|UCSB Hist 4C, Spring 2000||Prof. Marcuse|
|Western Civilization, 1715-present||Apr. 25, 2000|
The exam is worth 10% of your final grade (100 points
as noted below).
It is a take-home exam administered on an honors system. You are required to observe the following regulations:
I. Identify and define the significance (10 minutes. total, 2 @ 10 points each)
Select two of the following terms, identify it (including an approximate date), and situate it correctly in relation to other important events. Then take special care to EXPLAIN WHY THE TERM IS SIGNIFICANT in the context of the history of modern Western Civilization.
|Gustavus Vassa (the name)||Congress of Vienna|
|Factory System||Candide or Optimism (the book)|
II. Source Interpretation. (10 mins., 20 points)
In 1791 Olympe de Gouges modified the August 1789 declaration of rights by the French national assembly to read as follows:
"First article. Woman is born free and lives equal to man
in her rights. Social distinctions can be based only on the common
6. Law is the expression of the general will. All female and male citizens must contribute either personally or through their representatives in the making of law. The law must be the same for all: male and female citizens, being equal in the eyes of the law, must be equally admitted to all honors, offices, and occupations according to their abilities and without distinction other than that of their virtues and talents."
Compare these two articles to the original version on textbook p. 735, then interpret the main points made in this quotation in the context of the intellectual, international, economic, and political context of the time it was written. (Consider: How did Equiano experience this, and what would he have thought of it?)
III. Essay question: Answer the following
question. (40 minutes, 60 points)
Note: in grading these essays, we will be looking for the following:
a. a thesis statement
b. arguments supporting that thesis
c. use of specific cases or examples in the argument to support the thesis
d. whether counterarguments and counterevidence are addressed.
IV. Please print and sign the following statement: "I have observed the honor code stated on the exam."