Unit 2 Review Sheet

David D. Stewart

David came to St. Andrew's College from Queen’s University in September of 2000 to become the Resident Don of Macdonald House.  In 2001, David became Assistant Housemaster and lived and worked in Mac House, along with his wife, Natascia, and cat Rusty, until 2005.  On Dec. 12, 2005, they welcomed Conor Campbell into their family.  Two years later, on Jan. 19, 2008, Hannah Noelle arrived, making their family complete!  He is currently the Housemaster of Flavelle House and the Department Head of History and Social Sciences, teaching Gr. 10 Canadian History, Gr. 11 Twentieth Century History, and Gr. 12 Canadian History.  

                He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, with a minor in Drama (Playwrighting), from Queen’s University in 1996 and complete his academic training in 1998 with a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s [Hons. specialist in History, 2004].  He then spent two years working for the Recruitment Office at Queen’s as the Eastern Canadian/Northeastern United States Representative, traveling around Canada and the United States promoting Queen’s.  In 1999, he visited SAC and made an important decision: he wanted to be a part of this unique community.  

                As an active playwright, David’s plays have appeared throughout Ontario, including major presentations at Carleton and Queen’s Universities.  His works include a First World War play called A Worthy Son and a Holocaust play, Kiddush Hachayim [The Sanctification of Life], produced at SAC in the spring of 2001 and winner of best dramatic production at the Sears Drama Festival, 2000.  He is currently working on his final play in a trilogy of the First World War and revising the stage version of his radio play, What Love Can do to a Gentle Man Born.  Recently, he completed his second First World War play, entitled Some Desperate Glory, a play that focuses on the last hours of Wilfred Owen. 

                While at SAC, David coaches both the U16 football team (Receiver Coach) and the U16 hockey team (after 7 years of coaching the U14 hockey team [CISAA Champions, 2004]).  He organizes the annual St. Andrew's College Remembrance Day Ceremony (both Upper and Middle School) and helped organize, with David Kyle, the first SAC Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony.  In March of 2003, David, along with Mr. Tony Myrans and Maj. Brian McCue, accompanied a group of history students on the school’s first “Tour of Remembrance”, a tour of the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars.  This year, for the seventh time in as many years, S.A.C. sent 25 students on the Battlefield Tour.   In 2007, David completed the CAIS Leadership Institute Course and co-chaired, with SAC Headmaster Kevin McHenry, the 2008 CAIS Leadership Institute, held at SAC.


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Unit 2: The Great World War Test Review Sheet 2011


Part I                     Multiple Choice                                                15 marks



1.  Which of the following countries was FIRST to enter the war?


                a)  France

                b)  Great Britain

                c)  Germany

                d)  United States                                                                                                    [              ]


Part II                    Historical Connection                                                                     5 marks


Using information that you have studied from Unit 2, connect the historical quotes with the individual who said it or the historical situation to which they are referring.  Please place the corresponding number in the space provided.




Historical Situation/Individual


The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.

1.  Verdun



2.  Aug. 4, 1914



Part III                   Short Answer                                                    4 x 5 marks = 20 marks


Please know the following.  You will define 4 of 6.


Race to the Sea                                                            Treaty of London (1839)                                        “Black Day of the German Army”

Count Alfred von Schlieffen                                Nivelle                                                                                Brest-Litovsk

Passchendaele                                                              Gallipoli                                                                             Mutiny

Kerensky                                                                           Lenin                                                                                   Haig

First Ypres                                                                           Jutland                                                                               Operation: Michael


Part IV                  Essay                                                                                                     20 marks


You will be asked to answer one of the following questions:


1.        1916 has often been referred to as the year of the great “slaughter”.  And, it has been argued that 1916 was the turning point in the war for the Allies. Argue effectively whether or not 1916 saw the Allies gain the upper hand during the Great War.



2.        Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles blames Germany for the Coming of the Great War.  While referring to the underlying and immediate causes of the War, argue whether or not Germany was responsible for the cataclysm of 1914-1918.