“Your essay should make an argument supported with evidence (from your book, lectures, and notes) in response to ONE of the following questions. 

How did the rise of humanism impact the development of European ideas, art, and religion? 
OR 

Do you think the Protestant Reformation was successful? How so or not? 

OR 

Why did the power structure of Western Civilization shift to absolute monarchy in 17th and 18th century Europe?