Exam Questions and Key Year 11/Semester 1


      1. Give an account of Korah's rebellion, Or, "Must I not take heed to speak that which the Lord hath put in my mouth?" Tell the story. (Numbers 16 or 23:12)

      2. What was the purpose of the Cities of Refuge? How many can you name? (Numbers 35:6-34)

      3. What blessings and/or curses did God promise Israel as they entered the land? or, Tell about the treaty with the Gibeonites. (Deuteronomy 28; Joshua 9)


      Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.



      1. What is right with the world? (Chesterton's essay)

      2. Describe your favorite character from Silas Marner.

      3. How did greed affect Pakhom? Or, describe life for a Russian peasant in the 1800's. (How Much Land Does a Man Need?)

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. "Nancy was capable of keeping her word to herself under very trying conditions." 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).

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


      1. Give an account of the trial of Mr. Adams. (Arguing About Slavery ch 36)

      2. Describe Booker T. Washington's rise from a life of slavery.

      3. Discuss immigration and asylum in America the "land of hope." (Land of Hope, pg 219)

      4. What do you know about Progressivism in the Roosevelt era? (Land of Hope, ch 14)

      5. Tell what you know about Frederick Douglass.

Natural History and General Science

      1. Explain the cause of malaria. (Microbe Hunters ch 10 Ross vs. DeGrassi)

      2. Is yellow fever spread via clothing? Explain your answer. (Microbe Hunters, ch 11 Reed)

      3. Decribe the way the eye works, or explain the link between diabetes and the pacreas (Body by Design pg 99 or 107)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)

      1. What is fortitude? Give some examples. (Ourselves Book II, pg 41-48)

      2. Are we free to think whatever we like? Explain. (Ourselves pg 56-)

      3. How does a Christian worldview differ from a Marxist/Leninist worldview? (Thinking Like a Christian pg 160)

      4. "It's a symbol of an eternal truth: that the armor of the soul can't protect the heart unless a woman's hand has fortified it." Explain this. Or, why should young women's literature be carefully chosen? (Sesame and Lilies: Lilies)

      5. "Art must have noble motives." Why? Or, describe Ruskin's dream about the children at the house party and explain its meaning. (Sesame and Lilies: The Mystery of Life and Its Arts)


      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. Tell in your foreign language about what you hope to be doing next week, and with whom.

      1. Tell about a place you'd like to visit, and what you'd like to do there.