Thursday, December 18, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
excerpts from our readings. Identify the author, the
work, and the general context of the passage (i.e., what's going
on). You must attempt all six passages.
list of general events from the career of one or more heroes.
For each event, indicate to which of the heroes it applies
Heracles, Theseus, Jason, Perseus or Oedipus. NOTE:
There may be one or more correct answers.
question: Did not have Zeus for a father. (Answer: Theseus,
Jason, and Oedipus.)
Three: Trojan War
list of 10 general events from the Trojan War. Place
the events in chronological order, from earliest to latest. Then,
choose 5 out of the 10 events and briefly describe them.
Four: Essays for panels
student will receive an essay question that takes its cues from
the panel on which he or she sat. That is, there will be
six different essays, each based on a panel's findings, and each
to be answered by the six or seven students who sat on that panel.
Although the subject matter of each question will differ, all
questions will ask students to do the same kind of work.
Curley will not issue essay questions in advance, but he will
issue each panel a set of smaller questions to consider as preparation
for its essay. Panels may opt to convene during the study
and exam periods to discuss these questions as a group, or panelists
may opt to prepare on their own. The former option is encouraged.
exam itself is designed to be completed in about an hour and a
half by the "average student." This means
about 60 minutes for parts 1, 2, and 3, 30 for part 4. Everyone
will have 3 hours to complete the exam, regardless of need.