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HIST 410N Final Exam Solution

HIST 410N Final Exam Solution



Question 1.1.(TCO 1) Historical research involves four main tasks. Discoverrefers to the task of:

locating primary sources to learn the facts

asking questions like “Who created the source and why?”

analyzing all the available primary sources and judging which is the most accurate

distributing the new findings to the world



Question 2.2.(TCO 6) In 1917, as World War Iraged through Europe, Russia:

finally broke through the German army and drove into Germany

defeated the Austrians and invaded the Balkans

experienced two revolutions and sued for peace

was completely overrun by the Germans



Question 3.3.(TCO 5) All of the following were major factors that helped the Reds to win the Russian Civil War except:

peasants and minority nationalities feared a White victory more than a Red one

Whites wanted to continue WWI

Bolsheviks controlled the heartland of Russia

Whites were not unified as well as Bolsheviks



Question 4.4.(TCO 5) What event marked the beginning of World War II?

the Nazi-Soviet Pact

the German invasion of Poland

the Anschluss

Germany’s annexation of the Sudetenland



Question 5.5.(TCO 9) What city was divided during the Cold War, and became a hotspot for espionage and intrigue?







Question 6.6.(TCO 9) How did the Korean Warstart?

Communist troops from South Korea attacked North Korea.

Communist troops from North Korea attacked South Korea.

China attacked United Nations troops.

North and South Korea were divided after a bitter civil war.



Question 7.7.(TCO 8) What was the intention of the Marshall Plan?

to rebuild the military power of western Europe

to help the Japanese economy recover from the War

to rebuild the economies of war-shattered Europe

to prevent the spread of communism into Africa and Asia



Question 8.8.(TCO 6) Bangladesh is:

home to thousands of Muslim radicals who fled Afghanistan

the site of a long conflict with the Soviet Union and mujahedin rebels

the former eastern part of Pakistan, and one of the world’s poorest nations

a mountainous region with a small population



Question 9.9.(TCO 2) Which Middle Easterncountry is the site of the Kabbah, Islam’s holiest site, and the world’s largest oil producer?


Saudi Arabia





Question 10.10.(TCO 2) Arab-Israeli warsoccurred in:

1946, 1948, 1955, 1967, 1975

1948, 1958, 1968, 1970, 1973

1948, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1990

1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982



Question 11.11.(TCO 4) Poland achieved the election of its first Roman Catholic pope when Cardinal Karol Jozef Wojtyla assumed the papacy as Pope:

John Paul II

Paul VI


John Paul I



Question 12.12.(TCO 4) The only Eastern European country that had widespread bloodshed in 1989 was:







Question 13.13.(TCO 7) One reason that the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 was:

Iraq was thought to have WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction)

Iraq had invaded Israel

Iraq was home to al-Qaeda

Iraq invaded Kuwait





Question 1.1.(TCO 10) Match the terms in Column I with the descriptions in Column II.


Potential Matches:

1 :belief that the Church should work for social reform

2 :populist president of Argentina during the 1940s and 1950s

3 :black civil rights leader during the 1960s

4 :Cuban revolutionary hero who died in Bolivia

5 :the native peoples of Latin America

6 :dictator of Cuba from the 1930s to the early 1960s





:Che Guevara

:Martin Luther King Jr.

:liberation theology

:Juan Peron

:Fulgencio Batista





Question 2.2.(TCO 3) Match the terms in Column I with the descriptions in Column II.


Potential Matches:

1 :animals threatened with extinction

2 :the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-1950s

3 :a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment for future generations

4 :any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic

5 :an ongoing process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated

6 :the change from fertile land to desert, which plagues many African countries




:endangered species

:sustainable development


:acid rain

:global warming





Question 1. 1. (TCO 1, 2) Identify and analyze two causes of World War I. Use historical examples to support your answer.


Question 2. 2. (TCO 5, 11) Analyze how the stipulations of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, along with the Great Depression of the 1930s, contributed to the outbreak of World War II.

Then analyze significant ways in which World War II changed the world. Make sure you use enough historical details to support your answer. (Points : 40)



Question 3. 3. (TCOs 9, 10) Identify and analyze the main events of the Korean War and Cuban Missile Crisis. Then assess how these events affected the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 41)



Question 4. 4. (TCOs 4, 8) Analyze how the Solidarity (Solidarnosc) movement in Poland led to the collapse of communism in Poland. Point out what events led to the growth of the Solidarity movement, and then identify and analyze the events that followed Gorbachev’s policy of political pluralism in Poland. Use specific details to support your answer. Then evaluate