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ENGLISH 2U (GROUP 1) 2ND MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW SHEET

This test is going to require a great deal of skill in linking concepts from the various types of material that we have studied thus far this term. In addition to preparation, critical thinking and time management will play an important role in achieving a high test result. It is a long and difficult exam, so I recommend studying all material thoroughly and being alert enough to use your brain on test day. The test has 25 questions and is split into four parts: I. VOCABULARY (16 QUESTIONS WORTH 40 POINTS TOTAL) This section will test you on the vocabulary from To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapters 1-12. Matching (4 words - 4 points) -You will be given 4 definitions and a word bank of 40 words from which to select an answer. Watch spelling! Definitions (8 words - 24 points) -You will be asked to write definitions for the words specified. You will not be given a word bank in this case, so make sure you can define any word that I give you. If you can provide a synonym to the word, you will be given full credit as long as it provides a clear explanation of the words meaning. Be sure to know the parts of speech of the words given. Sentence Writing (4 words 12 points) - You will be asked to choose 4 words (from a word bank of 12) and write example sentences. For full credit, make sure that each sentence you write provides sufficient contextual information to show that you understand the meaning of the words clearly. If necessary, write more than one sentence. See the example below:

X The situation is dire. (This sentence is too simple. The meaning of the word is not clear) O Ever since she lost her job, her living situation has become dire. She does not even have enough money for food or rent. (This sentence is good. The meaning can be inferred from the context)

Extra credit may be given for sentences using humor or creativity (at my discretion)

II. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & THE GREAT DEPRESSION (4 QUESTIONS WORTH 25 POINTS) A. Read (or listen to) the following to prepare: The Depression in the United States An Overview Stories from the Great Depression Studs Terkel (Transcript of NPR Radio program) To Kill a Mockingbird Chapters 1-12

B. Be ready to answer questions that link some of these three readings together. Critical reasoning will be required in order to answer all questions related to this subject matter.

III. THE LOTTERY (2 QUESTIONS WORTH 15 POINTS TOTAL)

IV. THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS (SHORT STORY POINTS TOTAL)

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JOHN STEINBECK) & GENDER INEQUALITY (3 QUESTIONS WORTH 20

A. Read (and watch) the following to prepare: The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck Womenomics TEDxTokyo Talk by Kathy Matsui Why we have too few women leaders TED Talk by Sheryl Sandberg All news articles given in class about gender gaps and inequality in Japan

B. Once again, be ready to connect the ideas from these different readings and videos to answer questions. Critical

reasoning will be necessary. The best way to prepare is to read thoroughly and remember the main points.