English II: Outliers Exam Questions

On the test, you will be asked to answer three of the questions below, each in a well-developed paragraph of at least six sentences. Your answer should include specific detail from the text and our class discussions. There will also be a short answer portion of the test.

  1. What is the Matthew Effect and how does it affect success?
  2. Gladwell argues that even with ability and effort, people must have the opportunity to succeed. What does he mean and how does he show it?
  3. Why does Gladwell contrast the lives of Robert Oppenheimer and Chris Langan? What does the contrast show?
  4. Gladwell argues there are only two kinds of parents. What are they and how do these styles affect the likelihood of success?
  5. Gladwell argues that cultural legacy affects us in ways we don’t understand. Use at least three examples from the text to support this claim.
  6. Why, according to Gladwell, is it so difficult master a skill?


English II: Compare & Contrast Essay Resources

As we begin our work on Compare & Contrast essays, all the resources you’ll need to complete your essay are available on this page.

English II: 12 Angry Men Take Home Test

Your test over the play 12 Angry Men will be a take-home test and due on Monday, October 2 at the start of class. For each day you turn in the test late, you will lose 30% from your grade. The test is a grade worth 150 points.

Your completed study guide will also be due that day and worth 50 points.



Latin Roots and Prefixes Review for Friday

The second Latin roots quiz will be on Friday. This page has the handout of words and roots for your review, as well as a Quizlet you can use for practice.

To Kill a Mockingbird Potential Test Questions

The To Kill a Mockinbird test will require you to answer five paragraph-long responses from this list of questions. On the day of the test, I will give you six questions and and you will choose five to answer. To prepare for the test, please review the book and go back over key passages. High-scoring responses will reference specific details from the text and contain a strong central argument.

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