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<ol><li> 1. Year 7 History Examination End of Term December 2011 Answer ALL thefollowing questions on lined paper. Writeyournameand surnameat thetop ofEVERY sheetyou write on. Reada ll the questions beforeyou start. Think about thetime youhavefor the exam(90 minutes) andplan your time. Dontspend toomuch timeon any question, but dontspend too little time. You can wri te the answers inany order you choosebut remember to write the question number.Try to be clear in what youwriterather thanwriting things you dont understand. Your own thoughts are best. But as much as possible use details and examples from what you have studied this term and explain your ideas fully. 1) Explainwhatmistakesthe Carthaginiansmade intheirconflictswiththe Romansandgive anyideasyoucan for howtheymighthave done thingsdifferentlyinordertosucceed.(15points) 2) Explainthe meaningof the wordsPatricianandPlebeian.How are theysimilarandhow are theydifferent? (5 points) 3) What differentrulesexistedinthe political systemof the RomanRepublic tomake sure that the Consulsdid not gaintoo muchpower?(8 points) 4) Explainthe difference betweenRepublicandEmpire.(5points) 5) Who playedthe greatestrole inthe endof the Republicandthe beginningof the Empire JuliusCaesarorhis son AugustusCaesar?Explainwhyyouthinkthisandrefertoinformationyouhave read.(15points) 6) If you couldvisitjustone place in the ancientcity of Rome what place woulditbe?Describe whatyouwould see there,whathappenedthere andanythingspecial youknow aboutthe place.(8points) 7) The Romans were a civilisingforcewhobroughtpositivechangein the Mediterranean region to howpeople livedand wouldlive inthe future. How much doyou agree or disagree withthisstatement?Explainyour ideasanduse examplesfromthe informationyouhave readduringthisterm.Thinkabouttheirculture, language, military, politics, organisation,technology,transportsystems,trade,interaction andconflictwith otherpeoples, culturesandreligions, etc.,etc.(24points) </li><li> 2. Year 7 History Examination End of Term March 2012 Try to answer ALLthe followingquestions.Writeon lined paper.Writeyour nameandsurnameat the top of EVERY sheet you wr ite on. Read all thequestionsbeforeyou start.Think aboutthetimeyou havefor theexam(90 minutes) and plan your time. Dont spend too much time on any question, but dont spend too little time. You can write the answers in any order you choose but remember to write the question number. Try to be clear in what you write rather than writing things you dont understand. Your own thoughts are best. But as much as possible use details and examples from what you have studied this term and explain your ideas full y. 1) Explain whatmistakes Harold Godwineson and his army made in defending England fromthe Norman invasion in 1066. (9 points) 2) After the Normans had invaded England they had some short-termcontrol, but in order to stay in power they needed to achieve control that would last in the long term. Name, describe and explain things they did to achieve this. (15 points) 3) Look at the picture below. What do you think it shows? Describedifferentmethods and kinds of evidence that historians could useto reconstructan idea of whatthis place was like, whatkind of people lived there and how they lived their lives. (12 points) 4) Explain how and why the situation of villeins in medieval England changed after the Black Death in the middle of the 14th century. (10 points) 5) What is your opinion of the prejudicethat existed towards Jews in medieval Europe? Use information you havestudied this term about the situation of Jews in medieval England to supportyour answer. (10 points) 6) It was very difficult to livea happy life in medieval times. How true do you think this is? Explain your ideas referring to information you havestudied this term. (24points) </li><li> 3. Year 8 History Examination End of Term December 2011 Answer ALL thefollowing questions on lined paper. Writeyournameand surnameat thetop ofEVERY sheetyou write on. Readall the questions beforeyou start. Think about thetime youhavefor theexam(90 minutes) andplan your time. Dontspend toomuch timeon any question, but dontspend too little time. You can write the answers inany order you choosebut remember to write the question number.Try to be clear in what youwriterather thanwriting things you dont understand. Your own thoughts are best. But as much as possible use details and examples from what you have studied this term and explain your ideas fully. 1) Imagine you are a poor vagrant living in the 1500s. Describe your life and what you like or dont like about it. Include information about how different people treat you, or how they treat other people who are similar to you, perhaps in different places, and what you feel and think about that. (12 points) 2) The following is a translation into English from the original Latin of Henry VIIIs coronation oath (promise). A copy still exists of this where Henry himself has later changed the words preserve to God and Holy Church to preserve to God and Holy Church of England. Henrys words during the taking of the oath are in bold text. Answer the questions that follow the translation. Sire, will you grant and keep by your oath confirm to the people of England the laws and customs given to them by the previous just and god-fearing kings, your ancestors, and especially the laws, customs, and liberties granted to the clergy and people by the glorious king, the sainted Edward, your predecessor? I grant and promise them. Sire, will you in all your judgments, so far as in you lies, preserve to God and Holy Church, and to the people and clergy, entire peace and concord before God? I will preserve them. Sire, will you, so far as in you lies, cause justice to be rendered rightly, impartially, and wisely, in compassion and in truth? I will do so. Sire, do you grant to be held and observed the just laws and customs that the community of your realm shall determine, and will you, so far as in you lies, defend and strengthen them to the honour of God? I grant and promise them. a. Why and at what point in Henrys reign do you think he perhaps made these changes? Give reasons for your answer and refer to details you read this term (8 points) b. Do you think that there are any promises here that Henry kept in his reign? Explain your answer. (8 points) c. How much can a historian reliably understand about Henry Vlll from this altered document? (4 points) 3) Describe and explain 2 differences in the beliefs and practices of Catholics and Protestants in the 1500s. (8 points) 4) Who was Martin Luther and what was his significance in the Reformation? (8 points) 5) Name 2 individual people, besides King Charles himself, who played a key role in the build-up to the English civil war and explain why they were important. (8 points) 6) It was necessary to fight against Charles I and also finally to execute him, the situation of the time made it unavoidable. How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain your answer referring to details you read about the war and the circumstances leading up to it. (24 points) </li><li> 4. Year 8 History Examination End of Term March 2012 Try to answerALL the following questions. Write onlined paper.Writeyour name andsurname at the top ofEVERY sheet you write on. Read all the questions before you start.Thinkaboutthetime you havefor theexam(90 minutes) andplan your time. Dontspend too much timeon any question, but dontspend toolittletime. You can writetheanswers in any order you choosebutremember to write the question number. Try to be clear in what you write rather than writing things you dont understand. Your ownthoughts are best. But as much as possible use details and examples from what you have studied this term and explain your ideas fully. 7) The picture shownbelowportraysthe attackof OliverCromwell withanarmyona townin1649. a) Where isthistownand what were Cromwellsreasonsforattackingit?(5 points) b) Do youthinkthispicture wascreatedby supportersof Cromwell orbyhisopponents?Use detailsinthe picture andof yourknowledge of the eventstoexplainyourpointof view.(5points) c) From yourknowledge of bothCromwellsdescriptionof thisattackand the descriptionof those he was attacking,as well asCromwellsjustificationof everythinghe did, explainhow realisticallyyouthinkthis picture mayshoweventsandwhyyou believe that.(6points) 8) The system of Protectorate consisted of 3 parts. One was the Lord Protector (who was Oliver Cromwell). a) What were the othertwoparts that made up thissystem?(4points) b) Describe howthe 3 parts workedtogether;i.e.theirrelationshipwitheachother.(8points) 9) From the 3 17th centuryradical groupslistedbelow (letters,a,b&amp; c), choose whichwouldhave been againstthe itemslistedinthe secondlist(numbers1- 6).(12 points) a) The Diggers b) The FifthMonarchists c) The Levellers 1) The CatholicChurch 2) Land for onlythose whocan payfor it 3) ElectedMembersof Parliament 4) Executionforstealing 5) Lords 6) Restrictionsonreligiousworship. 10) AfterJamesIIhad beendrivenfromEnglandbyWilliamof Orange andhissupportersin1688, the powersof the monarchyin Englandhadchangedforeverincomparisonwiththe powersithadbefore the Civil War.Name and explaintwoof these differences.(8points) 11) Describe 2 importantdevelopmentsinscientificknowledge thatoccurredbetween1500 and 1750 and howthey changedpeoplesunderstandingof the worldandtheirlives.(8points) 12) The 17th and18th centurieswere a period in Europe when the balanceof power between rulers and ruled (those in power, andthe ordinary people) changeddramatically.How muchdo youagree or disagree withthis statement?Explainyouranswerreferring todetailsyouhave readoverthe lastterm.(24 points) </li><li> 5. Year 9 History Examination End of Term December 2011 Try to answerALL the following questions. Write onlined paper.Writeyour name andsurname at the top ofEVERY sheet you write on. Read all the questions before you start.Thinkaboutthetime you havefor theexam(90 minutes) andplan your time. Dontspend too much timeon any question, but dontspend toolittletime. You can writetheanswers in any order you choosebutremember to write the question number. Try to be clear in what you write rather than writing things you dont understand. Your ownthoughts are best. But as much as possible use details and examples from what you have studied this term and explain your ideas fully. 1) Describe 2 developments in transport in 18th and 19th century Britain and explain their importance for industrial and economic growth. (8 points) 2) Briefly describe 3 strategies that successful businessmen used in order to develop their business and say why these strategies helped them. (12 points) 3) Briefly describe and explain 2 strategies that were used to increase food production in the late 18th century and the early 19th century (8 points). 4) Choose either Robert Owen or the partnership of Matthew Boulton and James Watt and explain the legacy that this person (or these people) left behind and how this was achieved. (16 points) 5) Look at the cartoon below. It is called Cheap Clothing and was drawn by an artist called John Leech and published in Punch Magazine (London) in 1845. Answer the questions that follow it. (12 points) a. What situation or situations is the cartoon referring to? b. Explain what message you think is being expressed by the cartoon. Refer to details in the cartoon to support your answer. c. What does the cartoon tell historians about the situation in 1845? 6) The industrial revolution in Britain touched the whole world, made it a better place and improved the life of ordinary people. How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use examples from what you have studied this term to support your ideas. (24 points) </li><li> 6. Year 9 History Examination End of Term March 2012 Try to answerALL the following questions. Write onlined paper.Writeyour name andsurname at the top ofEVERY sheet you write on. Read all the questions before you start.Thinkaboutthetime you havefor theexam(90 minutes) andplan your time. Dontspend too much timeon any question, but dontspend toolittletime. You can writetheanswers in any order you choose butremember to write the question number. Try to be clear in what you write rather than writing things you dont understand. Your ownthoughts are best. But as much as possible use details and examples from what you have studied this term and explain your ideas fully. 7) Describe briefly what kinds of values are considered Victorian. Can you explain why some people are in favour of these values, or most of them at least, and some are against them? (6 points) 8) Look at the picture below of African slaves. a) Describe what you think the picture is showing. b) Explain, with reference to what you have studied about the slave trade, how accurately you think the picture shows the real situation of the slaves. c) Explain who you think might have made this drawing, in what circumstances and why (12 points) 9) Describe and explain two different factors that contributed to the abolition of the trade in African slaves by Europeans, and particularly Britons, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. (12 points). 10)Imagine you are a middle-class industrialist from Manchester in 1830. Explain which electoral reforms you are in favour of and which you (perhaps) object to, and why. (12 points) 11)The Peoples Charter, created and distributed by the Chartists in 1838, contained six demands. Describe three of them and explain why the Chartists were asking for these reforms (14 points) 12)The 17th and 18th centuries were strict, harsh and uncaring times. How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? Refer to information and ideas you have met and studied this term to support your ideas. (24 points) </li></ol>

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