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  1. I’m going into 8th grade! Yay! I’m officially done with 7th. Please check out my last History and English 7th grade essays. History, lesson 180, Course Summary and English, lesson 180, English Course.
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English, lesson 180, English Course

This is my last essay in the 7th grade English course. Enjoy!

What I like:

I liked pretty much everything. Especially the reading. I love to read! I liked learning about genres and different kinds of books. And it was fun, and kinda hard with all the time it took, to set up my own Evernote account. It’s very useful.

What I didn’t like:

as I said above, I like pretty much everything.

What I would change:

Wouldn’t change a thing.

What helped me most:

I don’t know what helped me the most.

What I learned:

-The different genres of writing and their characteristics.

-The parts of a story and how to identify them.

-The meanings of many words.

I hope those of you who use Ronpaul enjoy it as much as I do!!

English, 178, Analysis Literature CLEP Practice Test 2

Answers to last essay:

5-b

6-e

9-c

10-a

1) Which term indicates the main character? D

A. Round character

B. Antagonist

C. Minor character

D. Protagonist

E. Flat character

2) Which of the following terms indicates the adversary or opponent of the main character? A

A. Antagonist

B. Protagonist

C. Flat character

D. Round character

E. Major Character

3) In early Greek drama, the hero was always noble. There were no lower-class protagonists. However, in modern times, the character in this role has sometimes been less than heroic. Which of the following terms designates this kind of protagonist? A

A. Dynamic character

B. Static character

C. Anti-hero

D. Antagonist

E. Flat Character

4) Sometimes a story is about the evolution of a character. He/she may attain self-knowledge and become a different character, or something may happen to that character in the course of the story that has the impact of bringing about a change. An unsympathetic character may become more sympathetic. A weak character may become strong. Which of the following terms designates this kind of character? C

A. Round character

B. Flat character

C. Minor character

D. Static character

E. Dynamic character

5) In Othello, why is Iago so angry at Othello that he sets out to destroy him? E

A. He resented him because he was black.

B. He didn’t want to leave Venice.

C. He was in love with Desdemona.

D. He thought Othello was having an affair with his wife, Emilia.

E. Othello passed him over for Cassio for the position of chief lieutenant.

6) In Romeo and Juliet, who is the girl that Romeo goes looking for when he finds Juliet instead? C

A. Annette

B. Elizabeth

C. Rosalind

D. Regan

E. Maria

7) In Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” what does the house symbolize? B

A. Roderick, the current inhabitant

B. The Usher family

C. The illness of Roderick and his sister

D. The narrator

E. The area where it was located

My November Guest by Robert Frost

My Sorrow, when she’s here with me,

Thinks these dark days of autumn rain

Are beautiful as days can be;

She loves the bare, the withered tree;

She walked the sodden pasture lane. 5

Her pleasure will not let me stay.

She talks and I am fain to list:

She’s glad the birds are gone away,

She’s glad her simple worsted gray

Is silver now with clinging mist. 10

The desolate, deserted trees,

The faded earth, the heavy sky,

The beauties she so truly sees,

She thinks I have no eye for these,

And vexes me for reason why. 15

Not yesterday I learned to know

The love of bare November days

Before the coming of the snow,

But it were vain to tell her so,

And they are better for her praise. 20

8. The central subject of the poem is D

A. A couple’s conversation about which season each prefers

B. The speaker’s dislike of autumn weather

C. The speaker’s desire to spend time with his companion

D. How sadness helps the speaker appreciate late autumn

E. Why the speaker’s companion is looking forward to winter

9. The poet primarily uses which literary device to characterize the speaker’s “Sorrow”? D

A. Symbolism

B. Parallelism

C. Foreshadowing

D. Personification

E. Irony

10. In context, the word “simple” in line 9 most nearly means A

A. Plain

B. Straightforward

C. Easy

D. Rudimentary

E. Foolish

Roderick Hudson, by Henry James, and answer the questions that follow.

Mallet had made his arrangements to sail for Europe on the first of September, and having in the interval a fortnight to spare, he determined to spend it with his cousin Cecilia, the widow of a nephew of his father. He was urged by the reflection that an affectionate farewell might help to exonerate him from the charge of neglect frequently preferred by this lady. It was not that the young man disliked her; on the contrary, he regarded her with a tender admiration, and he had not forgotten how, when his cousin had brought her home on her marriage, he had seemed to feel the upward sweep of the empty bough from which the golden fruit had been plucked, and had then and there accepted the prospect of bachelorhood. The truth was, that, as it will be part of the entertainment of this narrative to exhibit, Rowland Mallet had an uncomfortably sensitive conscience, and that, in spite of the seeming paradox, his visits to Cecilia were rare because she and her misfortunes were often uppermost in it. Her misfortunes were three in number: first, she had lost her husband; second, she had lost her money (or the greater part of it); and third, she lived at Northampton, Massachusetts. Mallet’s compassion was really wasted, because Cecilia was a very clever woman, and a most skillful counter-plotter to adversity. She had made herself a charming home, her economies were not obtrusive, and there was always a cheerful flutter in the folds of her crape. It was the consciousness of all this that puzzled Mallet whenever he felt tempted to put in his oar. He had money and he had time, but he never could decide just how to place these gifts gracefully at Cecilia’s service. He no longer felt like marrying her: in these eight years that fancy had died a natural death. And yet her extreme cleverness seemed somehow to make charity difficult and patronage impossible. He would rather chop off his hand than offer her a check, a piece of useful furniture, or a black silk dress; and yet there was some sadness in seeing such a bright, proud woman living in such a small, dull way. Cecilia had, moreover, a turn for sarcasm, and her smile, which was her pretty feature, was never so pretty as when her sprightly phrase had a lurking scratch in it. Rowland remembered that, for him, she was all smiles, and suspected, awkwardly, that he ministered not a little to her sense of the irony of things. And in truth, with his means, his leisure, and his opportunities, what had he done? He had an unaffected suspicion of his uselessness. Cecilia, meanwhile, cut out her own dresses, and was personally giving her little girl the education of a princess.

11. In which voice is this passage composed? D

A. First-person limited

B. First-person omniscient

C. Second-person limited

D. Third-person limited

E. Third-person omniscient

12. Who or what is the “golden fruit” in line 8? A

A. An apple

B. The young Cecilia

C. Mallet’s father’s nephew

D. Cecilia’s dowry

E. Mallet’s love for Cecilia

13. Why does Mallet refrain from giving money to Cecilia? A

A. She is already quite wealthy.

B. Because her intelligence and vivacity make it impossible to place her in an inferior position.

C. She is too proud to accept charity.

D. She lives a frugal existence.

E. He plans to marry her.

Read the following poem by Carl Sandburg and answer the questions that follow.

Grass

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.

Shovel them under and let me work–

I am the grass; I cover all.

And pile them high at Gettysburg

And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.

Shovel them under and let me work.

Two years, ten years, and the passengers ask the conductor:

What place is this?

Where are we now?

I am the grass.

Let me work.

14. What are Austerlitz and Waterloo? C

A. Bus stations

B. Ditches

C. Gardens

D. Oceans

E. Battle sites

15. What is the “work” of the grass? E

A. Transporting passengers

B. Piling up the dead

C. Giving directions

D. Serving as a memorial

E. Covering the bodies of the dead

16. What is the theme of this poem? E

A. Soldiers who die deserve our praise.

B. Time erases our memory of those who died in battle.

C. Rail stations should not pass close to gravesites.

D. War is inevitable.

E. Grass is a fitting memorial to those who die in battle.

Read the following dramatic dialogue and answer the questions that follow.

Archidamus: If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit Bohemia, on the like occasion whereon my services are now on foot, you shall see, as I have said, great difference betwixt our Bohemia and your Sicilia.

Camillo: I think, this coming summer, the King of Sicilia means to pay Bohemia the visitation, which he justly owes him. Arch.: Wherein our entertainment shall shame us we will be justified in our loves: for, indeed,-

Cam.: Beseech you,-

Arch.: Verily, I speak it in the freedom of my knowledge: we cannot with such magnificence-in so rare-I know not what to say. We will give you sleepy drinks that your senses, unintelligent of our insufficience, may, though they cannot praise us, as little accuse us.

Cam.: You pay a great deal too dear for what’s given freely. Arch.: Believe me, I speak as my understanding instructs me, and as mine honesty puts it to utterance.

Cam.: Sicilia cannot show himself over-kind to Bohemia. They were trained together in their childhoods; and there rooted betwixt them then such an affection, which cannot choose but branch now. Since their more mature dignities and royal necessities made separation of their society, their encounters, though not personal, have been royally attorneyed with interchange of gifts, letters, loving embassies; that they have seemed to be together, though absent, shook hands, as over a vast, and embraced, as it were, from the ends of opposed winds. The heavens continue their loves!

Arch.: I think there is not in the world either malice or matter to alter it. You have an unspeakable comfort of your young Prince Mamillius: it is a gentleman of the greatest promise that ever came into my note.

Cam.: I very well agree with you in the hopes of him. It is a gallant child; one that indeed physics the subject, makes old hearts fresh; they that went on crutches ere he was born desire yet their life to see him a man.

Arch.: Would they else be content to die?

Cam.: Yes; if there were no other excuse why they should desire to live.

Arch.: If the king had no son, they would desire to live on crutches till he had one.

17. This passage was probably written by _____. C

A. Shaw

B. Chaucer

C. Shakespeare

D. Ibsen

E. Stoppard

18. Which word best describes the relationship between Sicilia and Bohemia? B

A. Paternal

B. Cordial

C. Salacious

D. Bellicose

E. Avuncular

19. What metaphor does Camillo use to describe the two kingdoms? A

A. Trees

B. Lawyers

C. Winds

D. Brothers

E. Lovers

20. What does Camillo mean when he says that the young prince “physics the subject”? D

A. The prince is a scientist.

B. The prince is skilled in medicine.

C. The prince is an accomplished athlete.

D. The prince makes the citizens feel optimistic and pleased with their country.

E. The prince has done exceptionally well in school.

Answers to this essay:

3-c

4-e

12-b

13-b

14-e

English, lesson 176, Analysis Literature CLEP Practice Test 1

Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias” I met a traveller from an antique land

Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,

Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown

And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.

And on the pedestal these words appear:

`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,

The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

1. What is the rhyme scheme of the first eight lines? A

A. ABACADAC

B. ABABACDC

C. ABABABCB

D. ABADACDC

E. ABABCBCB

2. What is the central image of the poem? B

A. A collapsed statue in the desert

B. A wounded king

C. A face and inscription on a coin

D. A plaque near a WWII battle site

E. The Sphinx

Excerpt from Sir Philip Sidney, “An Apology for Poetry”

Therefore compare we the poet with the historian and with the moral philosopher. . . . . The philosopher therefore and the historian are they which would win the goal, the one by precept, the other by example; but both not having both, do both halt. For the philosopher, setting down with thorny arguments the bare rule, is so hard of utterance and so misty to be conceived, that one that hath no other guide but him shall wade in him till he be old, before he shall find sufficient cause to be honest. For his knowledge standeth so upon the abstract and general that happy is that man who may understand him, and more happy that can apply what he doth understand. On the other side, the historian, wanting the precept, is so tied, not to what should be but to what is, to the particular truth of things, and not to the general reason of things, that his example draweth no necessary consequence, and therefore a less fruitful doctrine.

Now doth the peerless poet perform both; for whatsoever the philosopher saith should be done, he giveth a perfect picture of it in some one by whom he presupposeth it was done, so as he coupleth the general notion with the particular example. A perfect picture, I say; for he yieldeth to the powers of the mind an image of that whereof the philosopher bestoweth but a wordish description, which doth neither strike, pierce, nor possess the sight of the soul so much as that other doth. For as, in outward things, to a man that had never seen an elephant or a rhinoceros, who should tell him most exquisitely all their shapes, color, bigness, and particular marks; or of a gorgeous palace, an architector, with declaring the full beauties, might well make the hearer able to repeat, as it were by rote, all he had heard, yet should never satisfy his inward conceit with being witness to itself of a true lively knowledge; but the same man, as soon as he might see those beasts well painted, or that house well in model, should straightways grow, without need of any description, to a judicial comprehending of them; so no doubt the philosopher, with his learned definitions, be it of virtues or vices, matters of public policy or private government, replenisheth the memory with many infallible grounds of wisdom, which notwithstanding lie dark before the imaginative and judging power, if they be not illuminated or figured forth by the speaking picture of poesy.

3. What is the author’s primary criticism of the philosopher? A

A. The philosopher communicates only general, abstract ideas.

B. The philosopher can make an untrue argument seem true.

C. The philosopher cannot know truth beyond the five senses.

D. The philosopher is difficult to understand.

E. The philosopher cannot attain true wisdom.

4. What is the author’s primary criticism of the historian? C

A. The historian considers only abstract precepts.

B. The historian may distort events to reflect political preferences.

C. The historian deals only with particular events, not general principles.

D. The historian can see only the past through the lens of the present.

E. The historian is difficult to understand.

5. The author praises poets primarily for their ability to: C

A. Preserve the highest values of the past.

B. Write both abstract ideas and particular details.

C. Communicate more clearly than the philosopher.

D. Entertain and instruct.

E. Speak of the present as a historian speaks of the past.

6. Which of the following best captures the meaning of the final sentence in the above passage? E

A. A poet can make the philosopher’s wisdom appeal to the imagination of the reader.

B. The philosopher’s ideas appeal to the imagination of the audience, but not to the intellect.

C. The philosopher is wiser than the poet in matters of public policy and private government.

D. The painter can illuminate the ideas of the philosopher best of all.

E. The imagination is of no use in acquiring wisdom.

Excerpt from Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“Going up that river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was warm, thick, heavy, sluggish. There was no joy in the brilliance of sunshine. The long stretches of the waterway ran on, deserted, into the gloom of overshadowed distances. On silvery sandbanks hippos and alligators sunned themselves side by side. The broadening waters flowed through a mob of wooded islands; you lost your way on that river as you would in a desert, and butted all day long against shoals, trying to find the channel, till you thought yourself bewitched and cut off for ever from everything you had known once–somewhere–far away–in another existence perhaps. There were moments when one’s past came back to one, as it will sometimes when you have not a moment to spare to yourself; but it came in the shape of an unrestful and noisy dream, remembered with wonder amongst the overwhelming realities of this strange world of plants, and water, and silence. And this stillness of life did not in the least resemble a peace. It was the stillness of an implacable force brooding over an inscrutable intention. It looked at you with a vengeful aspect. I got used to it afterwards; I did not see it any more; I had no time. I had to keep guessing at the channel; I had to discern, mostly by inspiration, the signs of hidden banks; I watched for sunken stones; I was learning to clap my teeth smartly before my heart flew out, when I shaved by a fluke some infernal sly old snag that would have ripped the life out of the tin-pot steamboat and drowned all the pilgrims; I had to keep a look-out for the signs of dead wood we could cut up in the night for next day’s steaming. When you have to attend to things of that sort, to the mere incidents of the surface, the reality–the reality, I tell you–fades. The inner truth is hidden–luckily, luckily. But I felt it all the same; I felt often its mysterious stillness watching me at my monkey tricks, just as it watches you fellows performing on your respective tight-ropes for–what is it? half-a-crown a tumble–”

7. The punctuation marks that open and close this passage indicate that it is taken from: B

A. A novel.

B. Dialogue.

C. The early 1900s.

D. The author’s point of view.

E. A soliloquy in a play.

8. In the last sentence of this passage, what does the pronoun “it” refer to? B

A. “The inner truth”

B. “Mysterious stillness”

C. “Mere incidents of the surface”

D. “The reality”

E. “Monkey tricks”

9. When the character in this passage says, “And this stillness of life did not in the least resemble a peace. . . . It looked at you with a vengeful aspect,” what literary device is being employed? E

A. Metaphor

B. Allusion

C. Personification

D. Metonym

E. Symbolism

10. What is the setting of the story the character is telling? C

A. On a river

B. In an aircraft

C. In a horse-drawn carriage

D. On large ocean vessel

E. On the Thames River in London

11. How is this passage organized? A

A. Association of ideas

B. Main idea and supporting evidence

C. Chronological order

D. Cause and effect

E. Comparison and contrast

Katherine Mansfield, “Mrs. Brill”

The band had been having a rest. Now they started again. And what they played was warm, sunny, yet there was just a faint chill-a something, what was it?-not sadness-no, not sadness-a something that made you want to sing. The tune lifted, lifted, the light shone; and it seemed to Miss Brill that in another moment all of them, all the whole company, would begin singing. The young ones, the laughing ones who were moving together, they would begin, and the men’s voices, very resolute and brave, would join them. And then she too, she too, and the others on the benches-they would come in with a kind of accompaniment-something low, that scarcely rose or fell, something so beautifulmoving. . . . And Miss Brill’s eyes filled with tears and she looked smiling at all the other members of the company. Yes, we understand, we understand, she thought-though what they understood she didn’t know.

Just at that moment a boy and girl came and sat down where the old couple had been. They were beautifully dressed; they were in love. The hero and heroine, of course, just arrived from his father’s yacht. And still soundlessly singing, still with that trembling smile, Miss Brill prepared to listen. “No, not now,” said the girl. “Not here, I can’t.” “But why? Because of that stupid old thing at the end there?” asked the boy. “Why does she come here at all-who wants her? Why doesn’t she keep her silly old mug at home?” “It’s her fu-fur which is so funny,” giggled the girl. “It’s exactly like a fried whiting.” “Ah, be off with you!” said the boy in an angry whisper. Then: “Tell me, ma petite chere-” “No, not here,” said the girl. “Not yet.”

On her way home she usually bought a slice of honeycake at the baker’s. It was her Sunday treat. Sometimes there was an almond in her slice, sometimes not. It made a great difference. If there was an almond it was like carrying home a tiny present-a surprisesomething that might very well not have been there. She hurried on the almond Sundays and struck the match for the kettle in quite a dashing way.

But to-day she passed the baker’s by, climbed the stairs, went into the little dark room-her room like a cupboard-and sat down on the red eiderdown. She sat there for a long time. The box that the fur came out of was on the bed. She unclasped the necklet quickly; quickly, without looking, laid it inside. But when she put the lid on she thought she heard something crying.

12. Who is the “old thing” the boy refers to? C

A. The girl

B. The band members

C. Mrs. Brill

D. The baker

E. A cat

13. Which of the following statements best characterizes Mrs. Brill at the beginning of the passage? A

A. She feels a connection with the other people on the benches.

B. She feels disoriented.

C. She feels frustrated.

D. She feels hurt.

E. She waits impatiently.

14. Which of the following statements best characterizes Mrs. Brill at the end of the passage? B

A. She was furious.

B. She was hurt.

C. She felt nervous and agitated.

D. She felt cheerful.

E. She was short-tempered.

15. What is the setting of the first part of this passage? A

A. In a park

B. On a boat

C. In a snowstorm

D. At a movie theater

E. In a rural area

16. In what point of view is this passage written in? A

A. Third person limited omniscience

B. First person

C. Omniscient narrator

D. Objective narrator

E. Second person

John Donne, “Death be not proud”

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure, then from thee much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee do go, Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery. Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell, And poppy, or charms can make us sleep as well, And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then? One short sleep past, we wake eternally, And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

17. What form does this poem use? B

A. Villanelle

B. Sonnet

C. Epic

D. Sestina

E. Haiku

18. To whom is this poem addressed? A

A. To death

B. To the speaker’s lover

C. To God

D. To eternity

E. To the muses

19. When speaking of death, which poetic device does the poet employ? C

A. Litany

B. Metaphor

C. Personification

D. Internal rhyme

E. Alliteration

20. Which of the following interpretations best captures the central theme of the poem? B

I. We need not fear death.

II. Certainty of eternal life takes our fear of death away.

III. Death is inevitable and must be faced with humility.

A. I only

B. I and II

C. I, II, and III

D. II only

E. III only

History, lesson 180, Course Summary

This is my last 7th grade History lesson. Hope you enjoy.

7th grade History covered over 1200 years of important historical developments. I won’t talk about everything, just a few things.

Countries:

Italy. It’s capitol is Rome, the ancient city. Italy became important because it was the home of the Cathlic Church. The Pope actually eventually made his own little country called the Vatecin City inside of Italy. However, Italy is the core country we’re going to talk about. Italy developed under a barbarian tribe known as the Ostrichgoths than really just expanded to all of its territory that it still has today. Many powerful popes influenced Europe from Rome and during the time that they were in power, Italy also had a very powerful number of families, especially during the Renaissance.

Great Britain (originally England). England is probably the most influentcial country in the world next to the United States. But that is because the Britins were actually the largest colonizing empire. So they have influences around the world. The countries that used to be British colonies still have a lot of holdovers from the influence of Great Britain. Britain was also home to several important movements of this time.

Important events:

The Growth of the Church. The Church spread very quickly after the Fall of the Roman Empire. It, in fact, was the most important influence all the way up until the time of the Renaissance. The Church is a very important stabilizing force that helped to bring back education and a stabil economy as well as a religion that people could run to in times of distress.

Spread of Islam. The Spread of Islam was noted as an important movement. Islam took over the old Vincetin Empire as well as much of the Middle East which made among one of the fastest growing religions that connect with Christianity.

The continents of North and South America have now been brought into active communication and development thanks to the Europeans. In 8th grade, we’ll continue to follow the growth of North America and Europe to the present day.

I liked everything about this course and can’t wait for 8th grade. If there are words I misspelled please tell me in the comments.

My First Blogger Tag

Thanks http://Odessa.

1. How tall are you?

I think 5’0 and a quarter or 5’1 and a quarter.

2. Do you have a hidden talent?

Annoying my dad a lot. It’s fun.

3. What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

Don’t know.

4. What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

Don’t know.

5. What’s your favorite song?

I have a few. Some are:

Flawless by Mercy Me

Be prepared from The Lion King

Touch the Sky from Brave

Don’t Leave Me Alone by Hollyn

6. What’s your favorite social media wedsite?

Youtube, Google, Ronpaulcurriculum.

7. What is your favorite way to spend free time when you’re alone?

Reading, drawing portraits of cartoon characters, and cleaning.

8. What is your favorite junk food?

Rolos, Milky Way, ice cream, Musketeers, and a few others.

9. Do you have any pet/pets? If so, what kind are they and what are their names?

I have a cat. He’s a tabby and his name is Jack after Jack Frost (I couldn’t help it).

10. What is your number one favorite fiction/non-fiction book?

Don’t know.

11. What is your favorite beauty product/tool?

Um… Shampoo and conditioner? I’m learning the make up stuff so that’s all I got.

12. When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

Can’t remember.

13. If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

APPLE JUICE!!

14. What is your favorite movie?

Doctor Strange, Avengers 2, Lion King, Princess Bride, and a few more.

15. What is your favorite lesson in school and why?

Same as Odessa. Lifesaving section.

16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Somewhere out in the country.

17. PC or Mac?

PC.

18. Who’s your favorite celebrity?

Don’t know. Probably Robert Downy Jr. or Chris Pratt.

19. What blogger do you secretly want to meet?

Don’t know.

20. What is your biggest inspiration?

God and family.

21. What is your favorite blog to read?

Don’t have one.

22. What is your favorite high street shop?

Don’t know what that is.

23. Are you in education or do you work?

Still in school.

24. What is something you’re proud of?

Don’t know.

Nominees:

http://PatriciaFairweatherRomero

http://Anne Waldherr

 

English, lesson 175, English course

How the 7th grade English course helped me.

Before taking the course I wasn’t very fond/interested/good at making essays or book reports. Yeah some of them were kinda hard or kinda easy and sometimes in the middle. It has also shown me new words. Some I have already heard of, some that made me think of something Marvel, DC, etc. And it was fun. Bradley Fish is a good teacher. He’s also introduced me to new books. Some I enjoyed to read or have already read like Little Men. And I’m really into mystery so I enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes Short Stories. And it was fun to write stories.

History, lesson 175, Oceania and Southeast Asia

The Siam peninsula and the islands of Southeast Asia developed slower than the Middle East, China, and India. The area did eventually organize into some small countries, including in the islands that eventually became Indonesia. While development of these native countries continued, from the 17-20th centuries Europeans colonized and took over governing much of the region.

Oceania before 1750 AD.

Pacific island colonies; fishermen, farmers, sailors. Comparatively late to be developed. Primitive stone and bone tools; spears and boomerangs for hunting; wooden houses. Diet of kangaroos, grubs, moths, turtle eggs, fruit bats. Ancestor worship.

Even after 1750, the area of Oceania developed relatively slowly. Australia and New Zealand were both colonized by the British in the 1800’s which led to increased investment in the area. France and the Netherlands also joined in colonizing and some of the islands are still under the jurisdiction of these European nations.

As we have gone through this year there have been few developments on the islands in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Soon though, several European nations will establish significant colonies in the region through the mid 29th century. But as it stands in 1750, much of the region remains less civilized and undiscovered by European colonists.

History, lesson 170, William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.

The British joined in the slave trade in the 1500’s. By 1783, the triangular trade route made up about 80% of Britain’s foreign (colonial) income. At its peak, England was the greatest shipper of slaves and supplied French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonies with slave labor.

Wilberforce began his political career in 1780, becoming a member of Parliament for Yorkshire. He was converted to Christianity in 1785, resulting in major lifestyle changes and a search for reform. 2 years later, some anti-slave trade activists sold Wilberforce on their mission and he began to champion the anti-slave cause. The group, which became known as the Testonites, supported and helped Wilberforce in his fight. Despite positive reactions from some, the anti-slavery group went through many struggles in Parliament. Wilberforce’s Christian principles served as the internal fire he needed to keep going.

Olaudah Equiano was a former slave, kidnapped as a child and forced to endure the trip to the New World. While in England he learned to read and write and through much hard work and saving, he bought his freedom. Even as a freeman, he was often mistreated, even being captured again by a different slave trader. He wrote an autobiography that described the trials and triumphs of his life. His book became a bestseller and was translated in many languages. He met with Wilberforce and encouraged him to continue working on the abolishment of slavery.

The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade first met in 1787, but though involved informally Wilberforce did not join until 1791. The group was very successful in raising awareness and support for the movement. One of Wilberforce’s friends, William Pitt, became prime minister and introduced the preparatory motion to Parliament in 1788. Pitt died in 1806, without motion being passed. Wilberforce had fought for many years at this point and had several periods of frustration when he thought of giving up the cause. In 1806, he tries a new tactic, which proved to be the right approach to convincing Parliament. The Foreign Slave Trade Bill was quickly passed in 1806.

Lord Grenville, a supporter of Wilberforce, then introduced a complete abolition bill to the House of Lords, taking on the greatest challenge first. Once passed in the House of Lords, the bill was reintroduced to the House of Commons where it passed 283 votes to 16. The Slave Trade Act was ratified on March 25, 1807, ending slavery in Great Britain.

Lovely Blogger Award

Thank you http://ideagirlblog13 for nominating for my third Lovely Blogger Award. Please check out her website.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  2. Post about the award.
  3. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate (up to) 15 people.
  5. Let your nominees know you’ve nominated them.

7 facts about me:

  1. My name means “victory”.
  2. I was named after a queen.
  3. I look like my mom, no doubt about it.
  4. I really like Marvel and DC. Meanly Marvel.
  5. Sometimes I can a little too safe.
  6. I like the shows Arrow, Flashand Supergirl. I have yet to watch Legends of tomorrow.
  7. I’m a night owl like my dad.

My nominees:

  1. http://Odessa
  2. http://PatriciaFairweatherRomero
  3. http://photographer1234
  4. http://LipstickforLunch
  5. http://Jarhead Survival