I'm leaving in about an hour to take my final. All essays, all handwritten, and that's why this post, like so many before it, will be total crap. I have only so much decent writing in me, and today it all needs to be dedicated to the keep-my-4.0 effort. I think I'm ready; I've written some practice answers on anticipated questions.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Kennedy Roberts (McFarlane and Kennedy) blah blah blah Castro Turkey ICBM Khrushchev (here's where I'll run into some trouble--I spell Khruschev at least three different ways, and I'm not certain that any of them are correct) blah blah blockade and hotline hot cha cha cha.
WatergatePentagon Papers blah blah Plumbers blibbity blah Archibald Cox blah blah Deep Throat (not that one, the other one) I hereby resign the office blah blah blah. Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh (if I had a list of historical events and names of historic figures and used them in place of common expletives and exclamations, and I'm not saying that I DO, but if I DID, "Ho Chi Minh" would be a good name to use: "Oh Ho Chi Minh!") blah blah quagmire blah blah General Westmoreland blah blah blah destroy the village in order to save it blibbity blah Tonkin Gulf blah blah Tet Offensive blah blah blah Dien Bien Phu
I have similar sample answers prepared for every other major historical event that took place between 1945 and 2005. I'm going for concise but complete.