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English History.

Junior.

(a) FROM ACCESSION OF HENRY VII. TO THE DEATH OF

ELIZABETH; (6) GENERAL QUESTIONS.

(a) 1. Shew, by a genealogical table, the descent of Henry VII. Discuss the validity of his claim to the throne.

2. Give a short account of the risings in favour of Simnel and Warbeck, drawing particular attention to the claims of each pretender to the throne, and to the support which each received.

3. Account for (i) Parliament meeting seldom during the last years of Henry VII.'s reign; (ii) Poyning's law being passed in Ireland; (iii) the deposition of James III. of Scotland.

4. Mention any measures by which Henry VII. strove to insure the throne to his descendants.

(6) 5. Senior Paper, No. 5.

6. Give a short sketch of the history of England, with special reference to Danish influence between 987 and 1042? Do many traces of the Danes remain in England ?

Geography. PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE

AND AFRICA. 1. Indicate the chief watersheds of Europe. Trace the course of the Danube, noting any peculiarities of the country through which it flows.

2. In an outline map of the Scandinavian peninsula, insert the most important rivers, mountains, lakes, fiords, and islands, also the following towns: Upsal, Hammerfest, Carlscrona, Bergen, Gottenburg, Christiania, and Stockholm.

3. Indicate a contrast between Europe and Africa in as many respects as possible.

4. Senior Paper, No. 4.

English History.

Senior.

(a) FROM ACCESSION OF HENRY VII. TO THE DEATH OF ELIZABETH ; (6) GENERAL QUESTIONS.

(a) 1. Shew, by a genealogical table, the descent of Henry VII. Give a short account of any of his ancestors, descendants from John of Gaunt, who took a prominent part in public affairs.

2. “None the less was his reign, the reign of an usurper, the reign of one anxious to establish his dynasty, and working for that end, without much regard for the national honour.” Justify the above remark on Henry VII.

3. What effect had the Wars of the Roses on the position of the Monarchy? Indicate, as fully as possible, the difference between its position at the commencement and conclusion of those wars. 4. Junior Paper, No. 2.

(6) 5. Give a short account of the coming of the English, and describe any institutions they brought with them.

6. Junior Paper, No. 6.

Geography. PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE

AND AFRICA.

1. Indicate the chief watersheds of Europe. What are the boundaries of the Danube river basin ?

2. Mention any changes in the boundaries of European countries which have been effected during the last fifty years.

3. Junior Paper, No. 2.

4. Describe, as fully as possible, the mountain system of Africa. Draw sectional maps of the country (i) from Cape Verde to Cape Guardafui; (ii) from Tripoli to Cape Agulhas; (iii) from the Bight of Benin to Damietta.

English History.

Higher Local.

(a) GENERAL, 1215—1307; (b) SPECIAL, 1553—1561.

(a) 1. Write a brief life of (i) Hubert de Burgh ; (ii) Simon de Montfort; (iii) Grostête.

2. Give the history of the claims of the English kings to Scotch homage.

3. Sketch briefly the foreign wars of Edward I.

4. Stubbs says of Edward I., “Every department of administration felt his guiding and defining hand.” Illustrate this statement.

(6) 5. Sketch the attempt to place Lady Jane Grey on the throne. How far was her claim to the throne valid ?

6. Trace the gradual return to Roman Catholicism under Mary. How far do you think that return was acceptable to her subjects ?

7. Discuss the causes of the general dislike of the Spanish marriage.

8. Indicate the position of England with regard to European politics at the accession of Elizabeth.

9. Investigate the causes of the general distress among the working classes under the Tudors.

10. “The founder of the New Monarchy was Edward IV.”. GREEN. Examine this view. Explain carefully what you understand by the “New Monarchy.”

English Literature.

Junior.

KING RICHARD II.

1. What were the “new additions” printed in the third edition of this play, and how may they be accounted for? Give the date of the first edition.

2. What historian was Shakespeare's principal authority for the facts on which this play is founded ? Write a short sketch of the historical incidents which form the ground-work of the play.

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3. Senior Paper, No. 3.

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4. What peculiarities do you notice in the use of the verbs in the following passages :

“This blot that they object against your house."
(ii) “Since we cannot atone you."
(iii)

“Every tedious stride I make,
Will but remember me," etc.
(iv) “Redeem from broking pawn the blemished crown.”
(v) “They shall subscribe them for large sums of gold.”

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5. Paraphrase: Act. I. Sc. iii. 120–143.

English Grammar. 1. What are adverbs ? Compare the adverbs: near, late, sweet, badly. Give examples of adverbs derived from prepositions.

2. Classify the following adverbs according to their meaning : to-morrow, since, therefore, very, rather, twice. 3. Analyse, and parse the words in italics : “Tell me, moreover, hast thou sounded him,

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If he appeal the duke on ancient malice,
Or worthily as a good subject should,
On some known ground of treachery in him.”

English Literature.

Senior.

KING RICHARD II.

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1. What are the special characteristics of this play? What are its defects as compared with other historical plays by Shakespeare? What do you consider to be the finest passages in this play?

2. What plays on the same subject were acted in 1601 and 1611 ? With what event was the acting of the first connected ?

3. Explain the force and meaning of the words in italics in the following passages :

(i) “If he appeal the duke on ancient malice."
(ii) High-stomached are they both and full of ire."
(iii) “It must be great that can inherit us

So much as of a thought of ill in him.”
(iv) “The which he hath detained for lewd employments.”
(v)

“So I regreet The daintiest last.”. 4. What charges were brought by the Duke of Hereford against the Duke of Norfolk ?

5. Give instances from this play of adverbs and nouns being used as adjectives. 6. Paraphrase Act I. Sc. ii. 9–36.

English Grammar. 1. Yes and No are sometimes incorrectly called adverbs. Give a better definition of these words. Classify the following adverbs: accordingly, rather, least, first, whilom.

2. How are adverbs generally compared ? What is the difference between farther and further ?

Correct the following sentences, stating what is wrong: (i) One unfortunate son only followed his evil example. (ii) The drawings are not contained in fewer than three portfolios 3. Analyse, and parse the words in italics :

Alas, the part I had in Woodstock's blood
Doth more solicit me than your exclaims
To stir against the butchers of his life.”

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