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Examination 94.                                                                                        M,

Parents' National Educational Union.

___________________________

The Parents' Union School.

(Address: House of Education, Ambleside.)

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

FORM II., (A and B).

PUPILS' NAMES ____________________________________

                          _____________________________________


Bible Lessons.
I.  A and B  1. (a), " Be of good courage." (b), "By faith the walls of Jericho fell down." (c), "Now therefore make a league with us." Tell the whole story in two cases.
       2. "Achan . . . . . took of the accursed thing." Tell the story and say what lessons we may learn from it.
A     3. Tell the story of the battle of Bethhoron. Explain, as far as you can, "Sun, stand thou still."
II.  A and B  1. Describe the calling of the first disciples. How did our Lord do the work of the Kingdom? How may we help ?
       2. (a), " Let the children first be filled." (b),  "I see men as trees walking." (c), "It is I, be not afraid." Tell the whole story in two cases.
A     3. How came the Gospels to be written? What do you know of St. Mark?

Writing.
Write (A), 4, (B), 2 lines of poetry from memory.

Dictation (unprepared).
    Life and Her Children--
A  Page 201,--" Yet . . . sun." *
B  Page 215,--" The crickets . . . . out."

Composition.
1. An account, in prose or verse (not doggerel), of one of the following,--An autumn day, Camilla, Heimdall.
2. Describe a scene from (a), King John in which Constance appears, or, (b), from The Foresters in which Robin Hood appears.
3. Write about one of the meetings in the desert described in The Talisman, or describe your favourite scene from The Prince and The Page.

English Grammar.
A   1. Analyse, parsing the words in italics,--
             "My golden spurs now bring to me,
                 And bring to me my richest mail,
            For to-morrow I go over land and sea
                 In search of the Holy Grail."
       2. Show, in sentences, the prepositions that should follow,-- confide, agree, bestow, boast, change, different.
       3. Use, in sentences, the comparative and superlative of,-- fat, interesting, blue, few, many, merry.
B    1.  Pick out subjects and predicates in lines 2 and 3 above, and parse each word in line 1.
      2.  Show, in sentences, that the following words may be either nouns or verbs,-- roar, grunt, sleep, box, cart, cut.

English History.
A and B. 1.  Describe the signing of Magna Charta, and mention some of the great things it secures for Englishmen.
           2.  What do you know of Peter the Hermit?  Mention two kinds who took part in the First Crusade, and say what you know of each.
A         3.  Write a short account of Sir William Wallace.

French History.
A    1. What do you know of the education of St. Louis?  Describe his character.
      2. Give an account of St. Louis' first Crusade.
B    1. What do you know (a), Charlemagne at Aix-la-Chapelle, (b), Château Gaillard?
      2. Give a short account of "The Lady Blanch."

General History.
A   1.  What may we learn about (a) Nebuchadnezzar from the Indian House Inscription, and, (b), Cyrus from the tablets in the Museum?
      2.  How has the position and conformation of Greece influenced its history ?  Mention some of the Greek gods and heroes.

Citizenship.
A    1.  Why did Cæsar honour and esteem Brutus ?
      2.  Give an account of the meeting of Brutus and Cassius at Sardis, or at Smyrna.
      3.  Draw the Union Jack and explain its meaning.  What do you understand by rates and taxes?
B    1.  Tell the story of the taking of Rome.

Geography.
A    1. Draw a map of Cornwall, putting in the boundaries, towns and chief physical features.
       2. Describe, (a), a visit to London; (b), the Cornish Moors, (c), Land's End.
       3. Write a short account of the first English Colonies.  What does England do for India ?  How does India help England?
       4. Describe Ceylon.
B     1. Describe the Peak District, the salt-beds of Cheshire, the Bristol Channel.
       2. Tell the story of Admiral Byng.
       3. What do you know of Singapore, Sarawak and Rajah Brooke, Hong-Kong ?

Natural History.
A    1.  Describe, with a diagram, a section of an ant's nest and the work that goes on inside.
      2.  Explain the construction and use of a telescope.
A and B  3.  Make a list of twelve wild fruits you have found and describe three of them.
B     1.  Describe a star-fish.  How does it walk ?  How does a sea-anemone obtain its food ?
       2.  Can you explain what is meant by,--the full moon, the new moon, the rising and setting of the sun?

Picture Study.
      Describe Dürer's,--
A and B   "Adoration of the Magi."

Arithmetic.
A    1. Reduce to £ s. d., £3.247, and bring to the decimals of a pound, 15s. 4½d. and £8 11 s. 4d.
       2. From the sum of .0251 and 2.37 subtract the difference between 2 and .059.
B    1. Jones has £15 : 19 : 10, Smith has half as much, Thomas has half as much as Smith.  How much have they all together?
       2. A shopman sold walnuts at 8 a penny.  He took £1 : 7 : 4. How many walnuts did he sell?
       3. Work, in the shortest way you can, £1086 2s. 8½d., (a), x 225, (b), x 108.

Practical Geometry.
A   1. Write down four facts about straight lines.
     2. Draw the ground plan of a room 40 feet wide by 20 feet, making 1" represent 10 feet.  Found as nearly as you can the actual distance between two opposite corners.

Latin.
A   1.  Write six sentences of a letter form a general to Cæsar.
      2.  Translate into Latin § 8 A, page 69, 10 sentences,
or,  1.  Decline, singular and plural,--rapidum flumen ; magnus dux ; melior ; melius ; bonus puer.
      2.  Translate into Latin,--they may hear, we might rule ; I had heard ; he will hear, they were ruling.

French.
A   1.  Describe, in French, picture 23.
      2.  Narrate, in French, "Le Orapaud."
      3.  Use, in sentences,--moi, toi, lui, nous, vous, aux, as direct objects.
B    1.  Describe, in French, the picture on page 6.
      2.  Make sentences using,-- du, de la, des, il y a, y a-t-il?

Drawing.  (Paper must be cut to "Cambridge" size.)
A and B   1.  An illustration from King John.
            2.  Blackberries or crab apples growing, or any other wild fruit, (from memory).
            3.  Three children dancing.

Musical Appreciation.
A and B   Tell something about two of the works of Brahms you have heard this term.

Recitations.*
Father to choose a hymn, a poem, or a scene from King John or The Foresters, and two passages from the Bible Lessons.

Reading.*
Father to choose an unseen passage, giving marks for enunciation.

Music.*
Examine in work done and report upon stage reached.

Singing.*
Father to choose an English, a French, and a German song, and two tonic sol-fa exercises.

Drill.*
Drill, before parents.

Work.*
Outside friend to examine, but list of handicrafts completed to appear on Report Form.
                                                   _________________________

N.B. 1.--Examination to begin on Monday, December 11th.  Papers to be posted on Saturday, December 16th, 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 the 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.


* The complete selection for dictation from Arabella Buckley's Life and Her Children:

pg 201:
Yet hark! how through the peopled air
The busy murmur glows,
The insect youth are on the wing,
Eager to taste the honeyed spring
And float amid the liquid noon.
Some lightly o'er the current skim;
Some show their gaily gilded trim,
Quick glancing to the sun.

pg 215: The crickets, on the other hand, will not be seen in the daytime, for they hide in holes in the ground till night falls, and then come out for food and enjoyment. The only way to entice one out by day is to tickle the hole with a straw, when they will seize it, and so can be pulled out.