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1 Unit 01 - Study Questions 1. In what ways did geography and climate affect the development of human society? 2. What were the economic and social results of the agricultural revolution? 3. What are the issues involved in using civilization as an organizing principle in world history? 4. What is the most common source of change: connection/diffusion or independent invention? 5. How do agricultural, pastoral and foraging societies differ? Use evidence from Africa, the Americas and Southeast Asia. 6. What was the impact of agriculture on the environment? 7. What was the importance of the introduction of bronze and iron? 8. Compare the basic features of the following early river valley civilizations: Mesopotamia, Mesoamerica, Shang, Indus 9. Compare the development of political structures in with those in India. 10. How did social and gender structures in India differ from the Mediterranean? 11. Which regions were favored as areas of human settlement, given the technology available during the Classic period? 12. Describe the major classical period trading patters within and among, India, and the Mediterranean? 13. What were the scientific and technological contributions of, India, and the Mediterranean? 14. What were the artistic contributions of, India, and the Mediterranean? 15. What were the basic features of the major world belief systems? a. Polytheism b. Hinduism c. Daoism d. Judaism e. Christianity f. Buddhism 16. What were the main emphases and the main changes in organized religion during the Classic period? 17. What interactions among regions favored changes in human society? 18. What changes in population and culture were brought about by migrations? 19. What were the Greek approaches to science and philosophy? Explain the role of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. 20. What led to the diffusion of the major religions?

2 21. Why was the collapse of empire more severe in western Europe than it was in the eastern Mediterranean or in? Unit 02 - Study Questions 1. Analyze the changes and continuities in the Arabic world s acceptance of the following items between 700 and Be sure to discuss the causes of the changes as well as the reasons for the continuities. Arts Technology Sciences 2. Describe and analyze the cultural, economic, and political impact of Islam on the following regions between 700 C.E. and 1450 C.E. Be sure to discuss the causes of the changes as well as the reasons for the continuities. West Africa South Asia Europe 3. Describe the developments and shifts in trade in the following regions between 600 and 1450 CE. Be sure to discuss the causes of the changes as well as the reasons for the continuities. Indian Ocean Trans-Sahara Silk Road 4. Compare and contrast the economic and political choices made during the Tang/Song Era with those made during the first century of the Ming dynasty. 5. Describe and analyze the changing political structure of between 600 and 1450 CE. Be sure to discuss the causes of the changes as well as the reasons for the continuities. 6. Compare and contrast the economic and political effects of the following neighboring regions. Korea Vietnam 7. Compare and contrast the economic and political systems of the following regions between 700 and 1300 CE.

3 Russia Byzantine Empire 8. Compare and contrast the Greek Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church using the following criteria: Religious dogma Role and responsibilities of clergy Organizational structure Art used in places of worship 9. Compare and contrast the social, political and economic patterns of the following Amerindian civilizations Mayans Aztecs Incas 10. Compare and contrast ese and European feudalism using the following criteria: Warrior class Architecture Role of king/emperor 11. Compare and contrast the impact of the following migrations: Bantu Vikings Aztecs 12. Compare and contrast Islam and Christianity using the following criteria: Dogma Relation to the state Religious prophets Role of women 13. Describe the developments and shifts in the role of women in the following regions between 600 and 1450 CE: Dar al-islam 14. Compare and contrast the short and long-term effects of the Crusades on and the Middle East. 15. Compare and contrast the role and function of cities in the following regions:

4 Dar al-islam 16. Compare and contrast European and sub-saharan contacts with the Islamic world using the following criteria: Degree of adoption of Islam Military conflict Economic relationship Treatment of minority/indigenous religions Unit 03 - Study Questions 1. Compare and contrast American slavery with the following coercive systems of labor - Russian serfdom or the encomienda system. 2. Describe and analyze the impact of the Columbian Exchange on one of the following regions between 1400 and Be sure to discuss the causes of the changes as well as reasons for the continuities. Africa, Latin America, The Mediterranean World, Europe 3. Compare and contrast the exploration and colonization practices of the Portuguese and Spanish with the following: French British Dutch 4. Describe the developments and shifts in thought in Europe between 1450 and Use the following cultural movements to discuss the causes of the changes as well as the reasons for the continuities. Reformation Renaissance Enlightenment Scientific Revolution 5. How did the international role of Europe change from the Post-Classical Period to the Early Modern Period? 6. Compare Russia s interaction with the West with the interaction of the following: Ottoman Empire

5 Tokugawa Mughal India 7. How does the world economic network of 1750 compare with that of 1000? 8. Compare the intellectual and artistic developments of Europe to that of of the following civilizations: Mughal India Tokugawa Ming 9. What were the demographic and environmental changes caused by the following? diseases animals new crops population trends 10. Compare the role of women under the Tokugawa Shogunate with that of the following contemporary civilizatoins: Ottoman Empire Ming 11. Compare the Portuguese method of creating and maintaining empire with that of the following land-based empires Safavid Persia Ottoman Empire Mughal India Unit 04 - Study Questions 1. Analyze the changes in global commerce from 1750 to 1914 due to changes in technology, communication and economic theory. 2. Analyze the demographic changes between 1750 and 1914 due to the following factors: industrialization food supply

6 immigration birth rate patterns health slave trade 3. Analyze the social, economic and political changes and continuities facing women between 1750 and 1914 in the industrialized world. 4. Choose TWO of the areas listed below and analyze how each area s relationship to global trade patterns changed from 1750 to the present. Be sure to describe each area s involvement in global patterns around 1750 as your starting point. Latin America East Asia Sub-Saharan Africa The Middle East Eastern Europe North America South and Southeast Asia 5. Compare and contrast the causes and results of the following revolutions? Haitian Revolution French Revolution American Revolution 6. Compare and contrast the causes and results of the following independence movements? Latin American Chinese Egyptian 7. Analyze the changes and continuities in labor systems between 1750 and 1914 in each of the following areas. In your analysis, be sure to discuss the causes of the changes and the reasons for the continuities. Latin America and the Caribbean Russia Sub-Saharan Africa 8. Compare and contrast the economic, political and social impact of Western imperialism on the following regions: India Sub-Saharan Africa 9. Compare and contrast the cultural and political reactions to Western imperialism in the following regions: Ottoman Empire India

7 10. Compare the causes and early phases of the Industrial Revolution in the following regions: India 11. Compare and contrast the role of nationalism in both creating nation-states and defining foreign policy in the following regions Germany Egypt 12. Compare and contrast forms of Western intervention in TWO of the following regions: Sub-Saharan Africa Latin America Northern Africa 13. Compare and contrast the roles and conditions of women in the upper/middle classes with the peasantry/working class in. 14. Analyze changes and continuities in the environment due to the Industrial Revolution. 15. Compare and contrast the debates over the utility of modernization theory as a framework for interpreting events in this period and the next? Unit 05 - Study Questions 1. Compare and contrast the causes of World War I and World War II? 2. Compare and contrast the resolutions of World War I and World War II. Consider the following: Peace agreements major players, ideology, geographic boundaries Economic/political effects Role in creating future confrontation 3. Analyze the impact of war on civilians. Choose either World War I or World War II and compare it with one of the following conflicts: Korean War Vietnam War Biafra War Angola War Nicaragua War Bosnia/Kosovo War Cambodia

8 4. Compare and contrast European nationalism during the Interwar Period with that of the independence movements in those nations that decolonized following World War II. 5. Analyze the changing role of the United States in the twentieth century. Consider its role economically, diplomatically and militarily. 6. Compare and contrast the impact of globalization in the 21st century with that of European colonialism in the 19th century. 7. Compare and contrast the patterns and results of decolonization in Africa and South Asia. 8. Compare and contrast the following revolutions effects on the roles of women: Russian Revolution 1917 Chinese Revolution 1949 Cuban Revolution 1959 Iranian Revolution Compare the effects of the World Wars on each of the following regions: India Asia Africa Latin America 10. Compare and contrast why developing nations chose to align with either the USSR or the United States during the Cold War. 11. Compare the legacies of colonialism and the patterns of economic development in the three areas below: Latin America Africa Asia 12. Compare and contrast the independence struggles of Africa. Why were some nations more successful than others in diversifying their economies, developing a stable political system, and social equality? 13. Compare and contrast the methods and effectiveness of guerilla warfare with that of high-tech warfare. Use specific examples from the following military conflicts of the 20th century. Israel-Palestine Vietnam War The Iraq War 14. Compare and contrast the methods and results of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the Cuban Revolution of Fidel Castro. 15. Analyze the demographic changes of 20th century considering the following: Migration Birth rates Urbanization Death rates 16. Analyze the changes and continuities in threats to the environment and resulting environmental movements in the 20th century.

9 17. Is cultural convergence or diversity the best model for understanding increased intercultural contact in the 20th century? 18. Analyze the impact of economic philosophy on both the Cold War and on the decolonization movement. 19. Analyze the political and social changes and continuities in two of the following nations during the twentieth century: Russia Mexico South Africa 20. Analyze the role of religious belief and secular ideologies in the contemporary world.

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