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AO Exam Key Yr 6 AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Exam Key Year 6

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Year 6 Term 1

Bible
   1. "Take your son, your only son, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah." Tell the story. (Gen 22)
   2. What were Pharaoh's dreams and what was Joseph's interpretation? Tell the whole story. (Gen 41)
   3. Give an account of our Lord's Last Supper with His disciples. (Luke 22)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
   This saying good-by on the edge of the dark
   And cold to an orchard so young in the bark
   Reminds me of all that can happen to harm
   An orchard away at the end of the farm
   All winter, cut off by a hill from the house.
   I don't want it girdled by rabbit and mouse,
   I don't want it dreamily nibbled for browse
   By deer, and I don't want it budded by grouse.
   (Robert Frost)

Composition
   1. Tell about your favorite scene or character from this term's Shakespeare play.
   2. In your own words, write about one of the following: Return of Ulysses, Scylla and the Charbdis, or Aeneas. (Age of Fable)
   3. Tell about the evening before Bilbo left on his journey. (The Hobbit)

English Grammar
   1. Underline every adjective and circle every adverb in the following:
     a. He had a ring, a golden ring, a precious ring. (Hobbit ch 5)
     b. It did not sound like goblins; so he crept forward carefully. (Hobbit ch 6)
     c. Then warning trumpets were suddenly sounded, and echoed along the rocky shores. (Hobbit ch 13)
     d. He peeped timidly through and caught a glimpse of great passages and of the dim beginnings of wide stairs going up into the gloom. (Hobbit ch 13)
   2.Tell whether the italicized word is a noun, pronoun, verb, adverb or adjective.
   Its bed (noun) is left a faded (adjective) paper sheet
   Of dead (adjectives) leaves stuck together by the heat (noun)--
   A brook to none but who (pronoun) remember (verb) long.
   This as it will be seen is other far
   Than with brooks (noun) taken otherwhere in song.
   We (pronoun) love (verb) the things we love for what they are. (Robert Frost)
   3. Write two sentences that each use a pronoun, an adverb and two adjectives.

U.S. History
   1. Tell what you know about the Great Depression. (Bauer pg 281)
   2. Give an account of John F. Kennedy. (Bauer pg 397)
   3. What do you know about Martin Luther King Jr's role in the Civil Rights movement? (Bauer pg 402)

World History
   1. Tell what you know about the Holocaust. (Bauer pg 309)
   2. Tell what you know of Albert Einstein. (Einstein biography) Or, Give some account of Winston Churchill. (Never Give In)
   3. List the Allies and Axis powers in World War II. (Bauer pg 302)
   4. Explain and describe the Cold War. (Bauer pg 385, 449)

Geography (Questions are from Golding's Story of David Livingstone)
   1. Talk about some of the dangers Livingstone encountered in Africa. (ch 2)
   2. Decribe Livingstone's walk across the Kalahari Desert. (ch 3) Or, Describe in detail one natural feature or one people group encountered by Livingstone in Africa.
   3. Name five ways we use animals. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. What were the original four opposite elements thought to be in ancient times? (Mystery of the Periodic Table, ch 3)
   2. Give two reasons why "it couldn't just happen."
   3. Tell all you know about partridges. (School of the Woods, "'The Partridges' Roll Call")
   4. 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 50 percent of a number is 20, what is 75 percent of the number? (30)
   2. 7/9 x 2/9 = __ (14/81)
   3. If you have $40.00 to buy CD's and one CD costs $12.60, what is the greatest number of CD's you can buy? (3)

Foreign Language
   1. Tell about what you hope to be doing next week, and with whom.
   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 6 Term 2

Bible
   1. Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand." Give three examples of God's mighty power. (Job 38-41)
   2. Describe the institution of the Passover and its meaning. (Exodus 12)
   3. Describe the coming of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
   Silent and terrified, the animals crept back into the barn. In a moment the dogs came bounding back. At first no one had been able to imagine where these creatures came from, but the problem was soon solved: they were the puppies whom Napoleon had taken away from their mothers and reared privately. (from Animal Farm, ch 5)

Composition
   1. Tell about the Phoenix or the Unicorn. (Age of Fable)
   2. Based on Sandburg's poem, what do you think Chicago is like?
   3. Describe Bilbo's journey back home. (The Hobbit, ch 18)

English Grammar
   1. Underline every adjective, circle every adverb, and put brackets around prepositions in the following:
     a. Then suddenly a great light appeared [in] the low place [in] the hills and the northern end [of] the lake turned golden. (Hobbit, ch 14)
     b. They climbed [in] or [out] [with] ladders, and hauled stuff [up] with ropes. (Hobbit ch 15)
     c. As Archimedes resignedly stepped down [into] the tub and lowered himself [into] the water, some [of] it sloshed [out] [onto] the floor. (Archimedes pg 58)
     d. [With] his robes flapping and his beard blowing [in] the wind, Archimedes was everywhere [about] the city, placing the machines. (Archimedes pg 116)
   2. Tell whether the italicized word is a noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective or preposition.
I wish I (pronoun) had time (noun) to tell you even a few of the tales or one or two of the songs that they heard (verb) in (preposition) that house. All (pronoun) of (preposition) them, the ponies as well, grew refreshed and strong in a few days there. Their clothes were mended as well as their (adjective, modifying bruises) bruises, their tempers (noun) and their hopes. Their bags were filled with food and provisions light to carry but strong to bring them over the mountain passes. Their plans were improved with (preposition) the best (adjective, modifying advice) advice. (from The Hobbit, ch 3 "A Short Rest.")
   3. Write two sentences that use an adverb, an adjective and a preposition.

History
   1. Tell what you can about Octavian. (Augustus Caesar's World)
   2. What do you know about the Julian Calendar, Herod, or the siege of Jerusalem? (Augustus Caesar's World pg 38, 108)
   3. Tell the story of Antony and Cleopatra, or Herod and Miriamne. (Augustus Caesar's World pg 84/112, 122)
   4. Tell the Story of Aeneas. (Augustus Caesar's World pg 155)
   5. Tell about Spartan training, or Olympic games. (Story of the Greeks ch 22, 29)
   6. Tell about the Age of Pericles, Alcibiades or Alexander. (Story of the Greeks ch 58, 64-)

Geography
   1. Tell about the slave trade that Livingstone saw on his journeys. (David Livingstone by Vautier Golding ch 6-7)
   2. Describe the country of Manyema that Livingstone passed through on his way to the River Luama, or, describe some of the country that Livingstone passed through. (David Livingstone by Vautier Golding ch 9, or more generic) Or, Tell about Livingstone's effort to prove that the river Lualaba ran into the Nile. (David Livingstone by Vautier Golding ch 10)
   3. List five things that are mined from the earth. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Tell all you know about the moose or explain this: "Therefore are they glad, being mercifully delivered from the bondage of our fears." (School of the Woods ch 11/12 or 13
   2. Discuss the change of seasons on the surface of the sea. Or, give examples of two evidences of design in the universe. (The Sea Around Us, ch 3, or It Couldn't Just Happen, ch 11/12)
   3. What do you know about "phlogiston"? Or, discuss in detail one of Archimedes' discoveries. (Mystery of the Periodic Table, ch 7 or Archimedes and the Door of Science)
   4. 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 60 percent of 30? (18)
   2. The original price of a bicycle is $138.00. If the bicycle is marked down 15 percent, what is the sale price? ($117.3)
   3. What is the product of 2/5 and 4/5? (8/25)

Foreign Language
   1. Tell about a place you'd like to visit, and what you'd like to do there.
   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 6 Term 3

Bible
   1. "He had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt." Tell the story. (Exodus 32)
   2. "Nadab and Abihu . . . offered strange fire before the Lord." Tell the story. (Lev 10:1)
   3. Give three special rules for priests, OR describe what happens on the Day of Atonement/Cleansing. (Lev 16 and 23)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
   The stories which have engaged our attention thus far relate to the mythology of southern regions. But there is another branch of ancient superstitions which ought not to be entirely overlooked, especially as it belongs to the nations from which we, through our English ancestors, derive our origin. It is that of the northern nations called Scandinavians. (from Age of Fable, Northern Mythology Valhalla The Valkyrior)

Composition
   1. Tell about your favorite scene or character from this term's Shakespeare play.
   2. Tell about Zoroaster, Vishnu, or Buddha. (Age of Fable)
   3. Describe a scene from The Iliad.

English Grammar
   1. Underline every preposition and make a bracket around the prepositional phrases in the following:
     a. He not only helped the poor to pay their debts, but also gave orders that some [of the public land] should be divided [among the plebeians], so that they could support themselves [by farming]. (Story of the Romans, The Ungrateful Children)
     b. [By the death] [of Brutus], also, he was left to rule [over the city] alone. (Story of the Romans, The Defense of the Bridge)
     c. This building was [on one side] [of the Forum], [on the very spot] where the radiant youths had stood; and there its ruins can still be seen. (The Story of the Romans, The Twin Gods)
     d. When adopted, the new laws were to be written [upon brazen tablets], and set up [in the Forum], so that all the people could read them whenever they pleased. (The Story of the Romans, The New Laws)
   2. Tell whether the italicized word is a noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective or preposition.
At this there was a terrible (adjective) baying sound (noun) outside, and nine enormous (adjective) dogs (noun) wearing brass-studded collars came (verb) bounding into (preposition) the barn. They (pronoun) dashed straight for Snowball, who (pronoun) only sprang (verb) from (preposition) his place just in time to escape their snapping (adjective) jaws. (from Animal Farm by Orwell)
   2.

History
   1. What do you know about Philo, or the Mayans? (Augustus Caesar's World pg 210 or 233)
   2. What do you know about Confucius, the Hindus, or Buddha? (Augustus Caesar's World pg 253, 258 or 267)
   3. Tell about Tiberius. (Augustus Caesar's World pg 224, 282)
   4. "O Varus! Give me back my legions!" Tell the story. (Augustus Caesar's World pg 309)
   5. Tell about Horatius at the bridge, some Roman amusements, or Marcus Aurelius. (Story of the Romans ch 25, 49 or 90)
   6. Give some account of Marcus Aerelius or Zenobia. (Story of the Romans, ch 90 or 96) Or, describe the life of a leper in ancient Israel. (Ben Hur, Book 6)

Geography
   1. Trace, on a map, Livingstone's route through Africa. (from last term's reading of Livingstone)
   2. On a blank map, identify the continents.
   3. Name three kinds of country occupations, and three town occupations. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. What do you know about currents? Or, tell about some differences between humans and animals. (The Sea Around Us ch 10, or It Couldn't Just Happen ch 14)
   2. Explain the "weights" of atoms. Or, discuss how Galileo challenged the teachings of Aristotle. Mystery of the Periodic Table, ch 15 or Galileo and the Magic Numbers)
   3. How did Mendeleev "fix" the periodic table? Or, What did Galileo discover about the moon or Jupiter? (Mystery of the Periodic Table, ch 17, or Galileo and the Magic Numbers ch 8/9)
   4. 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. 3/8 + 1/12 = ___ (11/24)
   2. x + y = 4. If y = 2, what is the value of x? (2)
   3. Ticket prices to a play are $3.00 for teachers and $2.00 for students. How much will it cost if 182 students and 7 teachers see the play? ($385)

Foreign Language
   1. Talk about a friend of yours. What do you think they might be doing now? When will you see them again?
   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.