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Note: This is intended as a guide, but it may not cover everything. Material not listed here might appear on the exam. The notes you took in class should be your best guide.

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I. Format.  Exam I will consist of three parts: one section of short answer or multiple-choice questions; one section of either identification questions or a short passage for close reading; and one essay question from a choice of two or three questions. 

II. Works Covered (You should know title, author, main characters, and the significance of scenes and events)

III. Terms and Concepts (see materials in Angel)

IV. Potential Essay Questions.

1. Essay questions may ask you

2. Your class notes and the discussion questions will be your best guides to potential essay questions. For example, we discussed extensively the contrasts in Moby-Dick ("lines" and community vs. isolation, individualism versus immersion in a greater whole, etc.) and the question of the narrator in both Moby-Dick and The Blithdale Romance, so those would be logical areas to review.

3. Sample questions. These are just samples; there is no guarantee that these will be on the exam.