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COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.

-MARCH, 1883.

TUESDAY, March 6th-Morning, 9.30 to 11.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND LITERATURE.

Examiner-Rev. R. MORRIS, LL.D.

1. At what different periods, and in what ways, have Latin words been introduced into English ?

2. Give, with explanations, the chief exceptions to the ordinary rules, (i.) for the formation of the plural of nouns, (ii.) for gender-formation in nouns and pronouns.

3. How do you account for the two modes of comparing Adjectives in English ? State what trace there is of an older comparative suffix in other parts of speech.

4. What do you know of the etymology and history of the following words :-what, its, whether, no, ere, such ?

5. Distinguish between the different kinds of infinitives in the following passage : “He came to see me, and I tried to make him sing, but he would not do so.” In the earlier stages of the language, how were these infinitives distinguished ?

6. Discuss the correctness, or otherwise, of the following:

I have borne me as a knight; "S. If he go down, thou soon shalt know; Why need my tongue the issue tell ?” “He needs must go ;” “The house is a building;” “The chair is being mended ;

"" We be true men.' 7. What verbal endings have been lost in English, since the time of Chaucer ?

8. State what you know of the following works :--The Pastime of Pleasure, Ferrex and Porrex, Albion's England, The Shepherd's Calendar. Name the chief literary works of Surrey, Sidney, Lyly, and Donne.

9. Analyse the following passage, and parse the italicised words :

“ Govern as you please
The province you make choice of, for, I vow,
By aīl things sacred, if that thou miscarry
In this rash undertaking, I will hear it
No otherwise than as a sad disaster
Fallen on a stranger.”

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1. Analyse the following passage, and parse the words in italics :

Forget we that disastrous day,
When senseless in the lists I lay ?
Thence dragged—but how I can not know
For sense and recollection fed-
I found me on a pallet low,

Within my ancient beadsman's shed.” 2. Give, with explanation, instances of (i.) false plurals, (ii.) double plurals, (iii.) nouns with two feminine suffixes.

3. What examples of case-suffixes do we find in adverbs and prepositions ?

4. In what respect does the Pronoun differ in its inflexion from the Noun? Give a list of the Relative and Interrogative pronouns, and state what you know of their etymology and history.

5. What are the chief parts of a Verb ? Name the chief parts of the following :-shine, sink, bite, fight, seethe, sit, whet, cleave,

may, be, will.

6. Construct a few sentences to show to what parts of speech the words one, that, so, before may belong.

7. What suffixes of English origin, are used to form (i.) Diminutives, (ii.) Numerals, (ii.) Adverbs ?

8. How may Conjunctions be classed (i.) etymologically, (ii.) logically ?

9. Write a short Essay on one of the following subjects : (i.) Winter Sports, (ii.) The Electric Light, (iii.) The Value of the Suez Canal to England.

COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.-March, 1883.

TUESDAY, March 6th-Afternoon, 2 to 3.30.

GEOGRAPHY.
Examiner - J. P. BIDLAKE, B.A., F.C.P.

1. Explain the terms rational horizon, sensible horizon, barrierreef, atoll, steppe, water-parting. 2. Say what you

know about the Monsoons. 3. When it is 2 p.m. at Alexandria (29° 53' E.), what o'clock is it (i.) at Calcutta (88° 19' E.), (ii.) at Washington (77° 2' W.)?

4. Trace the great mountain-systems of the Asia-European continent, and give the names of their highest points.

5. From what foreign countries do we obtain copper, zinc, quicksilver, mahogany, nutmegs, cloves, gamboge, sponge, alpaca, pearls, cotton, petroleum, platinum, sulphur, and amber?

6. Where are the following places, and what do you know about each :-Funchal, Perim, Moulmein, Kars, Dannemora, Iona, Tamatave, New Orleans, Tangier, Cape Coast Castle, Acapulco, Callao, Geelong, Carron, Cannes, and Spires ?

7. What are the great natural divisions of India ? How is it divided politically ?

8. How can you account for the prevalence of fogs off the coast of Newfoundland ?

COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.

- MARCH, 1883.

TUESDAY, March 6th-Afternoon, 2 to 3.30.

GEOGRAPHY.
Examiner-J. P. BIDLAKE, B.A., F.C.P.

1. State, as precisely as you can, the position of the following islands, and name the chief town in each :-Man, Skye, Jersey, Minorca, Corsica, Malta, Ceylon, Tasmania, Vancouver's Island, and Jamaica.

2. Where are the following British dependencies :- Aden, Mauritius, Hong-Kong, Labuan, Manitoba, Honduras, Sierra Leone, Nova Scotia, Tobago, and the Falkland Isles ?

3. Name the principal states which form the Austro-Hungarian empire, with the chief town of each.

4. Where do the following rivers rise, into what do they flow, and what port is at the month of each :-Clyde, Mersey, Don, Volga, Oder, Nile, Irrawaddy, Mississippi, Sacramento, and Paraguay ?

5. State, as precisely as you can, the position of the following places, and for what manufacture or product each is noted :Droitwich, Burslem, Dundee, Peterhead, Belfast, St. Etienne, Valenciennes, Haarlem, Nuremberg, Leghorn, Patras, Almaden, Cordova, Geneva, and Girgenti.

6. Where and what are the following :—The Skaw, Spithead, The Sound, The Azores, Black Forest, Malabar Coast, Bight of Benin, Tierra del Fuego, Balkan, Sorata ?

7. Why are the lines of latitude called parallels, and those of longitude meridians ?

8. How does difference of longitude affect the time at any two places ?

COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.

MARCH, 1883.

TUESDAY, March 6th--Afternoon, 3.30 to 5.

ENGLISH HISTORY.
Examiner- Rev. W. CURTIS, M.A.

1. State, very briefly, in whose reigns, and how, England proper was by degrees developed into what is called the United Kingdom.

2. By what three courts were the laws of England administered under the Plantagenets, and what was the general effect of the rule of those kings on the prosperity of the country ? - 3. Who was the father of Richard III.? After the death of Edward V., who had a better title to the throne than Richard, and why? What marriage did he contemplate with a view to strengthen his position as king ?

4. Give a concise account of the two insurrections in the reign of Henry VII.

5. What relation was Henry VIII. to Richard III.? Trace his descent, in a tabular form, from Richard Duke of York, and narrate in order the leading events of his reign.

6. Give a full account of the Star Chamber. State, concisely, how it violated in its general practice the leading principle of Magna Charta.

7. At what date, between whom, and with what result were these battles fought :-Bosworth, Pinkie, St. Quentin, and Langside ? Tabulate your answer.

8. Give a brief notice of Brandon Duke of Suffolk, Joan of Kent, Cardinal Pole, Sir Thomas Gresham, and Sir Philip Sidney. Who is called the last of the Plantagenets?

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