Saturday, November 1, 2008

ready much?

At this time one week from today I'll be sitting (hopefully) in a small room at UC San Diego taking the GRE Subject Test in Literature. This test is a bummer of a big deal, and--let's be honest here--I haven't been studying nearly hard enough. Sample question:

"The race of women will have honour; no longer will men tell disreputable tales about them." So sing the women of Corinth, in Euripides' tragedy, when they head how ________ has been wronged by her husband Jason, and learn how she plans her revenge.

Which of the following will correctly complete the passage above?

(A) Penelope
(B) Medea
(C) Cassandra
(D) Circe
(E) Electra

Seriously? Seriously? When I first read this, I had no idea. But now I've studied quite a bit, and you know what? I still don't know the answer. Let's check the back of the book, shall we? I know the answer isn't (A) or (D), and I'm pretty sure it's not (E). And in fact, it is... (drumroll) (B), Medea, from Euripides' play... Medea. Oh. 

Wish me luck, friends. 

2 comments:

Brit said...

Good luck cute cousin!

Ross said...

"Ummm...what do I say?"
"It doesn't matter. It's just a blog comment."
"Yea, but I don't want to sound lame."
"You already do, now just say something."
"But I've never done this before. I don't want to mess up."
"You can't mess up."
"Tell me what to way."
"Say something interesting or random. It makes no difference. Wish her good luck even."
"Someone already did."
"So do it again. Just hurry up."
"But I want to be original."
"That'll be the day."
"Hey. What's that supposed to mean?"
"Nothing. Say something already."
"Not until you answer my question."
"That's it. I'm just trying to help. If you're going to be difficult, I'm leaving."
"Some help."
"Fine. I'm gone."
"No, wait. I'm...Oh shoot. Now what? Uh...ummm. Haylie?...hi. I love you...bye."