Midterm Self-Assessment #
This written exam is comprised of 4 essay questions: 2 are required and 2 may be chosen from the short lists below. Each answer should directly reference materials we have read for Weeks 1-6 of class. The exam is open-note, open-book, open-internet—but plagiarism of another’s work or words is a violation of the academic conduct policy.
Genre (this question is required; minimum 300 words) #
- Choose 2 texts we read that represent different genres. Compare and contrast these texts and how they represent their respective genres. How do the texts and their genres differ? How, if at all, are they similar?
Concepts (choose one question from this list; minimum 400 words) #
- Discuss the relationship between anarchism and religion in 3 of the following texts: “The True Levellers Standard Advanced,” “Discourse on Voluntary Servitude,” What is Property? and “Non-Resistant Catechism.”
- Discuss the relationship between anarchism and non-violence using any 3 texts we have read so far.
- Discuss any of our key terms (posted on TCU Online) in relation to 3 writers/texts we have read so far.
- What examples of mutual aid do we find in texts other than Kropotkin’s Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution? Discuss at least 2 texts.
Historical Context (choose one question from this list; minimum 300 words) #
- What do railroads have to do with anarchism?
- Discuss the anarchist objection to chattel slavery.
- How is anarchism related to anti-fascism?
- Discuss how 2-3 of our texts describe the violence committed by the State.
Self-Assessment (this question is required; minimum 300 words) #
- What have you learned so far this semester? Look back at your Statement of Goals for this course. How are you doing so far in meeting these goals? Have your goals changed at all? What parts of our course have been intriguing? What parts have been most challenging? What can you do going forward to meet your goals?