Humanities 211
MidTerm Examination

There will be two parts, Short Answer (Closed Book) and Essay (Open Book)



For the short answer sections you will have to answer 20 questions, broken down thusly:
Egyptian Poetry (3 Q's) African Tales & Myths (3 Q's)
Gilgamesh (3 Q's) Old Testament (4 Q's) 
Iliad (4 Q's) Oedipus Rex (3 Q's)
Aristotle (2 Q's)
These questions all come from the discussion questions from class, which can be found from the links page ,  specifically  those that emphasize:
 
For the Essay, you will have to examine important themes in the longer works, including:
Religion Dreams/Prophecies
Women Love/War
Characters & Their Relationships
Specifically, you will have a choice of three essays.  You will need to respond to one in a well-organized, well-supported (i.e. with specific quotes from the texts) discussion with a clear thesis.


Here's an example, using a quote from page 278 of Oedipus:

Oedipus describes the prophecy that has frightened him:  "'I was fated to lie with my mother, / and show to daylight an accursed breed / which men would not endure'" (865-67).  In addition to suggesting the importance of  the gods, this prophecy does in fact foreshadow the fate of which Oedipus is afraid.

*Notice how I introduced the quote, presented and cited the quote accurately, then explained its significance.
I also used a slash (/) to designate a line break. You must do that with poems and plays (anything that has line numbers next to it). Also notice how I placed line numbers in parentheses rather than page number. Again, do this with poems and plays. With long poems, such as The Iliad, which has Book numbers, include them: (2.134-36). This quote would have come from Book 2, lines 134 to 136.  Also use proper format with more than four lines of quoted material, whether prose or poetry: Indent, etc..



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