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AO Exam Key Form 3 B - AmblesideOnline.org

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Form 3 B Term 1

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Year 7 Term 1

Bible
   1. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   2. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   3. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.

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

Dictation (unprepared)
   "All over the burrow, both the newcomers and those who were at home were accustoming themselves to each other in their own way and their own time; getting to know what the strangers smelted like, how they moved, how they breathed, how they scratched, the feel of their rhythms and pulses. These were their topics and subjects of discussion, carried on without the need of speech. To a greater extent than a human in a similar gathering, each rabbit, as he pursued his own fragment, was sensitive to the trend of the whole." (Watership Down, ch 13 Hospitality)

Composition/Literature
   1. Narrate a scene from Watership Down.
   2. Tell an episode from Joan of Arc.
   3. Summarize one of the stories from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

English Grammar
   1. Write sentences that give examples of three kinds of (a), pronouns, and, (b), adjectives.
   2. Write two sentences using prepositional phrases.
   3. Choose "is" or "are." Making responsible life decisions __ important to success. (is)
   4. Parse the italicized words (or identify which part of speech?): "All/noun was confusion, ignorance, clambering and exhaustion. Throughout the bad/adjective dream of the night's journey/noun, Pipkin seemed/verb to be always/adverb close beside/preposition him."

World History
   1. What do you know about the Battle of Crecy? (Birth of Britain ch 21)
   2. Discuss the Black Death in medieval England/Europe. (The Birth of Britain ch 22)
   3. What do you know of Richard II or Henry Bolingbroke? (The Birth of Britain ch 23 or 24)
   4. Write a short account of Joan of Arc.
   5. What do you know about Wycliffe? (Saints and Heroes)

Geography
   1. Give an account of Columbus's voyage across the ocean. (Columbus)
   2. Describe Columbus's landing on Cuba, or Hispaniola.

Natural History and General Science
   1. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   2. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   3. Tell the different parts of plant roots, and what the root does. (First Studies of Plant Life, ch 9)
   4. "The alchemists had the wrong idea, but went about it in the right way." Explain. (Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 4, pg 24/25)
   5. Tell something of the field cricket, or Tycho Brahe. (Social Life of Insects, or Great Astronomers)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Choose a Year 7-10 Question from this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. Name two Desires and explain how each can both help or hinder us. (Ourselves, pg 66-80)
   3. Give some differences between false love and real love. (Ourselves pg 81-86)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. -6 - 4 = __ (-10)
   2. Samuel reads two old books for every modern book. If he has read 15 books so far this month, how many old books did he read? (10)
   3. Jordan put red candy hearts on six of cookies on each cookie sheet. Each cookie sheet has a dozen cookies. What percentage of cookies has red candy hearts? (50 percent)
   4. The difference of two numbers is 1. Their sum is 17. What are the numbers? (8, 9)

Foreign Language
   1. In your foreign language, write three sentences about yourself.
   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.




Form 3 B Term 2

Bible
   1. Write out two logical reasons showing the validity of Christianity. (More Than A Carpenter or Case for Christ)
   2. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   3. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   4. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.

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

Dictation (unprepared)
All through her childhood and up to the middle of her fourteenth year, Joan had been the most light-hearted creature and the merriest in the village, with a hop-skip-and-jump gait and a happy and catching laugh; and this disposition, supplemented by her warm and sympathetic nature and frank and winning ways, had made her everybody’s pet. (from Twain's Joan of Arc)

Composition
   1. Narrate a scene from Watership Down.
   2. Describe an episode from Joan of Arc. (Joan of Arc)
   3. Summarize the morality play "Everyman."

English Grammar
   1. Write a sentence using three adjectives.
   2. Choose "her" or "she." Swords were given to __ and me. (her)
   3. Write sentences showing correct use of "than" and "then."
   4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words: The English were marching along, in front was their advanced guard, under a knight who carried a white banner. Next came the guns, with the waggons full of provisions. (Andrew Lang's Joan of Arc, ch 9)

History
   1. Tell what you know about the War of the Roses. (Birth of Britain ch 28)
   2. What do you know about Richard III? (Birth of Britain ch 30)
   3. Give a sketch of Luther's career and of the Diet at Worms. (Churchill's New World ch 1, 2; Saints and Heroes)
   4. Explain the disagreement between King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More, and tell how it ended. (Churchill's New World ch 3, 4)
   5. Give an account of Cardinal Wolsey. (Churchill's New World ch 4)

Geography
   1. "Columbus went forward, however, as well as he could, with the establishment of a new colony, and with the search for gold." Tell what you know about this colony.
   2. Write about Columbus's third voyage. (Hale's Christopher Columbus)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   2. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   3. What do you know about "phlogiston"? (Mystery of the Periodic Table, ch 7)
   4. How does a plant use water? (First Studies in Plant Life)
   5. What do you know about "the expanding universe"? (Briefer History of Time, ch 7)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Choose a Year 7-10 Question from this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. "The Natural Law system grows out of the two fundamental laws taught by all religions." What are those laws? (Penny Candy pg 99)
   3. "Everyone has gracious impulses." Explain. (Ourselves pg 103)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. If 8x =-32, what is the value of x? (-4)
   2. If a $60 external hard drive is 25 percent off, what is the sale price? ($45)
   3. A suitcase contains 6 rolled up pairs of blue socks and 8 pairs of white socks. If you reach in and grab a rolled up pair of socks, what is the probability that you'll get a blue pair? (3/7)
   4. Eight composition notebooks came to $7.76. How much was each notebook? (97 cents)

Foreign Language
   1. In your foreign language, write three sentences describing a walk around your neighborhood.
   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.




Form 3 B Term 3

Bible
   1. Explain why Jesus is the only way to God, or give evidence for the Resurrection. (More Than a Carpenter ch 10 or Case for Christ, ch 11-12)
   2. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   3. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.
   4. Exam questions based on this term's Bible reading are here.

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

Dictation (unprepared)
Rowsby Woof began to bark. He barked to raise the dead. The windows shook. The coal fell in the grate. The noise was terrifying. They could hear the man upstairs, shouting and cursing. Still Rowsby Woof barked. The man came stamping down. He flung open the window and listened for thieves, but he could hear nothing, partly because there was nothing to hear and partly because of the ceaseless barking." (Watership Down, ch 41)

Composition
   1. "I love my banner best -- oh, forty times more than the sword!" Who said this? Tell the story. (Twain's Joan of Arc, Bk 3, ch 8)
   2. Summarize "The Story of Rowsby Woof and the Fairy Wogdog." (Watership Down)
   3. Describe the battle between the Red Cross Knight andthe dragon. (Fierce Wars Faithful Loves, Canto 11) (Ivanhoe, ch 42)

English Grammar
   1. Write a sentence using three adverbs.
   2. Write a sentence using a possessive pronoun. (His/her/my coat. . .)
   3. Choose "was" or "were." The tree with its branches heavy with ripening apples __ damaged by the untimely blizzard. (was)
   4. Identify parts of speech for the italicized words: Nothing appealed to those stony hearts, those dull imaginations - not even this pretty picture, so simply drawn, of the wounded girl-soldier hanging her toy harness there in curious companionship with the grim and dusty iron mail of the historic defenders of France. (Twain's Joan of Arc, Book 3, ch 11)

History
   1. Describe the reign of Queen Mary. (Churchill's New World ch 7)
   2. Discuss the Protestant Struggle. (Churchill's New World, ch 7)
   3. What do you know about the Spanish Armada? (Churchill's New World ch 9)
   4. Name seven famous men of the days of "Great Elizabeth." Say something about two of them. (Churchill's New World ch 10)
   5. What do you know about John Calvin or John Knox? (Saints and Heroes)

Geography
   1. Tell about Columbus's fourth voyage. (Hale's Columbus)
   2. Locate Columbus's landings on a map.

Natural History and General Science
   1. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   2. Choose a question matched to your term's science subject from here or from your science program.
   3. Explain the "weights" of atoms. Or, How did Mendeleev "fix" the periodic table? (Mystery of the Periodic Table ch 15 or 17)
   4. Give an account of Kepler. (Great Astronomers)
   5. How do plants give off water? (First Studies in Plant Life ch 13)

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)
   1. Choose a Year 7-10 Question from this term's Plutarch from this page.
   2. Discuss the Courage of sticking to our opinions. (Ourselves pg 115)
   3. Explain two areas in life where we are obligated to show Loyalty. (Ourselves pg 118-125)

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. If 40x = 20, what is x? (1/2)
   2. Write "four times a number minus 7" as a mathematical equation. Solve if x is 14. (4x - 7; 49)
   3. John baked six dozen muffins for a bake sale. If this is three times what he normally bakes on a weekend, how many muffins does he normally bake in a weekend? (24)
   4. Renae wants to read Les Miserables over her three-day holiday weekend. At 1320 pages, how many pages will she need to read per day? (440)

Foreign Language
   1. In your foreign language, describe a person in your family.
   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.