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Questions for Examination.
ON CHAPTER 1. What are the sounds of a? What are the sounds of c? of e?
of ch? of i?
of d? of o?
of g? u? What is the sound of gh? What irregular sounds has a ?
of ph? has e ? What are the sounds of s? has i?
of t? has o?
of th? of x?
ON CHAPTER 27. What is a letter ?
How is it known to be a vowel ? How many letters in the Alpha- -Ans. By its not beginning a bet ?
word.t How are letters divided ?
How does c sound ? What is a vowel ?
sound ? What is a consonant ?
What is a diphthong? Which letters are the vowels ? What is a proper diphthong ? Why is a a vowel ?-Ans. Be. What is an improper diphthong ?
cause it can be pronounced Is there a diphthong in the word without the help of any other letter.
Which letters are the diphthong ? Why is b a consonant ?-Ans. -Ans. oi.
Because it cannot be pronounc- Is it proper, or improper ?-Ans ed without the help of a vowel. Proper. Which vowel is used in pro- Why is it proper ?-Ans. Benouncing b?—Ans. e.
cause both vowels are soundIs it placed before, or after the b? ed. Ans. After it.*
What is a triphthong ? When are w and y consonants ? Is there a triphthong in the word What is 10 in the word wall ? adieu ? Ans. A consonant.
Is there a diphthong in the word How is it known to be a conso- grain ?
nant ?—Ans. By its beginning | Which letters are the diphthong ? a word.
Ans. ai. What is w in the word new ? Is it proper, or improper ?-Ans. Ans. A vowel.
* Similar questions concerning other letters should be asked, and care taken to point out to the pupil particularly how the vowels and consonants are formed by the organs of speech. It is very easy to do this, and very necessary it should be done.
Similar questions should be asked concerning y. | The judicious teacher will see that this, and many of the questions on the 27th chapter, are designed as examples for the formation of others, which should be repeated and varied until the scholar thor oughly understand the subject.
Why is it improper ? - Ans. Be- | raphy ?-Ans. A polysylla
cause but one vowel is sounded.
Why is it called a polysyllable ? Which letters are the triphthong ? Ans.-Because it has four syl. Ans. ieu.
lables. Which of them is sounded ? How many kinds of words are What is a syllable ?
there? What is spelling?
What is a primitive word ? What are words?
What is a derivative word ? What is a word of syllable What is a compound word ? termed?
What sort of a word is amount ? . What is a word of two ?
- Ans. Primitive. What is a word of three ?
What sort of a word is distin. What is a word of four or more ? guishing ?-Ans. Derivative. What sort of a word is table?- From what is it derived !--Ans. Ans. A dissyllable.
From distinguish. Why is it called a dissyllable ?- What sort of a word is inkstand ?
Ans. Because it has two syl- Ans. A compound word. lables.
Of what is it formed ?--Ans. Of What sort of a word is orthog- ink and stand.
ON CHAPTER 28. What is the Comma?
What is the grave accent also What is the Semicolon ?
used to denote? How should the voice be at a What is the acute also used to
comma ? semicolon ? &c. denote? What is the Colon ?
What does a Breve show ? What is the Period ?
How is a Hyphen used ? What does the interrogation What does a Circumflex depoint show?
note? How is the Exclamation point How is a Diæresis used ? used ?
How are Brackets used ? What does the Parenthesis in- What does a Quotation include ? clude?
What is an Apostrophe ? How should that be read which What does a Caret show ?
is included in a Parenthesis ? What does an Ellipsis show? How is the Dash to he treated ? What does an Index point to? How is the Accent used ? What does a Paragraph denote ? How many accents are used ? How is a Section used ? To what syllables is the grave How is a Brace used ? accent applied ?
For what are the Asterisk, ObeTo what is the acute applied ? lisk, &c. used ?