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1. BOTANY. 1. Explain shortly the various systems and methods of classifying plants.

2. Give the principal charac eristics of the three classes of plants :--Dicotyledons, Monocotyledons, and Acotyledons.

3. Describe the essential characters of the following natural orders, and give some examples of plants belonging to each of them :-Leguminasae, Ranunculaceae, Rosaceae, Cruciferae, Umbelliferae, Gramineae.

4. Name some British and foreign plants useful in Medicine, Manufactures, and the Arts ; assign each of them to its proper class, order, and family, and state how and for what purposes they are used.

5. Designate by their scientific names, and arrange under their proper class, order, or family, according either to the Natural or to the Linnæan system, the following plants :-The oak, the elm, the fir, the willow, the rose, the tulip, the pea, the turnip, the

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II. ZOOLOGY.

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1. Give the outlines of the system of classification of the Animal Kingdom, and of the principles on which it is based.

2. Make a table of, and characterise, the class Mammalia. 3. Enumerate the principal species of Ruminantia.

4. Describe the characteristic features of the class Amphibia, and the kind of metamorphoses through which some members of that

class pass.

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5. Designate by their scientific names, and arrange under their proper order, class, and sub-kingdom, the following animals :The gorilla, the fox, the elephant, the goat, the kangaroo, the rat, the eagle, the sparrow, the tortoise, the wasp, the spider, the

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I. BOTANY. 1. Explain shortly the various systems and methods of classifying plants.

2. Give the principal characteristics of the three classes of plants:--Dicotyledons, Monocotyledons, and Acotyledons.

3. Describe the essential characters of the following natural orders, and give some examples of plants belonging to each of them :- Leguminasae, Ranunculaceae, Rosaceae, Cruciferae, Umbelliferae, Gramineae.

4. Name some British and foreign plants useful in Medicine, Manufactures, and the Arts ; assign each of them to its proper class, order, and family, and state how and for what purposes they are used.

5. Designate by their scientific names, and arrange under their proper class, order, or family, according either to the Natural or to the Linnæan system, the following plants :The oak, the elm, the fir, the willow, the rose, the tulip, the pea, the turnip, the mushroom.

II. ZOOLOGY.

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1. Give the outlines of the system of classification of the Animal Kingdom, and of the principles on which it is based.

2. Make a table of, and characterise, the class Mammalia. 3. Enumerate the principal species of Ruminantia.

4. Describe the characteristic features of the class Amphibia, and the kind of metamorphoses through which some members of that class

pass. 5. Designate by their scientific names, and arrange under their proper order, class, and sub-kingdom, the following animals : The gorilla, the fox, the elephant, the goat, the kangaroo, the rat, the eagle, the sparrow, the tortoise, the wasp, the spider, the

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