ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th
The Year 2000 Computer Problem by John Muirhead-Gould Last updated: 12/12/98. New email address- the one from school- Mount Union College New: I\'ve added listings of some books that I would recommend reading about the millennium bug. Take a look at them here. This is a term paper I did for English IV my senior year at Central Catholic High School (in Canton, Ohio). If you have any comments, feel free to email me and I would be more than happy to discuss this topic with you. Please be aware that
Emily Dickinson My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close My life closed twice before its close-- It yet remains to see If Immortality unveil A third event to me So huge, so hopeless to conceive As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell. A paradox is a statement which contains apparently opposing or incongrous elements which, when read together, turn out to make sense. The first line is paradoxical in that there are separate meanings for the words "closed"
ROMAN THEATER “The appearance and size of a theater are not so important as the imagination of the audience, the talent of the actors and the subject of the play”. (World Book) Adventure and romance, invention, and brilliance, combined with scenic effect and wisdom, were the gifts of the Roman Theater (Encarta). The Roman Theater was quite possibly the predecessor to the aspects of what we recognize as the world of plays, movies and performers of our current times. What we consider to be enterta
Sound Recording and Reproduction Sound recording and reproduction can be defined as keeping sound in the form it was meant to be, by the use of electrical, mechanical, or optical means, or by combination of the three. This makes reproducing the sound much easier. You can reproduce the sound at will through stereo systems. The sound quality of a recording is usually decided by the fidelity of the recorded sounds. The best recordings are called high fidelity. They reproduce the original sounds wit
The Romantic Era (1850 - 1920 C.E.) The Romantic era was a period of great change and emancipation. While the Classical era had strict laws of balance and restraint, the Romantic era moved away from that by allowing artistic freedom, experimentation, and creativity. The music of this time period was very expressive, and melody became the dominant feature. Composers even used this expressive means to display nationalism . This became a driving force in the late Romantic period, as composers used
Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment Throughout the course of American history, many events have contributed to feelings of racism: slavery, the most obvious of these, Jim Crow Laws, and voting rights are among a few. One thing, however, is often overlooked. It was an event of unspeakable cruelty and racism. This event was the Tuskegee syphilis experiment. It entailed the involvement of blacks in a study which sought to bring an end to the disease syphilis. Upon closer examination, it became evident tha
David Copperfield Aimee Reilly Pd. 2 11/16/98 Charles Dickens- Book Report Truthfully, my reasons for choosing to read this particular book were somewhat unexpected- going into the library and seeing so many books, I didn\'t know what to choose; so I went to the CM cart in the front, and chose a book from there. Hearing many things of both Dickens and Copperfield, I felt there was no harm in reading this novel. This book proved to be a perfect method for Dickens to fictionalize the background of
Creative Writing It was a cold February, Friday evening and my friends and I were taking a trip to Red Deer for supper and to attend a Rebels hockey game. Along with me for the ride was Sheldon, Amanda, and Jolanda. We hoped that the night out would be full of fun and excitement. The night was fine and everything was going great. The hockey game was over and we were beginning our trek home from the Centrium when everything took a turn for the worse and the whole night fell apart. After school on
Memory Memory is the mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experiences. A repressed memory is one that is retained in the sub conscious mind, where one is not aware of it but where it can still affect both conscious thoughts and behavior. When memory is distorted or confabulated, the result can be what has been called the False Memory Syndrome: a condition in which a person\'s identity and interpersonal relationships are entered around a memory of traumatic experience which is objective
Cross-Cultural Comparison of Physical Fitness A cross-sectional study of 12 schools, one primary and one secondary, revealed the coronary risk of youths in Singapore. These studies were taken from each of the six geographical regions of Singapore. Children enter Primary School at approximately age six, and secondary school at approximately age twelve. To get a more evenly distributed age and gender sample, four additional schools were also added. The ethnic groups of the entire group consisted o
The American Hate Imagine a group of people sitting around in a living room talking about the new boy in school. They say that he is stupid and ugly. In reality though, they have never met the boy. They only think these thoughts because he is black. In conversation, someone gets the idea that they should dress up like the Ku Klux Klan and go get this “nigger.” They cut up sheets and go over to this new boy’s house. When they get there, they ring the door bell and the boy answers; then they beat
"The Guns of Dallas" by L. Fletcher Prouty Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1992 15:59:39 GMT The reason for the assassination was to control the power of the presidency. -------------------------------------- The following appeared in the October, 1975 issue of Gallery, a porno magazine which billed Fletcher Prouty as the "National Affairs Editor." Some people feel there is no credible way to justify associating oneself with such exploitative and demeaning media. Fletcher Prouty has told me that since the Bal
Old Man and the Sea English This part of the story has to do with Santiago against nature and the sea. In this part of the story, he goes out and fights nature in the form of terrible forces and dangerous creatures, among them, a marlin, sharks and hunger. He starts the story in a small skiff and moves out in a journey to capture a fish after a long losing streak of eighty-four days. Unfortunately his friend must desert him due to this problem and a greater force, his parents. Santiago must go o
Cross-Cultural Management: Transformations and Adaptations 1. Smiling fish is a: A. a. term used by Middle Easterners to describe American tourists. B. b. French chef working in a Japanese kitchen. C. c. dish served in China in which the fish is still alive. 2. In England, to table an issue or motion means to: A. put it aside until later. B. send it to arbitration. C. bring it up and discuss it. 3. Allah is the Supreme Being of which religious group? A. Shintos B. Buddhists C. Moslems If you ans
Creative Writing My hands were slick with sweat as my shaking fingers cautiously pressed the button. The doorbell rang inside with a clang, and echoed so close to my ear I jumped in spite of myself. Suddenly, the door cracked open, and a pair of eyes shyly peeked out at me. The next thing I knew, my friend\'s face was grinning back at me, as if I was the Christmas present she had always wanted. I was pulled by the hand inside the house, and standing in the doorway, I shouted as loud as I dared,
Peace Peace: it’s wonderful. Everyone likes it as much as the next man, and have none wish to be willfully gloomy at a moment when optimism about the future shape of the world abounds. My thesis in this essay is that we will soon regret the passing of the Cold War. I intend to show that it will not be the by-products of the Cold War — such as the Korean and Vietnam — that we will miss, but the order that it brought to the area of international relations. To be sure, no one will want to replay th
CLARA BARTON Clarissa Harlowe Barton was born December 25, 1821, in North Oxford, Massachusetts. Her father, Captain Stephen Barton, was a farmer, horse breeder, and respected member of the community. Her mother, Sarah, took care of the household and taught Barton the importance of cleanliness. At 17, Clara became a teacher in Massachusetts’s District 9, in Worcester County. During the next 6 years, she taught in a few schools, before opening her own school in North Oxford. At the age of 29, aft
Tourist Industry Table of Contents Page 1.Introduction 2 2.Central Reservation Systems 4 3.Global Distribution Systems 4 4.Internet Bookings 6 5.Conclusion 8 6.References 9 7.Bibliography 10 1.Introduction The last thirty years mankind has experienced a tremendous evolution in the technological field. On our way to the 21st century people have achieved innumerous things and all are based on the technological evolution which is applied in every aspect of the life; Telecommunications are improved,
Women of the Civil War Many people overlook the role of women in war. It is said even by women that the men go off to fight, and the women stay home and wait. Well here is a paper about women who didn’t sit home and wait for their husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, and sweethearts to come back. They did something to help their country when it needed it most. Women Who Fought As many as 400 women from the North and South disguised themselves as men and enlisted in the army. Amy Clarke volunteered
No Problem, Brah by Kyle Roth "Okay, brah. Yeah, no problem," is something you\'ll hear David Kaonohi (not his real name) saying quite often. Kaonohi, a business agent for a worker\'s union, takes the problems of others and makes them his problems. He runs his hands through his short, thick, salt-and-pepper-colored hair as he places the receiver back in the cradle. This particular caller, like some others, has reached David after hours at home. Picking up his crumpled pack of cigarettes, he pull
EARTH The Earth, man\'s home, is a planet. The Earth has special characteristics, and these are important to man. It is the only planet known to have the right temperature and the right atmosphere to support the kind of environments and natural resources in which plants and man and other animals can survive. This fact is so important to man that he has developed a special science called ecology, which deals with the dependence of all living things will continue to survive on the planet. Many mil
Public School Music Programs Over the past few years, more than one-half of our nation’s public school music programs have been cut. That’s 33%. It may not sound like a lot right now, but if it keeps happening at the current pace, in another few years the music programs will be cut by one-half, and before we know it there will be no music programs offered in our public schools. Our children will have no place to learn music and to appreciate it. I am of the opinion that something needs to be don
The Catcher in the Rye Summary / Analysis These summaries will provide you with an outline of what is in the pages specified. It is assumed that you are reading along with this summary because these are only important events which you should pay attention to, to understand these ideas you need to read the details supporting each item. Pgs 1-45 During the first 45 pages, the scene of the book is set. You meet the main character Holden Caulfield whom is narrating the story from a consciousness lev
Global Warming Global warming, the most important environmental problem facing Canada, is caused by gases in the earth’s atmosphere that trap enough of the sun’s heat to keep the earth’s surface, on average, at about 15oC , and provide the climate that we enjoy today. There is growing evidence that gases emitted from man’s activities are increasing the atmospheric concentration of these greenhouse gases (GHGs). There is also evidence that this is causing the earth’s average temperature to rise a
JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-sellin
Benjamin Franklin Thesis- To research the wonderful life of Benjamin Franklin. It is also to understand what it took for Franklin to be such a famous and respectable man. When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When an historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many wise people. Benjamin Franklin is one of these people. His participation in so many different fields changed the world im
Hinduism Hinduism is referred to as the eternal faith, or Sanatana Dharma according to Navaratna S. Rajaram of Hinduism today. It is based on the practice of Dharma, the code of life. On of the primary beliefs in Hinduism is seeing the essential truth in all religions, or sarva dharma samatva. Hiduism is more than a religion. It is a way life for true believers worldwide. Although the majority of Hindu people reside in India, there is a growing number of Hindu people here in the United States. H
JAPAN’S BOOM/BUST ECONOMY INTRODUCTION Today, Japan is faced with many economic challenges. Japan\'s economic woes ultimately lie with their population and land problems, import and export ratio, failing financial industry, falling stock market prices, and issues within their government. In fact, many of these challenging problems can be considered a chain reaction, an overflow from one area of their economy to the next. To fully understand their current economic condition, it is important to br
Music and Violence Throughout the years, many people have perceived the lyrics of particular songs to be Satanist, hateful, and even violent. Some of these songs have been banned from radio play to even being cut completely from the music scene. The bands themselves, claim that what is said in the lyrics should not go any further than what is said. We have all heard of riots after concerts and even the stories about the kids who kill their parents because Marilyn Manson told them to. I strongly
Porsche Porsche I have narrowed down my project to just Porsche vehicles. I am not going to talk about the man behind the car to much. I have found several web sites that have criteria about Porsche and their different models and their performance. I will discuss these subjects along with others. The history of Porsche will be discussed. I will also talk about some different models such as the 911 GT3. I will also discuss the GT1 and GT3 race seriesI will also discuss Porches latest press releas
JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-sellin
Teenagers and Marijuana During the past 5 years have teenagers been using more marijuana? Well, the statistics show that they are. In fact, since 1992, the use of marijuana has doubled. Why are teenagers using marijuana and what are the effects? This question will be answered to the fullest with test results, recent statistics, and personal experiences. Many people believe that kids start to use marijuana because their parents did it back in the 70\'s. They want to see what it\'s like so they tr
Television Forty percent of America’s youth live in single-parent homes that one parent is absent for a significant part of their son’s or daughters developmental years. Children are naive and gullible which prohibits children to discriminate between television’s virtual reality and their natural surroundings. Parental involvement is crucial in educating children of and about the difference between the virtual reality of television and the actuality of life. Nonetheless, an increasing number of
The Role of the Japanese Emperor in the Meiji Restoration By Jody Kitcher Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunates, restorations of imperial rule, and up to present day. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration used these traditions to gain control over J
Golf Golf, outdoor game in which individual players use specially designed clubs to propel a small, hard ball over a field of play known as a course or links. The object of the game is to advance the ball around the course using as few strokes as possible. The Golf Course A golf course is divided into 18 sections, called holes. The standard course is about 6500 to 7000 yd (about 5900 to 6400 m). The individual holes may vary in length from 100 to 600 yd (about 90 to 550 m). Each hole has at one
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass, a slave in America until the age of 20, wrote three of the most highly regarded autobiographies of the 19th century, yet he only began learning to read and write when he turned 12 years old. After an early life of hardship and pain, Douglass escaped to the North to write three autobiographies, spaced decades apart, about his life as a slave and a freeman. The institution of slavery scarred him so deeply that he decided to dedicate his powers of speech and p
Dementia What is Dementia ? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer\'s disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington\'s disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer\'s type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the
100 Years CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII.
Russia Introduction: A Newfound Freedom Capitalism in Russia Imagine you are a high school student just about to graduate. You are about to leave your parents,who have directed your actions for your entire life. However, you have never had to make your own decisions, and are having trouble handling your new situation. Now imagine that on a larger scale. An entire nation released from the control of its "parents" with no idea how to use its newfound freedom. The Russian Federation is only a shell
William the Conqueror Medieval News New Laws of William the Conqueror to be used. The new laws made by William the conqueror, King of the English, shall be put into place on Sunday. The new laws set by his Majesty are as follows: 1. First that above all things he wishes one God to be revered throughout his whole realm, one faith in Christ to be kept ever inviolate, and peace and security to be preserved between English and Normans. 2. We decree also that every freeman shall affirm by oath and co
Chinese – American Fortune Cookie Crack! The shell of the fortune cookie drops to the floor of the restaruant and the white scrap of paper is being read repeatidly until it to is carelessly lost to the floor. Floating through the air, trying to hold on to the last bit of life before it reaches the trenches of the restaruant floor, wishing the ink upon it spelled out a sentence that the owner would have liked to have heard. Instead, it was brushed away because the cultural and symbolic traits tha
Johnson and Johnson, Inc. The stock market, as evidenced by the events of the past several years, is a delicate thing. Uncertainties regarding the market abide with justification. Not many market participants foresaw the extent to which the world markets would be affected by the Asian financial crisis. The news of widespread financial failures in Southeast Asia and Japan hit the American, European, and Latin American markets with force, with net losses of 10%-50% and up of the total stock market
Down\'s Syndrome Down\'s Syndrome, it is one of the most frequently occurring chromosomal abnormalities found in humans effecting people of all ages, races and economic levels. It is a chromosomal anomaly in cell development that results in a person being born with forty-seven chromosomes instead of the normal forty-six chromosomes. People with Down syndrome may have mild to severe learning disabilities and physical symptoms, which include a small skull, extra folds of skin under the eyes, and a
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS A connecting link between the two rivers was considered by the French explorer to be needed if the French were successful in settling this region of the south. In 1810, the citizens of Knox County, Tennessee (current location of Knoxville) petitioned the U.S. Congress to build the waterway that would shorten the distance by more than 800 miles for trade with New Orleans, Mobile and other ports along the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after Alabama joined the union in 1819, the sta
The Heart Chapter 19 Summary The heart is no more than the transport system pump. The heart is about the size of a persons fist, weighs between 250 and 350 grams. The heart is enclosed within the mediastinum, extends about 5 inches from the second rib to the fifth intercostal space distally, site where its apex contacts the chest wall is referred to as the point of maximal intensity (PMI). The heart is enclosed in a double-walled fibrosis sac called the pericardium. The loosely fitting superfici
Belgium “The Workshop of Europe” One of the many fascinating countries in Europe is Belgium. In northwestern Europe lies this country. It is small in size, but there are many people who live in Belgium which makes it one of the most densely populated European counties. It plays an important part in world affairs as NATO is located in its capital of Brussels. Many manufactured goods are produced here, as it is nicknamed the Workshop of Europe. North to south measures about 100 miles and about hal
Service Mechanism and Process Service Characteristics 1. Service Mechanism or Process: For each category of customer it is necessary to describe the service process. This is usually expressed as a probability distribution for service times; for example, service times might be normally distributed or uniformly distributed. At the least, we need to state the average time it takes for a server to serve a customer and the variance or standard deviation of the service time. We decline m = average ser
Old Time Music Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (known as Old Time Music at that time) in the southern Appalachians for several years, It wasn\'t until August 1, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, that Country Music really began. There, on that day, Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records. These two recording acts set the tone for those to follow - Rodgers with his unique singing style and the Carters with their extensive record
Paul Laurence Dunbar "Paul Laurence Dunbar stands out as the first poet from the Negro race in the United States to shoe a combined mastery over poetic material and poetic technique, to reveal innate literary distinction in what he wrote, and to maintain a high level of performance. He was the first to rise to a height from which he could take a perspective view of his own race. He was the first to see objectively its humor, its superstitions, it yearnings, its aspiration, and to voice them all