1. (1) Explain how to find a word in the dictionary. (2) Name three things that the dictionary can tell you about words.
2. Write from memory a short stanza or paragraph from a selection you have studied during the year. Give the title of the selection from which you have quoted and name the author.
3. (1) Where is the table of contents of a book found, and of what importance is it? (2) Where is the index of a book found, and how is it useful?
4. (1) Which do you like better, Poetry or prose? Why? (2) Which do you like better, easy reading or difficult reading? Why?
5. Some selections should be read slowly while others should be read rapidly. Why? Name one selection of each kind.
6. Name an interesting selection you have read during the year and give a brief report of it.
7. Have you of your own choice ever read a selection more than once? Why? What two reasons might a person have for rereading a selection?
8. What kind of selections do you like best, those that describe or those that tell a story? Why?
9. Write the titles of five selections that you have studied from your reader during the year and give the author of two of them.
10. Write the name of the author of five of the selections given below: "Courtship of Miles Standish", "Rip Van Winkle", "The Chambered Nautilus", "Snow Bound", "Vision of Sir Launfal", "Gettysburg Address", "The Great Stone Face", "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard", "The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay", "Horatius at the Bridge", "The Death of Little Nell", "The Raven", "The Bishop and the Convict", "America", "The Snow Image".
(Examiner will detach Part II before giving out Part I.)
1. Write the abbreviations (1) for the days of the week, (2) for the months of the year.PENMANSHIP
2. Write words with the vowel sounds marked containing the following: "long a", "short a", "long oo", "short oo", "long e", short e", long u", "short u", "long i", "short i".
3. Use the following prefixes and suffixes in words and give the meaning of each word thus formed: er, im, pre, ful, sub, able, ness, trans, est, ous.
(Part II, having been detached, has been lost.)
1. Why should the writer face the desk squarely with both arms resting on the desk?
2. What has been your aim in learning to write?
3. Which is the more important in writing, speed or good form? Why?
4. Write the capital letters in family groups.
5. Write the small letters in family groups.
6-10. Copy neatly in your best handwriting the following stanzas:
"I murmur under moon and stars
In brambly wildernesses;
I linger by my shingly bars;
I loiter round my cresses;
And out again I curve and flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever."