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The Exam
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This is an
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All term you've been instructed to save your class notes and to keep them organized. This exam is the reason why,








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The World History End of Term ReviewThe Enola Gay dropped the atomic bom on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945.
Please read the Disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

The exam will focus on the events and people encountered during the last term of the 2011-2012 school year. The answer to every single question on the exam is on this page. The structure of the exam:

Matching. There will be ten (10) matching items. You’ll be provided with the name of a person you should know and you will demonstrate your ability to identify that person by correctly selecting, matching if you will, a quote or short description of what that person is known for.

Multiple Choice. There will be twenty (20) multiple choice exam questions. Many of the questions will be coming from the Cold War crossword puzzle that you completed in class on Wednesday May 30, 2012. The reminder of the questions will come from Tuesday May 15, 2012 in class Quiz you took and from class discussions and the crossword centered on WWII terms, people, places, and things to know about World War II. (Scroll to the bottom of this page.)

Did you know World War II began on September 1, 1939 when Hitler’s Nazi Germany, practicing a new style of warfare called “Blitzkrieg," in English, “Lightning War,” invaded Poland? It’s true. Did you also know that at the beginning of WWII the US had the eleventh (11th) strongest army in the world? Ethiopia was ahead of us. We were not the preeminent world’s power we are today—that would only happen with the end of WWII.

Wait, there’s more! What was Russia’s role in WWII? What's the difference between Russia and USSR? Who was their leader. What’s an “Ike?” June 6 is a significant day. Why? Those atomic bombs—5Ws. FDR. Harry Truman. Churchill. Hey, what exactly IS a Cold War? Communism. Fascism. Huh? Don't forget Korea and Red China.

And the Rape of Nanking.FDR. US President during the Depression and World War II. Elected four times! Died in office. Harry Truman became the 33rd President.Viet Nam. Cuba.

There are a couple of questions centered on the events of November 22, 1963. It was the height of the Cold War. The American president is struck down by an assassin’s bullet. What happened that day? How did America change?

Syria has been a topic for current events many times this year. There will be a question focused on Syria. Clue: Find the capital of Syria. Who lives there?

Essay. There will be an essay exam. You’ll be expected to write a multiple paragraph essay. You’ll be expected to use evidence from history to support a conclusion will make. You will use standard English and an ink pen. You will be expected to do this in college the first day you step foot on campus.

Mapping. There will be two (2) maps.  You will prove to the world that you know basic map skills. Two of the easiest questions: locate and correctly draw the Equator and Prime Meridian on an outline map of the world. Accuracy counts. You are expected to know where a few cities  and large lakes or seas are found in Asia and Europe. The map of Europe will be easy for you! You carry a version with you all the time. Can you say Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Denmark, and England? I knew you could! What is a Baltic?

Every Picture Tells a Story. You’ll be presented with an iconic image from history. You’ll be expectedPicasso created Guernica, Know what Guernica is! Guernica is the picture you'll be asked to interpret! Google time! Note time. It'll take you less than a minute to get the 5Ws for Guernica. to identify certain elements in the graphic and relate it to a person from history or a historical event.

Fill in the Blank. One of this year’s themes has been centered on the study of the Holocaust. When we showed Shindler’s List and then brought in the dozen Holocaust survivors it was learning at it’s best. Review your class notes and the study guides you received in class. There will be a fill in the blank section of the test that will focus on the Holocaust. There was a terrible story we heard, it was about the cruise ship The St. Louis. Remember what happened? It’s so sad…

Material from your Textbook. On the top of just about every class handout is a suggested reading or two from your class textbook, Connections. Find the book and review the reading. In college it’s expected that you do your homework and complete class assignments on time (just as you do now) and that the assignments are all of the highest quality. College professors tend to be sticklers for quality work. That requires a bit of preplanning before you write, for example. I’m looking for that same attention to detail and quality on this exam.

And to think, all it will take to get the highest grade on this exam is a half hour of studying and ten minutes of organizing your notebook. Done and done. Oh, did I mention that many college exams are structured just like this?

The fine print:
Disclaimer: Failure to adequately prepare for life’s inevitable challenges is an interesting trait displayed by many humans. Most of the students at Oxbridge Academy are human. Ergo. Most students will fail to adequately prepare for a World History class challenge: The end of term exam. Defy human nature and study. Get out your notebook. Pay close attention to the Holocaust. There are a couple of camps that kept being mentioned in our studies: Auschwitz and Dachau. Spend just a moment—less that a minute—and Google them.  Be able to answer why the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was considered a Japanese failure (that’s the essay question—you’ll be expected to use the 5Ws and construct a multiple paragraph essay—Go to Sparknotes and see what they say about Pearl Harbor…)

If you were presented with a picture of Picasso’s Guernica, could you explain the destruction in 1937 of that small Spanish town and what that meant to the world? Do you know Hitler’s role in the production of that painting? How about Francisco Franco? If you don’t you may want to pay Mr. Google a visit. Just sayin’.

You just read the fine print. You received invaluable information about the nature of the exam you’re going to take on Tuesday. Today’s lesson: Read the fine print and study. It was Henry Ford that said, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

JFK was murdered November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald is the alledged assassin. Know who's in the car. What happened to Oswald?











The World:

Draw in the Equator--ACCURATELY!!! Now the Prime Meridian--ACCURATELY!!!  Now label the countries, identify the bodies of water, and show the world that American students know as much as students from anywhere else!














Just one of the Readings you said you did this term:
pages 786—789 (not too late to read this...)
  Class handout-Lest we forget…

Your homework three weeks ago:
Viewing—You Tube—Please view this as homework:
 (Know the significance of Guadalcanal…)


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The exam is this




Are you able to explain what the Cold War was?





Remember the
"Iron Curtain" speech Churchill gave in that small Iowa town?


(Use them in every essay.)


Know who Assad is and what he does.

The map of Europe is important.

FDR. That's him next to the CBS radio microphone.



Did I mention the importance of being able to label (on an outline map) the major nations in Europe?




































Did you know there are over 7 Billion people on the earth?

Did you know 1.2 billion people live in China?

Did you know a billion people live in Europe?








The WWII Terms we learned in class:

Third Reich



The St. Louis


“Final Solution”

September 1, 1939

“Eastern Front”



“Western Front”




Axis Powers








Adolph Hitler

Benito Mussolini

Winston Churchill

Joseph Stalin

Neville Chamberlain


Pacific Theater



Pearl Harbor

Battle of the Bulge

Battle of Britain

VE Day              and Guernica!


ESSAY Grading Rubric:

 25 points max

0 points (oops…)

3 (missing something)

5 (nailed it!)

Historically accurate




Organized and clear




Turned in on time




Shows analysis




“Pretty”—shows heart




     Total pointsà






pptx 2.3 Planned Cities on the Indus(PPTX 965 KB)


pptx 2.4 River Dynasties in China(PPTX 553 KB)


pptx 3.1 The Indo-Europeans(PPTX 1.48 MB)


ppt 4.1 The Egyptian and Nubian Empires(PPT 73 KB)


ppt 4.2 The Assyrian Empire(PPT 70 KB)


ppt 5.1 Cultures of the Mountains and the Sea(PPT 67 KB)


ppt 5.2 Warring City States(PPT 53 KB)


ppt 5.3 Democracy and Greece's Golden Age(PPT 8.89 MB)


ppt 5.4 Alexander's Empire(PPT 33 KB)


ppt 5.5 The Spread of Hellenistic Culture(PPT 10 KB)


ppt 6.1 The Roman Republic(PPT 64 KB)


ppt 6.2 The Roman Empire(PPT 14 KB)


ppt 6.3 The Rise of Christianity(PPT 10 KB)


ppt 6.4 The Fall of the Roman Empire(PPT 46 KB)


ppt 6.5 Rome and the Roots of Western Civilization(PPT 75 KB)


ppt 7.1 India's First Empires(PPT 80 KB)


ppt 7.2 Trade Spreads Indian Religion and Culture(PPT 1.70 MB)


ppt 7.3 Han Emperors in China(PPT 1.59 MB)


ppt 8.1 Diverse Societies in Africa(PPT 64 KB)


ppt 9.1 The Earliest Americans(PPT 4.16 MB)


pptx 10.1 The Rise of Islam(PPTX 3.80 MB)


ppt 10.2 Islam Expands(PPT 3.74 MB)


pptx 11.1 The Byzantine Empire(PPTX 3.47 MB)


ppt 11.2 The Russian Empire(PPT 3.14 MB)


ppt 11.3 Turkish Empires Rise in Anatolia(PPT 73 KB)


ppt 12.1 Tang and Song China(PPT 5.65 MB)


ppt 12.2 The Mongol Conquests(PPT 3.46 MB)


ppt 12.3 The Mongol Empire(PPT 1.12 MB)


ppt 12.4 Feudal Powers in Japan(PPT 62 KB)


ppt 12.5 Kingdoms of Southeast Asia and Korea(PPT 1.00 MB)


ppt 13.1 Charlemagne Unites Germanic Kingdoms(PPT 1.35 MB)


ppt 13.2 Feudalism in Europe(PPT 2.57 MB)


pptx 13.3 The Age of Chivalry(PPTX 3.51 MB)


ppt 13.4 The Power of the Church(PPT 1.17 MB)


pptx 14.1 Church Reform and the Crusades(PPTX 3.80 MB)


pptx 17.1 Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance(PPTX 5.20 MB)


ppt 21.1 Spain's Empire and European Absolutism(PPT 4.22 MB)


ppt 21.2 The Reign of Louis XIV(PPT 11.09 MB)


ppt 21.3 Central European Monarchs Clash(PPT 4.21 MB)


ppt 21.4 Absolute Rulers of Russia(PPT 92 KB)


ppt 21.5 Parliament Limits English Monarchy(PPT 46 KB)


ppt 22.1 The Scientific Revolution(PPT 3.46 MB)


ppt 22.2 The Enlightenment in Europe(PPT 2.87 MB)


ppt 22.3 The Enlightenment Spreads(PPT 55 KB)


ppt 22.4 The American Revolution(PPT 18 KB)


ppt 23.5 The Congress of Vienna(PPT 6.87 MB)


ppt 24.1 Latin American Peoples Win Independence(PPT 2.09 MB)


ppt 24.2 Europe Faces Revolutions(PPT 1.50 MB)


ppt 24.3 Nationalism(PPT 92 KB)


ppt 24.4 Revolutions in the Arts(PPT 3.98 MB)


ppt 25.1 The Beginning of Industrialization(PPT 10.26 MB)


ppt 25.2 Industrialization Case Study(PPT 94 KB)


ppt 25.3 Industrialization Spreads(PPT 89 KB)


ppt 25.4 Reforming the Industrialized World(PPT 20 KB)


ppt 26.1 Democratic Reform and Activism(PPT 1.51 MB)


pptx 26.4 Nineteenth Century Progress(PPTX 3.78 MB)


ppt 27.1 The Scramble for Africa(PPT 4.13 MB)


pptx 27.4 British Imperialism in India(PPTX 12.58 MB)


pptx 28.1 China Resists Outside Influence(PPTX 1.21 MB)


ppt 28.2 Modernization in Japan(PPT 2.81 MB)


pptx 28.3 United States Economic Imperialism(PPTX 1.74 MB)


pptx 28.4 Turmoil and Change in Mexico(PPTX 2.15 MB)


ppt 29.1 Marching Towards War(PPT 3.26 MB)


ppt 29.2 Europe Plunges Into War(PPT 3.95 MB)


ppt 29.3 A Global Conflict(PPT 3.03 MB)


ppt 29.4 A Flawed Peace(PPT 7.77 MB)


ppt 30.1 Revolutions in Russia(PPT 3.45 MB)


ppt 30.2 Totalitarianism(PPT 60 KB)


pptx 30.3 Imperial China Collapses(PPTX 1.30 MB)


pptx 30.4 Nationalism in India and Southwest Asia(PPTX 1.33 MB)


pptx 31.1 Postwar Uncertainty(PPTX 8.05 MB)


ppt 31.3 Fascism Rises in Europe(PPT 78 KB)


ppt 31.4 Aggressors Invade Nations(PPT 25 KB)


ppt 32.1 Hitler's Lightning War(PPT 4.54 MB)


pptx 32.2 Japan's Pacific Campaign(PPTX 5.53 MB)


pptx 32.3 The Holocaust(PPTX 5.78 MB)


ppt 32.4 The Allied Victory(PPT 3.19 MB)


ppt 33 Restructuring the Postwar War, 1945-Present(PPT 5.72 MB)
All sections from chapter 33



pptx 34.1 Indian Subcontinent Achieves Freedom(PPTX 1.62 MB)


pptx 36.4 Terrorism(PPTX 3.75 MB)
Section of the book on international terrorism with particular attention to the September 11, 2001 attacks, the war on terror, and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

ppt File 1.1 the renaissance in italy.ppt(PPT 1.13 MB)


ppt File 1.2 the renaissance in northern europe.ppt(PPT 501 KB)


ppt File 1.3 the protestant reformation.ppt(PPT 426 KB)


ppt File 1.4 reformation ideas spread.ppt(PPT 922 KB)


ppt File 1.5 the scientific revolution.ppt(PPT 1.01 MB)


ppt File 2.1 the search for spices.ppt(PPT 3.48 MB)


ppt File 2.2 turbulent centuries in africa.ppt(PPT 1.04 MB)


ppt File 2.3 european footholds in south and southeast asia.ppt(PPT 664 KB)


ppt File 2.4 encounters in east asia.ppt(PPT 532 KB)


ppt File 3.1 conquest in the americas.ppt(PPT 464 KB)


ppt File 3.2 spanish and portuguese colonies in the americas.ppt(PPT 1.20 MB)


ppt File 3.3 struggle for north america.ppt(PPT 737 KB)


ppt File 3.4 the atlantic slave trade.ppt(PPT 631 KB)


ppt File 3.5 effects of global contact.ppt(PPT 518 KB)


ppt File 4.1 spanish power grows.ppt(PPT 758 KB)


ppt File 4.2 france under louis xiv.ppt(PPT 426 KB)


ppt File 4.3 parliament triumphs in england.ppt(PPT 404 KB)


ppt File 4.4 rise of austria and prussia.ppt(PPT 1.38 MB)


ppt File 4.5 absolute monarchy in russia.ppt(PPT 1.06 MB)


ppt File 5.1 philosophy in the age of reason.ppt(PPT 358 KB)


ppt File 5.2 enlightenment ideas spread.ppt(PPT 932 KB)


ppt File 5.3 the birth of the american republic.ppt(PPT 621 KB)


ppt File 6.1 on the eve of revolution.ppt(PPT 420 KB)


ppt File 6.2 the french revolution unfolds.ppt(PPT 819 KB)


ppt File 6.3 radical days of the revolution.ppt(PPT 466 KB)


ppt File 6.4 the age of napoleon.ppt(PPT 1.09 MB)


ppt File 7.1 dawn of the industrial age.ppt(PPT 414 KB)


ppt File 7.2 britain leads the way.ppt(PPT 1.08 MB)


ppt File 7.3 social impact of the industrial revolution.ppt(PPT 845 KB)


ppt File 7.4 new ways of thinking.ppt(PPT 713 KB)


ppt File 8.1 an age of ideologies.ppt(PPT 487 KB)


ppt File 8.2 revolutions of 1830 and 1848.ppt(PPT 620 KB)


ppt File 8.3 revolutions in latin america.ppt(PPT 464 KB)


ppt File 9.1 the industrial revolution spreads.ppt(PPT 1.50 MB)


ppt File 9.2 the rise of the cities.ppt(PPT 899 KB)


ppt File 9.3 changing attitudes and values.ppt(PPT 1.16 MB)


ppt File 9.4 arts in the industrial age.ppt(PPT 437 KB)


ppt File 10.1 building a german nation.ppt(PPT 1.08 MB)


ppt File 10.2 germany strengthens.ppt(PPT 313 KB)


ppt File 10.3 unifying italy.ppt(PPT 1.08 MB)


ppt File 10.4 nationalism threatens old empires.ppt(PPT 1.06 MB)


ppt File 10.5 russia-reform and reaction.ppt(PPT 504 KB)


ppt File 11.1 democratic reform in britain.ppt(PPT 364 KB)


ppt File 11.2 social and economic reform in britain.ppt(PPT 521 KB)


ppt File 11.3 division and democracy in france.ppt(PPT 1.30 MB)


ppt File 11.4 expansion of the united states.ppt(PPT 1.01 MB)


ppt File 12.1 building overseas empires.ppt(PPT 422 KB)


ppt File 12.2 the partition of africa.ppt(PPT 1.59 MB)


ppt File 12.3 european claims in muslim regions.ppt(PPT 1.10 MB)


ppt File 12.4 the british take over india.ppt(PPT 1.15 MB)


ppt File 12.5 china and the new imperialism.ppt(PPT 750 KB)


ppt File 13.1 japan modernizes.ppt(PPT 420 KB)


ppt File 13.2 imperialism in southeast asia and the pacific.ppt(PPT 788 KB)


ppt File 13.3 self-rule for canada, australia, and new zealand.ppt(PPT 1.30 MB)


ppt File 13.4 economic imperialism in latin america.ppt(PPT 1.03 MB)


ppt File 14.1 the great war begins.ppt(PPT 1.00 MB)


ppt File 14.2 a new kind of war.ppt(PPT 719 KB)


ppt File 14.3 winning the war.ppt(PPT 868 KB)


ppt File 14.4 making the peace.ppt(PPT 1.30 MB)


ppt File 14.5 revolution and civil war in russia.ppt(PPT 570 KB)


ppt File 15.1 struggle in latin america.ppt(PPT 477 KB)


ppt File 15.2 nationalism in africa and the middle east.ppt(PPT 1.18 MB)


ppt File 15.3 india seeks self-rule.ppt(PPT 303 KB)


ppt File 15.4 upheavals in china.ppt(PPT 736 KB)


ppt File 15.5 conflicting forces in japan.ppt(PPT 632 KB)


ppt File 16.1 postwar social changes.ppt(PPT 295 KB)


ppt File 16.2 the western democracies stumble.ppt(PPT 400 KB)


ppt File 16.3 fascism in italy.ppt(PPT 672 KB)


ppt File 16.4 the soviet union under stalin.ppt(PPT 1.15 MB)


ppt File 16.5 hitler and the rise of nazi germany.ppt(PPT 329 KB)


ppt File 17.1 from appeasement to war.ppt(PPT 0.99 MB)


ppt File 17.2 the axis advances.ppt(PPT 871 KB)


ppt File 17.3 the allies turn the tide.ppt(PPT 1.41 MB)


ppt File 17.4 victory in europe and the pacific.ppt(PPT 1.15 MB)


ppt File 17.5 the end of world war ii.ppt(PPT 813 KB)


ppt File 18.1 the cold war unfolds.ppt(PPT 1.21 MB)


ppt File 18.2 the industrialized democracies.ppt(PPT 464 KB)


ppt File 18.3 communism spreads in east asia.ppt(PPT 1.11 MB)


ppt File 18.4 war in southeast asia.ppt(PPT 616 KB)


ppt File 18.5 the end of the cold war.ppt(PPT 363 KB)


ppt File 19.1 independent nations of south asia.ppt(PPT 1.06 MB)


ppt File 19.2 new nations of southeast asia.ppt(PPT 1.04 MB)


ppt File 19.3 african nations gain independence.ppt(PPT 1.93 MB)


ppt File 19.4 the modern middle east.ppt(PPT 1.09 MB)


ppt File 20.1 conflicts divide nations.ppt(PPT 1.13 MB)


ppt File 20.2 struggles in africa.ppt(PPT 577 KB)


ppt File 20.3 conflicts in the middle east.ppt(PPT 968 KB)


ppt File 21.1 the challenges of development.ppt(PPT 787 KB)


ppt File 21.2 africa seeks a better future.ppt(PPT 462 KB)


ppt File 21.3 china and india.ppt(PPT 576 KB)


ppt File 21.4 latin america builds democracy.ppt(PPT 741 KB)


ppt File 22.1 industrialized nations after the cold war.ppt(PPT 1.12 MB)


ppt File 22.2 globalization.ppt(PPT 941 KB)


ppt File 22.3 social and environmental challenges.ppt(PPT 1.01 MB)


ppt File 22.4 security in a dangerous world.ppt(PPT 978 KB)


ppt File 22.5 advances in science and technology.ppt(PPT 635 KB)



  The Pacific Theater
Homework: View "Atomic Disney" 
            It's a comic book from a box of 1947 Cheerios.
This has to be good...

               In Class: A story of torture in a Japanese prison camp,

Hiroshima and Nagasaki