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LLD English 1
Midterm Review Sheet
Date:
Goal/Objective: To recall/apply prior knowledge of previous topics covered.
Directions: Answer each as completely as possible. Topics cover from Plot to Harry Potter.
1. Elements of Plot
a. conflict - problem
i.
internal - inside conflict, decision
ii.
external - outside, fight, physical
iii.
Man vs. man - external, person vs. person
iv.
Man vs. self - internal
v.
Man vs. nature - external, person vs natural elements (storm or animal)
b. point of view - how the story is told
i.
first person - can be the narrator, uses “I, me, my, we, our”
ii.
third person - usually the author, uses “he, she, they, their, his, her”
iii.
second person - uses “you, yours”
c. Setting - time and place/location, where and when of the story
d. Plot - story, all the stuff that happens
i.
exposition - beginning of story; introduces the characters, conflict, setting
ii.
falling action - the conflict is resolved
iii.
resolution - the ending
iv.
Climax - the turning point of the story; a decision is made
v.
Rising action - the conflict develops, the action builds
e. fiction - make believe, not real
f. nonfiction - real
g. Character - a person in a novel or movie, who the story is about
i.
Main - protagonist, who the story is about
ii.
Minor - supporting character
iii.
protagonist - the “good” guy, the main character
iv.
antagonist - the “bad” guy, goes against the protagonist
v.
Static character - does not change throughout the story
vi.
Dynamic character - often a main/main characters, changes throughout the story
h. theme - the message of the story
2. Greek Mythology
a. What is a myth - something that is not real
b. Why do myths exist - used to explain, created to meet religious and needs, and to justify
social systems
c. What do myths explain - the unexplainable
d. What can we learn from myths - how things were created
e. 7 traits of an Epic Hero i.
Noble birth
ii.
Superhuman capabilities
iii.
Traveler
iv.
Warrior
v.
Well known
vi.
Shows humility
vii.
Battles supernatural foes
f. When did Greek mythology begin - 2000 BC
g. Gods/Goddesses
i.
Zeus - god of the sky, king
ii.
Hades - god of the underworld
iii.
Poseidon - god of the sea
iv.
Hera - queen of the gods, goddess of marriage
v.
Aphrodite - goddess of love
vi.
Hephaestus - blacksmith to the gods
vii.
Athena - goddess of wisdom
viii.
Ares - god of war
h. Epic Hero - the protagonist of the story
i.
Where the gods live - Mt. Olympus
3. Percy Jackson
a. Setting - New York, camp half-blood
b. Main character - Percy Jackson
c. Characters
i.
Percy Jackson - 12, half-blood, always getting in trouble
ii.
Sally Jackson - Percy’s mom, nice
iii.
Gabe - Percy’s stepfather, mean, smelly
iv.
Grover - Percy’s best friend, ½ goat, a keeper
v.
Fates - control if you will live or die, Percy sees them on the bus knitting and
cutting yarn
vi.
Kindly Ones/Furies - work for Hades, attack demigods, Mrs. Dodds is one
vii.
Mrs. Dodds - Percy’s math teacher, is a Kindly One
viii.
Mr. Brunner/Chiron - Percy’s Latin teacher, a centaur - ½ man, ½ horse,
ix.
Minotaur - ½ bull ½ man, attacks Percy, Percy kills it with it’s own horn, causes
Percy’s mom to disappear
x.
Mr. D - Dionysus, god of parties and chaos, director of camp half-blood
d. Camp half-blood - summer camp for demigods (half-bloods), where Percy escapes to
e. What happens to Percy’s mom? - the minotaur catches her and she dissolves into
yellow dust
f. What happens between Percy and Mrs. Dodds at the museum? - Mrs. Dodds attacks
Percy, she turns into a Kindly One growing talons and bat-like wings
g. What is Grover and why is he looking after Percy? - grover is a satyr, he is Percy’s
keepter
h. Percy’s ADHD is really - his battle reflexes
i.
Percy’s dyslexia is really - his ability to read Greek
j.
Why is Percy placed in cabin 11 - he is undetermined and they do not know who is
father is
4. Vocabulary a. Envy - feel desirous of another’s advantages
b. Determined - strongly motivated to succeed
c. Convinced - persuaded of; very sure; caused someone to believe the truth about
something
d. Ignorance - the lack of knowledge or education
e. Solstice - when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator; winter or summer the longest and shortest days of the year
f. Mournful - expressing sorrow
g. Disintegrate - break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; weaken, break
apart
h. Intimidating - discouraging through fear
i.
Convergence - the occurrence of two or more things coming together
j.
Obliterate - do away with completely, without leaving a trace
k. Emphasis - special importance or significance; special value
l.
Pseudonym - a fictitious name used when performing a particular role
m. Sullen - showing a brooding ill humor; bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy
n. Saunter - walk leisurely and with no apparent aim; walk in a slow manner without hurry