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All Access for the AP® European History Exam
Book + Web + Mobile
Everything you need to prepare for the Advanced Placement® exam, in a study system built around you!
There are many different ways to prepare for an Advanced Placement® exam. Whats best for you depends on how much time you have to study and how comfortable you are with the subject matter. To score your highest, you need a system that can be customized to fit you: your schedule, your learning style, and your current level of knowledge.
This book, and the online tools that come with it, will help you personalize your AP® European History prep by testing your understanding, pinpointing your weaknesses, and delivering flashcard study materials unique to you.
REA's All Access system allows you to create a personalized study plan through three simple steps: targeted review of exam content, assessment of your knowledge, and focused study in the topics where you need the most help.
Heres how it works:
Review the Book:
Study the topics tested on the AP® European History exam and learn proven strategies that will help you tackle any question you may see on test day.
Test Yourself and Get Feedback:
As you review the book, test yourself with 8 end-of-chapter quizzes, plus 2 mini-tests. Score reports from your free online tests and quizzes give you a fast way to pinpoint what you really know and what you should spend more time studying.
Improve Your Score:
Armed with your score reports, you can personalize your study plan. Review the parts of the book where you are weakest, and use the REA Study Center to create your own unique e-flashcards, adding to the 100 free cards included with this book.
Visit The REA Study Center for a suite of online tools:
The best way to personalize your study plan is to get frequent feedback on what you know and what you don't. At the online REA Study Center, you can access three types of assessment: topic-level quizzes, mini-tests, and a full-length practice test. Each of these tools provides true-to-format questions and delivers a detailed score report that follows the topics set by the College Board®.
Topic Level Quizzes:
Short, 15-minute quizzes are available throughout the review and test your immediate understanding of the topics just covered.
Two online mini-tests cover what you've studied in each half of the book. These tests are like the actual AP® European History exam, only shorter, and will help you evaluate your overall understanding of the subject.
Full-Length Practice Test:
After you've finished reviewing the book, take our full-length practice exam to practice under test-day conditions. Available both in this book and online, this test gives you the most complete picture of your strengths and weaknesses. We strongly recommend that you take the online version of the exam for the added benefits of timed testing, automatic scoring, and a detailed score report
Improving Your Score with e-Flashcards:
With your score reports from the quizzes and tests, you'll be able to see exactly which AP® European History topics you need to review. Use this information to create your own flashcards for the areas where you are weak. And, because you will create these flashcards through the REA Study Center, you'll be able to access them from any computer or smartphone.
REA's All Access test prep is a must-have for students taking the AP® European History exam!
REA's test prep for the AP* European History exam - For Students Serious About Scoring a 5 on Their Advanced Placment* Exam!
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The book features four full-length practice exams with detailed explanations of answers. The practice tests are composed of every type of question that can be expected on the actual AP* European History exam, so you can “practice for real” and target your strengths and weaknesses before the test. After building your European History knowledge, follow up with REAs proven test-taking strategies and a study schedule that gets you ready for exam day.
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Everything you need to know for the Advanced Placement* European History exam, selected and presented by seasoned high school and college faculty with extensive AP* European History experience. The Best AP*European History Practice Exams Available:
4 full-length European History practice tests based on official AP*European History exam questions released by the College Board - balanced to include every topic and type of question you can expect on the actual AP* European History exam. Total Explanations of AP* European History Exam Questions & Answers:
Each European History practice test comes with detailed feedback on every question. We dont just say which answers are right - but why the others are wrong, so youll be prepared for the AP* European History exam! Proven Test Prep Methods:
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Everything you need to prepare for the AP* European History exam, in a study system built around you. BOOK: A COMPLETE SUBJECT REVIEW
REAs All Access for AP* European History gives you a targeted review of the material youll be expected to know on test day, presented with proven tips and strategies for answering every question type. WEB: REA STUDY CENTER
The online REA Study Center gives you the most powerful scoring analysis and diagnostic tools available today. Using chapter quizzes, mini-tests, and a full-length practice exam, the Study Center pinpoints your strengths and weaknesses and helps you raise your score by showing you exactly where to focus your study. MOBILE: E-FLASHCARDS
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About the Author
Jere Link, Ph.D.
AP® European History Instructor
The Westminster School
Miles W. Campbell, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of History
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Niles R. Holt, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Illinois State University
William T. Walker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Humanities
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Table of Contents
About Research & Education Association
Chapter 1: Welcome to REAs All Access for AP European History Chapter 2: Strategies for the Exam
What Will I See on the AP European History Exam?
Section I: Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Section of the Exam
Section II: Strategies for the Free-Response Section of the Exam
Chapter 3: New Monarchies, the Renaissance, and the Age of Exploration
The Rise of New Monarchies, the Renaissance, and the Age of Exploration
Chapter 4: Reform, Counter-Reform, and the New Sciences
The Wars of Religion
Literature and the Arts
Science, Learning, and Society
Chapter 5: Overview of European Powers
France (ca. 1640-1789)
Spain: Habsburg and Bourbon
Austrian Habsburgs and Central Europe
Prussia and the Hohenzollerns
The Dutch Republic
England, Scotland, and Ireland
Italy and the Papacy
The Ottoman Turkish Empires Power in Europe
Chapter 6: Absolutism, Constitutionalism, and Enlightenment
The Growth of the State
Other Constitutional States
Age of Absolutism, West and East (1648-1789)
The Enlightenment (ca. 1700-1800)
Culture of the Baroque and Rococo
Chapter 7: Revolution and the New European Order (1789-1848)
The French Revolution I (1789-1799)
The French Revolution II: The Era of Napoleon (1799-1815)
The Postwar Settlement: The Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)
The Industrial Revolution
Impact of Ideologies or “isms” on Europe
Europe in Crisis (1815-1833): Repression, Reform, and Revolution
The Revolutions of 1848
Epilogue: The View from Mid-Nineteenth Century Europe
Chapter 8: The Heyday of Liberalism and Nationalism (1850-1900)
The Failure of the Revolutions (1848-1849)
Realpolitik and the Triumph of Nationalism
Inter-European Relations (1848-1878)
Capitalism and the Emergence of the New Left (1848-1914)
Origins and Motives of New Imperialism (1870-1914)
The Age of Bismarck (1871-1890)
The Movement Toward Democracy in Western Europe (1870 to 1914)
European Cultural Developments (1848-1914)
Chapter 9: The “Second Thirty Years War”: World Wars I and II (1890-1945)
International Politics and the Coming of the War (1890-1914)
World War I and Europe in Crisis (1914-1935)
Europe in Crisis: Depression and Dictatorship (1929-1935)
World War II (1935-1945)
Chapter 10: Postwar Europe: Cold War, Reconstruction, Decolonization, and Unification Efforts (1945-2001)
Europe after World War II (1945-1953)
Loss of European Overseas Empires
The Cold War After the Death of Stalin
The Changing Balance of Power
Change and the Collapse of Communism
Change in Western Europe
Europes Changing Role in International Relations
Cultural and Social Developments Since World War II
Practice Exam (also available online at www.rea.com/studycenter ) Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers