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AO Exam Key Form 3 A - AmblesideOnline.org

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Form 3 A Term 1

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Bible
   1. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   2. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   3. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.

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

Dictation (unprepared)
   "Then spake King Arthur to Sir Bedivere:
   'Hast thou perform'd my mission which I gave?
   What is it thou hast seen? or what hast heard?'
   And answer made the bold Sir Bedivere:
   'I heard the ripple washing in the reeds,
   And the wild water lapping on the crag.'"

Composition/Literature
   1. Tell the story of Deirdre and the Sons of Usnach, or Fingal. (History of English Literature, ch 3 or 5)
   2. Write eight lines in verse about the tournament in Ivanhoe. (Ivanhoe ch 7-8)
   3. Describe how Beowulf met and defeated Grendel.

English Grammar
   1. Write sentences that give examples of three kinds of (a), pronouns, and, (b), adjectives.
   2. Write two sentences using a possessive noun. (Bill's coat)
   3. Choose "is" or "are." The lake and its lovely water lilies __ an image of loveliness. (is)
   4. Parse the italicized words (or identify which part of speech?): "With that Sir Arthur turned with his knights, and smote behind and before, and ever Sir Arthur was in the foremost press till his horse was slain under him."

World History
   1. How did Alfred set about to educate his people, and from where did he get help? Explain how he created English Literature. (The Birth of Britain ch 1-9/The Life of King Alfred by Asser)
   2. What two principles guided Alfred as Lawgiver? Discuss the way in which he followed both. (The Birth of Britain ch 1-9/The Life of King Alfred by Asser)
   3. Write a short account of the Arthurian legend.
   4. What do you know about Roman Camps and Roman Roads in Britain? (The Birth of Britain ch 1-7)
   5. Why are English people described as Anglo-Saxons? (The Birth of Britain ch 1-7)

Geography
   1. What made St. Brendan's account doubtful? (The Brendan Voyage ch 1, 2)
   2. Show St. Brendan's voyage on a map, or, what do you know about thatched roofs? (The Brendan Voyage map pg 18/ch 2)
   3. Describe Dun Aengus or Saint MacDara's Island. (The Brendan Voyage ch 5)

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 Newton's Three Laws of Motion. (Secrets of the Universe ch 5)
   4. Draw and label the parts of a seed. (First Studies in Plant Life, ch 1, 2)
   5. Tell something of Ptolemy. (Great Astronomers)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Choose a Year 7-10 Question from this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. What do you know about the Government of Mansoul? (Ourselves pg 1-17)
   3. How do Hunger and Thirst benefit us? How can they change and work against us? (Ourselves pg 1-17)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. -5 - (-7) = __ (2)
   2. A car lot stocks 6 red cars for every 2 green cars. If there are 8 green cars at the lot, how many red cars are there? (24)
   3. Paul made 9 baskets out of 12 attempts in basketball practice. What percentage of the shot attempts did Paul make? (75 percent)    4. The difference of two numbers is 3. Their sum is 13. What are the numbers? (5, 8)

Foreign Language
   1. In your foreign language, write three sentences about yourself.
   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.




Form 3 A Term 2

Bible
   1. Discuss "the blessedness of possessing nothing." (The Pursuit of God ch 2)
   2. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   3. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   4. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.

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

Dictation (unprepared)
The story calls up to us a strange picture. There stands the great monastery, all its rooms empty. Along its stone-flagged passages the footsteps of the man and boy echo strangely. They reach the chapel vast and dim, and there, before the great altar with its gleaming lights, the Abbot in his robes chants the services, but where the voices of choir and people were wont to join, there sounds only the clear high voice of one little boy. (from History of English Literature ch 14)

Composition
   1. Tell one of the stories about how Bede got his name. (History of English Literature ch 14)
   2. Describe the scene where Gurth and Wamba meet Locksley in the forest. (Ivanhoe ch 20)
   3. Write about one of the Wart's animal adventures from The Once and Future King.

English Grammar
   1. Write a sentence using three adjectives.
   2. Choose "him" or "he." The winner of the election is __. (he)
   3. Write sentences showing correct use of "threw" and "through."
   4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words: He went accordingly to the banquet, of which we have already mentioned the principal events. Immediately upon retiring from the castle, the Saxon thanes, with their attendants, took horse; and it was during the bustle which attended their doing so, that Cedric, for the first time, cast his eyes upon the deserter Gurth. (Ivanhoe ch 18) ANSWERS - went: verb; to: preposition; which: pronoun; principal: adjective; thanes: noun; and: conjunction; the: article (adjective is also correct)

History
   1. Give an account of the civil war between Stephen and Maud. (Birth of Britain ch 11)
   2. Give some account of the causes that led to the quarrel between Henry II and Thomas A Becket. (Birth of Britain ch 12)
   3. Give an account of the Battle of Hastings. (Malmesbury's account)
   4. Tell what you know about Henry Plantagenet. (Birth of Britain ch 12)
   5. "This is the measure of the great King's achievement. He had laid the foundations of the English Common Law, upon which succeeding generations would build." Explain. (Birth of Britain ch 13)

Geography
   1. Describe the Sheep Islands. (Brendan Voyage ch 7)
   2. Write about an encounter with wildlife between the Faroes to Iceland. (Brendan Voyage 8)
   3. What do you know about Greenland? (Brendan Voyage ch 10)

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 Pascal's Law and hydrodynamics, or how Bernoulli's Principle helps airplanes fly. (Secrets of the Universe ch 10 or 12 or Boy Scientist ch 6)
   4. Explain the first law of thermodynamics -- the Law of Conservation of Matter. (Secrets of the Universe, ch 9 or Boy Scientist ch 9)
   5. What causes roots to grow downwards? (First Studies in Plant Life, ch 5)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Choose a Year 7-10 Question from this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. Explain Smell, or Hearing. What is its downfall, and how can that be avoided? (Ourselves pg 15-26)
   3. Why is it good to have little discomforts to put up with? (Ourselves pg 28)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. If -4x =12, what is the value of x? (-3)
   2. If a $180 bicycle is 20 percent off, what is the sale price? ($144)
   3. A bag contains 15 dark chocolates and 12 white chocolates. What is the probability of randomly taking a white chocolate from the bag? (4/9)
   4. Seven bridesmaids dresses were a total of $315. What was the price of each dress? ($45)

Foreign Language
   1. In your foreign language, write three sentences describing a walk around your neighborhood.
   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.




Form 3 A Term 3

Bible
   1. Write about meekness. (Pursuit of God, ch 9)
   2. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   3. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   4. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.

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

Dictation (unprepared)
The unicorn was white, with hoofs of silver and a graceful horn of pearl. He stepped daintily over the heather, scarcely seeming to press it with his airy trot, and the wind made waves in his long mane, which had been freshly combed. The glorious thing about him was his eyes. (The Once and Future King, Book II ch 7)

Composition
   1. Tell about of the Holy Graal. (Age of Chivalry, ch 20)
   2. In your own words, narrate a scene from Joan of Arc.
   3. "Athelstane, arrayed in the garments of the grave, stood before them, pale, haggard . . ." Tell the story. (Ivanhoe, ch 42)

English Grammar
   1. Write a sentence using three adverbs.
   2. Write a sentence using a possessive pronoun. (His/her/my coat. . .)
   3. Choose "is" or "are." The yellowed book with hundreds of pages __ faded beyond recognition. (is)
   4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words: The herald communicated the words of the Grand Master to Rebecca, who bowed her head submissively, folded her arms, and, looking up towards heaven, seemed to expect that aid from above which she could scarce promise herself from man. (Ivanhoe ch 43) ANSWERS - communicated: verb; who: pronoun; submissively: adverb; arms: noun; to expect: infinitive (verb is also correct); scarce: adverb; man: noun

History
   1. Tell all you know about Richard Coeur de Lion. (Birth of Britain ch 14)
   2. Give some account of Thomas a Becket. (Saints and Heroes)
   3. Tell all you know about the Magna Carta. (Birth of Britain ch 15)
   4. Tell about Simon de Montfort. (Henry III and Edward I, Birth of Britain ch 17)
   5. What happened at Bannockburn? (Birth of Britain, ch 19)

Geography
   1. What are floes? (Brendan Voyage ch 11)
   2. Describe Newfoundland. (Brendan Voyage ch 13)

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 something you know about grey locusts. (Social Life of Insects, ch 20)
   4. Give an account of Copernicus. (Great Astronomers)
   5. Discuss Einstein's Theory of Relativity, or Explain the Conservation of Mass/Energy, or tell 3 things you learned about electricity. (Secrets of the Universe ch 19 or 21, or Boy Scientist ch 10 or 12)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Choose a Year 7-10 Question from this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. "Imagination must not make pictures of self," or "We are not allowed to choose our lives." Explain one of these. (Ourselves, pg 49 or 54)
   3. "Reason has no right to speak the last word on most subjects." Why not? (Ourselves pg 64)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. If x - 5 = -30, what is x? (-25)
   2. Write "eight less than the square of a number, x" as a mathematical equation. (x(2) - 8)
   3. Cara worked for 12 hours on Saturday. If this was 3 times as long as she worked on Thursday, how many hours did Cara work on Thursday? (4 hours)
   4. A baker baked 210 pies in 5 days. How many pies did the baker bake each day? (42)

Foreign Language
   1. In your foreign language, describe a person in your family.
   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.