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THREE HOURS allowed for this Paper, with that on Music. SCHOOL MANAGEMENT.

Questions for Ex-Pupil Teachers are given in Sections I.-VI. (inclusive). Candidates who have not been Pupil Teachers must answer questions chiefly in Sections VI. and VII. No Candidate is to answer more than six questions.

SECTION I. Describe the organization and teaching staff of the school in which you were apprenticed. What classes did you teach in the early part of your engagement, and when (if ever) did you begin to give collective or oral lessons?

SECTION II. Give a full account of any oral lessons that you remember to have given. What preparations did you make for it, what apparatus had you, and what use did you make of the black-board?

SECTION III. Describe the manner in which you have been accustomed to conduct a reading lesson. Do you let the children read simultaneously, or only singly? How do you correct mistakes, and how do you endeavour to make the children understand what they read ?


Write full notes of a first lesson

(a) On numeration,

Or (b) On fractions.

SECTION V. 1. Were home lessons given in your school? and if so, how and when were they examined, and what subjects did they embrace? Did you think them beneficial or otherwise ?

2. How were grammar, geography, and history taught, if taught at all? What text books (if any) were used, and what time was given to these subjects respectively ?

SECTION VI. 1. Write a letter on the benefits which the general establishment of public elementary schools may be expected to confer on the rising generation.

2. What means would you employ, if you had a school of your own, with a view to impress deeply upon your scholars the duty of being kind to each other and to dumb animals ?

3. Give an easily intelligible exposition, as you to a class of children, of the following stanza


"Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,

The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep."

Write it out in the order of prose.

SECTION VII. 1. If you have not been a pupil teacher, what education have you had, what do you know about teaching, and with what expectations do you now seek to enter a training college?

2. What do you consider to be the uses of a playground, and how would you endeavour to make it subservient to the discipline of a school? To what extent (if any) would you take a personal part in the children's play ?

3. Write an essay upon the duties and indispensable qualifications of an elementary teacher, the personal habits which ought to be cultivated, the faults which have to be guarded against, and the example that should be set.


THREE HOURS allowed for this Paper and the one on School Management together.

The Tonic Sol-fa questions are printed in italic.


must keep entirely to one set of questions or the other.

1. What proportions do a semibreve, a minim, a crotchet, and a quaver bear to each other?

1. What is the use of a bar?

2. How many major thirds are there in a major scale, and on which notes of it are they found?

2. What is a pulse?

3. What are the emphasized notes in an average bar of common time?

3. What do you understand by (1) the first flat? (2) the first sharp key?

4. Write over each of the following signatures the name of the major key it indicates.

4. How many little steps are there in the diatonic scale, and where do they occur?

5. Add a perfect fifth to (i.e. above) each of the following notes.

5. Write the Lah mode in every form with which you are acquainted.

6. What are the contents of a bar marked ? Of a bar marked


6. Give an example of a change of pulse measure.


For Male Candidates only.

THREE HOURS allowed for this Paper.

Candidates are not permitted to answer more than one question in each Section.

The solution must in every instance be given at full length. A correct answer, if unaccompanied by the solution, or if not obtained by an intelligible method, will be considered of no value.

SECTION I. Write in figures

(a) Seven hundred and fifty-six thousand and thirty. And (b) Six hundred and fifty-five thousand two hundred and twenty-six.

Find the sum of these two numbers, and also their difference; and divide the sum by the difference.

SECTION II. 1. A hospital is to be built for £10,000. The promoters have received the following sums, viz.: £4318 78. 10d., £295 9s. 9d., £2867 5s. 2 d., and £47 188. 84d. How much more have they to raise ?

2. If I have to pay £7 8s. 94d. to each of 37 people, how much money do I require ?

SECTION III. 1. If I have £2832 14s. 7d. to divide among 235 people, how much will each receive?


2. How many half-crowns are contained £2049 17s. 6d., and how many guineas in 16,254 pence? SECTION IV. 1. How many square yards are there in a field of 17 acres 3 rods 16 poles ?

2. How many tons, hundredweights, etc., are there in 76,409 ounces avoirdupois?

3. How many grams are there in 7 quintals 65 kilograms and 9 decagrams ?

SECTION V. 1. Find the value of 2089 articles at £1 178. 84d. each.

2. Find the cost of 15 cwt. 3 qrs. 17 lbs. at £6 178. 8d. per ton.

3. What is the tax on an income of £655 13s. 4d. at 3d. in the £?

SECTION VI. 1. State clearly the steps by which you would teach children to multiply any sum of money by a prime number, such as 29, supposing them able to do compound multiplication up to 12 times.

2. Write full notes of a lesson on (a) the addition of vulgar fractions, or (b) the division of one decimal by another.

3. Explain, as you would to a first class in a school, the facilities for teaching arithmetic which would arise from having a decimal coinage and a decimal system of weights and measures.

SECTION VII. 1. Find the sum of 61, 75, 82, 19, 10, 125.

2. Simplify (33 + 41) ÷ (72% equivalent decimal.

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3. What is the difference between 22.4735 of £1, and 17.2815 of a guinea?

4. Express 27 miles 5 furlongs 184 yards in metric denominations, assuming that 1 metre = 39.3708 inches. SECTION VIII. A garrison of 1000 men, provisioned for 60 days, was reinforced at the end of 18 days, and the provisions were exhausted at the end of 30 days from that time. Of how many men did the reinforcement consist ?

2. Two engines, 40 miles apart, are approaching each other at the rate of 25 and 35 miles an hour. Determine the time and place of their meeting.

3. If a sixpenny loaf weigh 4:35 lbs. when wheat is at 5.758. per bushel, what ought to be paid for 46 lbs. of bread when wheat is at 8.7s. per bushel?

SECTION IX. 1. What is the difference between the

simple interest of £50 19s. for 7 years at 3 per cent., and that of the same sum for 8 years at 2 per cent. ?

2. What principal, put out at simple interest for 5 years, at 3 per cent., will amount to £1000 ?

3. Find the side of a square field measuring 81



For Female Candidates only.

THREE HOURS allowed for this Paper.

You are not permitted to answer more than one question in each Section.

The solution must in every instance be given at full length. A correct answer, if unaccompanied by the solution, or if not obtained by an intelligible method, will be considered of no value.

SECTION I. 1. Add together forty-one thousand six hundred and sixty-two; eight million five thousand two hundred and thirty-four; nine hundred and nineteen thousand and nineteen; thirty thousand and six hundred; eight hundred and eight thousand and eightyeight; and from the sum take away seven hundred and thirteen thousand six hundred and ninety-four; and write the answer in words.

SECTION II. 1. Divide 30,000 by 9375 by long division and by factors.

2. Multiply 227,351 by 429.

SECTION III. 1. Divide £9661 16s. 0ąd. by 29.

2. How many ounces are there in 2 tons 3 cwt. 1 qr. 17 lbs. 1 oz. ?

SECTION IV. 1. Find the value of 4928 articles at 78. 9 d. each.

2. Find the value of 9 decametres 1 metre 2 decimetres of silk at 6 francs 25 centimes per metre.

SECTION V. Make out the following bill:-1 lbs. of Valentia almonds at 10d. per lb.; 3 lbs. of ginger nuts at 7d. per lb.; 44 lbs. of citron at 1s. 1d. per lb.; 12 lbs. of currants at 4 d. per lb.; 5 bottles of cherries at 81d. per bottle; lb. of gelatine at 38. per lb.; 5 lbs. of Sultana raisins at 64d. per lb.

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