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RLG208H5 Final: INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EXAM

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Department
Religion
Course Code
RLG208H5
Professor
Enrico Raffaelli

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EXAM:
On the final exam
The exam will include:
A) Three questions to answer in essay form, for 65 marks.
B) Five terms or concepts to define, for 35 marks.
To get a good mark you must study:
1) All the class notes and files mentioned below (available in the Portal, under “Course
Materials “Class notes and readings”).
2) In Jenny Rose. Zoroastrianism: An Introduction:
a) Pp. 823 of chapter 1 (from paragraph ‘Zoroastrianism then’ to paragraph ‘The
Saoshyant’).
b) Chapter 2 (“The Ancient Persians: Truth-Tellers and Paradise-Builders,” pp. 31–
63).
3) The Encyclopaedia Iranica articles mentioned below.
ON THE FIRST THREE QUESTIONS: questions 1 and 2 are worth 20 marks, question 3 is worth 25
marks. You will have to reply to these questions in an expanded form, writing as much as you
know about the topics, and trying to structure the answers clearly and in an organized way.
One of the questions will include a brief portion of one of the passages from the Pahlavi text
Bundahišn which are included in the file “Bundahishn.docx”
For question 3 you will have a choice between two questions.
The topics to deal with for questions 1, 2 and 3 will be three of the following ones:
1- Zoroaster’s message.
2- Zoroastrianism under the Achaemenids.
3- Zoroastrian cosmic history.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EXAM: On the final exam The exam will include: A) Three questions to answer in essay form, for 65 marks. B) Five terms or concepts to define, for 35 marks. To get a good mark you must study: 1) All the class notes and files mentioned below (available in the Portal, under Course Materials Class notes and readings). 2) In Jenny Rose. Zoroastrianism: An Introduction: a) Pp. 823 of chapter 1 (from paragraph Zoroastrianism then to paragraph The Saoshyant). b) Chapter 2 (The Ancient Persians: Truth-Tellers and Paradise-Builders, pp. 31 63). 3) The Encyclopaedia Iranica articles mentioned below. O N THE FIRST THREE QUESTIONS : questions 1 and 2 are worth 20 marks, question 3 is worth 25 marks. You will have to reply to these questions in an expanded form, writing as much as you know about the topics, and trying to structure the answers clearly and in an organized way. One of the questions will include a brief portion of one of the passages from the Pahlavi text Bundahin which are included in the file Bundahishn.docx For question 3 you will have a choice between two questions. The topics to deal with for questions 1, 2 and 3 will be three of the following ones: 1- Zoroasters message. 2- Zoroastrianism under the Achaemenids. 3- Zoroastrian cosmic history. On this topic see also: 1) the article by P. Kreyenbroek Cosmogony and Cosmology. i. In Zoroastrianism / Mazdaism. In Encyclopaedia Iranica, available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/cosmogony-i, & the file Chronology of Zoroastrian Cosmic History, available on the Portal, in the folder Class notes and other material 2) file Chronology of Zoroastrian Cosmic History.pdf. 4- Zoroastrian individual and universal eschatology. On this topic see also the article by S. Shaked Eschatology. i. In Zoroastrianism and Zoroastrian influence. In Encyclopaedia Iranica, available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/eschatology-i O N THE FIVE TERMS AND CONCEPTS TO DEFINE : each definition is worth 7 marks. You will have to choose 5 terms and concepts out of a list of 9. The definitions should be short. The list of terms and concepts will include 9 of the following: Mithra
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