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TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1912.
fOR THOSE WHO
Qasstions For Applicants For
. EXAMINATION HELD APRIL 6.
Prepared by the 8tate School Com
mlssloner to Test the Mental Qual
ification! or Those Who Seek Posi
tions as Teachers In the Public
Following Is tlic list of questions
m prepared uudor direction of the
tale commissioner of putilio schools,
and submitted at the county exam
ination for teachers April G, for elo
tncntary school certificates:
UNITED STATES HISTORY, IN
CLUDING CIVIL GOVERNMENT.
1. Name all the1 stales that were ad
knitted to the Union from 1789 to 1820.
2. What part did James Madison tako
'In framing the Constitution?
3. What is the purpose and value of
he President's message to Congress?
Should the President have the veto
power? Give your reasons for your
4. What is the cause of the present
trouble with Mexico? What is Presi
dent Taft's policy toward Mexico?
5. Trace the territorial growth of the
United Stales from 1789 to the present
6. Who was Samuel J. Tihjcn, John
Brown, Stephen A. Douglas, and Albert
7. Write a brief outl.ne of the first
ten amendments to the Constitution.
8. Name five leading generals of the
Union forces and five leading generals
of the Confederate forces, during the
1. The diagonal of one Jace of a cube
'Is V450 inches. Find the entirearca of
the cube, and the number of cubic inches
in the volume.
2. A man can do a certain wo-k in 6
days. He works one-half faster than
liis first sou. The first son works twice
as fast as a second son. How long will
it take the three, working together, to
4o the work?
3. A log 20 ft. long squares 24 inchrs
at the smaller ei.d; how many board
feet of lumber can be cut from this
log. allowing waste for the saw cut?
4. What per cent is realized from an
investment in 4 stock at 124,
5. The diagonal of a rectangular field
is 25 rods, the area of the field is 1 1-20
acres. What is the length and width of
of the field?
(5. A note for $240, dated January 1st,
is due in ft months, and draws 6 in
terest. This note was sold to a bank
Warth 17th, and was discounted at 8,
Tor what did the note sell?
7, A cistern is 8 ft. in diameter and 9
It. deep. How many barrels of water
noe it iiomr ioij gauous in cacn
&,' Four bushels of wheat have the
tame value ,is 15 bushels of oats. If
wheal is worth 2 cents a pound, what
li the the alue of oath per pound?
1. Locate definitely the position of
(be heart, lungs and diaphragm.
2. Describe the larynx; the bronchi;
3. What lawi have been pasted in
Trcent years in regard to the heating,
rveiailatiug, and lire protection of ouc
xoom school buildings?
4. What are In- outward s mptoins of
diseased tnmach? Of diseased
lungs? Of a diseased liver?
5. Define pulmonary circulation; por
tal circulation; s Acinic circulation,
6. Name two foods lhatare rich in
proteidsj starches; fats; mineral foods.
7. Write briefly of the dangers of
jiowcrful druas. ami narcotics. Are
drugs sold as "headache" remedies re
liable? 8. What are the cranial nerves?
Wame six pairs of cranial nencs,
1. Discuss briefly the writings of
Joseph Rodman Drake and Kitr-Grccnc
Z Who wis Daniel Webster? What
as his Seventh of March Sfeecht
3. Write a short synopsis of any one
of Hawthorne's novels.
4. Name one prnduclon of each of
the following writers Sidney I.anier,
7mes W. Riley, and Samuel I.. Clem
ns. 5. Write at least eight )iur, quoted
tfrom any one of Hums' works,
6. Name rive productions of Mfred
Tennyson. What works of Tennyson
lave you read?
7. Who wrote "The Rime of the
'Ancient Mariner," Write a brirf sum-
ry of this poem,
8. Name four of the best books, writ
ten by Charles Dickens.
The examination in reading will be
'Conducted by the examiner.
In case the applicant desires to apply
'Jet Hawkins Certificate, the result of
Jtt examination must be certified to the
State School Commissioner.
THEORY AND PRACTICE.
Based on Colgrove's "The Teacher
'tad The School."
1. Enumerate the many factors
scholarship adds in the success of a
2. Point out the advantages a profes
aional trained teacher has over a teacher
4hat has become successful on account
3. What in your opinion are the
functions of the elementary schools'
What should they be?
4. What are the privileges of the Box
rell-Pattcrson graduates? Outline tli
entire procedure a successful applicant
follows in obtaining a Uoxu ell-Patter
3. Define discipline; knowledge; col
6. Explain the "Balavia System" of
7. When was Arbor Day this year?
Did you obtain a copy of the Annual?
8. Point out many fartors that are
necessary in order to have good school
1. Name and locate the great moun
tain systcnu of Europe.
2. Name the three largest islands of
ihe East Indies, What arc the prncipal
exports of these islands?
3. What is the approximate latitude
and longitude of Australia. Name two
cities of Australia.
4. Name four railroad systems of the
United States; also four express com
panies. 5. What city of the United States is
the great trade center for .hogs; for
wheat; for coal; for cotton; for
tobacco; for iron products?
6. What is the latitude and longitude
of your county? Explain the difference
between so-called sun-time and stand
7. Name five of the leading industries
of any city of the State of Ohio.
8. Explain the causes for the rapid
growth of New York, Philadelphia, St
Louis, and Boston
"Ileavcn is not reached at a single
But we build the ladder by which
Ifrom the loiuly earth to the vaulted
And we mount to the summit round
Z Parse the italicised words of num
3. Write the conjugation of "teach"
in the imperative and infinitive moods.
4. Explain the derivation, classifica
tion, and properties of the participle.
5. Parse the italicized words of the
following sentence: it is well that he
6. What is a noun clause; an adver
bial phrase; an attribute; a subordinate
7. Write a complete classification of
the adjective, showing that you under
stand its etymology,
8. Illustrate by sentences; abridg
ment, and ellipsis. '
Copy the following quotation as a
specimen of your best penmanship.
I'or mankind are one in spirit, and an
instinct hears along,
Round the earth's electric circle, the
swift flash of right or wrong;
Whether conscious or unconscious, yet
Humanity's vast frame
Through its ocean-sundered fibres feels
the gush of joy or shame;
In the gain or loss of one race all the
rest have equal claim.
1. Define the following words; infal
lible, laconic, mortise, orthoepy, and
2. Name and illustrate all the vocals,
or vowel sounds.
3. What are the uses of silent letters?
When are letters considered silent?
4. Write three synonyms for each of
the following words: tame, pleasure,
happy, exit, and argue.
5-10. Spell browse, pedagogue, vi
cissitude, satellite, obsequies, tiffany,
erysipelas, devastate, aggravate, ulti
matum, heliotrope, passepartout, duo
decimal, anonymous, parhelion,
HIGH 8CHOOL AGRICULTURE.
1. (a) What grades study "Second
Division" work? (b) What work
should be given pupils of these grades
during the Spring term?
2. (a) What records should be re
quired of the pupil growing corn or
vegetables in contest work? (b) What
prizes are offered by the State Board of
Agriculture for agricultural products
exhibited at the next State Pair?
3. What causes soils to puddle? How
can this he prevented?
4. (a) What is meant by land being
in good tilth? (h) Why do northern
soils usually have a better tilth than do
those of the south?
5. Givr a good description of the corn
plant. What is the average yield of
corn per acre in your locality? What
is the average in the state?
6. What is meant by plants becoming
adapted to the climate? What is
DcCandolle's Law on this subject?
7. Distinguish between deep and
shallow cultivation in corn, Which is
the better method?
8. Explain the following terms that
occur in Agricultural books: (a)
Leaching of the soil, (h) 2, 10, 8 as
used in discussing fertilizers, (c) rum
inants in animals, (d) fungi, (e) nutri
tive ratio, (f) and the process of nit
rification. ELEMENTARY AGRICULTURE.
1. (a) Why does girdling a tree cause
its death? (b) Draw a diagram illus
rating the movement of the sap current
In a tree.
2. (a) Define pollination, (b) How
is it uiually done? (c) Give the steps
in hand pollination, (d) Why do plant
breeders sometimes resort to this
3. (a) Name four rules that should
be observed in the proper selection of
seed corn, (b) What is a seed corn
grader? Why used?
4. (a) Describe the process of cleft
grafting? (b) Of budding, (c) What
fruits are usually budded? (d) Illus
trate the first two by a drawing,
5. What is Ihe purpose of spraying?
What is the new law in Ohio regarding-',
6. (a) What is the chief reason for
the decreasing productiveness of the
soil? (b) What should the farmer do
to restore his land to its normal con
dition? 7. (a) What records should be re
quired of the pupil growing corn ot
vegetables in contest work? (b) What
prizes are offered by the. State Hoard
of Agriculture for agricultural products
exhibited at the next State Pair?
8. (a) What grades study "Second
Division" work? (b) What work
should be given pupils of these grades
during the Spring term?
The'.e are two Christian Scientists
lu the United States senate, Clapp of
Mlpnitota nd. Work! of CtHforjIfc
Examination Held Saturday,
April 6, 1912,
Prepared by the School Commissioner
to Test the Mental Qualifications
of Applicants For Teachers' Spe
THEORY AND PRACTICE.
Paut I. Child-Study.
1 Discuss the value of Kindergarten
training (a when and under what
restrictions children should he admit
ted to Kindergarten schools; (h) chil
dren that should be excluded; (c) re
sults thai should he obtained.
2. When should children be admitted
to the public schools? What do yon
expect them to know the first day they
come to school?
3 State the important features of the
laws of Ohio that apply to the admis
sion of pupils to the public schools.
Hchvccn what ages may the truancy
laws be enforced?
4. In your opinion, do children in
crease in veracity and modesty during
the first two years of school?
5. Why arc women more successful
as teachers in the lower grades than
men? (Only complete answer should
be given credit.)
6. Explain your system of getting
backward children to express them
selves in sentences.
7 Explain how you manage the child
that insists on repeating the answer of
8. How do you punish a child when
the child takes things that do not belong
to him? Point out several facts that
must be considered before the child is
9. Discuss the relation that should
exist between the primary teacher and
10. Show the necessity of a strong
personality in primary work.
Part II. Lusson Plans.
1. Write in detail your lesson .plans
for the day: (a) The length of time
coveted; (b) number of periods per
day; (c) the order of recitations and
2. Discuss the scope of number work
for the first year of school. (Be
definite in your answer.)
3. What is the Ilatavia System ol
leaching? Do you favor this method
of-instruction for primary teachers?
4. Give definitely your reasons for the
order ou have suggested for tlfc sev
eral recitations of the day. (Answer
this question without repeating your
answer for number onc.)
5. Mention the professional training
you have had for this work and tlfc
magazines you read to better prepare
yourself for primary teaching. (This
should be considered one of the im
portant questions of this examination.)
Part III. Mctuods.
1. Write a detailed account of the
method you use in teaching reading.
Wny is it necessary mat you icacn
reading by a definite method?
i. Name all the methods used m
teaching rending in the public schools of
Ohio. In what ways is your method
better than the others named?
3. Explain the origin of the number
concept. What methods of teaching
numbers arc used in most schools of
4. Show the relation of work and
play iii the primary department. Should
the children understand the difference?
5. How Jo you conduct your march
ing games, songs and other gymnastic
exercises. How much time per day do
you deote to such exercises? When?
6. Outline jour method of teaching
language to first year pupils. How do
you relate language to other subjects in
7. Should the lessons in primary work
follow each other systematically, or is
each day's work complete in itself,
8. What system of writing do you
teach in your schools? Should a
teacher expect to have all her pupils
become good writers?
9. Write ut least twenty-four lines of
poetry you would teach a first-year
puiiil n a memory exercise,
10. Do you use lesson charts in your
primary classes, If not, why? (Answer
this question definitely.) .
1. Write all the combinations ou
tench as number facts in combinations
from 1 to 12,
2, Show how you teach division and
multiplication in combination with addi
tion. .1. Is the teaching of subtraction nec
essary? Why? Do you teach the mul
tiplication tables as a memory exercise?
4. Show the process you use in teach
ing "carrying" in addition. (Answer
this question definitely.)
5. Do you teach addition as a count
ing exercise? If you do not, do you
allow a backward pupil to add in this
6. When do you introduce fractious
ns part of your number work? What
fractions do you teach?
7. Write a list of five written exer
cises for third grade pppiW. Show the
difference between written and oral
8. When would you place the arith
metic in the hands of the pupil,' Jus
tify your answer.
0. State definitely the amount of
arithmetic that pupils should master in
the first four years of school.
10. Show your method of teaching
long division. Why is long division
the most difficult principle of arithmetic
for the child to master?
Note This examination applies only
to the first four grades of the clemen
Inclivmnc. Nature Study, Physiology
1. Write a thorough discussion of the
primar) division work in agriculture as
outlined by the tentative course for the
2. What is the first division work in
this course? How should this work !.
3. What are adenoids? Why should
the ttravher know wlieu a child hs ade
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noids? Point out several aWtfttfons
that arc the result of adenoids.
4. Should a primary teacher teach the
effects of alcohol anil narcotics? If so,
to what extent ? .
5. What are the nrst symptoms of
each of the following epidemics: meas
les, diphtheria, scarlet fever, and ton
silitis? 6. Draw a diagram of the following
leaves to show'lhat jou have some abil
ity in free-hand drawing and that you
you know the. leaves (a) white oak.
(b )maple, (c) elm, (d) hickory, (e)
7. How do you teach primary pupils
to sing, by rote or by note? Name
several songs you use.
8. What physical ailments not men
tioned previously in this examination
are likely to make the child dull and
listless? What are the symptoms of
these troubles, and how do ou over
come these difficulties?
9. How may a primary teacher pro
tect herself from being imposed upon by
the parents of a menially deficient child?
Should such children be allowed to
attend public schools?
10. What is the ;law' concerning the
teaching of agriculture in public
schools? Docs this law apply to pri
mary schools' ,
READING, INCLUDING WRITING
1. Write a brief history of the origin
and development of the alphabet.
2, What arc lessons in phonics? Is
it necessary to teach diacritical marks,
when you teach the phonetic method of
3, Sliow the purpose and importance
of word drills in teaching reading.
4. Do jou teach phonograms? Write
several phonograms, and illustrate how
they arc taught
5. When do you begin to teach oral
reading? Justify your answer.
6, Do you teach writing as a special
exercise? What principles of writing
iloi jou emphasize? When should a
child he allowed to use pen and ink in
Jus writing exercises.
7. What is silent readinc? What is
the purpose of silent reading? When
should the training in silent reading be
8. Would you teach the use of the
dictionary to pupils below the fifth
grade? Justify your answer.
9. Outline the amount and kind of
reading you woult choose from liter
ature for pupils as supplementary read
ing for the first four grades. (This list
should he definite and complete.)
10. Show the necessity and value of
good articulation and nuncialinn hv the
teacher, and the results that should be
expected from the pupils.
Cost of Living.
Not what to out. but how to get It.
Ntw York American.
Tim plmit to cut tho cost of living Is
right In the middle. Oninlui lieu.
Once In nwhllo you see n lunn who
is no rich tluit ho can nfl'onl to buy u
now iiiitonmltlle mid tstop at n iiieiit
iimrla'l on hN wny homo to buy n
pound or two ot pork tenderloin. Chi
A lawsuit. In Baltimore brings to
light the fuel thut a nunibc-r of fulse
teeth vuluwl at $5,000 In September nre
now estimated to be worth $7,00O-nn-othor
proof of tho increuscd cost ot
dining:. Now York World,
If those Mexicans were poAeed of
n real nolghbotly gplrlt thoy would tell
us what they aro fighting nhout.
Olovtdnnd Leader.' ,
Chltm now tins a republican form of
government, nlthougli several' yenrs
muy ellipse beforo a majority of the
Chinese llml It out. Kuntms City
Sir Ollbert Purlier Is undoubtedly
right In siiylng thrtt diplomacy of the
sort practiced by Buglnnd and Itussln
iifalilht Perslti icqulres "long and sub
tin training" Nuw York World.
Tompor onuses the groatest ntfulrs to
Ik dccldod by thuT'uiost paltry reasons.
It bbsciuvs overy talent, paralyzes ov
Ir.v energy and renders Its victims lu
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LINOLEUM OF DUBABILITY
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We carry fill kinds and sizes of curtain poles.
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Brass sash rods
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Chicago, HI, April 8Tho eight
day campaign under tho auspices of
tho Mon and Uollglon Forward Move
ment for tli.j ovangcll.atlon of this
city began today with a surles ot
meetings in various parts of tho city,
at which many noted ministers and
laymen addressed iargu gatherings of
man and boys, AccouIIhk to plan of
campaign theru will be dally mass
meetings at control points and small
er special mootlngs In tho afternoons
with n vlow of attracting as many
working men and boys us possible.
REPUBLICANS AT ROCHESTER
Hoehostor, N. Y., April 8 Many
delegates and visitors are arriving In
tho city for tho Republican State con
vention, which Is io moot horo tomor
row to adopt a platform and elect del-gatos-at-largo
to tho national convention at Chicago.
With tho Taft peoplo lu control, a
hearty Indorsement of tho national
administration Is assured, It Is hx
peeted also that tho platform will do
eluo against tho rwall of Judges or
any cliniigb In tho present Judiciary
system. Tho most important feature
under discussion on tho ovo of the
gathering Is tho question as to what
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FRANK E. KIRBY
force. If any, Colotwl Roosevelt's
friends aro to oxort In tho conven
tion, Dr. Nicholas .Murray Dutler, presi
dent of Columbia University, Is to be
tho temporary presiding oflkor, and
Senator Klllm Hoot Is slated for Uio
p.aniianent chairmanship of tho con
vention. It is oxpoctcd that tho four
delegates-ut-largo will bo selected
from 'nmong Senator Hoot, William
Herri of Hrooklyn, William Hamas,
Jr., chairman or the State committee,
Dr. Nicholas Munay Hutlcr, and
Jacob Gold Scburmr.n, president of
WOMAN TO DE TRIED
St. Louis, Mo., April 8Tho caso
of Mrs, Alma .lames, accused of the
murder of her husband, was called
for trial today. The, killing occurred
Inst May, Mrs, James shooting bar
husband three times as ho lay In bed.
Temporary Insanity, duo to Indigni
ties suffered at her husband's hands,
will bo tho plea of tho defense, ac
cording to Mrs. James' nttornoys,
LOUISIANA REPUBLICANS SPLIT
Alexandria, La., April S In ro
sponso to the call of tho State coutral
commlttc,'1 a stato convention of Re
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bore today to nnmo delegates to tho
national convontlon, at Chicago. The
convention includes a largo propor
tion of tho old so-called "hlack-aud-tan"
delegates and most of tho Fed
eral officeholders aud is oxpocted to
dcclaro unanimously -for tho ronomln
atlon of Presidont Taft. Tho anti-administration
taction Is arranging U
hold a convention horo onrly in May
to name a contesting delegation to
the- Chicago convention.
EGG-ROOLING ON '
WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS.
Washington, I). C April 8 In ac
cordance with time-honored custom
the grounds south of tlw White
Houtc were thrown open today to
child! en for tho traditional Eaator
Mondnj egg-rolllng. (Jhlldron ot Ull
rich and poor, white- aid colored, aU
wore admitted and woro allowed to
play and make merry on tho beautiful
lawns, hunting for Kaster eggs and
miniature rabbits, while the foun
tains sparkled In the Sunlight and
tho United States Engineers' band
playod lively music. Adults were ad
mitted to tho grounds only If they
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