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AGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, APRIL 3,

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Students Offered
Trial Draft Quiz
WASHINGTON-(P)-Want to take a little test of the kind that
will be given to college students seeking deferment from the
draft?
Here are some sample questions prepared by the Educational
Testing Service, famed examining organization.
That is the same outfit which will give the crucial test this
spring and summer to help decide whether students are drafted
or continue their studies,.
These questions are culled from a sample examination which
drafthboards will distribute for the information of students next
month.
The questions given here are not fully representative because,
for one thing, part of the examination involves mathematical symbols
and charts which can not readily be transmitted by telegraph.
DIRECTIONS: Read the passage below and then answer the ques-
tions following it. Each question consists of an incomplete state-
ment followed by five suggested completions, only one of which is
correct. After reading the passage, answer each of the questions
following it by choosing the correct completion.
A very common phenomenon, and one very familiar to the
student of history, is this. The beliefs or needs of a primitive
time establish a rule or a formula. In the course of centuries
the belief or necessity disappears, but the rule remains. The
reason which gave rise to the rule has been forgotten, and in-
genious minds set themselves to inquire how it has been accounted
for. Some ground of policy is thought of which seems to explain
it and to reconcile it with the present state of things; and then
the rule adapts itself to the new reasons which have been found
for it and enters on a new career. The old form serves a new
content and in time even the form modifies itself to fit the mean-
ing which it has received.
* * * *
1. According to the passage, rules often: 1-Have no reason for
their origin; 2-Have no function at all; 3-Drop out of use before
their work is done; 4--Survive the reasons for their establishment;
5-Appear ridiculous to the people.
2. The passage is chiefly concerned with: 1-The need for orig-
inality; 2-The persistence of tradition; 3-The fact that human
nature has always been the same; 4-The lack of common sense in
human conduct; 5-The purposelessness of human behavior.
3. Which one of the following offers the best contemporary ex-
ample of a "new career" for an "old form", in the sense described in
the passage: 1-The atomic bomb; 2-National armies; 3-Agricul-
tural methods; 4-The United Nations; 5-The British monarchy.
DIRECTIONS: Each of the two samples below, consists of a capital-
ized word, followed by five words numbered 1 through 5. Select the
numbered word which has a meaning most nearly the same as the
meaning conveyed by the capitalized word.
4. SOOTHE: 1-Subjugate; 2-Machinate; 3-Comnensate; 4-
Immolate; 5--Mollify.
5. CANDOR: 1-Heat; 2-Brilliance; 3-Sweetness; 4-Frank-
ness; 5-Beauty.
DIRECTIONS: Each of the two samples below consists of a word
printed in capital letters, followed by five words numbered 1
through 5. Select the numbered word which has a meaning most nearly
opposite the meaning conveyed by the capitalized word.
6. COMPATIBLE: 1-Changeless; 2-Definite; 3-Cruel; 4-Ir-
reconcilable; 5-Entire.
7. TERRESTRIAL: 1-Thorough; 2-Celestial; 3-Obscure; 4-
Residual; 5-Esoteric.
* s s s
DIRECTIONS: Each of the two samples below consists of two words
which have a certain relationship to each other, followed by five
numbered pairs of related words. Select the numbered pair of words

BUNYANOVITCH ?

TYPEWRITERS

Russian Paper Traces
Paul Back to Siberia

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Rented
Sold
Bought

Paul Bunyan, the great legend-
ary northwoodsman, and his big
blue ox, Babe, have turned Red.
The Russian newspaper Vladi-
vostock is now claiming that Rus-
sian loggers were the first to
make up stories of a mighty lum-
berjack named Paulski Bunyano-
vitch.
According to Vladivostock, the
stories of Paulski traveled to
America by way of Siberia and
Alaska.
To most people, big Bunyan
is known as a mythical charac-
ter conceived by American lum-

berjacks. Now he has been add-
ed to the fast growing list -of
Russian "firsts" which also in-
cludes invention of the airplane,
telephone, an d upside-down
parachutes.
F u t u r e lumberjack, David
Yates, '53, laughed upon hearing
the Russian claim: "The least the
Russians could do is use some
imagination and invent their own
myths," he said.
Clark Bothfeld, '52, also a for-
estry student, suggested that vod-
ka should be served at the next
Paul Bunyan Formal.

Fountain Pens repaired by
a factory trained man.
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CONTENTED-Robert Erf, '53E, sits back to fully enjoy the news
that he will be deferred from the draft if he can pass an aptitude
test.
* * * *
which are related to each other in the same way as the original pair
of words are related to each other.
8. HAMMER: TOOL: 1-Anger: Insensibility; 2-Emotion: In-
sensibility; 3-Plane: Shavings; 4-Chisel: Plane; 5-Anger: Emotion.
9. ALCHEMY: CHEMISTRY: 1-Geography: Geology; 2-Magic:
Superstition; 3-Superstition: Astronomy; 4-Arithmetic: Algebra;
5-Astrology: Astronomy.
10. If 3 pencils cost 10 cents, how many pencils can be bought
for 30 cents?
(A) 9; (B) 10; (C) 30; (D) 90; (F) 100.
11. Any diver a the Grand Coulee Dam can stay under water
from 20 to 30 minutes a day. What is the maximum number of
man-hours 2 divers can spend below water in 30 days?
(A) 15; (B) 30; (C) 60; (D) 120; (E) 180.
12. On the average, 4 per cent of the items produced in a!
certain factory are rejected because of imperfections. At this
rate of rejection how many items must be produced to yield 720
acceptable items?
(A) 749; (B) 750; (C) 780; (D) 1,008; (E) 18,000.
ANSWER KEY: 1-4; 2-2; 3-5; 4-5; 5-4; 6-4; 7-2; 8-5; 9-5; 10-A;
11-B; 12-B.
Three Out of Four Pass
Sample Test in Spot Poll

Duke University,,." ;
Durham, N orth Carolina
In Durham, North Carolina, the
"Y" on the campus is a favorite
student gathering spot. At the "Y"
<--Coca-Cola is the favorite drink.
With the university crowd at Duke,
as with every crowd-Coke belongs.

Graduate and graduate students in electrical,
mechanical, aeronautical or civil fields; also
mathematicians and physicists.
REPRESENTATIVES OF
BOEING AIRPLANE COMPANY
WILL BE ON CAMPUS
APRIL 3, 4, and 5.
OPENINGS ARE AVAILABLE for graduate and grad-
uating students with BS or higher degrees in electrical,
mechanical, aeronautical and civil engineering; also
mathematicians and physicists with MS or higher
degrees.
A GROUP MEETING has been scheduled of first day
of visit. Motion picture of a typical Boeing project will
be shown. Details of openings, nature of assignments
and company projects will be explained. General ques-
tion period will follow.
THESE ARE EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES with one
of the world's leading aircraft firms-Designers and
Builders of the, B-17, B-29, Stratocruiser, and B-47
Stratoj et.
FOR DETAILS CONTACT YOUR
ENGINEERING PLACEMENT OFFICE
OR BOEING REPRESENTATIVE
M. F VANIK '30E
AT THE MICHIGAN UNION

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Three out of every four mem-
bers of a group of University men
students taking the sample defer-
ment test printed above, posted
scores on the safe side of 70 per-
cent in an informal spot check
conducted yesterday on the cam-
pus by Daily reporters.
Washington officials have hint-
ed that the passing mark for the
exam will be 70 out of a possible
perfect score of 100.
All told, 60 men, from the fresh-
men to the graduate level, tried
their skill on the 12 questions. In
order to surpass the 70 percent
mark, the students had to answer

nine out of the 12 questions cor-
rectly.
Of the number 15 students
failed to select the right answers
to more than eight of the ques-
tions. Lowest score posted was
five correct. Freshmen tended to
score lower than upper classmen.
Seven perfect scores were re-
ported.
The survey did not employ sci-
entific methods and was intended
only to gain a rough estimate
rather than a scientifically-correct
result. Students averaged about
12 minutes to complete the exam.

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Ask for it either way ... both
trade-marks mean the same thing.

BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY
Ann Arbor Coca-Cola Bottling Company
© 1951, The Coca-Cola Company

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THIS SUMMER
broaden your horizon::

LIKE THOUSANDS OF AMERICA'S STUDENTS-
MAKE THIS MILDNESS TEST YOURSELF AND GET
WHAT EVERY SMOKER WANTS

GO the fun-filled CRUISE WAY
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mean so much more tomorrow ... her vast natural
resources and the friendship of her people are so vital
.. a visit to the wondrous lands below the Equator is
part of the education of every forward-looking person.
From June through September you'll find mild, sunny
weather, ideal for sightseeing; cities at their most
active, cultural and social seasons in full swing.
Good Neighbor Liners sail fortnightly from New York
... operating on regular year-round schedules. They
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..fine food and service!
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Choose CABIN CLASS
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