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                        Exam Review Grade 8 L.A. English - 2008

 Examination Breakdown:
        Part A: Punctuation and Capitalization                                     [20 marks]
        Part B: Humour Study                                                       [15 marks]
        Part C: Novel Study – The Alchemist                                        [5 marks]
        Part D: Novel Study – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [15 marks]
        Part E: Play Study – Twelfth Night                                         [15 marks]
        Part F: Essay Response                                                     [30 marks]


Sample Questions
Part A: Punctuation and Capitalization - rewrite each sentence correctly with the correct
punctuation and capitalization.


What     she     asked       are     you   doing       to   it’s   house      my     dog
likes    it    just   fine     the    way it      is
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Your definitely going to her birthday at there house on Mon
Jan 21 2008 however you need to call mom first
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Part B: Humour Study
Write out the definitions for each of these types of humour studied. Then, give an example of each:
1. Term:       BLACK HUMOUR
Definition -




Example –




2. Term:       IRONY
Definition -




Example –




3. Term:       SHTICK
Definition -




Example –




4. Term:       PRATFALL
Definition -




Example –
5. Term:       DRAMATIC IRONY
Definition -




Example –




6. Term:       PUN ( including Malapropism and Spoonerism)
Definition -




Example –




7. Term:       SCATALOGICAL
Definition -




Example –




8. Term:       GALLOW’S HUMOUR
Definition -




Example –




9. Term:       FARCE / TALL-TALE
Definition -




Example –
10. Term:      PUNCH LINE
Definition -




Example –




11. Term:      SATIRE
Definition -




Example –




12. Term:      LAMPOON
Definition -




Example –




13. Term:      PARODY
Definition -




Example –
14. Term:      PRACTICAL JOKE
Definition -




Example –




15. Term:      PRANK
Definition -




Example –




16. Term:      BUFOON
Definition -




Example –




17. Term:      WISECRACK
Definition -




Example –
18. Term:      WIT / WITTICISM
Definition -




Example –




19. Term:      FLAT CHARACTERS
Definition -




Example –




20. Term:      SARCASM
Definition -




Example –




21. Term:      SLAPSTICK
Definition -




Example –




22. Term:      CYNICISM
Definition -




Example –
23. Identify the type of humour and explain how it uses that type?


Why was the rabbit depressed? He was just going through a bad patch!
A)       Type of Humour: _________________
How? __________________________________________________________________________
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B)       Type :______________________________
How? ______________________________________________________________________________
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C)       Type:__________________________________________
How? __________________________________________________________________________
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For Part C, D, and E it is important for you to know the plot,         characters, and themes for
The Alchemist, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Twelfth Night


Part C: The Alchemist     - choose the correct answer
1. This quote is correct as written in the novel.
“ It’s this: that at a certain point in our live, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives
become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest truth.”
True    or      False




2. Santiago’s parents originally wanted him to become:
a) a baker
b) a shepherd
c) a priest
d) a farmer




Part D: Novel Study – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
1. Christopher always carried his _____________ in his pocket.
a) manuscript
b) Yo Yo
c) Swiss Army Knife
d) medication


2. Christopher would not have Shreddies and tea because they are both _________. (fill in the blank)


3. The following quote is True or False?
“Some people think the Milky Way is a long line of stars, but it isn’t. Our galaxy is a huge disk of stars
millions of light years across, and the solar system is somewhere near the outside edge of the disk.”
True    or    False
Part E: Play Study – Twelfth Night
Identify the speaker.
i) If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.                    a) Curio, b) Sir Toby c) Duke or d) Viola


ii) I will drop in his way some obscure epistles of love;
wherein, by the colour of his beard, the shape of his leg, the
manner of his gait, the expressure of his eye, forehead, and
complexion, he shall find himself feeling personated.
                                                     a) Viola, b) Maria, c) Olivia d) Fabian




You will also have some fill in the blanks, multiple choice and true and false questions in the above
sections C, D, & E.




Part F: Essay Response
You will be asked to choose one essay question and write a five paragraph essay response. Be sure to
complete an outline for your essay as it will be part of the mark.


The Alchemist
       The Alchemist says to Santiago, “When you really want something to happen, the whole
       universe conspires so that your wish comes true.” Agree or Disagree



The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

        “By the end of this book, you will know exactly how [the narrator] feels, and there is no higher
praise than that.” - The Vancouver Sun Agree or Disagree



Twelfth Night

The emphasis on disguise in Twelfth Night means that the play is full of dramatic irony – a source of
great amusement. Identify how dramatic irony is important to ‘unfolding’ of the plot.
        Basics of a Five-Paragraph Essay

                             OUTLINE:

   1)   Thesis Statement
   2)   1st Supporting point/idea
   3)   2nd Supporting point/idea
   4)   3rd Supporting point/idea


                               ESSAY:

                  Title of Essay (Summary of Thesis)

I. Introduction Paragraph

               Introductory statement
               Thesis statement
               Summarize / Outline 3 main supporting points/ideas

II – IV. Body Paragraphs

         A.   First Supporting Idea/Point (Topic Sentence):
              ____________________

               EVIDENCE to support point

         B.   Second Supporting Idea/Point (Topic Sentence):
              ____________________

               EVIDENCE to support point

         C.   Third Supporting Idea/Point (Topic Sentence):
              ____________________

               EVIDENCE to support point

V. Conclusion Paragraph

                  Closing statement
                  Rephrase 3 Supporting ideas/points
                  Restate thesis
                  End with thought provoking question, quote, or
                   challenge for the reader
                       RUBRIC: PERSUASIVE ESSAY TEST (Gr. 8 L.A.)
          Does my Persuasive Essay have each of the following:             Check off   Mark
                                                                              √
- a separate OUTLINE ? (with Thesis & 3 supporting points/ideas)                          /4
                         st
- a TITLE at top of 1 page ?
- 1st INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH with:
       1. THESIS / Topic, stating your position (for or against) ?
       2. INTRODUCTION of your topic: thought provoking questions,
          quotations, and stating the Thesis in different words ?
       3. 3 MAIN POINTS OUTLINED at the end of the 1st paragraph ?                        /4
- 2nd PARAGRAPH that explains your 1st supporting point, by:
     1. restating the point,
     2. offering your opinion,
     3. showing supporting EVIDENCE (from research and/or novel) ?                        /4
  rd
-3     PARAGRAPH that explains your 2nd supporting point, by:
     1. restating the point,
     2. offering your opinion,
     3. showing supporting EVIDENCE (from research and/or novel) ?                        /4
  th                                         rd
- 4 PARAGRAPH that explains your 3 supporting point, by:
     1. restating the point,
     2. offering your opinion,
     3. showing supporting EVIDENCE (from research and/or novel) ?                        /4
                          th
- a CONCLUDING 5 PARAGRAPH (which contains not only a
restatement of your Thesis, but also of your three points) and something
profound, original or quoted that supports your thesis?
                                                                                          /4
- typed/hand written in MLA FORMAT: (indented paragraphs, 12 pt.
Times New Roman font, 1.5 or double spacing) with formatted headings,
proper grammar, and accurate spelling?
                                                                                          /4


                                                                           TOTAL:        /28

				
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