POLI 100-7, FINAL EXAM
RULES OF THE GAME:
You may consult anyone or anything in thinking about the questions.
You may have group discussions online or off-line about the questions.
However, you may
collectively prepare actual answers that more than one student then
draws upon to answer the actual exam questions.
The exam itself is closed book
You must bring a bluebook to class. Do
put your name on it ahead of time. As you enter
the room, you will turn in your blank bluebook to the TAs, who will give you a different one.
If you will need more than one bluebook, you should bring two to turn in.
Please come early on the day of the exam, if possible. This will allow more time to take the
(60% of your grade):
We will give you
of the following
concepts or phrases, and ask you to choose
of them to answer. For each one, explain what
the concept or phrase means, and briefly illustrate its significance using the information in at
assigned reading—both starred and unstarred articles may be used. (You
may use more than one article if you wish). To help you in your studying, we have listed several
New York Time’s
assigned articles that deal with each concept. If you wish, you may use
assigned NYT articles that we have not listed with the concept you are explaining. If you do that,
you should either cite their date of publication, describe them in sufficient detail that it is clear
which articles you are referring to,
give an abbreviated title for the articles. (You may use
different methods of referencing the articles for different questions.)
You should not use the
reading more than once in your TEN answers. Your answers must be limited to
Your grade will reflect how effectively you relate the information conveyed in
lecture to that in the
, as well as the accuracy of your answer.
CONCEPTS AND RELATED ARTICLES
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Friday, 10/31 A1, “In Tight Race, Victor May be Ohio Lawyers”