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7. Give a synopsis of the verb “eat” through the indicative, potential and subjective mo first person singular.

Write (a) the possessive singular, (b) plural, and (c) the possessive plurals of the follow nouns: Ox, mouse, cat, city, wheat and valley.

9. Correct the following, giving the reason for each correction: (1) The latitude and low tude of Boston is known. (2) John is not as tall as James. (3) William exchanged three pair rabbits for ten dozen of eggs. 10. Diagram and parse the following: “There you will find my cousin John."

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. 1. Name the six o'vjects of the constitution,

Name the three departments of the government, with the principal officers of each. 3. Name the departments of congress. Wbat special powers lie with the house?

In what way may the President be removed from office?
How often must congress meet?

METHODS.

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(School Management.) 1. Define the art of school management, and state upon what science it is based.

2. What facilities are necessary to the proper management of a school? How are they ta obtained 3. Outline the preparatory work that should be done by a teacher before opening his sch

What must be made the basis of all discipline in school management: 5. What would be your method of grading a school employing luree teachers

(Teaching.) 6. Distinguish between instruction and culture, and state their relationship to each other

7. Name four methods of teaching reading, and state which of the four you would use, u reasons for choice.

8. Glve in detail the different steps to be taken in teaching the noun, the verb and adjectives, 9. Outline the method you would pursue in teaching fractions. When would you begin to teach composition, and what method would you pursue :

ENGLISH LITERATURE. 1. From what part of Europe was the Saxon language brought into England: Xame other languages that were spoken in England before the formation of the English langu Name the iwo main elements of the present English language.

2. Mention and describe briefly three English literary productions previous to the tim Chaucer

3. What were the two most famous translations of the Bible before King James' vers Give some account of each, stating the language from which it was translated, i he time of translation, and its influence upon our language.

4. State three of the distinguishing features of the Elizabethan period of English literat Name and classify six of its most noted authors.

5. Sketch briefly the life of Shakespeare, naming at least six facts that can be positi stated. Classify his dramas as to the source from which he drew materials, and name thra each class.

6. Give eight significant farts in the life of John Milton, exclusive of any work which wrote. Name and describe one of his great prose writings.

7. Quote a passage from each of the following works, and name the authors, with two of characteristics of each as a writer : Merchant of Venice, Essay on Studies, L'Allegro, Es-aj Man.

8. Give the author of each of the following works, the century or age in which it was v ten, and the department of literature as to nature in which it should be classed : Utopia, Lrei Alexander's Feast, Dunciad.

What was the Augustian Age in English literature, and who were its three most fan authors? 10. Name five American poets and a work of each.

GENERAL HISTORY. 1. Give the three great divisions of history with the dates of each. 2. Describe the civilization of the Egyptians, and briefly outline the epochs of their hist 3. What was the employment of the Phoenicians, and what was their principal colony • 4. Name the first three kings of Judea, with the dates of the reign of each. 5. Give a brief account of the Trojan war. 6. Who were (a) Lycurgus, (b) Solon, (c) Pericles, (d) Socrates, (e) Dem(sthenes ?

How many emperors of Rome from Augustus to constantine died a violent death?
Who were (a) Charlemange, (b) Louis XIV, (c) Cromwell?

Outline briefly the English Revolution and the Commonwealth. 10. Describe briefly Napoleon's career, beginning with his services under the directory.

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CHEMISTRY. 1. Distinguish between (hemistry and Physics. . Name four characteristics of chemical action. $ Explain the Atomic theory, and give three of its laws. 4. Name ten non-metals and ten metals, giving the symbol of each.

Give the test for Acid, Base, 0, and H.

Name and explain the two methods of classifying metals. 1. (a) What is Spectrum Analysis ? (b) Wnat practical use is made of it in Astronomy?

a What is the food of the germinating plant stored in the seed as starch? (b) Explain it is ebanged to sugar. 9. Name the heat and the muscle-building element in food; give examples of food in which or the other preponderates. 10. What text-books have you studied on this subject?

GEOMETRY.

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1. Define (a) Similar, (b) Equivalent, and (c) Equal figures.

Define (a) Corollary, (b) Scolium.
1. Define à concave polygon,
6. When is a line said to be divided into extreme and mean ratio?

Define the area of a surtace.
Define (a) Isoperimetrical figures, (b) maximum, (c) minimum.

Proposition: Of all triangles having two sides given, that in which these two sides inde a right angle is the maximum.

Construction : To construct a mean proportional between two given straight lines. $. Proposition: If any chord is drawn through a fixed point within a circle, the product of sement is constant in whatever direction it is drawn. 10. To inscribe a regular hexagon in a circle,

CONSTITUTION OF OREGON. 1. What offenses are not bailable ? 2 Şame the departments of government. Give the qualification for Governor.

In what does the militia of the -tate consist ? 4 What is the greatest number of members the legislature may hive?

Wbat bills must originate in the house of representatives? & What is the minimum age for senators and representatives?

MENTAL SCIENCE. L Define consciousness. ! Define perception. 2 Name the elements of memory. 1. Define judgment, and give examples of the analytic and the synthetic.

Give the relation of judgments, and illustrate with diagram. & Define reasoning..

Give example of inductive reasoning.
How is mathematical reasoning related to inductive science?

Define intuition, and show in what sense it is a faculty.
11. Give the three general heads of culture, with their subdivisions.

ALGEBRA. 1. Same the symbols of operations. . Give the law of signs in involution.

Défine (a) pure quadratic, (b) affected quadratic. 4 Detine algebra.

When are four quantities in proportion by composition ?

The fore wheel of a carriage turns in a mile 132 times more than the hind wheel ; but if le ciretio ference were each increased by two feet it would

turn only 88 times more. Find the Errcmferencc of each,

. If two integers differ by two, show that the difference of their squares equals four times integer between them.

A man by selling a horse for $264, gains as much per cent. as the horse cost him. Required e tret of the horse.

2. The tens digit of a number is less by two than the units digit, and if the digits are utented the new pun ber is to the former as seven is to four. Find the number.

13. Å farmer bought a number of sheep for $80. If he had bought four more for the same Batez be would have paid $1 less for each. How many did he buy?

RHETORIC. 1. Name four points to be observed in selecting a theme for discussion.

Name four general laws governing the treatment of the theme in all kinds of composition. 1 Define narration, description and exemplification,

4. Distinguish between analytic and synthetic proofs in confirmation.
5. Define style, and name three of the general divisions of its properties.
6. Define barbarisms, solecisms and improprieties. Give an illustration of each.
7. What is meant by naturalness, and by clearness in style ?
8. Define a trope. Give examples of three kinds of trope.

Write an essay in simple description of not less than ten lines. 10. How may children be best prepared for the study of rhetoric?

NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.

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1. Give the universal attraction.
2. Give the divisions of hydrodynamics, and define each.

3. Define specific gravity, and give the rule for finding the specific gravity of solids : liquids.

4. Define, (a) intensity, (b) pitch, and (c) quality of musical sounds.
5. What is latent heat, and how is it changed to sensible heat?
6. Define, (a) ray, (b) beam, and (c) pencil of light.
7. Explain the cause of color.
8. Name the varieties of electrical energy.

What is the weight of a cube of granite whose side is three feet? (Specific gravity 2.75, 10. Tin melts at 4550 F. ; what is the degree on the Centigrade thermometer ?

BOOK-KEEPING. 1. What are business transactions ? How many kinds of book-keeping are there? Na them.

2. What is posting? Define an account.

3. What is the inerchandise account used for? When is the account debited and wi credited ?

4. How is the loss and gain found when there is an inventory? 5. Define day-book, journal and ledger.

6. How many accounts are affected by a bu iness transaction? What title is used to de nate cash?

7. Define bills receivable and bills payable, and state which side of these accounts always be the larger.

8. Name the parties in a note, also in a draft.

9. Give rule for journalizing a draft. When do you credit proprietor's account, and wher you debit it? 10. Journalize the following:

Received cash of W. H. Walker, on account, $200.
Received Chas. Mungers' note in full of account, $100.
Paid our note in favor of J. C. Brown, due to-day, in cash, $250.
Sold our draft on W. H Walker in full of his account for cash, $50.
Paid cash for rent of the store one month, $50.
Levi Williams has failed in business and his account of $75 is a total loss.
Bought of J. C. Bryant, store No. 300 Main street, for $9,000. Gave in payment our 1

at 4 months for $5,000, cash for balance.
Paid bookkeeper to date, $75.

ASTRONOMY. 1. What is the sky? What is the difference in the appearance of a fixed star and a plai

2. What theory displaced the Ptolemaic? What portion of the Celestial sphere is als visible to us? What can you say of the antiquity of astronomy?

3. Name and define the principal of each of the three systems drawn on the Cele phere.

What bodies compose the solar system? 5. Explain a synodic and siderial revolution of a planet. What is a transit?

What is the present theory for the constitution of the sun ? 7. Name the six characteristics common to all the planets.

& What is the moon's distance from the earth? What is the real path of the moon : the moon any atmosphere?

9. State how a solar eclipse may be total, partial or annular. What is the Saros: 10. What is the cau e of the difference in the brightness of the stars ? What are vari stars? What are star clusters? Name one.

GEOLOGY 1. At what rate does the temperature of the earth's crust increase as we descend? Xam. reasons given to prove that the interior is a molten mass.

2. Define geology; define the term "rock."
3. Define stalactites, marble, amethyst, and mica.
4. Name and define the different classes of rocks.
5. Classify the following: Sandstone, granite, gneiss, marble, lava, and basalt.

6. As to their structure, how are rocks classitied ? State the difference between a vein ai dike.

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Same and define the different times of geologic history.

Does geology tell when man appeared ? Where are his remains found ? 5. Describe the man of the stone age. 10. Describe the Trilobite; state when it appeared.

BOTANY. 1. Define embryo, cotyledon, radicle, caudicle, plumule, node and internode. 2 How is the little plantlet nourished? What is a bud? * Define terminal, axillary and scaly buds. 4. Distinguish between definite and indefinite annual growth. a state the contrast between stem and root. Distinguish between parasitic and air plants. i. Detine Annual. Biennial and Perennial roots, and give examples of each. 1. Sane and define the parts of a leaf. To which kind of infloresence does each of the foling examples belong: Raceme, corymb, head, cyme, fascicle and umbel.

Name the essential organs, also the floral envelopes of a flower. Define a perfect, complete sretrical flower. 9. Detinguish between crude sap and elaborated sap. What is chlorosis?

Distinguish between an endogenous and exogenous stem or tree. The bark of a year-old consists of three parts. Name them.

PHYSIOLOGY. 1. Give a general description of the skeleton, noticing the variety of shape in the bones and purposes whieh they serve, 3 How many bones are there in the head ? How many of these belong to the face? What is d of the sensibility of the bone? 2. How does a tooth differ from a bone? What is the necesity for having the second set of + Same the ones of the upper and lower extremities.

Same and locate the salivary glands; also state their importance in digestion.

What is the difference between the arteries and the veins? What is the pulse ? Has the at a y rest? 1. Where is the heat produced in the body? What are the three sources of fuel for keeping the animal heat?

What part of the nervous system is most immediately essential to the continuance of life? 3. What is a nerve of common sensation, also special sensation? How does the brain differ Dibe spinal marrow as to intervals of rest? I On what parts of the system do alcobol and tobacco chiefly act? What importance would attach to the proper ventilalion of the school-room ?

SCHOOL LAWS OF OREGON. 1 (a) Wbat officers constitute the State board of education? (b) Name some of their duties.

How oft: n must the Superintendent of Public Instruction hold institutes for judicial strict 3 Give the three classes of teachers' certificates, what grade necessary, and how long time to 4 How and for what may a teacher's certificate be revoked?

What duties inust the teacher perform at the close of a school term ?

TEACHERS' EXAMINATIONS.

LAW GOVERNING EXAMINATIONS.—1887. The new law relative to teachers' examinations and certificates, proved February 21, 1887, is as follows:

In each county there shall be a board of county examiners composed of the county superintendent, who shall be ex-officio chairman

the board, and two competent persons, who shall be appointed by the county superintendent, and shall serve one year from the time of their respective appointments, and each member of said ward shall receive for his services the sum of three dollars per day for the time actualiy employed in conducting the quarterly examinations hereinafter provided for. The board, two of whom shal constitute a quorum, shall hold quarterly examinations, commencin at noon on the last Wednesday of each of the following month viz.: February, May, August and November of each year, at such places as may be designated by the county superintendent (wh shall give ten days' notice of all examinations), publicly examin such persons proposing to teach in the public schools of the count as to their competency to teach the branches prescribed by law; an such board of examiners shall issue certificates as hereinafter pro vided to all such applicants as shall pass the required examinatio and satisfy the board as to their good moral character and abilit to teach and govern schools successfully; provided further, that th time herein before stated for the commencement of the quarterl examinations of each year shall be absolute and unifor, in eac and every county in the State. Boards of examiners shall be pai for their services as provided for in this Act, which claims for sei vices shall be certified to by the board of examiners and audite by the county court, who shall order warrants drawn quarterl upon the general fund of the county. Certificates issued by th county board of examiners shall be of three grades—first, secon and third, and shall continue in force respectively two years, on year, and six months, as follows: Certificates of the first grade shal not be issued to persons under eighteen years of age nor to such a have not taught at least twelve school months with approved succes Certificates of the first grade shall certify that the person to whor issued is proficient in and has passed satisfactory examination in al the branches required by law; provided, that persons who receiv first grade certificates shall make a general average of not less tha ninety per cent of all questions asked, and in no case shall a perso receive a certificate of the first grade who shall fall below seventy pe cent. in any one branch. First grade certificates shall be valid onl throughout the county where given, and must be issued at th quarterly public examination; provided, that a first grade certificat valid for two years may be renewed by the county superintenden by and with the consent of the county board of examiners, for tw years longer, upon the payment of a fee of two dollars and fift cents to the superintendent, which fees shall be paid by him to th county treasurer, and shall be credited to the general fund of th county. The superintendent shall receipt for all moneys receive and shall take receipts for all fees paid into the county treasury which receipts shall be kept on file in the office of the superintend ent. No first grade certificate shall be renewed more than one without re-examination.

Ninth-Certificates of the second grade may be issued to person

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