Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1923

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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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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 Abbot Circle 1923 Ethics. June 1923 {Use full time for this question.) Discuss the following: Why is it immoral for six months ' old children to work in a candy factory? (Don ' t be discouraged if you don ' t get along very well; half the class at least, will fail anyway.) Psychology. June 1923 (This examination is given to see if you have remembered anything from the first semester. If you haven ' t, never mind doing it.) I. Define habits. How most easily obtained? (Ex. — Riding habit.) II. Describe your chapel experiences in such a way as to illustrate the nature of attention. III. What is will? Contrast it with won ' t. IV. What is the function of the cerebral hemispheres of the ant? (N.B. " ant " not " aunt. " ) List of Helpful Excuses. (Sprinkle these throughout your examination.) 1. My pen has run dry so I can ' t write. 2. My roommate is sick. 3. My hands are cold. 4. Time! {Always write " time " at the end of each question.)

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