Exam Questions Year 12/Semester 2


      1. Tell the story of the fiery furnace or Daniel in the lions' den. What crime precipitated the event?

      2. "And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?" Of whom was this said? Tell the story.

      3. Tell about some of Nehemiah's reforms.


      Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.



      1. Summarize a poem you read you read this term.

      2. How did a generation lose its common culture?

      3. "Even when writers and singers and painters go away from their childhood farm homes, they often write, sing and paint those places all the rest of their lives." Write about your own home.

English Grammar

      1. Explain the uses of comma, colon, semicolon, and give examples of each.

      2. Write an example of each kind of sentence: declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory.

      3. Choose "his" or "their." Nobody without the proper shoes can walk on __ toes without pain.

      4. "People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for." 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.


      1. Explain Nixon's fall in the Watergate scandal.

      2. What do you know about Jimmy Carter's term in office?

      3. Discuss Ronald Reagan as president.

      4. Outline Netanyahu's suggestions for fighting terrorism.

Natural History and General Science

      1. How do we know the universe is expanding? Or, tell what you know of plate tectonics.

      2. Explain earth cycles, or What is an ecosystem?

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)

      1. How does the media create "a world of illusion we think is real"?

      2. What is the last best hope for America? Briefly explain.

      3. Give some account of existentialism. Or, explain the quote, "existence preceds essence."

      4. What do you know about the Scopes Monkey Trial?

      5. Pick one of the books that Jonathan Wiker wrote about and explain how it badly influenced the world.


      1. List the four types of angles.

      2. Solve for x: 7x + 32 = 74

      3. If two numbers x and y are increased by one and decreased by one, respectively, then their product is decreased by four. If they are decreased by one and increased by two respectively, their product is increased by sixteen. Find the sum of the two numbers x and y.

      4. Expand: (2x + 4)(2 - x)

      5. The length of a rectangle is 3 times its width. If the width of the rectangle is 5 inches, what is the rectangle's area, in square inches?

Foreign Language

      1. In your foreign language, write a letter making a request.

      2. In your foreign language, make up a dialogue between a shopkeeper and a customer.