I talk a lot about what a terrible test the Global Regent is. How many of the following can you answer:
What was the “Glorious Revolution”?
What do Mansa Musa and Suleiman the Magnificent have in common?
What modern country was formerly inhabited by the Inca?
The trade route through Constantinople went from where to where?
Kim Jong Il was most influenced by what philosopher?
What is the main teaching of Confucianism?
Who was the nationalist who unified Germany?
What two countries are experiencing conflict over Kashmir?
Okay, now write an essay comparing and contrasting manorialism, mercantilism, and communism.
Those are all questions from today’s test. I took out the multiple choice answers, but they honestly weren’t that helpful — if I asked you whether Suleiman the Great presided over nationalistic expansion or a golden age, would it help you answer? I don’t know what Albany is thinking. I’m a global teacher and I wasn’t sure about two of these answers. How many of you are functioning adults who have no idea what happened during the Glorious Revolution, or how manorialism compares to mercantilism? The test is bullshit.