World History Homework Nine Answers - Student 5

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1. Now that you’ve taken the midterm exam, how might you improve when you take the finale exam at the end of this course?

I guess one way I could improve my score would be to write more of the terms down that I struggle with. I did this about an hour before the test, but I should have done it a few days before the test. Overall I feel pretty happy about the way that I did, but in the final exam I would like to be one of the top scores!

Great analysis - writing (or typing) the difficult-to-remember terms and descriptions is very helpful to remembering them.

2. Summarize the French Revolution.

After the huge success of the American Revolution, France was invigorated to start a revolution of their own. It wasn’t nearly as successful as the American Revolution though. It ended up being what was probably the bloodiest revolution of all time. The Guillotine would just mercilessly kill people with no heed as to whether or not they deserved it. In the heat of this brutal revolution, the National Assembly approved the “Declaration of the Rights of Man,” which was similar to the Declaration of Independence. This horrific revolution did not draw to a close until 1794 when the guillotine was killed himself. Five years after his death Napoleon rose to power.

Excellent analysis and comparison, but the penultimate sentence (second-to-last sentence) is a misuse of the term "guillotine", which is not a person. Also, notice that there were unfortunate differences between the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Declaration of Independence.

3. Write a brief essay on the religious wars in England.

I think that one you really get right down to it, and ask yourself, “Why was there so much religious persecution going on in England during the 1600’s” the answer would be because the idea of kings was really a bad idea. When you have so many religions in one country, and you have a king who feels strongly that his religion is correct, things will be a mess.

Right. Terrific observation.

5. What is your view of revolutions in world history? Include several examples in your answer.

I feel that if necessary revolutions can be a great strategy, and in cases like the American Revolution they can be really successful. However if they can be avoided, then they should be, cases like the French Revolution are a perfect example of this.

Good.

6. Comment on music or art history.

I could go on for a long time about music history, having played much classical piano myself, but since the question says only to comment, I will keep it brief. Ludwig Van Beethoven, who was mentioned in the lecture, was arguably the most influential and innovative musician of all time. His contributions to musical notation were incredible. He also inspired many, many musicians in his time and long after his time to create more amazing music.

Superb answer, one of the best in the class.

7. What is your view of Napoleon? In your answer, discuss some of his achievements.

Napoleon was a very wise leader who accomplished many great things. He signed many peace treaties with a lot of the countries that England had been at war or disagreement with. Like every great leader though, he had his faults too, his blockade against Great Britain was a complete failure. Overall though, I feel he was a very good leader.

OK.

8. Write an essay about any aspect of the lecture.

The trial of Prynne was possibly the most unfair trial that has ever happened, and it displays what a chaos Europe was in at that time. He had written pamphlets criticizing the Queen of England, which isn’t generally a good idea when you are under a dictatorship. Anyways, he was sentenced to a lifetime imprisonment, and he also got his ears cropped. This is a great illustration of the unjustness of these dictatorships.

Right. Well done.

Daniel N.

Grade: 70/70. Excellent work.--Andy Schlafly 18:01, 13 November 2011 (EST)
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