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AO Exam Key Yr 10 Lite AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Exam Key Year 10 Lite

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Year 10 Basic Version Term 1

Bible
   1. Give an account of the grace of God. (Packer's Knowing God ch 13)
   2. "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light." Explain the significance. (Isaiah 9:2)
   3. What message did Isaiah give to Hezekiah after the visit of the Babylonian envoys? (Isaiah 39)
   4. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Comment on this. (John 1:1-5)
   5. Explain the water that "will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:13-14)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
This is a delicious evening, when the whole body is one sense, and imbibes delight through every pore. I go and come with a strange liberty in Nature, a part of herself. As I walk along the stony shore of the pond in my shirt-sleeves, though it is cool as well as cloudy and windy, and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me. The bullfrogs trump to usher in the night, and the note of the whip-poor-will is borne on the rippling wind from over the water. Sympathy with the fluttering alder and poplar leaves almost takes away my breath; yet, like the lake, my serenity is rippled but not ruffled. (from Walden, "Solitude")

Composition/Literature
   1. Write a sketch of Uncle Tom or Eva. (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
   2. Describe the scene between Valjean, the Bishop, and the brigadier involving the silver. (Les Miserables)
   3. What were some of the sounds heard at Walden Pond? (Walden, "Sounds")

English Grammar
   1. Write sentences showing correct use of "whose" and "who's."
   2. Is the italicized word an adverb or adjective?
            She dances gracefully. (adv)
            This is an easy test. (adj)
   3. Give words in which the following suffixes occur - able, ful, ion, ive, ive, ious.
   4. What is a preposition? Give four examples of a prepositional phrase.
   5. Parse the sentence, identifying: 1) the part of speech for each word; 2) for nouns and pronouns, the number (singular, plural) and case (nominative, objective/accusative, dative, possessive/genitive, vocative); 3) for verbs, the tense (past, present, future), voice (active, passive), and--if applicable--person (first, second, third). (Teacher: you may ask the student to provide more or less information, as appropriate.)
In landscapes the painter should give the suggestion of a fairer creation than we know. (Emerson's Essay on Art) ANSWER - in: preposition; landscapes: noun, plural, dative; the: article (or adjective); painter: noun, singular, nominative; should: verb (or verbal auxiliary), present, active, third person; give: verb (or infinitive), present, active; the: article (or adjective); suggestion: noun, singular, objective (or accusative); of: preposition; a: article (or adjective); fairer: adjective; creation: noun, singular, dative; than: conjunction; we: pronoun, plural, nominative; know: verb, present, active, first person

History
   1. What do you know about Duke Wellington? (Great Democracies ch 2 and 3)
   2. What events led to the Crimean War? (Great Democracies ch 4)
   3. Tell something about the migration of Europeans to either Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand. (Great Democracies, ch 6 and 7)
   4. Give an account of the Indian mutiny. (Great Democracies ch 5)
   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. Describe "Turkish travelling" with baggage horses. (Eothen, ch 2)
   2. What do you know about Constantinople? (Eothen, ch 3)
   3. 'The most interesting of all the Greeks are the mariners.' Explain. Or, tell what you know about the monks of Palestine. (Eothen, ch 6 or 10)

Natural History and General Science
   1. "Everything that animals do, atoms do." Explain, with details. (Six Easy Pieces "Atoms in Motion")
   2. Explain Pasteur's process for preventing wine from going bad. (Microbe Hunters, ch 3)
   3. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   4. 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. "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? (Ourselves pg 19)
   4. What is "lawful plunder?" Give some examples. (Bastiat's The Law)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. If a point (7, 4) is reflected across the y axis, where is that reflected point? (-7, 4)
   2. Is it cheaper to buy a 16-ounce bag of chips for $5.99, or a 22-ounce bag of chips for $6.25? (22 ounce)
   3. What is the slope of this line: y=2x+9? (2)
   4. How many milliliters are in 0.0428? (42.8 mL)
   5. If a juice is diluted with 20 percent juice and the rest water, what is the ratio of juice to water? (1:4)

Foreign Language
   1. Tell, in your foreign language, what five things you would take to a desert island, and why.
   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 10 Lite Term 2

Bible
   1. Outline the heart of the gospel. Or, explain why solitude and silence are important to the Christian. (Knowing God ch 18, or The Imitation of Christ)
   2. "Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind." Tell about this promise. (Isaiah 65:17)
   3. Describe Jeremiah's calling. (Jeremiah 1:5-19)
   4. "I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness." Comment on this. (John 12:46)
   5. "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." Explain. (John 14:6)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
I resolved in my future conduct to redeem the past; and I can say with honesty that my resolve was fruitful of some good. You know yourself how earnestly in the last months of last year, I laboured to relieve suffering; you know that much was done for others, and that the days passed quietly, almost happily for myself. Nor can I truly say that I wearied of this beneficent and innocent life; I think instead that I daily enjoyed it more completely; but I was still cursed with my duality of purpose; and as the first edge of my penitence wore off, the lower side of me, so long indulged, so recently chained down, began to growl for licence. (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)

Composition
   1. Describe the creature created by Victor Frankenstein.
   2. Narrate an episode from Les Miserables.
   3. Summarize a poem you read this term by Robert or Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

English Grammar
   1. Identify whether the italicized word is a direct object, or indirect object.
            Gregory sent Jill a text containing all the relevant information. (indirect)
            Craig carefully pounded nails into the board in a straight line. (direct)
   2. Write sentences showing correct use of "they're," "there" and "their."
   3. Choose "his" or "their." Everyone should have __ own writing implement. (his)
   4. Parse the sentence, identifying: 1) the part of speech for each word; 2) for nouns and pronouns, the number (singular, plural) and case (nominative, objective/accusative, dative, possessive/genitive, vocative); 3) for verbs, the tense (past, present, future), voice (active, passive), and--if applicable--person (first, second, third). (Teacher: you may ask the student to provide more or less information, as appropriate.)
My hand was already on the lock of the door before I recollected myself. (Frankenstein ch 5) ANSWER - my: adjective; hand: noun, singular, nominative; was: verb, past, active, third person; already: adverb; on: preposition; the: article (or adjective); lock: noun, singular, dative; of: preposition; the: article (or adjective); door: noun, singular, dative; before: adverb; I: pronoun, singular, nominative; recollected: verb, past, active, first person; myself: pronoun, singular, objective (or accusative)

History
   1. Tell what you know of the Missouri Compromise. Or, tell what you know about the Dred Scott case. (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 9 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 397, 432)
   2. "The Confederates lost their best chance of victory when they failed to use the autumn and winter of 1861." Explain; or, tell what you know of Robert E. Lee. Or explain, "the South saw itself as the slave of a Union dominated by Northern capital." (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 11/12 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 434-435)
   3. Tell what you know about the Battle of Gettysburg or George B. McClellan, or Jefferson Davis. (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 11/12 or 13 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 479-484 or 450-460)
   4. Explain: "With [Lincoln] vanished the only protector of the prostrate South." Or, Lincoln "intended to bind wounds." (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 14 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 496-497)
   5. Give an account of John Quincy Adams' opinions of slavery, or the role of Uncle Tom's Cabin in the American slavery debate. (Arguing About Slavery ch 25-29)
   6. What do you know about Queen Victoria? (biography of Victoria)

Geography
   1. What did Kinglake see in Galilee? (Eothen ch 11)
   2. Tell about pilgrims journeying to the Holy City. (Eothen, ch 16)
   3. Describe the plague in Cairo. (Eothen, ch 18)

Natural History and General Science
   1. "It is not possible to predict exactly what will happen in any circumstance." Explain. (Six Easy Pieces, pg 35)
   2. Summarize "the horrible condition of our physics today." (Six Easy Pieces pg 44)
   3. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   4. 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 is fortitude? Give some examples. (Ourselves Book II, pg 41-48)
   3. How many races are there? Why does our stance on racism matter? (One Blood pg 57, 165)
   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. Solve for x if 7x + 5 = -x + 41. (x is 4.5)
   2. A rectangle field has an area of 300 square meters and a perimeter of 80 meters. What are the length and width of the field? (30m long, 10m wide)
   3. A real estate agent received a 6 percent commission on the selling price of a house. If his commission was $8,880, what was the selling price of the house? ($148,000)
   4. Are two lines with the same slope perpendicular? (No)
   5. A right triangle has a hypotenuse of length 30 and a leg of length 10. To the nearest tenth, what is the length of the other leg? (14.3)

Foreign Language
   1. In your foreign language, summarize a situation/issue happening in current events.
   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 10 Lite Term 3

Bible
   1. Discuss in detail two of God's attributes. Or, explain: "To the degree that you can leave yourself behind, to that degree will you be able to enter into Me. Just as desiring nothing outside you produces internal peace within you, so the internal renunciation of yourself unites you to God." (Attributes of God or The Imitation of Christ, ch 56)
   2. "Arise, and go down to the potter's house . . ." What did God tell Jeremiah there? (Jeremiah 18)
   3. Summarize either Habakkuk's prayer, or the fall of Jerusalem. (Habakkuk 3; Jeremiah 52)
   4. Give some account of the coming of the Lord, and how we should live until then. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
   5. "The greatest of these is charity (love)." What does Paul say about charity/love? (1 Corinthians 13)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
He thought he had been too long standing at the door and looking out. Turning towards the hearth, where the two logs had fallen apart, and sent forth only a red uncertain glimmer, he seated himself on his fireside chair, and was stooping to push his logs together, when, to his blurred vision, it seemed as if there were gold on the floor in front of the hearth. Gold!--his own gold--brought back to him as mysteriously as it had been taken away! He felt his heart begin to beat violently, and for a few moments he was unable to stretch out his hand and grasp the restored treasure. (from Silas Marner)

Composition
   1. Describe your favorite character from Silas Marner.
   2. Narrate an episode from Les Miserables.
   3. What is right with the world? (Chesterton's essay)

English Grammar
   1. Identify whether the italicized word is a direct object, or indirect object.
            After the game, Michael bought his brothers some pizza and ice cream. (indirect)
            Now fed and bathed, Angela read a book to her young charges before putting them to bed. (direct)
   2. Choose "its" or "their." Each of the books had __ own handmade bookmark. (its)
   3. Use good and well correctly in sentences. (good is an adj, well is an adv)
   4. Parse the sentence, identifying: 1) the part of speech for each word; 2) for nouns and pronouns, the number (singular, plural) and case (nominative, objective/accusative, dative, possessive/genitive, vocative); 3) for verbs, the tense (past, present, future), voice (active, passive), and--if applicable--person (first, second, third). (Teacher: you may ask the student to provide more or less information, as appropriate.)
Nancy was capable of keeping her word to herself under very trying conditions. (Silas Marner ch 11) ANSWER - Nancy: noun, singular, nominative; was: verb, past, active, third person; capable: adjective; of: preposition; keeping: noun, dative (or verb, present, active--this is a tricky one, because the word is actually a gerund, a type of verbal noun); her: adjective; word: noun, singular, objective (or accusative); to: preposition; herself: pronoun, singular, dative; under: adverb; very: adverb; trying: adjective; conditions: noun, plural, dative

History
   1. Tell about the rise of Germany. Or, discuss the significance of the American frontier. (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 15 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 524-531)
   2. What do you know about Benjamin Disraeli or Gladstone? Or, tell how the railroads transformed America. (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 16 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 531-537)
   3. Give an account of post-Civil War American reconstruction. Or, tell what you know about Andrew Carnegie. (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 17 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 550-555)
   4. Discuss silver and the Battle of Standards, or J.P. Morgan. (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 18:monometallism/bimetallism or Johnson's History of the American People pg 553-559)
   5. What do you know about the Soth African (Boer) War? Or, discuss the rise of labor and muckraking. (Churchill's Great Democracies ch 21 or Johnson's History of the American People pg 597-603)
   6. Discuss the gag rule. (Arguing About Slavery)

Geography
   1. What is it like to ride a dromedary? Or, describe the route between Suez to Gaza. (Eothen ch 21 or 23)
   2. Describe the beautiful town of Nablus. (Eothen ch 24)
   3. Describe Damascus. (Eothen ch 27)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Give an account of Koch, Pasteur, Roux, Behring, Metchnikoff or Smith. (Microbe Junters)
   2. Tell about the relation of physics to chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology or psychology. (Six Easy Pieces ch 3)
   3. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   4. 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. How do we show prudence in our choice of friends? (Ourselves Book II pg 49-)
   3. Are we free to think whatever we like? Explain. (Ourselves pg 56-)
   4. 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)
   5. Discuss the impoverished values of personal peace and affluence. (How Shall We Then Live ch 11)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. Four children have some marbles. The first child has 1/10 of the marbles, the second child has 12 more marbles than the first, the third child has one more marble than what the first child has and the fourth child has double what the third child has. How many marbles are there? (30)
   2. Solve for x: 7x + 5 = -x + 41 (x is 4.5)
   3. What is the surface area of cylinder with radius of 2 cm and height 8 cm? (125.6)
   4. A youth group wants to raise $500 to attend a concert. They have raised $100 through donations. If they wash cars for $5.00 each, how many cars will they need to wash in order to earn what they still need for the concert? (80)
   5. Baileytown is 924 miles from Portsville. Wood City is three-fourths of the distance from Baileytown to Portsville. How many miles is it from Baileytown to Wood City? (693 miles)

Foreign Language
   1. Write a paragraph in your foreign language about an act of bravery you read about 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.