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AO Exam Key Form 3 C - AmblesideOnline.org

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Form 3 C Term 1

Bible
   1. Give examples of some rival conceptions of God. Or, discuss the three parts of morality. (Mere Christianity, Bk 2 ch 1 or 6)
   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)
She could see every shell which crawled on the white sand at her feet, every rock-fish which played in and out of the crannies, and stared at her with its broad bright eyes; while the great palmate oarweeds which waved along the chasm, half-seen in the glimmering water, seemed to beckon her down with long brown hands to a grave amid their chilly bowers. (from Westward Ho, ch 6)

Composition/Literature
   1. What do you know about the first theaters? (History of English Literature, ch 44)
   2. Describe a scene from Westward Ho!
   3. Summarize a Francis Bacon essay.

English Grammar
   1. Write a sentence using a preposition, and identify the prepositional phrase.
   2. Choose "bad" or "badly." She felt bad/badly about missing the meeting. (bad)
   3. Change the verb to past tense. After a harrowing tangle with a jellyfish, Camilla swims safely to the shore. (swam)
   4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words. For nouns, say also whether the noun is singular or plural. For verbs, say also whether the verb is in past, present, or future tense: Old Stow House stands, or rather stood, some four miles beyond the Cornish border, on the northern slope of the largest and loveliest of those combes of which I spoke in the last chapter. (Westward Ho ch 7)

World History
   1. Tell what you know of Guy Fawkes. (Churchill's New World ch 11)
   2. Give an account of The Mayflower. (Churchill's New World ch 12)
   3. Describe King Charles I's gradual decline from constitutional government. (Churchill's New World ch 16?)
   4. Describe the New Model Army and trace the growth of Cromwell's power. (Churchill's New World ch 16)
   5. Discuss conditions in Plymouth. (Journal of Plymouth Settlers)

Geography
   1. Contrast Quito with the jungle of Quevedo. Or, What do you know about the Humbolt Current? (Kon Tiki, ch 3)
   2. "Not a day passed but we . . . were visited by inquisitive guests which wriggled and waggled about us . . ." What were some of these creatures? (Kon Tiki, 4)

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. (First Studies of Plant Life, ch 15-17)
   4. What do know about the mantis? (First Social Life of Insects ch 5)
   5. Is air pur oxygen? Explain. (Chemical History of a Candle Lecture 3)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. What two fundamental laws do all major religions and philosophies agree on? (Whatever Happened to Justice, ch 5)
   3. What are some of the problems that come with having a prince/king? (Utopia)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. Jared and Cole ordered a large pizza. Jared ate 40 percent of the pizza and Cole ate 2/5 of the pizza. What percentage of the pizza did they eat in all? (80 percent)
   2. 60 million plastic bottles are disposed of in the US every day. How many is that per hour? (2,500,000)
   3. A car traveled 281 miles in 4 hours 41 minutes. What was the average speed of the car in miles per hour? (60)
   4. Find the value of two numbers if their sum is 12 and their difference is 4. (8, 4)

Foreign Language
   1.In your foreign language, write a letter making a request.
   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 C Term 2

Bible
   1. Discuss The Great Sin as defined in Mere Christianity. (Mere Christianity)
   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)
And as for her, poor child, she had never seen such a man. He had, or seemed to have, all the high-bred grace of Frank, and yet he was cast in a manlier mould; he had just enough of his nation's proud self-assertion to make a woman bow before him as before a superior, and yet tact enough to let it very seldom degenerate into that boastfulness of which the Spaniards were then so often and so justly accused. (Westward Ho ch ch 10)

Composition
   1. Tell one episode from I Promesi Sposi, or Westward Ho!
   2. Summarize a poem you remember by Milton.
   3. Tell something of Sir Walter Raleigh. (History of English Literature ch 51)

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. (adj)
            He spells well. (adv)
   4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words. For nouns, say also whether the noun is singular or plural. For verbs, say also whether the verb is in past, present, or future tense: And there the survivors sit, beside the silent stream, beneath the tropic moon; sun-dried and lean, but strong and bold as ever, with the quiet fire of English courage burning undimmed in every eye, and the genial smile of English mirth fresh on every lip. (Westward Ho! ch 23) ANSWERS - sit: verb, present tense; beneath: preposition; tropic: adjective; but: conjunction; fire: noun, singular; eye: noun, singular; English: adjective

History
   1. "Traitor Scot sold his King for a groat." Tell the story. (Churchill's New World ch 18)
   2. Tell what you know about King Charles. (Coffin for King Charles)
   3. Give an account of the civil war between the Roundheads and Royalists. (Churchill's New World ch 19)
   4. Who was the "Lord Protector?" Tell about him. (Churchill's New World ch 20)
   5. What do you know about John Bunyan? (Saints and Heroes)

Geography
   1. Summarize a day at sea on the Kon Tiki.
   2. What do you know about the figures on Easter Island? (Kon Tiki ch 6)

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. How do plants behave towards light? (First Studies of Plant Life, ch 20)
   4. What do you know about Leeuwenhook? (Microbe Hunters)
   5. How is carbon dioxide made? Or, discuss the particulate nature of matter. (Chemical History of a Candle Lecture 5 or 6)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. Explain the difference between liberty and permission. (Whatever Happened to Justice ch 20)
   3. "This Constitution, and the laws of the United States . . . shall be the supreme law of the land. . ." Discuss this. (Whatever Happened to Justice ch 23)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. If a cab ride costs $1.20 for the first one-tenth of a mile, and $0.90 for each additional one-tenth of a mile, how many miles is the cab ride that costs $12.00? (1.3 miles)
   2. At a basketball tournament involving 5 teams, each played each other team once. How many games were played in all? (10)
   3. If one leg of a right triangle is 18 cm and its area is 108 square cm, what is its perimeter? (51.6 cm)
   4. A tray can hold 234 eggs. If there are 18 rows in a tray, how many columns are there? (13)

Foreign Language
   1. Imagine you're going on a trip. In your foreign language, write a list of instructions (in complete sentences) for the person who will be watching your house.
   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 C Term 3

Bible
   1. Is Christianity hard or easy? Explain, or Explain, Nice people or new men? (Mere Christianity Bk 4 ch 8 or 10)
   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)
For if I be bound to pray for all that be in distress, I am sure that I am bound, so far as it is in my power, to practice what I pray for. And though I do not wish for the like occasion every day, yet let me tell you, I would not willingly pass one day of my life without comforting a sad soul or shewing mercy. And I praise God for this occasion. (History of English Literature ch 55)

Composition
   1. Tell what you know about John Milton. (History of English Literature ch 57)
   2. Describe an episode from I Promesi Sposi or The Holy War.
   3. Summarize a poem you read this term.

English Grammar
   1. Write a sentence listing items separated with commas.
   2. Give an example of a statement, a question, and an exclamation (with correct punctuation).
   3. Write sentences showing correct use of "your" and "you're."
   4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words. For nouns, say also whether the noun is singular or plural. For verbs, say also whether the verb is in past, present, or future tense: When her mother informed Lucy that Renzo was well and in safety, she derived great relief from the intelligence, desiring but one thing more, which was, that he should forget, or rather, that he should endeavour to forget her. (I Promessi Sposi ch 27) ANSWERS - when: adverb; informed: verb, past tense; well: adjective; safety: noun, singular; which: pronoun; forget: verb, present tense (infinitive is also correct); her: pronoun

History
   1. Who was the Merry Monarch? Tell about him. (Churchill's New World ch 22)
   2. Tell about the great plague and the Great Fire of 1666. (Churchill's New World ch 22)
   3. What is the difference between Whig and a Tory? (Churchill's New World ch 24)
   4. What do you know about William III Prince of Orange? (Churchill's New World ch 26)
   5. Give an account of the trial of King Charles. (Coffin for King Charles)

Geography
   1. What do you know about Angatau? (Kon Tiki ch 7)
   2. Describe a Polynesian Island. (Kon Tiki ch 8)

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. How do plants form fruit? (First Studies of Plant Life, ch 23)
   4. What did Phineas Gage's accident teach scientists?
   5. What do you know about the circulation of the blood? (William Harvey)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. Discuss two "unsolved problems" that our high-tech society has not answered. (Whatever Happened to Justice pg 177-)
   3. Explain how the institution of slavery works in Utopia.

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? (4)
   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? (10)
   3. Write 3 3/8 as a decimal. (3.375)
   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? (6 chickens, 7 pigs)

Foreign Language
   1. In your foreign language, make up a dialogue between a shopkeeper and a customer.
   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.