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QUESTIONS ON GRAMMAR...

[In writing the synopses of verbs, and in giving the principal parts, arrange in per

pendicular columns. In parsing, write out in full, and give the rule. Ten questions ; value, ten credits each.]

1. Give a synopsis of the verb " write,in the indicative

mode, passive voice, declarative form, third person, singular number; and a synopsis of the verb “run," in the indicative and potential modes, interrogative form,

first person, singular number. 2. Give the principal parts of the following verbs : dive,

strive, weave, build, lie, lay, bow, burst, set, sit, swim,

eat, drink. 3. Write the possessive plural of child, woman,* it, who,

thou, ox. 4. Write a sentence containing the word " that,used as a

relative, as an adjective, and as a conjunction; and state when the relative "thatis used in preference to

"who" or " which.”. 5. Parse each word in the following sentence': “ Teach me

what is right.” 6. Analyze the following sentence: “ Education is the only

interest worthy the deep controlling anxiety of a truly

thoughtful man.” 7. Mention the principal rules for the use of the comma in

punctuation. 8. Correct the following: “ Your brother came right straight

into the room and said to my sister and I whom were setting there I am tired and must lay down to rest me and when he was laying down we xryed to lie a veil

over his face to cover it up out of sight.” 9. What is an elementary sound ? a letter? a word ? a

phrase ? a clause ? a simple sentence ? a compound

sentence? a paragraph ? 10. Construct sentences in which a word, a phrase, and a

clause, shall be used as the subject of a verb.

QUESTIONS IN ALGEBRA.

[Write out the operations in full, and write the answers both after the operation and

on the printed questions opposite the number of each question. First ten questions, five credits each; remaining five, ten credits each.]

1. Multiply 10mm-nti, by 6x2m+5n—6.
2. Factor a2 +20a +75.
3. Raise (a+b) to the 10th power by the Binomial Formula.
4. Divide the number 100 into two such parts that their pro-

duct may be equal to the difference of their squares.

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5. Given 3x+5y=29

}to find u and y. 01 4x—2y=.4]" 6. What fraction is that which, if I be added to the numera

tor, the value will be }, and if 1 be added to the de

nominator, the valuo will be à ? x+y+z=31) 7. x+y— =25 Şto find x, y, and z.

**— = 9) 8. What is the cube root of 8+12a+6a2 + a3?

9. What is the square root of 1–46+462+2y44by+y2 ? 10. Divide (1362) } by ał. 11. Reduce (5ła mg); to its simplest form. 12. Find two numbers whose difference is 6, and whose pro

duct is 40. 13. Reduce x2-x=. 14. Given

} to find x and y. * x2 +y2=58 )" 15. Wbat two numbers are there whose difference is 3, and

the difference of their cubes 189 ?

QUESTIONS ON GEOGRAPHY.

[Errors in spelling will detract from credits. Ten questions ; value, ten credits each.] 1. Give the latitude and longitude of the City of Washing

ton; of San Francisco; of London. 2. Define Zodiac, Ecliptic, Meridian, and Isothermal Line. 3. Mention some of the principal currents of the ocean, and

explain the generally adopted theory of the cause of

oceanic currents. 4. Give the area, boundaries, and population of the United

States. 5. Tbrough wbat waters would a vessel pass in sailing from

New York to San Francisco, thence to Hong Kong, thence to London via Cape of Good Hope? and what winds and currents would be encountered on the pas

sage? 6. Bound Nevada Territory, name its principal towns, and

for what it is remarkable. 7. How do California and the Island of Great Britain com

pare in size ? France and New York ? Australia and

the United States ? 8. Name the principal plateaus of Asia and North America,

and the principal plains and deserts of the world. 9. Describe the Mississippi River, name its tributaries, the

cities and towns situated upon its banks, and state

briefly its commercial and military importance. 10. State the principal points of resemblance, and of differ

ence, between the Eastern and Western Continents.

QUESTIONS ON NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.

[Ten questions ; value, five credits each.]

1. What is the law of attraction of gravitation? What

would be the weight of a 641b cannon ball at the dis

tance of the moon ? 2. Define specific gravity; and give the law for finding the

specific gravity of a solid. 3. What is the generally received theory of light? What

. are the sources of light? What is the solar spectrum ? 4. What are the laws which govern the reflection and the

refraction of light ? What is the telescope ? What

is the microscope ? 5. What is the barometer, and wbo invented it? How is it

used to ascertain the height of mountains ? 6. Mention the principal laws of motion. 7. What is the principle upon which Morse's electro-mag

netic telegraph is founded ? 8. How is the polarity of the magnetic needle explained ? 9. Who invented the steam engine; and what distinguished

men have been connected with its improvement and

application ? 10. What are the laws discovered by Kepler, governing the

motions and distances of the planets ? :

GENERAL QUESTIONS, AND METHODS OF TEACHING.

[This paper will be credited as a whole; highest number of credits not exceeding 100.]

1. State your name, age, nativity, and Post Office address. 2. At what Schools educated, and how long in attendance ? 3. At what places, and in what kind of Schools, engaged in

teaching? 4. Length of time engaged in teaching. . 5. What certificates received from Boards of Examination ? 6. What letters of reference, or of introduction? 7. Can you teach vocal or instrumental music?

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8. Can you teach elementary drawing? 9. Have you had any practice in teaching School Calisthenics

or Gymnastics? 10. Have you had any practice in giving " Object Lessons ?” 11. What class of faculties are called into exercise in the Sys

tem of “Primary Instruction by Object Lessons ?” 12. What works on Teaching, or on Object Teaching, have

you ever read ? 13. What Educational Journal have you ever taken? 14. What do you conceive to be the relative advantages of

Public and Private Schools ? 15. What is the natural order of developing the intellectual

faculties of a child, and what studies call into exercise

the different faculties ? 16. What do you conceive to be the use of the study of Arith

metic, and wbat relative place would you give it in

School studies ? : 17. What general exercises would you introduce into an

unclassified School ? 18. What system of reward and punishment would you adopt

in School ? 19. Write an outline of questions in a primary object lesson,

on “ Glass.” 20. Outline of a brief moral lesson, on “Lying."

[C] PROSPECTUS

OF

THE CALIFORNIA TEACHER:

A MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL, UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE TEACHERS OF CALIFORNIA, AND ESTABLISHED BY UNANI

MOUS VOTE OF THE STATE INSTITUTE, MAY, 1863.

Terms—ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUM, INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE.

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This journal will be published punctually on the first day of each month, commencing July first, eighteen hundred and sixtythree. Each number will contain at least twenty pages, octavo, in bandsome style, besides advertisements. The general appearance of the page will resemble that of the “ Massachusetts Teacher.Sufficient funds were collected at the Institute to render its publication for one year a certainty; and it is hoped such a response to its first number will be received as to justify the Resident Editors in increasing the size of each month's issue. Still, no debt will be incurred for the Teachers of the State to meet at the year's end. The enlargement depends entirely upon the Teachers themselves.

The price was fixed by the Institute Committee at one dollar per year. The Resident Editors have not time to spend in .

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