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ERSTES EXAMEN: GER 342


DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006.


The exam will cover everything we have discussed/studied/read since the beginning of the term.
Part I. Short answer questions/items (20 pts.) There are no questions in advance for this section. This section will cover the material on the Web pages we have discussed (see below), what we have discussed in class (including the history of the Deutschlandlied from my lecture in class!), as well as biographical information on the writers we have covered thus far.

You must answer SPECIFIC questions taken from the webpages listed below. Think about what YOU would ask if you wanted a student to show his/her understanding of each page. You must respond in German or English with a few words or sentences.
Examples (not necessarily on what we have covered so far!):

The web pages that will be included on the test:
  1. Historischer Hintergrund 3
  2. Biedermeier
  3. Junges Deutschland/Vormärz
  4. Droste; Büchner; Heine; Fallersleben.
Part II. Vocabulary (15 pts.) Of course you must know the article of nouns!
Bude
Geschlecht (in the sense of race, like the human race)
Vieh
Tugend
zehren
Igel
Gewissen
verhetzt
Kerl
keuchen
erschrecken
brav
nachweisen
erwischen
ausgeprägt
Erbsen
Tropfen
ringen
Kramladen
Opfer
Wirkung/Auswirkung
Sünde
Verachtung
lächerlich
unanständig
Hochmut
Umstand

Part III. An essay on Büchner, Woyzeck, and the relationship of his works/ideas to his time. You should review his letters to understand his ideas about history and literature to include them in the essay. (65 pts.)


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