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"Examination For Admission to the Library Service in the Colored Branch" American Liberty League. 400dpi TIFF G4 page images Digital Library Services, University of Kentucky Libraries Lexington, Kentucky LFP_rblue_2_05_01 These pages may freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. "Examination For Admission to the Library Service in the Colored Branch" American Liberty League. Louisville Free Public Library Louisville, Ky unknown Is Part of the Reverend Thomas F. Blue Papers, ca. 1905-1935 housed at the Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville, KY. This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. ï»¿EXAMINATION EOR ADMISSION TO THE LIBRARY SERVICE IN THE COLORED BRANCH The examination for admission to the library service in the Colored Branc Library will "be held in June after the close of the schools for the summer vacation. The examination will deal with general literature, general history, general information and current events. Those desiring to take the examination are requested to send name and address to the librarian not later than June 1 in order that notice may be sent of the place where the examination will be held. Any resident of the city of Louisville with a high school education or its equivalent may take this examination. The qualifications for acceptable library service may be sum-marized as follows: A high school education, or its equivalent, fair knowledge of books, good health, courteous manner, neatness t ^ in appearance and in work, accuracy, speed, reliability, general intelligence and good judgment. The more general qualifications for library work are to be tested by apprentice work and training in the library after the examination. These will be tested by seven hours work, five days each week, for a period of three months, without pay. After the apprentice work has been completed a final examination is given on library theory and practice and those passing this examination successfully are placed on the eligible list for positions in the trTc^ library ^^^ - i - Librarian ï»¿: INSTRUCTIONS 1) Place" name and address' in TWO lines at ufcper LEFT hand corner of first page, giving surname followed by given name in full. 2) Number pages 1, 2, 3, etc. in upper RIGHT hand corner. 3) Write on ONE side of sheet only. 4) Do not REWRITE questions. Use Roman numerals and figures. 5) SPELLING, PUNCTUATION, and PENMANSHIP will be considered in marking papers. 6) No CONVERSATION permitted. 1 7) NECESSARY questions ?;ill be answered by the assistant in charge of the examination, 8) Each person after handing in paper is requested to leave room. 9) These rules will be considered in marking papers. GEORGE T. SETTLE Librarian ï»¿â– LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY -v Examination to enter the training class .. ^ggf^N - June 20, 1930 1, Have ycu read carefully reverse side for instructions? II. Who wrote the following: (select ten) l) All quiet on the Western front; 2) Scarlet letter; 3) Journey's end; 4) Robinson Crusoe; 5; John Brown's body; 6) Silas Warnerj 7) Swan song; 8) Tragic era; 9) Lorna Doone; 10) Strange interlude; 11) Alice in Wonderland; 12) Old Pybus; 13) Flute and violin; 14) Whitecaks of Jalna; 15) Anna Karenioa; 16) Bridge of San Luis Rey; 17) Measure for measure; 18) Rise of American civilization; 19) Ring and the book; 20) Scarlet Sister Mary. III. Discuss the following: (select two) l) Naval conference; 2) Kellogg peace pact; 3) World court; 4-) League of nations. IV. Give the name;.-, of the persons known by the following sobriquets: l) Father of nis country; 2) Maid of Orleans; 3) Old Hickory; 4) Rail-splitter; 5) Tiger; 6) Virgin jfcganj 7) II Dude 8) Lone Eagle; 9) Little Corporal; ;V.^^^':;10) Bard of Avon. :l 'vt Sfffe/'"/;v:JJr^^Pi V. Name and characterize briefly one well known living person from each of the following com tries: l) England; 2) France; 3) Italy; 4) Poland; 5) Russia. VI. Identify ten of the following: l) Robert Andrews Millikan; 2) Richard E. Byrd; 3) Maude Royden; 4) Aristide Briand; 5) Carrie Chapman Catt; 6) Nicholas Longworth; 7) Frederic M, Sackett; 8) Alfred Nobel; 9) Ruth (Hanna) McCormick; 10) James Ramsay MacDeriaidj ll) Paul. Von Hindenburg; 12) Thomas G. Masaryk; â€¢13) Raymond P^in^are; 14) Mahatma Gandhi; 15) Dean Corn well. VII. Give author and title of: a) five (5) books you have read recently and considered woithwhile; b) review briefly the one you consider the best of the five; c) What novel was recently awarded the Rulttzer prize;" What play? d) Name a juvenile book that you consider worthwhile. VIII. Name a) Five monthly magazine? you consider worthwhile, and indicate the field covered by each, b) Five weekly magazines you consider worthwhile. IX. Connect the following dates with events ir history: (select ten) l) 1066; 2) 1215? Z) 1492; 4)1620; 5) 1776; 6) 1789; 7) 1792; 8) 1812; 9) 1823; 10) 1861; 11) 1870; 12) 1898; 13) 1914; 14) 1917; 15) 1918. X. Name the following: (select ten) l)?resident of the United States; 2) Secretary of state; 3) Mayor of Louisville; 4) 0. S. Ambassador to Germany; 5) Governor of Kentucky; 6) Superintendent of public schools (Louisville); 7) Chief justice of Supreme Court; 8) Postmaster (Louisville); 9) One U. S. Senator from Kentucky; 10) Speaker of the House of Representatives; ll) President of the University of Louisville; 12) Librarian of the Louisville Free Public Library. XI. If statements are true, draw a circle around the T, if false around the F. 1) F T John Ivlasefield is poet laureate of England, 2) F T The United States is a member of the World court. 3) F T Lindbergh was the first man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. 4) F T The Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the U, S. 5) F T Henry Esmond was written by Charles Dickens. 6) F T The League of Nations meets in Geneva, 7) F T The Battle of Gettysburg was a decisive battle in the American Revolution, ' , 8) F T Alexander Hamilton was the first U. S, Secretary to the treasury. 9) F T Elizaboth Madox Roberts is a well-known Kentucky author. 10) F T Ludendorf is President of the German republic. XII. Have you received or given any h&lp in answering questions during examination? See reverse side ï»¿LCUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY ^HPSli,. Examination to enter the training class â– '^B^B^MH 1928 I. Have you read carefully reverse side for instructions! II, Give author and J!tie of the following: l) Recent play published in book form} 2) volume of essays; 3) biography of a noted statesman; 4) historical novel; 5) detective story, III. Make a brief statement characterizing each of the following! l) Martin Luther; 2) Michelangelo; 3) Walter Hampdenj 4) Jacha Heifetz; 5) Benjamin Franklin; 6) John Paul J ones; 7) Cavour; 8) Lorenzo de Medici; 9) James Monroe; 10) Marco Polo. IV. Who wrote the following! (select ten) l) Anna Karenina; 2) Death comes for the archbishop; 3) Electra; 4) Enemy of the people; 5) Great expectations; . 6) Childe Harold's pilgrimage; 7) Jean Christophe; 8) Man and superman; 9) Old wives* tale; 10) Quentin Durward; ll) Measure for measure; 12) Ode to the west wind; 13) Pudd'nhead Wilson; 14) Bridge of San Luis Rey; 15) Ring and the Book, V VII VIII IX. X. Locate each of the foilowingi l) Jefferson County Court House; 2) Henry Clay Hotel; 3) J. B. Speed Memorial^ j^eum; 4) Heyburn building; 5) Memorial auditorium; 6) City hospital; 7}Administration building of Board of Education; 8) Central Park; 9) Y. M. 0. A. 10) Y. W. C. A. VI. Give the names of the persons known by the following sobriquets: l) Plant,wixard 2) II Duee; 3) Great emancipator; 4) Swedish nightingale.; 5) Lone eaglet 6) Maid of Orleans ;T'_7) Virgin Que;en; 8) Old Hickory; 10) Little corporal. 9) Angel of the Crimea; What do each of the following suggest to you in history: l) Attila, the Hun; 2) Balboa; 3) George Washington Goethals; 4) Hannibal; 5) Ponce de Leon. Give nationality of the following and one title by each: (select ten) l) Cervantes; 2) Hardy; 3) Oliver Wendell Holmes; 4) Lagerlof; 5) Alexander Pope; 6) Racine; 7) Schiller; 8) Edmund Spenser; 9) Virgilj 10) Ibsen; 11) Plato; 12) Dante; 13) Balzac; 14) Maeterlinck; 15) Tolstoi. \ *j ft aÂ» , *|W jhj J i . a W+r a #* V 4 "V *1 * / IvUrcR f* r^kW&P+f â– * \ '^Â»*ftf*J* ^ â€¢ .TV^^HEyr ' l) What do the following suggest to you in Bible stories or sayingst a) Mess4of pottage; .b) fiery furnace; c) coat of many colors; d) dove . and an olive leaf; e) ten baskets of fragments. 2) What Old Testament characters are associated with the following traits; a) friendship; b) wisdom; c) patience; d) physical strength; e) meekness Identify the following who have died within the past year: l) Thomas Hardy; 2) Isadora Duncan; ,3) Leonard Wood; 4) Blasco Ibanezj, 5) E. H. Gary; 6) John Drew; 7) Samuel McChord Crothers; 8) Earl Haig; 9) Gregory Kelly; 10) Chauncey Depew. XI. Below are two lists, first of causes, second ponding effect for each cause: 1) Battle of Hastings Murder at Serajevo Treaty of Portsmouth Turkish conquest of Asia Minor Taxation without representation Desire for short route to India of effects. Select the corres- 2) 3) 4) 8) 6) 7) 8) 10 Firing on Fort Sumter Downfall of the house of Hohenzo.llern bmmolore Perry*s vis4t to the Orient 4ay-Pauncefote treaty U. S. Civil war End of Rus3o-Japanese war American Revolution Establishment of German Republic Opening of Japanese ports to Western trade Norman conquest of England Crusades WSS Opening Panama Canal on equal tern to all nations Discovery of America World war (For QUESTION XII and instructions, see reverse side) ï»¿XII, Have you received or given any help in answering questions during, examination? 1 f 4 m INSTRUCTIONS 1) Place name and address in TV70 lines at upper LEFT hand dorner of first._page, giving surname .follcv/cd by'given name in full. 2) Number pages 1, :2, 3, etc. in upper RIGHT hand corner* 3) Write on ONE side of sheet only. 4) Do not REWRITE' questions. ' U, e Roman numerals and figures. e) i * 3 v J . 5) SPELLING, PUNCTUATION, and PENMANSHIP will be considered in marking papers 6) NO CONVERSATION permitted. 7) NECESSARY questions' will be ,an:r.vered by tne assistant in the examination. charge of . ;. . 8) Each person after handing in paper is requested to leav o the room. Ji 9.) These rules will be considered in marking paper? GEORGE T. SETTLE Librarian CORA M. BEATTY Head of Training Class A I 9+ Â¥ t mm If**5 K3 j 1