Exam Questions for Year 8/9 Lite Term 1

Student's Name: _________________________

Date of Exam: _________________________


     1. Tell about Deborah, Gideon, or Samson.

     2. "As long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord." Describe the occasion when these words were used, and quote from Hannah's thanksgiving.

     3. What did Jesus teach about "an eye for an eye"? or, "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men. . ." Why not?


     Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.


     (Assigned passage is in the Exam Key.)


     1. Tell what you know about John Milton.

     2. Describe an episode from Westward Ho! or I Promessi Sposi.

     3. Summarize a poem you read this term.

English Grammar

     1. What are the plural forms of these words? Knife, sheep, man, child.

     2. Identify whether the italicized word is a direct object, or indirect object.
              Now completely frustrated, Mallory tossed the lopsided cake into the trash.
              Coach Taylor purchased the wrong jerseys for the team.
              Brad finally gave Mom a call last Tuesday.

     3. Choose "she" or "her." Ashlyn wrote more pages than __.

     4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words. For nouns, say also whether the noun is singular or plural. For verbs, say also whether the verb is in past, present, or future tense: When her mother informed Lucy that Renzo was well and in safety, she derived great relief from the intelligence, desiring but one thing more, which was, that he should forget, or rather, that he should endeavour to forget her.


     1. Describe King Charles I's gradual decline from constitutional government. OR Describe the New Model Army and trace the growth of Cromwell's power.

     2. "Traitor Scot sold his King for a groat." Tell the story.

     3. Who was the Merry Monarch? Tell about him.

     4. Tell about the great plague and the Great Fire of 1666.

     5. What is the difference between Whig and a Tory?


     1. Explain what longitude is.

     2. How did mariners map their position before 1700? Or, describe the "lunar method."

Natural History and General Science

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

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

     3. How do plants give off water?

     4. Is air pur oxygen? Explain.

     5. What do you know about Leeuenhook, or about the circulation of the blood?

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)

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

     2. Discuss two "unsolved problems" that our high-tech society has not answered.

     3. Discuss the Courage of sticking to our opinions. Or, Explain two areas in life where we are obligated to show Loyalty.

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

     1. If a cab ride costs $1.20 for the first one-tenth of a mile, and $0.90 for each additional one-tenth of a mile, how many miles is the cab ride that costs $12.00?

     2. At a basketball tournament involving 5 teams, each played each other team once. How many games were played in all?

     3. If one leg of a right triangle is 18 cm and its area is 108 square cm, what is its perimeter?

     4. A tray can hold 234 eggs. If there are 18 rows in a tray, how many columns are there?

Foreign Language

     1. Imagine you're going on a trip. In your foreign language, write a list of instructions (in complete sentences) for the person who will be watching your house.

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

Picture Study

     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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