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9th Grade Integrated English
Midterm Review 2015-16
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
from Journal of the First Voyage to America by Christopher Columbus
 The main reason Columbus kept the journal
 To what did Columbus compare the sights?
 How did Columbus gain confidence of natives?
 What did he do with the plants, animals he came across?
The Earth on Turtle’s Back (Onondaga), When Grizzlies Walked Upright
(Modoc), from The Navajo Origin Legend (Navajo)
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Know phenomenon each myth explains.
A LIGHT IN THE FOREST
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Know characters
How did True Son keep his spirits up along the journey to the white settlement?
Why is True Son accused of having white blood at the end of the novel?
Why did True Son hate Uncle Wilse?
Who does True Son regret leaving when he leaves the white settlement?
PURITAN LITERATURE
THE CRUCIBLE
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Know details about the Puritans – Story of the Times
Know characters in The Crucible
Why does Rev. Parris not want to believe that his daughter is bewitched?
What seals Goody Proctor’s arrest?
Why is John Proctor jailed?
Know protagonist and antagonist
To My Dear and Loving Husband and Before the Birth of One of Her Children by Anne
Bradstreet
 Whom does the poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband” address?
 What is the main idea of each poem?
 What emotions are expressed in “Before the Birth of One of her Children”?
from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards
 What is the main idea of the sermon?
 How does the tone change in the sermon at the end?
 Know importance of imagery in the sermon
REVOLUTIONARY ERA LITERATURE
The Crisis, Number 1 by Thomas Paine
 What is the main idea?
 Know details about charged words
 Why does Paine support the war?
The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson
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Know examples of parallelism and charged words in the text
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from Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin
 What is an aphorism?
from Letters from an American Farmer by Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur
 What is the main idea of the essay?
 How does Crevecoeur compare people to plants?
 What does Crevecoeur believe that each nation should give its citizens?
To His Excellency, General Washington by Phillis Wheatley
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Know examples of personification in the poem
What is the main idea of the poem?
How does Wheatley refer to George Washington?
GRAMMAR
Parts of Speech
Types of Sentences (simple, compound, complex)
Functions of words in a sentence (appositives, transitive/intransitive verbs, participles, direct
object, object of preposition)
READING COMPREHENSION
Reading Selection with Questions
ESSAY
4 Essays – you choose 2
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