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Summative Evaluation, 10th grade ; Name/ Surname ______________________________

I. Read the text below and complete the following tasks.

Like many other holidays, Halloween has evolved and changed throughout history. Over 2,000
years ago people called the Celts lived in what is now Ireland, the UK, and parts of Northern
France. November 1 was their New Year's Day. They believed that the night before the New Year
(October 31) was a time when the living and the dead came together.
More than a thousand years ago the Christian church named November 1 All Saints Day (also
called All Hallows.) This was a special holy day to honor the saints and other people who died for
their religion. The night before All Hallows was called Hallows Eve. Later the name was changed
to Halloween.
Like the Celts, the Europeans of that time also believed that the spirits of the dead would visit the
earth on Halloween. They worried that evil spirits would cause problems or hurt them. So on that
night people wore costumes that looked like ghosts or other evil creatures. They thought if they
dressed like that, the spirits would think they were also dead and not harm them.
The tradition of Halloween was carried to America by the immigrating Europeans. Some of the
traditions changed a little, though. For example, on Halloween in Europe some people would carry
lanterns made from turnips. In America, pumpkins were more common. So people began putting
candles inside them and using them as lanterns. That is why you see Jack 'o lanterns today.
These days Halloween is not usually considered a religious holiday. It is primarily a fun day for
children. Children dress up in costumes like people did a thousand years ago. But instead of
worrying about evil spirits, they go from house to house. They knock on doors and say "trick or
treat." The owner of each house gives candy or something special to each trick or treater.
1.Answer to the following questions:
a) What did the Celts believe that would happen on October 31 ?
b) What is the main reason of the frightful costumes on Halloween?
c) Does the Halloween have the same significance nowadays as 2000 years ago? If no, tell what are
the main differences?
2. Find synonyms for the following words in the text:
Sacred _________________________ Malicious _________________________________

__________________________ Soul _____________________________________

II a) Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms of the verbs from the brackets.
1. Why ___________________(you talk) to John when I saw you at the cafeteria yesterday?
2. You can wake him up now. __________________________(sleep)He for over three hours.
3. What _____________________________(your dad, do)for a living?

4. We __________________________(get)married next Tuesday.

5. Before Mr Green went to bed, he _________________________(take) his sleeping pills.
6. They ____________________________ (already eat)everything by the time we arrived at the
7. I think I ________________________(have)another drink. Can you get me one?
8. I ____________________________(watch)a scary movie when suddenly my mobile phone
9. I usually _____________________(work) as a secretary but this summer
I _________________________(go) to America to study art.
10. I hate living in Seattle because it _________________ (always rain) there.
11. The doctor said that Tom _________________(be) too sick to go to work.
12. You look great! - _______________________(you work) out at a fitness centre lately?
13. Sam________________ (arrive)in San Diego last week.
14. In the last hundred years travelling ________________(become)much easier.
15. When I arrived home last night I saw that Jane _______________ (prepare) a wonderful
16. Sharon _______________ (love) to travel.She _____________(go) abroad almost every
17. We ____________________(have) a car for ten years before it broke down.
18. While my sister __________________ (read) in her room I ______________ (help) mother
with the dishes.
19. She ____________________(talk) to several doctors about the problem but nobody can help
20. We _____________________ (come) to America the week after Easter.
We ______________________(give) you a call as soon as we arrive.
III. Write an essay in the limit of 100 - 130 words, where, to outline the reason, why in our
country the Halloween is rejected by the orthodox church and a lot of adults as well ?

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