There will be three
sections to the test
Section A - Factual recall
20 questions based on the
facts you have encountered in this unit. Most of the
answers will be one word, most questions will have
appeared in the quizzes I have built to help you.
This ought to be easy if you have learnt your facts.
Section B - Analysis of
You will be given a
source of historical information. You will be asked to
evaluate the utility of the source in so far as it helps
you answer a particular historical question. (OPVL) I
will only include the types of sources we have
encountered so far. e.g. archeological records,
contemporary images (eg paintings, woodcuts), architecture,
statistics, documentary films, historians...
Section C - Structured response
(Criterion A and C)
This section is divided
into three questions.
(a) will ask you to
briefly describe something from your own knowledge.
(b) will ask you to explain something.
(c) will ask you to evaluate a debatable question.
These are the sort of
questions you need to be able to answer.
Why did towns begin to grow in the late
What was a town charter?
What were an apprentice, journeyman and master
What was the role of guilds in the medieval towns?
Why were universities founded?
What did Jews do in medieval Europe? How were they
What did Arabic civilisation contribute to medieval
Why was the fall of Toledo so important?
What were the causes and consequences of the First
Why did so many Europeans go on Crusade?
Why was the Mongol Empire so important to medieval
What were the consequences of the fall of Constantinople
What did medieval people believe caused the Black Death?
What caused the peasant revolts of the late 14th
What was sea travel like in the 15th century?
Why was Pizarro able to conquer the Inca?
Why did the Renaissance begin in Italy?
What was medieval scholasticism?
Why was Humanism a paradigm shift in European
What were the similarities and differences between the
Renaissance in the north and south of Europe?
What criticisms did Martin Luther make of the Catholic
Who were the Lollards and the Hussites?
What was Johannes Tetzel's role in causing the
How far do you agree that the Black Death
was a disaster for Europe?
How important was religious proselytizing as a cause of
voyages of discovery?
Were the consequences of the voyages of discovery
How important was the role of Martin Luther as a cause
of the Reformation?