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Political Economy.

Senior.

1. What is meant by a commercial panic ? Explain clearly the causes.

2. Give some of the chief advantages and disadvantages of Free Trade.

3. Suppose you were a grocer, would you object to the establishment of a co-operative store in your neighbourhood ? Give reasons for

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4. Are the laws which govern the price of manufactured commodities the same as those which govern price of agricultural produce? If not, explain how and why they differ.

5. When England places duties on imported spirits, tobacco, etc., is she then acting as a Protectionist?

Political Economy.

Higher Local.

1. Describe fully the succession of phenomena known as a Commercial Crisis.

2. Is the influence of speculation good or bad ?

3. Examine the effect of the Bank Act of 1844 on the occarrence of—(i) A foreign drain of gold; (ii) A financial panic.

4. Give some account of the growth of towns in Europe.

5. In what cases does A. Smith think it may be necessary to protect home industries ? Would you add to the number?

6. Give a brief account of the Bank of Amsterdam ; and the origin of the Bank of England.

Music.

Junior and Senior.

1. What are the names given to the degrees of the scale ? What are their meanings, and of what advantage are they ?

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2. What is meant by the terms “tonic major,” “ tonic minor,” “relative major,” and “relative minor” ?

3. What two scales have always the same key signature, and why?

4. If a major scale were given, how many notes would require alteration in order to form its tonic minor, and how many to form its relative minor? Which notes would they be in each case ?

5. Explain the construction of the original, two melodic, and harmonic forms of minor scale, and write one octave, ascending and descending, of the fifteen minor scales in all their forms. Prefix the required signature, and write over each scale its own name and that of its tonic major and relative major. Use the bass and treble staves alternately.

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6. Explain the following terms as applied to time in music :-“simple,” “ compound," “duple,” “triple," " quadruple. ' Give three time signatures of each of the following divisions of time, and say in each case what would be the number and the value of the beats :-“simple duple”; “simp. trip.”; “simp. quad." ;

comp. dup.” ; “ comp. trip.”; and “comp. quad.”

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7. Explain the use of the sign C as a time signature, and say what division of time it represents.

8. Give the meaning of the following terms :-sempre pedale ; con sordini ; mezzo forte; mano sinistra ; un poco meno mosso; da capo sin al Fine.

Music.

Higher Local.

1. Write an original example, not less than eight bars in length, of each of the following :

(i) A diatonic melodic sequence.
(ii) chromatic
(iii)

harmonic (which may also be melodic)
(iv) diatonic
(v) A tonic pedal.
(vi) dominant pedal.
(vii) double
(viii) An inverted pedal.

2. Write exercises in three-part counterpoint according to directions given last month to the following subjects :

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3. In what form is the slow movement of the Haydn Sonata written ? Mention three other slow movements, by different composers, that are in the same form. In what other forms are slow movements found ? Give examples. Analyse the slow movement of the Haydn Sonata in the same manner analysis given last month.

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4. What is meant by the pitch, intensity, and quality of sounds, and on what do these properties severally depend ? (i) Explain the terms “vibration-number” and “vibration

fraction."

(ii) Give the vibration-numbers of all the sounds of a major and minor scale, the vibration number of whose tonic is 198.

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Teachers' Examinations.

THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING. SPECIAL SUBJECTS :

MILTON'S TRACTATE ON EDUCATION ; LIFE AND WORK OF
FROEBEL.

1. Briefly indicate the part played by the will in intellectual activity. Why do we sometimes involuntarily remember that which we strive in vain to recollect ? Why can we often more effectually solve a difficult problem after complete change of thought than after continuous pondering ?

2. Explain briefly any three of the following words and phrases, stating for what ages you consider your explanation suitable :“constitutional history”; “balance of power” ; “proportion,”

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3. By what systematic school exercise would you seek to develop the power of generalization ?

4. Write a brief essay on The Art of Questioning, or on Defective Methods of maintaining Authority.

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5. Give, without details, a syllabus of six lessons on struggle against arbitrary power during the Stuart Period.”

6. Give an outline of the educational routine of the Jansenists. In what respects was the system of the Jesuits superior or inferior?

7. The authority of Milton is claimed by the Realists. Supply quotations from his Tractate in support of this view. Did he undervalue “the humanities"? Quote in your answer.

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