Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Answers to the Scavenger Hunt: The Civil War review guide:

1. Unsuccessful: McClellan and Burnside (could include others).  Successful: Grant and Sherman.

2. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson

3. Uncle Tom’s Cabin

4. Rose Greenhow

5. Cared for wounded on the battlefield.

6. Because of the successes the Union military was having during the war, including the fall of Atlanta to the Union army led by Sherman.

7. Stonewall Jackson, because he was like a stone wall that didn’t move, even when other men retreated around him.

8. Sherman in his March to the Sea.

9. Battle of Manassas.

10. Confederates held off an attack with many casualties on both sides.

11. That the war wasn’t going to be won quickly and that they needed to get prepared.

12. Diarrhea

13. Ford Theater

14. John Wilkes Booth

15. Preserve the Union, enforce the Constitution, and eventually, to free slaves.

16. Emancipation Proclamation

17. April, 1865

18. Jefferson Davis

19. Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Vicksburg

20. Union

21. Border states, including: Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, West Virginia (after 1863), Missouri

22. Richmond, Virginia

23. Because of his successes in the West.

24. A mother whose four sons were killed in battle.

25. A draft, Richmond and Mobile.

26. 1848

27. Coup d’etat

28. L’Empire, c’est la paix.

29. Franco-Prussian War

30. Wilhelm

31. Blood and iron

32. Realpolitik

33. Risorgimento

34. Cavour

35. 1870

36. 1861

37. local councils in Russia, elected officials to support education, medical care, and infrastructure


Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Please use the link below to complete the nationalism webquest.  Don’t forget that you also need to read and answer questions about Tsar Alexander II of Russia.


Monday, March 14th, 2011

Answers to the Market Structures Study Review Guide:

1. close substitutes

2. owns a key resource

3. Natural monopoly

4. no resale of good, market power, and the ability to separate customers according to their willingness to pay.

5. deadweight loss and consumer surplus

6. Collusion

7. Prisoners’ dilemma

8. dominant strategy

9. figure out what the dominant strategy is for the player that has one and then choose the best option given that information.

10. interdependent

11. tacit collusion

12. differentiated (similar but not identical)

13. socially/allocatively

14. productively

15. ease of entry/exit

16. left

17. legal services in a big city

18. ATC curve at Q

19. lose

20. lump sum tax

21. per unit subsidy

22. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

23. MR = MC

24. implicit costs (normal profit)

25. normal profit

AP Open Response 2001 (Game Theory Question):

a. Oligopoly because they are two firms selling similar products that are interdependent

b. Evening

c. Morning

d. No because if Windward chooses morning, Airtouch should choose morning, but if Windward chooses evening, Airtouch should choose evening.

e. $700

AP Open Response 2004 #3 (Monopolistic Competition question):

a. 1 pt for a graph with a downward-sloping demand curve with correctly labeled axes

1 pt for downward-sloping marginal revenue curve below the demand curve

1 pt for Q found where MR = MC and P from demand directly above Q

1 pt for long-run equilibrium, ATC tangent to demand at Q

b. 1 pt for individual firm’s output level does not change

1 pt for the explanation that a license fee is a fixed cost, thus it does not affect the firm’s marginal cost.

1 pt for stating economic profits increase

1 pt for explanation that if fixed cost is decreased, ATC decreases.