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AO Exam Yr 7-8 Lite Term 1 AmblesideOnline.org

AmblesideOnline Exam Questions Year 7-8 Lite Term 1

Student's Name _________________________

Date of Exam ____________________________

Bible

     1. Discuss "the blessedness of possessing nothing."

     2. Give an account of Korah's rebellion, Or, "Must I not take heed to speak that which the Lord hath put in my mouth?" Tell the story.

     3. How did Jesus respond to the devil's three temptations?

     4. "The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath." Explain the meaning.

Writing/Penmanship

     Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation

     (Assigned passage is in the Exam Key.)

Composition/Literature

     1. Tell the story of Deirdre and the Sons of Usnach, or Fingal.

     2. Write eight lines in verse about the tournament in Ivanhoe.

     3. Describe a scene from Watership Down.

English Grammar

     1. Write sentences that give examples of three kinds of (a), pronouns, and, (b), adjectives.

     2. Write two sentences using a possessive noun.

     3. Choose "is" or "are." The lake and its lovely water lilies __ an image of loveliness.

     4. Parse the italicized words (or identify which part of speech?): "With that Sir Arthur turned with his knights, and smote behind and before, and ever Sir Arthur was in the foremost press till his horse was slain under him."

World History

     1. How did Alfred set about to educate his people, and from where did he get help? Explain how he created English literature.

     2. What two principles guided Alfred as Lawgiver? Discuss the way in which he followed both.

     3. Give an account of the civil war between Stephen and Maud. OR Give some account of the causes that led to the quarrel between Henry II and Thomas A Becket.

     4. What do you know about Roman Camps and Roman Roads in Britain?

     5. Why are English people described as Anglo-Saxons?

Geography

     1. On a map, identify the Holy Roman Empire of King Henry VIII's day. Or, Sketch a map of Great Britain, putting in boundaries, towns and chief physical features, and describe two places you would like to visit.

     2. Describe Dun Aengus or Saint MacDara's Island (Brendan Voyage). Or, Or, What do you know about the Humbolt Current? Or, "Not a day passed but we . . . were visited by inquisitive guests which wriggled and waggled about us . . ." What were some of these creatures? (Kon Tiki)

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 Newton's Three Laws of Motion

     4. Draw and label the parts of a seed.

     5. Tell something of Ptolemy.

Citizenship/Government (Plutarch)

     1. Use the Year 7-10 Questions for this term's Plutarch from this page.

     2. What is a red herring or "ad hominem" attack? Give an example.

     3. "The Natural Law system grows out of the two fundamental laws taught by all religions." What are those laws?

Arithmetic/Geometry (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)

     1. -5 - (-7) = __

     2. A car lot stocks 6 red cars for every 2 green cars. If there are 8 green cars at the lot, how many red cars are there?

     3. Paul made 9 baskets out of 12 attempts in basketball practice. What percentage of the shot attempts did Paul make?

     4. The difference of two numbers is 3. Their sum is 13. What are the numbers?

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

     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.