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AO Exam Key Yr 5 AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Exam Key Year 5

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Year 5 Term 1

Bible
   1. "And Jonathan loved him as his own soul." Of whom was this said? Tell a story of Jonathan's love. (1 Sam 18:1)
   2. Tell about the first miracle Jesus did. (Wedding of Cana, John 2:1-12)
   3. Tell about Jesus calling the four fishermen. (Mark 1:14-21)

Writing/Penmanship
   Write 2-4 lines of a poem that you memorized this term.

Dictation (unprepared)
   And they went to the pavilion, and when he had come there, behold! Sir Kay was standing in the midst of the pavilion. And Sir Ector saw that his face was as white as ashes of wood and that his eyes shone with a wonderful brightness. (from Pyle's King Arthur)

   Or: Without stopping to read what was written on the stone, Arthur pulled out the sword at a touch, ran back to his horse, and in a few minutes had caught up with Sir Kay and handed it over to him. (Roger Lancelyn Green's King Arthur)

   Or: The moment Sir Kay saw the sword he knew it was not his own, but the sword of the stone, and he sought out his father Sir Ector, and said to him, "Sir, this is the sword of the stone, therefore I am the rightful King." (Andrew Lang's King Arthur)

Composition
   1. Tell the story of The Golden Fleece, Perseus and the sea monster, or Hercules. (Age of Fable)
   2. Tell a story from King Arthur.

English Grammar
   1. Underline every noun (underline twice if it's a pronoun), and circle the verb in the following:
     a. The men lifted their poles and returned to the boat. (Of Courage Undaunted, pg 30)
     b. They built two rows of log cabins set at right angles. (pg 56)
     c. The Sioux followed along the banks, signaling and beckoning. (pg 49)
     d. They all started toward the Indian camp. (pg 88)
   2. Tell whether the italicized word is a noun, pronoun, or a verb.
   They (pronoun) shut (verb) the road (noun) through the woods (noun)
   Seventy years (noun) ago.
   Weather and rain (noun) have undone it again,
   And now you (pronoun) would never know
   There was (verb) once a path (noun) through the woods
   Before they (pronoun) planted (verb) the trees. (noun; Kipling)
   3. Write sentences to show that the following words are sometimes nouns and sometimes verbs: paint, guard, cut, sound.

U.S. History
   1. Give a short account of George Washington's presidency. (TCOO ch 64)
   2. What do you know about the Monroe Doctrine? (TCOO ch 71)
   3. Tell what you know about Lewis and Clark. (Of Courage Undaunted)

World History
   1. Tell what you know about Benito Juarez, Victoria, or Li Hung Chang. (Abraham Lincoln's World pg 84, 99, 147
   2. "Remember the Alamo!" Tell the story. (Abraham Lincoln's World, pg 158)

Geography (Questions from Halliburton's Book of Marvels)
   1. What do you know about New York City?
   2. Describe Washington D.C.
   3. Name four kinds of land forms and four bodies of water and describe them. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Describe a coral reef. What can you find there? (Madam How and Lady Why)
   2. What is a dynamo and how does it work? (Story of Inventions/Great Inventors and Their Inventions: Electric Engine)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   Use the Year 4-6 Question for this term's Plutarch from this page.

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. What is 1,035 divided by 23? (45)
   2. Write the numeral; 70 million 16 thousand 90. (70,016,090)
   3. If a $96 item is discounted 2/5 off of the normal price, what is the discounted price? (57.60)

Foreign Language
   1. Make up sentences about you and your mother/teacher.
   2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

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

Recitation
   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

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

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




Year 5 Term 2

Bible
   1. Describe an event between Ahab and Elijah. (1 Kings 16-19)
   2. Give an account of "the Kingdom of God."
   3. "Who do you say I am?" Who asked this? Tell the story. (Mark 8:29)

Writing/Penmanship
   Write 2-4 lines of a poem that you memorized this term.

Dictation (unprepared)
   When he saw Oliver, he pushed the book away from him, and told him to come near the table, and sit down. Oliver complied; marvelling where the people could be found to read such a great number of books as seemed to be written to make the world wiser. (from Oliver Twist, ch 14)

Composition
   1. Tell the story of Daedalus and Icarus, Achelous and Hercules, or Orpheus and Eurydice. (Age of Fable)
   2. Tell about something that happened to Oliver Twist.

English Grammar
   1. Underline every noun (underline twice if it's a proper noun), and circle the verb in the following:

     a. Oliver was afraid to look at either her or the man. (Oliver Twist, ch 5)
     b. Bill Sykes merely pointed to the empty measure. (ch 15)
     c. The bewildered butler gazed from them towards Oliver, and from Oliver towards Mr. Losberne. (ch 31)
     d. They left the room, and the door was again locked. (ch 49)
   2. Tell whether the italicized word is a noun or a verb. Identify any proper nouns.
   "And the Larch, with all its fibres,
   Shivered in the air of morning,
   Touched its forehead with its tassels,
   Said, with one long sigh of sorrow,
   Take them all, O Hiawatha!" (Longfellow) Proper nouns: Larch, Hiawatha
   Write two sentences using pronouns, and two sentences using proper nouns.

U.S. History
   1. What do you know about the Underground Railroad? (This Country of Ours ch 79)
   2. How did Stonewall Jackson get his nickname? What else do you know about him? (This Country of Ours ch 83)
   3. "If my name is ever remembered, it will be for this act, and my whole soul is in it." Who said this? Tell the story. (This Country of Ours ch 86)

World History
   1. What do you know about the Peace Festival? (Abraham Lincoln's World pg 217)
   2. Tell all you know about "Mad" Otto von Bismarck or Commodore Perry. (Abraham Lincoln's World, pg 225 or 272)
   3. Tell all you know about Florence Nightingale or Clara Barton. (Abraham Lincoln's World pg 241 or 321)

Geography (Questions from Halliburton's Book of Marvels)
   1. What do you know about Rio de Janeiro?
   2. Describe Gibraltar or Mount St. Michael.
   3. Name four kinds of land forms and four bodies of water and describe them. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Tell how men are wiser than animals. (Madame How, Field and Wild)
   2. Tell about the invention of the sewing machine, or steel, or the printing press. (The Story of Inventions)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here.

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   Use the Year 4-6 Question for this term's Plutarch from this page.

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. What is 492 x 832? (409,344)
   2. Write as a decimal: 81/1000 (.018)
   3. A bag has green and purple marbles in a ratio of 2:5. If there are 133 marbles in all, how many are green? (38:95; 38 are green)

Foreign Language
   1. Tell about something you did yesterday or last week.
   2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

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

Recitation
   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

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

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




Year 5 Term 3

Bible
   1. What do you know about Hezekiah or Josiah? (2 Kings 18-22, 2 Chronicles 29-34)
   2. "Which of these was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?" Tell the story (The Good Samaritan, Luke 10:29-36)
   3. Give an account of the raising of Lazarus. (John 11:1-44)

Writing/Penmanship
Write 2-4 lines of a poem that you memorized this term.

Dictation (unprepared)
   As the litter approached the city and was descried from the walls, the people poured forth to gaze once more on the face of their hero. The people all wept with them, and to the going down of the sun there was no pause or abatement of their grief. (from Age of Fable, The Iliad)

Composition
   1. Tell the story of Arion the musician, or Ibycus the pious poet. (Age of Fable)
   2. Write about something that happened to Kimball O'Hara/Kim. (Kim)

English Grammar
   1. Underline every adjective and circle every adverb in the following:

     a. They stepped behind the thick trunks in the cool dark of the mango-tope. (Kim, ch 5)
     b. After a huge meal at Kalka, he spoke uninterruptedly. (Kim, ch 9)
     c. The old lady confided to Kim that these rare levels were beyond her. (Kim, ch 12)
     d. The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth dreaming. (Carry a Big Stick, pg 135)
   2. Tell the parts of speech for the italicized words:
   An (article) angel, robed in spotless (adjective) white,
   Bent down and kissed (verb) the sleeping (adjective) Night.
   Night woke to blush; the sprite (noun) was gone.
   Men saw (verb) the blush and called it Dawn. (Dunbar)
   3. Write a sentence that includes two adjectives and two adverbs.

U.S. History
   1. Tell all you know about the Battle of Gettysburg or General Sherman's march to the sea. (This Country of Ours ch 88 or 90)
   2. Tell about the World's Fair in Chicago, or the Panama Canal. (This Country of Ours ch 95 or 97)
   3. Write in some detail about two things Teddy Roosevelt is admired for. (Carry a Big Stick)

World History
   1. Tell all you know about the Suez Canal, the Boer War, or the Boxer Rebellion. (Story of the World, pg 107, 127 or 177)
   2. Did the bullet that killed Archduke Ferdinand start World War I? Explain. (Story of the World, pg 217)
   3. What do you know about Mohandas Gadhi? (Story of the World, pg 239)

Geography (Questions from Halliburton's Book of Marvels)
   1. Describe the Magic Grotto or Athena's Temple.
   2. What do you know about the the Pyramids?
   3. Explain what plants need to grow. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. List six animals you can find in the sea. Tell something about two of them. (Madam How, ch 12, Homeward Bound)
   2. Tell about an inventor you read about this term and his invention. (The Story of Inventions ch 11 Morse-end)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here.

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   Use the Year 4-6 Question for this term's Plutarch from this page.

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. If x - 43,518 = 138,602, what is the value of x? (182,120)
   2. If N divided by 14 = 236, what is the value of N? (3304)
   3. Kent and Grace are going to share the cost of a DVD that costs $29.90 so that Kent pays 3/5 of it and Grace pays 2/5 of it. How much will each person pay? (Kent pays 17.94, Grace pays 11.96)

Foreign Language
   1. Tell about something you gave to someone recently.
   2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

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

Recitation
   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

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

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