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SPAN 1010, Spring 2014 Midterm Exam, 219 points total STUDENT STUDY GUIDE: Outline of exam sections

PART 1 (Day 1 or first 50-minute session) (=108 points) I. COMPRENSIN AUDITIVA A. Escuchar: Los apartamentos Ibez. First, examine the drawing below. Then, listen carefully. Your instructor will read a series of statements based on the drawing. Respond to each statement by circling true (=cierto) or false (=falso). Each statement will be read twice. (1 point each; 8 points total) B. Escuchar expresiones verbales. You will hear a series of sentences. For each sentence, listen carefully to the tense of the verb. Does the verb express the past (el pasado; using the preterit), the present (el presente; using the present progressive estar + present participle/ gerund), or the future (el futuro; using the expression ir + a + infinitive)? Answer by circling one of these three possibilities. Each sentence will be read twice. (1 point each; 8 points total) C. El fin de semana de Jos. Your instructor will read a brief passage about Jos. First, take a few moments to look over the statements below. Then, listen carefully to the passage and indicate whether each of the following statements is true (cierto) or false (falso). (1 point each; 6 points total) II. VOCABULARIO A. Nombrar imgenes. For each of the following images, choose the most appropriate word from the list below and write its corresponding letter in the blank space provided. (1 point each; 9 points total) B. Escoger. Circle the expression that best completes each phrase. (1 point each; 10 points total) C. Identificar. First, choose two of the three categories listed below and write the names of those categories in the left-hand column. Then, for each category, using the vocabulary from Chapters 5 & 6 of the textbook, identify five different items or ideas that fall within the category and write these in the right-hand column. Include the correct definite article for each item if indicated as required. (3 points for appropriate word choice, minus 1 point for incorrect definite article, minus ! point per spelling error, minus " point per written accent error= 3 points per item; 30 points total) MODELO: a. los verbos de la cocina (Definite articles not necessary for these items.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. hornear picar hervir cocinar frer

III. CULTURA A. Cierto o falso? Based on the content (e.g., the characters, plot, cultural information, etc.) of the Pura Vida! video episodes for Chapters 5 & 6, indicate whether each of the following statements is true (cierto) or false (falso). (1 point each; 5 points total)

B. Qu pas es? For each statement below, write the letter of the country best described, based on the information given in the Panoramas section of Chapters 5 & 6. (1 point each; 5 points total) C. La geografa. For each country listed below, write the number from the map that corresponds to its location. (1 point each; 4 points total) IV. COMPOSICIN Select only one (1) of the two topics below, and write a coherent, well-organized composition in Spanish. Include: 1) a brief title, 2) an introductory statement, 3) a well-developed, wellorganized body, and 4) a concluding statement. Your composition should contain approximately 125-150 varied words in Spanish. Write your composition on the lines provided on the following page. (NOTE: Not all of the lines need to be filled; follow the word count above for length.) (Length= 3 points, Content & Development= 5 points, Organization= 5 points, Vocabulary= 5 points, Grammar= 5 points; TOTAL= 23 points). PART 2 (Day 2 or second 50-minute session) (=111 points) V. GRAMTICA A. Qu estn haciendo? Use the present progressive (ESTAR + present participle (i.e., gerund)) to describe the actions of the people in the following images. First choose the most appropriate verb from the word bank below. Then conjugate the chosen verb and write your response on the blank line. Dont forget to make each verb agree with the subject provided for that image. (1 point for correct conjugation of estar, 1 point for correct verb choice, 1 point for correct formation of the gerund ending, minus ! point per spelling error not related to endings, minus " point written accent error= 3 points each; 15 points total)

MODELO: Juan MODELO: Juan est nadando. 2

B. Las comparaciones de igualdad y desigualdad. Below are images and descriptions of three singers. Look over the information and write four (4) sentences that compare two of them at a time. Two sentences should be comparisons of equality (Part A) and two should be comparisons of inequality (Part B). Refer to the model sentences as a guide, but do not use them! (1 point for content (i.e. a logical, truthful, non-repeated statement), 1 point for correct gender/number agreement, 1 point for correct structuring of the comparison= 3 points per item; 12 points total) MODELO: Will Smith tiene tantos premios scar como Amy Adams. MODELO: Jennifer Lawrence es ms alta que Amy Adams. C. Los superlativos. For each person or item on the left (for example, Julia Roberts given in the model), think of a quality that he/she/it displays to the highest or lowest degree, given the reference group to the right (for example, actriz given in the model). Based on your ideas, write complete superlative sentences in Spanish using different adjectives. Some possible adjectives are given in the word bank below. Use the model sentences as a guide, but do not copy them! (1 point for content (i.e., a logical, non-repeated statement), 1 point for correct structuring/ordering of the superlative, 1 point for correct gender/ number agreement between noun, definite article and adjective, 1 point for correct person/ number agreement between subject and verb= 4 points per item; 12 points total) MODELOS: Julia Roberts: la actriz Julia Roberts es la actriz ms bonita del mundo. el Mustang: el auto El Mustang es el mejor auto de Ford. D. Los verbos dar y decir. For each item, choose the most appropriate verb according to the context of the sentence. Then, conjugate the chosen verb in the PRESENT tense and write your response in the blank. Dont forget to make each verb agree with its subject. (1 point for correct verb choice, 1 point for correct verb ending, minus ! point per spelling error not in verb ending, minus " point per written accent error= 2 points each; 8 points total) MODELO: Mi abuela siempre dice (dar / decir) la verdad. E. Los pronombres de objeto indirecto. For each of the following sentences, fill in the blank space with the indirect object pronoun that corresponds to the indirect object in parentheses. (1 point each; 4 points total) MODELO: Anita les da buenas clases (a Paco y a Mara). F. El verbo gustar y otros verbos similares. For each of the following sentences, fill in the blank space with: a) the indirect object pronoun that corresponds to the prepositional phrase A __ at the beginning of the sentence, and b) the conjugated verb in the present tense. Dont forget to make your verb agree with the subject of the sentence. Follow the model as a guide. (1 point for correct indirect object pronoun, 1 point for correct verb ending, minus ! point per spelling error not in verb ending, minus " point per written accent error= 2 pts. per item; 8 pts. total) MODELO: A Pedro le encanta (encantar) dormirse por las tardes. G. Verbos, pronombres reflexivos y recprocos. For each item, choose the most appropriate verb according to the context of the sentence. Then, conjugate the chosen verb in the PRESENT tense and write your response in the blank. Dont forget to make each verb and REFLEXIVE/ RECIPROCAL pronoun agree with the subject. (1 point for correct verb choice, 1 point for

correct verb ending, 1 point for correct reflexive/reciprocal pronoun, minus ! point per spelling error not in verb ending, minus " point per written accent error= 3 points each= 18 points total) MODELO: Mateo se seca (lavarse / secarse) el cuerpo con la toalla. H. Conjugar en el pretrito. For each item, choose the most appropriate verb according to the context of the sentence. Then, conjugate the chosen verb in the PRETERIT and write your response in the blank. Verbs that are regular in the preterit appear in Section 1. Verbs that are irregular in the preterit (in the 3rd person conjugations only) appear in Section 2. Dont forget to make each verb agree with its subject and include written accents where necessary. (1 point for correct verb choice, 1 point for correct verb ending, minus ! point per spelling error not in verb ending, minus " point per written accent error= 2 points each; 20 points total) SECTION 1: Verbs that are REGULAR in the preterit MODELO: Ella encontr (encontrar / comprar) dinero en el autobs. SECTION 2: Verbs that are IRREGULAR in the preterit [OJO! Irregular only in the 3rd person conjugations (i.e., there is a vowel change in the stem or ending of the conjugation)] MODELOS: Lizbeth nos pidi (pedir / creer) una merienda. Mis padres oyeron (leer / or) una voz (voice). VI. LECTURA First, read over the following questions. Then, read the passage titled Costa Rica, Nicaragua y Panam on the next page and answer the questions below as directed. A. Cierto o falso? Circle true (CIERTO) or false (FALSO) for each answer. (1 point each; 6 points total) B. Preguntas de respuesta breve. Answer briefly in Spanish. (1 point each; 5 points total) C. Tu opinin personal. Read the following scenario and answer with complete sentences in Spanish. (1 pt. for making choice; 2 pts. for giving reason = 3 pts. total)