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AO Exam Key Yr 9 Lite AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Exam Key Year 9 Lite

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Year 9 Basic Version 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)
This postscript decreased greatly the young girl's happiness. Was there nothing to fear? was there not some snare laid for her? Her innocence had kept her in ignorance of the dangers that might assail a young girl of her age. But there is no need to know danger in order to fear it; indeed, it may be observed, that it is usually unknown perils that inspire the greatest terror. (Count of Monte Cristo ch 30)

Composition/Literature
   1. Describe Dante's escape from prison. (Count of Monte Cristo ch 20/21)
   2. What was the part you found most humorous in Gulliver's Travels 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. (Age of Revolution ch 1 or History of the American People pg 81)
   2. Tell what you know about the leading up to/beginning of the Salem Witch Trials.
   3. 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)
   4. What were some of the issues of The Great Debate of 1787? (Miracle at Philadelphia ch 10)
   5. What do you know about the Treaty of Ultrechte or The Great Awakening? (Age of Revolution ch 6 or History of the American People pg 114-116)
   6. Give an account of John Adams' appointment to France, or his schooling. (John Adams by McCullough ch 4, or Bowen ch 1-12)

Geography
   1. Explain what longitude is. (Longitude ch 1)
   2. How did mariners map their position before 1700? Or, describe the "lunar method." (Longitude ch 3)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Write notes, with drawings, on the special studies you have made this term.
   2. What do you know of Newton, Flamsteed, or Halley? (Great Astronomers)br />    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. Discuss Boticelli's 'Calumny.' (Ourselves pg 151)
   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. 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 Lite Term 2

Bible
   1. Briefly discuss the four loves.
   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)
Until now, it had been undecided whether the supper should take place in the dining-room, or under a long tent erected on the lawn, but the beautiful blue sky, studded with stars, had settled the question in favor of the lawn. The gardens were illuminated with colored lanterns, according to the Italian custom, and, as is usual in countries where the luxuries of the table--the rarest of all luxuries in their complete form--are well understood, the supper-table was loaded with wax-lights and flowers. (Count of Monte Cristo ch 70)

Composition
   1. Narrate an episode from The Count of Monte Cristo.
   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 this term.

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. What do you know about Sir Robert Walpole? Or, tell what you know about Thomas Jefferson. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 8 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 143-149)
   2. Give an account of the War of Austrian Succession. Or, discuss Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense' and its influence. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 9 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 153-154)
   3. Tell what you know about the Seven Years' War and/or William Pitt. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 11 or Johnson's History of the American People pg )
   4. Tell what you know about the Stamp Act. Or, how did the Revolutionary War affect the slaves? (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 12 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 169-170)
   5. Tell what you know about the War of Independence (Revolutionary War). (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 13 and 14 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 158-167)
   6. Tell about Robert Clive, Warren Hastings and India. Or, tell what you know about Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. Or, Describe how the American people reacted to seeing their Constitution for the first time.(Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 15 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 180-184, or Miracle at Philadelphia, ch 23)

Geography
   1. What is "the clock of heaven"? How was it used by mariners? (Longitude ch 9)
   2. "Harrison's big sea clocks, like his tower clock at Brocklesby Park, have more wherewithal to withstand regular use because of . . ." Because of what? (Longitude ch 10)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Describe some desert plants. (Land of Little Rain 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. "And, spite of pride in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, whatever is, is right." Explain Pope's argument in your own words. (Pope's Essay on Man)
   4. Discuss integrity in our work. (Ourselves pg 167-172)

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 Lite Term 3

Bible
   1. Discuss the fourth love - Charity. (The Four Loves)
   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)
Andrea, indeed, inhaled the scent of something cooking which was not unwelcome to him, hungry as he was; it was that mixture of fat and garlic peculiar to provincial kitchens of an inferior order, added to that of dried fish, and above all, the pungent smell of musk and cloves. These odors escaped from two deep dishes which were covered and placed on a stove, and from a copper pan placed in an old iron pot. In an adjoining room Andrea saw also a tolerably clean table prepared for two, two bottles of wine sealed, the one with green, the other with yellow, a supply of brandy in a decanter, and a measure of fruit in a cabbage-leaf, cleverly arranged on an earthenware plate. (Count of Monte Cristo ch 81)

Composition
   1. Narrate an episode from The Count of Monte Cristo.
   2. Contrast the character of Mr. Wickham wth that of Mr. Darcy. (Pride and Prejudice)
   3. Summarize a poem of Lord Byron that you read this term.

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. Discuss reforms and changes in England after they lost the war with America. Or, give an account of the Constitutional Convention. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 16 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 184-189)
   2. What do you know about the American Constitution? Or, discuss the debate over getting the constitution ratified. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 17 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 189-198)
   3. What were the causes of the French Revolution? Or, explain the role of religion in the constitution. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 18 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 104-211)
   4. Tell what you know about Trafalgar. Or, what were some differences between Hamilton and Jefferson? (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 20 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 216-218)
   5. Tell all you know about the War of 1812. (Churchill's Age of Revolution ch 24 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 259-267)
   6. Tell what you know about John Adams or George Washington. (John Adams or Washington biography)

Geography
   1. Describe H-4's voyage with Captain Cook and the results. (Longitude ch 13)
   2. Why is longitude calculated from Greenwich? (Longitude ch 15)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Discuss some scavengers, the mesa trail, or "the streets of the mountains." (Land of Little Rain ch 3, 8 or 10)
   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. Would the world be better if all wages were doubled? Explain. (Essays by Jane Haldimand Marcet)
   3. What are some things we need to form opinions about? (Ourselves, pg 182-186)
   4. What is the best way to prepare for whatever your calling might be? (Ourselves pg 205-208)

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.