World History Spring Final Exam Review
80% of the exam is STAAR type stimulus based questions with charts, photos, art and cartoons; you must read them carefully and think logically. The terms and events below will assist you with STAAR type questions as well as general knowledge questions.
Scientific method -
Laissez-faire & Adam Smith -
Casare Beccaria –
John Locke –
Thomas Hobbes –
Checks and balance -
Separation of powers –
Bill of Rights –
U.S. Constitution –
Declaration of Independence –
Tennis Court Oath-
Results of Haitian Revolution –
Gens de Colour – (Who are they, what do they want?)
Napoleon’s two islands of exile –
Steam engine & Industrial Revolution –
Bessemer process, puddling, coke – (what do they have in common?)
Socialism, labor unions and humanitarianism –
Berlin Conference –
Liberia and Ethiopia during Imperialism –
“White Man’s Burden” –
Imperialism cartoons (review them) -
Economic imperialism –
MAIN Causes of World War I –
Unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman note –
Trench warfare –
World War I literature –
Treaty of Versailles -
Weaknesses of League of Nations –
Between the Wars
Economic depression –
Hitler-Stalin Non-Aggression Pact – reason why –
African Nationalism during decolonization – (European view)
Cold War -
Ethnic cleansing –
Sample STAAR type questions from the test:
“I have acted with the same temper, anxious to prevent…the shedding of the blood of my subjects, and the calamities which are inseparable from a state of war; still hoping that my people in America would have discerned the traitorous views of their leaders, and have been convinced, that to be a subject of Great Britain, with all its consequences, is to be the freest member of any civil society in the known world.”
King George III (October 26, 1775)
1. In the above document, who does the king blame for the disorder in his North American colonies?
Excerpt from the Magna Carta signed by King John of England in 1215
No bailiff shall in future put anyone to trial upon his own unsupported testimony, without reliable witnesses brought for this purpose.
No free man shall be arrested or imprisoned or disposed or outlawed, or exiled or in any way destroyed, neither will we set forth against him or send against him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers and…by the law of the land.
2. What do the statements about the Magna Carta above have in common?
Virginia House of Burgesses (1619): Established the idea in America that regular people should have some say in the way they are governed.
Mayflower Compact (1620): Established the idea that people could form their own government, making rules as they saw fit.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639): Extended the idea that people had the right to elect governors, judges and a legislature.
Massachusetts Bay Colony (1641): Puritans included a bill of rights in their constitution. These acts guaranteed that no one could be deprived of life, liberty, and property without due process. It prohibited cruel and unusual punishment and stated that a person could not be compelled to incriminate himself.
3. What do the above documents have in common?
Thomas B. Macauley, liberal Member of Parliament and historian, essay, "Southey's Colloquies," 1830's.
People live longer because they are better fed, better lodged, better clothed and better attended in sickness, and these improvements are owing to the increase in national wealth which the manufacturing system has produced. Mr. Robert Southey has found a way, he tells us, in which the effects of manufactures and agriculture may be compared. And what is this way? To stand on a hill, to look at a cottage and a factory, and to see which is prettier. Does Mr. Southey think that the English peasantry live, or ever lived, in substantial and ornamented cottages, with box hedges, flower gardens, beehives and orchards?
4. What is the author of the above passage trying to say?