Posted by: Ed Darrell | February 27, 2008

Review for test, February 29 & March 3

We have a test on Friday, February 29, or Monday, March 3.  There will be 35 to 45 multiple choice questions.  Questions for the test will be drawn from material delivered and studied in class.  Below the fold is a list of review questions which should tell you what you need to know to pass the exam.

Review for Test, February 29 & March 3


Know the answers to these questions:

1.                  What was the Renaissance?

2.                  Where did the Renaissance start and take hold?

3.                  Approximately when was the Renaissance

4.                  What do historians mean when they speak of “The Reformation?”  Are the Reformation of Martin Luther and the Reformation of England the same thing?

5.                  Describe the Magna Carta (1215).  Why is it important in the timeline of actions leading to the U.S. Constitution?

6.                  What was the Mayflower Compact, and why was it important?

7.                  Describe the English Bill of Rights – how did it differ from the Magna Carta, and who was covered by its authority?

8.                  What was the Declaration of Independence, and  why is it important?

9.                  Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

10.              What year was the Declaration written?

11.              What were the Articles of Confederation?

12.              What is the Constitution?  What year was it written?

13.              What is the Bill of Rights?  Describe it.

14.              Why should we know who George Washington was?

15.              Who was Samuel Adams

16.              What were the Federalist Papers, and who wrote them?

17.              What happened after the French and Indian War that helped lead to the American Revolution?

18.              What was the Proclamation of 1763; what land did it affect?

19.              Know these terms:  taxation without representation; petition, unalienable rights, tyrant, boycott, colonial grievances, mercantilism, revolution, Articles of Confederation, French and Indian War.

20.              Know who these people were:  Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington

21.              What were the “Intolerable Acts?”

22.              What was the Boston Massacre?

23.              What is “the shot heard ‘round the world?

24.              Describe the importance of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

25.              What is Paul Revere famous for?

26.              Besides independence from Britain, what did the colonists win from the British in the American Revolution?

27.              After the Bill of Rights:  Describe the three Constitutional Amendments that occurred right after the American Civil War.  What did they do?  Which three amendments are they?

28.              What does “quartering of soldiers” mean?

29.              What were the effects of the American Revolution:  On nations in South America?  In Europe?  In Africa?  In Asia?

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