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Feb. 22, 2012
Humanities 7/8 Exam Review Sheet
Below are the areas you should be reviewing for the exam. The exam will be a mixture of multiple choice, map skills questions, short answer and essay. To prepare you will need to review the concepts below and make sure you can adequately explain them.
Review pages 190- 202 and 220-232 in the purple text
World Map- shade the countries of India, China and North Korea
India (and surrounding area) map- Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta, New Delhi, Ganges river, Narmada river, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal
China map- Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Yangze river, Yellow river, Yellow Sea, North China Plain
Topics will include China’s 1 child policy, Chinese philosophers, Hinduism, Geography dictionary words, terms and concepts, and North Korea. Year 7s will expected 2 answer 2 with one paragraph each, and year 8s will be expected to answer 3 with one paragraph each.
The essay will cover son preference and gendercide. You will have flexibility in not only your choice of essay but also how to answer it. Remember to use examples from DVDs, readings, etc., that we have covered in class. A possible essay choice could be: Describe 3 tenets of China’s One Child policy and explain how this has not only led to son preference over time, but also the “gendercide” we see happening in much of Asia today. Year 7s should write 3 paragraphs and Year 8s should write 4 paragraphs.
Language Arts 7/8-
Review the definitions of plot, setting, and theme and think of examples for each in the short stories we have read in class.
Section 1- Vocabulary-
Be able to define these words which we have studied this term in class:
belligerent, sagacity, ubiquitous, ardent, squalid, volition, guile, vehement, heresy, magnanimous, fervent, deride, diffidence, assiduously, tentative, fervor, oblivion, benevolent, manifest, reverence
Section 2- Short answer
Year 7s should answer both questions with 2 paragraphs each. Year 8s should answer both with 3 paragraphs.
Compare and contrast the literary devices and themes of 2 of the following short stories- The Lottery, The Third Wave, The Scarlet Ibis, The Possibility of Evil
Compare and contrast a main character from 2 of the following short stories- The Lottery, The Third Wave, The Scarlet Ibis, The Possibility of Evil while considering personality, setting, character development and if he/she changed during the story
Section 3- Multiple Choice-
You will be given several multiple questions about the content of Lord of the Flies
Section 4- Essay
You will be given one long essay question on the Lord of the Flies. Year 7s should write 3 paragraphs and Year 8s should write 4 paragraphs. The question will focus on symbolism in the novel.
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