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SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS,

1872.

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.

Candidates are not permitted to answer more than one question in

any section, except in that headed " Latin.” Candidates must not, however, confine themselves to the questions on Latin Grammar; they must answer at least four questions in the other part of the Paper, and not more than three questions in the Latin Section. SECTION I. 1. Parse the words printed in italic in the following passage:

“We are born with faculties and powers capable of almost anything, such at least as would carry us further than can be easily imagined; but it is only the exercise of those powers which gives us ability and skill in any thing, and leads us towards perfection.”—LOCKE.

2. Re-write the passage, turning the active verbs into passive, and the passive into active.

SECTION II. 1. Analyse one of the two following sentences :

In hope of giving longevity to that which its own nature forbids to be immortal, I have devoted this book, the labour of years, to the honour of my country, that we may no longer yield the palm of philology without a contest to the nations of the Continent."

Johnson.—Preface to Dictionary. Or.

When the darkness of the night was over, after the king had cast himself into that wood, he discerned

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another man who had gotten upon an oak in the same wood, near the place where the king had rested himself, and had slept soundly.”—CLARENDON.

2. Parse the verbs which occur in both these passages. SECTION III. 1. Give a list of English pronouns.

2. Write down ten prepositions, and explain the relation which each expresses.

3. How are English “perfect tenses” formed? How are participles formed ?

Classify English verbs according to the form of their perfect tenses.

SECTION IV. What is the difference between dramatic and epic and lyric poetry?

Refer to examples of each, naming the subject, author, and date of the work you mention.

2. By whom and about what time were these works written

“ Paradise Lost; ""The Tragedy of Julius Cæsar; “History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire;' “ The Constitutional History of England ;”.“ An Essay on the Human Understanding; The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; “ The Friend ; " " The Essays of Elia ; " the poems called “The Wanderer,” “The Deserted Village," “ The Task,” “The Schoolmistress," "The Lady of the Lake,” “The Pleasures of Hope,” “Night Thoughts.”

SECTION V, Write out in order of prose the following passage: Yet must I not give nature all; thy art, My gentle Shakespeare, must enjoy a part. For though the poet's matter nature be, His heart doth give the fashion; and, that he Who casts to write a living line, must sweatSuch as thine are—and strike the second heat Upon the Muses' anvil,-turn the same, And himself with it, that he thinks to frame, Or for the laurel he may gain a scorn; For a good poet's made as well as born."

BEN Jonson.—Poem to the Memory of Shakespeare. And explain its general meaning.

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SECTION VI. Paraphrase this passage :-
What passion cannot Music raise and quell?
When Jubal struck the chorded shell
His listening brethren stood around,
And, wondering, on their faces fell
To worship that celestial sound:
Less than a god they thought there could not dwell
Within the hollow of that shell,

That spoke so sweetly and so well.
Parse the words in italic.

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The following questions are for Candidates who have been taught

Latin Grammar. If you have answered only four questions in the other part of this

paper, you may answer three questions in this section; but not more than seven questions altogether.

1. Decline, in all cases, singular and plural, the words :

sanguis, anguis, populus, anima. 2. Give the English equivalents of circum, trans, cum, apud, sine, super, de, in, ad; and state what case accompanies each of them.

3. Trace the signification of the Latin preposition in each of these words :-circumstance, admittance, contract, subterfuge, internal, irremediable, impress, prostrate, procession, previous.

4. Decline, in all cases, ego, ille, uter; and give the comparative and superlative of dulcis, bonus, malus, pulcher, longe.

5. Give the indicative perfect, the indicative future, and the subjunctive perfect of regere, posse, ire, accipere, augeri.

6. Write out the passive future indicative, and passive present subjunctive, and passive imperative of amo, audio.

7. Translate into Latin :—"I do not know why I should not go.” “He doubted whether he should answer.” Translate into English :-“ Vetuit hoc fieri." “ Patriam auro vendere, inhonestum facinus." “Eo cubitum.” “Non omnis moriar."

Geography and History.

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GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY. You are not to answer more than four questions in Geography

and four in History.

GEOGRAPHY. SECTION I. 1. Describe the course of one of the chief rivers of Great Britain.

2. Describe Yorkshire, its rivers and its chief towns; or, the east coast of Scotland.

3. Draw a small map of the county in which you have lived, and write out an account of its boundaries.

Section II. 1. Give the main divisions of Europe, with their chief towns; the principal mountain chains and rivers.

2. Give the names of the chief rivers of Germany, their direction, and the towns on their banks.

3. Name the great oceans of the globe, and give the boundaries of any one of them.

SECTION III. 1. Describe the shores of the Baltic Sea.

2. What are the chief English colonies ? Give a particular account of one of them.

3. In what counties are these towns ?-Sunderland, Weymouth, Whitby, Merthyr, Boston, Ipswich, Brighton, Southampton, Birmingham, Preston, Buxton, Malvern, Bodmin, Swindon, Wellington (2), Maidstone, Aberystwith, Swansea, Newport (3), Crewe, Yarmouth.

SECTION IV. Name1. The chief rivers and mountains of South America.

2. The divisions of Asia, and its chief mountain ranges and lakes.

3. The States of North America on the eastern shore from the mouth of the St. Lawrence to Yucatan, and the chief rivers of the United States.

SECTION V. 1. What are the tropics, the equator, the arctic circle, the poles ? What is meant by the projection of the sphere?

2. What is meant by the ebb and flow of the tide ?

3. Describe a journey or voyage from Liverpool to the Isthmus of Suez.

HISTORY. SECTION 1. 1. Give an outline of important events between the death of Edward the Confessor and that of William I.

2. What are the chief events of English history in the reigns of Henry I. and Stephen ?

3. Who was William the Lion? Relate some events of his time, in which he was concerned.

SECTION II. Give an account of-
1. The reign of King John.
2. The chief events of the reign of Edward III.
3. The wars between Bruce and Balliol.

SECTION III. 1. Name the kings from Richard II. to Henry VII., and the time they reigned, with chief events of their time.

2. Give the chief events of the reign of Henry VIII.

3. Give a list of the sovereigns from Edward VI. to James II., and explain how they were related to each other.

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SECTION IV. Write a short account of two of the following persons :

Anselm, Thomas à Becket, Sir William Wallace, Car. dinal Wolsey, William Shakespeare, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Archbishop Laud, Oliver Cromwell, General Monk, Lord William Russell, Addison, Duke of Marlborough, John Bunyan, Samuel Johnson, William Pitt, Charles James Fox, John Wesley, Joan of Arc, Margaret of Anjou, Arabella Stuart, Mrs. Fry.

SECTION V. 1. What are the names of the chief courts of law ? What is the meaning of holding courts of assize? What is the difference between civil and criminal jurisdiction ?

2. When did the cotton manufacture begin to be important? Where is it carried on? Name some of the chief men who invented improvements.

3. Give some account of the growth of the United States and the history of their struggle for independence.

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