STUDY SHEET FOR HISTORY 111,
A. Exam 4 will be given Friday, June 30, 2000.
B. Exam 4 will cover:
- All lectures from June 22 (Beginning of the Early Modern Period) through June 29.
- Perry et al., Western Civilization, pages 323-409.
Use the text to answer questions which occur to you as you study other materials, to cover topics we have not had time to discuss in class, and to reinforce in your memory the material we cover in class.
- As you review the textbook, don't forget to give special attention
to the material on the consolidation of national states and the
rise of absolutism in the early modern period (pgs. 378-409) which
was covered on Quiz 4.
- Give priority to studying lecture notes.
C. Outline Of Exam 4
- Take-home question (20 points).
- Refer to the handout entitled "Take-home Questions for
Exams" for questions. Don't forget to choose a different
question topic than you used on previous exams.
- Write your essay about the period of history beginning with
the Modern Period (A.D. 1500) and ending with the Age of Absolutism.
- In-class essay question (30 points, 20 minutes)
- Multiple choice and short answer questions (50 points, 25
- The size and structure of the final exam will be the same
as the previous tests, but you may use the full hour and one-half
of the final class period to complete the exam.
D. In-Class Essays for Exam 4
Students will be required to answer ONE
in-class essay question as a part of Exam 4. The following is
a list of potential essay questions for the exam. Two of the essays
questions below will be on Exam 4. Each student will pick one
of these questions to answer on of the exam. Be sure to cite specific
examples to support your answers.
- Discuss the condition of the Catholic Church on the eve of
the Protestant Reformation. What corruptions and abuses existed
within the Church? What were some of the groups which hoped to
reform the church in the fifteenth century? What were their major
goals for reform?
- Discuss the life of Martin Luther. What was his family background?
How and why did he become dissatisfied with Catholicism? What
events led to his break with Catholicism? How did Luther's new
theology differ from that of the medieval Catholic Church?
- Discuss the spread of Lutheranism. What factors account for
the rapid spread of Lutheranism across Germany?
- Discuss the four Protestant traditions of the sixteenth century.
How were they alike? How were they different? Which modern Protestant
denominations are derived from each tradition? How did each tradition
- Discuss the Catholic Reformation and Counter-Reformation.
What were the major elements of reform in these two movements?
What successes did these movements have? What failures did they
- Discuss Europe's religious wars from 1521-1648. (Discuss specifically
the Hapsburg-Valois Wars, the French Wars of Religion, the Wars
of Philip II of Spain, the Thirty Years' War, and the English
Civil War.) What role did religious factors play in promoting
each of these wars? How was Europe's religious situation affected
by each of these wars?
- Discuss the origins of the European explorations of the fifteenth
century. What factors promoted European exploration during the
fifteenth century? Why were European explorers originally interested
in sailing South rather than West into the Atlantic? What were
the principal goals of European explorations before 1492? Why
did Columbus sail West?
- Discuss the Spanish colonization of the Western Hemisphere.
What were the major areas conquered by Spain? Why did Spain have
such an easy time conquering large portions of the Western Hemisphere?
What were the effects of Spanish Conquest on Indians, Africans,
Europeans, and the development of history?
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