Exam Questions and Key Year 11/Semester 2


      1. What is the difference between cheap grace, and costly grace? (The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

      2. What was Nathan's message to David? Why was it sent, and what was the result? (2 Samuel 12)

      3. "How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, 'Violence!' but you do not save? Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?" Who said this? What was God's response? Do you remember the prophet's final conclusion? (Habakkuk)


      Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.



      1. Discuss the choice of the title "The Chosen." What is a tzaddik? (The Chosen)

      2. Summarize a short story or essay you read this term.

      3. "He had sung many a song about ships and going down to the sea in them with a heave ho and a heave to. He wondered why it hadn't turned out the way it said in the songs." Of whom was this said? Explain. (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn ch 29)

English Grammar

      1. Write sentences showing correct use of "its" and "it's."

      2. Choose "is" or "are." The cover, and not the pages, __ brittle from years of improper storage. (is)

      3. When should "who" be used, and when "whom"? Give examples.

      4. "He paid him, thanked him, and set out at once in his new cloak for the department." 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). In addition, circle the verbs that belong to independent clauses (also called primary or coordinate clauses), and underline the verbs that belong to dependent (or subordinate) clauses. (The Overcoat)

ANSWER - he: pronoun, singular, nominative; paid: verb, past, active, third person; him: pronoun, singular, objective (or accusative); thanked: verb, past, active, third person; him: pronoun, singular, objective (or accusative); and: conjunction; set out: verb, past, active, third person (student may also parse this as two words, with "set" as the verb and "out" as a preposition); at: preposition; once: noun, singular, dative; in: preposition; his: adjective; new: adjective; cloak: noun, singular, dative; for: preposition; the: article (or adjective); department: noun, singular, dative. Student should circle "paid," "thanked," and "set out" or "set."


      1. Tell about Woodrow Wilson and the Great War. (Land of Hope, ch 15)

      2. Give an account of the Great Depression. (Land of Hope, ch 16)

      3. What do you know about The New Deal? (Land of Hope, ch 17)

      4. Who were the men behind Hitler? Tell something about some of them.

      5. What do you know about Roosevelt from the letters he sent to his children?

Natural History and General Science

      1. What is Paul Ehrlich's Magic Bullet? Explain. (Microbe Hunters ch 12)

      2. "Pain is the gift nobody wants." Explain this. (Body by Design, pg 134)

      3. What do you know about processionary caterpillars? (Fabre's Life of the Caterpillar)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)

      1. Why are we morally obligated to be intelligent? (Erskine's essay)

      2. Name 5 of the "Seven Men Who Rule the World From the Grave." Tell about two of them.

      3. What is Keynesian Economics? (Seven Men Who Rule the World From the Grave, "Keynes")

      4. Describe the stages of a slander. What is slander? (Autobiography of a Slander)

      5. Write a bit about the cost of discipleship.


      1. If x is an integer, what is the greatest value of x which satisfies 5 < 2x + 2 < 9? (3)

      2. The sum an integer x and its reciprocal is equal to 78/15. What is the value of x? (5)

      3. If a student has an average of 87 after 4 tests, what would the student have to get on his next test to get an average of 90? (102)

      4. 231 students went on a field trip. Some students rode in vans which hold 7 students each and some students rode in buses which hold 25 students each. How many of each type of vehicle did they use if there were 15 vehicles total? (8 vans, 7 buses)

      5. Two angles are complementary. One angle is 10 degrees less than three times the other. Find the measures of the angles. (65, 25)

Foreign Language

      1. Talk about a friend of yours. What do you think they might be doing now? When will you see them again?

      2. In your foreign language, write three sentences about yourself.