Humanities 304 -- Delahoyde
Washington State University

MIDTERM EXAM:
A RITE OF PRE-SPRING


I. IDENTIFICATIONS. [Total 26 points.]

Maybe match Column A with Column B; or identify the character who says, "Give it me, Léa, give me your pearl necklace!" -- that kind of question, only a bit more difficult. These questions will be inflicted individually and intracerebrally during the scheduled class period, Wednesday, March 5th. And there is No Exit!

II. QUOTATIONS. [Total 50 points; "Take Five" points each.]

A combination of identification and significance questions will follow quotations from the literature, musical excerpts, and images from the other relevant materials selected for their representativeness of our discussions on key points during these first weeks. This is not Trivial Pursuit, and I derive no glee from stumping you; but you do need to recognize key ideas and moments from the works and from our class interactions. If you have spent time with the material and paid attention in class, only a close review of notes is necessary for preparation. Otherwise, you'll end up with a "Mood Indigo."

III. TAKE-HOME ESSAY. [Total 24 points.]

DO THIS NOW! Answer the following thoroughly and precisely in a minimum of three (3) pages, double-spaced. The essay should be a virtuoso piece of brilliance manifested in impressive eloquence, with facile reference to specifics from an assortment of the 20th-century materials. The essay is due at in class on exam day to accompany the other in-class components of the exam. Here is more Essay Advice.


BIG DAY: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5th, 1:10 pm.


20th-Century Index