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2. Describe the condition of Ireland at the time of the Norman Conquest (Henry II), and detail the steps by which this movement was accomplished down to the death of Strongbow.

3. Why and how was Edward II deposed? Compare his dethronement with that of Richard II.

4. Notice the chief relations between England and Scotland from the battle of Bannockburn to the death of Edward IV.

5. Relate the aims and proceedings of the Good Parliament.

6. Show how the English came to be driven from their French conquests during the reign of Henry VI. What were the effects of ill success abroad upon home politics in this king's days?

7. Give an exact account of the legislative measures by which the Reformation was effected in Henry VIII's time.

8. Describe the home government of Elizabeth, and point out the chief difficulties which it met with.

9. What were the objects of the foreign policy of James I and Charles I from 1612 to the death of Buckingham?

10. Sketch the political views and career of Eliot and Pym. 11. What were the most important laws passed in the reign of Charles II?

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, from 2.30 to 5 P.M.

C. Modern History.

Special Period (2).

Reign of Louis XIV.

1. What title has Louis XIV to be called 'le grand roi'? Was France the better or stronger for his rule?

2. Describe the relations of France and Germany at the end of the Thirty Years War? How did Louis seek to better this position, and how far was he successful?

3. Sketch the military and political career of the Great Condé or of Turenne.

4. What reasons had Louis XIV for attacking Holland? Describe the political views and career of the De Witts, and show how their predominance came to be 'a danger to the Dutch Republic.'

5. What were the claims of the Gallican Church? By what means did Bossuet seek to enforce them?

6. Trace the effect of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes upon neighbouring Protestant states during Louis' reign.

7. Give some account of the French navy and its exploits during the reign of Louis XIV.

8. Discuss the treaty of Ryswick from French and English points of view.

9. What were the chief measures of administrative and legal reform effected by Louis subsequent to 1659?

10. Give some account of the leaders of the Jansenist party. Why were they not able to influence the French Church? What effect had their movement upon French literature and French men of letters?

11. Describe the views of Fenelon and his pupil upon the right attitude of the crown towards the nobles and towards the people.

12. Give an account of the proceedings which led to the War of the Spanish Succession.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, from 2.30 to 5 P.M.

C. Modern History.

Special Period (3).


1. Give an account of the 'Thorough' policy with reference to the English Church.

2. Like every Revolution, the Great Rebellion at its beginning turned greatly upon questions of finance; had Charles possessed sufficient funds the Long Parliament would never have been summoned.' Comment on this view.

3. How far was the political situation in England affected by the Irish Rebellion? Detail the causes which led to this event.

4. What efforts toward reconciliation were made during the War of the Rebellion and why were they unsuccessful?

5. Describe the rise and progress to power of the Independent Party from the beginning of the War down to the execution of Charles I.

6. Give a careful account of Cromwell's home policy, and notice his plans of Reform in Church and State.

7. Write a brief life of Clarendon.

8. What was the policy pursued by Charles II towards Scotland, and what were the consequences of his measures?

9. Shaftesbury is the patriarch of all Whiggery, the father of Party Government, the political heir of Falkland.' Discuss this statement.

10. Give accounts of the impeachment and attainder of Strafford, the prosecution of Danby and the trial of the Seven. Bishops, noting carefully the constitutional points involved.

11. Relate the political causes which led to the dethronement of James II.

12. What progress towards Toleration was made during your period?

MONDAY, JUNE 4, from 2.30 to 4.30 P.M.

1. Divide

D. Mathematics. (First Paper.)

x3 — y3 —xy (x3 + 2y3) by (x+y) (x—y)—xy ; and verify the result when x = 2y = 1.

2. Prove that

(cy-bz)2+(az―cx)2 + (bx—ay)2 = x2 + y2+z2 —(ax+by+cz)2

if a2+b2+c2 = 1.

3. Find the greatest common measure, and the least common multiple, of

7x3-2x2-5 and 73+12x2+10x+5.

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7. A number of men are employed at 13s. 6d. per week each, and women at 10s. 6d. ; the number of women exceeds that of the men by 6; but the men's wages amount to 278. per week more than the women's: how many of each sex are employed?

8. Find the mean proportional between 15 and ; and the fourth proportional to 9, 11, 27.

If the first two terms of a proportion are 3 and 2, and the third term exceeds the fourth by 5, what are the third and fourth terms?

9. Divide 500l. among three persons so that the share of the first may be to that of the second as 8: 17, and the share of the third to the other two together as 3:2.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, from 9.30 to 11.30 A.M.

D. Mathematics. (Second Paper.)

1. Define-a plane superficies, a circle, an angle, a parallelogram, a gnomon, a regular polygon.

When are straight lines in a circle said to be equally distant from the centre?

2. If a side of any triangle be produced, the exterior angle is equal to the two interior and opposite angles; and the three interior angles of every triangle are together equal to two right angles.

Enunciate and prove the corollaries of this proposition.

3. If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts is equal to the rectangle contained by the two parts, together with the square on the aforesaid part.

4. The angles in the same segment of a circle are equal to one another.

5. About a given circle describe a triangle equiangular to a given triangle.

6. If the square described on one of the sides of a triangle be equal to the squares described on the other two sides of it, the angle contained by these two sides is a right angle.

7. In every triangle, the square on the side subtending an acute angle is less than the squares on the sides containing that angle, by twice the rectangle contained by either of these sides and the straight line intercepted between the perpendicular, let fall on it from the opposite angle, and the acute angle.

8. On a given straight line describe a segment of a circle, containing an angle equal to a given rectilineal angle.

9. Inscribe an equilateral and equiangular pentagon in a given circle.

10. Enunciate the propositions of which the following are corollaries :

(1) If one angle of a parallelogram is a right angle, all its angles are right angles.

(2) If one angle of a triangle is equal to the other two, it is a right angle.

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