Posted by: Ed Darrell | May 9, 2008

Review for Test on May 12 & 13 (2008)

We’re having a test on May 12 or 13, [2008] depending on whether you come on an A or B day.  This test will be limited to material we dwelled on in class, mostly. If you have your class notes, you should have no difficulty finding answers.

Most of the answers are in the textbook (check out the book’s on-line supplements); all of the answers can be found in many other sources, at the public library, in the school library, and on the internet.

[Classes in 2009 and later, nota bene: The material you need to know will include these things below.  You may certainly use this post to study — that would be a great idea — but expect a few variations.]

Review for the test

Know the answers to these questions:

1. Put in the proper sequence, these events: Spanish-American War, Russo-Japanese War, World War I, Roaring ‘20s, Stock Market Crash of 1929, Great Depression, German attack on Poland, Battle of Britain, Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II, D-Day, Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, Cold War.

Punch cartoon of Cecil Rhodes,

2. What is “imperialism,” and why do we study it? (at left, the image of imperialism: Cecil Rhodes, shown standing astride of Africa, in a cartoon from Punch magazine; Rhodes had built the trans-Africa railway, and is the man after whom the nation of Rhodesia was named (now Zimbabwe). The cartoon is a play on the old Colossus of Rhodes, which was one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.”)

3. Who were the great imperialist powers of the late 19th century, and where did they practice their imperialism? (U.S. imperialism, too.)

4. What were the effects of the Industrial Revolution?

5. Describe the Industrial Revolution, and tell the role that coal, steel and cloth played in it.

6. What is “the middle class” and why is it important?

7. What is “romanticism?”

8. What is “realism?” Why is it important? How was realism reflected in the art of the time?

9. What was the event that triggered World War I?

10. How did nationalism affect the start of World War I?

11. Which nations fought on what sides in World War I?

12. What was trench warfare?

13. Describe some of the new technologies of warfare that were used in World War I, and tell their effects.

Woodrow Wilson, from Wikimedia

14. What was President Woodrow Wilson’s14 Points?” (photo at right: Woodrow Wilson)

15. What were economic conditions like in Germany in 1922 through 1925?

16. What were the Roaring ‘20s?

17. What was the League of Nations?

18. Describe the Bolshevik Revolution (Russian Revolution). In what year did it occur?

19. How did the Russian Revolution affect the waging and outcome of World War I?

20. Identify these people and terms: Karl Marx, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Alexander Graham Bell, Guglielmo Marconi, Thomas Edison, bourgeoisie, proletariat, socialism, child labor, suffrage, Czar Nicholas II, the Balkans, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, Sarajevo, the Treaty of Versailles, reparations, Social Darwinism vs. Darwinian evolution, Ottoman Empire, John Maynard Keynes, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), Theodore Roosevelt (Teddy), the New Deal, V. I. Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, inflation, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, the Spanish Civil War, the Lincoln Brigade, fascist and fascism, Winston Churchill.

21. What events signaled the start of World War II in Asia?

22. What events signaled the start of World War II in Europe?

23. What event brought the United States into World War II?

24. Which nations were on which sides during World War II?

25. What was D-Day?

Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning photo of second flag raising on Iwo Jima

26. What was Iwo-Jima?
(Photo at right: Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the second flag raising on Iwo Jima Island0

27. Who first used atomic weapons in war, and for what?

28. What was Napoleon’s great mistake with regard to Russia? Who repeated it over a hundred years later?



  1. are all of these questions going to be on the test and are there more?

    • This was for the test in 2008. I’d better fix that date. Thanks for the reminder.


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