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GIBSON'S London Matriculation
PART I.-REMARKS ON THE LAST EXAMINATION; LONDON Class—HINTS FOR
FUTURE EXAMINATIONS; LONDON MATRICULATION COURSE.
LATION EXAMINATION, 1883.
BY JOHN GIBSON, M.A.,
First Class Camb. 1874; Author of London Matriculation Course, Preliminary
Specimen Essays, fc.
Law Booksellers and Publishers.
The Editor prepares Pupils for this Examination, Privately, in Class, and by means of Correspondence through the Post.
CLASS TUITION. The Classes meet at Bromley every day, except Saturday, from 9.30 A.m. to 12 noon; also at 24, Chancery Lane, London, three times a week. (See special article.)
POSTAL TUITION. The excellence of this system, if faithfully followed out, has been proved in the case of the Editor's Pupils over and over again. Full particulars of the Postal system will be found on page 2 of Guide No. 1.
LAST MONTH'S CLASSES. Special Classes, formed mainly for the benefit of Postal Pupils, but which others can also join, commence a month before each Examination. During this time all the most important points are gone into, and, by working out Test Papers, Students get into the proper way of answering—a point in which so many, even those who are fairly well up in their subjects, fail.
RESIDENTIAL PUPILS. The Editor receives Resident Pupils, to prepare for this Examination, at Bromley, Kent.
Prospectus containing full particulars as to Terms, Regulations, &c., will be sent on application toJOHN GIBSON, M.A.,
The Intermediate and Final Examinations of the
Law Society. Mr. ALBERT GIBSON, Solicitor, Prepares Pupils for these Examinations in Class and by means of
Correspondence through the post. For particulars apply at 35, Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, W.C.
London Matriculation Guide.
JUNE EXAMINATION, 1883.
A Special Class for the January (1884) Examination will commence on Monday,
September 3rd. Fee for the whole course, 121. 12s.; for the last month 57. 58. Particulars as to the times at which the London Class meets will be found further on.
REMARKS ON THE JANUARY EXAMINATION, 1883. We congratulate the Examiners upon the excellent papers set in this Examination. The questions were admirably framed, so as to give every properly-prepared Candidate a fair chance; whilst those who had been merely “ crammed” must have fared very badly. We advise that special attention be paid to the Chemistry, as the questions set in the January Examination were very searching ones.
We understand that about 50 per cent of the Candidates were postponed--a percentage which ought to be very materially reduced.
Our readers will find full particulars as to the best method, according to the present requirements, of setting about the different subjects in our “London Matriculation Course,” which was published at the beginning of this month (see article further on).
LONDON CLASS. The London Class for this Examination meets three times a week at 24, Chancery Lane. The days and hours are :Monday and Thursday........6 to 8 p.m.
...10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of this Class have a special scheme of work mapped out for them, by which they may direct their home studies. Special Test Papers, on the lines of the Examination, are also given every week—the proper working out of which, combined with the Class tuition, ought to ensure
success. The number of pupils in the Class is strictly limited, so that each may have the requisite amount of individual attention. Early application should therefore be made, to secure a place.
LONDON MATRICULATION COURSE. We have now published the work which we promised in our last Guide. It contains particulars as to the times and subjects of the Matriculation Examination, a list of books recommended, a scheme of work arranged in detail, and a series of Test Papers in each subject. It also advises candidates as to the manner in which each subject should be dealt with, and gives hints to be observed in the Examination. Appendix II. contains solutions to the Mathematical Problems. (See detailed Advertisement on inside of back Wrapper.)
TEST PAPER ON GEOMETRY. 1. Two angles of a triangle are equal. Prove that the sides subtending them are also equal.
2. From the above show that every parallel to the base of an isosceles triangle cuts off equal lengths on the sides, measured from the vertex of the triangle.
3. Two sides of a triangle being equal, prove that the greater the angle between them, the greater is the third side.
4. Two chords of a circle bisect each other. Show that the point of intersection is the centre of the circle.
5. From the above show, that the two diagonals of any parallelogram inscribed in a circle bisect at the centre.
6. A line is divided equally and unequally. Show that the rectangle under the equal parts exceeds the rectangle under the unequal parts of the square of the interval between the points of section.
TEST PAPER ON GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY. 1. Define the terms-equator, ecliptic, antipodes, gulf stream, neap tide, cape, longitude, meridian.
2. In what particulars does Europe differ from the other Continents ? Give the length, breadth, and area of the country. What is the proportion of land to water ?
3. Trace the course of the Shannon, Thames, Rhone, and Danube.
4. Draw an outline map of Ireland, marking the provinces and counties, ten principal towns, and the chief mountain ranges.
5. Give particulars of the invasions, (a) of the Saxons, (b) of the Danes.
6. Write a life of Dunstan, or of Odo.
7. Mention the reigning sovereigns at the end of the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.
8. What English kings have died a violent death? Which is the shortest, and which the longest reign in English history?
9. Describe the relations between this country and (a) France, (b) Scotland, under the Plantagenets.
10. Give a full account of the Reformation.
11. Describe the civil war in Charles I.'s reign, and mention its original cause and final upshot.
12. Give an account of the rise and development of our Indian empire.
13. What quarrels have arisen at different times between (a) Church and State, (b) sovereign and nobles ?
14. Fix events on to the following dates : 1066, 1265, 1455, 1603, 1651, 1688, 1808, 1815.
15. Explain the following: Wat Tyler's Rebellion ; Danelagh ; Danegelt; Peter's Pence; Praemunire ; Mortmain ; Provisions of Oxford ; Pride's Purge; Act of Settlement; Instrument of Government.
[The next Test Papers will be on Greek Grammar, and Arithmetic and Algebra.]
PART III. CORRESPONDENCE, QUERIES, NOTICES, &c. MITRE COURT.—(1) Arnold's is the better book by far. (2) Yes. (3) I should certainly advise beginning with them at once. (4) I am bringing out a special English Language Book. (5) That is a consideration; and I should have advised candidates to wait, if there were not so much work to be done in the Nat. Phil. (6) I do not think it necessary. Many thanks for your remarks on the French Grammar.
F. S. P.—You had better give at least a year to the work.
*** We intend to bring out in September a Manual of the English Language, comprising everything necessary for the Matriculation Examination in this subject, in as small a compass as possible.
PART IV. QUESTIONS OF THE MATRICULATION EXAMINATION OF JUNE, 1883, FOLLOWED BY THE ANSWERS.
LATIN. Examiners—JAMES S. REID, Esq., LL.M., M.A., and LEONHARD SCHMITZ, Esq., Ph. D.,