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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 "that” is 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.
duct may be equal to the difference of their squares.
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?
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."
THE CALIFORNIA TEACHER:
A MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL, UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE TEACHERS OF CALIFORNIA, AND ESTABLISHED BY UNANI
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