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Bolbok National High School

First Periodical Test in English 9 SY 2014-2015

Anglo-American Literature

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KNOWLEDGE (15%) Total Score:

A. IDENTIFICATION. Identify the following statements. Choose the correct answer from the word box
below. Write only the correct letter.

A. role F. paraphrasing K. assonance

B. rhymes G. epic L. imagery
C. alliteration H. capitalization M. poem
D. consonance I. poetry N. kenning
E. wordbank J. onomatopoeia O. punctuations

______ 1. duty that one has to perform in his or her life

______ 2. a personal type of writing where words flow and carry the readers along the realms of
beautiful thought

______ 3. repetition of similar sounds in two or more words, most often at the end of lines in poems
and songs

______ 4. a sound device used by poets to suggest actions, movements, and meanings

______ 5. repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of the words

______ 6. repetition of vowel sounds within words

______ 7. repetition of consonant sounds within and at the end of the words

______ 8. vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects

______ 9. collection of words that can be used to convey meaning clearly and effectively

______ 10. meaningful musical expression of significant human experiences where powerful words are
used to signify the beauty and grandeur of life

______ 11. putting into your own words texts that are originally from the author

______ 12. combination of two words to create an evocative and imaginative alternative word

______ 13. an extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a
deity or demigod (heroic epic) or other legendary or traditional hero

______ 14. a set of symbols and marks which are used to clarify meaning in text by separating strings
of words into clauses, phrases and sentences

______ 15. the writing of a word with its first letter in uppercase and the remaining letters in lowercase

B. VOCABULARY. Match each word to its meaning. Write only the letter of the correct answer on the
space provided before each number. (words excerpt from the poem “Seven Ages of Man” and epic “Beowulf”)

______ 1. a lyric poem that tells a story a. pard

______ 2. a fat chicken b. oath
______ 3. crying c. puking
______ 4. promises or pledges to accomplish d. treble
______ 5. displays unconsciousness or nothingness e. marsh
______ 6. throwing up or vomiting due to sickness f. gruesome
______ 7. a school bag g. thanes/Danes
______ 8. produces a high sharp sound h. ballad
______ 9. unhappy or sorrowful sound i. mewling
______ 10. an area of low, wet land, often with tall grass j. sans
______ 11. the bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter k. satchel
______ 12. frightful and shocking; horrific or scary l. woeful
______ 13. to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort m. threshold
______ 14. a man who held land granted by the king or by a military nobleman n. writhe
______ 15. an act of talking with excessive pride and self-satisfaction o. boasting


A. CHARACTER DESCRIPTION. Identify the age or stage of man being described in the poem “The
Seven Ages of Man” by William Shakespeare. . Write infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, judge, old man,
or very old man.

______________ 1. he’s in his second childhood, he’s like baby again: no teeth, poor eyesight, can’t
eat the foods he used to like, nothing tastes good any more, he can’t do anything
on his own anymore – just like a baby
______________ 2. growing old, his feet hurt when he wears shoes, he can’t read without his glasses,
his clothes don’t fit anymore, his strong body has shrunk, and his voice isn’t strong
anymore-it cracks like when he was a
______________ 3. the mature man of middle age, he has experienced life and has made a good
living, he’s full of advice for younger men
______________ 4. becoming a man, going off to war, sleek like a leopard, swearing allegiance to his
country, wanting to be brave
______________ 5. finished with school, the young man is a “player” telling all the girls sad tales so
they’ll feel sorry for him and want to cheer him up
______________ 6. (childhood) - a young boy all cleaned up being sent off to school and not wanting
to go
______________ 7. a crying, baby, throwing up and needy

B. CHARACTER SKETCH. Read the short sketches below about the characters in the movie/epic
“Beowulf”. Identify who is being described then write the name on the space before the
______________ 1. the king of the thanes/Danes at the time of Beowulf; although he was a mighty
warrior in his day, at the time when Beowulf takes place he is an old king, no longer able to
defend his people against the marauding demon Grendel

______________ 2. a man-eating demon that lives in the land of the Spear-Danes and attacks King
Hrothgar's mead-hall, Heorot, every evening; his motivation is hearing Hrothgar's bard sing
songs about God's creation of the world, which rubs his demonic nature the wrong way.
Whatever the reason, every night he slaughters more Danes and feeds on their corpses
after tearing them limb from limb

______________ 3. faster than a sea monster; stronger than a demon; more powerful than a dragon; a
medieval Geatish warrior willing to take on any challenge in order to make a name for

______________ 4. another demonic descendant of Cain, attempts to avenge her son's death by
attacking Heorot Hall; Beowulf story tells that he follows her to her lair and beheads her
with a sword that he finds there but in fact, had a sexual relation with her

______________ 5. Queen of the Spear-Danes and wife of King Hrothgar, appears briefly in Beowulf
as the mistress of Heorot Hall; one of her most important duties is the ceremonial carrying
of a goblet of mead around to the warriors during the feast, helping to establish a tone of
brotherly affection between the Geats and Danes

______________ 6. childhood friend of Beowulf's; he and Beowulf engage in a strange swimming

contest where they take on the open sea while wearing full armor and carrying swords,
supposedly to defend themselves from sea monsters. It's not entirely clear who wins this
contest, although Unferth suggests that this man actually beat Beowulf

______________ 7. a young Geatish warrior in Beowulf's retinue who follows him to the barrow where
the dragon is lurking. When all of Beowulf's other thanes, or lords, abandon him, this man
remains loyal with his king, encouraging and supporting him. It is only with his help that
Beowulf is able to defeat the dragon – his timely sword-stroke gives Beowulf the
opportunity to stab the dragon in the side and kill it once and for all
______________ 8. a warrior in the tribe of the Spear-Danes, challenges Beowulf's boasts and claims
about himself. When Beowulf shows up ready to fight Grendel, this man tells a story he's
heard about Beowulf's swimming contest with Breca, suggesting that Beowulf lost that

B. POETIC DEVICES. What poetic devices are used in the following lines/ statements? Write
alliteration, assonance, or consonance.
______________ 1. He bravely breached his boiling bloody breast.
______________ 2. Beowulf bode in the burg.
______________ 3. Started at the stillness.
______________ 4. “He is all pine, and I apple orchard."
______________ 5. “And its look rude, unbending, lusty, made me think of myself.”
______________ 6. Through the windows-through doors-burst like a ruthless force... (s sounds)
______________ 7. Zigmund Zane zig-zagged through the zany zoo zone.
______________ 8. Will she read these cheap leaflets?
______________ 9. You could paddle through the spittle in the bottle.
______________ 10. Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before.

C. ONOMATOPOEIA. Encircle the onomatopoeic word or group of words in each sentence below.

1. On my first morning on the farm, I was awoken suddenly by the cock-a-doodle-do of the resident
2. The magician waved his wand and poof, a rabbit appeared.
3. I purchased my dream car online with a click of a mouse.
4. My teeth were chattering as we waited in the freezing cold for the bus to arrive.
5. I could hear their buzzing, so I knew there was a bee’s nest around here somewhere.


A. KENNINGS. What are the kennings describing below? Write your answer on the box provided.
Choose the answers from the word box below.

teacher police owl squirrel

woman ocean baby grasshopper

tree climber mouse-eater crime-fighter lesson planner

nut cracker night-flyer traffic enforcer book lover
food-hider head-twister law enforcer classroom manager
bin raiser silent-swooper handcuff jockey second parent

whale-way ankle biter peace weaver green darter

island-encircler cat hungry pillow-goddess great hopper
quiet and angry loud screamer pink lover fine jumper
swan-road toy breaker birth giver hot cruncher

B. KENNING TECHNIQUE. Consider carefully how you could creatively rename each of the following
through the use of the kenning technique.

1. iPod _________________ 4. friend _______________

2. computer _________________ 5. parent _______________

3. television _________________ 6. love _______________

C. RHYME SCHEME. Read the poem below, and then complete the table that follows.
What to Remember in School
by Kenn Nesbitt
Forget that two times four is eight. Forget your homeroom teacher's name.
Forget the name of every state. Forget the after-school game.
Forget the answers on the test. Forget which team's supposed to win.
Forget which way is east or west. Forget to turn your homework in.

Forget the myths of ancient Rome. Forget the distance to the moon.
Forget to bring your books from home. Forget how many days in June.
Forget the words you learned to spell. Forget the capital of France.
Forget to hear the recess bell. But don't forget to wear your pants!

Ending Rhymes Internal Rhymes

eight = __________________ eight = __________________
west = _______________ west = __________________
Rome = __________________ Rome = __________________
spell = __________________ spell = __________________
game = __________________ game = __________________
win = __________________ win = __________________
moon = ____________________ moon = ____________________
France = ____________________ France = ____________________


PUNCTUATIONs and CAPITALIZATION. In the space provided after each sentence, rewrite each
sentence with the correct punctuations and capitalization. The given clues serve as your guides.
1. i know that canadians celebrate thanksgiving but is their holiday also in november ( 3 capitalizations, 1
comma, 1 question mark)

2. david was sitting in the corner of the restaurant reading a science fiction book called songs of
mosquitoes (3 capitalizations, 1 comma, quotation marks)

3. that new history class on presidents since 1945 history 602 is very popular (1 capitalization, 2 commas, 1

4. since last friday she has spent more time studying german than anything else her father is tutoring
her. (3 capitalizations, 1 comma, 1 semi-colon, 1 period)

5. I live in john street in norwich England (5 capitalizations, 1 comma, 1 period)