Cause and effect questions in HISTORY come in many forms:
1) Evaluate the significance of...
The significance of something refers either to its importance in a specific historical context, as the product of a particular set of causes, or as the source of a particular set of effects
2) Trace the development of...
The development of something is a process of historical causation
3) Describe the influence of someone or - something
Influence is measured by the effects that an event or individual has on history.