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AO Exam Key Yr 9/10 Lite AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Exam Key Year 9/10 Lite

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Year 9/10 Lite Term 1

Bible
   1. "At any moment and in any circumstance, the soul that seeks God may find Him, and practice the presence of God." How? (Practice of the Presence of God)
   2. Describe the events regarding Joash being crowned king. (2 Kings 11)
   3. Tell about the threat from Sennacherib and Israel's deliverance. (2 Kings 18-19)
   4. "Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil?" Explain this. (Mark 3:1-5)
   5. Comment on the "leaven of the Pharisees" or the withered fig tree. (Mark 8:15-21; 11:20-25)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
I went back to my room with a heavy heart. I had gravely underestimated the size of my task. This girl's lack of information was terrifying. Nor would it be enough merely to supply her with information. (Love is a Fallacy)

Composition/Literature
   1. What are the four different loves? (The Four Loves)
   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. 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 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: Among the many people making up the great household there was a little girl of seven named Esther Johnson. She was a delicate little girl with large eyes and black hair. She and Swift soon grew to be friends, and he spent his happiest hours teaching her to read and write. It is pleasant to think of the gloomy, untrained genius throwing off his gloom and bending all his talents to the task of teaching and amusing this little delicate child of seven. (History of English Literature, ch 63) ANSWERS - among: preposition; household: noun, singular; was: verb, past tense; she: pronoun, singular; grew: verb, past tense; friends: noun, plural; pleasant: adjective; and: conjunction

World History
   1. Give an account of William of Orange or Cotton Mather, or, Tell what you know about the leading up to/beginning of the Salem Witch Trials. (Age of Revolution ch 1 or History of the American People pg 81)
   2. What do you know about The Duke of Marlborough or Jonathan Edwards? (Age of Revolution ch 4 or History of the American People pg 111-113)
   3. What were some of the issues of The Great Debate of 1787? (Miracle at Philadelphia ch 10)
   4. What do you know about the Treaty of Ultrechte or Sir Robert Walpole? (Age of Revolution ch 6 or 8)
   5. Give an account of the War of Austrian Succession. Or, Tell what you know about the Seven Years' War and/or William Pitt. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 9 or 11)
   6. Tell what you know about the Stamp Act. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 12)

Geography
   1. What do you know about Gibraltar, the "Pillar of Hercules"? Locate it on a map.
   2. Describe a trip to the pyramids. (Royal Road to Romance ch 12)

Natural History and General Science
   1. How did Leeuwenhoek prove that life doesn't come from nothing? (Microbe Hunters ch 1)
   2. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   3. 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. What duties towards others does Justice claim from us? (Ourselves pg 131-156)
   3. Would the world be better if all wages were doubled? Explain. (Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet)
   4. Discuss rationality/irrationality, or give some characteristics of cults. (War of the Worldviews pg 68-77 or 110)

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. 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 9/10 Lite Term 2

Bible
   1. Give an account of the love of God. (Packer's Knowing God ch 12)
   2. "I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom." Summarize David's response to this promise. (1 Chronicles 17:11)
   3. Describe David's preparations for the new temple. (1 Chronicles 22)
   4. Give an account of Saul of Tarsus's education and conversion. (Acts 9)
   5. Describe Peter's vision. What was its significance? (Acts 10:11-18)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
We cannot escape the duty of integrity, however easy things may be for us. Certain obligations are due from us in return for what we receive; due from us to our parents and family, or to our employer or chief; and still more, due to ourselves and our own future--to the character we are continually making or marring. (Ourselves, pg 169)

Composition
   1. What are some causes of lying? (Ourselves, pg 163)
   2. Tell something of the life of Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, or Oliver Goldsmith. (History of English Literature ch 67-71)
   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: 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. Tell what you know about the War of Independence (Revolutionary War). (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 13 and 14)
   2. Tell about Robert Clive, Warren Hastings and India. Or, Describe how the American people reacted to seeing their Constitution for the first time.(Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 15, or Miracle at Philadelphia, ch 23)
   3. Discuss reforms and changes in England after they lost the war with America. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 16)
   4. What do you know about the American Constitution? (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 17)
   5. What were the causes of the French Revolution? (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 18)
   6. Tell what you know about Trafalgar. Or, tell all you know about the War of 1812. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 20 or 24)

Geography
   1. Describe the Taj Mahal. (Royal Road to Romance ch 16)
   2. Describe Ladakh or the Khyber Pass. (Royal Road to Romance ch 19 or 22)
   3. Describe the peninsula of Malay, or Mergui. (Royal Road to Romance ch 25)

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.

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. (Character is Destiny)
   3. What is "lawful plunder?" Give some examples. (Bastiat's The Law)
   4. Show how postmodernism has affected three of the following: mentality, business, class, science, education, social policy, global environment. (Postmodern Times pg 175-188)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. Solve for x: 68 = 4(2x + 3) (x is 7)
   2. The distance travelled by Bo and Zack is in the ratio 3:4. The distance travelled by Bo is 18 miles. Find the distance travelled by Zack. (24 miles)
   3. A teacher bought 26 sketchbooks for $37.70. How much did each book cost? ($1.45)
   4. Find the area of a circle with a diameter of 14 cm. (153.9 cm squared)
   5. 360 is what percent more than 320? (12.5 percent)

Foreign Language
   1. Make up a dialogue in your foreign language from a scene you read about in one of your books this term.
   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 9/10 Lite Term 3

Bible
   1. Outline the heart of the gospel. (Knowing God ch 18)
   2. "Ask what I shall give thee." What did Solomon ask of God? What do we know about Solomon's knowledge and power? (2 Chronicles 1:7)
   3. "To your tents, o Israel!" Describe the cause and the course of the Great Rebellion. (2 Chronicles 10:16)
   4. Give an account of St. Paul's defense before Felix. (Acts 24)
   5. "I do not make void the grace of God; for if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died in vain." Explain this. (Galatians 2:21)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
History and biography are full of instruction in righteousness; but what is properly called literature, that is, poetry, essays, the drama, and novels, is perhaps the most useful for our moral instruction, because the authors bring their insight to bear in a way they would hesitate to employ when writing about actual persons. (Ourselves Bk 2, pg 9)

Composition
   1. Discuss Fortitude. (Ourselves)
   2. Write a sketch of Uncle Tom or Eva. (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
   3. What was a poem you liked this term? What was it about?

English Grammar
   1. Identify whether the italicized word is a direct object, or indirect object.
            Tony silently closed the drawer and considered what to do next. (direct)
            Wanting to show Pugsie at her best, Caitlin dressed her in the frilliest dress she could find. (indirect)
   2. Write sentences showing correct use of "than" and "then."
   3. Choose "good" or "well." I play piano __. (well)
   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. What do you know about Duke Wellington? Or, what events led to the Crimean War? (Great Democracies ch 2-4
   2. Tell something about the migration of Europeans to either Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand. (Great Democracies, ch 6 and 7)
   3. Give an account of the Indian mutiny. Or, tell what you know of the Missouri Compromise. (Great Democracies ch 5 or 9)
   4. "The Confederates lost their best chance of victory when they failed to use the autumn and winter of 1861." Or, tell what you know about the Battle of Gettysburg. (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 11/12 or 13)
   5. What were the arguments for and against slavery in pre-Civil War America? (Arguing About Slavery)
   6. Give an account of Lincoln's presidency. (biography of Lincoln)

Geography
   1. Tell about the Magic Stones of Angkor. Where are they? (Royal Road to Romance ch 28)
   2. Tell what you know about Japan and/or Fujiyama. (Royal Road to Romance ch 34-36)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Explain Pasteur's process for preventing wine from going bad. (Microbe Hunters, ch 3)
   2. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   3. 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. "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? Or, What is fortitude? Give some examples. (Ourselves pg 19; 41-48)
   3. Explain the "tyranny of the majority." What are the three liberties we ought to enjoy? (On Liberty: conscience/thought, planning one's life, uniting with others of like mind)
   4. "Societies led by men who have forgotten God adopt legal positivism, which means that the government gets to make up the rules." Explain. What is the alternative? (Deadliest Monster, pg 201)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. A bag has 16 colored marbles and the rest are clear marbles. The ratio of colored marbles to clear marbles is 4:5. Find the number of clear marbles. (20)
   2. If it costs $35.01 to buy 9 personal-sized pizzas, how much does each pizza cost? ($3.89)
   3. Solve for x: 3(x - 2) - 2(5x - 1) = 10 (x is -2)
   4. 34 percent of what number is 51? (150)
   5. A car travels from A to B at a speed of 40 mph then returns, using the same road, from B to A at a speed of 60 mph. What is the average speed for the round trip? (48mph)

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.