Salt: A World History Test | Final Test - Hard

Mark Kurlansky
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the world's most common salt producer?

2. Who was forbidden to trade with the United States after the revolution?

3. What is the name of the sea that runs alongside Jordan and Israel?

4. Which country consumes the most salt?

5. Which country are said to be the largest consumers of salt in the world?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did a man called Appert destroy the salt industry?

2. What virtually destroyed the salt industry in China in 1995?

3. Why have people decreased their salt intake?

4. How did the American War of Independence begin?

5. Why do people believe the Dead Sea is so salty?

6. While were the colonies of Massachusetts and Virgina so reliant on Britain?

7. In what areas dishes does the heavy use of salt still survive?

8. How did the South finally get its supplies of salt?

9. How did the Indians react to the British banning the trade of their salt?

10. What impact did Humphry Davy have on the salt industry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What part did salt play in the following conflicts?

1. The American Revolution.

2. The French Revolution.

3. The American Civil War.

Essay Topic 2

What was Basque culture like before they discovered how important salt was? How did salt change the Basque way of life?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the construction of Kurlansky's argument.

1. How does he introduce his ideas?

2. How does he construct his ideas to come to logical conclusion?

3. What weaknesses and strengths can you identify in Kurlansky's argument?

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