Essay questions Test 1:
Answer the essays the professor will announce in class
4 out of 8 Essays = 25 points each
1. Which characteristics of the philosophes illustrate a new way of looking at the world? List
three major philosophes and comment upon their
Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution
In the movie Marie Antoinette, the life of Marie is shown from her crossing over from
Austria to France all the way up until her death. To begin the movie, Marie is very unhappy
Essay questions = 20 points each
1. Discuss some of the significant societal effects that occurred due to the Industrial Revolution
a. It provided for the democratization of the society
b. It brought urbanization- Migration of people from the countryside
1. What are the distinctive features of a totalitarian state? (40 points)
a. The totalitarian party determines what people should believewhat values they should hold
b. The individual in these societies has no natural rights
c. The totalitarian leader see
1. According to Pericles, Athens was the best city-state. Their government is unique to them
and does not copy the institutions of our neighbors. Their democracy has the power in the
hands of the Athen
Main differences between European and American cars:
American cars have automatic gear shift, while European cars have manual/stick shift
American cars are bigger and squarer since size rules here. European like rounded cars
that are small and com
A. Major Events in the Automobile Industry
a. Covers events from 1902 to 1992
B. European Cars
a. Mercedes Benz
c. Aston Martin
C. Europe vs. Ameri
What were the basic features and limitations of Greek democracy?
How did Greek political life demonstrate both the best and worst
Why is the Greek political experience crucial to the shaping of the
Palestine in the First Millennium B.C.
In what way the Hebrew view of God marked
a radical departure from the Near Eastern
How did Hebrew religious thought promote
the ideas of moral autonomy
Why is the Hebrew reli
I will choose 2 questions out of 4 to be answered in the essay format.
Each question = 50 points
1. What was feudalism and why did it develop in medieval Europe?
a. Feudalism was not a planned system from general principles, but
In the movie The Gladiator you are shown an important period of the Roman Empire.
The death of emperor Marcus Aurelius marks the end of the Roman Peace and the beginning of the
decline of the Roman Empire.
1. Discuss the signs of that decline as portrayed
Two of these will be on the test- one FOR CERTAIN is #3.
3. Discuss the main causes for the collapse of the Roman Republic.
Antagonism between the Senate and the Emperor
Decline in Morals
Political Corruption and the Praetoria
On Test day I will choose 3 out of the 6 essays bellow
Discuss Mesopotamian contributions to two of the following fields: law and the economy.
Ok lets see hereone thing at a time hmm?
Religion was the la
I will choose two essay questions out of four.
Each essay = 50 points
1. Explain why the Renaissance started in Italy?
a. Urban centers developed where people had wealth and freedom. THE PLACES were
1. What type of innovations lead to economic expansion in agriculture and what were the
consequences of this expansion?
Heavy plowenabled farmers to work more quickly and effectively
The collar harness the use of horses, which were faster an
Democracy and the Administrative State: Weber, Tocqueville, and Today Summary
This presentation talked about the views of Max Weber and Alexis de Tocqueville and what they
think of the underlying causes of democracy. Wit