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Examination 90.                                               M,

Parents' National Education Union.

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The Parents' Union School.

(Address: House of Education, Ambleside.)

Motto: "I am, I can, I ought, I will."

FORMS IV. and III

PUPILS' NAMES ____________________________________

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Bible Lessons.
I.
IV. 1. Write a short account of the period between the Old and New Testaments.
      2. What Messianic prophecies have we in Malachi and Daniel? What do you know of the prophets Obadiah and Joel?
III. 1. What do you know of the prophet Malachi and the shortcomings of the priests?
      2. Write a short essay upon Esther.
II.
IV. 1. What was the indictment against Stephen? Show the line of argument in his answer.
      2. What teaching concerning the Cross did our Lord give?
III. 1. What remarks have you to make about "certain of the synagogue"? What do you know of the synagogue of Cyrene, of Alexandria and of Silicia?
      2. How may we suppose the disciples who saw the Transfiguration described it?

Writing.
IV and III Write eight lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared)
IV and III A passage from a newspaper

Composition.
IV.  1. Write 30 lines of blank verse on one of the following,--"Alcesis," "Miranda," "Hamlet"
       2. Write an essay on the opening of Ulster Parliament and the King's welcome home.
III.  1. Write some verses on one of the following,--"Neptune," "Ariel," "A Cloud."
       2. Write an essay on (a), the Prince of Wales with the children in Epping Forest, or, (b), a walk in June.

English Grammar.
IV.  1. Analyse, parsing the words in italics,--
         "And what is so rare as a day in June?
             Then, if ever, come perfect days;
          Then heaven tries the earth if it be in tune,
             And over it softly her warm ear lays."
      2. Give rules for the correct use of adjectives and adverbs, with examples.
      3. Give a dozen cautions which should be of use to a young writer.
III. 1. Analyse, parsing the words in italics,--
          "The crows flapped over by twos and threes,
          In the pool drowsed the cattle up to their knees,
               The little birds sang as if it were
               The one day of summer in all the year."
      2. What is Mood? Give examples of the different kinds of Mood. Illustrate, in sentences, the use of the different participles.
      3. Write notes on,--that, such, selfsame, as none, each, either.

Literature.
IV.   1. In what ways did Burns, Byron, Shelley, Scott and Wordsworth reflect the political history of their times?
        2. Write an essay on "Queens' gardens."
        3. What poems of Keats do you particularly like and why?
        4. Name six of what seem to you the most interesting scenes in David Copperfield.
III.   1. Write a scene for acting between "Dick Swiveller" and the "Marchioness"
        2. Describe "Hiawatha's" childhood.
        3. Write (a), the essay of Lamb that most interested you, or, (b) the substance of one of Shelley's poems.

English History.
IV.  1. Describe the second ministry to Sir Robert Peel in connection with Free-Trade, Ireland, the Corn Laws.
       2. Give some account of Lord Palmerston and (a), Spain, (b) the Eastern Question.
       3. Give a short account of the Italian War of Liberation.
III.  1. Describe the Civil War in the United States. What was the Geneva award?
       2. Give some account of the Chartists. Which of their demands have since become law?
       3. Write a short account of the growth of the British Empire.

General History.
IV.  1. Give a short sketch of the Indian Mutiny, naming the chief centers of rebellion.
       2. What was the Royal Proclamation of 1858? In what ways has England made this proclamation good? What do you know of recent events in this connection?
       3. What do you know of the first battle of Ypres?
       4. What reminder have we in the British Museum of (a), Thothemes III., (b), Amen-hetep III., (c), the Hyksos Kings?
III.  1. Give some account of the Political Banquets of 1847 and the death of the Archbishop of Paris.
       2. Describe the revolution of 1830.
       3. What objects belonging to the time of Moses can we sse in the British Museum?
       4. What do you know of the beginning of the Dardanelles campaign?

Citizenship.
IV.  1. Write an essay on loyalty.
       2. Describe the battle of the river of Crimesus, and show that "in the wars of Timoleon, besides equity and justice, there is also great ease and quietness."
       3. Write an essay on "The Empire: a Trust."
III.  1. Name three or four kinds of Courage, with examples.
       2. Describe the conquest of Syracuse. How did Timoleon treat the city?
       3. Show that increase in price means decrease in demand. What are the Dangers of Trade Unionists?

Geography.
IV.  1. Give some account of the mountain States of South America.
       2. Describe the physical features, climate and industries of Cape Colony. Name its towns.
       3. Describe the Battle of Trafalgar and name any of the ships concerned.
III.  1. Draw a map of Germany, putting in the States, chief physical features and towns. Describe a journey down the Rhine.
       2. How does recent history show us that a nation may fall from "its high estate"?
       3. What do you know of the "battle of the saints."

Natural History.
IV.         1. Describe, with diagrams, the characteristics and the history of the Mammalia,
         or,    Give some of Gilbert White's observations on migration, gossamer, owls, swallows.
             2. Describe, botanically and with drawings, a common flower belonging to each of the following orders,-- Liliaceae, Iridacaae, Ranuacalaceae, Crucifarae. (much of this line was illegible!)
IV and III 3. Make a list of the birds you have seen this term and write notes on six of them.
III.        1. What does Ruskin teach us in "the Crystal Orders" and in "the Crystal Life"?
             2. How are some plants protected against loss of water? Give a botanical description of the harebell, the rose, the speedwell, the buttercup.

General Science.
IV. 1. Describe the "behaviour of those marvelous molecules (of matter)" in the liquid state.
      2. What are the different parts of a plant and how does each arise? Describe the trunk and stem.
III. 1. What is air made of? What do you understand by temperature, radiation, condensation?
      2. Write a short account of St. Sophia, Constantinople.

Hygiene and Physiology.
IV   1. Describe the brain with a diagram. Why does practice make perfect?
       2. Describe food (a), for children, (b), for muscular work, (c), for brain work, (d), for the old.

Picture Talk.
Describe Millet's,--
IV. "Le Vanseur,"
III. "The Fountain."

Arithmetic.  (many of these numerals were illegible!)
IV. 1. Find the Simple Interest on £981 for 3 1/2 years at 5 1/2 %.
      2. What Principal amounts to £408 in 4 years at 4%?

                                     .821 x .821 - .179 x .179
                                      ----------------------       of £5
      3. Find the value of:         .521 - .179

III  1. Simplify: 4590 + 8.125 - 7.68475 - .9816876 - 1.4065
      2. Multiply 82.043 by 87482 and divide .984875 by 8.475
      3. Simplify, (a), 3 2/8 - 1 11/12 - 5/18,  (b), 6 1/3 - 7 7/13 + 2 7/12 + 1 2/5.

Geometry.
IV. 1. One circle and one only can pass through any three points not in the same straight line.
      2. The angle in a semi-circle is a right angle.
      3. Through a given point within a circle draw the least possible chord.
III. 1. If two triangles have the same three sides of the one equal to the three sides of the other, each to each, they are equal in all respects.
      2. Show that a bisector of the vertical angle of an isosceles triangle is perpendicular to the base.
      3. To bisect a given straight line.

Algebra.
IV. 1. Simplify 2a -- (8a+4b) + 5a -- (3b -- {7a +10b}).
      2. Subtract cx + cy from the sum of (a--b)x + (b--c)y, (b--c)x + (c--a)y and 2cx + (2a--b + c)y.
      3. What must be subtracted from m that the result may be m + n?

German.
IV. 1. Write, in German, the story "Verschiedene Naturan"
     2. Give the German for Exercise II. Page 84, teacher giving English.
     3. Use, in sentences, the comparative of gut, viel,lang, nah, hoch.
III. 1. Describe, in German, picture 1.
     2. Translate into German, teacher giving English, * VI. , page 168

Latin.
     Translate into English and retranslate into Latin,--
IV. 1. Caesar's "Helgian Campaign," chapter 28, lines 1-11.
III. 1. Scott and Jones, section 48, page 21.
IV. 2. Give the principal part of the verbs,-- amo, video, ago, venio, facio, vinco, lago, sedeo.
      3. Use, in sentences, the First Person Singular Perfect Indicative of pello, curro, sto, credo, do.
III. 2. Answer, in Latin, the questions 1-6 on page 37.
      3. Quote sentences, using the comparative of longus, fortis, altus. Write out, as far as possible, the declansion of "zes."

French.
IV. 1. Write, in French, a letter describing a visit to Paris.
      2. Give, in sentences, the French for,--It is cold. It is fine? I must go away. How hot it was! What is the matter?
      3. Conjugate in full the Past Definite of s'y attendre, s'en apercevoir, s'amuser, s'en aller.
III. 1. Describe, in French, "Un Incendie."
      2. Give, in sentences, the French for,--80, 95, 101st, 9th, 11th, Francis I., April 22nd, a quarter to five, mid-day, one o'clock.
      3. Give ten sentences about the weather in French.

Drawing.
IV. and III. 1. An original illustration, with title, from "David Copperfield" or "The Old Curiosity Shop."
              2. A quick figure study--8 positions.
              3. Some wild flowers in situ.

Music Appreciation.
       1. Write three lines on any five of the following,--J.C. Bach, sonata form, "The Marriage of Figaro," rondo, "Nannerl," G minor Symphony, Archbishop of Salsburg.
       2. Relate the incidents which led to the composition of the Requiem Mass, or, describe briefly the events connected with Mozart's visit to London.

Recitations.
Father to choose two Bible passages of ten verses each, a poem, and a scene from Shakespeare.

Reading.
Father to choose a poem and a leading article from a newspaper.

Music.
Examine in work done.

Singing.
Father to choose an English, a French, and a German song, and three exercises.

Drill.
Report progress.

Work.
Outside friend to examine. List of work completed to appear on Parent's Report.

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Summer Examination.--Parents and teachers examine all the work, written and otherwise, and send in their reports only. No work to be sent up. The examination is optional. Summer Reports (only) to be posted to the Secretary, House of Education, Ambleside, either before July 30th or after September 15th .

Examination to occupy a full school week.

Reports are enclosed to be filled up by parents or teachers on all subjects. Names, in full, ages and classes to appear on the Reports. Schools and Classes should state the number of children working in each Form.

For scale of marks to be followed in all subjects see head of Report Forms.