Please review this information to double-check how to prepare for your midterm on Wednesday, October 16.
Matching: 8 vocabulary words, match them to the best example (e.g. match “simile” to “as blind as a bad”)
Multiple choice: 10 questions
Short answer: 5 analysis questions (10 marks), 6 one-or-two-word-answer questions (6 marks)
Mystery Canada Section: You have a map of Canada, and I gave you lots of information about Canadian provinces throughout the unit. These would be good things to know!
Song Analysis: Read a Canadian song and answer questions about it (like you did for the songs in class)
Not all vocabulary words will be important for the test. Here are the ones you should know:
Form, genre, satire, protagonist, antagonist, conflict, setting, sexist, editorial cartoon, motif, navvies, nitroglycerine, trilogy, rhyme, personification, simile, metaphor, alliteration, thesis statement, quote, media, apologize, virtual, trademark, appropriation, social media, reliable, media literacy, demographics, logo, slogan, target audience
Not all texts will be important for the test. For songs and videos, go to Readings and Media to watch/listen.
Unit 1: “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Man, That Was Annoying”
Unit 2: “The Canadian Railroad Trilogy”, “The Vancouver Song”, “Western Skies”, “Going Back Again”, “Long Gone to the Yukon”, “The Northwest Passage”
Unit 3: “World of Warcraft vs. My Girlfriend”, “Virtual Life”, “Students Use Twitter to Report on China Earthquake”, “Txting is Killing Language. JK!” (speech about texting), “Whose Art is it, Anyway?”, House Hippo video, “Evolution” video by Dove