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1994

Group 1

  • Explain the ways in which Italian Renaissance humanism transformed ideas about the individual's role in society.
  • Between 1450 and 1800, many women gained power as rulers, some as reigning queens, others as regents. Identify two such powerful women and discuss how issues of gender, such as marriage and reproduction, influenced their ability to obtain and exercise power.
  • Analyze the ways in which enlightenment thought addressed religious beliefs and social issues in the eighteenth century.

Group 2

  • Discuss and analyze the political and economic reasons for the failure of parliamentary democracy in Germany after the First World War.
  • Describe and analyze the long-term social and economic trends in the period 1860 to 1917 that prepared the ground for revolution in Russia.
  • Analyze the common political and economic problems facing Western European nations in the period 1945-1960 and discuss their responses to these problems.

 

1995

Group 1

  • Compare and contrast the attitudes of Martin Luther and John Calvin toward political authority and social order.
  • Analyze the influence of the theory of mercantilism on the domestic and foreign policies of France, 1600-1715.
  • Identify four specific changes in science and technology, and explain their effects on Western European family and private life between 1918 and 1970.

Group 2

  • Compare and contrast the extent to which Catherine the Great and Joseph Stalin were "Westernizers."
  • Discuss the ways in which European Jews were affected by and responded to liberalism, nationalism, and anti-Semitism in the nineteenth century.
  • Analyze the key developments that characterized the European economy in the second half of the nineteenth century.

 

1996

Group 1

  • Compare and contrast the patronage of the arts by Italian renaissance rulers with that by dictators of the 1930s.
  • Compare and contrast the relationships between the great powers and Poland in the periods 1772-1815 and 1918-1939.
  • 4Compare and contrast the women's suffrage movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with the European feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

Group 2

  • Assess the extent to which the Protestant Reformation promoted new expectations about social roles in the sixteenth century. Refer to at least two social groups in your assessment.
  • Identify the major social groups in France on the eve of the 1789 Revolution. Assess the extent to which their aspirations were achieved in the period from the meeting of the Estates-General (May 1789) to the declaration of the republic (September 1792)
  • Describe the physical transformation of European cities in the second half of the nineteenth century and analyze the social consequences of this transformation.

 

1997

Group 1

  • Focusing on the period before 1600, describe and analyze the cultural and economic interactions between Europe and the Western Hemisphere as a result of the Spanish and Portuguese exploration and settlement.
  • Analyze the policies of three European colonial powers regarding Africa between 1871 and 1914.
  • Describe and analyze the resistance to Soviet authority in the Eastern bloc from the end of the Second World War through 1989. Be sure to include examples from at least two Soviet satellite countries.

Group 2

  • Describe and analyze the economic, cultural, and social changes that led to and sustained Europe's rapid population growth in the period from approximately 1650 to 1800.
  • Discuss some of the ways in which Romantic artists, musicians, and writers responded to political and socioeconomic conditions in the period from 1800 to 1850. Document your response with specific examples from discussions of at least two of the three disciplines: visual arts, music, and literature.
  • Account for the responses of the European democracies to the military aggression by Italy and Germany during the 1930's.

 

 

 

 

 

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