Advanced Modern World History Discussion Questions
Answer two long paragraph style questions after reading the book. We will discuss the content of the book at the start of school and use the questions below as a starting point for our discussion.
1. Gombrich began by listing potential topics for the book–and likely, he made changes to that list as he worked, as any good writer would. What things did he include in this book that you would have expected to see there? Were some topics a surprise–or even new to you? Should a good history have surprises? Did he leave out anything he should have included?
2. Gombrich’s last chapter ends with him recounted the important events which happened in his life up to WWII and the atomic bomb. What three important events in history which took place after the atomic bomb would you add to the end of the book? Provide evidence to support your reasoning.