AP European History by Rr6t4k4


									                                                                                     AP Euro
                                                                         Essay/Project Section

                               AP European History
                     In-class FRQ – Friday October 28, 2011

Below you have been given six possible AP-style free-response questions that relate to
material covered in the first four units. On Friday October 28, 2011, you will be
presented with two of these questions, and you will be expected to write a well-developed
multi-paragraph essay on one of them. In order to prepare you for the rigor of the AP
exam, you will be allowed 40 minutes to complete this essay, and your essays will be
scored using College Board grading standards.

       1. Louis XIV declared his goal was "one king, one law, one faith." Analyze the
       methods the king used to achieve this objective and discuss the extent to which he
       was successful.
       2. In what ways and to what extent did absolutism affect the power and status of
       the European nobility in the period 1650 to 1750? Use examples from at least
       TWO countries.
       3. Analyze the influence of the theory of mercantilism on the domestic and
       foreign policies of France, 1600-1715.
       4. Analyze the military, political, and social factors that account for the rise of
       Prussia between 1640-1786.
       5. Compare and contrast two theories of government in the period from 1640-
       6. Describe and analyze the changes in the role of Parliament in English politics
       between the succession of James I and the Glorious Revolution.

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