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University of the State of New York

Examinations Department

111th examination

READING COURSE 6

MODERN FOREIGN CLASSICS

Thursday, June 15, 1893-1: 15 to 4:15 p. m., only.

Answer any 10 of these questions but no more

Each complete and accurate answer to be allowed 10 credits

DON QUIXOTE

1 For what purpose was Don Quixote written?

2 What can you say of the author's style?

3 Describe what seems to you the most striking incident in the book. 4 Compare the character of the knight with that of his servant.

LES FEMMES SAVANTES

5 Outline the story of Les femmes savantes.

6 Comment on Chrysale's idea of the duty of women and his policy at this time.

7 Explain Henriette's feeling for Trissotrin.

PAUL AND VIRGINIA

8 Give a description of the island home of Paul and Virginia.

9 What is the name of the island and where is it situated?

10 Write an account of the interposition of Paul and Virginia in behalf of the fugitive slave.

INFERNO

II What are sometimes called the sources of the Divine comedy? 12 Describe Dante's meeting with Virgil.

13 Contrast Dante's inferno with that described by Milton.

14 Enumerate the different circles of the inferno, giving a brief description of each.

CID

15 Name three characters mentioned in this work, giving characteristics of each.

16 Show the connection of these characters with each other and with the plot of the play.

University of the State of New York

Examinations Department

104th examination

ARITHMETIC

Tuesday, September 27, 1892—9:15 a. m. to 12: 15 p. m., only

48 credits, necessary to pass, 36

NOTE.- Give all operations (except mental ones) necessary to find results. Reduce each result to its simplest form and mark it Ans.

1 Define and illustrate (a) quotient, (b) common fraction, (c) compound number, (d) composite number, (e) proportion, (f) square

root.

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2 Name (a) six consecutive orders of units of which thousandths is the lowest; (b) four consecutive periods of which thousands is the lowest.

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3 Find the prime factors of 1001 and 1309, and from these factors form the greatest common divisor and the least common multiple of the two numbers.

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4 If five bushels of wheat cost $4.75, how much will 8 bushels cost? (Solve by analysis, giving each step in full.) 4

5 Divide the sum of four thousandths and four millionths by their difference, extending the result to four places of decimals.

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6 Find the cost at 35 c. per cubic yard of excavating a trench 6 rods long, 1 yards wide, 1 foot 6 inches deep.

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7 I buy oranges at 8 cents a dozen and retail them at the rate of 2 for 3 cents; find the per cent profit.

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8 Find the amount of $87.63 from April 29, 1891, to September 27, 1892, at 5% simple interest.

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9 The proceeds of a four-months' bank note dated May 1, 1892, and discounted at a bank on the same date at 6 per cent, were $3600; find the face of the note.

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10 At what price must 6% bonds be bought to yield 4% on the investment? 3 II If 8 men reap 36 acres of grain in 9 days, working 9 hours a day, how many men will reap 48 acres in 12 days, working 12 hours a day? 4 12 If a 5 cent coin weighs 5 grams, how many kilograms will $100 in that coin weigh?

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University of the State of New York
Examinations Department

105th examination

ARITHMETIC

Tuesday, November 22, 1892 - 9:15 a. m. to 12:15 p. m., only

48 credits, necessary to pass, 36

NOTE.-Give all operations (except mental ones) necessary to find results. Reduce each result to its simplest form and mark it Ans.

I Define multiple, divisor, ratio, decimal fraction. Give an illustration of each,

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2 Indicate the following operations by signs in one connected expression: The sum of 3 and 4 multiplied by the difference between 9 and 5, and the product divided by 2 times 7. Perform the operations

indicated.

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3 Write a complex fraction. State the reasons for regarding this fraction as complex. Reduce it to a simple fraction and this result to a decimal.

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5 Bought 15786 lbs. of hay at $12 per ton and sold it at $14 per ton; find the whole gain and the gain per cent.

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6 A field 10 chains 50 links long and 8 chains 40 links wide, produces 40 bushels of oats per acre; what is the value of the crop at 35 cents a bushel?

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7 If 21 brick are used in one cubic foot of masonry, how many brick will be needed for a wall 60 ft. long, 1 ft. 6 in. thick and 18 ft. 8 in. high? What will the brick cost at $7 per M? (Solve by cancellation.) 5 8 Find the amount of $945.15 from December 15, 1891, to November 22, 1892, at 42% simple interest.

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If 4 men in 9 days can dig a trench 36 rods long, 2 ft. wide and 3 ft. deep, how many men will it take to dig a trench 90 rods long, 3 ft. wide and 4 ft. deep in 15 days? (Solve by proportion.)

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10 The sides of a rectangle are 8 ft. and 10 ft.; find its diagonal correct to 3 places of decimals.

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II A note for $560 payable in 90 days is discounted at a bank 30 days after it is dated; find the proceeds.

12 How many liters of water will be contained in a vessel whose base is 1 meter square and whose depth is 6 decimeters?

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University of the State of New York

Examinations Department

106th examination

ARITHMETIC

Friday, December 30, 1892-9: 15 a. m. to 12: 15 p. m., only

100 credits, necessary to pass, 75

NOTE-Give all operations (except mental ones) necessary to find results. Reduce each result to its simplest form and mark it Ans.

I Distinguish between (a) a compound and a denominate number; (b) interest and discount. Illustrate by examples.

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2 What will be the cost of carrying 250 cords of wood 100 miles, if a railway charges 1 cent a mile for carrying one cord the first 40 miles and 3 cents a cord for every 4 miles of the remaining distance? 10 3 Find the sum of 93, 81, 53 and 12. Express the result both as a fraction in lowest terms and as a decimal.

8 4 What part of an ounce (apothecaries' weight) is 5 drams and 2 scruples? 6 5 In how many days will a boy earn, at 75 cents a day, as much as a man earns in 90 days at $2.75 a day?' 6 6 What must be the length of a field 88 feet wide to contain one third of an acre? 8 7 What will it cost to paint the walls and ceiling of a hall 48 feet long, 27 feet wide, 18 feet high, at 95 cents a square yard? 8

8 A merchant marks an article $2.80, but in selling it takes off 5% for cash; if the rate of his profit is 33% what was the cost of the article?

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9 What is the amount of $255.40 from Feb. 16, 1891 to Dec. 10, 1892 at 5% ? 6

10 A note of $275, dated Oct. 14, payable in 60 days, is discounted Oct. 14 at 6%; find the proceeds.

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11 Divide $720 among A, B and C, so that the number of dollars they receive shall be as the numbers 5, 6 and 7. 6

12 The side of a square room is 40 feet; find the distance, correct to two decimal places, between the diagonal corners of the floor. ΙΟ 13 If alcohol costs 50 cents a liter what is the cost of 7.5

deciliters?

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University of the State of New York

Examinations Department

107th examination

ARITHMETIC

Tuesday, January 24, 1893-9: 15 a. m. to 12: 15 p. m., only

100 credits, necessary to pass, 75

NOTE Give each step of solution, indicating the operations by appropriate signs. Use cancelation when possible. Reduce fractions to lowest Express final result in its simplest form and mark it Ans.

terms.

I Write a number which shall be at the same time simple, composite, abstract and even. State why it fills each of these requirements.

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2 Simplify ; reduce the simplified fraction to a decimal and express it in words.

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3 A field of 18 acres produces 26 bushels of wheat per acre; each bushel of wheat makes 52 lb. of flour; if 196 lb. of flour are worth $5 what is the value of the crop?

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4 Find the cost of a stick of timber 40 ft long, 12 in. wide, 9 in. thick at $12.50 per M, board measure. 6 5 A roll of wall paper 8 yd long and 18 in. wide costs 25 c.; what will be the cost of paper for the four walls of a room 30 ft x 27 ft x 9 ft, no allowance being made for openings?

8 6 Find the amount of $375 for 11 months, 17 days at 41% simple interest.

8 7 A man walks 83 miles in 2 hours, 20 minutes; how long will it take him to walk 11 miles? (Solve both by analysis and by proportion.)

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8 I buy stocks at 4% discount and sell at 4% premium; what per cent profit do I make on the investment? 8

9 On an article listed at $8 a trade discount of 20%, 10% and 5% is made; find the selling price. 8

10 Find the cost, at 25 cents a rod, of building a fence round a square 10 acre field. 8 II How many gold rings, each weighing 5 pwt, 18 gr., can be made from 2 oz. 6 pwt of gold?

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