1. Tell the story of the fiery furnace or Daniel in the lions' den. What crime precipitated the event? (Daniel 3 or 6)
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. (Esther 4:14)
3. Tell about some of Nehemiah's reforms.
Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.
"I suppose it can be true of urban places too, but when home is a farm and you are there every day as a child, without the knowledge of any other place to distract you, it takes on a special preciousness that never goes away. That’s why so many of us eventually come home to put down roots. 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." (from Home Places by Gene Logsdon)
1. Summarize a poem you read you read this term.
2. How did a generation lose its common culture? (essay by Patrick Deneen)
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.
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. (his)
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. (To Kill a Mockingbird)
ANSWER - people: noun, plural, nominative; generally: adverb; see: verb, present, active, third person; what: pronoun, singular, objective; they: pronoun, plural, nominative; look: verb, present, active, third person; for: preposition (student may also parse "look for" together as a verb); and: conjunction; hear: verb, present, active, third person; what: pronoun, singular, objective; they: pronoun, plural, nominative; listen: verb, present, active, third person; for: preposition. Student should circle "see" and "hear," and underline "look" and "listen."
1. Explain Nixon's fall in the Watergate scandal. (Land of Hope, pg 392-395)
2. What do you know about Jimmy Carter's term in office? (Land of Hope, pg 397-400)
3. Discuss Ronald Reagan as president. (Land of Hope, pg 400-407)
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. (Science Matters, ch 11 or 13)
2. Explain earth cycles, or What is an ecosystem? (Science Matters ch 14 or 19)
1. How does the media create "a world of illusion we think is real"? (Marketing of Evil, ch 8)
2. What is the last best hope for America? Briefly explain. (Marketing of Evil, ch 10)
3. Give some account of existentialism. Or, explain the quote, "existence preceds essence." (The Consequence of Ideas, ch 11 or 13)
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. (acute, right, obtuse, straight)
2. Solve for x: 7x + 32 = 74 (x is 6)
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. (x is 15, y is 12; their sum is 27)
4. Expand: (2x + 4)(2 - x) 8 - 2x squared)
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? (75 inches squared)
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.