Advice Concerning the Final Exam
The final exam is scheduled for Wednesday, 12/11/2013, from 11:30a - 2:29p in our lecture room. You will not be allowed to use books or notes during the exam. Please bring your own blue book(s).
IMPORTANT: Read the exam thoroughly before beginning. Plan your exam.
Decide how much time you will allot for each question and section and read all instructions. You would be surprised how many students get lower exam grades because they have not read and followed the directions. This guide provides you with the exam format so that you'll know what to expect on the test and can prepare accordingly. If you have any questions, please ask immediately. The exam is cumulative and will have two parts. Part I will be identifications, and Part II will be an essay question.
PART I: Identifications (50 points) The instructions will read:
Choose FIVE of the SIX quotations below and, for each item, give the author's full name and the title of the work from which the quotation is taken, and briefly (in approx. three to four sentences of commentary) connect the quotation to some point made in the lecture. Number your answers according to the numbers on this exam sheet, and list the numbers on the front of your exam book when you finish. If you answer more than ten questions, we will score the first ten.
The point breakdown is one point each for the author and title; four points for commentary. (If the author is unknown, state that the author is anonymous) The identification portion of the exam is limited to the following texts. For the identifications, I will choose a passage discussed in the lecture, likely one read aloud (not some obscure passage I didn't touch upon). Therefore it makes sense to use your lecture notes as a guide for the identifications.
Chaucer: "General Prologue" to The Canterbury Tales, "The Miller's Tale," "Wife of Bath's Tale and Prologue, "Pardoner's Tale" Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (anonymous, sometimes called "Pearl Poet" or "Gawain Poet") Kempe, The Book of Margery Kempe.
York Crucifixion (anonymous)
Spenser: "A Letter of the Authors" and Fairie Queene, Book I, cantos 1 and 2. FQ: Book II, canto 12 Marlowe: Dr. Faustus Sidney's sonnets from Astrophil and Stella (numbers 1, 31, 71)* Shakespeare's sonnets (numbers 3, 127, 130)* Sidney's "Defence of Poetry" (you may limit your review to what was focused on in lecture) Donne: "The Canonization," "The Flea," "A Valediction:
Marvell, "To His Coy Mistress"
Milton: Paradise Lost, all assigned portions * You need to recognize these poems and be able to identify the author and themes. Don't worry about memorizing the numbers.
Good answers will connect the passage to points made in the lecture. What does "connecting the passage to some point made in the lecture" mean? We want you to comment on the significance of the specific quotation and w...