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Examination 93.                                               M,

Parents' National Educational Union.


The Parents' Union School.

(Address: House of Education, Ambleside.)

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


PUPILS' NAMES ____________________________________


Bible Lessons.
1. Describe the overthrow of the Philistine power and the acts of certain nameless heroes.
2. Give a sketch of David's Psalm of Thanksgiving when his troubles were over, or, of his "last words."
3. What do you know of the Church at Corinth and the Epistles to the Corinthians?
4. What was the condition of the Church at Ephesus?  Sketch the Epistle.
5. Comment on (a), "Before Abraham was I am," (b), "Did this man sin?" (c), "What is truth?"

Write ten lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared).
Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III, Scene I., "And thorough this distemperature . . . . original." *

1. Write something for the P.U.S. Magazine and send, if good enough, to Miss N. Pott, c/o P.N.E.U. Office.
2. (Compose an essay?) on,--(a), The  last ascent of Mount Everest, or, (b), The Prince of Wales' last mission, or, (c), a concise sketch of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
3. (Compose some?) lines on,--(a), a group of trees as seen by a painter, or, (b), Ulysses, or, (c), signs of the times.

English Grammar.
1. Analyze, parsing the words in italics,--
     "I shot an arrow into the air-
     It fell to earth, I knew not where;
     For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
     Could not follow it in its flight."
2. (Give?) a list of Latin suffixes for adjectives. Show the (??) of half-a-dozen.
3. What do you understand by style in composition? Give those rules. In which do young people most frequently fail?

1. What do you know about "Atlantis"? Write, in Bacon's style, an essay of his.
2. What was Spenser's plan for "The Fairie Queene"? Describe his stanza, Write the story of "The Fairie Queene," Book I., Canto I.
3. Write a scene which has struck you from "Kenilworth."
4. Name some poets of to-day with the poems you know.

English History.
1. Give some account of the religious difficulties which disturbed Elizabeth's reign. Name the principal persons concerned.
2. Name a dozen famous men of the days of "Great Elizabeth." Give an account of three of them.

General History.
1. Give some account of the Wars of Religion in the Netherlands, with dates.
2. Give some account, with a map, of Egyptian Thebes.
What do you know of the higher life of the Egyptian Empire?
3. A ballad on "The Lost Fight of the Revenge."

1. "He is a boy of good principles." What do you understand by principles?
2. "He did excel all the young men of his time." Who was he? Show how he excelled, and describe the meeting with the Numantines.
3. Explain fully what is meant by the electorate. Show that the parliamentary vote is a right and a duty.

1. Write a short sketch of Central Asia, with map.
2. Compare Palestine with the Yorkshire moors. Describe the valley of the Jordan.
3. "There is but one Nelson." Illustrate by half-a-dozen instances.
4. What is said in "Eothen" of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre?

Natural History.
1. What do you know of (a), the manatee, (b), the whalebone whale (sketch of skeleton), c), porpoises and dolphins?
or 1. Describe (a), quartz crystals, (b), felspar, c), mica, (d), hornblende. In what rock do these occur?
2. What do you know of insectivorous plants? Name those you know.
3. What circumstances strike you in a walk in summer?

General Science.
1. What do you understand by, (a), electrical attraction, (b), repulsion, c), conductors, (d), insulators, (e), methods of obtaining electricity?
2. Prove that "you never see matter itself," and show how sight gives us knowledge.

Hygiene and Physiology.
1. Describe the structure of the human ear.

Picture Talk.
2. Describe Corot's "Evening on the Lake," with a rough sketch of the composition.

1. Find the simple interest on £525 for 5 years at 8 1/3%
2. In what time will £540 amount to £712 16s. at 4%?
3. Find the amount and increase of £625 10s. at 5% in 2 years.

1. Parallelograms on the same base and between the same parallelograms are equal in area.
2. Prove that a parallelogram is divided by its four diagonals into four triangles of equal area.
3. If a straight line cuts two other straight lines so as to make the alternate angles equal, then the two straight lines are parallel.

1. What do you understand by the power of a number? Give examples. Distinguish between 3a and a3 [to the third power].
2. Find the value of, -- 9a2 + 11a2 + 8a2 -- 4a2. If a =6, b=1, c=6, x=4, find the value of, 7/15 7/15 acx, x5/64, 3/8x3.
3. Find two numbers differing by 57 so that one is 20 times the other.

1. Write the story of "Kohl, Wolf und Ziege."
2. Use, in sentences, the following verybs, with prefixes (a), separable, (b), inseparable,-- durchfahern, umgehen, unterhalfen, ubersetzen, ubertreten.
3. Use, in sentences, the Third Person Singular of the Present and Imperfect Indicative of konnen, durfen, mogen, sollen, wollen.

1. Translate in Italian Exercise 13, page 41.
2. Translate in three different ways-- Give it to me. Send it to him.
3. Give examples to show the use of ci, vi, ne,
4. Translate into Italian page 178, Exercise 2, 1-11.
5. Give rules, with examples, for the use of the Definite Article.
6. Translate,--A hundred francs. I am an Italian. Wine costs two francs a bottle. She is a good princess.

1. Translate into English and retranslate in Latin Exercise XVII., "Hodie . . . habetis."
2. Work Exercise XIX, (a), page 85.
3. Translate into Latin, (a), I dare to say, (b), I see him come, c) Does he hear you? (d), Who comes?

(The remainder of this exam if from an unidentified page; it's from a Form IV exam, but I'm not sure which year it's from.)

Musical Appreciation.
1. How many kinds of Children's Music are there? Give examples of each type. In what category would you place Schumann's "Scenes of Childhood," and why?
2. Write a few lines on any five of the following:--Clara Wieck; "(?)raumarai"; the "Lied" or art-song; Florestan; G.A.D.E.; Jean Paul Richter; Schumann's use of the "Marseillaise."

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 excercises.

Drill. *
     Report progress.

Work. *
      Outside friend to examine. List of work completed to appear in Parents' Report.


N.B. 1.--Examination to begin on Monday, March 27th. papers to be posted on Saturday,April 1st. with no other enclosures.

2.--Subjects thus indicated (*) to be marked on the Parents' Report according to Regulations.

3.--Members are asked to read the Regulations carefully, as much time is lost by the Examiners when (a) there is no numbered list of subjects sent for examination, (b) the papers for each child are not fastened together, or (c) the name of the member does not appear.

4.--Answers may not be written on both sides of the paper. The papers should be tied together loosely with string.

5.--Please note carefully (a) the amount of written work expected in Form I., (b) the Regulations as to the number of Papers to be sent in by Schools.


Handicrafts, Nature Note-books, Century Books, sketches, or other drawings, which are really well done may be sent to the Secretary, House of Education, Ambleside, but not with the Examination Papers. Stamped and addressed cover for return must be enclosed, and the packet (not more than 4 named exhibits for one scholar) should reach Ambleside by May 15th.

Dictation assignment is as follows:
And thorough this distemperature we see
The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts
Far in the fresh lap of the crimson rose,
And on old Hiems' thin and icy crown
An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds
Is, as in mockery, set: the spring, the summer,
The childing autumn, angry winter, change
Their wonted liveries, and the mazed world,
By their increase, now knows not which is which:
And this same progeny of evils comes
From our debate, from our dissension;
We are their parents and original.