HIS 112
Midterm Exam

Test Taking
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Information on how to take exam is located in Canvas in the Exams module.

The midterm exam (150 points) will cover all the materials in units 1-8 of the course.

You must pass the two exams in the course with a combined score of at least 210 points out of the possible 350. If you fail to achieve that total score, then you will fail the course. You may not take a required midterm or final exam late.

The midterm will consist of four parts:  map quiz (25 points); five identification questions (25 points); surprise question (25 points) and essay (75 points).

The map portion of the exam will be automatically graded by Canvas as soon as you complete the exam. Your instructor will then log in and grade the remaining portions of the exam.

For the Map quiz, you already have a copy of the Blank World Map and the list of HIS 112 Map Items to be located on the map.  On the exam, when you log into Canvas, you will see a blank map with numbers on it, and you will have a list of map locations. You have to choose a map location for each of the numbers on the map. Sometimes the map might look a little complicated or different when displayed in Canvas; do the best that you can. Check some recommended sources for map study.

The identification items will be taken from the Key Terms listed in the units.  In a few sentences of about a paragraph length for each historical term, you will be asked to completely identify that term and note its importance.

The surprise question will be taken from the Questions to Consider listed in the units.  The surprise question will require about a long paragraph to complete.

See the Example Assignments and Sample Test Items for examples of some good test answers.

The Essay, approximately 400 to 600 words in length, is:

What information can one discover about revolutionary Russia from the Russian Declaration of the Rights of the Russian People?  (A copy of the text will be provided for you.)

Please take the time to organize your thoughts in a logical manner and cite evidence to support your analysis.  Please be sure to read the short background information and study questions (same as unit 11 from HIS 102) accompanying the Russian Declaration before you take your exam. You will also want to watch my short video about the exam.

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Directions for Taking the Midterm Exam

Please review the NOVA Online policies and procedures for the exams and the information in Canvas (Exams module) about taking the course exams.

Please do not let fear of the exams stop you from completing the course.  If you have great difficulty getting to a Testing Center, or are concerned about taking exams, or are worried about something going wrong with Canvas while you are taking your exam, please contact your instructor. We will never penalize you, if there is a Canvas or computer crash while you are taking your exam.

You have 2 hours to complete the exam.


Famous quote, from Professor Evans, that you should remember: There are no multiple choice exams in life.



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