Are these sentences correct?
1. He topped the list of successful candidates in ( or at/of /for) the civil service exam.
2. If he were born in the USA, he would be world famous.
I would use If he had been born in the USA...2. If he were born in the USA, he would be world famous.
So would I, "were" doesn't work for me at all.
I'd say "If it were made of silver.." is present tense. Present tense with "born" doesn't sound right to me.