This is a sheet of 3 essay topics. I had my honors students pick one and write a 4 page essay about the question. The questions all had sub questions or things to help them in answering the question.
The Axial Period (we read some readings by Karl Jaspers on this topic so he is part of the sub questions)
(The sub questions for these two topics are almost the same)
You are more than welcome to change it to fit your needs. Im just posting it because I thought it might come in handy for someone.