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Archive for March, 2011

March 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 3 — March 2011

March 1st, 2011

In this month’s issue, Terry Ross argues that the military is on the wrong track in America and that the universal draft should be reinstated and made permanent. In our page 2 feature, Greg Roberts nominates himself Culture Czar. John M. Daniel recalls a memorable friend in The Artie Shaw business.

In Stand up and be counted Elizabeth Fournier brings us up to date on vertical burial. Toby Tompkins goes riding in Horse nonsense. Ed Goldberg remembers two performers in Out on the edge: Leonard Cohen and Captain Beefheart.

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Final exam

March 1st, 2011

BY BLACK LAMB

Could you have passed the eighth grade in 1895?

This is the final exam from Salina, Kansas.
It was taken from the original document on file at the Smoky Valley
Genealogical Society and Library in Salina and reprinted by the
Salina Journal.

Grammar (Time, one hour)
1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no modifications.
3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.
4. What are the Principal Parts of a verb? Give Principal Parts of do, lie, lay and run.
5. Define Case; illustrate each Case.
6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
7-10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.

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