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at 6 per cent, paying $57.50. What was the price of the land per acre?

2. How many acres are there in a square tract of land containing as many acres as there are boards in the fence inclosing it, if the boards are 11 feet long, and the fence 4 boards high?

3. A borrows a sum of money at 4 per cent per annum, and pays the interest at the end of the year. He lends it out at the rate of 5 per cent per annum and receives the interest half yearly. By this means he gains $100 a year. How much does he borrow?

4. A man has a square lawn containing of an acre; he makes a gravel walk around it which occupies

of the whole lawn. What is the width of the walk?

5. What is the perimeter of a rhombus, one diagonal being 10 rds., and the area 86.601?

6. At what time between 5 and 6 o'clock is the minute hand midway between 12 and the hour hand?

7. What must gold sell for that an investment in 5-20's at 120 may yield 3 per cent interest on the income?

8. A man agreed to work a year for a horse and $180. At the end of the fifth month, by equitable settlement, he received the horse and $5. What was the value of the horse?


1. Name and describe the various classes of colonial governments in America. Name the colonies of each class.

2. (a) Who was president of the Federal Convention? (b) Who the authors of the Federalist? (c) Who was the first Chief Justice under the Constitution? (d) What Chief Justice of the U. S. served longest? (e) Who is now the oldest member of the Supreme Court of the United States?

3. Distinguish between the terms

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1. What have you read on this subject?

2. Give and define the three usual divisions of this branch.

3. Distinguish the doctrine of Herbart from that of Kant.

4. Give substance of Weber's and Fechner's Law.

5. A new-born babe may have a pure sensation; an adult, hardly. Explain. 6. How does presentative pain differ from representative pain? Give your opinion of the following: Expressing a passion gives relief. Refuse to express a passion and it dies.

7. Name the "Categories" and their peculiarities.

8. Do sensation and feeling accompany willing? Explain.

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1. Show that the heart does not have "perpetual motion."

2. Why are the intestines so much longer than the body?

3. How and why are the ribs elevated and the diaphragm lowered in breathing?

4. What is the theory of light?

5. Give function of semicircular canals.

6. Give one example of muscular sensibility and one of general.

7. Give name and source of minerals found in the body.

8. Trace a particle of food from bread to tissue.

9. Show that the stomach is often no more the cause of indigestion than the big toe is of gout.

10. Speak of the use and abuse of stimulants and narcotics.


1. Give arguments for and against the revised spelling.

2. Illustrate the vowel sounds. (Use words, marking vowels.)

3. Abbreviate: The same, that is, painted, next month, and for example. 4. Indicate pronunciation: Attache, comparable, confidant, cortege, and ex


5. Spell: Allegheny, Chesapeake, Hawaii, Jamaca, and Niagara.


1. Should spelling be taught as a part of reading? Why?

2. What special faults in reading have you observed?

3. Give your views of concert read


4. How should punctuation be taught in connection with reading?

5. What is the value in reading of distinct articulation?

6. What is the value of reading aloud to pupils? What its dangers? 7. How much reading material should pupils have for use?

8. How may the school library be utilized as a help in teaching reading?


1. A boat in a river displaces 8,000 cubic feet of water; on reaching the ocean it rises so as to displace only 7,800 cubic feet; find the specific gravity of sea water and the weight of the boat.

2. Why is it easier to lift a body by means of a movable pulley than by a fixed pulley? Give the law of equilibrium in case of a movable pulley.

3. To what principles is capillary action due? Give the difference between the terms solution and saturated. Give an illustration of the adhesion of gases to liquids.

4. Draw a figure and explain a turbine.

5. What would be the height of a sulphuric acid barometer (specific gravity of sulphuric acid 1.85) when the mercurial barometer stands 29.35


6. Explain the process of obtaining the Roentgen rays (X rays). What are some of the most recent discoveries made by their use?

7. What is meant by polarized light? Name any practical application of it.

8. How much ice at 32° is required to cool 10 pounds of mercury at 300° to the freezing point of water?


Give examples synecdoche, epigram, antithesis.

2. Define sublimity, and give five of the qualities which produce emotion.

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(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.

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.

6 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

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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 development 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? each of the tropics?


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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 multiplied by a minus quantity gives the result plus. Also, that the zero power of a quantity equals 1.

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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.

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?

7. 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 the ideas of Froebel.

10. State briefly 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.


1. Give the main facts regarding the Punic wars.

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 were 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.

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