The following questions were propounded
to the young men and women of the county
who took the Boxwell tests in this city last Saturday


  1. Find the amount of the following bill, retaining all fractions
    300 pounds sugar at 4-¾ cents a pound
    1 dozen and ten eggs at 32 cents a dozen
    ¼ dozen knives and forks at $2.50 a dozen
    12-½ yards of toweling 12-½ cents a yard
  2. Take the two numbers 445.3 and .073, find (a.) their sum (b) their difference (c) their product, (d) the quotient of the first divided by the second (2 ½ credits for each part)
  3. A field is half a mile long and a quarter of a mile wide. If 2 ¼ acres are plowed each day, how many days will be required to plow it?
  4. Having the radius of a circle, how can you find the area of the circle? Having the dimensions of a joist, how do you find the number of board feet it contains?
  5. A house and lot are worth $3,500. The house is worth six times as much as the lot, find the value of each.
  6. Find the simple interest on $2347.50 for 3 yr. 6 mo. 15 da. at 4 ½ % per annum.
  7. There are 40 pupils in a class, and each needs a ruler and a drawing compasses. The price of the rulers is $0.35 per doz. Net, and of the compasses $1.65 per doz. less 10 per cent and 5 per cent. What will the supplies cost the school?
  8. The floor of a room is a square and contains 144 sq. ft. The room contains 1268 cu. ft. Find the three dimensions of the room.
  9. (a) A boy was present 304 half days during the school years which contains 320 half days. What was his percent of attendance? (b) In the same school a girl attended 313 half days. What was her percent of attendance?
  10. The center pole of a circus tent is 35 ft. high, and a guy rope is stretched from the top of the pole to a stake 56 ft. from the bottom. How long is the rope supposing the ground level and rope straight allowing 4 inches for tying?


  1. Define language, word, grammar, sentence, appositive.
  2. Give examples of how sentences are classified (a) in regard to meaning (b) in regard to form.
  3. Use a word in a sentence as an adjective. Expand the phrase into an equivalent clause.
  4. Use in sentences and name each of the following: (a) a collective noun (b) a relative pronoun (c) a descriptive adjective (d) an adverb of degree (e) a present participle.
  5. Give the synopsis, first person singular of the verb see in all the tenses of the indicative mode, active voice.
  6. Write the possessive singular and plural of each of these words: child, deer, wolf, fly, turkey. (b) Compare the following : fine, worthy, thin, splendid, much.
  7. Name the part of speech of each word in the following: We believe that the truth has never changed from the beginning of creation.
  8. Write the proper reference to capitals and punctuation: the teacher quietly turned to the class and remarked you see children I have placed on the board a stanza for you to learn :
                                           in learning proudly said the birch
                                           i once played quite a part
                                           whenever little boys were dull
                                           why i would make them smart


  1. For what do you use a dictionary? Name a good one.
  2. Copy the following sentences, using the correct word selected from the words in parentheses: (a) A (vale, veil) of mist enveloped the mountain.(b) Members of the cat-tribe (clime, climb) by means of their (claws, clause). (c) His (style, stile) in (right, rite, write, wright)ing was excellent.
  3. Indicate by the use of the proper diacritical marks the sound of the vowels in the following words: arc, fur, more, food, lost.



  1. Define the following terms: orbit, meridian, continent, isthmus, delta
  2. What conditions determine (a) the climate of a country (b) the occupations of men.
  3. Mention three kinds of government and tell which kind is found in each of the following: United States, Japan, France, Russia, England.
  4. Write a paragraph on the Panama Canal.
  5. Name and locate ten of the world’s leading seaports.
  6. Mention five countries, two rivers and three cities of South America.
  7. Take an imaginary trip across the United States. Name in their order the states through which you would pass and the important cities you would see.
  8. Name five products the people of the United States send to other countries and name the country to which each is sent.
  9. Of what interest to the American government are the following: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Panama.
  10. Draw a map of Ohio. Locate thereon your county seat, five important cities and three important rivers.



  1. Who were the Cabots? From what country did they sail? Tell what they discovered.
  2. Tell the story of Ponce de Leon, of De Soto.
  3. What two companies were formed in England in the early part of the seventeenth century for the purpose of colonizing America? Tell briefly what was done by each.
  4. Tell something about each of the following: King Philip, Father Marquette, General Oglethorpe.
  5. Why did the colonists claim that Pariliament had no right to tax them? What was the Stamp Act?
  6. Name five important men connected with the American Revolution, and tell for what each is noted.
  7. When were railroads first built in America? Tell the story of the invention of the telegraph or of laying of telegraph cable under the ocean.
  8. Why did the people of South wish to leave the Union in 1861? How many states seceded? What name did the seceding states take?
  9. Mention three great surrenders that were made to General Grant during the Civil War, and give an important result of each surrender.
  10. What does the Constitution say in regard to the election of members of the House of Representatives?



  1. Name five organs of the body and state a function of each.
  2. State the difference between arteries and veins.
  3. Describe the ribs as to shape, arrangement, number, attachment.
  4. Describe the structure of the teeth. In the care of the teeth what should be observed? What should be avoided?
  5. What are the effects of impure air upon the system?
  6. Illustrate by diagram the circulation of blood, showing the two systems of circulation.
  7. What is the use of respiration? Explain.
  8. What is each of the following: retina, esophagus, cerebrum, pericardium, diaphragm?
  9. Apply these adjectives to the correct nouns: flexor, vitreous, hepatic, pulmonary, mitral.
  10. Name the digestive fluids and state the office of each.