1. Outline the heart of the gospel. Or, explain why solitude and silence are important to the Christian.
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.
3. Describe Jeremiah's calling.
4. "I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness." Comment on this.
5. "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." Explain.
Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.
(Assigned passage is in the Exam Key.)
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.
1. Identify whether the italicized word is a direct object, or indirect object.
Gregory sent Jill a text containing all the relevant information.
Craig carefully pounded nails into the board in a straight line.
2. Write sentences showing correct use of "they're," "there" and "their."
3. Choose "his" or "their." Everyone should have __ own writing implement.
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.
1. Tell what you know of the Missouri Compromise. Or, tell what you know about the Dred Scott case.
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."
3. Tell what you know about the Battle of Gettysburg or George B. McClellan, or Jefferson Davis.
4. Explain: "With [Lincoln] vanished the only protector of the prostrate South." Or, Lincoln "intended to bind wounds."
5. Give an account of John Quincy Adams' opinions of slavery, or the role of Uncle Tom's Cabin in the American slavery debate.
6. What do you know about Queen Victoria?
1. What did Kinglake see in Galilee?
2. Tell about pilgrims journeying to the Holy City.
3. Describe the plague in Cairo.
Natural History and General Science
1. "It is not possible to predict exactly what will happen in any circumstance." Explain.
2. Summarize "the horrible condition of our physics today."
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.
1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.
2. What is fortitude? Give some examples.
3. How many races are there? Why does our stance on racism matter?
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?
Father to choose an unseen passage, giving marks for enunciation.
Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
1. Solve for x if 7x + 5 = -x + 41.
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?
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?
4. Are two lines with the same slope perpendicular?
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?
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.
1. Describe a picture from this term's picture study.
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.
1. Tell about your favorite piece of music from this term.
2. Question to be taken from this term's Composer Study here.
Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.
Show some work in handicrafts from this term to someone outside your family.
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