You will need to bring at least one large blue/green book with you to the exam.

Jane Austen’s Writing Desk

Part I. You will be asked to briefly identify five out of seven terms, debates, characters, and/or objects of importance in the works read so far this semester. A complete answer (of four or so sentences) completely identifies the subject and connects that subject to the work where it appears and/or to other works read in our class this semester(4 points each; 20 points)

Part II: You will be asked to identify four out of seven short passages by author name and title. You must spell the author’s name (2 pts) and title (3 pts) correctly to receive full credit. (5 points each; 20 points)

Part III: You will be asked to write short essays (of at least two but no more than three paragraphs) on two of the passages identified in Part II. The essay prompts will ask you to address a specific aspect of the excerpt and then to connect it to the larger work from which it was drawn, as well as to 1 or 2 other texts read this semester. (30 points each)

While I expect you to have a good sense of everything we’ve read this semester, and knowledge of the full syllabus will help you on Part 1 of the exam, I will be drawing the ID passages from the following works:

Essays and Excerpts (you may use the titles as they appear below; some are shortened):

Excerpts from Richard Price, A Discourse on the Love of Our Country

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

William Godwin, Political Justice

Mary Robinson, A Letter to the Women of England

Quobna Cuogoano, Thoughts and Sentiments on on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “On the Slave Trade”

Complete Works:

Anna Barbauld, “To the Poor” and “Epistle to William Wilberforce . . . “

Assigned poems from William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience

William Cowper, excerpt from The Task, “Sweet Meet has Sour Sauce,” “Pity for Poor Africans,” and “The Negro’s Complaint”

Anon, The Woman of Colour

Mary Prince, The History of Mary Prince