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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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A Week in Literary History

July 26th, 2002

English author (Brave New World, 1932) is born in 1894 in Godalming, Surrey.

Aldous Huxley, b. July 26, 1894, d. 1963

huxleyHuxley started as a novelist with intellectual relatives and ended as an apostle of hallucinogens and Eastern religions, to which he devoted the last twenty years of his writing life. His clear eye for hypocrisy and, above all, his prescience will ensure that at least his novels are read for a long time.

Suggested Reading Novels Crome Yellow, 1921. Antic Hay, 1923. Point Counter Point, 1928. Brave New World, 1932. Eyeless in Gaza, 1936. After Many a Summer, 1939. Ape and Essence, 1948. Essays Essays New and Old, 1926. Vulgarity in Literature, 1930. The Doors of Perception, 1954. Other Beyond the Mexique Bay: A Traveller’s Journey, 1934. The Devils of Loudon, 1953.

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