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QUESTIONS PROPOSED TO CANDIDATES

FOR

ADMISSION

INTO

TRAINING COLLEGES,

AND FOR THE OFFICE OF TEACHER
UNDER ARTICLES 60 AND 79,

NEW CODE.

MIDSUMMER, 1878.

A Notice to the following effect is

issued to Candidates as to Copying and Clandestine Assistance.

CANDIDATES WHO ARE DETECTED(a.) Introducing into the Examination Room, or

having about them, any book or writing, whether any

one uses it or not, from which answers may be copied; (b.) Applying, under any circumstances whatever,

to other Candidates;
(e.) Answering, under any circumstances what-

ever, applications from other Candidates ;
(d.) Copying under any circumstances whatever,

one from another ; or,
(e.) Conniving at any misconduct of this kind;
will be dismissed

from the Examination, and will be suspended, for a period not exceeding three years, from all recognition by the Committee of Council

. The plea of accident, or forgetfulness, will not be received.

Whatever questions Candidates may have to usk, or remarks to make, during the Eccamination, must be addressed to the Inspector only.

NOTE.—Except where different directions are printed,

the time allowed for each paper in the following series was three hours, and Candidates were restricted to one question in each section.

GRAMMAR.

Two hours and a HALF allowed for this Paper.

(No abbreviation of less than three letters to be used in

parsing or analysis).

SECTION I. Parse fully the words in italics in the following

passages :-[Syntax should not be neglected in the
parsing.]

Yet mourn not, Land of Fame,
Though ne'er the Leopards on thy shield
Retreated from so sad a field,
Since Norman William came.
Oft may thine annals justly boast
Of battles stern by Scotland lost;
Grudge not her victory
When for her freeborn rights she strove,
Rights dear to all who freedom love,

To none so dear as thee. One evening, as the Emperor was returning to the palace through a narrow portico, an assassin, who waited his passage, rushed upon him with a drawn sword, loudly exclaiming, “The Senate sends

you this.SECTION II. Point out the subjects, predicates, and objects, with their extensions, enlargements, or complements, (if any), in the following sentences :

Remember, prince, that thou shalt die.
Whoever reflects upon the uncertainty of his

own life will find out that the state of others

is not more permanent. This exuberance of money displayed itself in

wantonness of expense and procured for me the acquaintance of others equally favoured by Fortune.

SECTION III. Point out clearly the relations which the sentences included in brackets in the following passages bear to their principal sentences, and give your reasons for assigning each relation.

He (that would pass the latter part of his life with

honour) must (when he is young) consider (that he shall one day be old) and remember (when he

is old) (that he has once been young). (When Socrates was building himself a house)

being asked by one (who observed the littleness of the design) (why a man so eminent would not have an abode more suitable to his dignity) he replied (that he should think himself sufficiently accommodated) (if he could see that narrow habitation filled with real friends).

SECTION IV. (1) Explain the term “case.” Show that there are generally only two forms of case in English, and give words that employ more than two forms.

Explain how the possessive case is written in English, with any exceptions to the general rules.

(2) What does the term conjugation include? Name some of the English defective verbs. What condition is expressed by a subjunctive mood ? Give examples of sentences, showing varieties of that condition.

(3) What is meant by saying that prepositions express relations ?

Give examples to show that the principal relations are those of cause, place, and time.

SECTION V. In the following passages select words containing Latin prefixes ; convert also the nouns into adjectives by means of suffixes, giving the force of each prefix and suflix.

Pity presupposes sympathy,
He satisfies his ambition with the fame he shall

acquire.
Lawful authority is seldom resisted.
Extravagance, though suggested by vanity and

incited by luxury, seldom procures applause. The passions continue their tyranny with incessant

demands for indulgence, and life evaporates into vain repentance or impotent appetite.

SECTION VI. Write full notes of a lesson on one of the following subjects :

(a) Concords of verb and subject.
(6) Complements or extensions of the predicate.

(c) The advantages of learning Latin Grammar or some other Grammar than English.

SECTION VII. Write a letter descriptive of

(a) Some out-door school game, or (b) The loss of the Eurydice, or (c) The beauties of summer,

(d) Your favourite walk.

Underline any words you have employed that are derived from Latin roots.

GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY.

GEOGRAPHY.

SECTION I. Draw a full map

(a) Of the West Coast of Europe from Cape Finisterre to the mouth of the Elbe. Or (6) Of Turkey in Europe. Or (c) Of the Dominion of Canada.

SECTION II. 1. Give definitions of the terms promontory, meridian, watershed, zone. Give examples of each from the continents of Africa or Asia, and state the illustrations by model or diagram that would be required for a first lesson on each to young children.

2. How could a globe be used to explain the varying length of day and night according to the seasons of the year, the different times of day at places in the same latitude, and the method employed in geography for determining the position of a place on a map? What decimal part of an inch would represent the height of a mountain 8000 feet high on a globe 16 inches in diameter?

SECTION III.

1. Detail the great natural advantages for competition with other countries, which Great Britain possesses in her mineral fields. Account for the rapid growth of Bradford, Glasgow, and Birmingham, and describe their chief articles of manufacture.

2. What local circumstances determined the selection of the position of the Roman Walls, of the battle field of Bannockburn, and of the ports of Chatham, Belfast, Bristol, and Aberdeen ?

SECTION IV. А traveller passes from Naples to Palermo, thence to Malta, to Alexandria, and to Athens.

Or, From Bombay to Galle, thence to Singapore, Hongkong, and Yokohama.

Or, From Halifax (N.S.) to Boston (U.S.), Washington, New Orleans, Havanna, and Mexico.

Name the countries through, or near, which he passes, and the objects of interest to travellers at each place.

(Only one route is to be taken).

SECTION V.

Give a full account of the physical features of Ceylon, of the productions of Jamaica, of the climate of Queensland, and of the boundaries of Cape Colony.

HISTORY

SECTION I. Arrange in chronological order and give the dates of as many as you can of the following the accession of the houses of Tudor and Hanover, the Constitutions of Clarendon, the signing of Magna Charta, the battles of Flodden, Waterloo, Bannockburn, and Trafalgar, the cession of Jamaica, the Independence of the United States, the discovery of America, the death of the Maid of Norway, the Spanish Armada, and the invention of printing

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