Midterm Exam – Summer 2012 (His 10)

HIS 10 – Modern World History

College Now

Summer  2012

Professor Rogers

Midterm Study Guide

This study guide should provide you with all of the necessary information to study and do well on the mid-term examination. Students are to write their answers on the test sheet and any paper provided by the instructor.

The midterm will be held on Monday, July 23, 2012.


The exam will be broken into two parts: term identification and a short answer question.

Part One – Term Identification (15 points)

Students will be given the definitions of fifteen terms drawn from the lectures and readings and they are expected to match each definition with the correct term – provided from a list on the test sheet. Each term is worth one point, for a total of fifteen points on this portion of the exam.

A list of possible terms on the test is provided below

Part Two – Short Answer (10 points)

Students will be given between five and seven short answer questions, of which they will be asked to answer TWO. Again, students are only to answer TWO QUESTIONS. Any questions answered beyond that will be ignored. The short answer question answered will be worth up to five points.

Answers are expected to be between three to four paragraphs and answer all aspects of the question. Any answer that is either too short or fails to cover every aspect of the question will lose points.


Bartolome de las Casas (1484-1566)

Valladolid Debates (1550)

Universalist religion


Ming Dynasty (1369-1644)

The Thirty-Years War (1618-1648)

Peace of Westphalia (1648)

The English Civil War (1642-1646)

the Levelers

Absolutist empire

Constitutionalist empire

Qing Dynasty (1644-1912)

Bourbon Dynasty (1643-1793)

State Examination System


British Empire

Dutch Empire

Atlantic Slavery

Slavery in Africa

The African Slave Trade & Middle Passage

Consumer Revolution


The Middle Class

The Scientific Revolution (1543-1727)

The Enlightenment

John Locke (1632-1704)

Tabula rusa

The philosophes

Voltaire (1694-1778)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)



“republic of letters”



Enlightened despots

Frederick the Great (1740-1786)



Epistolary novel

Cultural v. biological difference

The Seven Years War (1756-1763)

Stamp Act (1765)

Proclamation Line (1763)

The American Revolution (1775-1783)

The Old Régime (France)

Louis XVI (r. 1774-1792)

The Fiscal Crisis

The Estates-General

The National Assembly

Bastille Day & the “Great Fear”

Declaration of the Rights of Man & Citizen


Civil Constitution of the Clergy (1790)

The King’s Flight (Summer 1791)

The French Republic (1792-1799)

The Vendee (1793)

Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794)

The Terror (1793-1794)

The Thermidorian Reaction (1795-1799)

The Industrial Revolution (1780-1890)


Railroads & Canals

The new working class


Adam Smith (1723-1790)



Robert Owen (1771-1858)

“reform” socialism

“revolutionary” socialism

The Haitian Revolution (1789-1802)

Ending the International Slave Trade

Ending Slavery in the British Caribbean

The American Civil War (1861-1865)

American Reconstruction (1865-1872)

Jim Crow Apartheid in the US (1896-1852)

Ending Slavery in Brazil (1871-1888)




Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Liberal nationalism


The “Jewish Question”

The Revolutions of 1848

Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898)

German Unification



Author: Roy Rogers

I am currently a PhD candidate in American History at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). My undergraduate education was at Shepherd University (Political Science & History) and I received an MA in History from George Mason University. As a historian, my research interests include early American history, the early American republic (1780 to 1830), political history, religious history, and gender history. I live in Brooklyn with my girlfriend and our cat.

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