Topic 16 Assessment

Infographic titled military buildup in Europe 1914 reprinted for assessment section.
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  1. Identify Major Causes Write a brief explanation identifying the major causes of World War I, including militarism. Consider the impact of imperialism, role of nationalism, and why alliances were formed. Based on the chart, how did European nations show militarism?
  2. Identify Major Causes Write a paragraph identifying the importance of imperialism in causing World War I. Consider why European nations competed for overseas colonies, the impact colonies had on the economies of European nations, and how imperialist rivalries affected Europe.
  3. Identify Major Effects Write a paragraph describing the major effects of World War I on Germany after the war, including the impact on its social, political, and economic systems. Consider the status of Germany under the Treaty of Versailles, economic reparations, status of its military, and territorial changes.
  4. Identify Importance Write a paragraph identifying the importance of nationalism in causing World War I. Include specific examples of at least three cases of nationalism among European nations: Germany and France, Russia and Pan-Slavism, Austria-Hungarian minority populations, and conflicts in the Balkan states.
  5. Identify Major Characteristics Write a paragraph about how trench warfare and high casualty rates characterized World War I. Consider the extent of the war, mobilization, how trench warfare was related to the stalemate, and causes of high casualty rates.
  6. Describe Participation Write a paragraph describing the role of women during and after World War I. Consider women in industry, in the armed forces, and in medicine. What happened to women after the war? Did the governments of the United States and other nations recognize women's war efforts?
  7. Explain Impact Write a paragraph explaining the political and economic impact of the mandate system under the Treaty of Versailles. Consider which areas outside of Europe were affected and under what conditions mandate countries could be free from control. How did mandates affect the domestic economies of the Allies?
  8. Identify Major Characteristics and Effects Write a paragraph about the effects of modern technology on World War I. On the chart below, add in the major types of military technology and other examples as needed. Why were submarines like German U-boats especially effective during the war?

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments