REL 101 Exam Topics A

The exam will be in two parts. Part I, THE FIRST HALF OF THE EXAM, will be on matters related to Writing Papers. Part II will be on topics covered thus far in the readings and lectures. If you will not be here on the exam date to take the exam, you must make prior arrangements at least one week before. You must receive prior permission for absence as well as to take the exam separately. Only exceptional cases will be allowed.

The exam will be multiple choice, and as covered in the syllabus, will count 10% of your grade. There is only one right answer per question. If there appears to be more than one right answer, pick the best answer.

If you have any questions about the exam or the topics included in the exam, please ask me. You can come in during office hours, make an appointment or send me email.

Part I: Writing Papers

Read the following essays and guidelines that are posted on the Writing Papers links on my web pages:

I. Four Keys to Writing in the Humanities

II. Four Stages of Writing

III. Paper Writing Guidelines

IV. Sentence Structure and Puncuation: Clauses and Commas

V. Writing: The Bridge between Consciousness and Unconsciousness


Part II: Readings and Lectures

I will not be overly picky about dates and names. However, you should know major figures and thinkers covered in the course so far and the major ideas associated with them:

Pre-vedic Indus Valley Religion - What kind of culture and religion: agriculture, polytheistic religion, prominent male animal fertility symbolism

Vedic Religion

Early Buddhism

Mahayana Buddhism

Early Chinese Philosophical Schools