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Spring 2012 Academic English II Final Exam Study Guide Vocabulary Lists Once Upon a Time: Allusion Enigma It’s A Crime Incriminate Refute Abrogate Counsel Dupe Convoke Personality Profile Uncouth Suave Astute Scrupulous Provocative Vain Evasive Eccentric Practical Aloof Genial Impertinent Medieval Times Chivalry Portent War and Peace Imminent Arduous Subjugation Mitigate Turmoil Annihilation Speech! Speech! Diction Enunciation Dialect Ready, Willing & Able Exceptionable Unconscionable Discernible Indispensable On the Honor Roll Momentous Attribute Posthumous Decorous Grandiloquent Esteem Magnanimous To Kill A Mockingbird Know details of the trial, like what was revealed in the testimonies of Heck Tate, Bob Ewell, Mayella Ewell, and Tom Robinson. Know the 5 elements of plot and be prepared to identify the corresponding examples of the novel. What are the events that establish the time and place of the novel (exposition) and set up the initial conflicts, what major events make up

the rising action (the trial) and what events take place after the climax to lead to a resolution? Know the difference between internal and external conflict, and be prepared to cite examples of each type in the novel. What events lead up to Jem’s accident on the night of the pageant? Who does Atticus originally think killed Bob Ewell, and who does Heck Tate believe killed Ewell, and WHO do they ultimately blame his death on? Why? What does this have to do with the title of the book and the theme? Know the definitions of the following types of narrators: • First-Person o Unreliable o Naive • Third-Person o 3P Limited o 3P Omniscient Understand “setting” and be able to comment on the role of the setting of TKAM. How is the setting of the 1930’s South important? What is the difference between static and dynamic characters? Identify examples. Recall some of the events of the novel like what happens in school, what happens with Mrs. Dubose, Mr Avery, Boo Radleyetc

Shakespeare and The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Know the following literary terms & be prepared to identify examples: Tragedy Tragic hero (4 qualities) Blank verse Iambic pentameter Soliloquy Aside Repetition Parallelism Rhetorical question Dramatic irony Verbal irony Ellipsis Pun Characterization (What are the 3 ways in drama?) When was Shakespeare born & when did he die? What was the name of his acting company & where did he perform his plays? What was the name of the time period in which Shakespeare lived? Review the Act Summaries and 5 short answer questions for each act What is the setting of the play? What are some of the ways that Cassius tries to convince Brutus to join the conspiracy? Why does Brutus ultimately decide to join? The role of superstition and omens play a big part in the play. What are some of the omens that seem to foretell of Caesar’s impending death? What signs “appear” to Brutus and Cassius after the assassination of Caesar? Which character

wants to kill Antony (at the same time as Caesar) and why, and which character doesn’t want to kill him and why? What does this say about their character? How does Decius convince Caesar to go to the senate on the ides of March? Who is the first to stab Caesar? The last? Who does not want Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral and why, and who does want him to speak and why? What does Mark Antony ask of the conspirators just after Caesar’s murder? The conspirators allow Antony to speak with three provisions. What are they? How does Antony turn the crowd to his side & against Brutus? What does Caesar leave the people of Rome in his will? Cite examples of Brutus’ “stoic” philosophy. What event does Cassius misinterpret that results in his suicide? How does Brutus die? Identify the tragic hero of the story (if there is one) and be prepared to defend your answer. Why does Antony call Brutus the most noble Roman of all? Research Paper o Know the major hallmarks of MLA style,

including but not limited to: o Margin sizes o Spacing o What information belongs in the heading o Placement, order and spacing of Works Cited entries o What information to include in in-text citations When to quote, paraphrase and summarize & identify examples of each What is “common knowledge?” Persuasive Speech o Types of Supporting Details o Examples/Observations o Anecdotes o Expert Opinion o Facts & Statistics o Types of Rhetorical Techniques o Parallelism o Repetition o Rhetorical Question o Ethical Appeal o Emotional Appeal Study Island Lessons 2h. Impact and Tone – What is “tone” and how to author’s use word choice to set the tone & influence readers? 3a. Central Ideas (Main Idea & Supporting Details) What is meant by “main idea” & how does it differ from the topic? What do supporting details do? 3d. Author’s Point of View – How do you determine the author’s purpose & point of view? 3e. Evaluating Arguments – What are the

four purposes for writing? What are the ways to strengthen arguments? 4l. Citation Formats – Use the lesson provided by Study Island to correctly cite books, articles and online resources, both in the Works Cited and in-text (parenthetical documentation.) 5c. Pronouns – In what 2 ways must pronouns agree? 5n. Figures of Speech – What are the different types of figurative language listed? Metaphor Alliteration Extended metaphor Onomatopoeia Personification Idiom Hyperbole Euphemism Symbolism Oxymoron Simile 5o. Connotation & Denotation – What is the difference between the two? Be able to identify examples of positive and negative connotations