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AO Exam Key Form 2 B - AmblesideOnline.org

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Form 2 B Term 1

Bible
   1. "And Jonathan loved him as his own soul." Of whom was this said? Tell a story of Jonathan's love. (1 Sam 18:1)
   2. Tell about the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant. (Matt 18)
   3. Tell about the transfiguration on the mountain. (Mark 9:1-13)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
   Or: The moment Sir Kay saw the sword he knew it was not his own, but the sword of the stone, and he sought out his father Sir Ector, and said to him, "Sir, this is the sword of the stone, therefore I am the rightful King." (Andrew Lang's King Arthur)

Composition
   1. Tell the story of The Golden Fleece, Perseus and the sea monster, or Hercules. (Age of Fable)
   2. Tell a story from King Arthur.

English Grammar
   1. Underline every noun (underline twice if it's a pronoun), and circle the verb in the following:
     a. The men lifted their poles and returned to the boat. (Of Courage Undaunted, pg 30)
     b. They built two rows of log cabins set at right angles. (pg 56)
     c. The Sioux followed along the banks, signaling and beckoning. (pg 49)
     d. They all started toward the Indian camp. (pg 88)
   2. Tell whether the italicized word is a noun, pronoun, or a verb.
   They (pronoun) shut (verb) the road (noun) through the woods (noun)
   Seventy years (noun) ago.
   Weather and rain (noun) have undone it again,
   And now you (pronoun) would never know
   There was (verb) once a path (noun) through the woods
   Before they (pronoun) planted (verb) the trees. (noun; Kipling)
   3. Write sentences to show that the following words are sometimes nouns and sometimes verbs: paint, guard, cut, sound.

U.S. History
   1. Give a short account of George Washington's presidency. (TCOO ch 64)
   2. What do you know about the Monroe Doctrine? (TCOO ch 71)
   3. Tell what you know about Lewis and Clark. (Of Courage Undaunted)

World History
   1. Tell what you know about Benito Juarez, Victoria, or Li Hung Chang. (Abraham Lincoln's World pg 84, 99, 147
   2. Tell about the beginning of railroads, or the "bloodless revolution." (Abraham Lincoln's World, p 118 or 127)

Geography (Questions from Halliburton's Book of Marvels)
   1. What do you know about the Continental Divide? (Of Courage Undaunted)
   2. What do you know about the Missouri River? (Of Courage Undaunted)
   3. Name four kinds of land forms and four bodies of water and describe them. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Describe a coral reef. What can you find there? (Madam How and Lady Why)
   2. What is a dynamo and how does it work? (Story of Inventions/Great Inventors and Their Inventions: Electric Engine)
   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. What is 1,035 divided by 23? (45)
   2. Write the numeral; 70 million 16 thousand 90. (70,016,090)
   3. If a $96 item is discounted 2/5 off of the normal price, what is the discounted price? (57.60)

Foreign Language
   1. Make up sentences about you and your mother/teacher.
   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
   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.




Form 2 B Term 2

Bible
   1. Give an example of David's mercy to King Saul. (1 Sam 24)
   2. "A House divided cannot stand." Explain this. (Matt 12:22-30)
   3. "Most assuredly I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." Who said this? Tell the story. (John 8:48-59)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
   When he saw Oliver, he pushed the book away from him, and told him to come near the table, and sit down. Oliver complied; marvelling where the people could be found to read such a great number of books as seemed to be written to make the world wiser. (from Oliver Twist, ch 14)

Composition
   1. Tell the story of Daedalus and Icarus, Achelous and Hercules, or Orpheus and Eurydice. (Age of Fable)
   2. Tell about something that happened to Oliver Twist.

English Grammar
   1. Underline every noun (underline twice if it's a proper noun), and circle the verb in the following:

     a. Oliver was afraid to look at either her or the man. (Oliver Twist, ch 5)
     b. Bill Sykes merely pointed to the empty measure. (ch 15)
     c. The bewildered butler gazed from them towards Oliver, and from Oliver towards Mr. Losberne. (ch 31)
     d. They left the room, and the door was again locked. (ch 49)
   2. Tell whether the italicized word is a noun or a verb. Identify any proper nouns.
   "And the Larch, with all its fibres,
   Shivered in the air of morning,
   Touched its forehead with its tassels,
   Said, with one long sigh of sorrow,
   Take them all, O Hiawatha!" (Longfellow) Proper nouns: Larch, Hiawatha
   Write two sentences using pronouns, and two sentences using proper nouns.

U.S. History
   1. What do you know about the Underground Railroad? (This Country of Ours ch 79)
   2. Tell about the first shots of the Civil War. (This Country of Ours ch 82)
   3. "Remember the Alamo!" Tell the story. (Abraham Lincoln's World, pg 158)

World History
   1. What do you know about the Peace Festival? (Abraham Lincoln's World pg 217)
   2. Tell all you know about "Mad" Otto von Bismarck or Commodore Perry. (Abraham Lincoln's World, pg 225 or 272)
   3. Tell all you know about Florence Nightingale or Clara Barton. (Abraham Lincoln's World pg 241 or 321)

Geography
   1. What kinds of things did Lewis and Clark bring back from their trip? (Of Courage Undaunted)
   2. Describe the area they travelled.
   3. Name four kinds of land forms and four bodies of water and describe them. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Tell how men are wiser than animals. (Madame How, Field and Wild)
   2. Tell about the invention of steel, or the telegraph, or the telephone. (The Story of Inventions)
   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. What is 492 x 832? (409,344)
   2. Write as a decimal: 81/1000 (.018)
   3. A bag has green and purple marbles in a ratio of 2:5. If there are 133 marbles in all, how many are green? (38:95; 38 are green)

Foreign Language
   1. Tell about something you did yesterday or last week.
   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
   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.




Form 2 B Term 3

Bible
   1. Tell the story of Absalom's treason. (2 Sam 15-18)
   2. Tell the parable of the leaven, or the mustard seed. (Luke 13)
   3. Tell about Jesus and the rich young ruler. (Luke 18:18-23)

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

Dictation (unprepared)
   As the litter approached the city and was descried from the walls, the people poured forth to gaze once more on the face of their hero. The people all wept with them, and to the going down of the sun there was no pause or abatement of their grief. (from Age of Fable, The Iliad)

Composition
   1. Tell the story of Arion the musician, or Ibycus the pious poet. (Age of Fable)
   2. Write about your favorite character from Oliver Twist.

English Grammar
   1. Underline every adjective and circle every adverb in the following:

     a. The combination of warm air and cold water spelled unending fog. (The Sea Around Us)
     b. It is the trades that drive the equatorial currents around the globe.
     c. Ruled by the capricious monsoons, its currents shift with the seasons.
     d. The birds feed chiefly, almost exclusively, upon the anchobetas.
   2. Tell the parts of speech for the italicized words:
   An (article) angel, robed in spotless (adjective) white,
   Bent down and kissed (verb) the sleeping (adjective) Night.
   Night woke to blush; the sprite (noun) was gone.
   Men saw (verb) the blush and called it Dawn. (Dunbar)
   3. Write a sentence that includes two adjectives and two adverbs.

U.S. History
   1. Tell about the World's Fair in Chicago, or the Panama Canal. (This Country of Ours ch 95 or 97)
   2. Tell all you know about the "Great War." (This Country of Ours ch 99)
   3. Write in some detail about two things George Washington Carver accomplished in the realm of science. (George Washington Carver biography)

World History
   1. Tell all you know about the Suez Canal, the Boer War, or the Boxer Rebellion. (Story of the World, pg 107, 127 or 177)
   2. Did the bullet that killed Archduke Ferdinand start World War I? Explain. (Story of the World, pg 217)
   3. What do you know about the Easter Uprising? (Story of the World, pg 233)

Geography (Questions are from Golding's Story of David Livingstone)
   1. Talk about some of the dangers Livingstone encountered in Africa. (ch 2)
   2. Decribe Livingstone's walk across the Kalahari Desert. (ch 3) Or, Describe in detail one natural feature or one people group encountered by Livingstone in Africa.
   3. Explain what plants need to grow. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. List six animals you can find in the sea. Tell something about two of them. (Madam How, ch 12, Homeward Bound)
   2. Tell about an inventor you read about this term and his invention. (The Story of Inventions)
   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 x - 43,518 = 138,602, what is the value of x? (182,120)
   2. If N divided by 14 = 236, what is the value of N? (3304)
   3. Kent and Grace are going to share the cost of a DVD that costs $29.90 so that Kent pays 3/5 of it and Grace pays 2/5 of it. How much will each person pay? (Kent pays 17.94, Grace pays 11.96)

Foreign Language
   1. Tell about something you gave to someone recently.
   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
   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.