beginning
of the Slavic colonization.
Some of the ancestors of the modern Russians w
A nomadic Turkic people, the Kipchaks (also known as the Cumans), replaced the
earlier Pechenegs as the dominant force in the south steppe regions neighbouring to Rus' at the
end of the 11th century and founded a nomadic state in the steppes along the Bla
Further information: Bosporan Kingdom, Goths, Huns, Turkic migration, Khazaria, and History of
Stele with two Hellenistic soldiers of the Bosporan Kingdom; from Taman peninsula (Yubileynoe), southern
Grand Duchy of Moscow (12831547)
Main article: Grand Duchy of Moscow
Rise of Moscow
During the reign of Daniel, Moscow was little more than a small timber fort lost in the forests of Central Rus'
Daniil Aleksandrovich, the youngest son of Alex
Ivan III, the Great
Main article: Ivan III of Russia
Ivan III of Russia at the Millennium of Russia
In the 15th century, the grand princes of Moscow continued to consolidate Russian land to
increase their population and wealth. The most successful p