Study Guide Review for English 12 Final Exam
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I. Authors: identify what each of the following wrote. a. William Golding
b. Sir Thomas Malory
c. Geoffrey Chaucer
d. George Orwell
e. the Pearl Poet
List the date of and literary period associated with each of the works.
b. Animal Farm
c. Canterbury Tales
d. Morte d’ Arthur
e. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
f. Lord of the Flies
III. Literary Periods
List the dates of each period.
a. . Anglo-Saxon Period
b. Medieval Period
IV. List the major characters (2-4) of each of the following works. a. Animal Farm
c. The Pardoner’s Tale
d. Lord of the Flies
e. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
f. Morte d’ Arthur
V. Terms: Write the term beside the definition. Use the terms from the Study Guide that lists what will be on the exam.
l. Writing other than poetry or drama.
2. A symbolic story that uses characters, setting, and plot as symbols. 3. A metaphorical word compound in Beowulf: ring giver, whale road. 4. When the audience or reader knows more than the characters know. 5. An Anglo-Saxon word for fate or destiny.
6. A story with a moral and animal characters.
7. A theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all
property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a
whole or to the state.
8. A sermon with a moral: “The Pardoner’s Tale.” 9. A recurring symbol, image, or theme. 10. A writing that uses wit to point out flaws of a work in order to inspire
reform: Animal Farm. 11. “God from the Machine”; a contrived or unrealistic ending. 12. The more primitive aspect of the psyche according to Freud.
13. A theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of
money, land, goods, in the community as a whole to benefit all.
14. A type of compound word metaphor used in Beowulf such as “Whale
road.” 15. A reference in one work of literature to something in history or art or
other literature that the writer expects the reader to recognize. 16. A poem consisting of an alternating rhyming four-line stanza; popular
in the Medieval Period. 17. The worker in Communist societies: Animal Farm. 18. The part of the psyche that represents the conscience or sense of right and wrong. 19. Idea that humans are basically good until corrupted from outside infuences. 20. Rational, acting part of the psyche. 21. Period in literature from 440-1066: Beowulf. 22. A type of writing that contains a hero, a love interest, the supernatural,
and chivalry. 23. 1066-1485: a time in history with great changes: Chaucer. 24. The poet or storyteller in Anglo-Saxon times. 25. A long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life
26. The bonds of loyalty and brotherhood that bound the thane to his lord
in Anglo-Saxon times. 27. A mesh shirt made of tiny iron rings (armor). Add these to the list. (Disregard farce, hyperbole, verbal irony, scapegoat.)
31. Feudal: having to do with the land in medieval times.
32. Protagonist: leading character involved in the conflict.
33. Totalitarian: one party in absolute control.
34. Alliteration: repetition of initial consonant sounds.
35. Caesura: pause in a line of poetry VI. Letters: Identify where each of the following is placed in the letter and what each is.
b. inside address
c. complimentary close
What punctuation is used after the salutation?
After the complimentary close?
What gets capitalized in the complimentary close?
In the salutation
Which gets indented—modified block or block?
VII. Punctuation l. What is a comma splice?
2. What is a fragment?
3. Which introduces, a colon or a semi-colon?
4. Which is used to separate, a semi-colon or a colon?
5. Label these sentence I or C. Correct them if they are incorrect.
a. My back is hurting, I need to lie down.
b. Although, he is here, he won’t say anything.
c. If you want to go to the nurse or the office for some aspirin.
d. My thoughts are these: Study for your test, do your review sheet, and get
a good night’s sleep.
e. I fell asleep; however I woke up later.
f. The test is tomorrow, and you need to be here for it.
g. The classes you need to graduate are: science, math, English, history, and health.
h. The chili is delicious; I had two bowls.
i. I know that you tried; although your grade does not reflect it.