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''The symptoms were not the same as in the East, where a gush of blood from the nose was the plain sign of inevitable death; but it began both in men and women with certain swellings in the groin or under the armpit. They grew to the size of a small apple or an egg, more or less, and were vulgarly called tumours. In a short space of time these tumours spread from the two parts named all over the body. Soon after this the symptoms changed and black or purple spots appeared on the arms or thighs or any other part of the body, sometimes a few large ones, sometimes many little ones. These spots were a certain sign of death, just as the original tumour had been and still remained.

No doctor's advice, no medicine could overcome or alleviate this disease, An enormous number of ignorant men and women set up as doctors in addition to those who were trained. Either the disease was such that no treatment was possible or the doctors were so ignorant that they did not know what caused it, and consequently could not administer the proper remedy. In any case very few recovered; most people died within about three days of the appearance of the tumours described above, most of them without any fever or other symptoms.

The violence of this disease was such that the sick communicated it to the healthy who came near them, just as a fire catches anything dry or oily near it. And it even went further. To speak to or go near the sick brought infection and a common death to the living; and moreover, to touch the clothes or anything else the sick had touched or worn gave the disease to the person touching.''

-Giovanni Boccaccio, Introduction to The Decameron, written about 1353

Question 1 1. What pandemic is Giovanni Boccaccio describing, which occurred throughout Europe in the 1340s-1350s?

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''The symptoms were not the same as in the East, where a gush of blood from the nose was the plain sign of inevitable death; but it began both in men and women with certain swellings in the groin or under the armpit. They grew to the size of a small apple or an egg, more or less, and were vulgarly called tumours. In a short space of time these tumours spread from the two parts named all over the body. Soon after this the symptoms changed and black or purple spots appeared on the arms or thighs or any other part of the body, sometimes a few large ones, sometimes many little ones. These spots were a certain sign of death, just as the original tumour had been and still remained.

No doctor's advice, no medicine could overcome or alleviate this disease, An enormous number of ignorant men and women set up as doctors in addition to those who were trained. Either the disease was such that no treatment was possible or the doctors were so ignorant that they did not know what caused it, and consequently could not administer the proper remedy. In any case very few recovered; most people died within about three days of the appearance of the tumours described above, most of them without any fever or other symptoms.

The violence of this disease was such that the sick communicated it to the healthy who came near them, just as a fire catches anything dry or oily near it. And it even went further. To speak to or go near the sick brought infection and a common death to the living; and moreover, to touch the clothes or anything else the sick had touched or worn gave the disease to the person touching.''

-Giovanni Boccaccio, Introduction to The Decameron, written about 1353

Question 2 2. The Bubonic Plague described in Giovanni Boccaccio's account killed many people in the 1340s-1350s. What is the estimated number of how many people eventually died from the illness?

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July 14

''Monsieur de Corny and five others were then sent to ask arms of Monsieur de Launai, Governor of the Bastille. They found a great collection of people already before the place, and they immediately planted a flag of truce, which was answered by a like flag hoisted on the parapet. The deputation prevailed on the people to fall back a little, advanced themselves to make their demand of the Governor, and in that instant a discharge from the Bastille killed 4. people of those nearest to the deputies. The deputies retired, the people rushed against the place, and almost in an instant were in possession of a fortification, defended by 100 men, of infinite strength, which in other times had stood several regular sieges and had never been taken. How they got in, has as yet been impossible to discover. Those, who pretend to have been of the party tell so many different stories as to destroy the credit of them all.

They took all the arms, discharged the prisoners and such of the garrison as were not killed in the first moment of fury, carried the Governor and Lieutenant governor to the Greve (the place of public execution) cut off their heads, and set them through the city in triumph to the Palais royal.

-Thomas Jefferson's account of the July 14th, 1789 storming of the Bastille in France

Question 3 3. Who was the king of France during the French Revolution, and was executed due to the uprising of the French people?

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July 14

''Monsieur de Corny and five others were then sent to ask arms of Monsieur de Launai, Governor of the Bastille. They found a great collection of people already before the place, and they immediately planted a flag of truce, which was answered by a like flag hoisted on the parapet. The deputation prevailed on the people to fall back a little, advanced themselves to make their demand of the Governor, and in that instant a discharge from the Bastille killed 4. people of those nearest to the deputies. The deputies retired, the people rushed against the place, and almost in an instant were in possession of a fortification, defended by 100 men, of infinite strength, which in other times had stood several regular sieges and had never been taken. How they got in, has as yet been impossible to discover. Those, who pretend to have been of the party tell so many different stories as to destroy the credit of them all.

They took all the arms, discharged the prisoners and such of the garrison as were not killed in the first moment of fury, carried the Governor and Lieutenant governor to the Greve (the place of public execution) cut off their heads, and set them through the city in triumph to the Palais royal.

-Thomas Jefferson's account of the July 14th, 1789 storming of the Bastille in France

Question 4 4. What were some of the reasons the rioters stormed the Bastille on July 14?

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Map of India comparing 1837 and 1857 India. Pink areas indicate areas ruled over by the East India Company.

Question 5 5. This map indicates the expansion of the East India Company in India. When did the Indian employees of the East India Company revolt against their British rulers?

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Map of India comparing 1837 and 1857 India. Pink areas indicate areas ruled over by the East India Company.

Question 6 6. The unrest and rebellions in India led the British Empire to realize the East India Company was no longer fit to do what?

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Map of India comparing 1837 and 1857 India. Pink areas indicate areas ruled over by the East India Company.

Question 7 7. The Government of India Act of 1858 brought to an end the rule of the East India Company over India and ushered in the era of the _____.

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''And when We made the House (at Makka) a resort for mankind and sanctuary, (saying): Take as your place of worship the place where Abraham stood (to pray). And We imposed a duty upon Abraham and Ishmael, (saying): Purify My house for those who go around and those who meditate therein and those who bow down and prostrate themselves (in worship).


And when Abraham prayed: My Lord! Make this a region of security and bestow upon its people fruits, such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day, He answered: As for him who disbelieveth, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the doom of Fire - a hapless journey's end!''


-Pickthall translation of Qu'ran Chapter 2, verse 126-27.

Question 8 8. What is the sacred text of the Islam?

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''And when We made the House (at Makka) a resort for mankind and sanctuary, (saying): Take as your place of worship the place where Abraham stood (to pray). And We imposed a duty upon Abraham and Ishmael, (saying): Purify My house for those who go around and those who meditate therein and those who bow down and prostrate themselves (in worship).


And when Abraham prayed: My Lord! Make this a region of security and bestow upon its people fruits, such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day, He answered: As for him who disbelieveth, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the doom of Fire - a hapless journey's end!''


-Pickthall translation of Qu'ran Chapter 2, verse 126-27.

Question 9 9. Islamic tradition says Mohammed had his first vision from Allah in _____. These visions were later written down in the Qur'an, as excerpted above.

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''And when We made the House (at Makka) a resort for mankind and sanctuary, (saying): Take as your place of worship the place where Abraham stood (to pray). And We imposed a duty upon Abraham and Ishmael, (saying): Purify My house for those who go around and those who meditate therein and those who bow down and prostrate themselves (in worship).


And when Abraham prayed: My Lord! Make this a region of security and bestow upon its people fruits, such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day, He answered: As for him who disbelieveth, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the doom of Fire - a hapless journey's end!''


-Pickthall translation of Qu'ran Chapter 2, verse 126-27.

Question 10 10. The Islamic prophet Mohammed was born in what important for Islam city?

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skara brae

Question 11 11. Skara Brae, located in Scotland, is Europe's most complete Neolithic settlement. What building material did Neolithic people use to build their houses, as shown in the photograph?

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skara brae

Question 12 12. What were some of the items used by the Neolithic people for food storage?

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skara brae

Question 13 13. As people began to settle in villages, this marked the beginning of the Neolithic _____, where people began to live in houses and villages, like in Skara Brae, as shown in the photograph.

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''The wood-carver can fashion whatever he will. Yet his products are but toys of the moment, to be glanced at in jest, not fashioned according to any precept or law. When times change, the carver too will change his style and make new trifles to hit the fancy of the passing day. But there is another kind of artist, who sets more soberly about his work, striving to give real beauty to the things which men actually use and to give to them the shape which tradition has ordained. This maker of real things must not for a moment be confused with the maker of idle toys.''


-Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji, written about 1008

Question 14 14. The Tale of Genji was written during the time of which Japanese ruling family?

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''The wood-carver can fashion whatever he will. Yet his products are but toys of the moment, to be glanced at in jest, not fashioned according to any precept or law. When times change, the carver too will change his style and make new trifles to hit the fancy of the passing day. But there is another kind of artist, who sets more soberly about his work, striving to give real beauty to the things which men actually use and to give to them the shape which tradition has ordained. This maker of real things must not for a moment be confused with the maker of idle toys.''


-Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji, written about 1008

Question 15 15. The Tale of Genji was written while Japan was still pre-feudal or classical, meaning the emperor still had the ruling power. What year did feudalism really begin in Japan, meaning the country was ruled by bands of military warriors?

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