Contest Areas

Guidelines
Accounting (Bookkeeping) #02

The accounting exam will be objective in nature covering the basic concepts and principles of accounting, including accounting for both service enterprises and merchandise enterprises. Some of the specific topics include journal entries (including adjusting, closing, reversing), posting procedures, financial statements, and terminology. Materials required are pencils and an eraser. Calculators may be used.

Agriculture I #30
This is a test for sophomores in agriculture. Various aspects of soil science, plant science, animal science (beef, swine, sheep, and horse), farm management and other relevant subject areas will be included. A calculator will be needed.

Agriculture II #33
Designed for seniors studying agriculture, this test is a comprehensive examination of the student's knowledge of fundamental and applied aspects of agriculture and agribusiness. Areas of animal science, plant science, soil science, and business will be covered. Calculators will be needed.

Algebra I #14
This test could be considered a typical end-of-year exam for an Algebra I course. This is a multiple choice test. Appropriate weight is given both to fundamental concepts that are basic to traditional algebra instruction and to the newer approaches, language and content. Some of the specific topics included are operations with polynomials, equations (linear, quadratic, systems, etc.), inequalities, factoring, basic properties and principles of the real numbers, verbal problems, graphing and absolute value. Calculators may be used, but no advanced scientific calculators with graphics windows will be permitted.

Algebra II #15
This test could be considered a typical end-of-year test for an Algebra I course, (multiple choice questions). Some of the specific topics included are operations on polynomials, factoring, exponents, roots and radicals, solving equations (linear, quadratic, systems, etc.), absolute value, functions, logarithms, determinants, complex numbers and verbal problems. Calculators may be used, but no advanced scientific calculators with graphics windows will be permitted.

American History #25
This exam will cover all periods and areas of American History. It is purely objective exam, completion, multiple choice, true-false questions. Each student will have an opportunity to answer one tie-breaking question in case there is an identical score. (This answer is not mandatory.)

Art #01
Any student in grades 9-12 (not necessarily enrolled in art classes) is eligible for the contest. The test consists of visual analysis and multiple choice questions pertaining to the elements of art and principles of design.

Biology I #20

This contest will consist of 100 multiple choice questions. These will attempt to cover all phases of general high school biology. Major areas emphasized in the contest examination will be as follows: (1) protoplasmic organization: organic and inorganic compounds; (2) general cellular structure; (3) cellular metabolism: respiration and photosynthesis; (4) basic Mundelein genetics; (5) ecological concepts: food chains, energy flow and biomes; (6) plant structure and diversity; (7) animal structure and diversity; and (8) basic human anatomy and physiology: major systems and organs.

Chemistry I #19
Must be enrolled in Chemistry I not Chemistry II. The test will be composed of 50 multiple choice questions. Topics covered include: general introductory concepts, equations, mole concepts, balancing equations, stoichiometry, oxidation states, solutions and concentrations, nomenclature, gases, atomic structure through wave mechanical, bonding, rates of reaction, equilibrium, acid-base, and oxidation reduction. This is meant to give a good general idea of the areas covered on this exam. Non-graphing calculators are allowed.

Computer Science #03
Areas emphasized in the examination will be as follows: (1) the fundamental components and operational capabilities of a computer system; (2) the principles of operation and methods of data storage of various hardware devices; (3) the various categories of software; (4) the general function of microcomputer productivity software tools; (5) the principles and use of various program design techniques; and (6) the terminology and concepts associated with programming languages. There will be no programming exercises. Students will need only a pencil.

Economics #04

The economics exam will be an objective examination covering the basic concepts and principles of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Some of the specific topics include economic markets, supply and demand, the Federal Reserve System, money and banking, and inflation. Calculators may be used.

English I #08
This is an objective test in three areas: grammar and usage, interpretation of literary selections, and recognition of word meanings. All test materials will be supplied by the college.

English II #09

This is an objective test in the following areas: composition, grammar and usage, diction, punctuation, and spelling. All test materials will be supplied by the college.

English III #10
This is an objective test in the following areas: grammar and usage, reading comprehension (poetry and prose), recognition of kinds of sentences, and vocabulary. All test materials will be supplied by the college.

English IV #11
This is an objective test in three areas: grammar and usage, reading comprehension (poetry and prose), recognition of kinds of sentences, and vocabulary. All test materials will be supplied by the college.

French I #12

This is a written test that is designed to measure aural comprehension, reading comprehension, and understanding of grammatical concepts. It is objective in format, with a short dictation exercises to be used as a tiebreaker. Native speakers of French are ineligible.

Math Analysis #16
This test is designed to measure a student's mastery of pre-calculus mathematics. Topics are included from algebra (approximately 55% of the test), trigonometry (25%), and analytic geometry (20%). Some of the specific topics included are matrices, the binomial theorem, complex numbers, logarithms, exponentials, conic sections, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities. Calculators may be used, but no advanced scientific calculators with graphics windows will be permitted.

Nutritional Science #28
The home science contest will cover foods, nutrition, and meal management. There will be approximately 100 questions over the basic food groups, nutritional terms, vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats, cooking principles, the principles of table setting, and serving properly.

Oklahoma History #26
This test is objective in format. It includes 50 multiple choice questions with four alternative responses for each question. One essay question is developed shortly before the contest for tie-breaker purposes. This examination is quite thorough, and every effort is made to ensure a complete overview of Oklahoma History. Questions about the pre-history and early exploration of the region are included, but the test is mainly directed toward events, people, and conditions since the Louisiana Purchase. Students will need to bring only a pen or pencil.

Photography #36
Any student in grades 9-12 (not necessarily enrolled in photography classes) is eligible for the contest. This contest will consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The test will attempt to cover all phases of basic photography based on adjustable 35mm camera practice. Major areas emphasized in the contest will be: (1) basic exposure, which will include an understanding of the apertures and shutter speeds, light metering, and practical application; (2) basic composition guidelines; (3) basic light and lighting, which will include an elementary understanding of light theory and basic lighting equipment such as camera mounted flash units; (4) general photographic equipment, materials and processes, especially the black and white processes; and (5) presentation of photographs.

Physical Science #21
The physical science test is based on textbooks used in area schools for the ninth grade level general physical science course. Questions are all made directly from these texts. There will be 70 multiple choice questions. Ties are broken by looking at pre-selected questions. Examples of subject matter on the test include the following: matter, density, mass and weight, heat and temperature, periodic tables, balancing equations, atomic structure, metric system, types of reactions, electricity and electrostatics, chemical and physical properties, light and sound waves, organic chemistry, ionization, oxidation states, radiation, work force, energy, acceleration, inertia, gases, and batteries. This is not meant to be a list of all subject matter but gives a good idea of the areas covered. No calculators.

Physics #22

The physics test will consist primarily of problems in five fundamental areas of physics: (1) mechanics (kinematics, Newton's Laws, energy, momentum, conservation laws, etc.), (2) wave motion, (3) thermodynamics, (4) electromagnetism (circuits, electric and magnetic fields, potential, etc.), and (5) light and optics. Some knowledge of physical units, especially metric units, will be needed. The test will be multiple choice. Students will also be required to show mastery in problem solving. Numbers used will be such that no calculators will be needed, but they are allowed.

Plane Geometry #17
This test could be considered a typical end-of-year exam for a plane geometry course. Some of the specific topics included are points, lines, rays, segments and planes, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, circles and spheres, parallels and perpendiculars, similarity, congruence, coordinate geometry, non-geometric deductive reasoning. Some of the process involved are informal drawings, verbal problem construction, and formal proof. Calculators may be used, but no advanced scientific calculators with graphics windows will be permitted.

Presentation Tools (PowerPoint) #9
The exam will include 50 multiple choice questions covering basic concepts of PowerPoint presentations.

Spanish I #13
This is a written test that is designed to measure aural comprehension, reading comprehension, and understanding of grammatical concepts. It is objective in format, with a short dictation exercise to be used as a tiebreaker. Native speakers of Spanish are ineligible.

Trigonometry #18
This test could be considered a typical end-of-year exam for a trigonometry course. (Calculators may NOT be used.) Some of the specific topics included are basic definitions, circular functions, basic identities, radian measure, graphs, and properties of the trigonometric functions.

Word Processing #07
The exam will include 50 multiple choice questions covering basic concepts of word processing.

World Geography #34
The contest is designed for the student whose study of the world has given him/her and understanding of spatial, historical, regional, and economical geography. Maps will be included. One essay question will be used as a tie breaker.

World History #27
The contest encompasses all areas of history. The test includes multiple choice and true-false questions. Each student will have an opportunity to answer a tie-breaking question in case of identical scores on the exam.