English 10 Midterm Review Guide Mr. Macek … Introduction: It really is the most wonderful time of the year: The anticipation of Christmas hangs in the frosty air, children are filled with the wonder of Santa and presents, adults are amiable to everyone they pass, the glory of Christ’s birth shines in everyone’s heart, and students’ thoughts gently turn to thoughts of….Midterm Exams! In the spirit of giving, here is the study guide for the midterm exam…or, as I call it—Judgment Day. Designed to challenge you intellectually, enthrall you emotionally, and nourish you spiritually, this midterm promises to be the highlight of your Loyola career. That being the case, you’ll want to be sure to do well on it, which is why this guide will prove invaluable to you over break. Remember, we have review time once we return to class; therefore, use this sheet to think about the works we’ve covered. Raise questions and bring them to class. Make the review days as productive as possible. Here are the works you need to know: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God The Natural Catcher in the Rye The Road Not Taken I Have A Dream Declaration of Independence Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening Of Mice and Men Once By The Pacific You need to be able to define and identify the following literary terms: Irony, Indirect Characterization, Setting, Tone, Theme, Metaphor, Symbol, Allusion, Conflict, Mood, and Hyperbole The format of the exam will be announced during the review time, but be aware there will be a writing component. There could be short essays, long essays, or both. The point is that you have to be able to manipulate and synthesize information from all these works. You have to have a strong command of the works AND the literary terms to answer the questions effectively. Sample Questions: Here is a list of questions that represent what you will see on the exam: 1. What would the speaker of “The Road Not Taken” say to Holden about growing older and becoming an adult? 2. Would Holden be a good caretaker for Lennie? Why? 3. How are Pop from The Natural and Phoebe from The Catcher in the Rye alike? Explain your answers with examples from the two books. 4. How is irony used in both Of Mice and Men and Catcher in the Rye? Explain with examples. 5. Compare the characterization of God in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and the “Declaration of Independence.” We will discuss these questions in class, so be prepared to answer them. Most of all, use your break to develop your understanding of the works we’ve covered. Ask questions! Think!