Bruce Harvey

Prof. Harvey
Final In-Class Exam Instructions
TUESDAY APRIL 25, 12:30-3:15 (will not take more than an hour or so)
--All of our main books, including the Humanistic Tradition volumes as indicated on the syllabus.
--Excerpts in the Hum volumes you are responsible for:
Smith 4:103
Wordsworth 5:4-6
Mill 5:81-2
Jarrell 6:61
Wiesel 6:64
Eliot: 6:74-5
Neruda: 6:94
Malcolm X: 6:101
Woolf: 6:110
Wilson: 6:133-4
--Short answer, objective knowledge questions, but not low-level fact. I’m seeking to see whether you’ve
dutifully done the reading during the semester. If you have, you shouldn’t need to study beyond perhaps
reading thru my review sheets quickly. Just reading the review sheets, if you have not done the reading, will
not suffice!
--All of the review sheets are available via the online syllabus.
--You are not responsible for the films we saw.
--See sample test questions below.
--Grades will be semi-curved, which means I do not have an absolute preset sense of what percent of correct
answers you need for an A, B, etc. However, in the past, generally: if you miss more than a third you’d be in
the low B zone, more than one half in the D zone, and only a third in the F+ zone.
1) What theory of government does Locke debunk at the beginning of The Second Treatise?
2) "Alienation" is a fundamental concept of Marxist theory. Briefly indicate 2 ways in which a worker
experiences alienation.
3) Give several examples of what Darwin means by the "competitive struggle for existence".
4) What does Darwin mean by the phrase, "varieties are incipient species"?
5) What do the "new" geological theories of the late 18th/early 19th centuries have in common with Darwin's
theory of natural selection?
6) What does Marx mean when he writes that "In bourgeois society, living labor is but a means to increase
accumulated labor"?
7) What, according to Freud, is the basis of sadistic or masochistic sexual
8) HUM: What are the rough span of years in which the Enlightenment took place?
9) HUM: What is the essence of Adam Smith’s argument?
10) HUM: T.S. Eliot’s “Love Song …” is about (don’t say “it’s about love…”)?