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3. State the difference between a 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

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

prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men

decay." "Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with

celestial fire."

10. Compare Emerson and Poe as men and writers.


(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.

(i 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

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


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

2. How many plants have you analyzed?

3. Show that mice and men live largely on the same part of plants.

4. Draw pictures of the seeds that would 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).

GEOLOGY. 1. State briefly the main points of modern evolution. Name several of the great exponents of the theory.

2. Discuss briefly the great Ice Age.

3. Describe the conditions existing during the coal period.

4. Name in order the eras or ages of geologic history.

5. Mention a predominating feature or organism of each age.

6. Show by drawings the relative positions of the earth, sun and moon at each of the moon's phases.

7. Show how geography and history are closely related. Geography and nature study.

8. Name and locate the most advantageously situated fertile plain of great extent upon the globe. Give reasons for your answer.

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


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 1 2 - y2; the apothem

2 V vi and the area




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?


1. a-2 4-1a-* +1-=?

2a-}- 4a-3-6a-la+2a1 - 3a =? 2. Raise 2013 3n2 to the fourth power by the Binominal theorem. Indicate enough of the work to show that you understand the principles of the theorem.


41 x

3. Factor (a? + a-4)? — 4;

5. Give a general summary of the 38 – x2 - x +1;

educational principles of permanent x+- (x – 6)2;

value announced by Comenius. a2

6. According to Pestalozzi, what is - 10a + 100; 4

the main object of the school? The m2 n6 - 8 m ns — 16.

true function of education? His funda4. If the length of a lot were in- mental ideas of moral and religious edcreased 8 feet, and the width 2 feet, the ucation? The personal experience of area would be 655 feet more. If the the learner in the process of instrucwidth were increased 8 feet, and the tion? The causes of inattention in pulength 2 feet, the area would be 776 feet pils? Find the original area.

7. Name five persons who, by their 5. Develop the formula for S in an work or writings, have been leaders in Arithmetical Progression, and state the working out and spreading the prinformula for S in a Geometric Progres- ciples of Froebel. sion.

8. Explain Froebel's theory of self6. Show that a minus quantity mul-' activity and development. tiplied by a minus quantity gives the 9. Name the leading influences that result plus. Also, that the zero power have grown out of the ideas of Froebel. of a quantity equals 1.

10. State briefly Herbert Spencer's

views of the relative value of these 7. (1) 23 — =7a3 (2)


= 33 1

branches of knowledge: The classics; Vy

the useful sciences; history; the literaX — V=a.

y 5.

ture of the English language; poetry Find x and y in each problem.

and the fine arts. 8. A and B run a race of 300 yards. The first heat, A gives B a start of 40

GENERAL HISTORY. yards, and beats him by 2 seconds; the second heat, A gives B a start of 16 sec

1. Give the main facts regarding the

Punic wars. onds, and is beaten by 36 yards. How many yards can each run in a second?

2. What were the leading differences

between the Athenians and the SparHISTORY OF EDUCATION.


3. Name the greatest ruler of Rus1. State the essential characteristics sia, of England and of Spain. Give reaof the education of the ancient Athen- sons for your choice in each instance. ians.

4. For what the following 2. Indicate the main characteristics named persons famous: Demosthenes, of ancient Roman education. Name Alexander the Great, Nero, Cleopatra, the three most prominent Roman Hannibal? writers on education.

5. At what time did Charlemagne 3. When and where did Alcuin live? live? What was the extent of his emAristotle? Rousseau? Loyola?

Loyola? Co- pire? What was his purpose in waging menius? Montaigne? John Locke? wars? Pestalozzi? Socrates ? Froebel?

6. What was Feudalism? Where did 4. State the views of Rousseau on it exist? these points: (a) Early education. (6) 7. Name the English queens, and Child study. (c) The cultivation of the give the times of their reigns. senses. (d) The study of nature. (e) 8. Give the causes which led to the Self-teaching.

French revolution.


9. What European governments have possessions at the present time in Africa? Of what benefits to them are these possessions?

10. What wars have been carried on in 1897?

ASTRONOMY. 1. Locate in a general way the following: Great Bear, Little Bear, North Star, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion.

2. Account for the precession of the equinoxes.

3. What must be known in order to locate a star?

4. Name all the kinds of tides, and account for spring tides.

5. Was the earth ever all atmosphere? Will it ever have no atmosphere? 6. Account for the “Chinook” winds.

7. My room is full of dust: Enumerate 15 or more possible sources of that dust. "No dust no clouds." Why? 8. Toward what is the sun moving?

9. Why is it "black as night” to the aeronaut seven miles high?

10. What do you know about the zodiac?


the horizontal angles made with a distant church are taken 88° 19' and 89° 40'. Find the distances from church to stations.

GRAMMAR. 1. What are some of the common defects in teaching language?

2. What improvements have been suggested by the various committees of the N. E. A. in recent years?

3. Discuss briefly the topic: Sources of our English Speech.

4. Who are some of the great authorities on the origin and development of English?

5. Name the tests to be applied to any literary composition.

6. How are participles formed and governed?

7. Give a brief grammatical analysis of the first stanza of America.

8. Why is the case of a noun much more important than its other properties in determining what one's real knowledge of the sentence is?

9. Give a complete synopsis of write in the passive voice.

10. Construe the italicized words in the stanzas below. Give the sense of each in your own words. Name the author of the second, and the occasion of its being written "What hand and brain went

paired? What heart alike conceived and dared? What act proved all its thought had

been? What will but felt the fleshy screen?”

- ROBERT BROWNING. "New occasions teach new duties;

Time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still, and onward,

Who would keep abreast of Truth; Lo, before us gleam her campfires!

We ourselves must pilgrims be, Launch our Mayflower and steer boldly

Through the desperate winter sea, Nor attempt the future's portal,

With the Past's blood-rusted key.”


1. Define polar triangles, logarithm. How is a logarithm determined?

2. When the three sides of a triangle are given, form the equations by which the three angles are found?

3. Prove that the co-tangents of the two sides are to each other as the cosines of the segments of the angle.

4. Give the six cases presented for the solution of oblique spherical triangles.

5. In an oblique angled triangle given A B 2163, B C 1672, and the angle C 112° 18' 22", to find the other parts.

6. In a right angled spherical triangle A B C, given A B 121° 26' 25" and the angle C'111° 14' 37", to find the other parts. 7. From two stations 300 feet apart,

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, CSP, CA 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.” 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

LATIN 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

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