History of China I
50-Minute Mid-Term Examination - Sample of directions & format
[check your syllabus for the appropriate date]
. ESSAY (30 minutes) Choose one (1) of the following:
II. IDENTIFICATION (20 minutes) Answer both A and B:
A. Choosing two (2) of the following four quotations, please:
a) indicate as closely as you can the date and the speaker/ author/ subject/ philosophic school (of the passage itself, not the collection in which you found it); and...
b) give a sentence or two explaining the context and significance of this particular quotation (not of the larger selection from which it is taken or of the school/philosophy/movement which it represents):
(In cases where "***" appears, it stands for the name of a person you should identify.)
B. Choose one (1) of the a-b-c items from each of the following three numbered groups [i.e., do not answer all three from one group] and give:
a) a brief identification (i.e., including chronological, cultural, administrative, philosophical, and/or geographical context where appropriate), and
b) a succinct statement of the historical significance.