End-of-Quarter Exam-Instructions and Tips!

This will be a closed-book exam, so no notes, books, or technology will be allowed. But the exam is not meant to be difficult!  Its purpose is to get you to review the six weeks of material in the hopes of making it more likely that things will stick with you for a bit longer than they might have otherwise.

How to Prepare:

Identify the words and phrases below in advance of the exam

Look over the readings to re-familiarize yourself with them; the passages on the exam will try to make obvious which text they come from

Spend some time thinking about the purpose of each text in the context of the course, as the ‘passage identifications’ will ask you to say a sentence or two about that

— When you connect the passage to the course content more generally, there’s no specific answer we’re looking for.  Just put it in your own words, and you’ll be fine.  It’s just a simple test of saying something about how the passage connects to the things we talked about in class

Study together!  You might quiz each other on the words and phrases, or even quiz each other with passages from the texts

Exam Instructions:

Identify the word, phrase, or text quotation below and then add a sentence or two about its significance in the course material more generally.  There will be 12 items on the exam, and you’ll receive 1 point for correctly identifying the item and 1 or 2 points for connecting it to the course (2 points should be easy to come by, but 1 point will be given as partial credit if the answer is on the right track but not quite clear enough).

36 points possible

Terms & Identifications that will definitely be on the exam:

The Greek question

The Greek ethic



Passage identifications from:

The Meditations

The Analects






NOTE! — Some texts will be included more than once on the exam.  For those answers, you should do your best to specify how that particular passage is significant for the course.  For example, if a passage is from Antigone, you’ll get partial credit for saying something about Antigone’s connection to the course material, but you’ll get full credit for saying more specifically how that particular passage is connected to the course.