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A Summer School for teachers will be opened at Niantic, the first week in July and continue two weeks.

State Examinations. - The places of Examinations held since last report, and number of candidates are given below.

Place. Bridgeport. Colchester, Danbury... Danielsonville, Deep River. Ellington Hartford. Litchfield Madison. Meriden. Middletown. New Britain. New Canaan. New London. New Milford.

Number of

Number of Candidates. Place.

Candidates. 6 Norwich.

13 1 Putnam,

2 5 Rockville.

8 1 South Norwalk..

4 1 Stamford.

10 11 Stonington

1 31 Thompsonville

ng 4 Waterbury

9 2 Willimantic.

5 14 Winsted.

3 6 136 Total

296 11 Reported in three previous years 572 2

868 3

Some of the above were partial examinations to supplement and complete previous trials.

The number examined in each study and the number of passes and failures were as follows:

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The number of certificates granted was sixty-six.

In order to exhibit the quality of the papers received and to indicate the subjects and parts of subjects which occasion most difficulty, the marking of a few sets of papers is given below. Each of these papers was read by three persons independently.

The questions with the number of papers written upon each set are first given; then follows a table showing the mark, between certain limits, given to each question.

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7. What rivers of Europe fior into White Sea. Tretie Ocean. Baltic Sea, Caspian Sea. Mediterranean Sea?

10.; Why are countries within the tropics hotter than other parts of the world?

1b, Explain the influence which the sea eserts upon climate.
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(d. Labrador and England are about the same distance from the equator; how do vou account for the difference in climate

(e. Compare: Switzerland and Italy in respect of climate. 3. Mention and locate ten of the leading commercial cities of Europe

10. Give a brief description of the Trade Winds, including (1) Cause: (2), Direction (3) Cse to man.

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Twenty-six wrote upon the following paper: 1. (a) What determines the position of the tropics and the polar circles?

(6) When are our days and nights of equal length, and why?

(c) The succession of day and night appears as if it were due to the movement of the sun across the sky; explain how it is really caused by the motion of the earth.

2. (a) Explain exactly the meaning of the terms—Map, globe, meridian, horizon.

(b) Explain how a traveler can learn his longitude by his watch.

(c) The parallels of latitude are represented as straight lines on the map of Connecticut; while on the map of North America, they are curved. Why is this?

(d) What is the shortest line between any two points on a globe ? 3. Draw a map of the coast line from Maine to Rio Grande. Mark straits, capes, bays, river mouths and sea-ports. If you can, mark lines of latitude and longitude.

4. Name two lakes in New England, three in the remainder of the United States, two in South America, three in Asia and two in Africa.

Describe the situation of each, and name any rivers that flow through or issue from them.

5. (a) What mountains are included in the Appalachian system and in what course or courses do its chains run ?

(6) How do the Rocky and Appalachian mountains compare in height and extent ?

(c) Name the principal mountain chains in or adjacent to Asia.' (d) Where do they lie and what are their directions ?

6. Describe the Pacific Ocean-its islands, straits, surrounding countries, currents, prevailing winds.

7. What strait or channel lies between Wales and Ireland ? Wales and the southern part of England ? Ireland and Scotland ? Borneo and Celebes ? Patagonia and Terra del Fuego ? Labrador and Greenland ? Labrador and Newfoundland ? 8. (a) What are the proportions of land and water on earth's surface ?

(6) On which side of the equator does most of the land lie ?
(c) Why is Australia called a continent ?

(d) Name the three natural circumstances that make radical differences between continents.

9. Draw a map of Connecticut. Name and locate the counties, cities, rivers.

Mention the principal agricultural products and the principal articles manufactured.

10. (a) Bound New England. (6) Name the states in order of size. (C) of population. (d) Of population to square mile. (e) In what occupation does each take the lead ?

11. What books on Geography have you studied or read? What books of reference, if any, would you use for teaching geography tu children who could read easily ?

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From this it appears that questions 1, 5, 8, and 9 presented most difficulties.

Twenty-three were examined upon the following paper :

1. (a) The product of three factors is 50 ; one of them is .005 and another is 500; find the third.

(6) Change .0075 of an acre to square feet. 2. N. C. Barker bought of J. H. Fish 1345 bricks at $6.50 per M; 75 broom handles at $1.124 per C; 3575 lbs. of coal at $6. per T.; 3 doz. shovels at $8.50 per dozen ; 54 cords of wood at $2.75 per cord. Make out and receipt bill.

3. (a) If 1870 shingle nails weigh 84 lb., how many such nails in 2 ounces? (b) How many square inches on a cube whose edge is 10 inches?

4. A, B, and C trade in company. A puts in of the capital, B2, and C the remainder. How shall a gain of $2150 be divided among them?

5. (a) Multiply 90098000 by 250000.
(b) Divide six million ten by one hundred forty thousand.
(c) What can be taught about the number 5 ?
(d) Explain and distinguish 5 x =? 5+3=? 5 of 5=?

6. A owes B $6040 July 12, 1885. A settles with B by giving his note payable in 90 days with interest at 41 per cent. B gets the note discounted at bank at 6 per cent. Aug. 4, 1885 ; how much will B receive ?

7. (a) By what per cent. is the labor of sawing firewood increased if each stick is cut into 4 parts instead of 3?

(b) A boy buys apples 5 for six cents and sells them at 25 per cent. profit. How many can be bought of him for 30 cents ?

8. A coal dealer bought 500 tons of coal at $7.50 per long ton, paid $1. per ton for freight and sold it for $11.00 per short ton; what per cent, did he make ?

9. James is two-thirds as old as William, and William is three times as old as John. Their combined ages are 24 years.

What is the age of each?

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