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Study Guide

 

ATTENTION!

Attached you will find a list of all the topics that will be covered at meets. There is no "good" way to study because there are thousands of questions that can be asked at random, however Googling these topics in each domain might be the best way to practice.

When you check out books, be sure and check out books that would fall under the categories listed in the Language Arts section of this study guide.

Always be listening to what is going on in the world, stay current on events that are happening.

Also, we’ve noticed in the past that most of the time, the questions about famous composers, artists, and musicians are rarely answered. A good strategy might be for us to study those topics closely in hopes that we will know the answers when no one else does!

Elementary Mathematics

Mathematics questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Mathematics Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.

1. Properties of Real Numbers: Whole Numbers, Fractions, Mixed Numbers, Decimals

2. Computation of Whole Numbers

3. Computation of Fractions, Mixed Numbers

4. Computation of Decimals

5. Estimation

6. Measurement: U.S. Customary and Metric Units, Money, Time and Temperature

7. Perimeter, Area and Volume of Geometric Figures

 

8. Symmetry, Congruence, and Similar Figures

9. Probability/Statistics

10. Number Patterns

11. Pre-algebra

12. Ratio, Proportion, Percents

13. Data Collection, Organization, Description, and Interpretation (Written Assessment only)

Elementary Science

Science questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Science Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.

1. Properties of Objects and Materials

2. Position and Motion of objects

3. Light, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism

4. Earth Science: Rocks, Soil, Minerals, Fossils

5. Earth Science: Subsystems (Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Water Cycle, Weather, Climate, Seasons)

6. Solar System: Planets, Sun, Observable Patterns of Movement and Shapes

7. Organisms: Cells, Simple Organisms, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships

8. Organisms: Plants, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships

9. Organisms: Invertebrates, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships

10. Organisms: Vertebrates, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships

11. Human Body Systems, Personal and Community Health

12. Scientific Inquiry, Science and Technology, Relationships, Scientific Tools, Types of Scientists

13. Famous Scientists and Pioneers: Including Newton, Einstein, Galileo, Marie Curie, Nightingale, Goodall, Elizabeth Blackwell, Benjamin Franklin, Carver, Salk, Pasteur, Jenner, Rachel Carson, Nobel, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride

Elementary Social Studies

Social Studies questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Social Studies Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.

1. Kentucky Geography

2. Kentucky History

3. United States Geography: Physical Characteristics and Map Skills

4. United States Geography: Human Characteristics – Populations and Interaction with the Environment

5. Early U.S. Cultures – Emphasis on English, Spanish, French, West African

6. United States History: Beginnings to Revolution for Independence

7. United States History: Revolutionary War to 1865

8. United States History: Reconstruction to Present

9. Government: Local, State, and National

10. Citizenship: Rights and Responsibilities

11. Basic Economic Principles

12. United States Symbols, Slogans, Landmarks, Documents

13. People and Events from 2010 to the present

Elementary Language Arts

Language Arts questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Language Arts Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.

1. Newbery Medal Winners, 1990 to present

2. Caldecott Medal Winners, 1990 to present

3. Famous Poetry and Poets (emphasis on Children’s Poetry); Poetic forms

4. Classic Literature: 2013 emphasis on Virginia Hamilton, Roald Dahl, Madeleine L’Engle, Lois Lowry, Louisa May Alcott

5. Literature Genres, Terms and Devices

6. Characters in Fables, Folklore, Tall Tales, Legends – Emphasis on American

7. Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, Famous Speeches

8. Vocabulary: Words with Multiple Meanings, Roots, Affixes and Their Effects upon Meaning

9. Vocabulary: Word Usage, Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones, Homonyms, Compound Words

 

10. Grammar: Punctuation, Capitalization, and for Written Assessment only: Special Type such as Boldface, Italics, etc.

11. Grammar: Parts of Speech and Their Functions, (including Subject, Direct and Indirect Objects, Gerunds, Appositives, Predicate and Predicate Nominatives)

12. Types of Sentences, Clauses, Phrases

13. Spelling

Elementary Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities questions make up one-fifth of each Quick Recall round. The Arts and Humanities Written Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.

1. Elements of Music: Rhythm, timbre, melody, tempo, harmony, dynamics, etc

2. Purposes and Styles of Music including Historical and Cultural Aspects

3. Musical Instruments and Families

4. Famous Composers and Their Best Known Works – Emphasis on Gershwin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Copland, Beethoven, Bach, Handel

5. Elements of Dance, Types of dance, and Appropriate Dance Wear

6. Dancers and Choreographers

7. Drama: Elements, Production, and Performance, Age-appropriate Broadway Plays

8. Visual Arts: Elements, Principles of Design, Media, Processes

9. Visual Arts: Purposes, Styles, Subjects Matters, Historical Aspects

10. Famous Artists and Their Best Known Works – Emphasis on Leonardo, Wood, Remington, Warhol, Degas, Botticelli

11. Cultures: West African, Native American, American Folk, Colonial American dance, drama, visual art, and music

12. Cultural Icons 1990-present

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