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1. How many bushels of seed per acre would be necessary in sowing (a) wheat, (b) oats, (c) beans?

What is the weight per bushel of good quality wheat and oats, and also of poor quality wheat and oats?

Wheat seed is often "dressed" before sowing.-Explain this statement.


2. If you were given a supply of nitrate of soda, superphosphate of lime, and sulphate of potash, and were asked to ascertain whether one or all were required by a particular piece of land in order that turnips might be grown successfully, how would you proceed to put the effects of the three manures to a practical test? (18)

3. Suggest two different rotations of crops suitable for the most fertile land you may be acquainted with. Describe the soil you refer to, and explain your reasons for thinking the rotations well adapted for it. (22)

4. Describe fully the process of butter-making from the time the new milk comes into the dairy until the butter is ready for marketing. You should refer particularly to the methods you would adopt in keeping the cream, and in making the butter, so as to secure the highest possible quality. (20)

5. Which breed or breeds of sheep are most favoured in Newfoundland ? Give the following particulars about any one breed :-weight of wool produced by full-grown ewe; live weight of wether lambs when 9 months old and fat; weight of hind leg of mutton at same age; usual value of the best specimens when full-grown and ready for the fat market.



HYGIENE (Intermediate Grade).

Friday, June 23rd, 1911.-Afternoon, 2.30 to 4.30.

Work neatly.

1. Explain the importance of proper breathing for good health. What harm may be done by breathing always through the mouth? (20)

2. How would you treat a person who had accidentally swallowed strong acid? (10) 3. What steps should a consumptive take to avoid infecting other people? (20) 4. Compare the usefulness of woollen, linen, and cotton materials for clothing. (20)

5. What is the composition of milk? Why should it be boiled before being used for drinking? (10)

6. What conditions may render drinking water impure? How can it (20)

then be purified ?

BOTANY (Intermediate Grade).

Monday, June 26th, 1911. Afternoon, 2 to 4.

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Work neatly.

The questions are of equal value.

1. Describe the two specimens before you as fully as possible. Draw diagrams of the floral arrangements, and refer the plants to their Classes and Divisions (not Orders), giving your reasons.

2. Describe the flowers and fruits of any species which you have examined of the Orders Crucifera, Rosacea, Labiata, and Liliacea.

3. Describe the phenomena of germination-e.g., the behaviour of the radicle and development of secondary roots, as well as of the plumule; and show how they are affected by external influences.

4. In what way are stipules connected with leaves, and of what uses are they to plants? Give examples.

5. What structures are specially characteristic of plants living in very dry situations? What changes take place in them when such plants are grown with plenty of water?



(Intermediate Grade).

Monday, June 26th, 1911.-Afternoon, 2 to 4.

Not more than six questions may be answered. All questions carry equal marks.

1. Explain, as clearly as you can, how you would find out, and express on a map, the relation (in your own home district) between (a) height, (b) distance, and (c) slope.

2. What do you understand by Great Circle Sailing? Explain its advantages, and draw a sketch-map showing the Great Circle routes (a) from San Francisco to Yokohama, and (b) from Cape Town to Fremantle.

3. Describe shortly, with a sketch-map, the regular currents of wind and water in the North Atlantic.

4. Explain, and account for, the precise character of the "Mediterranean climate, and show its effect on vegetation.

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5. Describe, with a diagram, the weather in a typical low pressure area, explaining exactly how and why the wind can blow in turn from every point of the compass.

6. In what sense, and for what reason, is the climate of an equatorial plateau often described as one of "perpetual spring"?

7. What are the chief agents in denudation? How do they work? Give examples from Newfoundland.

8. Explain fully, with sketches and examples, what is meant by (a) an iceberg, (b) a water-parting, (c) an atoll.

9. State, and account for, the curious tidal phenomena in the Bay of Fundy, and give instances of somewhat similar phenomena elsewhere.

10. How far, and for what reasons, is it correct to say that ordinary land and sea breezes may be called "miniature monsoons "?

SCHOOL MANAGEMENT (Intermediate Grado).

Saturday, June 24th, 1911.-Afternoon, 4.15 to 6.15.

Work neatly.

1. Write brief Notes of a Lesson on any one of the four following subjects:

(a) The different meanings of the word that.

(b) The Gulf Stream.

(c) The Metric System.

(d) The Reign of any English King you choose.

State the age of the pupils you have in view, and the length of time the lesson is to last.


2. Write down four general principles that you regard as essential in the drawing up of a school Time-table. (18)

3. What difficulties do you expect to find when you begin to teach Vulgar Fractions to a class, and how do you propose to deal with those difficulties? (18)

4. Draw up an Examination Paper consisting of four questions for any one of the three following classes ::

(a) Average age thirteen: has been studying the Geography (political and physical) of North America for ten weeks.


(b) Average age fourteen has studied the history of the four Georges for a term (twelve weeks).

(c) Average age twelve: has made a detailed study of the Noun, Verb, and Adjective for a term, following upon a general study of the Parts of Speech.


5. Either (a) Give an account of how you propose to promote punctuality and regular attendance among your pupils.

Or (b) Sketch out the best organization to secure the efficient working of a school in which there are 130 pupils divided into six classes, and only three teachers, a head master, and two assistants. (20)

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