In this lesson, we discussed the beginnings of oil discovery in the harsh environment of Persia by George Reynolds on behalf of William Knox D'Arcy and Burma Oil, the clash of British and Persian cultures, and the emergence of Anglo-Persian Oil Company as a major oil player. The drive to modernize and convert from coal to oil in the British Royal Navy warships, the advantages of oil over coal, and the bitter battle/debate between the "navalists" and "economists" were outlined. Finally, the role and impact of oil as well as technological innovations on the execution and outcome of World War I were presented. The emergence of oil as a strategic, national, and commercial interest in the political theatre prior, during, and after the war should by now be evident.
Time for the Lesson 3 Quiz!
You have finished Lesson 3. Once you are confident that you have reviewed the materials carefully and you have fully participated in the lesson discussion activity, you should be ready to take the Lesson 3 Quiz.
- Go to Canvas.
- Click on the Module tab.
- Scroll down to Lesson 3.
- Enter the "Lesson 3 Quiz" and begin!
- The format of the lesson quizzes is multiple choice questions. The quizzes will be based on the book, the online lesson notes, and videos. Quizzes typically are made available to take any time from Friday afternoon until the following Tuesday.
Tell us about it!
Each week an announcement is sent out in which you will have the opportunity to contribute questions about the topics you are learning about in this course. You are encouraged to engage in these discussions. The more we talk about these ideas and share our thoughts, the more we can learn from each other.