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2. How many rods, a brick and a half thick, are there in a wall 108 feet long, 15 feet 9 inches high, and 24 bricks thick?

3. Find the expense of papering a room with paper gths of a yard wide at 74d. per yard, the dimensions of the room being 18 feet, 12 feet, and 11 feet, and there being two windows and a door, each 7 feet by 4 feet.

4. The force at the extremity of an arm of a lever is 12 lbs., the length of the arm is 1 foot, and the pressure on the fulcrum is 16 lbs.; what is the length of the other arm of the lever?

5. If two weights balance each other on a straight lever when it is horizontal, they will balance each other in every position of the lever.

6. Why does not the common balance rest in any position when the weights are equal?

7. If a point be kept at rest by three forces which are as the numbers 4, 5, 6, draw the lines which will correctly represent their directions.



(Three Hours allowed for this Paper.)

At the end of each answer let each candidate name the text-book (if any) which she has used.

1. What do you understand by Domestic Economy? What instruction have you received in it?

2. What is meant by ventilation? Why is it necessary? Why is it so little attended to either in schools or in private houses? Mention some simple expedients by which the proper ventilation of a room may ordinarily be secured.

3. Mention some of the prevailing defects in the housekeeping of the poor, beyond those which result from the scantiness of their means.

4. Give examples of an economical succession of dinners for a labourer's family.

5. When potatoes are to be made into soup, should they be previously boiled or not? Give reasons for your answer.

6. Give a recipe for the cheapest nutritive soup that you know.

7. What makes water hard or soft? Which is the best for washing clothes in? Why? Which is the most wholesome to drink?

8. State, and explain, the use of soda in washing.

9. Give directions for making a bed, and the reasons for each. What kinds of bedding are most economical and healthy?

10. What is meant by mastication? What provision has nature made for the several stages of the process? What evils result from the neglect of it?



All your answers are to be written on this paper. Answers written on any other paper will not be looked over.

Before beginning your answers, you are to fill up the following table, so far as it applies to you :

The Name of the Training School at which you

are now

being examined.

Your Christian Name and Surname in full, and the current Year of your Age.

Do you attend this

Examination, as

1. A resident Student? 2. A Teacher to be examined for a Certificate of Merit, and from what School?

If you are, or have been, a Student, state the Month and Year in which you entered the Training School, and the Month and Year in which you left it.


(Three Hours allowed for this Paper.)

1.-The supplementary questions are not to be attempted by any candidate of the first year who has not answered one question in each of the preceding sections. No such candidate may answer more than two of the supplementary questions.

2.-Candidates of the second year, and teachers in charge of schools, may not answer more than six questions, but may choose them from any part of the paper.

Section I.-1. What practical lessons are to be learned from the history of Rebecca, Miriam, and Hannah?

2. What lessons are taught by events in the Old Testament, associated with the following places: Gilgal, Shiloh, Hebron, Beersheba, Bethel, Tabor, Bethlehem?

3. Name the principal events in the lives of Eli, Jonathan, Asa, Uzziah, Josiah; and state very briefly the religious lessons which those events teach or illustrate.

4. What punishments are recorded to have been inflicted for the sins of pride, falsehood, and irreverence of the Old Testament?

Section II.-1. Write out the prophecies which most distinctly describe the place, time, and circumstances of the birth of our Lord.

2. Write out the prophecies relating to the New Covenant. Explain the terms, and show the fulfilment.

3. At what time did these prophets flourish: Amos, Habakkuk, Zachariah, and Malachi? Give a succinct account of the contents of one of these books.

Section III.-1. Give an exact analysis of the contents of the Sermon on the Mount, and write out the last portion in the words of Holy Writ.

2. On what occasions was St. Peter approved or rebuked for his answers

to our Lord? Quote the words of our Saviour on two of these occasions, and show their practical application to the hearts of all believers.

3. Explain these texts

"The law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith."

"Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth."

Section IV.-1. Compare the miracles wrought by St. Peter and St. Paul. In what respects do they resemble or differ from the miracles of our Saviour? 2. What events are associated with these places in the New Testament: Samaria, Tarsus, Lystra, Beræa, Cenchrea, Tyre, Crete, Miletus? State briefly what spiritual truths are learned from these events.

3. Describe exactly the circumstances that led to the imprisonment of St. Paul.

4. What do we learn about the constitution of the primitive church from the Acts of the Apostles.


1. Give instances of figurative language used by the prophet Isaiah, and show what spiritual truths are illustrated by each passage which you quote. 2. Describe the line of argument used by St. Paul in addressing heathens, Jews, and weak or prejudiced Christians. Support your statements in each case by references to his speeches or writings.

3. Enumerate the Pastoral and Catholic epistles. Why are they so called? Give a summary of one of these epistles.

3. Analyse very carefully one of the following portions of Holy Scripture: Romans, chapters v. to viii. 1 Corinthians, chapters xii. to xiv. Galatians, chapters i. to iii. Add to this analysis not less than six verses from the passage in the words of Holy Scripture.

5. Explain the following passages; illustrate them fully from Holy Scripture, and state clearly the spiritual lessons which they suggest. "Your conversation is in heaven,"

"Fellow citizens with the Saints."

"Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God."

"Ye also as lively stones are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God, by Jesus Christ."

6. On what occasions are these persons mentioned: Epaphras, Demas, Alexander, Phoebe, Diotrephes? Prepare the sketch of a lesson upon moral qualities or defects illustrated by the conduct of two of these persons.


(Three Hours allowed for this Paper.)

Section I.-1. Explain the following terms used in the Catechism, illustrate them by reference to Holy Scripture, and state very briefly the chief practical lessons which they suggest: Inheritor, Member of Christ, Communion of Saints, Sanctifieth, Ghostly enemy, Sacrament, Pledge to assure us thereof. N.B.-This exercise must be written in the form of a lesson.

Section II.-1. Write out one of the following articles, with illustrations from Holy Scripture. 2. Of sin after Baptism.

1. Of good works.

3. Of the unworthiness of the ministers which hinders not the effect of the Sacrament. 4. Of the Lord's Supper.

Section III.-1. What forms of confession are prescribed by our Church? Describe accurately the contents of each form.

2. What doctrines are more distinctly taught in the Athanasian than in the Nicene Creed?

3. Give an account of the prayers used in the Ember weeks, and of the Collects for Advent.

4. What lessons are selected from the Old Testament for Good Friday, Easter-day, Whitsunday, Trinity-Sunday? State clearly in what respects each lesson is appropriate to the services of the day.

Section IV.-1. In what points did the first English Prayer Book differ from the forms previously used?

2. What additions have been made to the Prayer Book since the accession of Charles II.?

3. What persons were most concerned in the revisions of the Prayer Book in the reigns of Elizabeth and Charles II.?


1. At what time did the following ecclesiastics flourish, and for what were they severally remarkable? Anselm, Fisher, Whitgift, Sandys, Bramhall, Butler, Barrow.

2. What heresies arose in the first four centuries? What effect had those heresies upon the doctrinal statements universally received by the Church? 3. Who were the principal Christian writers in the first, second, and fourth centuries? Give an account of the life or writings of some of these writers.

4. Give some account of the chief persecutions of the early Church, especially of that in which the British Church was concerned.

5. Describe the circumstances which led to the Reformation, name the chief agents, and the principal events.

6. Show that the constitution and doctrine of our Church are in accordance with Holy Scripture and the authentic records of early Christendom. 7. Name the Bishops of Rome who have been concerned with the affairs of England, and state the results of their conduct on each occasion.

8. Give some account of the origin and progress of the great religious societies connected with the Church of England.


(Three Hours allowed for this Paper.)

Section I.-1. Enumerate the modes by which nouns and adjectives are derived from other parts of speech.

2. Illustrate the rules for the construction of the relative pronoun by passages from some poem or prose writing.

3. Explain the derivation and exact meaning of these words,-could, ought, aught, brand, token, cud, draught, clause, sentence, etymology, syntax, ellipse.

Section II.-Parse the words in italic in the following passage; explain their connexion with other words in the sentence; and give the rule of syntax which is applicable in each instance :

Brutes graze the mountain top, with faces prone
And eyes intent upon the scanty herb
It yields them or recumbent on its brow,
Ruminate heedless of the scene outspread
Beneath, beyond, and stretching far away
From inland regions to the distant main :
Man views it, and admires; but rests content
With what he views. The landscape has its praise,
But not its Author. Unconcerned who formed
The Paradise he sees, he finds it such,

And such well pleased to find it, asks no more.
Not so the mind that has been touched from Heaven,
And in the school of sacred wisdom taught

To read His wonders, in whose thought the world,
Fair as it is, existed ere it was.

Not for its own sake only, but for His

Much more, who fashioned it, he gives it praise,
Praise that from earth resulting, as it ought,

To earth's acknowledged Sovereign, finds at once
Its just proprietor in Him.

Section III.-1. Express the full sense of the above passage in plain and correct prose.

2. Write a paraphrase of the following passage:

(This is intended for students of the 2nd year, who have, however, the option of taking the former passage.)

But say I could repent, and could obtain

By act of grace my former state: how soon

Would height recall high thoughts, how soon unsay

What feigned submission swore!

Ease would recant

Vows made in pain, as violent, and void.

For never can true reconcilement grow

Where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep,
Which would but lead me to a worse relapse

And heavier fall: so should I purchase dear

Short intermission bought with double smart.

Section IV.-1. Explain these expressions clearly as to a pupil-teacher,sentence, subject, enlarged subject, predicate, enlarged predicate, adjunct. 2. Analyse this proposition-" The girls, having been carefully instructed by the mistress, read the passage with much intelligence."

3. Analyse this passage,

But poverty with most, who whimper forth
Their long complains, is self-inflicted woe,
The effect of laziness, or sottish waste.


1. Of what elements is the English language composed? In what proportion do they severally enter into its composition? Give instances of words belonging to each element, from the passages which are set for a paraphrase. 2. Enumerate the figures of rhetoric commonly used by good writers, with examples from Cowper and Milton.

3. Name the chief writers who flourished in the following reigns, and give

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