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'EY.WIN NSBORO, S. C., FRIDA Ay 31, 1901.
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Those who yg " uestons fpn
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e Colieges of
South cg-A Offering SchdfmL
shipsAO'be Filled by Competitive
Examinations
Competitive examinations are
held in each of the counties of
South Carolina for scholarships
in the following institutions:
Winthrop, .Citadel, South Caro
lina College, and the College of
Charleston. For the benefit of
those who will stand these ex
aminations this year the ques
jj~ used last year are printed
Nrein as suggestive of what the
applicants of this year may ex
pect. Prospective applicants
would-do well to make good use
of these "uestjigs for while they
are not thpame as will be give'n
is year they suggest very largely
the nature of the questions asked
from year to year.
In preparing for and in stand
ing an examination there are some
general points that the applicant
would do well to observe, among
which are the following:
Begin early. There is nothing
that is calculated better to bring ;
on examination fever 'he morn of i
the examination than .o postpone <
preparation till too near that day:
n examinations the early bird
most frequently catches the worm. i
Study under the guidance of I
some one. With instructor you t
can accomplish twice as much as 1
you can without one. If you are s
really bent on winning a scholar- t
ship, it will pay you and pay you a
well to get the assistance of a t
o petent instructor, even if you v
e to ride several miles to reach f<
i oview constantly. It will be E
great assistance to you to r. ir
.re ly all that ye-,Zgo ci
e a rapid rexiWir each e
Tytt have already
ecial atten
examinations fiequently.V
Your oral reviews and-examina
tions will not be sufficient. Your
examination will be written work
and you should practice yourself
in doing the written work. You c
may be able to rattle off your
knowledge ever so rapid with
y.ur tongue, but you prepare
.ourself to write it. And be not .
careless in this written work, for
it will tell on you on examination i
day. To stand a written examin
ation at least once a week on the
subjects on which you are to be
xamined will prove of the great
est advantage to you, especially
if you will have this written work
examined by a competent person.
Begin with only one study.
Put yourself to it on history or (
arithmetic for several days con
* secutively until you have pre- 3
pared yourself on the subject in
question. Then take up another
study and so on till you have
covered the field.
Study principles. For instance,
1your examination is on arith-C
metic, do not worry yourself with
trying to work every example in
the book, but rather give yourself
to a study of the prin::iples onee
by one till you can master each
one. The probabilities are thatt
you will not get a single one of
the ones that you work, but every
one given on examination will be
an -illustration of some one of the
principles that you have studied. f
This same law applies with equal I
force to your other studies. c
Read some' good book. In al- I
most every competitive examina- t
tion given these days there is a (
question involving an expression
of opinion from you as to some c
book you have read. You mar a
be called upon to write upon
some character in it or you may c
be asked about something in con- t
nection with its style. It is
therefore the greatest importance I
to you to have read some good i
book in such a way as to show }
your familiarity with it. The
Sketch Book by Washington Irv- 1,
ing is often included in the list
of books about which questions
are asked and from which ques
tions on rhetoric and grammar
are taken. A paragraph from a
book may be given you and you
may be asked to analyze it fully.
Unless you have had full practice
in this exrcise von wouldo (1i
/well to practice r -
fore IO.
et on current events
S'eat many applicants hav<
failed in the last few years on ac.
count of their inalility to answei
a -question or qutgtions as tc
current events. The student whc
is not keeping-4 ouch with the
history of the present day will
be placed oftentimes at a great
.disadvantage in the examination
room. It is not probable that
the examinations of this summer
will come off without some ques
tions on the geography and his
tory of some important incident
within the past five years.
Study South Carolina. The
teaching of home geography and
history is occupying such a large
place in the schoolroom of late
years that it is not very likely
that any of the examinations on
these subjects will be without
several questions on the geogra
phy and history of South Caro
lina. If you have not in your
school course studied South
Carolina history you should give
onsiderable attention to it be
.ore going into the examination
room. Some question in regard
:o your own county may be asked
ou and you should at least be
Lble to draw a good map of it,
Iven if you can not find anything
lse about it.
Write a letter. It oftentimes
tappens that a large part of the
,nglish examination is given to
he writing of a letter. By this
-tter the candidate's ability to
pell, write, and compose is
ested. You may be able to write
good letter but you should see
I at you write it in accordance
'ith the grammatical rules there
)r.
Looktiut for catch questions.
specially is this true in history
which there are a number of
ttch-questions that are always
)ming up.
EXAMINATION QUESTIONS
a cxaminations for scholars
ie institutions below last summ
Winthrop College Questions.
GEOGRAPHY.
1. Describe the general physi
al features of North America.
2. a Bound the Dominion of
anada.
b Name and locate its seat of
overnment.
c What great bodies of water
e within its boundaries?
3. What natural advantages
ave the following places:
1. New Yor City?
2. Seattle, Wash.?
3. San Francisco?
4. Leadville, Colo.?
5. Columbia, S. C.?
4. a Draw a map of South
larolina.
b Locate, by a dotted outline,
our own county, and place and
ame its court house.
c Locate on the map the fob
>wmng:
Port Royal, Savannah River,
sittle Pedee River, Aiken, Lan
aster, Little Mountain, the Sand
fills, Cape Romain, Columbia,
partanburg, Camden.
5. Name one country in West
rn Europe, and one in Southern
urope.
Give the capitals of bo0th, and
be princ'ipal industries of those
ities.
HISToRY.
1. (a) Give date for each of the
>llowing: Battle of C2owpens,
'irst Continental Congress, Se
ession of South Carolina. (b)
locate the territory included in
be Louisiana Purchase; in the
badsdenI Purchase.
2. What do you consider the
ecisive b)attle of the Reeolution
rv War? Why?
~3. Name six ~prominent leaders
n each side in the War Between
be States.
4. What was the policy of the
tepublican party 'n 1800? What
s the p~olicy' of the Republican
arty inl 1900?
5.~State concisely what you
now of
(a) The Monroe Doctrine
(b)l Francis Marion
(e ) Mt. Vernon
(di) Daniel 'Webster
e) Nullification (1882)
(f , The Kansas-Nebraska Bill'
(g) The "Trent A flair"
h) The 15th Amendment to
be Constitution
(i) The Presidential Succession
Law of 1.886.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR.
[The fiNt three questions refer to
,the following selection:]
"Rip's story was soon told, for
the -whole twenty years had been
with him but as one night. The
neighbors stared when they heard
it; some were seen to wink at
each other, and put their tongues
in their cheek; and the self-im
portant man in the cocked hat,
who when the alarm was over, had
returned to the field, scretced down
the corners of his mouth,, and
shook his head-upon which there
was a general shakinq of the head
throughout the assemblage."
-[Irving.
1. Select the adjective and the
adverb clauses, and tell what each
modifies.
2. Select all verbs in the pas
sive voice.
3. Parse the words printed in
itaids.
4. Parse the words in italics
in the following sentences:
(a) The policeman found the
child -his hat and started him
homeward.
(b) The people made Henry
king.
(c) The prisoner escaped three
5. Decline the following words:
Burns; he; city.
7. Tell what the following words
mean: corroborate, vigil, heredi
tary, impunity, torpor, doublet,
desist, uncouth, flagon, quaff.
SPELLING AND COMPOSI
TION.
SPELLING.
[The examiner will please dic
ate these words.]
Abscess, grammar, admission,
tousense, anoint, fountain, parlia
nent. movable,-separable, ruffian,
esture, Raleigh, referring,village,
ndeavor, Massachusetts, absence,
ppetite, guard, Mississippi.
[The applicant may make sixty
n the above spelling, threq for
I). .
ons it
bhrop Col.
work you has
teacher. Name ne
you have studied recenti,
;ell how much of each you have
completed.
[The spelling and the letter
will count as one subject in the
examination. The form of the
letter, with capitals, spellin,
punctuation, and penmanship wil
be considered in grading.]
ARITHMETIC AND ALGEBRA.
1. A man bought a block of
marble 4 f t. 9 in. long, 2 ft. 7 in.
wide, 2 ft. 5j in. thick. How
much (lid he pay for it at the rate
>f $15.80 pe cubic yard?
2. I wish to put 116 bu. 1 pk.
4 qt. of grain into bags that shall
cotain 2 bu. 1 pk. 4 qt. each.
How many bags will be required?
3. When it is noon at Green
ich it is 6 hr. 52 min. 40 sec.
A. M. at Harrisburg. What is
the longitude of Harrisburg?
4. C and D have the same in
come. C saves one-twelfth of his, 1
but D, by spending $65 more each
year than C, at the end of six <
ears finds himself $60 in debt.
How much did each spend yearly?
5. What is the net amount of a
ill of $360, discounts being 12}|
per cent and 8-per cent? Find a
ingle discot..nt equivalent to
bhese two successive discounts.
6. A man borrowed $1200 at
Sper cent and retained it until it
was doubled. How long did he
have it?
8. The sum of $76 was raised
by A, B and C, together; B con
ributed as much as A and $10
more, and C as much as A and B
together; how much did each con
:ribute?
Multiply i x 2 - g and
Citadel Quostions.
GEoGRAPHY-vALUE 75.|
1) Whlat is longitude; latitude;
the equator?
2) Bound Virginia; Germany;
Himd~ostan.
:3 Locate the following cities:
Havre, Callao, Trieste, Melbourne,
Hamburg, Chicago.
4) Describe the following rivers:
Danune, Ohio, Congo, Rhone. -
5) Describe the following lakef
Gt. Salt Lake, Gt. Bear, Titicaca
Borgne.
6) Where are the followinj
mountaing: Pyrenees, Caucasus
Andes, Caskill?
7) On what waters would yoi
sail in going from Baltimore t<
Pekin?
HISTORY-VALUE 75.
1) Name an explorer workinf
in interest of English; Dutch
Spanish, French.
2) What was the cause of the
last French and Indian Warl
What battle terminated the war,
and who were in command?
3) What Colony was estab
lishedb the Roman Catholics;
by the Quakers; by the Dutch?
4) Name three important bat
tles of the Revolutionary War,
the commanders, the results of
the battles, and the effects on the
struggle.
5) at was the Mississippi
Compromise; Nullification; Kan
sas-Nebraska Bill?
6) Name four great battles
during the War for Southern Ir
dependence, the results, the com
manders, and the influence of
each on the struggle.
7) Name the Presidents that
have been elected mainly because
of their military records.
GRAMMAR-VALUE 100.
1) Decline I, thou, he, she, i.t
2) Write the plural of 7, Ger
man, fox, loaf, family. topaz,
wagon-load.
3) Compare ugly, near, little,
plentiful, round.
4) Give the principal parts of
Irive, begin, choose, wind, swear,
)ind.
5) State the uses of the fol
owing moods: indicative, poten
ial, subjuictive. Give 1st per
on, singular, present perfect tense
>f ring pi'the three moods.
6) orrect and parse the fol
ow' The person who you are
1oi;o much for does no.t ap
iate your kindness.
-VALUE'100.
t of the jo
-5 miles per~ Vur, an
If at rate of 51 miles
ow long did it take
n left i of his estate to
-8 of the remainder to
and the rest to his daugh
;er. -.he. wife received $546,75
nore than the daughter, what did
mach receive?
5) A garrison of 357 men had
!ood for 112 days; but reinforce
nents came and the food lasted
>nly 98 days. How many men
w-ere received as reinforcements?
6) How must a dealer mark an
article coating $6.50 so as to sell
t 9 per cent below marked price,
md still make 12 per cent profit?
7). What principal at 7 per
~ent will amt. to $307.35 in 1 yr.
5m. 18 da.?
What is value of ?4 7s. 8d. if
01= $4.80 ?
ALGEBRA-VALUE 50.
1) Define coefficient; exponent.
4) In midwinter in St. Peters
urg the night is 13 hours longer
;han the day; how many hours of
lav, of night?
5) T-wo bodies are 96 yards
apart. If they move towards
each other they will meet in 8
sees.; but if they move in the
same direction the swifter over
;akes the slower in 48 secs. Find
-ate of each.
m+n 2m
Simplify
4 5 {3x
Extract square root of
19 x2 + Ox +25 +x4 +30 x
Ch arleston College Questions.
III. ENGLISH.
I. Write out a list of the books
you have read under the three
hieadings (a) Novels, (b) Poems.
znd Dramas, (c) Es.says~ and other
Prose JmorAs. Underline once
bhe titles of the books you like
best; twice, the titles of those
you know best. Say how you
[ave studied those which you
know best.
II. Write in a free and natural
wvay, but carefully, from 250 to
300 words of any one (choo8e only
one) of the following subjects:
My reasons for Going to Col
y Favorite Study
A Day of Country Life
A Scene in Charleston
An Exciting Part of a Game
III. 1. How different to this
is the life of Fv'via! 2. She con
siders her husband as her stew
ard, and looks upon discretion
and good housewifery as little
domestic virtues unbecoming a
woman of quality. 3. She thinks
life lost in her own family, and
fancies herself out of the world
when she is not in the ring, the
playhouse, or the drawing-room.
4. She lives in a perpetual motion
of body and restlessness of
thought, and is never easy in any
one place when she thinks there
is more company in another. 5.
The missing of an opera the first
night would be more afflicting to
her than the death of a child.
6. She pities all the valuable
part of her own sex, and calls
every woman of a prudent, modest,
retired life, a poor-spirited, un
polished creature. 7. What a
mortification would it be to Ful
via, if she knew that her setting
herself to view is but exposing
herself, and that she grows con
temptible by being conspicuous!
In the above passage
(a) Name, by number, the sen
tences which are (1) simple, (2)
compound, (3) complex.
(b) What is the full subject of
sentence (5)?
(c) What are the elauses in sen
tence (7)? What part of speech is
setting and exposing?
(d) Write out and classify, all
the praes in sentences 1 and 3.
IV. HISTORY.
1. Give a full account of oc-.
currences in Boton-on the way
to Lexington and Concord, and ]
on the return, from April 18th to a
April 20th, 1775.
2. Trace the movements of <
Cornwallis fpom the moment he I
rend r
ZWhen was thereo
Peace between Great Britain and
the United States definitely
signed?
When was the Constitution
adopted? What State was the
last to sign? On what day in
what year was Washington inau
gurated?
4. Name the Presidents in order
giving the term of office of each
-from Washingten to Polk.
5. Explain the state of feeling
in the country which made the
act of Genet possible, and tell
what he attempted to do.
6. Name three very important
occurrences dvring Jefferson's ad
ministration and describe each
full.
V. GEOGRA PHY.
1. Draw a map of North Amer
ica-marking on its coast, as
nearly as possible, the spaces
covered by its several political
divisions.
2. Name the 8 largest cities
strung along the great Lakes (in
the U. S.) from Oswego to Duluth
-neither of these included.
3. Name the countries of South
America in order beginning at the
Isthmus of Panama-going east
and by way of south back to said
Isthmus.
4. Name all the countries of
Europe, telling which are penin
sular and which insular.
5. Name the capitals of Spain
-Portugal-Austria-Sweden.
6. Beginning at the Red Sea
and goiang east-tell all the coun
tries of Asia one would pass if
sailing to the Yellow Sea.
II. GEOMETRY.
NoTE.-Applicants for admis
sion who have never studied
Geometry may omit the questions
on this subject, and if they meet
the requirements in the other
subjects, they will be admitted
on condition. Opportunity to re
move this condition will be given
during the College session.
(Answer any four questions)
1. At any point on a line erect
a perpendicular to the line.
2. What is the locus of all
points equi-distant from two
given intersecting lines? State
and prove.
3. From a point without a cir
ele draw a tangent to the circle.
4.- Show how to circumscribe a
circle about a triangle.
5. The square on the hypoten
ise of a right -angled triangle is
equal to the sum of the squares
on the two other sides.
ALGEBRA.
1. Factor x1 - y'"; xG + yc;
x4 - y4
2. Factor x2 - x - 30; x! +
7 x + 12
3. Solve a x + b y = c
px+qy- r
4. Solve x2-i x + =0
5. Solve x+ 7-x =
x TV
South Carolina College Questions.
ENGUSH.
1. Define gender, number and
case. Form possessive case sing
ular and plural of lady, child,
mouse, valley, editor-in-chief.
Decline she, they, who.
2. Name the moods and define
tense. Conjugate present tense
of send, will, and give principal
parts of call, be, give, seek, put.
Explain the infinitives in "He
will go to see the house to let."
3. Analyze: "Our Father, wkich
art in Heaven, hallowed be thy
name. thy kingdom come, thy will
be done on earth as it is in Hea
vlen." Parse itzlicised words.
4. Write a paragraph of 150
words on My Favorite Author, or
>n Country Life Compared with
rown Life, or on Modes of
Fraveling.
GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY.
South Carolina.
1. Locate Dorchester County.
Jonway. Tyger River. Seaboard
tir Line Railway. Bound your
Jounty.
2. Describe the destruction of
libault's Colony. The Campaign
,gainst the Cherokees, 1761.
3. Effect of Braddock's defeat
>n the settlement of South Caro
ina. Cause and progresa of
ator troubles, about 1768.
C g.Pin e
m. m ore Simms.
United States.
5. Name rivers flowing from
;he East into the Mississippi.
Locate Adirondacks. Pike's Peak.
Sit. St. Elias.
6. Name the waters traversed
y a steamer from New York
;hrough the Suez Canal to Manila
7. John Tyler's administration;
ssues, parties and leaders.
8. Territory acquired by the
Iexican War.
9. Lee~s Campaign in Mary
and, 1863.
10. Issues, parties and leaders
n the Campaign of 1896.
LATIN.
1. Translate: Horum adventn
banta rerum commutatio est facta,
it nostri, etiam qui vulneribus
3onfecti procubuissent, scutis in
aiixi proelium redintegrarent; tum
solones perterritos hostes con
spicati etiam inermes armatis
ccurrerunt, equites vero, ut
burpitudinem fugae virtute dele
eent, omnibus in locis pugnarunt,
iuo so legionariis militibuis prae
Eerrent.
II. 1. Decline Horum; qui;.vul
'teribus; hostes; militibus.. 2.
Uell where found and give prin
~ipal parts of confecti; procubuis
sent; occurrerunt; delerent; prae
~errent. -. - -
III. Write in Latin: 1. The.ar
eival of these made ag"reat change.
2. They leaned on thieir sheilds
in order to renew the biftle. 3.
rhey fought so that the baseness
>f flight was wiped out. 4. We
nust frighten the enemy.
MATHEMATIC3..
1. Add together three thous
mnd, four hundredths, eight
benths, forty, three-fourths, one
ialf, and two and two-tenths.
Divide .00042 by 200. and explaini
rour method.
3. Find what per cent. of *i~ is.
ERow many bonds bought at~ 9.8
per cent. must I sell at 112 per
rent. to make $24,000 profit? ~
7. A crew which can 'pilll ad
he rate of 12 miles an hour do*p
he stream, finds that it takes
wice as long to come up~ tiIe
river as to go down.. At -ksa
rate does the stream flow?
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