English C107, Relig Stud C119 - Fall 2003-Goldsmith-PracFina

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Unformatted text preview: tbfrmb 7/ raw @0605 J) 32%ng Course Pie/Adar Goldsmith, English C107, Religious Studies C119 Practice Final Exam The first section of the final exam is cumulative. The second section covers the following J biblical texts and chapters: 9‘1)” h “1,. 1 Kings 17-19; 21; Amos; Ezekiel 1-4; Jeremiah 51; Isaiah 1-14; Song of Solomon; Job; “WW Mark; Matthew 1-3, 26-28; Luke 1-3, 22-24; Acts 1-2, 9, 15; John; Gospel of Thomas; Gospel of Mary; and Revelation. This exam has two sections and will be graded on a 200 point scale: I) Quotations (100 points); II) Comparative Essay (100 points). ka; 45¢an exam/we 3—5; WW You may use your books, but not your notes. Read all directions carefiilly. \ , On the inside back cover of your bluebook, write the scores you received for your first and 25“ second midterm. _ , , , . . l "\’ E v (,0va Part I: Quotations (100 pomts, approxnnately 90 minutes) NU W cm ' ‘ WY” P100 Identify te___n of the following quotations (speaker, situation, book). Briefly explain, in 3 or 4 i0 Pl f , sentences, the significance of nine. Don/Jr have ’03 a we" 4%" oééww’; ‘5 or 5 ‘f’ “ WA) A Poi\ 6V7 .1 {‘9 K7 1:) A) “Did he really speak with a woman without our knowledge (and) not openly? Are we to turn about and all listen to her? Did he prefer her to us?” B) “For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with EL! 61 1 )5" pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth. But this is why I have let you ‘ live: to show you my power, and to make my name resound through all the earth.” C) “This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of Someone speaking.” D) “So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—-one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.” E) “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made.” F) “He will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots . . . . He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards . . . . He will take one-tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves.” G) “I am blameless; I do not know myself; I loathe my life. It is all one; therefore I say, He destroys the blameless and the wicked.” H) “He took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.’ Then the people as a whole answered, ‘His blood be on us and on our children! ”’ I) “Very truly I tell you, the hour is coming and is now here, when the dead Will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.” J) “I will take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this very sun. For you did it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.” ““pr "6 “(aw (Lows. MM‘VL [of Z« inmrlfl fig ,;(,jr.w,,\, taunt/03C /( HEM ~bo amp-63W PAW £11734 57m W W4” 1““m‘trw'i’147 \ K) “So shall my covenant be in your flesh an everlasting covenant.” L) “He stood head and shoulders above everyone else.” 40 Part II: Comparative Essay (100 points, approximately E minutes) Write a well-organized essay on one of the topics listed below. Supply specific evidence in support of your arguments, though you need not quote directly from the texts. [Note: on the actual final, you will have the choice of at least two topics] Pm‘nr‘dbc para 4M WP‘CS [bewm Define-fl 35; @éTJCDCA g bud? 5‘47 n"? MW "593 ”MW 47‘ m1; MIME] Topic 1 The priestly account of the creation in the first chapter of Genesis is generally thought to be a product of the Babylonian exile. There are virtually no allusions to it before the sixth century B.C.E., but during and after the exile it becomes a frequent reference point in other texts. That is to say, the prominence of this creation account coincides historically with the material covered on this exam. Discuss the ways in which four texts we have read since the, last midterm interpret and make use 0 the creation story in GenesisJBe sure to include a discussion of the Book of Revelation in your essay. Suggestions: Can a case be made that certain texts deliberately exclude reference to Genesis 1? Are there texts that give priority to the second account of creation (Genesis 2-3) or texts that refer to both creation accounts? You may, for instance, want to consider Mark 10.6—8, which quotes Genesis 1.27 right next to Genesis 2.24. Are there texts that emphasize the creation of human beings as much as the creation of the universe? See, for instance, John 20. 22. If you take up any of these questions, remember: your essay should focus on how the particular use of the creation stories of Genesis reflects the specific needs of a later text. Topic 2 In a sense, every text we have read this semester deals in some way with the absence of God. In the Hebrew Bible, Yahweh‘s resistance to images makes him abstract and unimaginable, and we have talked about the problems that his immateriality poses for literary representation. In our more recent texts, however, the problem of God's absence becomes especially acute. During and after the Baby10nian exile, the traditional and tangible signs of God's presence—the land possessed by the nation, the temple—were lost. God‘s dramatic actions in history (such as the Exodus, the defeat of the Philistines, the establishment of the monarchy, and so on) seemed more and more a matter of the distant and legendary past. With the texts of early Christianity, anxieties about the withdrawal of an already immaterial'God would seem fully answered: Jesus acts decisively in our world. And yet, all New Testament literature is written in the time and space of God's absence: after the death of Jesus and before his return. Write an essay that discusses how f_o_ur of the texts we have read since the last midterm address the problem of God‘s absence. Be sure to include a discussion of the Gospel of John. Suggestion: In what ways is this a literary as well as a theological issue? In other words, how does it bear upon a given author’s style, narrative structure, or choices in imagery? Dobb. ...
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