Tuesday, December 11, 2012

18th century: True or false? (2)


Source: http://www.csib.org/true-false-5/

Here you have the second set of true-false sentences to review for tomorrow´s exam. They refer to the independence of the 13 colonies, the War of Spanish Succession, the first Bourbons and art in the 18th century. Anyone wants to correct them?

  1. Trade monopoly was one of the reasons for the North American colonists´ discontent against Great Britain. 
  2. "No taxation without representation" was one of the slogans of the independentists in North America.
  3. The Boston Tea Party took place in 1770, when the British soldiers killed five colonists who protested against tax increase.
  4. The ideas of Enlightenment had an important influence in the beginning of the independence process of the 13 North American colonies. 
  5. The Declaration of Independence of the USA was signed on the 4th July 1783.
  6. Thomas Jefferson was the commander in chief of the North American colonists in the American War of Independence. 
  7. Spain and France supported Great Britain in the war against the 13 North American colonies, because they wanted to defend their own colonial empires. 
  8. The American War of Independence ended with the signature of the Treaty of Versailles. 
  9. George Washington was the first president of the USA
  10. The USA are a Federal Republic. 
  11. The checks and balances system was created to prevent abuse of power. 
  12. The Constitution of the USA included equal rights for all the inhabitants of the country. 
  13. Philip of Anjou was designated heir by Charles II in his last testament. 
  14. The War of Spanish Succession was both an internal and an international conflict. 
  15. Great Britain, Portugal, the Low Countries, Austria and Castile supported Archduke Charles as candidate to the throne. 
  16. The War of Spanish Succession ended with the signature of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
  17. The Nueva Planta Decrees meant the elimination of all the particular laws and institutions of the Crown of Aragón. 
  18. Philip V and Ferdinand VI imposed Absolute Monarchy in Spain. 
  19. With the Bourbons, Castilian institutions such as the corregidores extended to all the territory. 
  20. Ensenada´s project of unique contribution extended to Castile during Ferdinand VI´s reign. 
  21. Charles III is an example of Enlightened Despotism. 
  22. Some of the reforms made during Charles III´s reign were the creation of the cabinet and the intendants. 
  23. Charles III worked with enlightened ministers, such as the counts of Aranda and Floridablanca. 
  24. Charles III decreed the honesty of all professions, the liberalization of trade with the Indies and  the price of wheat. 
  25. Baroque continued to be the predominant art style at the beginning of the 18th century. 
  26. Salzillo was an important scultpor who made several processional floats in Baroque style. 
  27. Rococo was a frivolous, playful and mainly decorative art style.
  28. Some of the most important Rococo works of art were El Prado Museum, the British Museum and the Church of Sainte Geneviève in Paris. 
  29. New Classicism drew inspiration from Ancient Greece and Rome. 
  30. Jacques-Louis David was the most important New Classicist painter. 
See you tomorrow at eight!

6 comments:

Car Rivas said...

1. Trade monopoly was one of the reasons for the North American colonists´ discontent against Great Britain. T
2. "No taxation without representation" was one of the slogans of the independentists in North America. T
3. The Boston Tea Party took place in 1773, when some colonists dressed as Indians assaulted a British ship of the East India Company in Boston harbor and threw away all the tea cargo to the sea.
4. The ideas of Enlightenment had an important influence in the beginning of the independence process of the 13 North American colonies. T
5. The Declaration of Independence of the USA was signed on the 4th July 1776.
6. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America.
7. Spain and France supported the colonists in the war against Great Britain.
8. The American War of Independence ended with the signature of the Treaty of Versailles.
9. George Washington was the first president of the USA. T
10. The USA are a Federal Republic. T
11. The checks and balances system was created to prevent abuse of power. T
12. The Constitution of the USA excluded from the rights reflected in the Constitution: Amerindians, black slaves and women.
13. Philip of Anjou was designated heir by Charles II in his last testament. T
14. The War of Spanish Succession was both an internal and an international conflict. T
15. The Crown of Aragon supported Archduke Charles as candidate to the throne.
16. The War of Spanish Succession ended with the signature of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
17. The Nueva Planta Decrees meant the elimination of all the particular laws and institutions of the Crown of Aragón. T
18. Philip V and Ferdinand VI imposed Centralist Absolutism in Spain.
19. With the Bourbons, Castilian institutions such as the corregidores extended to all the territory. T
20. Ensenada´s project of unique contribution tried to extend to Castile during Ferdinand VI´s reign.
21. Charles III is an example of Enlightened Despotism. T
22. Some of the reforms made during the first Bourbons´ reign were the introduction of the cabinet and the intendants.
23. Charles III worked with enlightened ministers, such as the counts of Aranda and Floridablanca. T
24. Charles III decreed the honesty of all professions, the liberalization of trade with the Indies and the price of wheat. T
25. Baroque continued to be the predominant art style at the beginning of the 18th century. T
26. Salzillo was an important sculptor who made several precessional floats in Baroque style.
27. Rococo was a frivolous, playful and mainly decorative art style. T
28. Some of the most important Rococo works of art were Hall of the Mirrors in Amalienburg, Hunting Pavilion (Munich) and the Royal Palace of Madrid.
29. New Classicism drew inspiration from Ancient Greece and Rome. T
30. Jacques-Louis David was the most important New Classicist painter. T

Raquel Ortiz Escribano said...

1)T
2)T
3)The Boston Massacre
4)T
5)1776
6)George Washington
7)They were against Great Britain.
8)T
9)T
10)T
11)T
12)Native Americans, black slaves and women were excluded from the rights.
13)T
14)T
15)Great Britain, the Austrian Empire, Portugal, the Low Countries and Aragón.
16)The war continued in Catalonia until the order of Philip V of bombarding Barcelona in 1714 (11th September)
17)T
18)T
19)T
20)It didn’t extend because the privileged opposed to the reform
21)T
22)These are features of centralized absolutism of Philip V and Ferdinand VI
23)T
24)T
25)T
26)T
27)T
28)New classicism works of architecture
29)T
30)T

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Carlos and Raquel,

Carlos has got 4 wrong sentences and Raquel has scored 30 correct answers out of 30! You´re the winner!

Fernando Marcos-Alberca said...

This is interesting, i cant´n participate? i like this idea you are a genious.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

No, I´m not a genious. Only a hard worker. This was to review for the exam. Some students asked me to prepare this and some of your classmates answered the questions. Now it´s late to participate, because Raquel gave all the correct answers, but if you like this type of games I can "ressucitate" the challenges I made in previous years: every week I included some research questions about curiosities or new contents related to what we studied in class. But I stopped doing it because nobody was interested in solving the questions. Here you have an example about Enlightenment and the French Revolution:

http://todayinsocialsciences.blogspot.com.es/2011/11/2011-2012-challenges-number-8.html

Read the answers. Some of them are very curious.

I´m going back to the exams now :(

Raquel Ortiz Escribano said...

Cool! I'm the winner! jajaja! :):):):)