Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1923

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T h e A bbot Circle 19 2 3 abbot Ulcabemp Comprefjensribc examination (Emphasis on the " Comprehensive " ) Keynote: " Those who do not wish to know, ask of those who cannot tell. " Directions: 1 . If you do not know any facts, disguise your ignorance in a wealth of words. 2. Remember that it is untidiness, not information, that is sought. 3. If you can ' t spell a word, use its antonym. 4. Quantity, not quality is what counts, especially if the examiner is tired of correcting. 5. Don ' t sleep the night before an exam, you must be thoroughly awake for it ; but if you feel sleepy during it, lie at full length and breathe in the West Point manner. 6. Don ' t feel obliged to answer any question; it was only asked because the teacher couldn ' t think of anything else. 7. Tell all you know, if you feel so inclined, and let the teacher pick out what she wants. Musical Appreciation, June, 1923. I. Listen to this record and answer 3 of the following: Be specific (30 min.) a. Why don ' t you like the record? b. Shall I change the needle? c. Is it instrumental or ornamenlal ? II. Why did Mendelssohn write his songs without words? (49 min.) Ex. a. Because he couldn ' t think ol any. b. Because he liked them better without. III. What ' s the mood of this piece? (62 min.) Analyse it. Art. June 1923. Answer the following in great detail: I. What ' s wrong with this picture? II. Make a rough sketch of all modern paintings. III. Why did Miss Poole paint the " Sistine Madonna? " (N. B. — catch question) Astronomy. June 1923 I . hy do we never see the moon at Abbot? (Three guesses.) II. What peculiar observations have you made about the moon at 7.00 A. M . ? III. " Every cloud has a silver lining. " Argue for and against this theory. Be brief and make your examples remote.

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The A bho I Circle 1923 Ufa etiquette Jioofe {Special Abbot Edition) For the convenience of those who are not acquainted with the standards and customs of Abbot, the Class Book Board publishes these few suggestions. Class room demeanor should be governed by the same rules of hilarity and inattention that are in use in the Congo. If you chance to linger on the way to class so that the class room is not reached until after the second bell has rung, ask the teacher if she will excuse you ; she will gladly let you return to your room at once. If you have the misfortune to sneeze during Hall Exercise, rise quietly, be recognized by the speaker and apologize courteously for the inadvertence. The correct hours for receiving callers in one ' s room are between 9.30 P.M. and 6.50 A. M. The best means of announcing this arrangement to your friends is to notify them through your corridor teacher. She will be very glad to oblige you. Both Seniors and Faculty will greatly appreciate your discourtesy if you rush in before them on the stairs down to the dining-room. They will also appreciate it if, when you see them approaching far down the corridor, you form a little blockade and allow them to pass through the " dry sea " unmo- lested. Never cut your steak with a knife — use a saw; and never, under any cir- cumstances, cut your lettuce with a knife. In the dining-room, if the maid stays in the kitchen for an apparently in- definite period before clearing the table, it is quite proper for the whole table to rise, at the signal of the teacher, gather together all used dishes and take them to the kitchen. To avoid confusion right of way should be given always to the table farthest from the kitchen. Be sure to express to all members of the Class Book Board, your unfailing, bad opinion of their attempted humor and your scathing remarks about their badly directed sarcasm. This do, and thou shalt be forever blessed. 79



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The Abbot Circle 19 2 3 Bible, June 1923 (Do not attempt to answer these questions unless you are in a religious frame o mind.) I. Discuss why we have silent time on Sunday afternoons. (60 seconds.) II. What are the " things " of special interest at the Congo. Church? III. Do you believe in Immortality? (Allow 90 minutes for this question. Suggestion: Spend 89 minutes thinking, one minute writing.) IV. Which one of the prophets would you nominate for President of the U. S. and why? History (all). June 1923 I. Identify and sketch the life of a. John; b. Bill; c. Anne of Green Gables. II. Show the effect of the Spanish Armada on your life. (50 min.) III. Name the a) battles; b) places; c) horses; d) dates; e) no. of men lost; f) Captain of each side; and g) kind of armor used, in The Great War. IV. Compare the doctrines of Monroe, Luther and Calvin (not Coolidge.) English XIII. June 1923 I. Place the following quotations: a. " Don ' t buckle at the waistline. " b. " My cow. " c. " The modern generation. " d. " I heard a swallow at breakfast this morning. " e. " Caviare to the principal. " f. " Comprehensives. " g. " A bit of blue and real lace at her throat. " II. Write a theme of 600 words on the following a. Why my parents want me to go to college. (Hints: 1, Because they don ' t want me home: 2, To see if I can pass my exams; 3, To benefit the college.) III. Punctuate the following:— " If you can but why she did the end from this world of that of that and this thus she did but now while up and down henceforth too we win. " N. B. ( Give reasons for your punctuation.) Any student that suc- cessfully passes this examination will be exempt from all others. P.S. The English Examination will be given last.) 81

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