CHY 4U 2014: Test time (EDITED on Wednesday, April 9th)

Ladies and Gents,

Our test is on Friday. I know, I know. I share your anticipation.

The test will feature:

  • mix and match
  • 1 question about Social History. Your response will be one lengthy paragraph, and will require you to make connections to two presentations that were about different topics than yours
  • 1 essay (choose 1 from 3)

Here are the questions from the Quiz Show: 20th century test jaypurdy

The chart below will help you prepare for the test. The items in the right-hand column are from student presentations;


  • Robert Johnson
  • Billie Holiday
  • Elvis Presley
  • The Beatles


  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Specific limitations placed on Germany through Treaty of Versailles
  • Wilson and the Fourteen Points (generally)


  • Basic overview of Fascism
  • MEFO Bills
  • Reichstag/Enabling Act
  • Basic overview of Communism
  • Office Dictator


  • Neville Chamberlain
  • Munich Agreement
  • Total war
  • Terror Bombing
  • Paul Orgozow
  • Operation Barbarossa
  • Scorched Earth Policy
  • Desk Murderers
  • Firebombing of Japan
  • Banality of Evil

The Cold War

  • Robert McNamara
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Brinkmanship
  • Marshall Plan
  • Berlin Wall
  • Domino Theory


Topics for the Social History question (remember, you only have to know two topics that are not yours)

  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles and Communism
  • The rise of popular music
  •  Gold standard/Great Depression in England
  • Vienna’s struggles
  •  the Blitz
  •  Berlin Wall
  • The standoff in Crimea
  • Romania and Ceaușescu
  • Jarrow Crusade
  • Life in Jewish Ghettoes
  • The Battle of Moscow
  • The impact of Chernobyl
  • The IRA in the 1980s
  • (I can’t remember the specific topic about Poland)




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