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Junior. (a) FROM ACCESSION OF WILLIAM III. TO ACCESSION OF GEORGE III. (6) GENERAL QUESTIONS.
(a) 1. What was the work of William the Third's first Parliament?
2. What do you know of William's character as a man and as a ruler ?
3. What was the character of the Revolution in Scotland ? Give a brief sketch of the state of affairs there up to the conclusion of war by Mackay in 1689.
4. What events led to the Battle of the Boyne ? Describe it fully.
5. Senior, No. 5. 6. Senior, No. 6.
(6) 7. Enumerate (without comment), with dates, the chief events of the reigns of William the First and William the Second.
8. Describe the Feudal System. What was the difference between the Feudal System as it existed in England and on the Continent generally ?
9. Senior, No. 9. 10. Senior, No. 10.
Junior. PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, AND COMMERCIAL OF EUROPE AND
GREAT BRITAIN. 1. What do you know of the extent, position, nature, and shores of (i) Black Sea, (ii) Baltic Sea, (iii) Caspian Sea, (iv) Mediterranean?
2. Describe the Lake System of Europe. 3. Senior, No. 3.
4. Give the names, boundaries, and capitals of the six Northern Counties of England.
5. Give a map of these, putting in (i) capitals, (ii) physical features, (iii) following places :-Marston Moor, Flodden, Sünderland, Hull, Kendal, St. Bee's Head, Blackburn.
6. Explain clearly the twofold motion of the earth in respect to the sun.
What results follow from the motion in both instances ?
(a) FROM ACCESSION OF WILLIAM III. TO ACCESSION OF GEORGE III. (6) GENERAL QUESTIONS.
(a) 1. Junior, No. 1.
2. Describe William the Third's foreign policy. What great constitutional change took place at the Revolution ?
3. Junior, No. 3. 4. Junior, No. 4.
5. What was the cause of the European war which broke out in 1689? What part did England take in it ?
6. (i) What led to the massacre of Glencoe? (ii) How was the threatened French invasion in 1692 checked ?
(6) 7. Junior, No. 7. 8. Junior, No. 8.
9. Sum up the chief results of the Norman Conquest on the laws, customs, character, and language of the English.
10. What do you know about the “First Crusade” ?
PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, COMMERCIAL OF EUROPE AND
GREAT BRITAIN. 1. Junior, No. 1. 2. Junior, No. 2.
3. (i) What do you mean by the “Five Great Powers ” ? Give the capitals and chief physical features of their dominions respectively. (ii) Classify the countries of Europe (a) as to importance, (6) as to position.
4. What changes have taken place in the boundaries of the German Empire since the Battle of Waterloo ?
5. Junior, No. 5. 6. Junior, No. 6.
1. What were the writs “ Quo Warranto ” ? What was their object? Show that Edward I. kept this object in view in his legislation.
2. Write a brief history of the conquest of Wales.
3. Why did Henry VII. marry Elizabeth of York ?
4. What are “the five checks on the royal power” which Hallam enumerates as existing during the Tudor period? Discuss their practical efficiency. Give examples.
5. Sketch clearly the successive phases of the foreign policy of Henry VIII. Account for the changes, if you can do so.
6. Write a short account of the home policy of Wolsey.
7. Describe briefly the trial and execution of Mary Queen of Scots. How far do you consider it (i) legal, (ii) just ? What were its political results ?
8. Write an account of the attempt to place Lady Jane Grey on the throne. Why did it fail ?
9. Constitutional History Paper, Questions 1 and 6.
10. Write a short essay on the power of Spain during the Tudor period.
PERIOD FOR NEXT MONTH_THE STUARTS.
As You LIKE IT.
1. Describe the action of Act I.
2. Explain fully the following passages, noting all allusions and grammatical peculiarities :
(i) “My brother Jacques he keeps at school, and report speaks goldenly of his profit.”'
(ii) “They say he is already in the forest of Arden, and a many merry men with him; and there they live like old Robin Hood of England.”
(iii) “You know my father hath no child but I.”
3. Give the meaning and derivation of the following words:manage, kinds, testament, mis-prised, troth, dole, quintain, remorse, smirch, curtle-axe.
4. Quote the lines, Act I., Sc. 1, 1. 65-72.
1. Define abstract nouns, and give six examples.
2. How is the feminine gender formed in English ? Give the feminine of the following words :-actor, sultan, bridegroom, lad, author.
3. How is the plural generally formed ? Give examples of modifications of this rule. What is the plural of—ox, sheep, deer, Ay, wife, mouse, tooth, man, phenomenon ?
4. What is meant by subject and predicate? Analyse the following sentences into subject and predicate :-Birds fly. Christmas has gone. The king died. The queen reigns. thirsty.
As YOU LIKE IT.
1. Junior Paper, No. 1.
2. Paraphrase the following passages, carefully explaining all words in italic:
(i) “Yet he's gentle, never schooled and yet learned, full of noble device, of aïl sorts enchantingly beloved, and, indeed, so much in the heart of the world, and especially of my own people, who best know him, that I am altogether misprised.
(ü) “For always the dullness of fools is the whetstone of wits.” (iii)
“My better parts Are all thrown down ; and that which here stands up
Is but a quintain ; a mere lifeless block." (iv) “I did not then entreat to have her stay ;
It was your pleasure and your own remorse." 3. Explain fully the following words and phrases :-poor a thousand ; courtesy of nations ; broken music; out of suits with fortune ; from the smoke into the smother.
4. Junior Paper, No. 4.
1. How are nouns classified ? Enumerate the inflexions of nouns, and state what is meant by gender, number, and case.
2. Mention the various ways in which plurals are formed, and give the plural of the following words :-index, axiom, datum, valley, sky, formula, time.
3. What are the different ways in which the feminine gender is formed ? Illustrate your answer by examples. 4. Analyse :
"I was too young that time to value her ;
But now I know her ; if she be a traitor,
Why, so am I.” Parse the words in italics.