Education: Going to the Point?

West Point's entrance exams are still months away but many a would-be cadet is already worrying about how he should prepare. Last week the worriers could get some help from a book called How to Pass Annapolis and West Point Entrance Exams (Arco; $3.50). Judging by the book's sample questions, candidates would find that the Point expects from every man quite a lot.

The tests cover everything from trape-zoids to Tom Paine, from spelling (acqui-esence, acquiescence, aquiescence, acqui-esance) to literature ("What Joseph Lincoln did for Cape Cod, Sarah Orne Jewett did for 1) Florida, 2) Maine, 3) Oregon, 4) Michigan"). But just...

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