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3. State the difference between simple and a labored style. Illustrate.

4. Define argument, presumption, personification, enthymeme.

5. What is rhythm? Upon what does it depend? Give difference in prose and poetry as to rhythm.

6. Define iambic pentameter. Why is it that blank verse is mostly written in this form? Name some literary compositions as an example.

7. What are the objectionable effects of punning upon the mind? What are the dangers of wit? What are the advantages of wit?

8. Give the difference between purity and propriety of diction.

American Commonwealth? To a Skylark? Utopia? The Last Rose of Summer? The Great Stone Face? The Birds' Christmas Carol? The Holy Grail? L'Allegro and I'll Penseroso?

9. Who wrote the following: "From scenes like these old Scotia's

grandeur springs." “He prayeth best who loveth best.” “I come to bury Cæsar, not to praise


(Select any ten questions.)

1. Give a general outline of the history of literature in England prior to the time of Chaucer.

2. Give an outline of one of Shakespeare's dramas.

3. Describe the main characteristics of the literary style of Sir Francis Bacon, John Milton and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

him." "I11 jares the land to hastening ills a

prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men

decay.” "Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart

pregnant with celestial fire."


10. Compare Emerson and Poe as men and writers.

11. Compare the lives and writings of Wordsworth and Bryant.



4. Indicate the times and countries about which these historians wrote: Edward Gibbon, T. B. Macaulay, Thomas Carlyle, George Grote, John Richard Green, and James Anthony Froude.

5. Describe the main characteristics of these works of fiction: The Vicar of Wakefield, The House of Seven Gables, The Last of the Mohicans, and Silas Marner.

0 Give a general description of The Sir Roger De Coverley Papers and Tennyson's Princess.

7. What were the relations between Samuel Johnson and Boswell? Describe them as men and writers.

8. Who wrote The Light of Asia? Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush? The

1. Give common name, genus, species and family of ten plants.

2. How many plants have you an alyzed?

3. Show that mice and men live largely on the same part of plants. 1. Draw pictures of the seeds that now stick to

your clothing should you walk up the banks of a stream.

5. Describe the work of plants in making soil.

6. Name a monocotyl, a dycotyl, an exogen, an endogen, and a cryptogam.

7. Name a biennial, a deciduous tree, an exotic, an aquatic, and a dioecious. plant.

8. Draw a two-inch diagram of a pistil, and explain how it is fertilized.

9. Is a sponge a plant or an animal? Why?

10. Draw a plan for a herbarium sheet (on a small scale).

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ZOOLOGY 1. To what other branches of natural sciences is Zoology closely related? Define Biology.

2. What conclusions may we draw from the study of fossil remains in the earlier geological epochs?

3. Name the most celebrated authorities on the subject of Zoology.

4. Who was Cuvier? Darwin?

5. Discuss the topic - Lower forms of Animal Life.

6. Classify the animal kingdom, and name representatives of each class.

7. Define the terms: Diatom, embryo, cell, arachnid, amphibian.

GEOMETRY. 1. A perpendicular let fall from a right-angled triangle upon the hypotenuse is a mean proportional between the segments of the hypotenuse; and either side of the original triangle is a mean proportional between the whole hypotenuse and the adjacent segment.

2. If the side of an equilateral triangle is m., find the altitude and the


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3. Construct a triangle equivalent to an irregular pentagon.

4. The square inscribed in a circle is to the square inscribed in a semi-circle as 2 is to 5.

5. A tangent to two circles tangent to each other is a mean proportional between their diameters.

6. One acute angle of a right-angled triangle is times the other. How many degrees in each?

7. The radius of a circle being 1, prove that the side of a regular inscribed octagon is 2-V2; the apothem

2 12-12 and the area



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GEOGRAPHY. 1. Compare the topography of the old Northwest Territory with that of France. Compare the two in area, climate, latitude.

2. Show how physical features and climatic influences modify industrial de velopment and race characteristics.

3. Show how the study of geography involves almost every branch of natural science.

4. What do you understand by a "production" map.

How would you make one? What of its value as an aid to study?

5. What is the elevation of the sun at noon to-day in this latitude? On the Arctic Circle? On the Antarctic? At each of the tropics?

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m2 126 - 8 m n: - 16. 4. If the length of a lot were increased 8 feet, and the width 2 feet, the area would be 655 feet more. If the width were increased 8 feet, and the length 2 feet, the area would be 776 feet more. Find the original area.

5. Develop the formula for S in an Arithmetical Progression, and state the formula for S in a Geometric Progression.

6. Show that a minus quantity mul-* tiplied by a minus quantity gives the result plus. Also, that the zero power of a quantity equals 1.

5. Give a general summary of the educational principles of permanent value announced by Comenius.

6. According to Pestalozzi, what is the main object of the school? The true function of education? His fundamental ideas of moral and religious education? The personal experience of the learner in the process of instruction? The causes of inattention in pupils?

Name five persons who, by their work or writings, have been leaders in working out and spreading the principles of Froebel.

8. Explain Froebel's theory of selfactivity and development.

9. Name the leading influences that have grown out of tlie ideas of Froebel.

10. State brieây Herbert Spencer's views of the relative value of these branches of knowledge: The classics; the useful sciences; history; the literature of the English language; poetry and the fine arts.

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5. Find x and y in each problem. 8. A and B run a race of 300 yards. The first heat, A gives B a start of 40 yards, and beats him by 2 seconds; the second heat, A gives B a start of 16 seconds, and is beaten by 36 yards. How many yards can each run in a second?

GENERAL HISTORY. 1. Give the main facts regarding the Punic wars.



1. State the essential characteristics of the education of the ancient Athenians.

2. Indicate the main characteristics of ancient Roman education. Name the three most prominent Roman writers on education.

3. When and where did Alcuin live? Aristotle? Rousseau? Loyola? Comenius? Montaigne? John Locke? Pestalozzi? Socrates? Froebel?

4. State the views of Rousseau on these points: (a) Early education. (b) Child study. (c) The cultivation of the senses. (d) The study of nature. (e) Self-teaching

2. What were the leading differences between the Athenians and the Spartans?

3. Name the greatest ruler of Russia, of England and of Spain. Give reasons for your choice in each instance. 4. For what

the following named persons famous: Demosthenes, Alexander the Great, Nero, Cleopatra, Hannibal?

5. At what time did Charlemagne live? What was the extent of his empire? What was his purpose in waging wars?

6. What was Feudalism? Where did it exist ?

7. Name the English queens, and give the times of their reigns.

8. Give the causes which led to the French revolution.

9. What European governments have the horizontal angles made with a dispossessions at the present time in Af- tant church are taken 88° 19' and 89° 40'. rica? Of what benefits to them are Find the distances from church to stathese possessions?

tions. 10. What wars have been carried on

GRAMMAR in 1897?

1. What are some of the common ASTRONOMY.

defects in teaching language?

2. 1. Locate in a general way the fol

What improvements have been lowing: Great Bear, Little Bear, North

suggested by the various comınittees of

the N. E. A. in recent years? Star, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion. 2. Account for the precession of the

3. Discuss briefly the topic: Sources equinoxes.

of our English Speech.

4. Who are some of the great au3. What must be known in order to locate a star?

thorities on the origin and development 4. Name all the kinds of tides, and

of English?

5. Name the tests to be applied to account for spring tides. 5. Was the earth ever all atmos

any literary composition.

6. phere? Will it ever have no atmos

How are participles formed and phere?

governed? 6. Account for the “Chinook” winds.

7. Give a brief grammatical analysis 7. My room is full of dust: Enum

of the first stanza of America.

8. erate 15 or more possible sources of

Why is the case of a noun much that dust. "No dust no clouds." Why?

more important than its other proper8. Toward what is the sun moving?

ties in determining what one's real 9. Why is it "black as night” to the

knowledge of the sentence is? aeronaut seven miles high?

9. Give a complete synopsis of write 10. What do you know about the

in the passive voice. zodiac?

10. Construe the italicized words in TRIGONOMETRY.

the stanzas below. Give the sense of

each in your own words. Name the au1. Define polar triangles, logarithm. thor of the second, and the occasion of How is a logarithm determined? its being written

2. When the three sides of a triangle "What hand and brain went are given, form the equations by which

paired? the three angles are found?

What heart alike conceived and dared? 3. Prove that the co-tangents of the What act proved all its thought had two sides are to each other as the co

been? sines of the segments of the angle.

What will but felt the fleshy screen?” 4. Give the six cases presented for

- ROBERT BROWNING. the solution of oblique spherical tri- New occasions teach new duties; angles.

Time makes ancient good uncouth; 5. In an oblique angled triangle

They must upward still, and onward, given A B 2163, B C 1672, and the angle · Who would keep abreast of Truth; C 112° 18' 22”, to find the other parts. Lo, before us gleam her campfires!

6. In a right angled spherical tri- We ourselves must pilgrims be, angle A B C, given A B 121° 26' 25" Launch our Mayflower and steer boldly and the angle C'111° 14' 37", to find Through the desperate winter sea, the other parts.

Nor attempt the future's portal, 7. From two stations 300 feet apart, With the Past's blood-rusted key."


CHEMISTRY. 1. What metal is found in salt, clay, wood ashes? How is silver chloride produced?

2. Illustrate what is meant by the atomic weight of an element. How many pounds of O in sixty pounds of water?

3. Define oxidizing agent. Reducing agent. Give illustrations.

4. Explain Marsh's arsenic test, and the test for carbonic acid.

5. What do the following synıbols represent: H2 SO4, HF, C S2, C A F2, MgSO4 + 7 H: 0.

6. What are the alkaloids? What simple inorganic compound do they resemble? What is the source of quinine? Cocaine? Nicotine? Morphine?

7. What is meant by the valence of an element? Define anæsthetic.

8. What reaction takes place when carbon dioxide and lime-water brought together? Give the equation.

9. How are potassium salts distinguished from sodium?

10. How is, cast iron converted into wrought iron?

legiones existimabat, quod praeterea navium longarum habebat, quaestori, legatis praefectisque distribuit."

Give the construction of concilio, opportune, quibus adductis, transportandas and all the infinitives.

Give the principal parts of moratur, fecissent, accidisse and recepit.

Decline parte and bellum.

Give the reason for the case of navium, of temporis, of consuetudinis and Britanniae.

Write the following sentences in Latin:

(a) A very high mountain overhung, so that a very few could easily stop them.

(b) The Aedui thanked Cæsar because he had delivered them from danger.

(c) Having learned these things, he. sends forward scouts and centurions to choose a convenient place for the camp. Translate: “Defessi. Aeneadae, quae proxima

litora, cursu contendunt petere, et Libyae ver

tuntur ad oras. Est in secessu longo locus: insula

portum efficit obiectu laterum, quibus omnis

ab alto frangitur inque sinus scindit sese

unda reductos.”



Translate — “Dum in his locis Cæsar navium parandarum causa moratur, ex magna parte Morinorum ad eum legati venerunt, qui se de superioris temporis consilio excusarent, quod homines barbari et nostrae consuetudinis imperiti bellum populo Romano fecissent, seque ea, quae imperasset, facturos pollicerentur. Hoc sibi Cæsar satis opportune accidisse arbitratus, quod neque post tergum hostem relinquere volebat, neque belli gerendi propter anni tempus facultatem habebat, neque has tantularum rerum occupationes Britanniae anteponendas iudicabat, magnum iis numerum obsidum imperat. Quibus adductis, eos in fidem recepit. Navibus circiter octoginta onerariis contractisque, quot satis esse ad duas transportandas

SCIENCE OF EDUCATION. 1. Make an outline of the conditions of good school government.

2. Make an outline of the arguments for and against the prize system in education.

3. State the relative value of love and fear as incentives. What rules should be observed in their use?

4. State the ends of school punishments; their true characteristics. Name the kinds of punishments that are improper or of doubtful propriety.

5. Define gymnastics. · What the true aim of gymnastics? Make a gen

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