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AO Exam Key Yr 8/9 Lite AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Exam Key Year 8 Lite

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3




Year 8-9 Lite Term 1

Bible
   1. Tell about Deborah, Gideon, or Samson. (Judges 4-5; 6-8; 13-16)
   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. (1 Samuel 1:28)
   3. What did Jesus teach about "an eye for an eye"? or, "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men. . ." Why not? (Matthew 5:38; 6:1)

Writing/Penmanship
   Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared)
In the midst of the thick wood Lawless halted to rest. This forest was inhabited by numbers of strange wild creatures, quite untaught, almost savages. Hearing Una's cries for help, they came flocking up to see what was the matter. Their fierce, rough appearance so frightened Lawless that he jumped on to his horse and rode away as fast as he could. (Stories from the Fairie Queene: Una and the Woodland Knight)

Composition/Literature
   1. Write two verses about Una and the Red Cross Knight.
   2. "All the world's a stage." Explain. (History of English Literature ch 46)
   3. What was a poem you liked this term? What was it about?

English Grammar
   1. What are the plural forms of these words? Knife, sheep, man, child. (knives, sheep, men, children)
   2. Identify whether the italicized word is a direct object, or indirect object.
            Now completely frustrated, Mallory tossed the lopsided cake into the trash. (direct)
            Coach Taylor purchased the wrong jerseys for the team. (direct)
            Brad finally gave Mom a call last Tuesday. (indirect)
   3. Choose "she" or "her." Ashlyn wrote more pages than __. (she)
   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. (I Promessi Sposi/Promise of Fidelity ch 27) ANSWERS - when: adverb; informed: verb, past tense; well: adjective; safety: noun, singular; which: pronoun; forget: verb, present tense (infinitive is also correct); her: pronoun

History
   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. (Churchill's New World ch 16)
   2. "Traitor Scot sold his King for a groat." Tell the story. (Churchill's New World ch 18)
   3. Who was the Merry Monarch? Tell about him. (Churchill's New World ch 22)
   4. Tell about the great plague and the Great Fire of 1666. (Churchill's New World ch 22)
   5. What is the difference between Whig and a Tory? (Churchill's New World ch 24)

Geography
   1. Summarize a day at sea on the Kon Tiki.
   2. Describe Easter Island. (Kon Tiki ch 6)
   3. Describe a Polynesian Island. (Kon Tiki ch 8)

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 roots lift water in plants? (First Studies of Plant Life ch 12)
   4. What do you know of Kepler?
   5.What do you know about ascorbic acid? Or, explain how a molecule is like "a large and well-packed suitcase." (Napoleon's Buttons, ch 2 or Marvels of the Molecule, pg 20)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. What is the difference between democracy and liberty? (Whatever Happened to Justice)
   3. Discuss three of Love's Lords In Waiting. (Ourselves, pg 87-130)

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? (1.3 miles)
   2. At a basketball tournament involving 5 teams, each played each other team once. How many games were played in all? (10)
   3. If one leg of a right triangle is 18 cm and its area is 108 square cm, what is its perimeter? (51.6 cm)
   4. A tray can hold 234 eggs. If there are 18 rows in a tray, how many columns are there? (13)

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
   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 8-9 Lite Term 2

Bible
   1. "He loved him as he loved his own soul." Give an account of this friendship. (1 Sam 20:17)
   2. What was Nathan's message to David? Why was it sent, and what was the result? (2 Samuel 12)
   3. Tell the parable of the sower and its meaning. Or, "Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?" Explain. (Matthew 13:1-23; 15:3-20)

Writing/Penmanship
   Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared)
To almost every house in the land, as regular as the milk man, more regular than the postman, there comes each morning the newspaper boy. To most of us breakfast means, as well as things to eat, mother pouring out the tea and father reading the newspaper. As mother passes father's tea she says, "Anything in the paper, John?" And how often he answers, "Nothing, nothing whatever." (History of English Literature, ch 61)

Composition
   1. Tell something of the life of Alexander Pope or Samuel Johnson. (History of English Literature ch 67-69)
   2. What was the part you found most humorous in Isaac Bickerstaff or Battle of the Books?
   3. What was a poem you liked this term? What was it about?

English Grammar
   1. Write sentences using the conjunctions but, yet and because.
   2. Write sentences showing correct use of "loose" and "lose."
   3. Is the italicized word an adverb or adjective?
            She is a graceful dancer. (adj)
   4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words. For nouns and pronouns, say also whether the word is singular or plural. For verbs, say also whether the verb is in past, present, or future tense: It left scars upon his good-looking face, and nearly robbed him of his eyesight. In those days people still believed that this dreadful disease would be cured if the person suffering from it was touched by a royal hand.  So when he was two, little Samuel was taken to London by his father and mother, and there he was 'touched' by Queen Anne. (History of English Literature ch 68) ANSWERS - left: verb, past tense; good-looking: adjective; nearly: adverb; days: noun, plural; by: preposition; when: adverb; was taken: verb, past tense; he: pronoun, singular

History
   1. Give an account of William of Orange OR The Duke of Marlborough. (Age of Revolution ch 1 or 4)
   2. What were some of the issues of The Great Debate of 1787? (Miracle at Philadelphia ch 10)
   3. What do you know about the Treaty of Ultrechte? (Age of Revolution ch 6)
   4. What do you know about Sir Robert Walpole? (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 8)
   5. Give an account of the War of Austrian Succession. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 9)
   6. Tell what you know about the Seven Years' War. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 11)

Geography
   None scheduled this term.

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. Explain how plants make starch and what they give off as a by-product. (First Studies of Plant Life, ch 15-17)
   4. What did Phineas Gage's accident teach scientists?
   5. What is phenol or isoprene? Or, How does soap clean? (Napoleon's Buttons, ch 7-8 or Marvels of the Molecule, pg 30)

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. (Whatever Happened to Justice pg 177-)
   3. What duties towards others does Justice claim from us? (Ourselves pg 131-156)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. Ansel has a job collecting eggs. He is paid $3.00 per hour and 20 cents for each egg he finds. If Ansel collects an average of 12 eggs per hour and earns a total of $21.60 for one day's work, how many hours has he worked? (4)
   2. Brian had 48 jelly beans. He ate 5/8 of them; his sister ate 1/3 as many jelly beans as he did. How many jelly beans did his sister eat? (10)
   3. Write 3 3/8 as a decimal. (3.375)
   4. There are 13 animals in a barn. Some are chickens and some are pigs. There are 40 legs in all. How many of each animal are there? (6 chickens, 7 pigs)

Foreign Language
   1. Write a paragraph in your foreign language about someone who displayed loyalty in your term's reading.
   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 8-9 Lite Term 3

Bible
   1. Give three logical arguments to defend your faith. (More Than a Carpenter or Case for Christ)
   2. Describe the visit of the Queen of Sheba and the magnificence of Solomon. Or, Why did Jeroboam set up two calves of gold? Describe the denunciation that followed at Bethel. (1 Kings 10; 12:28)
   3. Give an account of the greatest commandment. (Matthew 22:34-40)
   4. Tell about the sheep and the goats. (Matthew 25:31-46)

Writing/Penmanship
   Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared)
The good old way among the gentry of England to maintain their pre-eminence over the lower rank, was by their bounty, munificence, and hospitality; and it is a very unhappy change, if at present, by themselves or their agents, the luxury of the gentry is supported by the credit of the trader. (Isaac Bickerstaff)

Composition
   1. Narrate an episode from Isaac Bickerstaff or one of Jane Haldimand Marcet's essays.
   2. Tell something of the life of Oliver Goldsmith. (History of English Literature ch 70-73)
   3. Summarize a poem you enjoyed by William Cowper.

English Grammar
   1. Write a sentence using an adverb formed by adding the "-ly" suffix to an adjective. (cheap, cheaply; slow, slowly)
   2. Write sentences showing correct use of "to," "two" and "too."
   3. Is the italicized word an adverb or adjective?
            I passed the test easily. (adv)
            He is a good speller. (adj)
   4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words. For nouns and pronouns, say also whether the word is singular or plural. For verbs, say also whether the verb is in past, present, or future tense: In Lydia's imagination, a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility of earthly happiness. She saw, with the creative eye of fancy, the streets of that gay bathing-place covered with officers. She saw herself the object of attention, to tens and to scores of them at present unknown. (Pride and Prejudice ch 41) ANSWERS - imagination: noun, singular; comprised: verb, past tense; creative: adjective; streets: noun, plural; with: preposition; herself: pronoun, singular; of: preposition; unknown: adjective

History
   1. Tell what you know about the Stamp Act. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 12)
   2. Tell what you know about the War of Independence (Revolutionary War). (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 13 and 14)
   3. Tell about Robert Clive, Warren Hastings and India. Or, tell what you know about Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 15 or Miracle at Philadelphia, ch 23)
   4. Discuss reforms and changes in England after they lost the war with America OR Tell what you know about Trafalgar. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 16 or 20)
   5. What do you know about the American Constitution? (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 17)
    6. What were the causes of the French Revolution? OR Tell all you know about the War of 1812. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 18 or 24)

Geography
None this term

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 form fruit? (Fist Studies of Plant Life, ch 23)
   4. What is the dark side of freons? Or, What is the 2,6,10 rule? (Napoleon's Buttons, ch 16 or Marvels of the Molecule, pg 78)
   5. Give some account of Leeuwenhook. (Microbe Hunters)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. Define four of the following: liberal, conservative, left, right, democrat, republican, moderate, socialist, libertarian, communist. (Are You Liberal, Conservative or Confused?)
   3. Would the world be better if all wages were doubled? Explain. (Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. Demonstrate the distributive property: 9(2a + b + 4) = ____ (18a + 9b + 36)
   2. Julie has a jar of beads. She used half of them to make a bracelet. Later she bought more, tripling the number of beads in the jar. Now there are 33 beads in the jar. How many beads did Julie start with? (22)
   3. A triangle has three angles labeled x, y, and z. The ratio of x to y is 1:13. The ratio of y to z is 13:1. What is the value of each of the angles, x, y, and z? (x is 12, y is 156, z is 12)
   4. A store is advertising a 35 percent discount on an item they marked up 5 percent from the factory price of $350. The sales tax is 8.25 percent. What does the item cost? ($258.58)
   5. A train leaves the station at 2:00 pm at 40 mph. Another train headed in the opposite direction leaves the same station at 4:00 pm at 60 mph. To the nearest mile, how far are the two trains from each other at 6:00 pm? (280 miles)
   6. Solve for x: 68 = 4(2x + 3) (x is 7)

Foreign Language
   1. In your foreign language, tell in complete sentences how you would arrange and decorate a room you'll be spending a lot of time in.
   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.