STUDY GUIDE FOR
ENGLISH IIHONORS FINAL EXAM
GRAMMAR: KNOW WHAT
THE FOLLOWING GRAMMATICAL TERMS MEANS AND ESPECIALLY HOW TO LOCATE SAME AND
IDENTIFY THEM IN A SENTENCE. REVIEW
GRAMMAR PRACTICE TEST
Subject/verb (both linking & action), DO/IDO, PA/PN, Objective
complement, noun of direct address, understood “you”, appositive (both
essential and nonessential).
Know adjectivial and adverbial concepts: Both simple modifiers and prep phrases
WHAT DO PREP PHRASES DO?
WHAT WILL YOU NEVER FIND IN A PREP PHRASE?
VERBALS: Know ALL
verbal facts. Be able to distinguish
between verb/participle/gerund. Be able
to tell what kind of participle it is (past v. present). Be able to tell me what job the infinitive is
doing in the sentence. KNOW PUNCTUATION
RULES RE: VERBALS (ESSENTIAL/NONESSENTIAL, SPLIT INFINITIVE, ETC.!)
Direct and indirect
characterization and the three methods of indirect characterization
Static v. dynamic characters AND
flat v. round characters
Allegory and symbol (Masque of
Red Death—be able to id various symbols in this story)
Haiku and tanka
Sonnet (know difference between
English and Italian sonnets)
Rhyme scheme (be able to id the
rhyme scheme in a poem on your test)
VOCAB: KNOW ALL WORDS
IN CH. 1-8
KNOW THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS OF AN MLA PAPER:
Header, heading, title, spacing, margins, internal citing
rules (short vs. long quote requirements), Works Cited page requirements
(alpha, spacing, etc), All Teachers Can Praise Dance (requirements for Works
Cited page for book entry) and punctuation for book entry associated with
Know what a thesis statement is and where it should be.
Know what a bridge sentence is.
Know where author/title should be found
POE, Chinua Achebe, Amy Tan, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dorris Lessing,
Basho and Lady Ise
Alan Grantz, Garth Stein, George Eliot, Lorraine Hansberry
BE ABLE TO MATCH TITLE & AUTHOR ON WHAT WE HAVE READ!!!
WORKS OF LITERATURE TO BE FAMILIAR WITH (KNOW plot,
characters, symbols, etc)
The Summer People
Masque of the Red Death
When Mr. Prizada Came to Dine
Through the Tunnel
Farewell to Manzanar
Oedipus Rex (Enriched only)
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Silas Marner (Honors only)
SUMMER READING NOVELS:
BE PREPARED TO ANALYZE IN ESSAY FORMAT THE THEMES, CHARACTERS, PLOT
DEVELOPMENT, ETC. IN THESE BOOKS!!!!!!!