|UCSB Hist 133C, Winter 2000||Prof. Marcuse|
|German History since 1945||Mar. 14, 2000|
The final exam will take place from 12-2pm
on Wednesday, March 22, in our regular classroom.
Be sure to bring a blue book. The exam is worth 30% of your final grade (90 pts as noted below).
I. Identify and define the significance (20 mins., 3 @ 5 points each)
On the final exam you will be given six of the following terms, from which you will select three. Your identification should include an approximate date, which should situate the event correctly in relation to other important events. Take special care to EXPLAIN WHY THE TERM IS SIGNIFICANT in the context of German history.
|§218 of the Civil Code|
June 1953 uprising
7 October 1989 anniversary
Byrnes Stuttgart speech
German "special path"
Bitburg cemetery, May 1985
Leipzig Monday demonstrations
II. Source Interpretation. (20 mins., 25 points)
You will be given a short quotation from a
primary source in one of the selections in the reader, which you
should identify (put in context), and then interpret, revealing
what it tells us about German history since 1945. Good answers
will use comparisons to relate the quotation to issues raised
in the course. An example might be Eisenhower's first point on
reader p. 27. You would write about what the "eruption's"
causes and goals were, and what role the Americans did play.
Study tip: go through the reader and make sure you understand the gist of each selection.
question: You will have to answer one of the following
questions. (1 hour, 50 pts)
Study tip: make an outline for each!