International School History - International Baccalaureate - MYP History

MYP4 Last update - 17 May 2018  
End of MYP4 - Revision Guide

There will be three sections to the test

Section A - Factual recall 30 marks
(Criterion A)

30 questions based on the facts you have encountered in the four units. 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.

Unit 1 Unit 2
Fling the teacher quiz of 15 key dates
identified by students in their timelines.

Quiz on feudalism and architecture
Quiz on the medieval church

Fling the teacher quiz of 30 key dates and a special quiz for Annick

Walk the plank, fling the teacher and penalty shootout on names and places.

Unit 3 Unit 4
Fling the teacher quiz of 15 key dates from Unit 3

Walk the plank, fling the teacher and penalty shootout on names and places.

Quiz on Enlightenment. Fling the teacher quiz on the War of Independence

Penalty shootout quiz on the French Revolution

Section B - Analysis of documents 30 marks
(Criterion D)

You will be given a series of sources of historical information.
You will be asked to compare and contrast two sources and to conclude on to what extent they agree with each other.
You will be asked to evaluate the utility of sources in so far as it helps you answer a particular historical questions. (OPCVL)

Use my 3R model to help with this, and if stuck always concentrate on the value/limitation of the type of source you are examining (e.g. diary is useful because it was not intended for publication etc.) or its provenance (who, what, when = why?). On the value of different types of sources see this section of my website.

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 40 marks
(Criterion A and C)

You will have one descriptive question, two explanatory questions and one debatable essay question.

These are the descriptive/explanatory questions you need to be able to answer.

How did the feudal system work?
How did someone become a knight and what did they do?
How was the medieval village organised economically and socially?
What was the function of medieval castles, how and why did they develop?
What are the main features of castles and cathedrals? How did they develop over time?
What was medieval monasticism? How and why did it develop and with what consequences?
Why did towns begin to grow in the late middle ages?
What was a town charter?
What was the role of guilds in the medieval towns?
Why were universities founded?
What did Jews do in medieval Europe? How were they treated?
What did Arabic civilisation contribute to medieval Europe?
What were the causes and consequences of the First Crusade?
Why did so many Europeans go on Crusade?
What did medieval people believe caused the Black Death?
What caused the peasant revolts of the late 14th 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 intellectual life?
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 Church?
Who were the Lollards and the Hussites?
What were some of the main consequences of the Diet of Worms up to 1525?
Explain the importance of the concept of Sola Fide.
What is iconoclasm?
What did Luther and Zwingli disagree about at Marburg castle in 1529?
What reforms to the Catholic church did the Council of Trent introduce?
Outline the main stages of a Spanish Inquisition Tribunal.
What is the Protestant work ethic?
What were the causes/consequences of St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre?
What were the main causes/consequences of the English Civil War?
Explain what was so radical about Scottish Calvinism.
How and why did nation states begin to emerge in the 16th century?
What did the Treaty of Westphalia do?
Explain why the Dutch East India Company was so successful?
Explain the difference between inductive and deductive logic.
Outline the main features of the scientific revolution. 
Briefly describe what is meant by enlightened despotism.
Explain the main differences in the ideas of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes.
What was Tom Paine’s role in the American revolution?
What was the Boston Massacre of 1770?
Explain how the Boston Tea Party 1773 led to the battle of Lexington 1775.
Why was the Tennis Court Oath so important to the French Revolution?


You will write one essay from a choice of three from the following questions.

Examine the importance of economics to the power of the medieval church.
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 generally positive?
How important was the role of Martin Luther as a cause of the Reformation?
How important were Protestant ideas as a cause of the English Reformation?
How far do you agree that the Inquisition was central to Catholic efforts to stop the spread of Protestantism?
How important was Calvinism to the development of Capitalism in the 17th century?
Examine the role of Enlightenment ideas to the success of the American Revolution.
How far do you agree that the French Revolution was caused by economic factors?




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