Exam Questions for Year 10 Term 1

Student's Name: _________________________

Date of Exam: _________________________


     1. Give an account of the grace of God.

     2. "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light." Explain the significance.

     3. What message did Isaiah give to Hezekiah after the visit of the Babylonian envoys?

     4. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Comment on this.

     5. Explain the water that "will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."


     Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared)

     (Assigned passage is in the Exam Key.)


     1. Write a sketch of Uncle Tom or Eva.

     2. Describe the scene between Valjean, the Bishop, and the brigadier involving the silver.

     3. What were some of the sounds heard at Walden Pond?

English Grammar

     1. Write sentences showing correct use of "whose" and "who's."

     2. Is the italicized word an adverb or adjective?

              She dances gracefully.

              This is an easy test.

     3. Give words in which the following suffixes occur - able, ful, ion, ive, ive, ious.

     4. What is a preposition? Give four examples of a prepositional phrase.

     5. 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). (Teacher: you may ask the student to provide more or less information, as appropriate.)

     In landscapes the painter should give the suggestion of a fairer creation than we know.

U.S. History

     1. What do you know about Duke Wellington?

     2. What events led to the Crimean War?

     3. Tell something about the migration of Europeans to either Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.

     4. Give an account of the Indian mutiny.

     5. What were the arguments for and against slavery in pre-Civil War America?

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


     1. What did Kinglake see in Galilee?

     2. Tell about pilgrims journeying to the Holy City.

     3. Describe the plague in Cairo.

Natural History and General Science

     1. Write notes, with drawings, on the special studies you have made this term.

     2. "Everything that animals do, atoms do." Explain, with details.

     3. Explain Pasteur's process for preventing wine from going bad.

     4. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)

     1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.

     2. "Character is what you are in the dark." Explain this.

     3. "Well said Carlyle that, whether you or I be in a state of well-being or not 'is not the central fact of the Universe.'" What is the principle underlying temperance/moderaton?

     4. What is "lawful plunder?" Give some examples.

Reading Skill

     Father to choose an unseen passage, giving marks for enunciation.

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)

     1. If a point (7, 4) is reflected across the y axis, where is that reflected point?

     2. Is it cheaper to buy a 16-ounce bag of chips for $5.99, or a 22-ounce bag of chips for $6.25?

     3. What is the slope of this line: y=2x+9?

     4. How many milliliters are in 0.0428?

     5. If a juice is diluted with 20 percent juice and the rest water, what is the ratio of juice to water?

Foreign Language

     1. Tell, in your foreign language, what five things you would take to a desert island, and why.

     2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

Picture Study

     1. Describe a picture from this term's picture study.


     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.


     Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.


     Show some work in handicrafts from this term to someone outside your family.

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