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AO Exam Key Form 2 A - AmblesideOnline.org

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Form 2 A Term 1

Bible
   1. Tell how the people of Israel took Jericho. (Joshua 5-6)
   2. Tell one more story from the time when Joshua was leader in Israel.
   3. Tell about John the Baptist and about how he baptized Jesus. (Mark 1)
   4. Describe the reaction of Simeon or Anna on seeing the infant Jesus. (Luke 2:25-38)

Writing/Penmanship
   Write 2-4 lines of a poem that you memorized this term.

Dictation (unprepared)
   Behold me, for I cannot sleep,
   And like a guilty thing I creep
   At earliest morning to the door.
   He is not here; but far away
   The noise of life begins again
   And ghastly through the drizzling rain
   On the bald street breaks the blank day.
   (from In Memoriam, Tennyson)

Composition
   1. Describe your favorite scene or character from the Shakespeare play you read this term.
   2. Narrate one of these stories: Apollo and Daphne, Pyramus and Thisbe, Cephalus and Procris, or Diana and Actaeon. (Age of Fable)

English Grammar
   1. Underline the Subjects (noun phrase) and circle the Predicates (verb phrase) in the following:
     a. Benjamin clasped his hands in obedience. (Ocean of Truth, pg 9)
     b. Grandmother handed Isaac a piece of paper. (Ocean of Truth, pg 19)
     c. The thick volume was filled with instructions for making mechanical devices. (Ocean of Truth, pg 29)
     d. Isaac's shirt was wet from the hard work. (Ocean of Truth, pg 54)
   2. Write sentences to show that the following words are sometimes nouns and sometimes verbs: walk, look, run, talk, shake, hand.
   3. Fix the punctuation and capitalization in the following sentence: here they built a little fort which they called new amsterdam - Here they built a little fort which they called New Amsterdam. (TCOO, ch 36)

U.S. History
   1. What do you know about King Philip's War? (TCOO ch 32)
   2. "In spite of Franklin's popularity in Paris, the war news from America was making the French foreign minister wary of an American treaty." Tell the whole story. (Poor Richard, pg 129)
   3. Tell about the witches of Salem, or how New Amsterdam became New York. (TCOO ch 34 or 36)
   4. What do you know about Lord Baltimore or William Penn? (TCOO ch 35 or 40)

Geography
   1. What do you know about Lake Itasca? (Minn of the Mississippi ch 3) Or, What do you know about The Falls of St. Anthony's? Locate it on a map and tell what's around it. (Minn of the Mississippi ch 7)
   2. "The river is a museum." Explain. (Minn of the Mississippi ch 6)
   3. Describe the earth's surface. (water and land forms) (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. What are earthquakes? What causes them? (Madam How and Lady Why, "Earthquakes")
   2. What do you know about the age of trees? (Storybook of Science, ch 9)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   Use the Year 4-6 Question for this term's Plutarch from this page.

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. 63 divided by __ = 7 (9)
   2. Dan bought 8 cases of soda for a party with 24 cans in each case, how many cans of soda is that altogether? (192)
   3. Fred mows lawns for five dollars per lawn. If he mows eight lawns, how much does he earn? ($40)

Foreign Language
   1. Make sentences using the third person singular, present tense ("he sits...")
   2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

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





Form 2 A Term 2

Bible
   1. What did Joshua tell the people before his death? (Joshua 24)
   2. What is the cycle that repeats in the book of Judges? Tell how this can be seen in the story of one of the judges. (sin and punishment, repentance and deliverance) [or Tell the story of Barak and Sisera. (Judges 4)]
   3. "The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath." Tell the story. (Matt 12:1-8)
   4. Tell about two miracles Jesus did. (Mark 14)

Writing/Penmanship
   1. Write two lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared)
   How either whales or seals endure the tremendous pressure changes involved in dives of several hundred fathoms is not definitely known. They are warm-blooded mammals like ourselves. (from The Sea Around Us, chapter 4, The Sunless Sea)

Composition
   1. Tell a story about one of the following: The House of Shaws, Phaeton, or Midas. (Age of Fable)
   2. Describe a scene from Robinson Crusoe.

English Grammar
   1. Underline the Subjects (noun phrase) and circle the Predicates (verb phrase) in the following:
     a. Members of Parson Smith's congregation were always welcome. (Abigail Adams, pg 5)
     b. Many children died in the first year or two of life. (pg 33)
     c. Her imagination began to run wild. (pg 52)
     d. Her husband had been elected commissioner to France. (pg 88)
   2. Tell whether each of the bolded words in the phrases is a noun or a verb:
     The steeples swam in amethyst, (noun, verb)
     The news like squirrels ran.(noun, verb) poem is by Emily Dickinson.
   3. "Tin and lead melt very easily," explained Uncle Paul. (Storybook of Science, ch 12, Metals)

U.S. History
   1. Tell about two of these: Benjamin Franklin, James Oglethorpe, la Salle, King William's War, or Chief Pontiac. (TCOO ch 41, 44, 45, 46, 50)
   2. Tell about the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. (TCOO, ch 51)
   3. "Do you wonder that a boy of seven who witnessed this scene should be a patriot?" Tell the story. Or, tell about John Adams' appointment as commissioner to France. (Abigail Adams, ch 8, pg 59 or ch 12, pg 88)

World History
   1. Tell about the French and Indian War or the Seven Years War. (George Washington's World pg 75, or 81 and 99)
   2. What do you know about Marie Antoinette? (George Washington's World pg 133)
   3. Tell about Olaudah, Fray Junipero, or Lafayette. (George Washington's World pg 158, 161, or 198)

Geography
   1. Tell what you know about Lake Pepin. (Minn ch 9) Or, Locate the "Middle Mississippi" on a map. Tell something you know about it. (Minn ch 13 - it's the part between the Missouri and Ohio Rivers.)
   2. What do you know about the Mound Builders? (Minn ch 10)
   3. Describe the cycle of water, or the cycle of a drop of water. (clouds, rain, river, sea, vapor) (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Describe the links of the endless chain of change that transform a grain of soil. (Madame How ch 4)
   2. How can you tell gold from brass? What do you know about rust? (Storybook of Science, ch 12 Metals; ch 13 Metal Plating)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here.

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   Use the Year 4-6 Question for this term's Plutarch from this page.

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. How much would you spend if you bought a movie ticket for $5.25, a soda for $2.50, and a box of popcorn for $3.75? ($11.50)
   2. If four dozen cookies on a platter are to be shared equally among 9 children, how many whole cookies will each child eat? (5)
   3. Write .30 as a fraction. (3/10)

Foreign Language
   1. Make sentences using the first person singular, present tense ("I eat...")
   2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

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





Form 2 A Term 3

Bible
   1. Tell the story of Samson. (Judges 13-16)
   2. Tell how Ruth came to Israel.
   3. Tell the Parable of the Sower and its meaning. (Matth 13)
   4. "This man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner." Tell the story. (Luke 7:36-49)

Writing/Penmanship
   1. Write two lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared)
   The sediments are a sort of epic poem of the earth. When we are wise enough, perhaps we can read in them all of past history. For all is written here. In the nature of the materials that compose them and in the arrangement of their successive layers the sediments reflect all that has happened in the waters above them and on the surrounding lands. (from The Sea Around Us, ch 6, The Long Snowfall)

Composition
   1. Tell the story of Cupid and Psyche, or Echo and Narcissus, or Niobe. (Age of Fable)
   2. Describe a scene between Robinson Crusoe and Friday.

English Grammar
   1. Underline the Subjects (noun phrase) and circle the Predicates (verb phrase) in the following:
      a. Sunday quickly became her favorite day of the week. (Abigail Adams, pg 139)
      b. She and Abigail were always good friends. (pg 173)
      c. The people must have access to the truth. (pg 188)
      d. Abigail's trip to Washington was not a happy one. (pg 198)
   2. Tell whether each bolded word is a noun or a verb:
     Sweet is the lore which Nature brings; (verb, noun, noun, verb)
     Our meddling intellect (noun)
     Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:-- (verb, noun)
     We murder to dissect. (verb; Tennyson)
   3. Fix the punctuation and capitalization in the following sentence: what are we to do now I asked --"What are we to do now?" I asked.

U.S. History
   1. What do you know about Paul Revere's Ride, the Battle of Bunker Hill, or Valley Forge? (This Country of Ours ch 52, 53 or 59)
   2. Tell about the Declaration of Independence. (This Country of Ours ch 55)
   3. "I haven't begun to fight yet." Tell the whole story. Or, discuss the relationship between Thomas Jefferson, and John and Abigail Adams. (This Country of Ours ch 60, or Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution)

World History
   1. Tell about the fall of the Bastille. (George Washington's World pg 296)
   2. What do you know about Frederick the Great, Catherine the Great, or Dr. Jenner? (George Washington's World pg 272, 273/333, or 327)
   3. Tell about the Reign of Terror or Napoleon in Egypt. (George Washington's World pg 330 or 339)

Geography
   1. "The Upper Mississippi made the Lower." Explain this. (Minn ch 14) Or, Discuss some boats that changed the Mississippi River. (Minn ch 15)
   2. What is the difference between a fast flood and a slow one? (Minn ch 17)
   3. Describe a river from where it begins to where it ends. (mouth, tributaries, sea) (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Explain how Madame How's great ice-plough has helped make the ground on which we live. (Madam How, ch 5, The Ice-Plough)
   2. Tell what you know about pollen, and why plants need insects. (Storybook of Science, ch 59-62 The Blossom, Fruit, Pollen, The Bumble-Bee)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here.

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   Use the Year 4-6 Question for this term's Plutarch from this page.

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. If a toy car and a toy truck on a scale weighed 1 pound together, and the truck weighs 10 ounces, how much does the car weigh? (6 ounces)
   2. At breakfast the temperature outside was 66 degrees F. At lunchtime it had gone up 8 degrees F, and then by dinnertime it had gone down 6 degrees F. What was the temperature at dinnertime? (68 degrees)
   3. If 3 + n = 20, what is n? (17)

Foreign Language
   1. Make sentences using the second person singular, present tense ("you hear...")
   2. Describe a picture in your language book, using your foreign language.

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