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Mid Term Study Guide 2009

The Most Dangerous Game
Career Research Portfolio
Stephen King
Fahrenheit 451
Great Expectations
Independent Projects
Freshmen Summer Reading
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Odyssey
Vocabulary in Literature
Freshmen Study Guide
Maya Angelou
Miracle Worker
Word of the Day
Extra Credit
The House on Mango Street
To Kill A Mockingbird

This is a basic study guide for all freshmen. 

Midterm Study Guide

Freshmen English

Terms Know what these terms mean and be able to recognize an example from the readings.


Personification                        Metaphor            Alliteration

(Human traits for objects)                   (was, is)                     (repeating consonants)


Character Traits                          Simile              Point of View

(brave, good, smart)                           (like or as)                    (first or third person)


Internal Conflict                                    External Conflict            Foreshadowing

(Inside Problem)                                  (Outside Problem)            (hints or clues)


Theme                     Motif                           Symbol

(Message)                    (Repeating Idea)            (Action/item that means something more)


Internal Conflict                                          External Conflict

(Characters feelings are in turmoil)                    (outside forces affect character)


Protagonist                               Antagonist

Main Character                                      Major Character

Undergoes dramatic change                 Causes main character to change


Exposition                        Resolution

(Background Info)                     (Ending of the story)



PART I – 55 Multiple Choice Questions based on class readings and discussions


Novel/Play – Know characters, themes, plot, author.


Fahrenheit 451

Who is the protagonist of the story?  List three character traits for this person.


Who are the antagonists?  Is there more than one?  List three character traits for this person.


Name two important themes to the story.            _________________            __________________


Identify a motif that supports your themes.            ________________            __________________


What is the purpose of Mechanical Hounds role in the story?


How would you best describe Granger?

Mildred            Faber            Captain Beatty              Librarian (Lady who burns)   Claisse


The Odyssey – Written by Homer


List three heroic character traits of Odysseus

1.  What is the meaning of the journey Odysseus takes?

2.  What are the characteristics of an epic poem? (Define)

3. What is the danger associated with the following:

a. Lotus Eaters

b.      Sirens

c.       Scylla

d.      Cyclops


MLA Requirements:  What does MLA stand for?


            Title of Novels and Movies are ____________ or written in _______________


Define Plagerism; Proper Parentheical Notation.  How do you organize your research paper?  Works-Cited purpose.  First Page set up of the paper. 

If you need additional help to prepare, please make an appointment with Mrs. V. after school for additional assitance.  I am after school most days until 3:00 PM