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1931 Test

1931 Test

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8th grade test from 1931
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S'l'ATE
of
WF~STVIRGINIADEPARTMENTOFFREESCHOOLSELEMENTARYDIPLOMATEST
J
I.
GEOGRAPHY
May7-8,1931
Thursday,
9:15-10:45
A.M.
In
one
or
twoparagraphseachdiscussthemajorandminorindustriesofyourcountyandexplainhowtheclimate,naturalregionsandnaturalresourceshavein-fluencedtheirdevelopment.
II.
NameonecountryotherthantheUnitedStatesthatproducesmuchwheat,cattle,cotton,coal,sugar,coffee,gold,oranges.
IIII.'I'he
UnitedStatesisthewealthiestandoneofthemostinfluentialcountriesoftheworld.Whataresomeofthereasonsfor
its
wonderfulgrowthinits
155
yearsofexistence?
j
IV.Whatcausesrain?Whydodesertshavelittlerain?V.NamefivecitiesofWestVirginiawithreasonsforlocationandgrowthofeach.VI.TraceacarloadofcoalfromaWestVirginiacoalfieldtoaseaportoralakeport.VII.NameandlocatetheprincipalhealthresortsintheUnitedStates.InWestVirginia.
j
VIII.Whatcountryoftheworldismostdenselysettled?Whichonehassparsestpopula-tion?Whatarethereasonsforthis'!IX.WhyisNewEnglandlosing'manyofhertextileindustries?
J
X.Whatinfluence/hastheNileRiveronEgypt?TheKongobasinissmallerthantheAmazon.Whyisitmoreimportant?
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DEPARTMEN'rOFEDUCATION·························-··········.·...West
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Di
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f.
OrthographyReadingPenmanshipAritJ.imetic.EnglishGrammarPhysiologyandHygieneCivilGovernment
~....?V.
Va.Hfstr"
(~"Qgraphy.Agricultur~'.Average.':Phesegl'adesdo(ordonot)entitle."Di}Jlomawhichadmitsyoutoany'HighYSOcuhtol~nWI"lel1len~ar:y
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STATEOFWESTVIRGINIA.DEPARTMENTOFFREESCHOOLSELEMENTARYDIPLOMATEST
IV.
READING
April9-10,1981Thursday,1:00-2:00
P.
M.WriteasketchofthelifeofLongfellow.Nametheauthorsofthefollowingwritings:
(8)
Robinso'l1Crusoe;(b)TheCourtshipofMilesStandish;
(c)
SongofMarion'sMen;(d)MaudMuller:(e)TheLegendofSleepyHollow:
(f)
TheRaven:(g)TheGreaStoneFace:(h)Evange.line:(I)TheHeri..tage;
(j)
TheStarSpangledBanner,Giveone
stanzaofa
poemfromyourfavoriteauthor.Whatdoesthereadingofgoodliteraturehavetodowiththetrainingofboysandgirls?V.
Name
theauthorandselectionfromwhich
tho
followingquotations
are
taken:
"And
thatgovernmentofthepeople,bythepeo-ple,forthepeople,
shallnot
perishfromtheearth":"Sinkorswim,liveordie,sur-viveorperish,
I
givemyhandandmyheart
to
thisvote":"Ah,distinctlyIrememberitwasinthebleakDecember,andeachsepa-ratedyingemberwroughtitsghostuponuponthe
flOO1'."
Whowrote"PaulRevere'sRide"?Tellsome-thing
of
thehistoricalbackground
of
this
STATEOFWESTVIRGIN1ADEPARTMENTOFFREESCHOOLSELEMENTARYDIPLOMATEST
';
\I.
~II.
PHYSIOLOGYANDHYGU}NFl
April9-10,1981Thursday,10:45-12:00A.M.
I.
Discussthe
care
oftheteeth.Showthatgoodteethareessentialtohealth.
II.
Whyistheventilationofschoolroomsneces-sary?
Give
somemethodsofventilation.III.WriteapageonthepointsoftheWestVir-giniaStandardBoyor
Girl.
IV.Ifyouare.under-weight,whatshouldyoudo?V.What
do
wemean
by
inoculationandvacci-nation?Explainfully.
VI.
Namesomeimportantusesoftheskin.Whyshouldwebathe?VII.WhatisHygiene
7
Whyis
it
animporl;mltl'Iubjcct.?
III.
VI.
poem.VII.GiveashortreportononeofthebooksyouhavereadinReadingCircleworkthisyear,usingthefollowingoutlille:Nameofau-thor,locationofplot,twomajorcharacters,threeminorcharacters,outcomeofstoryandclassificationastobiographyandhis-tory,fiction,nature,fairytales.
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S'l'A'l'EOF
WEST
VIRGINIADEPARTMENTOFFREESCHOOLSELEMENTARYDIPLOMATESTCIVICS
April9-10,1931Thursday,3:00-4:00P.M.
I.
What
constitutesa
community?Writeabout
apage,
n.
Showhowgoodhomelifetendstodecreasetheneedofgovernment.III.Make
a
listofthepowersofthe,PresidentoftheUnitedStatesascontainedintheConstitution.IV.WhatdoesthefamilydofortheeducationofthechildrenthattheschoolcannotdoTWhatdoestheschooldo.thatthefamilycannot?
V.
Distinguishbetweenpovel-tyandpauperismanddiscussthemostimportantcausesof'pauperism.
VI.
Statethedifferencebetweenadirecttax:andanindirecttax.
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STATEOFWESTVIRGINIADEPARTMENTOFFREESCHOOLSELEMENTARYDIPLOMATESTENGLISH
April9-10,1931Thursday,2:00"3:00P.M.
I.
Writeaparag1'31?hononeofthefollowing:"HowwemayImproveourschoolgrounds"orapictureyouhavestudied.Underlinethetopicsentence.II.Pillinblanksinthefollowingsentencewiththecorrectword:
1.I
(guess,think)
I
(shall,
will)
go.2.Please(being,fetch)methebookyouarereading.
3.I
have(most,almost)cometotheendofmychapter.4.I(saw,seen)himtoday.
5.
He
is
olderthan
(I,
me).
6.
Nobody
in
(their,
his)
rightsenseswouldasksuch
a
thing.
'7.
Theflowerssmelled(sweetsweetly).8.Neitherofthegirlscouldtellwhat(she,they)saw.
9.
ShesentJohnand
(I,
me)
toseewhowasthere.1.0.Hehas(laid,lain)therealongtime.III.Writeadeclarativesentence,aninterrogativesentence,
a
complexsentenceand
a
com-poundsentence.
IV.Define
andusein
sentences:
transitiveverb,_participle,infinitiveandprepositionalphrase.V.WritealettertotheGeraldManufacturingCompany,Newark,N.J.,makingapplica-
tion
for
ajobas
filingclerk
in
theoffice.Givegeneraleducation,experience,etc.VI.Associateauthorandliterarywork:
1.0
Captain,
My
Captain
.1..:.'
Tennyson
2.EvangelineWhitman3.VisionofSirLaunfalLMathew
/4.
TheBeautitudes-Holmes
r:
5.
MaudMuller!'r:'-Longfellow6.ChargeoftheLightBrigade=-Bcctt
'7.TheChambered
Nautilus-:Lowell8.KneeDeepin
JUDe
.;LRiley
9.InFlandersF'ield
-Whittier10.BreathesthereaManwithSoulsoDead-McCrae(Insertnumberofauthor'spoeminspaceattheleft
of
eachname.)

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