Essay Questions Part 1



Directions: The following question is based on Documents 1–4. Some editing of the documents has been done for this test. This question will assess your skill in working with and understanding historical documents. As this is an essay question then there is no real right or wrong answer. Your essay should:

• Have a relevant thesis supported by appropriate evidence from the documents.

• Include all or all but one of the documents.

• Group documents for the purpose of analysis in as many ways as appropriate. Do not simply summarize the documents.

• Recognize the document’s sources, as well as the author’s points of view.

• Cite relevant evidence from your outside knowledge of world history