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5. Name five American poets and an important production of each. 6. Read a selection of prose and one of poetry.

HISTORY.-1. For what was each of the following persons noted: DeSoto? LaSalle? Wolfe? Robert Morris? Stephen A. Douglas?

Mention the principal events in the history of Indiana, and name some persons noted in Indiana history.

3. How did the U. S. acquire the territory where each of the following cities stands: Indianapolis? St. Louis? Galveston? San Francisco? Key West?

4. Give an account of Burgoyne's surrender. State the results of this surrender.

5. Give the manner of electing a President of the U. S.

PHYSIOLOGY.-Describe the organs and processes of digestion. In so doing name all the fluids which aid in digestion, the special part in the work of digestion performed by each, and the organ in which each change takes place. GEOGRAPHY.-1. Describe, briefly, the soil and products of Cuba.

What is the character of the Isthmus of Panama, and what are some of the chief difficulties in the way of the Panama Canal?

3. Name some regions in which volcanoes abound. + Discuss possible causes of the late earthquake at Charleston.

5. Locate Montevideo, Florence, Bergen, Edinburgh, Cologne, Seattle.

6. Describe Dakota and its products.

7. Name, in order, the chief towns which one would pass on a steamboat journey from St. Paul to New Orleans.

8. Where are Alsace and Lorraine? To what country do they now belong?

9. Bound your county. What is its county seat, and what its largest town?

How, and why does the climate of Arizona differ from that of Louisiana?

GRAMMAR.-I. What parts of speech are used as connectives in forming complex sentences?

a. He saw the place where they live. b. He lives where the Howers bloom the year round. What are the uses of where in the above sentences?

3. Analyze: He hopes to merit heaven by making earth a hell. 4. Parse heaven and making in the above sentence. 5. Write sentences illustrating all the case forms of whosoever.

6. Give the tense of the verbs in the following sentences and the time expressed by each :

a. The ship sails on next Wednesday.
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A triangle has three sides. d. Washington crosses the Delaware and surprises the enemy.

He goes to the postoffice daily. 7. Write sentences in which the word that introduces (a) a noun clause ; (6) an adjective clause; (c) an adverbial clause.

8. Give a synopsis of the verb fly in the active voice, second person, plural number, through all the modes and tenses. 9.

Write four adjectives that can not be compared. Why do they not admit comparison?

Write sentences to exemplify all the noun uses of infinitives. ARITHMETIC.-1. of 1 is la of 58 of what number? 5, 5 Reduceofto a decimal and explain your work.

5, 5 3. At what rate must I buy a 6% security to net me 8 per cent. income?

5, 5. 4. A, B, C and D entered into partnership; A put in $5,000 for 12 mos.; B, $6,000 for 10 mos. ; C, $7,500 for 8 mos.; and D, $12,000 for 5 mos.; their net profits were $12,000; what was the share of each?

5, 5. 5. Can you tell by inspection whether or no a given common fraction can be reduced to a perfect decimal? How?

5, 5. 6. How many bullets 14-in in diameter can be cast from a leaden ball 3-in in diameter, allowing for no waste?

5, 5. 7. A vessel has 2 faucets 2-in. and 5-in. in diameter, the 2-in. faucet will empty it in 3 hours; in how many hours will the 5-in. faucet empty it? in how many will both?

5, 5. 8. If 3 oranges and 4 lemons cost 27 cents, and 6 oranges and 2 lemons cost 36 cents, what does each orange and each lemon cost?115, 5.

9. Exchange at New York on Paris is 5.25 fr. to the $1; exchange at Paris on London is 25 fr. to the £; how much London exchange can be bought through Paris for $10,000?

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ANSWERS TO PRECEDING QUESTIONS. SCIENCE OF TEACHING.- Two. It compares one object directly with another.

2. Silent reading. Because it is by silent reading that we get the thought.

3. To determine the pronunciation. When the pupils begin to use the dictionary:

4. By having the pupils be prompt and thorough in their work.

6. A sensation is the result of an impression made on the nervous system. A tree is placed before the eye: it is imaged on the retina of the eye.

The mind takes note of it. This may produce no feeling. When it produces feelings of beauty or sublimity, etc., it becomes an emotion-a rational emotion. The emotions are the most educative when used as an incentive.

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READING.-I. There are many advantages to be derived from encouraging pupils to memorize choice extracts of prose and poetry. (a) It is a pleasant way of strengthening the memory at a period of life when this faculty can be best developed. (6) Many times pupils will catch thoughts or sentiments that are watchwords to them for life or that prove to be their salvation in hours of temptation. 1) Facility in the expression of thought, owing to an increased vocabulary of words and figures, is a third valuable outgrowth of this practice. («) The pleasure derived in after years from intimate acquaintance with noble or beautiful thoughts appropriately clothed in noble or beautiful language will fully repay for all effort thus expended, were there no other gain from the practice. By all means encourage the habit of memorizing good selections.

[NOTE.— The annual tablets of choice selections from standard authors, one for each day in the year, now published in cheap form, are suggested to those who have not yet tried them.]

The first difficulty to be overcome in teaching pupils in the Firs: Reader (or Primer) seems to be to make the proper association between the idea, the oral word and the printed word. The next difficulty seems to be to get him acquainted so well with the written form that he will recognize and pronounce it instantly at sight. The next difficulty seems to be to have him forget the printed word in the thought or sentiment which its association suggests. This is the point at which most teachers fail. Who will write an article telling how best to overcome this difficulty?

3. A child of the Third Reader grade can find interesting and prontable reading in the following periodicals: The Picture Gallery, Chicago, 111., 750 per year; Little Men and Ilomen, D. Lothrop & Co., Boston, Mass.; Home and School Visitor, Greenfield, Ind.. 750 per year.

4. Literature filled with exciting, untrue and misleading stories is just now the most vicious printed. It attracts the curiosity of the child, heats his imagination with false suggestions, and so vitiates his taste that it is difficult afterward to eradicate the evil appetite formed. It is far easier to plant good tastes than to eradicate evil ones.

5. Five American poets, with an important production of each, are: "Wm. Cullen Bryant, “ Thanatopsis,” and the translation of Homer's Jliad; Henry W. Longfellow, “ Evangeline," and a translation of Dante's Divine Comedy ; Edgar A. Pue, “The Raven," -- The Bells," etc.; John G. Whittier, “Snow Bound,"? " The Tent on the Beach," etc.; James Russell Lowell, “ The Vision of Sir Launfal”; J. G. Holland, “ Bitter-Sweet," - Kathrina”; Oliver Wendell Holmes, ** The Deacon's Masterpiece,” “Homesick in Heaven," (both short).

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A-$5000 X 12 = $60,000 for 1 month.
B-$6000 X 10 = $60,000
C-$7500 X 8 $60,000
D_$1200 X 5 $60,000

Each received 14 of $12,000 = $3000, Ans. 5. Yes. By ascertaining whether its denom. is a factor of 10 or some power of 10. 6. (3) 3 X.5236

27 + os 1728 bullets, Ans. (44'X.5236 7. (5) ? : (2) ? :: 3

13 hr., or 284 min. 2 in. faucet will empty iso of it in i min. 5 in. one will empty na of it in i min. išo tit= '', which both will empty in i min. 1:=242.

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Both will empty it in 243: min. Ans. 8. Since 3 oranges + 4 lemons cost 27 cts., twice this number, or 6 oranges + 8 lemons should cost 54 cts. But 6 oranges + 2 lemons cost 36 cts. 8 lem. - 2 lem. or 6 lem. cost 54 cts. 36 cts., or $.18.

Si lemon cost 3 cts.

| 1 orange cost 5 cts. Ans. 9. $10,000 X 5.25

2500 £,. Ans. 25 V 217=v7; 1'2713=1%, nearly. 4inearly. Ans. GEOGRAPHY.-1. The soil of Cuba is very fertile. Sugar, tobacco, coffee, and tropical fruits are the chief productions. There are dense forests on the island; ebony and mahogany being the most valuable woods.

The Isthmus of Panama is traversed by a range of high mountains from which numbers of rapid streams flow on both sides to the

These facts explain the chief difficulties, in addition to which the unhealthfulness of the climate makes it difficult for workmen to carry on the labor.

3. In the Andes, in Central America and Mexico, in the West Indies, Aleutian Islands, Hawaiian Islands, volcanoes do not abound, although there are many other places in which single volcanoes, or small groups appear.

5. Montevideo is in the southern part of Uruguay, at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata; Florence is in the northwestern part of the Peninsula of Italy, on the river Arno; Bergen is on the western coast of Norway: Edinburgh is in the southwestern part of Scotland, near the Firth of Forth ; Cologne is in the western part of Germany, on the Rhine; Seattle is in the western part of Washington Territory, on Puget Sound.

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6. Dakota is a large Territory in the northwestern part of the U.S. The surface is chiefly prairie or low plateau, with the exception of the Black Hills in the southwestern part. It is crossed diagonally by the Missouri River, and contains many smaller streams and lakes. The climate is considered healthful; the winters are very cold, but the atmosphere is dry and pure. Its most important products are wheat, timber, game, with gold and other minerals in the Black Hills,

7. Winona, Dubuque, Burlington, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge.

8. Alsace and Lorraine are north of Switzerland and west of the Rhine. They belong to Germany.

Both have a hot climate, but Louisiana is supplied with abundant moisture by the warm winds from the Gulf of Mexico, while Arizona is dry, being in a high inland mountainous region, shut off from the moist winds of the west and southeast by high mountains.

GRAMMAR.-1. Relative pronouns, subordinate conjunctions, and conjunctive adverbs.

a. Where is equivalent to in which, introducing an adjective clause. b. Where is a conjunctive adverb.

3. Simple declarative sentence. He is the subject nominative, unmodified; hopes is the predicate verb, modified by the infinitive to merit, which is used substantively and is the object of to merit. To merit is modified by the object heaven and by the prepositional phrase by making earth a hell. Jaking is the principal word of this phrase, modified by the objects earth and hell.

4. a. Making is a participle, used substantively, and is the object of the preposition by. b. Heaven is a common noun and object of the transitive infinitive to merit. 5. a. Nominative; as, Whosoever will, may take of the water of

life freely." b. Objective; as, “ You may choose whomsoever you wish.". c. Possessive; as, Whosesoever sins ye remit, they shall be

remitted unto them."
6. a. Present tense, denoting future time.

b. Present tense, denoting present time.
c. Present tense, denoting a universal truth.
d. Present tense, expressing past time.

e. Present tense, representing what is habitual. 7. a. That all right angles are equal, is a self-evident truth. 6. The merchant expressed a wish that he might be suitessjul

in business. 6. “So run, that ye may win.8. You fly, flew, will fly, have flown, had flown, will have flown, may ily, might fly, may have flown, might have flown. If you fly, if you flew, if you had flown.

9. Round, level, equal, full. The quality can not be expressed in different degrees.

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