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Technicum Si-Tarek of

Relizane
Second Year Pupils - Scientific
Streams
Second Term Examination

PART ONE :
Reading.
15pts
In the ninth century the Muslims became the chief standard-bearers of
science and philosophy. The golden age of Muslim science lasted for about
two centuries, from 900 AD to 1100 AD. The world owes a great depth of
gratitude to the Muslim caliphs for their support for learning during this
period.

The Muslims made important contributions to mathematics. The most


outstanding work in Arabic in this field was probably the “arithmetic” of the
Persian Al-Khawarismi (ninth century). In this treatise the author introduced
a striking innovation; the number system that we use today and that we call
the “Arabic Numerals” (0123456789). Al-Khawarismi also wrote a treatise
entitled “On Algebra”. It was based to a certain extent on Hindu sources.

The Muslims were greatly interested in astronomy. The caliph Al-


Ma’mun built a splendid observatory in Baghdad in the year 829, and his
astronomers made regular observations of the heavens. One of them was Al-
Battani (?? - 929) who revised many false notions in Ptolemy’s book “Great
Composition” which was translated into Arabic.

There were also great physicists among the Muslim scientists. Al-Hazen
of Basra (about 965 AD – 1038 AD) is the most famous one. His chief works
were the “Treasury of Optics” and “On the Burning Sphere” in which he
worked out the laws of reflection.
2° AS TextBook Pg. 96.
A – Comprehension : (8 pts)

I-The text is about... ____ Write the right number in the box. (01 pt)
1-The most famous Muslim scientist.
2-The origins of mathematics.
3-The Muslim science and scientists throughout history.
II-In which paragraph is it mentioned that the Muslim leaders
encouraged a lot the development of science during the early Islamic
history? It’s in § N° ____ (01 pt)
III-Complete the following table with information from the text. (04
pts)
Scientist Specialty/Field Period Important works
1 9th century Algebra
2 Corrected Ptolemy’s book
3. Physics
IV-Answer the following questions according to the text. (02 pts)
1. What was the period of time when the Muslim science
developed called?
The period of time when the Muslim science developed was
called the golden age. age
It was called the golden age.
2. Did the Caliph El-Ma’mun help the advance of science? Justify.
Yes,
Yes he did. He build, for example, a splendid observatory in
Baghdad in the year 829.
B– Text Exlporation: (7 pts)
V- Find in the text words, phrases or expressions that are close in
meaning to the following. (1.5 pt)
1- help (n) §1 =
2- study (n) §2 =
3- Principal (adj.) §4=
VI-Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense and form. (02 pts)
standon your head, your blood
1-If you (to stand) rushe(to rush) to your head.
2-If you don’t too much, you
(to eat) s
(to stay)
will/may slim.
eat stay
VII- Complete the following sentences so that they make sense. (02
pts) I
1-If I pass my exam next year,
2-If I work
IX-Underline harder at
the stressed school,
syllable in the following words. (02 pt)
1.COMPOSITION
COMPO SITION
SI RITH 2.ARITHMETIC
ARITHMETIC LO 3.PHYLOSOPHY
PHYLOSOPHY
Technicum Si-Tarek of
Relizane
Second Year Pupils - Scientific
Streams
Second Term Examination

PART TWO :
Integrating
Situation.
(Writing)
05 pts
Write a composition on the following situation (Experiment) Use the clues given
below. (05 pts)
Introductio
Topic
Conclusion
Transition
n
Sentence

Flowers are one of the most beautiful living beings nature gave
us.
Moreover, they are the best to demonstrate how plants live.
Like any plant flowers need water and food to grow.
So, how do they get this water and food?
When flowers grow, water from the earth goes up its roots, stem
then into their flowers and leaves.
It is very easy to demonstrate this process by a simple
experiment.
First, fill in two glasses with water.
Then, color the water in one of the glasses red using food
coloring.
Now, carefully divide the stem of a white flower into two parts.
Put half the stem in one glass and the other half in the other
glass.
Do as you see in the picture.
After a few hours, you will find that one side of flower has become
red.
You may be sure that everybody will look at the flower of two
colors with surprise