April Icsman, English 10 & 11
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English 11 Study Guide May 2013
Mrs. April Icsman
We have spent the second semester continuing our discussion of American literature and thought from a Christian world view and historical perspective. I would suggest “taking ten” starting now. Take ten minutes per night reviewing our current classwork or past information using this study guide, old tests, classwork notes, and links on my website.number of questions on exam from each section on the study guide:
The exam will be multiple choice, matching, and true and false and one essay from the "Seven Ages of Man" speech ( I will give you the speech on the exam so you don't have to memorize it) .I am planning on around 100 questions, around 20 of which will be vocabulary taken from SAT Lists 6-9. You will not be allowed to use your book or any class notes, but you may use a 3x 5 card (front and back).
How to study:
Read over the selections and biographical information (be prepared for one or two questions about the author’s life).
Read over your notes.
Review any worksheets.
Review any links on my website.
Go over the questions you missed on your old tests. Since I will utilize old tests and use the similar questions or the same questions, it is imperative you understand the material missed and the type of questions that "stump" you. Education is not only about acquiring knowledge, but about learning how to learn and understanding your unique learning patterns and styles. I am available for private tutoring and sessions after school and during periods 1, 6, and 9 for those of you who wish to discuss how to study, what to study, etc.
The following material will be assessed on the final exam:
1.Units 8 and 9 in the text--around 12 questions
“Life on the Mississippi”
What can you infer from Mr. Bixby’s insistence that Mark Twain learn every aspect of the river?
A) Mr. Bixby is a worrier.
B) Mr. Bixby is picking on Mark.
C) The river can be very dangerous.
D) The river is long but never changes.
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek"Sample question:
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is set during the Civil War in the state of :
Approximate Number of Shakespeare Questions-50
15-Globe diagram, 12-general background, 10 AYLI quotes, 10 multiple choice, true false on AYLI
You will need to be able to match terms with location on the Globe diagram. There will be about 12 questions on basic Shakespeare background-the theater in that day and his life and conventions. You will need to know the basic plot, characters, and themes of As You Like It. There will be a famous quote section , but I will give you the quotes beforehand, so you will not be surprised.
As You Like It Quotes
There are many Shakespeare quotes that have become famous such as “Neither a borrower not a lender be” (Hamlet),”I will wear my heart upon my sleeve” (Othello),“Let’s kill all the lawyers” (Henry VI), and “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers” (Henry V). As You Like It is no different.
Match the As You Like It quote to the character who said it:
a. Rosalind (Ganymede) b. Orlando c. Touchstone d. Duke Senior e. Celia (Aliena)
ab. Jacques ("the melancholy Jacques" or "JAY-kwez" one of Duke Senior’s men-NOT the brother of Orlando and Oliver who is also Jacques but is pronounced with one syllable – pronunciation of the brother would be more like “shak”)
ac. Duke Frederick ad. Oliver ae. Amiens (one of Duke Senior’s men)
_____________Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.
._____________Can one desire too much of a good thing? (IV, i)
____________Your gentleness shall force, more than your force Move us to gentleness (II.vii)
____________Now my co-mates, and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp? (II . i)
____________All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts—His acts being seven ages.(II. vii)
____________In respect that it is solitary, I like it very well; but in respect that it is private, it is a very vile life. (III.ii) (This is part of an answer to Corin’s question, “How like you this shepherd’s life?)
____________Men are April when they woo, December when they we: Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives. (IV. i.)
____________But kindness, nobler ever than revenge, And nature stronger than his just occasion (circumstances). (IV. iii) ( in reference to Orlando turning back to help the eldest son of Sir Rowland even though this older brother tried to kill him earlier)
____________I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it. (II.iv)
_______How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes! (V. ii)
_______The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.(V.i)
_______Blow, blow, thou winter wind! Thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude. (II.vii)
All the above quotes will be on the final exam. There will also be a few multiple choice and true/false questions on the exam from the play.
Sample Multiple Choice
_____Rosalind decides to change her name to Ganymede when she is dressed as a man in the Forest of Arden because:
a. Ganymede was her father’s middle name
b. Ganymede is Jove’s (Jupiter ) page in mythology
c.Ganymede is a combination of “Gany” meaning tall and “mede” meaning forest
True or False:
_____Rosalind is taller than most women.
_____Celia falls in love at first sight with Corin, the shepherd.
_____In the end, Duke Senior kills his brother, Duke Frederick.
_____Touchstone can pretty much say anything he wants because he is a fool (court jester) by profession.
______Silvius knows the letter he takes to Ganymede (Rosalind) from Phoebe is a love letter in which Phoebe professes her love at first sight to Ganymede even before Ganymede reads it out loud.
3. SAT Vocabulary
Around 25 questions taken from lists 6-9 (see separate page on website).
4. Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman--around 15 questions
This section will include questions from your old tests and quizzes as well as some new true/false.