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|06-04-2020 04:03 PM|
Define the Universe!!! |
We must first determine what the definition of what "is" is!
|06-04-2020 03:55 PM|
And then there's this: |
Instructions: Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit -- 4 hours. Begin immediately.
HISTORY: Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present day, concentrating especially but not exclusively, on its social, political, economic, religious and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Be brief, concise and specific.
MEDICINE: You have been provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze and a bottle of scotch. Remove your appendix. Do not suture until your work has been inspected. You have fifteen minutes.
LITERATURE: Compare and contrast Shakespeare's Hamlet with Homer's The Iliad. Was Shakespeare inspired or influenced by Homer? Consider family dynamics, intrigue, politics, and extramarital affairs in your answer.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: 2,500 riot-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.
BIOLOGY: Create life. Estimate the differences in subsequent human culture if this form of life had developed 500 million year earlier, with special attention to its probable effect on the English parliamentary system. Prove your thesis.
MUSIC: Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. You will find a piano under your seat.
PSYCHOLOGY: Based on your knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree of adjustment and repressed frustrations of each of the following: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Ramses II, Gregory of Nicea, Hammurabi. Support your evaluation with quotations from each man's work, making appropriate references. It is not necessary to translate.
SOCIOLOGY: Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world. Construct an experiment to test your theory.
MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: Define management. Define Science. How do they relate?
ENGINEERING: The disassembled parts of a high-powered rifle have been placed in a box on your desk. You will also find an instruction manual, printed in Swahili. In ten minutes a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room. Take whatever action you feel appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision.
ECONOMICS: Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects of your plan in the following areas: cubism, the Donatist controversy, the wave theory of light. Outline a method for preventing the effects. Criticize this method from all possible points of view. Point out the deficiencies in your point of view, as demonstrated in your answer to the last question.
POLITICAL SCIENCE: There is a red phone on the desk beside you. Start World War III. Report at length on its socio-political effects, if any.
EPISTEMOLOGY: Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.
PHILOSOPHY: Sketch the development of human thought; estimate its significance. Compare with the development of any other kind of thought.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Describe in detail. Be objective and specific.
EXTRA CREDIT: Define the universe; give three examples.
|06-04-2020 03:42 PM|
Geography (Time, one hour) |
1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend? Something sexual
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas? Same as above answer , but it depends on how good you are
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean? To fish In
4. Describe the mountains of North America. Pretty tall !
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall & Orinoco. They were all old cowboys
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S. The Ohio river , the PNW and the Gulf of Mexico
7. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each. huh , your kidding - right ?
8. Why is the Atlantic Coastcolder than the Pacific in the same latitude? There is more hot air on the left hand side
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers. it goes up and falls back down - runs off the fields and in the river
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Slow Give the inclination of the earth. = A big mess !
|06-04-2020 03:38 PM|
I have encountered their writings from some of the WW1 chronicles where the young warriors had written letters home to their loved ones. Beautiful structure , choices of words and even the script was also some thing to envy. |
I may be wrong but the education then was a true Liberal Arts which was a basis for whatever the individual focus would be in life.
|06-04-2020 03:20 PM|
Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
I've been looking a those for years--everytime i find one somewhere and remain stunned at the kind of things that kids were expected to learn.
Modern educational theory has been pushing for not memorizing thing but to seeking them out by other methods but there's some stuff that really isn't immediately intuative for most people.
Now of course everyone has a portable device of some sort that obviates the need to have memorized almost anything. But when my middle stepdaughter was in the 8th grade and was 13 or 14 and in a different school system than the Seattle one she'd started out in she was have lots of problems with her math class. So I sat down with her to see what she was working on and realized that she couldn't multiply or divide and it was because she had never had (as I had to) memorize the multiplication tables to 12 x 12. (For the record I can't imagine how anyone can get along without knowing them but that's me! And I still can't do things on computers that a friends kid (8 year old) tried to show me how it worked.
At any rate--a couple of days later my stepkid got in trouble with her father about something and he told her to pick her punishment. She did--and I was kind of amazed because this kid who was the least scholerly of my three stepdaughters opted to sit in the kitchen and memorize the "times" tables.
And she did--and equally miraculessly her math problems pretty much evaporated that year.
But over the years as many times as I've seen that particular test (and I"ve seen it many time--seems to be a popular example--I couldn't pass that test. So I'm still in awe of and would have loved to have met some of the 8th graders that took and passed the test.
|06-04-2020 02:52 PM|
Yeah, my choice of reading matter to some degree explains my inability shop for clothes without 'a little help from my friends." But I'm right at home in a hardware store. Beau will appreciate this--about 6 months ago I was in alittle neighborhood Ace hardware and was picking our fastenings from their well labled bins--a guy came over and asked if I needed help--told him no. Just needed an assortment of stainless steel fasteners and continued to pick out stuff--labeled the bag I was putting them in and the price. When I got to the register the guy said--"You want a job?" Seems that they have a hard time finding people who actually like working in hardware stores. I laughed and told him was trying to retire from a job that I was still working at only one day a week. He sighed heavily and said that it wasn't every day you found someone wandering around the store who knew the difference between fasteners.
|06-04-2020 02:40 PM|
|alan j.|| |
8th GRADE FINAL EXAM
Grammar (Time, one hour)
1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no Modifications.
3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.
4. What are the Principal Parts of a verb. Give Principal Parts of. lie, lay and run
5. Define Case, Illustrate each Case.
6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
7. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.
Arithmetic (Time, 1.25 hours)
1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft deep, 10 feet long and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942 lbs., what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1050lbs. for tare?
4. District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20 per meter?
8 Find bank discount on $300 for! 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance around which is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.
U. S. History (Time, 45 minutes)
1. Give the epochs into which U. S. History is divided.
2. Give an account of the discovery of Americaby Columbus.
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas.
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.
Orthography (Time, one hour)
1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples of each: Trigraph, sub vocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u! '.
5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup
8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane,
fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.
Geography (Time, one hour)
1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America.
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall & Orinoco.
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
7. Name all the republics of Europeand give the capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coastcolder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.
|06-04-2020 02:34 PM|
she said sourly. |
WOW ! SP - I think Ma is getting ready to send you to the woodshed --------------------- Again LOL
BTW- SP = You have them dishes washed yet ??????????????????
What I don't understand is about the portable dish washer ! Isn't Denny a portable dish washer ?
|06-04-2020 02:31 PM|
|alan j.|| |
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
|06-04-2020 01:19 PM|
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
|06-04-2020 01:18 PM|
Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
I liked them too. Girl's publications were always too full of sewing and cooking tips back then; later they came with the newest hairstyles and directions about how to apply makeup. Boring. e.e
Yet more evidence of shared genetic material between us.
|06-04-2020 01:05 PM|
Whatever you said, I didn't do it!
|06-04-2020 01:00 PM|
I was just about to write more about the wandering iris in my front bed--I'll be willing to bet that Japanese iris fall into this category. I was weeding that section of the big iris/day lily, oriental section lily a couple of days ago--and with the mostly grass I was removing where the Japanese iris is now when I pulled up some of the grass fairly close it I accidentally pulled up a clump of grass and a short length of new root (it's actually a rhizome but it doesn't look the the rhizome of a tall bearded type.--instead of being about half exposed which seems to be the favored position for the tall bearded plants The ones for the Japanese iris runs just barely under the dirt surface. Eventually I pulled up another short section--both of them had growth buds on their upper surface so I transplanted them to a small container and if they survive the upheaval and transfer I'll find a better place to plant them--
the survivors look a lot like they were trying to escape from the flower bed intirely and are now at the edge of the paved walk.
I prefer to think of them as wandering iris rather than migratory iris.
And about childrens books and childrens literature--I was present at a clean out of an unused except for storage a small shed (behind the chicken coop that my grandmother and her next door neighbor shared)--it had boxes of books and I'm sure my grandmother was less than thrilled when I wanted to inherit all of the many boxes of books. (As it was, she made me stack them neatly on the back/back porch (in South Dakota most of the older houses had a storage area that opened into the kitchen--specialty cooking equipment and large quantity stuff (like 25 pound bags of flour or oatmeal) that in turn opened into sort of a mud room (wet coats, mud soaked boots and some outdoor equipment like scythes, clilppers, trowels and a variety of shovels were kept there and finally the last room that opened from the mud room and finally to the outside--that room was screened in the summer and had heavy plastic tacked to the outside of the screens during the winter and benches against the walls that didn't have doors. I spent most of the summer pouring through the books and bugging my poor grandfather to explain a lot of why this and why that. What was noticeably similar in all of them is they all contained some sort of moral message of cautionary discussion of how bad children would be corrected.
The one good thing about it was it prompted my grandfather to take me to the town library practically every day so he didn't have to try to explain how times change and not everyone believes in a wrathful god who will punish you for minor lapses of behavior.
The best thing that I found in those boxes of books was a stack of about 3 years of an English publication called "Boys Life"--I found it fascinating ( can't imagine what "Girls Life" if there was such a thing was like) But those things had all kinds of things that boys could learn to do--like repairing this and that and planting gardens and building your own trellises to let peas and runner beans climb on. There were also some fairly icky pictures of how to dissect a frog. My grandmother promptly taught me how to make chocolate chip cookies in an attempt to get me out of those books.
That's enough of my mispent childhood for any one day and the puppy wants out.
|06-04-2020 12:36 PM|
Off to wash dishes, dammit. |
Kept woman is for the birds!
My rhetorical answer when I got home from work was, "I just got home and I ain't doing $hit right now!"
I am out of excuses!
Thanks a lot AJ!
You ruined my pity party!
|06-04-2020 11:53 AM|
Beau just blames the Moving Plant Syndrome - on Squirrels burying & hiding nuts,
and sometimes a plant gets mixed up in a new dig.
- proving once again, my SMRT's & well rounded-ness
...regardless of Topic or Intellectual depth he knows a little, about everything
|06-04-2020 11:40 AM|
Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
It is apparently a well-known phenomena LOL
Dialogue on Botany for Use of Young Persons
Explaining the Structure of Plants and Progress of Vegetation
Maria Edgeworth 1819
"There is a species of iris, which, from a similar cause, appears to move, and is therefore called the migratory iris : and some plants, whose stem dies after the first or second year, but whose creeping roots survive, produce a new stem the following year, at some distance from which the former grew..."
It actually looks like a sorta interesting book, in a dated and historical context. Children's "textbooks" sure were different back then.
"Fanny, Emma and Cecil were three very happy children; happy, because obedient and industrious. They had various employments, some serious, some amusing; but they were never without occupation, their minds were never idle and therefore they enjoyed their sports.
Their mother and their aunt were so kind as to be interested in all that gave them pleasure and took pleasure themselves in watching the progress of their understandings.
Miss Mary Percival, their aunt, loved them, because they had good hearts; and delighted to instruct them, because they were anxious to acquire knowledge....."
|06-04-2020 11:28 AM|
Storms are predicted to roll in here tonight, doubt I will be able to see anything.
|06-04-2020 11:16 AM|
Tonight 8:40 PM, the most recent launch of Starlink satellites should go overhead here. They are lit by reflected sunlight, so this one right after sunset should be really visible. |
Checkout the map for 4 June, 2020
|06-04-2020 11:12 AM|
I've got to get my dogs to the vet! |
I really need my unemployment check!
Everyone is overdue on shots and that includes ME!
Pepper really needs a check up!
She's never gone on a ride with me, so loading her up is going to be a challenge based on getting her into the bathtub.
My preferred vet is expensive.
|06-04-2020 11:02 AM|
One of life's little mysteries I guess.
|06-04-2020 11:01 AM|
|melbrod||And a thought that might explain our discrepancy in opinions...Bug, are you talking a portable dishwasher (they're as big as an ordinary dishwasher and roll around to get near to a sink hookup) or a countertop (which is small and sits...on the countertop)?|
|06-04-2020 10:55 AM|
|melbrod||In that house where we had the portable, we did end up installing a built-in dishwasher. We had to move a cabinet down to where the portable sat to make room by the sink, and get a new countertop. The countertop was pre-constructed into an L shape (formica--we're talking 70's housing), and aside from the fact that the corner of the room where it went wasn't square it was fairly easy to fit in. Just a tiny bit more of a gap along the rim of the backsplash in one area, but a little caulk worked wonders. It was an older home, and not super well built anywhere, so that was OK--and considerably better than having to use the portable.|
|06-04-2020 10:46 AM|
|LadyDi||Sending rain your way AJ !!!|
|06-04-2020 10:46 AM|
I asked Mister last night can we put a dishwasher in where you propose it should be without having to tear the counter off? He said yes it can be done, but. |
I am willing to lose the storage below.
I will buy the damn thing.
|06-04-2020 10:46 AM|
|LadyDi||Yup match works great on mystery desk drawer!!!|
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