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AO Exam Key Form 1 A - AmblesideOnline.org

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Form 1 A, Term 1

Bible
   1. Tell your favorite Bible story so far.
   2. Tell about Abraham and Melchizedek. (Gen. 14)
   3. Tell about Abram freeing Lot from captivity. (Gen. 14; for older students in Form 1)

Writing/Penmanship
   Younger students: Copy "Then he went to fetch his mother." (from Just So Stories, Armadillos)    Older students: Copy: "Off went the proud Kangaroo on his four little legs like a bunny." (Just So Stories, Armadillos; Not all children are writing at this level. Adapt to your student's ability.)

Tales Younger Form 1 students should choose one; older student should do both.
   1. Tell a fairy tale you remember from this term, or tell what you know of Harald as a little boy. (Blue Fairy Book or Viking Tales)
   2. Tell how the Leopard got his spots, or something that happened to Christian. (Jungle Book or Pilgrim's Progress)

History Younger Form 1 students should choose two; older student should do all three.
   1. Tell about Boadicea, or, about St. Alban. (An Island Story, ch 5 or 7)
   2. Tell the story of The Brave Three Hundred. (50 Famous Stories Retold)
   3. Tell the story of Alexander and Bucephalus. (50 Famous Stories)

Geography
   1. Find Italy and Switzerland on the globe. Or, Find Lake Superior on a map. (Paddle to the Sea)
   2. What is the shape of the earth? (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Describe your favorite nature walk this term. What did you find?
   2. Tell about "the bully in the old orchard." (The Burgess Bird Book, ch 2)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here

Reading Skill
   Select a passage for student to read aloud.

Arithmetic (We encourage you to substitute questions from your math program.)
   1. 8 + 5 = ___ (13)
   2. Skip count by 5's.

Foreign Language
   1. Recite or sing something you have learned in your foreign language.
   2. Introduce yourself in your foreign language.

Picture Study
   1. Describe your favorite picture from this term's picture study.

Recitation
   Choose a poem, and two Bible verses learned this term for student to recite.

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

Handicrafts
   Show some work in handicrafts from this term to someone outside your family.




Form 1 A, Term 2

Bible
   1. Tell about Jacob and Esau. (Gen. 25, 27)
   2. Tell a miracle Jesus did, or a parable He told. (Luke 5-9)
   3. Tell how Isaac got a bride. (Gen. 24; for older students in Form 1)

Writing/Penmanship
   Younger students: Copy, "Kaa was not a poison snake." (Jungle Book, Kaa's Hunting)
   Older students: Copy, "But he was a strong man, and the best swimmer in Rome." (from Fifty Famous Stories retold: Horatius at the Bridge. Not all children are writing at this level. Adapt to your student's ability.)

Tales Younger Form 1 students should choose one; older student should do both.
   1. Tell a fable. (Aesop's Fables)
   2. Tell the story of Horatius at the Bridge or Cornelia's Jewels. (Fifty Famous Stories Retold)

History Younger Form 1 students should choose two; older student should do all three.
   1. Tell a story about King Alfred. (An Island Story ch 15-17)
   2. Tell about William the Conqueror and The Battle of Hastings. (An Island Story ch 24)
   3. Tell the story of Horatius at the Bridge. (50 Famous Stories)

Geography
   1. Find Lake Michigan on a map. Can you show where Chicago and Gary are? (Paddle to the Sea ch 17, 18) Or, Explain how locks help ships between St. Mary's River and Lake Huron. (Paddle to the Sea ch 16)
   2. Tell how you might tell direction by looking at the sky. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Describe the nicest walk you have had this term. What did you find?
   2. Tell about Sally the cowbird, or, What do you know about nests? (Burgess Bird Book, ch 12 or 8)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here

Arithmetic (We encourage you to substitute questions from your math program.)
   1. How many legs do Mia, Jason and their dog Jip have between them? (2 + 2 + 4 = 8)
   2. How much is a dime, two nickels and a penny? (10 + 10 + 1 = 21 cents)

Foreign Language
   1. Recite or sing something you have learned in your foreign language.
   2. Say something about yourself in your foriegn language, using full sentence(s).

Picture Study
   1. Describe your favorite picture from this term's picture study.

Recitation
   Choose a poem, and two Bible verses learned this term for student to recite.

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

Handicrafts
   Show some work in handicrafts from this term to someone outside your family.




Form 1 A, Term 3

Bible
   1. Tell a story about Joseph. (Gen. 37-47)
   2. Tell about the rich man and Lazarus. (Luke 16)
   3. Tell the Parable of the Leaven, or the Lost Coin. (Luke 13 or 15; for older students in Form 1)

Writing/Penmanship
   Copy "The King was sullen and angry." (An Island Story, ch 36 Not all children are writing at this level. Adapt to your student's ability.)

Tales Younger Form 1 students should choose one; older student should do both.
   1. Tell one of Aesop's Fables. (Aesop's Fables)
   2. Tell part of a "Just So Story." (Just So Stories)

History Younger Form 1 students should choose two; older student should do all three.
   1. Tell the story of the White Ship, or, tell a story about Richard Coeur de Lion. (An Island Story ch 28 or 33-34)
   2. What do you know of John, Whom Nobody Loved? (Child's History of the World, ch 57; John is also in An Island Story ch 35-36)
   3. Tell about Androclus and the Lion. (50 Famous Stories)

Geography
   1. Name some things Paddle passed as he traveled through the Great Lakes. (Paddle to the Sea; whole book) Or, Trace Paddle's journey on a map from Canada to the sea.
   2. What is latitude? or, What is the equator? (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Describe your favorite nature walk this term. What did you find?
   2. Tell about a Robber in the Old Orchard, or, What do you know about birds' homes in the Green Forest? (Burgess Bird Book, ch 16 or 18)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here

Arithmetic (We encourage you to substitute questions from your math program.)
   1. Show six different ways to make eight.
   2. A man sold 60 oranges at 2 for a dollar. How much did he get for them? ($30)

Foreign Language
   1. Recite or sing something you have learned in your foreign language.
   2. In your foreign language name the things in your schoolroom, using full sentences.

Picture Study
   1. Describe your favorite picture from this term's picture study.

Recitation
   Choose a poem, and two Bible verses learned this term for student to recite.

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

Handicrafts
   Show some work in handicrafts from this term to someone outside your family.