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11. The wages of thirty-six men amount to £28. 168., what is the amount of the wages of sixty men for the same time at the same rate ?

TUESDAY, Dec. 14, 1858. 2 to 3 P.M.

I. 5. Geography. [N.B. All Candidates are required to satisfy the Examiners in this Paper.

Three questions at least should be attempted, of which the first must be one.]

1. Draw an outline map, shewing the coast-line of Europe from the mouth of the Danube to the mouth of the Rhine; and mark the chief rivers and the chief

the chief ranges of mountains between those two rivers and the coast.

2. Describe in words the coast-line of England from the mouth of the Thames to the mouth of the Severn.

3. Explain the following geographical terms, giving examples of each :

Gulf, Island, The right bank of a river, Peninsula. 4. Describe in words the course of one of the following rivers, mentioning the chief towns upon its banks:

The Thames, The Severn, The Rhone, The Danube. 5. Describe accurately the situation of the following places:

Genoa, Londonderry, Mecca, Rio Janeiro, Singapore.

THURSDAY, Dec. 16, 1858. 28 to 34 P.M.

I. 6. Outlines of English History. [N.B. Every Candidate must satisfy the Examiners in this Paper. Four Questions at least should be attempted.]

1. Give a list of the Sovereigns of England from Richard I. to Richard II., inclusive, stating the title of each monarch to the throne.

2. Who did Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck pretend to be respectively? What was the issue of their attempts ?

3. Name in order the Queens and the children of Henry VIII. On what grounds was he divorced from his first wife?

4. What charges were brought by their accusers against Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Earl of Strafford respectively? Where were they executed ?

5. In what reigns did the following persons live, and in what way were they celebrated ? Shakspeare, Simon de Montfort, Wycliffe, the Duke of Marlborough, Lord. Bacon, Sir Isaac Newton, Lord Chatham.

6. State with regard to the following battles (1) the contending parties, (2) the victorious side, (3) the situation of the battle-field: Flodden, Cressy, Barnet, Culloden, Bosworth, Sedgemoor, Vittoria, the Boyne.


TUESDAY, Dec. 14, 1858. 10 to 12.

II. 1. a. Scripture. 1. RELATE the chief offences of Saul, for which he was visited with God's anger.

2. Narrate the circumstances of the death of Saul and Jonathan. How did David receive the news? To whom did David say, "I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake"? How did he fulfil this promise ?

3. Which of David's sons rebelled against him? How did these rebellions end?

4. Who were the Jebusites? Where was the seat of David's kingdom at first? To what place was it afterwards removed?

5. What was the first quarrel between the men of Israel and Judah ?

6. Describe the numbering of the host and God's judgment on the people in consequence. In what did the sinfulness of David's act consist?

7. In what three ways was our Lord tempted in the wilderness ?


8. Give the parable of the Ten Virgins as nearly in the words of Scripture as you can recollect. Explain the Eastern customs to which this parable alludes. Who are the “children of the bridechamber” mentioned in another passage ? What is the lesson taught by this parable ?

“ When the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren." Relate the circumstances which led to this outburst of indignation. Who are the "two brethren" here mentioned? What do we know of their later life?

10. What do we learn in Scripture of St Paul's birth-place, of his rank, of his relations, and of his education? In answering this question give the exact words of Scripture, where you can.

11. Who was Agabus ? Where is he mentioned in the Acts ?

12. Give an account of the tumult at Ephesus. The expressions, “ curious arts," "silver shrines,” “the image which fell down from Jupiter," are found there. Explain these.

. 13. There are two cities called Antioch in the Acts of the Apostles. Where are these situated ? Mention any events which happened at either of them.

14. Explain the meaning of these words : Aceldama, Areopagite, Barnabas, centurion, Epicurean, Golgotha, proselyte, Raca, scribe, Stoic, tetrarch.

TUESDAY, Dec. 14, 1858. 3 to 4 P.M.

II. I. b. The Church Catechism. 1. QUOTE or refer to any passages of Scripture, in which Christians are said to be members of Christ.

2. What sins are forbidden by the Second Commandment? What sin does St Paul especially call by the name of idolatry ?

3. “To order myself lowly to all my betters.” Which commandment teaches us this? " To hurt nobody by word or deed ; to bear no malice nor hatred in my heart.” Which commandment teaches this? Prove from Scripture, that it is your duty “to honour and obey the Queen and all that are put in

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authority under her,” and “to submit yourself to all your governors, teachers, spiritual pastors and masters."

4. What different meanings belong to the term "kingdom of Heaven," in Scripture? What blessings to yourself and to all men do you pray for in the words Thy Kingdom come ?

5. What are more especially the works of the devil? In which commandments are they forbidden ?

6. What do you mean by saying that “God the Son redeemed you"? How did He redeem you? From what did He redeem you? How many besides you did He redeem?

? Confirm the truth of your answers by quoting or referring to texts of Scripture.

7. When and how was the Lord's Supper instituted ? What spiritual blessings do we hope to receive, if we partake of it rightly? What dispositions of the heart and mind are necessary for receiving it?

II. 1. C.

TUESDAY, Dec. 14, 1858. 4 to 5 P.M.

@Whately's Evidences. 1. What is the meaning of Faith? How does it differ from Credulity? Give instances of Faith and of Credulity from Holy Scripture.

2. What is meant by a miracle? How did the Jews account for the miracles of our Lord ? Quote passages of Scripture in support of

your answer. 3. Some persons complain that it is difficult to believe in miracles. Shew that it is much more difficult to believe that Christianity could have been established without them.

4. How is the word Christian' used in the New Testament? Quote the passages where it occurs. What argument may we draw from this use as to the antiquity of the New Testament writings?

5. How is the character of our Lord as drawn in the Gospels an evidence of the truth of Christianity? In treating of this question, Dr Whately says, that three points must be specially attended to. What are these three points ?


6. Objections have been raised to the Bible, on the ground that some passages are contradictory to Science. Mention any of the passages objected to on this ground. How would you answer all such objections ?


WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15, 1858. 104 to 12.

II. 2. English Composition. [N.B. Only one of the following Subjects is to be chosen.) 1. Give an account of the late Indian mutiny.

Contrast the life of a soldier with that of a sailor both in peace and war.

3. Write a letter to a friend in Australia announcing your intention to emigrate, and asking for information.

4. Discuss the change produced in the habits of the people by Railways.

SATURDAY, Dec. 18, 1858. ^9 to 10 A.M.
II. 2. English History.

A.D. 1485—1660. 1. Give the dates of the deaths of the sovereigns of England from Hen. VII. to Charles II.

2. Determine as nearly as you can the dates of the following events, and give the names of the persons principally connected with them :

Martyrdom of Ridley.
Battle of Worcester.
Trial and execution of Strafford.
Assassination of Buckingham.
The completion of the present authorized version of the

Capture of Montrose.
3. What were the most important events in the reign of
Queen Elizabeth ?

4. Write a short life and character of Cranmer; and of Oliver Cromwell.


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