Term Test Specifications

Hi There!

As promised I’ll give you a couple of examples of what the term test will be like.

You’ll have to answer 2 (TWO) questions, out of a selection of 4.

Each question has 3 parts: A) is a “What” question,

B) is a “Why” question and

C) is an analysis question that you need to answer in essay form.

These two questions you choose will have to be ONE from Section A (The League of Nations or The Treaty of Versailles) and ONE from Section B (The US in the 1920s. The Wall Street Crash is left out of this test).

For example:

Section A: You choose EITHER 1 OR 2

  1. The League of Nations in theory was strong but in practice was weak

(a) Describe the work of the Lytton Commission. [4]

(b) Why did Japan invade Manchuria? [6]

(c) Which was the more important cause of the failure of the League: its organisation or its

membership? Explain your answer.

2. The Versailles Settlement resulted from discussions between the victorious countries.

(a) What was decided about the Saar in the Treaty of Versailles? [4]

(b) Why was the Treaty of Sèvres renegotiated? [6]

(c) ‘The Germans had genuine grounds for complaint about the Treaty of Versailles.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. [10]

Section B: You Choose EITHER 1 OR 2

  1. The 1920s brought a change in lifestyle for some Americans.

(a) What was the Sacco and Vanzetti case? [4]

(b) Why did the popularity of radio increase in 1920s America? [6]

(c) ‘Prohibition was introduced because the drinking of alcohol brought social problems.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. [10]

2. The 1920s was a time of change for many Americans.

(a) Describe the main changes in popular entertainment in the 1920s. [4]

(b) Why did some people disapprove of the flappers in the 1920s? [6]

(c) ‘Prohibition had a greater impact on American society in the 1920s than racial intolerance.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. [10]


Hope this was clear. You can ask me anything you need next class.



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