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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Gluing Students to Their Seats and Other Fun Activities
Submitted by: Barb Gehrts on Apr 06, 2006
Date Last Modified: Apr 06, 2006
Title: Jeopardy Review on the Enlightenment
Description: Review game used before an assessment on the Enlightenment.
Type of Task: Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team
Time Required 45 minutes
Topics: The Enlightenment
Course: Advanced Placement European History
Audience: High School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Prior study of Chapter 18 on the Enlightenment from THE WESTERN HERITAGE text, Kagan
Learning Objectives: Review terminology, people, and miscellaneous facts from the Enlightenment as a review for the exam.
Technical Notes: THe Jeopardy game may be used in a team or individual format. I divide the class into two teams, and have one student from each team have a face-off. If neither student knows the answer they may seek help from their team members. I usually include two daily doubles and one final jeopardy question.
Text of Learning Exercise: Enlightenment Review Jeopardy


Terms

100--- Define Enlightenment
Age of reason (1700-1789 intellectual movement)

200--- What is the French Term for “hands-off” regarding economic policies?
Laissey faire

300--- A group of thinkers in the early 1700’s who believed in reason, liberty,
natural law, progress, and human happiness were called
Philosophes

400--- A defensive strategy in which weak countries join together to match or
exceed the power of a stronger country
Balance of power

500--- A naturalistic belief that acknowledged God as the creator of the
universe is called
Deism

Vocabulary

100--- An autocratic ruler who exercises absolute power is called a
Despot

200--- Group of men of the Enlightenment who met secretly in lodges
Freemasons

300--- Rooms in homes for entertaining people and sharing new ideas, hosted by
women
Salons

400--- The idea that rulers receive their authority from God and are answerable
only to God
Divine right

500--- An economic theory under which a country increases its wealth by
e xporting more goods than its imports
Mercantilism





Leaders

100--- Who was leader of Austria from 1740-1780?
Maria Theresa


200--- Who was leader of Russia from 1762-1796?
Catherine the Great

Daily Double
300--- In order to watch over the whole structure of his enlightened reform,
Joseph II created a
Secret police

400--- Name one accomplishment of Fredrick the Great during the Enlightenment
Elementary education, religion

500--- What was the name of King George III’s advisors who attempted to control
Parliament?
“King’s Friends”

People

100--- What philosophe is noted for writing about separation of powers?
“The Spirit of Laws”- Montesquieu

200--- Who is noted for the Encyclopedia?
Denis Diderot

300--- Who wrote the Social Contract?
Rousseau

400--- Economic advisors during the Enlightenment where called
Physiocrats

500--- Who wrote the Wealth of Nations?
Adam Smith

Potpourri

100--- What is the movement ortime period directly before the Enlightenment?
Scientific Revolution

200--- Music during the Enlightenment can be described as
Complex compositions/chamber music

300--- What brings the Enlightenment to an end?
Revolution

Daily Double
400--- In the 18th century, what aspect of British political life caused the
most public criticism?
Representation in Parliament

500--- Who founded a peasant uprising in Russia in 1773 and was later drawn and
quartered?
Pugachev


Final Jeopardy Question/Essay

Why did enlightened despotism fail in France?
-Money/taxes











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