AP World History Thesis Prompts

AP World History Practice Thesis Prompts
1. Compare and contrast the political and economic effects of Mongol rule
in two of the following areas. (China, The Middle East, Russia) (Done 1-2915)
2. Analyze the continuities and changes in patterns of interactions along the
Silk Road from 200 BCE to 1450 CE (Done 2-5-15)
3. Analyze the changes and continuities in the beliefs and practices for ONE
of the religions listed below as it spread from its place of origin to other
areas of the world in the time period specified. (Buddhism to 1000 CE,
Christianity to 1450 CE, Islam to 1500 CE) (Done 2-12-15)
4. Analyze the cultural and political changes and continuities in ONE of the
following civilizations of the classical era. (China ca. 100-600, Rome ca.
100-600, India ca. 300-600) (Done 2-26-15)
5. To What extent did political authorities influence the course of the 16th
century Protestant Reformation? (Test Review Option)
6. Analyze the social and economic transformations that occurred in the
Atlantic world as a result of contacts among Western Europe, Africa and
the Americas from 1492 to 1750. (Done 3-5-15)
7. Analyze the changes and continuities in commerce in the Indian Ocean
trade region from 650 to 1750 CE. (Test Review Option)
8. From 1450 to 1800 compare the political, economic and social processes
of empire building in the Spanish Empire to the Ottoman Empire.
(Done 3-12-15)
9. Unfree labor systems were used widely for agricultural production
between 1450 and 1750. Discuss the major similarities and differences
between TWO of the following systems. (Caribbean Slavery, North
American Slavery, West African Slavery, Russian Serfdom) (Test Review
10. Describe and analyze the cultural and economic impact of Islam in ONE
of the following regions between 1000 and 1750 CE. Discuss both changes
and continuities. (East Asia, Southwest Asia, Eastern Europe) (Test Review
11. Compare and contrast the responses of Japan and China to Western
influences in the nineteenth century. (Test Review Option)
12. Compare the emergence of nation states in 19th Century Latin America
with the emergence of nation states in ONE of the following areas. (SubSaharan Africa, The Middle East) (Test Review Option)
13. Compare and Contrast the interactions in the 19th Century between
Western Europe and TWO of the following areas. (India, Latin America,
Ottoman Empire) (3-26-15)
14. Within the period from 1450 to 1800 compare the processes of empire
building in the Spanish Empire with empire building in ONE of the following
areas. (Ottoman Empire, Russian Empire) (Test Review Option)
15. Analyze the changes and continuities in labor systems between 1750 and
1914 in one of the following areas. Be sure to discuss the causes of the
changes and the reasons for the continuities. (Latin America, Russia, SubSaharan Africa) (4-2-15)
16. Compare and contrast the goals and outcomes of revolutionary
processes in TWO of the following countries beginning with the specified
dates. (Mexico 1910, China 1911, Russia 1917) (4-9-15)
17. Compare and contrast how the outcomes of the First World War impacted
two of the following regions from the close of the war until 1939. (East Asia,
Middle East, South Asia) (4-16-15)
18. Analyze major changes and continuities in the formation of national
identities in ONE of the regions listed below from 1914 to the present. Be
sure to include evidence from specific countries is the region selected.
(Middle East, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa) (Test Review Option)
19. Analyze how TWO regions listed below encountered changes in their
connection with global trade patterns form 1750 to the present. (Latin
America, East Asia, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia, SubSaharan Africa, The Middle East, North America) (Test Review Option)