April Icsman, English 10 & 11
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10th Grade May Exam Study Guide
Final Semester Exam Study Guide
May 22, 2013
This final exam will consist of multiple choice, true-false, and matching questions. You may use a 3x5 card (both sides), but you must complete the card yourself and you may NOT use a magnifying glass to read it. At this time, I am planning around 150 questions covering the major works we have studied this semester, vocabulary, literary terms, and poetry analysis of one or two new poems I will give you. The poetry section will test skill as well as content and will be similar to standardized testing.
How to study:
Read over your class notes on discussions on the works.
Memorize the vocabulary.
Review any links on my website pertinent to the major works we studied this semester.
Go over the questions you missed on old tests. This will not only serve as a review of the content, but will help you learn about your learning styles.Since I will utilize old tests and use the similar questions or even 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 3, 6, and 9 for those of you who wish to discuss how to study, what to study, etc.
Part One:Twelfth Night
I plan on approximately 50 questions-15 identifying areas on the Globe Theater (word bank), 12 or so general questions about Shakespeare and the theater of the 16th and 17thcentury, and 25 or so on the play itself. There will be a quote section taken from old quizzes as well as general matching questions about characters, theme and plot.
In Shakespeare’s time, the roles of women were performed by:
a. Only rich ladies
b. Young men
c. Old men
d. The wives of the actors
William Shakespeare was born in:
Part Two:Hunger Games
I plan on about 50 questions- 30 or so vocabulary (word banks and/or matching) and 20 or so basic questions about plot, theme, and characters. See old quizzes and tests for samples. The vocabulary will be taken from the circled words in your packet.
Part Three:Lord of the Flies
I plan on around 35 questions about conflicts, plot, theme, and characters.
True or False- One of the things the conch symbolizes is order.
Which character below is most representative of Freud’s idea of the “id”?
I plan on around 20 questions analyzing the poems. We have studied literary and poetic terms. I will give you a couple new poems and/or a passage fromTwelfth Nightand ask questions about it. In this section, you will need to use all the skills you have garnered this year. You will need to know the basic definitions of literary terms such as alliteration, metaphor, free verse, iambic pentameter, simile, parallelism, etc. and be able to identify them in the passages. This section is extremely helpful to you as you prepare to take the ACT and SAT as well as AP tests.
Sample Question if you were given the poem “A Noiseless, Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman:
“A Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman uses what rhyme scheme?
c. none-it is free verse
Note about the exam period: You may not leave the room unless it is a dire emergency. If you leave to use the restroom, you may use one of your emergency passes, but, of course, you then will not receive extra credit for turning it in at the end of the period.
When you complete the exam, please bring your extra credit passes, your scan tron, and your test booklet and poems to the desk. Please place each in the respective piles. Place any books you are returning to the front desk as well.
Have a great summer and God bless!