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AO Exam Key Yr 10/11 Lite AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Exam Key Year 10/11 Lite

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Year 10/11 Lite Term 1

Bible
   1. Discuss in detail two of God's attributes. (Attributes of God)
   2. "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light." Explain the significance. (Isaiah 9:2)
   3. What message did Isaiah give to Hezekiah after the visit of the Babylonian envoys? (Isaiah 39)
   4. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Comment on this. (John 1:1-5)
   5. Explain the water that "will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:13-14)

Writing/Penmanship
   Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared)
He thought he had been too long standing at the door and looking out. Turning towards the hearth, where the two logs had fallen apart, and sent forth only a red uncertain glimmer, he seated himself on his fireside chair, and was stooping to push his logs together, when, to his blurred vision, it seemed as if there were gold on the floor in front of the hearth. Gold!--his own gold--brought back to him as mysteriously as it had been taken away! He felt his heart begin to beat violently, and for a few moments he was unable to stretch out his hand and grasp the restored treasure. (from Silas Marner)

Composition/Literature
   1. Describe your favorite character from Silas Marner.
   2. How did greed affect Pakhom? Or, describe life for a Russian peasant in the 1800's. (How Much Land Does a Man Need?)
   3. What is right with the world? (Chesterton's essay)

English Grammar
   1. Write sentences showing correct use of "whose" and "who's."
   2. Is the italicized word an adverb or adjective?
            She dances gracefully. (adv)
            This is an easy test. (adj)
   3. Give words in which the following suffixes occur - able, ful, ion, ive, ive, ious.
   4. What is a preposition? Give four examples of a prepositional phrase.
   5. Parse the sentence, identifying: 1) the part of speech for each word; 2) for nouns and pronouns, the number (singular, plural) and case (nominative, objective/accusative, dative, possessive/genitive, vocative); 3) for verbs, the tense (past, present, future), voice (active, passive), and--if applicable--person (first, second, third). (Teacher: you may ask the student to provide more or less information, as appropriate.)
In landscapes the painter should give the suggestion of a fairer creation than we know. (Emerson's Essay on Art) ANSWER - in: preposition; landscapes: noun, plural, dative; the: article (or adjective); painter: noun, singular, nominative; should: verb (or verbal auxiliary), present, active, third person; give: verb (or infinitive), present, active; the: article (or adjective); suggestion: noun, singular, objective (or accusative); of: preposition; a: article (or adjective); fairer: adjective; creation: noun, singular, dative; than: conjunction; we: pronoun, plural, nominative; know: verb, present, active, first person

History
   1. Explain: "With [Lincoln] vanished the only protector of the prostrate South." (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 14)
   2. Give an account of John Quincy Adams' opinions of slavery, or the role of Uncle Tom's Cabin in the American slavery debate. (Arguing About Slavery ch 25-29)
   3. What do you know about Queen Victoria? (biography of Victoria)
   4. What do you know about Benjamin Disraeli or Gladstone? (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 16)
   5. Give an account of post-Civil War American reconstruction. Or, what do you know about the South African (Boer) War? (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 17 or 21)
   6. Discuss the gag rule. (Arguing About Slavery)

Geography
   1. Describe "Turkish travelling" with baggage horses. (Eothen, ch 2)
   2. What do you know about Constantinople? (Eothen, ch 3)
   3. 'The most interesting of all the Greeks are the mariners.' Explain. Or, tell what you know about the monks of Palestine. (Eothen, ch 6 or 10)

Natural History and General Science
   1. "Everything that animals do, atoms do." Explain, with details. (Six Easy Pieces "Atoms in Motion")
   2. "It is not possible to predict exactly what will happen in any circumstance." Explain. (Six Easy Pieces, pg 35)
   3. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   4. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. How many races are there? Why does our stance on racism matter? (One Blood pg 57, 165)
   3. How do we show prudence in our choice of friends? (Ourselves Book II pg 49-)
   4. Are we free to think whatever we like? Explain. (Ourselves pg 56-)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. If a point (7, 4) is reflected across the y axis, where is that reflected point? (-7, 4)
   2. Is it cheaper to buy a 16-ounce bag of chips for $5.99, or a 22-ounce bag of chips for $6.25? (22 ounce)
   3. What is the slope of this line: y=2x+9? (2)
   4. How many milliliters are in 0.0428? (42.8 mL)
   5. If a juice is diluted with 20 percent juice and the rest water, what is the ratio of juice to water? (1:4)

Foreign Language
   1. Tell, in your foreign language, what five things you would take to a desert island, and why.
   2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

Picture Study
   1. Describe a picture from this term's picture study.

Recitation
   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

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

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




Year 10/11 Lite Term 2

Bible
   1. Discuss the concept of "holy justice." (The Holiness of God)
   2. "Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind." Tell about this promise. (Isaiah 65:17)
   3. Describe Jeremiah's calling. (Jeremiah 1:5-19)
   4. "I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness." Comment on this. (John 12:46)
   5. "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." Explain. (John 14:6)

Writing/Penmanship
   Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared)
A man must fill his life with meaning, meaning is not automatically given to life. It is hard work to fill one's life with meaning. That I do not think you understand yet. A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest. I want to be worthy of rest when I am no longer here. (The Chosen)

Composition
   1. Discuss the choice of the title "The Chosen." What is a tzaddik? (The Chosen)
   2. Summarize a short story you enjoyed this term.
   3. Why is it a moral obligation to be intelligent?

English Grammar
   1. Identify whether the italicized word is a direct object, or indirect object.
            Gregory sent Jill a text containing all the relevant information. (indirect)
            Craig carefully pounded nails into the board in a straight line. (direct)
   2. Write sentences showing correct use of "they're," "there" and "their."
   3. Choose "his" or "their." Everyone should have __ own writing implement. (his)
   4. Parse the sentence, identifying: 1) the part of speech for each word; 2) for nouns and pronouns, the number (singular, plural) and case (nominative, objective/accusative, dative, possessive/genitive, vocative); 3) for verbs, the tense (past, present, future), voice (active, passive), and--if applicable--person (first, second, third). (Teacher: you may ask the student to provide more or less information, as appropriate.)
My hand was already on the lock of the door before I recollected myself. (Frankenstein ch 5) ANSWER - my: adjective; hand: noun, singular, nominative; was: verb, past, active, third person; already: adverb; on: preposition; the: article (or adjective); lock: noun, singular, dative; of: preposition; the: article (or adjective); door: noun, singular, dative; before: adverb; I: pronoun, singular, nominative; recollected: verb, past, active, first person; myself: pronoun, singular, objective (or accusative)

History
   1. Give a short account of what caused the Great War. (WWI).
   2. What do you know about Vladimir Lenin?
   3. What do you know about Theodore Roosevelt?
   4. Give an account of Hitler and Germany before WWII.
   5. Give Hitler's rationale for the events that led to WWII. (Gilbert's History of the 20th Century, Second WW; The Men Behind Hitler)
   6. Contrast the presidency of Herbert Hoover with that of Franklin Roosevelt. Or, Give an account of Ghandi and events in India. Or, discuss the Chinese Civil War. (Gilbert's History of the 20th Century, Recovery and Relapse.)

Geography
   1. What did Kinglake see in Galilee? (Eothen ch 11)
   2. Tell about pilgrims journeying to the Holy City. (Eothen, ch 16)
   3. Describe the plague in Cairo. (Eothen, ch 18)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Tell about the relation of physics to chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology or psychology. (Six Easy Pieces ch 3)
   2. Explain the role of tse-tse flies in Malta Fever. Or, Explain Kepler's three laws. (Microbe Hunters ch 9, pg 90-92)
   3. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   4. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. Explain these terms: empowerment, monetarism, laissez faire, tort. (Are You Liberal, Conservative? pg 75, 83, 101)
   3. Name 5 of the "Seven Men Who Rule the World From the Grave." Tell about two of them.
   4. What is Keynesian Economics? (Seven Men Who Rule the World From the Grave, "Keynes")

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. Solve for x if 7x + 5 = -x + 41. (x is 4.5)
   2. A rectangle field has an area of 300 square meters and a perimeter of 80 meters. What are the length and width of the field? (30m long, 10m wide)
   3. A real estate agent received a 6 percent commission on the selling price of a house. If his commission was $8,880, what was the selling price of the house? ($148,000)
   4. Are two lines with the same slope perpendicular? (No)
   5. A right triangle has a hypotenuse of length 30 and a leg of length 10. To the nearest tenth, what is the length of the other leg? (14.3)

Foreign Language
   1. In your foreign language, summarize a situation/issue happening in current events.
   2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

Picture Study
   1. Describe a picture from this term's picture study.

Recitation
   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

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

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




Year 10/11 Lite Term 3

Bible
   1. "God has pleasure in obedience because disobedience shows a misplacement of fear." Explain this. (Pleasures of God, ch 9)
   2. "Arise, and go down to the potter's house . . ." What did God tell Jeremiah there? (Jeremiah 18)
   3. Summarize either Habakkuk's prayer, or the fall of Jerusalem. (Habakkuk 3; Jeremiah 52)
   4. Give some account of the coming of the Lord, and how we should live until then. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
   5. "The greatest of these is charity (love)." What does Paul say about charity/love? (1 Corinthians 13)

Writing/Penmanship
   Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared)
Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad. (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Composition
   1. Describe Atticus Finch. (To Kill a Mockingbird)
   2. "So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life." Explain this. (Farenheit 451)
   3. Summarize a short story or poem you enjoyed this term.

English Grammar
   1. Identify whether the italicized word is a direct object, or indirect object.
            After the game, Michael bought his brothers some pizza and ice cream. (indirect)
            Now fed and bathed, Angela read a book to her young charges before putting them to bed. (direct)
   2. Choose "its" or "their." Each of the books had __ own handmade bookmark. (its)
   3. Use good and well correctly in sentences. (good is an adj, well is an adv)
   4. Parse the sentence, identifying: 1) the part of speech for each word; 2) for nouns and pronouns, the number (singular, plural) and case (nominative, objective/accusative, dative, possessive/genitive, vocative); 3) for verbs, the tense (past, present, future), voice (active, passive), and--if applicable--person (first, second, third). (Teacher: you may ask the student to provide more or less information, as appropriate.)
Nancy was capable of keeping her word to herself under very trying conditions. (Silas Marner ch 11) ANSWER - Nancy: noun, singular, nominative; was: verb, past, active, third person; capable: adjective; of: preposition; keeping: noun, dative (or verb, present, active--this is a tricky one, because the word is actually a gerund, a type of verbal noun); her: adjective; word: noun, singular, objective (or accusative); to: preposition; herself: pronoun, singular, dative; under: adverb; very: adverb; trying: adjective; conditions: noun, plural, dative

History
   1. Discuss Stalin, Lenin and the rise of communism. (Gilbert's History of the 20th Century, Recovery and Relapse)
   2. Tell about the Nuremberg Trials. (Essay, Trial at Nuremberg)
   3. Tell about the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King. (Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 421, 436, 446, 473)
   4. Tell about John F. Kennedy. (Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 422-423, 438.)
   5. What do you know about Vietnam? (Gilbert's History of the 20th Century pg 440- 449, 452, 479... )
   6. Explain the Cold War.

Geography
   1. What is it like to ride a dromedary? Or, describe the route between Suez to Gaza. (Eothen ch 21 or 23)
   2. Describe the beautiful town of Nablus. (Eothen ch 24)
   3. Describe Damascus. (Eothen ch 27)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Give an account of Ros, Grassi, or Walter Reed. (Microbe Junters)
   2. What do you know about the universal law of gravitation? Or, "Electrons behave just like light." Explain. (Six Easy Pieces pg 98, 116)
   3. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   4. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. How does entertainment change the nature of news, elections, and education? Or, Discuss this: "No medium is excessively dangerous if its users understand what its dangers are." (Amusing Ourselves to Death ch 7, 9, 10, or pg 161)
   3. Contrast one who is dominated by passions, and one who is dominated by exercise of will. (Ourselves Book II pg 129-136)
   4. "To see the problem as a whole, and not in fragments: that is the goal of economic science." Give of example of this. (Economics in One Lesson)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. Four children have some marbles. The first child has 1/10 of the marbles, the second child has 12 more marbles than the first, the third child has one more marble than what the first child has and the fourth child has double what the third child has. How many marbles are there? (30)
   2. Solve for x: 7x + 5 = -x + 41 (x is 4.5)
   3. What is the surface area of cylinder with radius of 2 cm and height 8 cm? (125.6)
   4. A youth group wants to raise $500 to attend a concert. They have raised $100 through donations. If they wash cars for $5.00 each, how many cars will they need to wash in order to earn what they still need for the concert? (80)
   5. Baileytown is 924 miles from Portsville. Wood City is three-fourths of the distance from Baileytown to Portsville. How many miles is it from Baileytown to Wood City? (693 miles)

Foreign Language
   1. Write a paragraph in your foreign language about an act of bravery you read about this term.
   2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

Picture Study
   1. Describe a picture from this term's picture study.

Recitation
   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

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

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