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Your Name:​ Jonathan Cardwell

Date:12/19/18
English 10
Mrs. Feldman

Midyear 2018 English 10 Exam

Mrs. Feldman

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PART 2- Essay/Speech

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Feldman Final Exam Instructions:

● Greetings! Relax; there is plenty of time; you have choices; so read all
directions thoroughly before you begin any section. ​☺
● Please make a copy in Drive and open sharing icon, share with me
nfeldman@jemicyschool.org​, and title with your name first, ie:
Michael Final​.
● ​NO PHONES​! ​You may listen to music while working.
● You use your books, Study Guide notes, and outlines for the ​Short
Essay Paragraph Quote Analysis​ and for the ​LONG ESSAY section​.

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Section 1: Short Answer ​(30 points total)

Directions: ​Answer the following questions accurately and fully using


specific examples from the text. Explain the relevance of your examples.
Consider the rubric.

Short Answer RUBRIC

Requirements Points Possible


Accurately and fully answers the question. 5
Uses specific examples from the text. 5
Explains relevance of examples provided. 5
Written in complete sentences with no glaring 5
mechanical or grammatical errors.
TOTAL 20

1. A common theme encountered in the literature we’ve read is


human dignity is achieved, not through outward rebellion, but through
developing a personal belief system.​ ​Consider ​One day in the Life of
Ivan Denisovich:​ explain how this theme is presented in the book.

Note: Human dignity is defined as: ​An individual’s sense of self-respect


and self-worth, integrity and empowerment.

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Type your response here. He respects them by spitting the bones on the table
because that's one of the bad manners they use at the Gougol.

2. In ​The Underdogs,​ ​how does education impact Luis Cervantes’


perspective?

Note: Remember that ​Cervantes’ perspective is actually the author


Mariano Azuela’s viewpoint; so it helps to think about Azuela’s
purpose in telling this story.

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Type your response here. It impacts his perspective because Luis Cervantes
was a doctor in the middle class and then escaped to join the rebels.

Section 2: Grammar ​(10 points total)

Directions:​ ​Correct the punctuation in the sentences and label COMPOUND


or COMPLEX sentence. Circle the conjunctions.

l: ​He didn't want to go to the dentist yet he went anyway​.


Your Correction: He didn't want to go to the dentist ​yet​, he want anyway.
Complex

2: ​Italy is my favorite country I plan to spend two weeks there 


next year.
Your Correction: ​Italy​ is my favorite country. I plan to spend two weeks
there next year.

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2: ​Although preferring to paint with bold colors she didn’t mind 
using pastels.
Your Correction:​Although​ preferring to paint with bold colors, she didn't
mind using pastels.
Compound

Section 3: Vocabulary ​(30 points total)

Directions:​ ​Choose 10 of the following 15 terms and ​use the term in a


sentence based on ​any text r​ ead in English this year​ ​with a context clue
that reveals the meaning of the word​. Feel free to change the part of speech
of the term to fit your sentence.
Ex: change menacing (adj) to a menace (noun)

Requirements Points
Correct use of term 1
Context clue 1
Correct punctuation and capitalization 1
Grammatically correct 1
Based on 1
● The Underdogs,
● Uncle Vanya,
● One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Total 5

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1. contempt

2. tenacious

3. persistent

4. contingency

5. impending

6. menacing

7. contorted

8. monotonous

9. consensus

10. terse

11. monotonous

12. ​capitalist

13. ​radical

14. trite

15. nationalism

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16. symbolism

1. Term: Persistent

Your Sentence: Even though he was poor Demetrio was persistent to


helping the rebels out of poverty.

2. Term: Impending

Your Sentence: The shoot out between the Federals and the Rebels was
impending.

3. Term: Tenacious

Your Sentence:Demitro had a tenacious grip on the gun.

4. Term: Consensus

Your Sentence: Demetrio came to a consensus with Luis Cervantes.

5. Term: Monotonous

Your Sentence: Uncle Vanya was boring because everything is depressing.

6. Term: Menacing

Your Sentence: Demetrio was menacing the wife to give them their
valuables.

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7. Term: Contempt

Your Sentence: Ivan Denisovich had contempt for the leader.

8. Term: Radical

Your Sentence:Uncle Vanya is radical.

9. Term: Capitalist

Your Sentence: Luis Cervantes was a capitalist because he was in the


middle class.

10.Term: Trite

Your Sentence: The food they severed at the Gougol was trite because it
looked like mushy oatmeal.

Section 4: Quote Analysis- short paragraph essay ​(30 points total)

Directions: Use your index card with the author’s quote that you selected from each
of the 2 of the 3 books we’ve read that seems significant or important to you. ​Next,
explain why the quote is significant to you and why you chose it. In your
explanation, be sure to include details about its CONTEXT: the situation in which it
appeared in the novel. Please use the 5 step quote analysis we practiced last week.
You will discuss, as well as identify where it appeared in the plot of the book. You
must use your QUOTE ANALYSIS 5 step process we used in class.
 
Uncle Vanya 

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Quote: “I propose to sell it. If we then invest our capital in bonds, it will earn us
four to five per cent, and we should probably have a surplus over of several
thousand roubles, with which we could buy a summer cottage in Finland.”
Speaker: Professor
Explanation: This quote means that if the professor would sell the house he would

get money back. But Uncle Vanya was mad because one day it would be his. This is

important because they had the house for a long time and Uncle Vanya could have

owned the house. The Professor is self-centered and he just wants to sell the house

for cash.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Underdogs 

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Quote: “Take your choice, General, " said Luis Cervantes, pointing to the
jewels which he had set in a row. "Oh, you keep it all. . . .
Certainly! . . . You know, I don't really care for money at all. I'll tell
you the truth! I'm the happiest man in the world, so long as there's
always something to drink and a nice little wench that catches my eye.”
Speaker: Luis Cervantes
Explanation: This quote means that Luis Cervantes steals more than everyone else
in the rebels. When he joined the rebels he was a medical student in the upper class
and he really didn’t need to steal but as they started stealing he got addicted to
stealing and his behavior became worse and worse. Luis Cervantes isn’t a bad guy
because he left the rebels to go to France when he realized that his stealing problem
was getting worse. People make bad decisions sometimes but it doesn’t mean that
they are bad people because they can change.

 
 
 
 
 
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 
Quote: “When the bones formed a heap and it was the turn of another squad,
someone would sweep them off and they'd be trodden into the nush on the floor. But
it was considered bad manners just to spit fishbones on the floor.”

Speaker: Ivan Denisovich

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Explanation: This quote means that they had weird rules because they could wear a

hat while in the building but couldn’t spit your bones on the table. This is

important because spitting bones on the floor is more disrespectful than wearing a

hat inside in some cultures. Americans learn that wearing a hat inside is

disrespectful but spitting bones on a table would be disgusting and not appropriate.

Different cultures have different manners from others but it doesn’t one is bad or

better than the other one. It just means we are different.

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LONG ESSAY: You may use your OUTLINE you prepared 
during Study Guide period:   
 
➢ NO ONE IN THE ENTIRE THE CAST OF CHARACTERS IN UNCLE
VANYA IS SATISFIED WITH THE WAY THEIR LIVES HAVE
TURNED OUT. FROM UNREQUITED LOVE TO DEAD-END JOBS;
IS THIS ​A STATEMENT ABOUT THE GREATER ISSUES IN
RUSSIA?

➢ THE CHARACTER OF LUIS CERVANTES CHANGES A GREAT


DEAL DURING THE COURSE OF THE BOOK. ​USING EVENTS
FROM THE BOOK AND WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE
MEXICAN REVOLUTION 1910-20​, SHOW WHY HE CHANGED HIS
ATTITUDES AND IDEOLOGIES ABOUT HIS COUNTRY FROM
WHEN HE JOINED THE REBELS TO THE TIME HE LEFT FOR EL
PASO.

➢ SYMBOLISM IS PREVALENT IN BOTH ​ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF


IVAN DENISOVICH​ AND ​UNCLE VANYA​. ​IDENTIFY AN EXAMPLE
OF SYMBOLISM FROM EACH BOOK​ AND EXAMINE HOW THE
AUTHOR’S PERSPECTIVE INFLUENCES THE READERS’
INTERPRETATION OF THE SYMBOL.

Use your outline that you prepared and have with you. You will receive credit on the
exam for this.

You will be graded on your use of essay structure (​thesis statement, topic sentences,
supporting points, conclusion, transition words between supports in a paragraph​) as
well as on the ​content​ of your ideas and the fluency with which you express them.

 
 
 
 
 
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The characters in Uncle Vanya are not happy with the way 
their lives have turned out because all of their experiences 
are grim and depressing and they actually feel that nothing 
good will happen for them.  
 
Professor Serebrakoff’s experiences are grim because he 
thinks about death and dying all of the time. In Act II, page 
24 he says, “I am an old dotard, almost a dead man already, 
don’t I know it? Of course I see that it is foolish for me, but 
wait, I shall soon set you all free. My life cannot drag on 
much longer.” The Professor feels like he is not good for 
anything because he is old and that he might as well die.  
 
Helena thinks that life is bad and nothing good will 
happen for her because the Professor is getting old and will 
pass away. She doesn’t know what she will do when he dies. 
In Act II, page 18, Helena says, “what shall I do with my 
life and my love? What shall become of them? The wonderful 
feeling of mine will be wasted and lost as a ray of sunlight is 
lost and falls into a dark chasm.” She is saying that her love 
life is going to go to waste after the Professor dies. She is 
saying that the love that she has for the Professor will go 
away as fast as sunlight disappears.  
 
Uncle Vanya is depressed because he spent his whole life 
working for the Professor when he could have done more for 
himself. He looked up to the Professor but he later realized 
that the Professor was not all that he claimed to be. Vanya 
feels like his whole life has been wasted. He says, “For 
twenty five years I managed this place and I sent you the 
return from it like it was the most honest of servants and you 
have never given me one single word of thanks for my work, 
not one.” He is telling the Professor that he has done 
everything that he has asked him to do but he was never 
thanked or appreciated. 
 

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All of the characters in Uncle Vanya are not happy with 
their lives and feel like it is not worth it to live because 
nothing good will happen for them anyway. Because Russia is a 
communist country a lot of people feel like no matter what 
you do or how hard you try your life will just stay the same. 
The characters in Uncle Vanya show the bad side of life in 
Russia and how living in a communist country can make people 
feel depressed and sad.  

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