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AO Exam Yr 8/9 Term 2

AmblesideOnline Exam Questions Year 8-9 Term 2

Student's Name _________________________

Date of Exam ____________________________


     1. "He loved him as he loved his own soul." Give an account of this friendship.

     2. What was Nathan's message to David? Why was it sent, and what was the result?

     3. Tell the parable of the sower and its meaning. Or, "Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?" Explain.


     Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.


     (Assigned passage is in the Exam Key.)


     1. Tell something of the life of Alexander Pope or Samuel Johnson.

     2. What was the part you found most humorous in Gulliver's Travels or Battle of the Books?

     3. Summarize a poem you enjoyed this term.

English Grammar

     1. Write sentences using the conjunctions but, yet and because.

     2. Write sentences showing correct use of "loose" and "lose."

     3. Is the italicized word an adverb or adjective?
         She is a graceful dancer.

     4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words. For nouns and pronouns, say also whether the word is singular or plural. For verbs, say also whether the verb is in past, present, or future tense: It left scars upon his good-looking face, and nearly robbed him of his eyesight. In those days people still believed that this dreadful disease would be cured if the person suffering from it was touched by a royal hand. So when he was two, little Samuel was taken to London by his father and mother, and there he was 'touched' by Queen Anne.


     1. Give an account of William of Orange OR The Duke of Marlborough.

     2. What were some of the issues of The Great Debate of 1787?

     3. What do you know about the Treaty of Ultrechte?

     4. What do you know about Sir Robert Walpole?

     5. Give an account of the War of Austrian Succession.

     6. Tell what you know about the Seven Years' War.


     1. What is "the clock of heaven"? How was it used by mariners?

     2. "Harrison's big sea clocks, like his tower clock at Brocklesby Park, have more wherewithal to withstand regular use because of . . ." Because of what?

Natural History and General Science

     1. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.

     2. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.

     3. Explain how plants make starch and what they give off as a by-product.

     4. Discuss the particulate nature of matter. Or, What did Phineas Gage's accident teach scientists?

     5. What is phenol or isoprene? Or, How does soap clean?

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)

     1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.

     2. "And, spite of pride in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, whatever is, is right." Explain Pope's argument in your own words.

     3. What duties towards others does Justice claim from us?

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)

     1. Ansel has a job collecting eggs. He is paid $3.00 per hour and 20 cents for each egg he finds. If Ansel collects an average of 12 eggs per hour and earns a total of $21.60 for one day's work, how many hours has he worked?

     2. Brian had 48 jelly beans. He ate 5/8 of them; his sister ate 1/3 as many jelly beans as he did. How many jelly beans did his sister eat?

     3. Write 3 3/8 as a decimal.

     4. There are 13 animals in a barn. Some are chickens and some are pigs. There are 40 legs in all. How many of each animal are there?

Foreign Language

     1. Write a paragraph in your foreign language about someone who displayed loyalty in your term's reading.

     2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

Picture Study

     Describe a picture from this term's picture study.


     Father should choose a poem, two Bible verses and/or a scene from Shakespeare learned this term for student to recite.

Music (such as playing an instrument)

     Parent or instructor should assess child's progress.

Music Appreciation

     1. Tell about your favorite piece of music from this term.

     2. Question to be taken from this term's Composer Study here


     Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.


     Show some work in handicrafts from this term to someone outside your family.