English 12 Final Exam - Total %10 Semester Grade

70 Points

Your exam will be broken down into two sections as indicated below:

1. Vocabulary (1-13) 40 Questions - 20 Points

This will be your standard Sadlier/Oxford quiz

2. IRB and Anthology Literature Short Answer Questions - 30 Points

And 1 1/2 Page Essay - 20 Points

See description of section two below:

Please be prepared to show off your skills in analyzing an author's argument, showing how context helps us understand literature, describing an author's style, and analyzing a characters development with the literature we've studied this quarter.

Please bring your anthology and your Independent reading book to class on exam day as you will need to provide specifics/quotes for these pieces of literature.

The literature you will be responsible for on your exam follows:

Independent reading book

"Things They Carried"

"Yellow Wallpaper"


Your questions will come in the form of short answers, and one longer essay that compares two pieces of literature on one theme.

Short Answers: These will be answered in three to four sentences, and will address a specific idea we discussed in class about the literature we have read and the skills we've worked on reading it. Your answer should include a thesis (answer) and evidence. You will need to use specifics or quotes as a part of your evidence, and include page numbers for reference.

Example Question: How does O'Brien use tone in "The Things They Carried"?

How does the Jane's character develop throughout "Yellow Wallpaper"?

Essay:You will write a short essay (3 paragraph) comparing two pieces of literature of your choice.

For the essay, you may use your Character Development Graphic Orgnanizer and the graphic organizer you used for Roselily

Your best method of reviewing literature is to re-read and review notes or the notes provided on the wiki.

Review of Instructional Points:

  • Analyzing an author’s arguments: "Roselily", "Yellow Wallpaper", "Things They Carried", Independent Reading Book

  • Understanding literature in context: Roselily, Independent Reading Book

  • Analyzing character development (“Yellow Wallpaper” Independent Reading Book)

  • Describing author’s style:

Tone ("Things They Carried")

Diction/Specifics ("Things They Carried)

Narrative Structure ("Roselily" "Yellow Wallpaper")

Point of View (“Yellow Wallpaper”)

Diction/Sensory (“Things They Carried”)

Various (Independent Reading Book)