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No. Wt. 7 10 Problem: To bisect the area of a given triangle by a line parallel to the base. (Hint: Line de

not bisect the sides of triangle.) 8 19 How many points are there in the plane of the three given lines that are equidistant from the

lines? Problem: To find two such points.

9 10 Exercise: The radius of a circle is 15 cm.; And the length of the arc subtended by a chord 15 cm

in length. 10 10 (a) Inscribe a regular hexagon in a circle; then inscribe a regular dodecagon (or 12-sided polygon)

(Give construction without proof.)
(b) Exercise: Prove that the area of the regular inscribed dodecagon is equal to three times the

square of the radius. (Hint: Use a side of the hexagon as the altitude of two small triangle

of the dodecagon.) VALIDATING EXAMINATION IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR, COMPOSITION, AND LITERATURE

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PART I

ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION No. Wt.

Weight, 100

Time: 1 bour 1 10 Among the following words, some are misspelled. Write correctly the misspelled words in the

blank spaces. (a) seperate

(k) respectible.. (6) atheletie.

(1) reconnaissance. (c) procede.

(m) coinside (d) preceed..

(n) occidentel. (e) wondrous.

(0) blamable. indissoluble

(p) blameworthy comotion.

(9) desicate.. intermitent.

(7) tyrany. dismissal.

(8) sergeant. permiting.

(*) prefering.
No. Wt.
2 12 Punctuate and capitalize the following:

have you read willa cathers new story death comes for the archbishop asked grace
no i havent i replied is it as interesting as her

former novels 18 (a) Give synonyms for these words: deprive-copious-promise.

(0) Give antonyms for these words: assemble--friendship-bravery.
(C) Give simple words for these more elaborate ones: discourse---recompense--physiognomy.
(d) In the following sentences underline the word giving the correct meaning:

(1) The shuffling walk of the man was his only (peculiarity-characteristic-talent-ability).

(2) Silas Marner's love of money made him very (egotistical-avaricious-veracious). 4 15 Check below those sentences which state the truth in regard to the following sentence:

"Raising and expending the billion and a half dollars necessary to support the public schools
of the United States is the largest financial problem that the communities have annually to

face."
(a) This is a compound sentence.
(b) This is a complex sentence.

This is a simple sentence.
This is a compound-complex sentence.
This is a loose sentence.
This is a periodic sentence.
"Raising" and "expending" are participles.
"Raising" and "Expending" are infinitives.
"Raising" and "expending" are gerunds.
*Problem" is in the objective case.
*Necessary" is a conjunction.

* Face" is a noun.
(m) "Dollars" is the subject of the sentence.
(n) This sentence has a relative pronoun.

(o) This sentence has two coordinate conjunctions. 5 15 Some of the following sentences contain faulty constructions; others have grammatical eITONS.

Rewrite each sentence putting it in the best form of which you are capable.
(a) The correspondence began just one month later which led to the surrender.
(6) The broker's business is a lucrative one but I should not want to be one of them.
(C) Send whomever will do the work.

d) I feel badly, and I will not be able to keep the engagement.
6 30 Write an expository paragraph of about 75 words on any topic of your choice.

PART II

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE
Weight, 100

Time: 2 hours. 8 Name at least four of the great authors connected with the Romantic movement and a work of

each. 8 Name at least four of the great authors of the Victorian Age and a work of each. 12 In the spaces before the column at the right, place the number of the author who corresponds

from the list in the column at the left.
1. Kipling.

Ben Hur.
2. Scott.

Ivanhoe. 3. Pope.

Tam O'Shanter. 4. Churchill,

The Light that Failed. 5. Poe.

The Raven. 6. Dickens.

My Last Duchess. 7. Keats.

Tale of Two Cities. 8. Shelley.

Il Penseroso. 9. Burns.

Ode on the Grecian Urn. 10. Milton,

She Stoops to Conquer. 11. Browning.

The Rape of the Lock.
12. Holmes.

Pilgrim's Progress.
13. Goldsmith.
14. Bunyan.

15. Wallace.
6 In the following sentences underline the word or words making the correct answer:

(a) The setting of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is in-Berkshire Hills, The Valley of the Hudson River, Catskill Mountains, New Hampshire, Mississippi Valley.

(6) Becky Skarp is a character in-The Rivals, Mill on the Floss, Vanity Fair, The Old Curiosity Shop, The Virginian. (C) "How

far that little candle throws his beams: So shines a good deed on a naughty world" Was spoken by-Falstaff, Portia, Micawber, Amelia, Tiny Tim.

(d) The earliest of these writers was Kipling, Wordsworth, Shakespeare, Pope, Tennyson, Keats.

() Tennyson wrote-Old Ironsides, Tam O'Shanter, Eve of St. Agnes, Idylls of the King, My Last Duchess.

The name of Boswell is associated with-Byron, Goldsmith, Johnson, Pope, Milton. 6 Give the names of the authors of any three of the following poems:

Lycidas.
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,
The Cotter's Saturday Night.

The Lady of the Lake.
6 6 Give the names of the authors of any three of the following works:

Vicar of Wakefield,
Robinson Crusoe.
Henry Esmond.
Silas Marner.

Kim. 7 14 Indicate under the proper headings below which authors are writers of prose or of poetry and

which are English or American:
Example:
Name

Prose

Poetry English American
Carlyle.
Х

х
Longfellow.

Х

Х 1. Steele 2. Lowell.. 3. Gray 4. Reade. 5. Whitman. 6. Boswell 7. Burns. 8. Emerson 9. Chaucer 10. Thoreau. 11. Wells.. 12. Sidney 13. Whittier 14. Eliot 15. Riley 16. Poe 17. Fielding 18. Gibbon. 19. Cowper 20. Holmes 21. Cooper 22. Bryant. 23. Bret Harte 24. Lanier.. 25. Browning 26. Hawthorne 27. Thackeray.

28. Fields.. 8 40 Select an American author of note and in a short composition of not less than 250 words tell what

was his special contribution to American literature.

Following paragraph 23 insert a new paragraph, which may be called para graph 23a, as follows:

ADMISSION BY CERTIFICATE The academic board will consider and may accept without other menta requirements:

(1) A properly attested college certificate (Form I) that the candidate i a regularly enrolled student in good standing without condition in a univer sity, college, or technical school accredited by the United States Militar Academy, provided that the entrance requirements of the course he is pur suing require proficiency in subjects amounting to not less than 15 units a the list given below, and provided further, that he has satisfactorily com pleted one semester's work.

Of the 15 units, 2 must be in algebra, 1 in plane geometry, 14 in Englis grammar and composition, 142 in English literature, and 2 in history. Th remaining 7 units may be chosen from the list of optional subjects given here after but can not include commercial or other subjects not included in the list

A full record of academic work at the college, giving subjects taken an grades attained in each, must be submitted on Form I.

If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades the certificati will be rejected.

(2) A properly attested certificate (Form III) from the college entrano examination board that the candidate has shown proficiency in the examina tions set by the board in subjects amounting to 15 units from the list giver below. Of the 15 units, 2 must be in algebra, 1 in plane geometry, 134 i English grammar and composition, 142 in English literature, and 2 in his tory. The remaining 7 units may be chosen from the list of optional sub jects given hereafter but can not include subjects not in the list. If a scru tiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades the certificate will be rejected.

(3) A properly attested certificate (Form III) from the college entrane examination board that the candidate has shown proficiency in the examina tion set by the board in the 8 required units from the list given below and a properly attested certificate from a preparatory or public high schoo accredited by the United States Military Academy showing proficiency ir 7 units of the optional subjects given hereafter. If a scrutiny of the cer tificate submitted shows low grades the certificate will be rejected.

(4) A properly attested certificate (Form II) of a candidate accredited as an “honor school" appointee who has been graded in academic work ir the upper 10 per cent of his class. The certificate will be forwarded to the academic board, United States Military Academy, at the time the appointment is made.

A candidate whose certificate under paragraph 23a has been rejected wil be required to take the regular entrance examination.

A candidate whose certificate under paragraph 23a has been accepted is excused from the mental examination but must appear for the physical

examination. Paragraph 24: Add the following subjects to the optional list: Economics.

1 Sociology

1 Bookkeeping

1 Physiology

1 Psychology

1 Astronomy

24 GeologyMaking a new total of 4114 units in the optional list.

Paragraph 38: At the end of the fifth subparagraph, after the words "for physical examination," add the following: "and, if required, for the validating examination."

Paragraph 39: Omit all.
Paragraph 42: Begin the paragraph as follows (lines 1 and 2):

The physical examination of a candidate begins after the conclusion of his last mental examination, and is continued daily until completed, etc. Following paragraph 46, insert a new paragraph, which may be numbered paragraph 46a, as follows:

No cadet to be married.-No married person shall be admitted as a cadet; and if any cadet shall be married before graduation, such marriage shall be considered as equivalent to a resignation and he shall be required to leave the institution.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, WAsh INgroN, November 1, 1929. The following publication, entitled “Information Relative to the Appointment and Admission of Cadets to the United States Military Academy,” is published for the information of all concerned. [A. G. 351.27 (8–14–29).]

BY ORDER of THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
C. P. SUMMERALL,
General,
Chief of Staff.
OFFICIAL:
C. H. BRIDGES,
Major General,
The Adjutant General.
(II)

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