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
SHORT ANSWER (60% of your grade): We will give you TWELVE of the following
concepts or phrases, and ask you to choose TEN of them to answer. For each one, explain
what the concept or phrase means, and briefly illustrate its significance using the
information in at least one specific
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, OR give an abbreviated title for the articles. (You may use different methods of
referencing the articles for different questions.) You should not use the same
more than once in your TEN answers. Your answers must be limited to one paragraph.
Your grade will reflect how effectively you relate the information conveyed in lecture to that
, as well as the accuracy of your answer.
CONCEPTS AND RELATED ARTICLES
1. Friday, November 9, A16, “Congress Turns Back Veto, Signaling a Test of Power
2. Wednesday November 21, A14, “Democrats and Bush Spar on Military Spending Bill”
3. Monday, November 5, A23, “Missteps on Both Sides Prevented Compromise on
4. Monday, October 8, A11, Democrats See Wedge Issue in Health Bill”
5. Monday, October 8, A23, “OP-ED: Same Old Party”