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GENERAL EXAMINATION OF TRAINING SCHOOLS.-CHRISTMAS 1854.
MALES. First Year.
1. THE HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
2. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE.
SECT. I.-1. Where are the following places situated? State what is recorded in Scripture of one of them: Damascus, Nineveh, Babylon.
2. What are the principal rivers of Palestine? and what events are recorded in connection with them respectively?
3. Describe the mountains of Palestine, illustrating your description by a map.
SECT. II.-1. Give dates for the following events: The call of Abram - The death of Jacob- The Exodus The anointing of Saul-The first destruction of Jerusalem.
2. What division did the ancient Jews make of the books of the Old Testament? what books were included in each division? and what references are made to this division in the New Testament?
3. Give some account of the prophet Isaiah. What are the most important subjects to which his prophecies relate? What historical facts does he record?
SECT. III.-1. Give an account of the life of Jacob.
2. Describe the conquest of Canaan by Joshua.
3. Give the principal events in the history of Jerusalem, with the dates.
SECT. IV. 1. Relate the principal events in the life of one of the following kings: Rehoboam, Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah.
2. Give some account of the nations bordering on Judea.
3. Give some account of the history of idolatry among the Jews.
SECT. V.-1. What reason is there for believing that St. Luke was descended from Gentile parents?
2. What internal evidence does the Gospel of St. Luke afford that it was written for the benefit of the Gentile converts?
3. "Now, in the fifteenth vear of the reign of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene" (Luke iii. 1). Give some account of the time and the persons and places mentioned in this passage.
SECT. VI. 1. Into what principal sections may St. Luke's Gospel be divided? and what chief events are recorded in each ?
2. What important events in the Gospel history are recorded exclusively by St. Luke?
3. What appears, from the introduction to St. Luke's Gospel, to have been his scope and design in writing it? In the words, "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth," &c. (Luke i. 1), could any other of the evangelists have been intended? and why? Could St. Luke have been one of the seventy? What reason is there for believing that his Gospel was composed from that preached of St. Paul?
SECT. VII.-1. Relate the miracles of the healing of the man with the withered hand, and the stilling of the tempest.
2. Whither did our Lord send "the Seventy?" Give in your own words the substance of His charge to them.
3. What passages of St. Luke's Gospel admonish us to practise humility, Christian courage, perseverance, and constant preparation for death?
SECT. VIII.—1. Relate the events of the successive days of Passion Week as recorded by St. Luke.
2. "When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean" (Luke xxiii. 6). Can you assign any reason other than curiosity for this question?
3. Describe the feast of the Passover as it was observed in the time of our Lord, and compare it with what is recorded by St. Luke of the Last Supper.
SECT. I.-1. Give some account of Cæsar's invasions of Britain.
2. Under what emperor and what General was Britain next invaded by the Romans? Give some account of its history from that time until the end of the century.
3. Give some general account of the state of Europe in the century in which the Roman legions were withdrawn from Britain.
SECT. II.-1. Whence did the Anglo-Saxons come? Give some account of their successive invasions, and of the kingdoms they established.
2. Give some account of the reign of one of the following Anglo-Saxon kings: (a) Egbert, (b) Alfred, (c) Edward the Confessor.
3. Give some account of the Danish invasions of England and of other countries of Europe.
SECT. III.-Give some account of the history of England in one of the following centuries: 1. The eleventh; 2. the fifteenth; 3. the eighteenth.
SECT. IV.-1. Give some account of the reign of one of the following sovereigns: (a) Henry II. (b) Edward I., (e) Edward IV.
2. Give some account of the leading statesmen in one of the following reigns: (a) Edward VI., (b) Anne, (c) George III.
3. Give some account of one of the following historical epochs, and of its influence on the national prosperity: (a) The loss of his French dominions by King John; (b) the Union of England with Scotland; (c) the American War of Independence.
SECT. V.-Give some account of one of the following series of events: 1. The settlement of America; 2. The acquisition of the West India Islands; 3. The conquest of India.
[Every candidate is required to write out the paraphrase.
He may select questions to answer at his discretion from all the Sections, not however exceeding six in the whole, exclusively of the paraphrase.]
Paraphrase the following passage. (You will be good enough to remember that you are not asked to expand the passage, but to render the same sense in different though equivalent terms.)
"The office of justices in eyre was instituted in the reign of Henry the Second; the king having divided the kingdom into six circuits, a little different from the present, and commissioned these newcreated judges to administer justice and try writs of assize in the several counties. These remedies are said to have been then first invented; before which, all causes were usually terminated in the county courts, according to the Saxon custom; or before the king's justiciaries in the Aula Regis, in pursuance of the Norman regulations. The latter of which tribunals, travelling about with the king's person, occasioned intolerable expense and delay to the suitors; and the former, however proper to little debts and minute actions, where even injustice is better than procrastination, were now become liable to too much ignorance of the law, and too much partiality as to facts, to determine matters of considerable moment."
SECT. I. Read as far as the first full stop. 1. "The king having divided." How are these words connected with the rest of the sentence in point of construction? Do they belong to the subject or to the predicate of the sentence? State the reasons of your answer.
2. With what noun does 'different' agree? With what noun 'commissioned?' With what other preceding word, besides its noun, must commissioned' be joined in order to parse it fully?
3. What parts of speech are 'little' and 'new?' Do you know this by their form or by their position? Add a few remarks, such as you would address to children of a senior class, upon these words, in explaining the use of inflection.
SECT. II." These remedies
regulations." 1. "These remedies are said to have been then first invented." Pick out the auxiliary verbs from this sentence. What voices, moods, and tenses do they respectively help to constitute?
2. "Before which," "before the king's justiciaries." Explain the difference of meaning in the word 'before' in these two clauses. Which is likely to have been the earlier of the two meanings? Why?
3. Name an adjectival form of each of the following words: remedy, invent, terminate, custom, regulate; marking off by hyphens the syllable which in each case gives the adjectival force to the word.
4. Name (singular and plural) the demonstrative pronouns. Show how they differ in sense from each other. Name the adverbs of time and the adverbs of place which correspond respectively to each demonstrative pronoun.
5. "All causes were usually terminated in the county courts, according to the Saxon custom; or before the king's justiciaries in the Aula Regis. in pursuance of the Norman regulations." Parse each word separately. What is meant by antithesis?' Illustrate your answer by means of this sentence.
SECT. III." The latter of which tribunals," &c. 1. Parse (a) according to etymology, (b) according to syntax, the words latter,' 'former,' 'better,' as they occur in the passage just given.
2. What is the difference between the possessive and the objective case? In what different ways may the objective case be governed? Illustrate your answer from the same passage.
3. Give English words (with their meanings) derived from the Latin pendo, cado, tribuo, ago, pars,
4. "Minute actions," "partiality as to facts," "to determine matters." Explain the government of each of the words in italics in the last passage.
SECT. I.-Describe one of the following coast-lines: 1. The west coast of England from the Solway to the Bristol Channel. 2. The west coast of Ireland. 3. The coast of Europe from the mouth of the Elbe to that of the Adour.
SECT. II.-Describe one of the following coast-lines: 1. The west coast of Africa. 2. The coast of Asia from Aden to Cape Comorin. 3. The coast of the United States of America from the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras.
SECT. III.-Describe the course of one of the following rivers and its tributaries, mentioning the most important cities and towns upon their banks: 1. The Thames. 2. The Seine. 3. The Rhine.
SECT. IV. Give the names of six of the most important cities or towns in one of the following countries, describe the position of each, and mention anything for which it is remarkable: 1. Scot land. 2. Belgium. 3. Prussia.
SECT. V.-Draw an outline map of Asia.
SECT. VI. Draw an outline map of Russia.
SECT. I. Give the reason for each step in working one of the following sums: 1. (a) Multiply 231 by 29. (5) Multiply by, and divide the product by .
2. (a) Multiply 3076 by 1.072, and divide the product by 008. (b) Reduce 7s. 10 d. to the decimal of £1.
3. (a) Extract the square root of 652,864.
(b) Multiply 12 ft. 5 in. by 11 ft. 7 in.
SECT. II.-1. If the poor-rate on 231. 17s. 6d. be 31. 9s. 7d., how much is that in the pound?
2. How much loaf-sugar at 11d. per lb. is equal in value to 3 qrs. 7 lbs. of moist sugar at 6 per lb. ? 3. I buy goods for 6001. ready money, and sell them directly for 6801., giving three months' credit: what is gained per cent per annum?
SECT. III.-Express the sums of money mentioned in the following questions in the decimal coinage; work the sums decimally, and reduce the answers to the present currency:
1. A spoon costs 7s. 9d.; how many dozen can be bought for 441. 8s. 3d.?
2. A man who owes 23481. pays 12s. 91d. for every pound which he owes; how much does he pay in all?
3. What sum of money is that which being lent at simple interest will in 8 months amount to 2971. 12s, and in 15 months to 3367., and at what rate per cent?
SECT. IV. The following questions are to be worked decimally, and the answers given in the decimal coinage:
1. In what time will 1887. 3 florins 2 cents, amount to 1927. 1 florin, at 5 per cent per annum?
2. A bankrupt's effects were worth 42657., and his estate paid three dividends of 2 florins 5 cents, 1 florin 1 cent 8 mils, and 2 florins 9 mils, in the pound, respectively; what was the whole loss sustained by his creditors?
3. If 28431. 7 florins 5 cents be due from London to Paris when 17. is worth 25 francs, how much must be remitted when a guinea is worth 27 francs?
SECT. V.-1. What is the cost of building a wall 1 mile long, 6 feet high, and 24 bricks thick, at 137. 3s. 6d. per rod?
2. Zinc sheets are 7 feet long and 2 ft. 8 in. wide; how many such sheets would be required to cover a roof 50 feet long and 13 ft. 6 in. wide? Each square foot of the zinc weighs 26 oz., and costs 63d.; what would be the cost and weight of such a roof?
3. One bushel of cement mixed with two of sand will cover 33 square yards when laid on 1 inch thick; the cement costs 1s. per bushel, the sand 5s. 6d. for 20 bushels, and the labour Is. 7d. per square yard; what is the cost of plastering a house-front 40 feet high and 70 feet long?
SECT. VI.-1. Paper-hangings are sold in pieces 12 yards long and 21 inches wide: how many pieces are required to paper a room 20 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 13 feet high; and what does the work cost when done with paper at 6s. per piece, allowing 1 piece in 7 for waste, and 1s. 10d. per piece for hanging?
2. How many deal planks 10 feet long, 11 inches wide, and 2 inches thick, are required to plank a floor 20 feet 2 inches wide, and 30 feet long? and what is the cost of the timber at 71. per load of 50 cubic feet, and 17. per load for sawing and carting?
3. The mortar for a rod of brickwork requires 1 cubic yards of lime at 12s. per yard, and 3 cubic yards of sand at 3s. 6d.; what is the cost of the lime and sand required for building a circular tunnel whose internal diameter is 6 feet, and which is 3 bricks thick and 100 yards long?
SECT. I.-1. From 2 a+b (2x-c) take 3 bc-a+5 bx.
2. Divide a3-3 a2x-3 a x2+x3 by a+x.
3. Show that if -b be subtracted from a, the remainder is a+b; and that if -a be multiplied by -b, the product is +ab.
SECT. II.-1. Multiply 4 a2-6a+9 by 2a+3.
2. Show that am × an=um+n, and am÷÷a"-am-"; and divide a2 -3 am ch+2c" by a -c.
2. Show that √24+ √54-6=4√6; and extract the square root of 4x4-12x3+25x2-24x+16, proving the principal steps of the process.
3. Prove the rule for finding the greatest common measure, and find the greatest common measure of 6 x3-4 x1-11 x3-3x2-3 x − 1, and 4x2+2x3-18x2+3x-5.
SECT. IV.-1. Solve the equations:
√(1+a)2+(1−a)x+ √(1 − a)2+(1+a)x=2a.
SECT. V.-1. Find two consecutive numbers such that the half and the fifth parts of the first taken together shall be equal to the third and fourth parts of the second taken together.
2. What two numbers are those whose sum is 40, and the sum of their cubes 19,000?
3. If 18 oxen in five weeks eat 6 acres of grass, and 45 oxen eat 21 acres in nine weeks, the grass growing uniformly; how many weeks' food for an ox were there on each acre before they began to Ieed, and how many grew on an acre per week?
SECT. VI.-1. There are three schools, boys', girls', and infants', containing together 266 children. There are four times as many in the intants' school, and twice as many in the girls', as there are in the boys'; how many are there in each?
2. A square room requires 576 superficial feet of paper to cover its walls; but if it were 3 feet higher, this quantity of paper would only cover three of its walls; what are its dimensions?
N.B. Windows, doors, &c. are to be neglected in the calculation.
3. A book is published at a cost of 5s. per copy, and sold at 10s. per copy. Now if it had been sold at 68. 8d. per copy, the annual sale would have been 200 copies more, the edition would have been sold off two years sooner, and it would have begun to pay profit one year later; how many copies were published, and what was the annual sale?
N.B. The interest of money is to be neglected in the calculation.
EUCLID. Books I. to IV.
SECT. I.-1. Upon the same base and upon the same side of it there cannot be two triangles which have their two sides terminated at one extremity of the base equal to one another, and likewise those which are terminated at the other.
2. If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the other, each to each, but the angle contained by the two sides of the one of them greater than the angle contained by the two sides equal to them of the other, the base of that which has the greater angle shall be greater than the base of the other.
3. To a given straight line to apply a parallelogram which shall be equal to a given triangle, and have one of its angles equal to a given rectilineal angle.
SECT. II.-1. If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the square of the whole line is equal to the squares of the two parts, together with twice the rectangle contained by the two parts.
2. If a straight line be divided into two equal and also into two unequal parts, the squares of the two unequal parts are together double of the square of half the line, and of the square of the line between the points of section.
3. To describe a square that shall be equal to a given rectilineal figure.
SECT. III.-1. If any two points be taken in the circumference of a circle, the straight line which joins them shall fall within the circle.
2. The diameter is the greatest straight line in a circle; and of all others that which is nearer to the centre is always greater than the one more remote, and the greater is nearer to the centre than the less.