Exam 2 Study Guide
Literature and the Environment, Spring 2012, O'Donnell
last updated: April 19, 2012
Exam 2, administered during the final exam period: Monday, April 30, 1:20-3:20pm
This exam counts for 15% of the final grade.
Exam Guidelines and Format
The format is the same as for exam 1:
The exam will present you with a choice of 12 identification prompts--significant quotes, terms or phrases, proper nouns--which will in turn be drawn from a list of prompts posted here on this study guide. That list will be finalized after the exam review session on April 18.
Out of the 12 prompts on the exam, you will in turn choose 10. For each of those 10 you will write a "mini essay" -- that is, three or four clear, complete, self-explanatory sentences -- in which you identify 1) the context or definition; 2) the author(s) and text(s) with which prompt is associated; 3) an important issue associated with the prompt.
Please note that, while you may write practice responses ahead of time, I will require you to compose your prompts on the spot, during the exam, rather than copying pre-composed responses directly from your notes.
1. "The End of Nature"
2. This here park is for people.
3. shan-shui poetry
4. China's Late T'ang masters
7. "...while he is reading Adam Smith, Ricardo, and Say, he runs his father in debt irretrievably."
8. "We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us."
11. Sen. William A. Clark
12. Ed Pulaski
13. Little G. P.
14. Gifford Pinchot
16. Balaenoptera musculus
17. the Sixth Extinction
18. leafcutter ants
19. bar-tailed godwit
20. The Mad Farmer