Literature Sem IE xam Review2009 by 22wBhWxl

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									Literature – Semester Exam Review 2009                 Name:_________________________________________________
Form VIII - Richardson




                                         Semester I Exam Review

Your test will be comprised of two portions: multiple choice and essay. There are 90 multiple choice
questions on the exam; the rest of the time allotted will be devoted to two extended response essays.

Multiple Choice Portion:

         Definitions: 40 questions derived from the HOs titled “Literary Terms: The Giver” and “Greek
         Tragedy: Terms” (including the five-part structure of Greek tragedies);

         Literary Application: 25 questions applying terms to characters, situations, and/or themes from
         The Giver and/or any of the four Greek tragedies; and

         Literary Analysis: 25 questions requiring you to analyze themes, characters or plots points from
         The Giver and/or any of the four Greek tragedies.

Extended Response (Essay) Portion:

         You will select two out of six possible essay questions and write an extended response (at least
         one fully-developed paragraph). Of course, you should select the essays you feel you can answer
         both accurately and comprehensively. Depending on the selection you make, you are
         encouraged to refer to The Giver and/or the Greek tragedies: Iphigenia at Aulis; The Oresteia:
         Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and/or The Furies, to support your answers with key words and
         phrases quoted from the text. In addition, you may use reference sources, such as a dictionary,
         thesaurus, style book, grammar text, etc. You must adhere to standard grammar, usage and
         mechanics rules (including spelling).

Review Materials:

         You should study the definitions from the two handouts titled “Literary Terms: The Giver” and
         “Greek Tragedy: Terms” (be sure to know the five-part structure of Greek tragedies). You
         should skim over the texts (The Giver, Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis; and Aeschylus’s The
         Oresteia: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and The Furies) as a review. Study the supplemental
         materials titled “Applying Literary Terms: The Giver,” “The Giver: Study Guide Questions,”
         “The Curse on the House of Atreus,” “Parts of a Greek Theatre,” and the “Greek Tragedies
         Study Guide.”

								
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