Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Some SAT Exam Items

Barron’s SAT I test Reading Items
Test 1/3:                 James Joyce The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Test 1/5:                 Thomas Hobbes and John Lock -philosophers of the 17th century / Nature of medieval cities
Test 2/1:                 Medieval Cities
Test2/3:                  Frederick Douglas / Charles Darwin and his expedition /
Test 2/5:                 Detective Story – W.H. Auden / Crime and Punishment / Kafka-Trial and Metamorphosis
Test 3.1:                  Plato-Myths and Rituals / Golden Bough-James Frazer /
Carpe Diem ('Seize the Day'), an analysis of Rock & Roll and its Socio-political Impact
Test 3/5:                 Issues of “Back to Africa / Issues regarding identity crisis
Test 4/1:                 The Duchess of Malfi – Bosola [Scholar Assassin]
Test 4/5:                 Particle Physics and its connection with dance and music
Test 5/1:                 Rewriting the Native American Population’s history
Test 5/3:                 Archetype, Psychoanalytical Criticism, Mickey Mouse, and Taboo and Totem (Carl Jung and collective unconscious)
Test 6.1:                  Gothic World
Test 6/5:                 American Philosophy- Plato and Aristotle, George Santayana, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche [Thus Spake Zarathustra]
                                Art [Realistic – Non-realistic, Surrealism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Gothic, Rococo, Cubism]

·         Read and vocalize the words you collected from Official SAT [use the printed list]
·         Princeton 11 tests
·         SAT II Kaaplan Mathematics [finish it in 3 days]
·         Sundry Topic
o    Psychoanalysis [Freud, Jung]
o    Behaviorism / Neurology [Skinner]
o     Evolution [Darwin, T. H. Huxley]
o    Feminism [Mary Wolstencraft, Simon de Beauvoir]
o    Post-Colonialism [Heart of Darkness, Tempest, Robinson Crusoe, Jane Eyre, Things Fall Apart]
o    Art Movements [renaissance [Raphael], impressionism [Monet, Manet], surrealism [Dali],  cubism [Picasso]
o    Film – Lawrence of Arabia, The Dictator, Monsieur Verdouix 
o    Music – Moonlight Sonata
o    Why is/isn’t Monalisa a Political Art
·         Assignments given on 26/07/09
o    My Antonia [read the PDF from the net].
o    Watch “Dr. Zhivago” and consider 2 following questions
§  How much the individual is crushed by the forces of history?
§  Are individuals pawns in the hands of destiny or can individuals decide their lives?
·         Assignments given on 28/07/09
o    Modest Proposal
o    Shooting an Elephant
o    Politics and the English Language
o    How should one Read a Book – Virginia Woolf
o    Of Studies
Advice to the Youth / On the Decay of the Art of Lying > Mark Twain

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