lunes, 27 de octubre de 2014


The exam will be about the following structure:

1.- Four definitions: (learn the following definitions. You´ll be asked for four of them)

  • Ancien Régime: 
It´s the social, political and economic system that existed in Europe before the French Revolution during the Early Modern Age (16th-18th centuries).
  • Enlightenment: 
It was an important intellectual movement that emerged in Europe during the 18th century. It criticised the traditional structures of the Ancien Régime and wanted to put an end to ignorance and promote social progress, using reason, science and education.
  • Popular sovereignty:
Political system in which citizens have ultimate power.
  • Enlightened despotism
A new form of government that developed in some European countries in the 18th century. Its objective was to modernise the country and improve subjects´quality of life by combining absolute moarchy with Enlightenment ideas.
  • Absolute monarchy: 
Form of government in which the monarch had unlimited authority which was believed to come from God.
  • Parliamentary monarchy: 
Form of government in which the monarch´s powers were limited by Parliament.
  • Rococo:
An artistic style which was popular in Europe between the 1730s and 1760s. It reflected the aesthetic tastes of the nobility, who wanted homes and decorations that represented the joys of life.
  • Neoclassicism
An artistic style that was popular in Europe between the 1760s and 1830s. it imitated classical art and reflected the aesthetic tastes of Enlightenment thinkers and the middle class. It reflected ideas of order and moral correctness.
  • Estates of the Realm: 
A hierarchical, closed society that was common in Europe during the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age. There were three social groups, known as estates: the First Estate (clergy), the Second Estate (nobility) and the Third Estate (middle class and peasantry).

2.- Long question (write a short essay about a topic of the unit)

3.- Short questions (and short answers)

4.- Objective exercises: match the words, fill in the gaps, true or false, put in chronological order, etc.

5.- Interpretation of pictures, maps, etc.

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