UGS 303 The American
Experience/Autobiographies Review Test #1
Review Test #1 Types of Questions:
1. Questions of fact answerable in a word, phrase, or a sentence;
e.g., identifying a text and its author from a quotation, defining a
term such as “memoir,“ or dealing with the subjects in the open-
book exercises (reviewed below).
2. Questions requiring a paragraph to answer; e.g., the subjects of
group exercises (reviewed below).
3. Essay questions calling for multiple-paragraph answers; e.g., the
subjects of group exercises (reviewed below). Students answer
three or four questions from among a list of five or six questions.
Review Test #1 Questions Can Treat These Course Texts:
1. W.R. Thayer, from Theodore Roosevelt: A.
Chapters I, IV, V, VII, XXIV, and XXV,
American Autobiography Course Packet.
2. Augustine of Hippo, from The Confessions: “Book I,” “Book II,”
and “Book VI,” Course Packet.
3. Margerie Kempe, from The Book of Margerie Kempe: “The Birth
of Her First Child and Her First Vision,“ “Margery and Her
Husband Reach a Settlement,“ and “Pilgrimage to Jerusalem,”
4. Michel de Montaigne, “Of Friendship,” Course Packet.
5. Mary Rowlandson, A True History of the Captivity and
Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson,
Classic American Autobiographies, pp. 26-69.
6. Jean Jacques Rousseau, from The Confessions, from “Book I”
(to: “Thus I passed the age of puberty.
..), Course Packet.
7. Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Classic
American Autobiographies, pp. 71-134 and 141-190
(up to: “In 1754 war with France being again apprehended.
8. Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,
an American Slave, Classics, pp. 230-327.
9. Walt Whitman, Song of Myself