Final Exam Study Sheet
(R/P information in
Format: two mandatory; 2 out of 3
- Did Napoleon end the Revolution? Contribute to it?
Personify it? Was he revolutionary or "the last of the
enlightened despots"? Appraise the rule of his nephew,
Napoleon III too.
- Identify ideologies with the following: Metternich,
Burke, O'Connell (Hachey lecture), Mazzini, Pankhurst,
Mill, David, Byron, Reform Bills of 1832 and
- What were the positive and negative aspects of
industrialism? Describe the influences on Marx. Identify
the particular importance of class struggle and surplus
value. What were Marx's ideas toward India? What
were the consequences of the second social and economic
- Assess the unifications of Italy and Germany. How
were Austria and France exploited by Cavour and Bismarck?
Which "unifier" had the harder task?
- Cite examples of British and French "quiet
imperialism." Use R/P too. What were the causes of
the Second or New Imperialism and apply them to the
Scrambles? Consider Jules Ferry's ideas, Livingstone's
proselytism, and Kipling's poetry. How did Orientalism
prepare an imperialist mentality? Consider the
significance of Delacroix, Lamartine, Eberhardt. Discuss
the resistance of 'Abd al-Qadir, Jamal al-Din al-Afghani,
Commissioner Lin, Kang Youwei, Mahatma Gandhi, and Ho Chi
Minh. What were the trans-cultural effects of this
imperial age? How was Japan affected by the "Wider West?"
Cite Ito and Okuma.
- Describe the dialectic of hyper-rationalism and
irrationalism. Who were the "new thinkers" or
irrationalism? Cite examples of Freud and Nietzsche in
Demian. Describe impressionism and expressionism
in painting and music and cite some representative
- Describe the culpability for the Great War? (Gellott
lecture too) Which country was most responsible? What did
Kafka mean by a "lack of imagination" concerning World
War I? What new weapons were introduced? Compare and
contrast the Congress of Vienna and the Paris Peace
Conference and the objectives and achievements of the
main diplomats. How did European civilization change as a
consequence of the Great War? Review dadaism, surrealism,
and futurism and representative artists.
- What were the reforms of Alexander II? What were the
various roles played by Trotsky during the Russian
Revolution? Account for the decline and fall of the
- What is meant by fascism? Compare its emergence in
Italy and Germany. Examine Mussolini's and Hitler's
ideas. Compare and contrast fascism with communism.
What are the characteristics of totalitarianism and apply
them to 1984.
- What were the causes of World War II? How did World
War II differ from World War I in weaponry? In tactics?
In Man's Search for Meaning describe how Frankl
psychologically survived the ordeal of the camps. How did
Mrs. Warschau survive?
- Describe the different interpretations concerning the
Cold War. See Mr. X and Khrushchev. What is meant
by decolonization? See Cabral and Fanon.
Characterize a Third World state.
- How is the world trans-cultural? Do we face
trans-cultural conflict? (Huntington) Can it be avoided?
Apply several examples from R/P (your choice). The
"Epilogue" of the textbook states that the 21st century
will be your own. List what you consider to be the most
- Mandatory: Comprehensive question: p. 234.
Select one person from this course who personifies
trans-culturalism. Explain your choice.
- Mandatory: Assess the importance of the individual as
presented in Demian, Man's Search for
Meaning, and 1984.
-- Last Update: April 24, 2001