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GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY.

Candidates are not permitted to answer more than one question

in each section. One full map only is to be drawn.

GEOGRAPHY. Section I. Draw a map, —

1. Of the east coast of Great Britain between the estuaries of the Forth and Thames.

Or 2. Of the Spanish Peninsula.
Or 3. Of Australia.

Section II. 1. Define cape, zone, watershed, peninsula, volcano.

2. What are parallels of latitude and longitude ? Give the latitude of some of the chief cities of the world.

3. Give in miles the length of the earth's diameter, of the equator, of the sun's distance from the earth, and of England.

SECTION III. Describe fully-
1. The courses of the Severn, Danube, and Ganges.
Or 2. The chief heights of the Alps and Andes.
Or 3. The lakes of Scotland and North America.

Section IV. Describe the position, and claims to notice in a lesson on geography, of not more than six of the following:

1. A manufacturing town in Cheshire.
2. The largest city in the eastern counties.

3. A town in Scotland famous for its linen manufactures.

4. A seaport in the west of Ireland. 5. A frontier town of India. 6. A seaport of France on the Mediterranean. 7. A city on the St. Lawrence. 8. The chief town of the Cape Colony. 9. The chief town of New South Wales. 10. An inland town of Russia in Asia. 11. A British island in the Mediterranean. 12. A place within the Arctic circle. 13. A large commercial city of the United States.

SECTION V. 1. In what countries are raw silk, cotton, indigo, and hemp chiefly produced ?

2. Name the countries rich in iron, gold, or salt.

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3. What are the chief manufactures of France and Austria ?

HISTORY. SECTION 1. 1. Give the dates of some remarkable events (not more than eight) that took place between the years 1200 and 1400.

Or 2. 1400 and 1600. Or 3. 1600 and 1800 in England or Scotland. SECTION II. 1. What were the chief provisions of Magna Charta relating to taxation and the administration of justice? Relate the circumstances under which it was forced upon King John.

2. What was the claim of Edward III, to the throne of France ? How long did the war begun in this reign continue ? Name, with dates, the chief battles.

3. On the death of the Maid of Norway, who were the chief claimants to the throne of Scotland ? On what ground was appeal made to the king of England ?

SECTION III. 1. What were the remote and imme. diate causes of the Spanish Armada ? Give a short account of the expedition.

2. Name some of the leading statesmen of Charles the First's reign, and the sides they took before and after the outbreak of the Civil War.

3. What was the immediate cause of the Revolution of 1688. Describe briefly the occurrences of that year.

SECTION IV. 1. Name some of the most striking actions of the Seven Years' War. What countries were engaged in it? What were the results to England ?

2. Give some account of the events that led to the American War of Independence. What was the chief right that the colonists were determined to uphold ? Which of our leading statesmen took opposite sides on the question ?

3. How are the colonies and possessions of England governed ? Illustrate your answer by the cases of Ceylon, Victoria, and Malta.

SCHOOL MANAGEMENT. THREE HOURS allowed for this paper with that on Music. Those who are or have been pupil teachers are not to answer more

than one question in any section. Candidates who have not been pupil teachers may answer any seven questions they think fit. No candidate is to answer more than seven ques. tions. SECTION I. 1. What registers were kept in your school, and what share had you in keeping them? How did you test their accuracy ? At each meeting of a school what entries should be made in the daily register of attendance before it can be considered to be closed ?

2. Point out the advantages of having one or more classrooms attached to a school containing four or more classes. Which lessons may be given with advantage in separate classrooms ? Give your reasons.

3. When a child is admitted, by what considerations would you classify it ? For what subjects would you suggest a separate classification of the whole school, and why?

(For Females only.) 4. If you have been a pupil teacher in a girls' school, draw up a series of standards (not less than four) of needlework suitable to your school.

Or, if you have not been a pupil teacher, make out a list of articles of summer and winter clothing for girls of ten years old, with the price and material of each article. What part of the work of each article would you expect a girl of twelve years of age to be able to do?

SECTION II. 1. Name some of the qualities of good reading.

2. What peculiarities of pronunciation of vowels or consonants have you observed in your scholars or in your own locality ? Name some words beginning with the aspirate in which it should not be sounded.

3. What special help should be given to an older child backward in reading, to obviate his being placed in a class of younger children ? What harm would it do a child to be so placed ?

SECTION III. 1. A class of infants understand the notation of numbers up to (but not including) ten. How School Management.

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would you proceed to teach them the notation of numbers between ten and twenty ? Say especially what illustrations you would use.

2. In learning the multiplication table, which products do children commonly find most difficult in committing to memory? Account for some of the most difficult

3. What intermediate steps are needed in leading a class of children who can multiply by seven to multiplication by 777 ?

SECTION IV. 1. Show clearly the elementary component parts of the written letters, a, h, g, m, d.

2. Before giving out a passage for dictation, what preparation is needed to prevent possible mis-spellings?

3. Give some (not more than six) of the commonest mis-spellings of children in the first standard, and account for each natural confusion in spelling.

SECTION V. 1. Name some oral lessons that a fourthyear pupil teacher is capable of giving, which a secondyear pupil teacher should not give.

If you have been a pupil teacher, what oral lessons have you been in the habit of giving ?

2. A want of common sense is often shown by children in answer to sums and in geographical quantities. Give some examples of this fault, and state some causes from which it proceeds.

3. In giving an object lesson, what is the aim of the teacher in using terms denoting the qualities of the object? What is meant by vulgar and by pedantic language ?

SECTION VI. 1. What methods were used in your school to prevent copying in arithmetic ? Show that it is not fair to very young children to give them an opportunity of copying.

2. Name some of the chief causes of truancy arising from faults in the teachers, or parents, or children. What steps were taken in your school to acquaint parents with irregularity of attendance ? How were truants punished ?

3. What is truthfulness P Name some ways in which a child may be untruthful in act without saying a word.

SECTION VII. 1. What companionship had you with

your scholars out of school hours in their games, walks, etc. ? Of what advantage is such companionship to teachers and scholars ?

2. What drill or similar course of exercise was used in your

school? State the good effect of such exercise both on body and mind.

3. If you have ever seen a gymnasium, state the effect intended to be produced by the exercises on different parts of the human frame.

SECTION VIII. Writes notes of a lesson on one of the following subjects :-The helplessness of infancy; the sense of sight; a good home; pure air; the poetry of childhood.

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MUSIC. The Tonic Sol-fa questions are printed in italic. Candidates

must keep entirely to one set of questions or the other. They

are not permitted answer more than four questions. 1. Write over each of the following notes its pitch name (A, B, Do, Ré, or other); under it, its duration name (crotchet, quaver, or other); and after it its corresponding rest.

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1. Write over each of the following notes its pitch name; and under each the time names for notes and rests.

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2. Write the Scale of A, or La, placing a sharp immediately before every note requiring one, and marking the places of the semitones.

2. Write the Lah Mode in its most common forms. 3. Write over each of the following pairs of notes the

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