In Camera: English 20-1 Final Exam

Imagine a mysterious room. In the room there are three people waiting. The three people are deceased. The room then is a depiction of the afterlife. A character from Shakespeare’s Macbeth has spent a long time alone before eventually being joined by a short story character from the Imprints 11 anthology. Soon after, a character from Huxley’s Brave New World arrives. The characters are being punished by spending eternity locked in a room together – only one of them seems not to have figured that out yet. The room is plain, modern, no decorations. There is a subtle aroma of fresh lavender; there are no torture devices, no fire, no brimstone. The furniture is simple, a large square coffee table surrounded by a red leather sectional sofa. There is a door from which they all entered, but when any one of them attempts to leave alone, they cannot – turned back by a non-speaking genderless character whose distinguishing feature is that they have no eyelids. One of them sings to break the silence, one seems especially unwilling to admit to any wrongdoing, and the remaining one is relentlessly optimistic that there is a way for them all to escape.

Realize this idea as a narrative using very little dialogue or as a stage play with very little stage direction.

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English 10-1 Final Exam 1

This final exam will be two written responses: one creative narrative AND one expository literary response to Shakespeare. Divide your time 50/50 between the two, I offer.

Total time: 2.5 hours

Written Response #1: Narrative

The first response must be a narrative – but here are the rules. Your narrative elements – setting, characters, conflicts, symbols – must be synthesized from characters, settings, conflicts, and symbols studied in literature in this course. You can write in first-person or third person point of view.

Consider the following prompt to get you started:

While on the Easter 2020 STJ school field trip to Italy you experience a “pan-dimensional paradox in the space-time construct.” At a moment where you are witness to a rioting crowd outside a soccer stadium in Rome, you see a flash of light and characters from ELA 10 (characters you have added to your imagination from film, plays, novels, and stories you have studied) begin appearing in the scene. You see a noble character suffer evil consequences for attempting to show empathy for the well-being of another. The scene closes when you notice a “sixty-something-year-old” man holding a pen and a notebook. He gives you a solemn wink and a nod.

AND

Written Response #2: Expository Literary Essay

The second response must be an expository essay about a character’s decision to choose action over apathy. Here are the rules. Your essay must be on Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. It must be at least 5 paragraphs. You must give specific examples, reasons, and details from the work to explain the nature of at least one character’s decision(s) to chose action over apathy.

Using specific references to the play Julius Caesar explain how a character(s) chose action over apathy. How and why must s/he act upon his/her knowledge, values, and abilities for the well-being of others?

Rubric 1: Narrative

Rubric 2: Essay

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English 10-1 Final Exam 2

This final exam will be a CHOICE of two written responses: one creative narrative OR one expository literary response to Shakespeare.

Total time: 2.5 hours

Written Response #1: Narrative

The first response must be a narrative – but here are the rules. Your narrative elements – setting, characters, conflicts, symbols – must be synthesized from characters, settings, conflicts, and symbols studied in literature in this course. You can write in first-person or third person point of view.

Consider the following prompt to get you started:

While on the Easter 2020 STJ school field trip to Italy you experience a “pan-dimensional paradox in the space-time construct.” At a moment where you are witness to a rioting crowd outside a soccer stadium in Rome, you see a flash of light and characters from ELA 10 (characters you have added to your imagination from film, plays, novels, and stories you have studied) begin appearing in the scene. You see a noble character suffer evil consequences for attempting to show empathy for the well-being of another. The scene closes when you notice a “sixty-something-year-old” man holding a pen and a notebook. He gives you a solemn wink and a nod.

OR

Written Response #2: Expository Literary Essay

The second response must be an expository essay about a character’s decision to choose action over apathy. Here are the rules. Your essay must be on Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. It must be at least 5 paragraphs. You must give specific examples, reasons, and details from the work to explain the nature of at least one character’s decision(s) to chose action over apathy.

Using specific references to the play Julius Caesar explain how a character(s) chose action over apathy. How and why must s/he act upon his/her knowledge, values, and abilities for the well-being of others?

Rubric 1: Narrative

Rubric 2: Essay

©2019 Mr. D. Sader | Pingo Lingo | All Rights Reserved

English 10-1 Final Exam

This final exam will be two written responses: one creative narrative AND one expository literary response to Shakespeare. Divide your time 50/50 between the two, I offer.

Total time: 2.5 hours

Written Response #1: Narrative

The first response must be a narrative – but here are the rules. Your narrative elements – setting, characters, conflicts, symbols – must be synthesized from characters, settings, conflicts, and symbols studied in literature in this course. You can write in first-person or third person point of view.

Consider the following prompt to get you started:

While on the Easter 2020 STJ school field trip to Italy you experience a “pan-dimensional paradox in the space-time construct.” At a moment where you are witness to a rioting crowd outside a soccer stadium in Rome, you see a flash of light and characters from ELA 10 (characters you have added to your imagination from film, plays, novels, and stories you have studied) begin appearing in the scene. You see a noble character suffer evil consequences for attempting to show empathy for the well-being of another. The scene closes when you notice a “sixty-something-year-old” man holding a pen and a notebook. He gives you a solemn wink and a nod.

AND

Written Response #2: Expository Literary Essay

The second response must be an expository essay about a character’s decision to choose action over apathy. Here are the rules. Your essay must be on Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. It must be at least 5 paragraphs. You must give specific examples, reasons, and details from the work to explain the nature of at least one character’s decision(s) to chose action over apathy.

Using specific references to the play Julius Caesar explain how a character(s) chose action over apathy. How and why must s/he act upon his/her knowledge, values, and abilities for the well-being of others?

Rubric 1: Narrative

Rubric 2: Essay

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