The midterm test this semester will cover chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. You are responsible for all the material in these chapters. However, we will focus mostly on the following topics:
a: the meaning of “equal men.” How has this changed? Why did it change?
b: the nature of Roman power in England. Specifically, how did the Romans use marriage and immigration as weapons. Also, what is Machiavelli talking about with his “tree trunk” metaphor?
c: the power of multi-culturalism vs. the stable traditions of mono-culturalism. Specifically, what are the advantages of mono-culturalism and what are the advantages of multi-culturalism?
d: central vs. local power. Why did William centralize power? What were the good parts of William’s decision? What were the bad parts? Should Korea be more or less centralized?
e: Magna Carta. How does Magna Carta connect with local and central power? Why is Magna Carta important for modern Korea? How does Magna Carta connect religion and human rights?
f: strictness of the laws. Why are many laws more strict in the US and England than in Korea or Japan?
g: imperialism. How did England’s imperialist past change and shape the world?
While I would love to invite you guys to my office for the normal presentation style midterms, 41 students is too many. This will have to be a written test. There will be multiple choice questions, short answers and two short essay questions. We will take the test on October 24th.
Please call or email me if you have any questions.