CS 201-10 Final Examination
27 January 2009
3pm to 5pm
Take your time to organise your answers and write clearly.
Read each question carefully and make sure you answer the question fully.
You may answer the questions in any order, but clearly indicate the number of the
question in your exam booklet. Return this exam sheet with your booklet.
Time limit: 2 hours.
Section A (30%) Answer
of the following:
1. Write a short essay explaining this theme as discussed in
What are the main
conclusions, and how do these fit in within the main philosophical proposal?
‘The first thing we have to agree on, then, is whether these proposals are feasible or not.
whether it’s asked in joke or in earnest, we must allow people to ask the question: Is the
female of the human species naturally capable of taking part in all the occupations of the
male, or in none, or in some only? And if in some, is military service one of them? That’s the
best way to begin, and the way in which we are most likely to reach a fair conclusion.’
Write a short essay discussing the significance of the following passage in the context of the
‘Come now, and I shall tell you of the glory that lies in store for the sons of Dardanus, for the
men of Italian stock who will be our descendants, bright spirits that will inherit our name, and
I shall reveal to you your own destiny. That young warrior you see there leaning on the sword
of valour, to him is allotted the place nearest to the light in this grove, and he will be the first
of us to rise into the ethereal air with an admixture of Italic blood.’
Section B (50%) Answer
3. Compare and contrast the following passages as a basis for discussion, how do they differ in
purpose? How do these works see the divine and do they reflect each author’s philosophy?
Life-stirring Venus, Mother of Aeneas and of Rome,
Pleasure of men and gods, you make all things beneath the dome
Of sliding constellations teem, you throng the fruited earth
And the ship-freighted sea – for every species comes to birth
Conceived through you, and rises forth and gazes on the light.
The winds flee from you, Goddess, your arrival puts to flight