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1. (er) Express the following percentages as decimals:(, 1) g---
12!%; 2t%; 51%.
(b) Express the (ollowing percentages a.s simple \\ 01) /) ....
vulgar .in lowest .terms : \, '
6it%. 37:r%, 1%. 'J r;.
(c) Express the following in percentages: \' J.
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I 2. On April 1st, 1925. Mr. W. J. Smith bought from ')
He gave in payment a note for the full amount for three ';s-
! you at your auction sale. cattle to the value of $450. )
months, bearing interest n.t 7% per annum. .1..
5 (a) Write out the note. Cl
10 (b) How much will Mr. Smith be required to pay (\. I
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3. A house cost $4000. The owner insured it for i of
its cost. the premium being at the rate of ! % per
annnm. For how much a month must the owner rent
the house in order that the year's rent may cover 6% of
the cost of the house, the year's tlLxes amounting to $90.
repairs amounting to $70, and one year's cost of insur
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4. A fa.rmer makes a contract to supply a city dealer I
for the'year 1025 with 3 cans of millc every day at $2'00 ,
a can. Each can is to contain 8 gallons.
(a) Find the farmer's net receipts (or the year if I
he pays (or hauling the milk 15c. a can per day. I
, (b) Find how much the city dealer must charge \'
for each quart of milk if, after paying 9c. a gallon for ,
delivering. he is to make a net profit of l!c. a quart. I
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15 5. I wish to build a cement foundation for a house.
and afterwards to put a cement floor in the cellar. The
outside dimensions of the house are 34 ft. x 20 ft. The
foundation walls are 1 ft. thick and 8 ft. deep. If the
foundation costs 48c. 0. cubic foot, and the cellar floor
! 200. 0. square (oot. find the total cost of both.
15. 6. A clerk in a dry-goods store is offered the choice
of Ca) $10 per week with commission on all his
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the better of these two offers and wha.t would be the
. difference between them in one year of 52 weeks if the
I sales average $265 a week?
1S I 7. My house in the city is assessed Cor $3600. The
tax ra.te is 81'5 mills on the dollar. By paying the

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cash discount. How much did I pay 1
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]Department of Jebucatioll,
Annual Examinations, 1925
HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE
GEOGRAPHY
NOTE :-The Presiding Officer, at the of the examination
period, \\;1\ give to each candidate one copy of the accompanying outline
map of If a cnudidate spoils his copy another copy may be
given to him in its plnce.

14 " 1. On the accompanying map of Europe,-
( I (a) Write in the nnmes of the following countries:
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Bt'itish Isles, France, Germa.ny, Italy, Norway,
'l'he N etherlllnds, Russia.
I (b) Mark in and name the following cities: Liver-
I pool, Hllmburg, Stockholm, Naples,
Amsterallm, Constantinople. .-.
2. When it is noon at Greenwich what time is it at
places on the melidian of 75 W.? Give the reason.
5+4=\ 3. Trace the course of (a) the Gulf Stream, (b) the
9 Labl'lldor Current.
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4. (a) Give four of the principa.l factors which deter-
mine or modify climate.
(b) Give all a.ccount of the climate of Ontario.
] 2 I 5. Under the headings, (a) position, (b) surface, (c) in-
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'dustries, give an acconnt of Que of the following:
France, Chile, Newfoundland.
12 6. (a) In the case of each of the fo)]owing products,
name two provinces of Canada. in which the article is
I obtll.ined in (luantity: coal, grain, fish, lumber, live-
; stock, llpples.
7; (b) Name a country which produces the following
I in (fUantity (one country for each product): tea, silk,
wool, cotton, rubber, coffee, diamonds.
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(a) by the following straits: l\Io.lu.ccn., Gibl'll.lbtl',
:l\lagellnn, Bosphorous i
(b) by the following canl118: Panama, Suez, Kicl,
WcHand.
8. (a) To what country uoes each of the following
belong: Calcutta, Canton, Kimberley, llnllchester, Pitts-
burgh, Sao Paulo, YokolulIna 7
I (b) Give onc rcnson for the commercial impol'tance
i of each city named in (a).
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HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE
HISTORY
I. Describe the p!trtfi played ill British history by a,ny
three of the foll owing :-
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((I) Canlinal Wolso), . .-/
(11) Olivcl' Cromwcll. - 1

(c) The Duke of Welliuglon. . (j
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2. Give aCCOll n ts of Rll y two of the following:-
(., ) '1'ho Union of the Parl iaments of England and
ScoMand.
(/i) '.L'he Crimenn Wnr.
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(. /) The CIUll!CS of tho South African WIH", 18!Hl-1902.
3. Sketch tho plIrts pl ayed ill the hi story of Canada
by any thrce of the followi ng:-
(11) Will iam f.J )'on Mackenzie.
(/i) Lort! Durham.
(c) Sir ;Jolm A. i\Iac dOlll\ld.
l) Sir Wilfrid r.Jallrier .
. 1. Describe an)' hen of the following :-
(11) The life of the pioneers in Upper Canuda abont
1830.
(h) 'L'he first rebellion under Louis Rie l.
(c ) 'l'ho various ways in which Cllnndll hel ped in
the Great War.
5. (11) Slate the chief provisions of t he Bri tish North =\
A.merica Act of 1867. .
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EXluninatiollS, 1925
HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE
LITERATURE
'SoTE:-Ca1lirultes IlJho'lut the On!",io Public School Reader "n'll take
Parts A, B, C, (tlld D; tllOst! /('00 liSt! the Canadian Catholic Reader
will take Parts A, B, C, alld E.
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The country wall yet naked and leafle!lS; but English !lCenery
is verdant, and the lIud<len change in the of
thl) weather was liurpriMing in its quickening effect!! upon the
landKclLpe. It wall inspil'ing and animating to witness this firKt
a awakemng of spring; to feel its brooth stealing O\'er thll
sensos; to slle the lIloillt mellow earth beginning to put forth
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, the groon Hpruut Imd the tender blade, ILnd the t.rees and
Khruhll, in thoir reviving tints Imd bursting buds, giving the
, promise of returning foliage and flower. The cold IlIlowdrop,
110 th'It,litLl" !J.,I,ltllor UI, LIo . I.ia!u vC winto!', t< }, ..... N' with
I ;ts clmMte white hll)!!801118 in the 511111.11 gardens hefore the
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cottages. 'l'he bleating of the lambs was faintly heard from the
fields. The IIl.IIrrow twittered abollt the thatched elwes "nd
budding hedges j the rohin threw a livelier note into hill late
: I r. com\>lrIining wintry and the lark. springing lip from the
i reeking t ....... OIll of the meadow, towered ;\W"y into the bright
I Oecuy cloud, pouring t.orrents of lIIelndy.
... i 1. Stnte the !<lubjl!ct of the above paragraph in 0.
: phrQ.'le or ShOlt sentence.
2 X 12 I 2. Expluin:-
=241 (a.) DIlked (line 1);
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1 (c) '1uickening effect.'! (line 3) ;
1 (d) its wlu'm bl'eatJl (line 5);
(e) stcaling over the sen!'es (lines 5, 6);
(f) reviving tints (line 8);
tq) cold snowdrop (line 9) ;
(h> hordel'er on the skirts of winter (line 10) ;
(i) clul.'!te white blossoms (line 11);
(j) budding hedges (line 14);
(k) complaining wintry strain (line 15);
(l) torrents of melody (line 17).
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Wben oaken woods with buds are pink,
And rtew-come birds each morning sing,
Wben fickle llay on Summer's brink
Pausl!s, and knows nut; which to fling,
Wbether fresh bud and bloom again,
Or hoar frost sih'ering hill alld plain,
Then from tbe honeysuckle gray
The oriole witb experienced quest
Twitches t.he fibrous hark away,
10 The cordage of bill hammock nest,
Cheering his labour with 1\ note
Rich a!t tbe orange of his throat.
High o'er tbe loud and dust.y road
Tbe 3nft gn\y CUI' in 8I\fety IIwings,
15 To hrim in August. witb its load
or downy brel\lltlf Ilnd throbbing wings,
O'ur which t.he friendly elm-tree hClwes
An emerold roof with sculptured eaves.
4 3. Give 1\ suitable title to the above poem.
2 X 3 = 1 4. State in a phmse or short sentence the subject of
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(a) fickle lUay on Summer's brink
PauseR (lines :3, 4) ;
(b) hoar frost silvering hill and plain (line 6);
(c) Twitches the libl'OIlS bn,rk away.
The cordnge of his hammock nest (lines H. 10);
Cd) Cheering his labour with a note (line 11):
(e) The 80ft gray cup (line 14) j
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To brim in August with its load
Of downy bl'ea.'ltll and throbbing wings
(lines 15, 16);
(g) the friendly elm-tree heave.'I
An emerald roof (lines 17, 18),

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(a) the firRt two stanzll8 of The Burial of
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(b) the tit'st two stanzll8 of The Heritage;
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(c) the first two stanzas of Ye Ma'/'iller8 of England.
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NOTE :-Candidatel who me the Ontario Public Schwl
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And Ardennes wlwes aoo"u them her green lea veil,
Dewy with Nature's tear-drops, as they Imsll,
Grieving, if aught iuanimate o'er grieves,
Over the unreturning brnvu.-alas!
5 Ere evening to be trodden like the grallS
Which no\v beneath them, but above shall ",>row
In its next verdure. when this fiery mass
Of living valour, rolling on the foe,
And burning with high hopo, shall moulder cold aud low.
10 Last noon beheld them full of lusty life,
Last eve in Beauty's circle proudly gay, ,
The midnight brought the lIigna.l-sound of Htrife,
The morn the marshalling in anns,-the day
Battle's magnificently swrn array
11 The thunder-clouds close o'er it, which when rent
The earth is covered thick with other clay,
Which her own clay shall cover, heaped and pent,
Rider and horae,-friend, foe,-in one red burial blent!
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6 of each of the a.bove stanzas.
2 X 2 = \ (b) What was "Al'denne.'l" (line 1), and what was
4. I the cause of its grief? ,
2 + 3 = I (c) What were the" thundelclouds" (line ].l)), anI!
5 I what the "other clay" (line 16)?
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(a) Nature's war-drops (line 2);
(b) the unreturning brave (line 4);
(c) in its next verdure (line 7);
(d) burning with high hope (line 9);
(e) in Beauty's circle proudly gay (line 11),
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Dtmr COllllllon flower. that brrow'lIt bl'llidc the way,
/ringing the dusty roRd with ImrmlcsB gold,
First pledgo of blithes(lIIle !tiny,
Which childrtln pluck, and, fu110f pl'ido, uphold,
6 High-hCl\rtod huccaneers, o'orjoyed tlmt they
An Eldorndo in tho grass luwe found,
Which not tilt' rich eRrth's 1\llIple found
Illatch in wealth-thou art more door to me
Than all the proUlil:r Hummer blooms may be.
10 Gelid such as thine ne'er drtllv the Spanish prow
Through the primeval hush of Indian IICllS,
Nor wrinkled the loan hrf)\V
Of age, to rob the Im'er's heart of CllSe ;
"ris the IIpring's 1II1l:css. which IIhe scatters now
16 'ru rich I\lld poor alike, with lavillh hand.
Though most hearts ntl\'er understand
To tuko it at God's \'"Iue, hut pass by
The offered wealth with unrewRrtled eye.
3 7. (a) Name the flower the poet here praises.
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why the poet prefers the gold of this flower to ordiuat,y
gold,
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8. Explain:-
(a) Fringing the dusty road with gold
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(b) First pledge of blithesome )1a.y (line 3) j
(c) High-hearted bucca.neers (line 5) j
(d) An (line 6);
(c) the rich earth's ample round (line 7):
(j) "fis the spring's largess (line 14).
]Department of lEbncation,
Annual Examinations, 1925
HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE
COMPOSITION
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50, 1. Write a composition oC at least thirty lines on one
! oC the Collowing sUbjects:-
(a) How I made my garden.
(b) An old umbrella tells its story.
(c) A walk through the woods (or park) with father.
(d) l\Iy dog.
(e) A frolic in grandfather's hay-mow.
(j) My birthday party.
45 2. (a) You ha.ve an uncle, living at 74 Bathurst Street,
Winnipeg, who is very much interested in your progress
I at school. He has written to Illik you what books you
i ha\'e read recently and whether or not you have enjoyed
i them. He would also like to learn your plans for next
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Write him a letter of about thirty lines.
s! (b) Rule an envelope !;pace and address it for
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