Study Skills Final Exam

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By now you have finished reading Study Skills for Teenagers and should have completed all eight study guides. This is the final exam that will evaluate how much of the content you have absorbed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Before you begin this exam, list the three most important things you have learned while reading this text.
  • 2. 
    Now pick two and explain how you have used this knowledge in the classroom or while studying.
  • 3. 
    Select one of the following quotes, and write a paragraph explaining whether you agree or disagree with the quote, and why.    1. "They know enough who know how to learn." ~ Henry Adams    2. "Memory is the primary and fundamental power, without which, there could be no other intellectual operation."            ~ Samuel Johnson    3. "A great many people think that they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." ~ William James    4. "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." ~ Joseph Addison and Richard Steele.
  • 4. 
    Of all of the great figures profiled in this book, whose story was most inspiring to you? If you had to guess, what do you think this leader's learning style was/is?
  • 5. 
    List five of the terms you should watch for and explain what kind of information each is asking you to write about. 
  • 6. 
    What would your life look like without goals?
  • 7. 
    If you could start your own book club, what kinds of books would you read? Give a few examples.
  • 8. 
    What was the final piece for you that made your learning style become clear? When did you discover your learning style?
  • 9. 
    Challenge yourself to keep a notebook on a subject that you are interested in for a week. What topic will you write about?
  • 10. 
    What is one problem you have identified in your own community? What are two things you can do right now to make this problem better?
  • 11. 
    If nothing else, this book is about setting goals. List three goals you have for yourself. The first should be a short-term goal, the second, a medium-term goal, and the third, a long-term goal.
  • 12. 
    Albert Einstein... (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Was originally believed to be mentally disabled.

    • B. 

      Got into the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology on his first try.

    • C. 

      Won a Nobel Prize.

    • D. 

      Worked as a patent examiner after he obtained his doctorate.

  • 13. 
    George Washington Carver's great success most likely stemmed from...
    • A. 

      His cultivation of the peanut.

    • B. 

      His insatiable curiosity.

    • C. 

      His work for Booker T. Washington.

    • D. 

      His degree in agriculture.

  • 14. 
    Cesar Chavez... (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Was of Colombian descent.

    • B. 

      Organized migrant workers.

    • C. 

      Was the first in his family to graduate from high school.

    • D. 

      Used nonviolent methods.

  • 15. 
    Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime-minister of _______________ and was passionate about heath, social welfare and education.
    • A. 

      Nepal

    • B. 

      Afghanistan

    • C. 

      Pakistan

    • D. 

      India

  • 16. 
    Lance Armstrong has faced many setbacks in his life, including... (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Advanced cancer.

    • B. 

      Almost failing high school.

    • C. 

      Extreme poverty.

    • D. 

      Multiple chances to appear in the Tour de France.

  • 17. 
    The Francis Scott Fitzgerald profiled in the book is best known for...
    • A. 

      Writing the national anthem.

    • B. 

      His novel, The Great Gatsby.

    • C. 

      The plays he put on at Princeton.

    • D. 

      His book of poetry, This Side of Paradise.

  • 18. 
    Helen Keller was...
    • A. 

      A recluse who stayed in the United States her entire life.

    • B. 

      Able to see for the first three years of her childhood.

    • C. 

      Educated by a woman named Annie Thompson.

    • D. 

      The first deaf and blind student to earn a college degree.

  • 19. 
    The more terms there are, the more questions you must answer in a(n) _____________ test.
  • 20. 
    Celebrities like ________________ are strong advocates of book clubs.
  • 21. 
    Figuring out your learning style is like putting together a _____________________.
  • 22. 
    As a note-taker, the only two tools you need are _____________________.
  • 23. 
    The world desperately needs ______________ to help solve world problems and make people leave better.
  • 24. 
    Without goals, people playing sports would lose sight of how to win, and the game would be _____________.
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