2012 Midterm Study Guide
Natural Rights are:
Natural Laws are:
Divine Right is:
An Absolute Monarch is a:
An Enlightened Despot is:
A Primary Source is
Secondary source is
The Declaration of the Rights of Man did what?
Katherine of Aragon
Causes of the French Revolution
What were the Three Estates?
Why were the monarchs executed?
How did the French Revolution change
the role and rights of women in France and the world of the eighteenth century?
Explain how the role and
influence of the Church changed in France during the French Revolution.
“Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible. Let terror be the order of the day!” Who said this and what was the event or time period
in which he said it?
Explain what the Vendee
was and why it occurred.
Explain what the Thermidorian
Reaction in 1794 was.
How and why did Napoleon come to power
What contributions did
Napoleon make to France and the world?
What was the Continental System and
who was the target?
What was the Congress of Vienna, and
what was its goals and legacy?
Define and explain Karl
Marx’s theory of history including the following terms; Dialectic materialism, proletariat and bourgeoisie. Use an example
from the French Revolution. Make sure and include Ruling Elite, Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat. You should include a diagram
as well including Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis.
Essay section 200 points
Assessed with the CAPT Interdisciplinary Scoring Rubric and Critical Thinking Rubric
Be sure to write essay on additional
paper. You should out line your essay before you compose it. After you are done writing go back over your response and edit
it and make sure you have answered the question or questions completely and thoroughly.
You may choose any one of the following essays. Each essay must
answer the question fully with supporting details. Use the essay format taught
in class. Good grammar, fluency and structure are important. Essays should be a minimum of five paragraphs including an introduction
Each question is designed to allow
you to show how much you know and understand about each epoch we have studied this year. Your responses should include the
ethos or spirit of the time it covers. Each essay may include the role of religion, social structure, economy and significant
individuals from the period covered.
Essay choice 1
1. Invention Essay:
Many innovations and inventions
have changed the course of history and shaped the world. What political and economic
innovations were created during the Enlightenment and how have they contributed to our present society? You must explain with
supporting details how Enlightenment ideas have impacted us in areas of epistemology, economics, civic duty, political and
social justice. If you could shape a government what would it look like? Which of the four Enlightenment philosophers
would you base it on? Who do you agree with most and why? Which do you most disagree with and why?
Essay Choice 2
The French Revolution through art of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Using three works of art from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries explain how the French Revolution is dialectically reflected in art. Be sure and include
the following people, genres of art and terms in your paper: Louis XIV, Louis XVI, Napoleon Bonaparte, Baroque, Rococo, and
absolutism or absolute monarchy. Your essay should demonstrate an understanding of the history of the period and how art reflects
history. Your essay should be a minimum of five paragraphs. Be sure
to cite each work of art and name its genre. The timeline of the French
Revolution provided in Document E may help Remember to use good writing
form as discussed in class. You should use each work of art to tell the story of the French Revolution from its beginning
to its end.
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