A History of World Societies

History

Quiz 34 :
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Quiz 34 :
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Prior to the end of Akbar's reign, Muslims often were tolerant of Christians, Jews, Hindus, and other non-Muslim faiths. Explain why they were tolerant, and discuss the specific ways they attempted accommodation. How did Muslim attitudes impact the population makeup of the Ottoman Empire, and in what specific ways did Akbar's successors retreat from prior accommodationism?
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One should point out that Muslims had a long history of accommodation with non-Muslims based upon Qur'anic teachings. Lives and property were guaranteed in exchange for obedience and the payment of taxes. The Ottomans extended tolerance beyond Christians and Jews to many others within their empire, including Serbs, Bosnians, Croats, and Orthodox Christians. Specific mention should be made of Rabbi Isaac Sarfati's attempts to encourage Jews to migrate to Turkey. The Safavid attempted conversion of some Christians, but attitudes remained favorable toward Christians and others who did not convert. Regarding India, discussion should include the incorporation of Hindus, Jains, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, and Christians. Specific ways in which Akbar sought to promote accommodation should be noted, such as participation in festivals and his manner of dress. Aurangzeb is one who distanced himself from accommodation. Among other things, he appointed censors, forbade sati, abolished certain taxes, and ordered the destruction of temples.

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What role did Peter the Great play in Russia's transition into an empire?
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In assessing the role of Peter the Great in Russia's transition to an empire, it is important that essays begin by offering some sense of how this process began prior to Peter's rise to power. Discussion should point out that Russia lay in between the continents of Europe and Asia and that it drew from both as it expanded. The process of state-building and territorial expansion begun by the tsars culiminated in the reign of Peter the Great, whose primary contribution was turning Russia toward the West. In assessing Peter's predecessors, it is important to address the work of Ivan the Terrible in particular, as he clearly influenced Peter's own program of expansion and state-building. Also of great importance to Peter's efforts was his focus on gaining access to the sea, specifically the Ottoman-controlled Black Sea and the Sweden-dominated Baltic Sea. As part of the discussion of territoral expansion under Peter, specific conflicts should be noted, such as the Great Northern War and the attack on Fort Azov and Poltava. Another key component to address is the westernization of Russia under Peter. Specific ways in which this transition occurred should be highlighted.

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What specific factors enabled Adolf Hitler to rise to power?
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A good essay should begin with a look at post-World War I Germany and the challenges that it faced, such as political instability and the crippling effects of hyperinflation during the Weimar Republic. Interspersed with this should be a discussion of Hitler's role in the early German Worker's Party and his "stab in the back" theory. An especially good essay would also give consideration to Hitler's youth and the impact of nationalism and racism on his worldview, particularly with regard to his virulent anti-Semitism and anti-Marxist theories. From there, attention should shift toward the specific steps that allowed for his transition to power. Special note should be made of his time in jail, in which he elaborated on his ideas of race, territory, and leadership through dictating Mein Kampf. The onset of the Great Depression gave a tremendous boon to his bid for power and should be examined as well. The ways in which Hitler and the Nazis appealed to German youth, the breakdown of government in the late 1920s, and Hitler's skillful backroom politics were also significant factors.

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For many people, why were the immediate post-World War I years an "Age of Anxiety," and in what ways did they seek to come to terms with this new age?
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Near the turn of the twentieth century, the imperialist push beyond America's borders began. Discuss the major components of America's late-nineteenth-century imperialist movement. Into what areas did the United States expand and why? In what ways did American imperialism mimick that of Europe?
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Explain the specific ways in which social unrest impacted society in Europe and the United States during the post-World War II era and the ways in which governments and societies attempted to address those social concerns.
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Upon his acquisition of power in 1799, in what ways, and for what reasons, did Napoleon structure French government and society? What, if any, negative consequences resulted from these changes?
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Describe the specific tenets of the United States' plan for fighting the Cold War in the immediate postwar years.
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Describe the major social reform movements of the modern age and their impact on societies throughout the world.
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Examine the evolution of technology through the first, second, and third communications revolutions. What were the major advances made during each of these revolutions, and what impact did they have on societies and governments? Answer Key
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Explain the key differences and similarities regarding the ways in which the Assyrians and Persians built and ruled their empires.
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Describe the important roles played by the military and religion in Shang society.
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Discuss the key features of political, religious, and social life in the Zhou Dynasty.
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The Hellenistic world was one in which traditional Greek culture came into contact with societies and cultures as far away as India. Of particular importance to Hellenistic society were religion, philosophy, and science, all of which shaped and were shaped by the cultures with which they came into contact. Explain Hellenistic beliefs, practices, and advances in each of these areas.
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Describe the impact of Buddhism as it spread out of India and into China. In what ways did Buddhism spread to China? How did contact with outside cultures impact Buddhism? What impact did Buddhism have on Chinese religious, political, and social life?
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Discuss the social, economic, and political problems the Aztec and Inca faced prior to, and immediately after, their contact with European explorers. What efforts were made to address those problems, and what factors do historians believe contributed to their ultimate demise?
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Discuss the opportunties and obstacles the Crusaders faced as well as the short- and long-term consequences of the Crusades.
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In the years following the Protestant Reformation, witch hunts became increasingly common. In what way were these witch hunts a product of the times in which they occurred? What were the short- and long-term consequences of these witch hunts?
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What regions were involved in the Afroeurasian trade world, and what was its cultural and economic impact in those regions?
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Explain the emergence, structure, and impact of higher education during the Middle Ages. Answer Key
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