STUDY SHEET FOR HISTORY 113, EXAM 3

A. Exam 3 will be given on Wednesday, June 21, 2000.

B. Exam 3 will cover:

  1. All lectures from June 14 (Marxism and Liberalism in the Nineteenth Century) through June 20 (The Russian Revolution and its Aftermath).
  2. Perry et al., Western Civilization, pages 546-560, 565-583, 596-636, 647-694, 726-776.
    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.
  3. Donít forget to study the textbook material on the Russian Revolution and its aftermath which was covered on Quiz 3.
  4. Give priority to studying lecture notes

C. Outline Of Exam 3

  1. Take-home question (20 points).
    1. 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 the last exam.
    2. Write your essay about the period of history beginning about 1850 (looking especially at the themes of liberalism, Marxism, nationalism, and imperialism) and ending about the 1920s (being sure to look at the peace settlement at the end of World War I and the aftereffects of the Russian Revolution of 1917).
  2. In-class essay question (30 points, 20 minutes)
  3. Multiple choice and short answer questions (50 points, 25 minutes)

D. In-Class Essays for Exam 3

Students will be required to answer ONE in-class essay question as a part of Exam 3. The following is a list of potential essay questions for the exam. Two of the essays questions below will be on Exam 3. Each student will pick one of these questions to answer on of the exam. Be sure to cite specific examples to support your answers.

  1. Compare and contrast the responses to nineteenth-century industrialization of liberals, socialists, and Marxists.

  2. Discuss the role of nationalism in western culture, 1860-1880. What is meant by the term "nation"? What is meant by the term "nationalism"? What factors promoted the growth of nationalism in the late nineteenth century? What role did nationalism play in regard to German Unification and Italian Unification.?

  3. Discuss the new imperialism from 1880-1914. What factors caused the growth of imperialism during this period? What were the principal areas of European expansion during this period?

  4. Discuss the causes of World War I. What were the background causes of the war? What was the immediate cause of the war? Which nation was most responsible for starting World War I? Why?

  5. Discuss the military balance sheet of World War I. What were the advantages and disadvantages of the Allied Powers? What were the advantages and disadvantages of the Central Powers? How did the military balance sheet contribute to the final outcome of the war?

  6. Discuss the entry of the U.S. into World War I. Why did the U.S. try to remain neutral at the beginning of the war? How did German war policies and military events lead to U.S. entry into the war? How did the arrival of U.S. troops in Europe affect the outcome of the war?

  7. Discuss the making of peace at the end of World War I. What role did Woodrow Wilson play in the making of peace? What were his goals for the final peace settlement? What were the major principles of the Fourteen Points? How did the peace plans of the other Allies differ from the Fourteen Points? What were the provisions of the final peace treaties? To what extent were these provisions in accord with the Fourteen Points?

  8. Defend or refute the following statement: The great powers of Europe and America erred significantly by involving themselves in World War I. The war was a needless occurrence whose outbreak could and should have been avoided. The results of the war were not worth the pain, suffering, and sacrifices caused by the war.


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