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“Beneath the blast the forests bend,

And thick the branchy ruin lies,

And wide the shower of foliage flies;
The lake's black waves in tumult blend,
Revolving o'er and o'er and o'er,
And foaming on the rocky shore,
Whose caverns echo to their roar."

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SECTION III. Analyse the following extract:“I venerate the man whose heart is warm,

Whose hands are pure, whose doctrine and whose life,
Coincident, exhibit lucid proof
That he is honest in the sacred cause."

SECTION IV. 1. Name the different kinds of adjectives, and classify the following according to their kinds: viz., lofty, large, scveral, twelve, eighth, each, every, yon.

2. Name all the principal pronouns, and decline fully the third personal pronoun in all its genders and in both numbers.

SECTION V. 1. Define weak and strong verbs respectively, and name the subdivisions of the weak verbs. Are the following weak or strong-viz., weep, speak, tell, work, shall, betray, spread, write? Give reasons for your

2. What is a preposition, and what various relations are expressed by prepositions ? Give a list of Latin prepositions used as prefixes to English words, and add the meaning of each, with an example.

SECTION VI. Write full notes of a lesson on one of the following subjects :

(a) The rules of syntax which govern the relation between a verb and its subject.

(6) The analysis of a complex sentence.

SECTION VII. Write out, with proper punctuation, either (1) the story of Androcles and the lion, or (2) an account of the contents of any poem which you have read.

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School Management.

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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 questions. SECTION I. 1. Was the school in which you served as pupil teacher a boys', a girls', an infants', or a mixed school? What was the ordinary attendance ? What staff of teachers was employed in it? How was it organized ? Draw a ground plan of the premises, marking the dimensions of the rooms, the positions of the desks, galleries, doors, windows, etc.

2. What advantages accrue either to teachers or scholars from having a school well-organized, well-furnished, and supplied with all peedful apparatus? How do these things tend to secure good order? and how does good order contribute to progress ?

SECTION II. 1. Describe the various methods used to teach spelling in your school. Did you rely chiefly on the eye or on the ear in teaching spelling?

How did you correct written exercises in spelling?

2. By what means would you try to prevent copying, either in a dictation lesson, or in working examples in arithmetic? Show how copying is calculated to produce general demoralization in a school.

SECTION III. 1. Make a time-table of a week's work done in school by the class or division which was last under your charge.

2. Make out an imaginary attendance register for a class of twelve children attending somewhat irregularly, for a week in which there is one half-holiday; and calculate the daily average.

SECTION IV. 1. How would you begin teaching geography to a class of young children? Give the substance of a few of your first lessons.

2. How would you commence teaching arithmetic in an infants' school; and how far do you think children under seven may be expected to go in learning arithmetic?

SECTION V. 1. How was needlework taught in your school; and who generally took part in teaching it?

Do you

Was it taught in the principal schoolroom, or in a classroom, and for how many hours in each week? Describe what progress in sewing and cutting out the first-class girls had generally made before leaving school.

2. Mention any faults of character which a sewing lesson affords the opportunity of observing; and state how you would endeavour to correct them. prefer a few long lessons in needlework each week, or a considerable number of short ones? Give reasons for your reply.

SECTION VI. 1. What were the chief hindrances in the

way of the progress of the children you used to teach, and how did you attempt to remove them i

2. Were any special means used to secure the cooperation of the parents of the children who attended your class; and, if so, what was the result?

SECTION VII. 1. By what special means would you try to promote (a) truthfulness, and (b) punctuality among your scholars ? State the motives which you would lay before the children as incentives to the constant observance of truth and punctuality.

2. Give your opinion as to the value of rewards and punishments; and state the principle on which

you think they ought to be administered.

SECTION VIII. Write notes of a lesson on one of the following subjects :-(a) Numeration and notation. (6) The inflections of the verb. (c) Home lessons. (d) Kindness to animals.

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FEMALE CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION.

ARITHMETIC. You are not permitted to answer more than one question in each

section. The solution must in every instance be given at full length. A

correct answer, if unaccompanied by the solution, or if not obtained by an intelligible method, will be considered of no value. SECTION I. 1. Add together four thousand five hun

d and ninety-eight, four hundred and sixty-seven jusand and eighi hundred, seventy-three thousand

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and nine hundred, seven hundred and twenty thousand, and four million forty-nine thousand and forty-five; from the sum take away three hundred and thirty-four thousand one hundred and forty-three; and divide the difference by three hundred and forty-five.

Section II. 1. Multiply 456978 by 789. 2. Divide 302129168 by 6704.

SECTION III. 1. How many days, hours, and minutes, in 505680 seconds ?

2. How many ounces in 1 ton 7 cwt. 13 lbs. P

SECTION IV. 1. Reduce to the simplest form 2173 and (1-10)

2. Add together 29, 3, 340, 350, 35.

SECTION V. 1. Find the value of the sum of £.453125, 1:148437538. and ·7185d.

2. Subtract 90·41 from 300, and divide the difference by .62.

SECTION VI. 1. If įth of a ship be worth £36 10s. 7£d., what share will be worth £125 58. ?

2. A bankrupt has assets to the amount of £1020, and debts to the amount of £3225: what will his creditors receive in the £?

SECTION VII. 1. How many yards of carpet 25 inches wide will cover a floor 19 ft. 7 in. long by 18 ft. 9 in. wide? Find the cost of the carpet at 5s. 6d. a yard.

2. Two partners with a capital of £800 gained £312 88. in two years; one had put into the business £352, and the other the rest: how much of the profit should fall to each ?

SECTION VIII. 1. How much must I invest at 4 per cent. per annum to secure a yearly income of £30 ?

2. At what rate must I invest £60 to obtain the yearly sum of £3 12s. ?

SECTION IX. 1. In working sums in the first four rules respectively, say whether you begin on the right or left, and give your reasons.

2. Explain, as to a class, your method of working the following sum :-Divide £15 among three persons so that the first may have £3 10s. more than the second, and the second £2 10s. more than the third.

3. Show that the product of two proper fractions is always less than the quotient.

DOMESTIC ECONOMY. You are not permitted to answer more than one question in each

section.

SECTION I. (Household Work.) 1. Describe clearly the work required of a housemaid; and explain the way in which a grate should be cleaned, a bed made, and bedroom furniture kept.

2. Write down a list of household furniture and kitchen ware which would be requisite for a school teacher in fitting up a schoolhouse; and give an estimate of the cost of different articles.

Section II. (Investment.) 1. Describe with accuracy some investment from which a school teacher would be likely to derive benefit; and state the money interest to be secured from such investment.

2. Why should elementary school teachers be specially advised to make some sacrifice year by year by way of investment? Show clearly the wisdom of such advice, and the need there is that teachers should comply with it.

SECTION III. (Cooking.) 1. Mention different ways by which odds and ends of bread may be utilized, and write out, as for a young school teacher, the receipts for half a dozen inexpensive and nutritious dinners for a mistress and her pupil teacher.

2. Give receipts for making a meat pudding, for cooking cheap fish, for boiling potatoes, and for doing a rasher of bacon.

SECTION IV. (Sickness.) 1. Write out full instructions for a person who is to act as nurse in a sick room.

2. Explain clearly what precautions should be taken in any cottage where a case of infectious fever has broken out; the disinfectants which should be provided, and the manner in which they should be used.

SECTION V. (Clothing and Washing.) 1. What teaching have you received in laundry work and what benefit do you hope to derive from such instruction ?

2. Explain as to a class of children the difference between cotton, wool, linen, and silk; and show the adaptation of each of these materials for clothing.

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