Elementary Examination in Religious Knowledge, or to produce a letter from his Parent or Guardian declining such Examination on his behalf, and enclosing a Certificate, duly filled up, of which the form will be supplied by the Secretary.

All Candidates for a Prize in Department D must have received a Certificate of Competency from the Examiners in Department B, or in Department C, before their answers in Department D can be looked


EXTRACTS FROM NOTICE II. Preliminary Examination. This is merely intended to discover palpable deficiency in the rudiments, should it unexpectedly exist, in order to save any Candidate who may be so deficient, from incurring, with no chance of success, needless expense.

Elementary Examination in each Department. This is distinct from the preliminary examination. The value to be attached to the questions in this part of the examination will be so high, that completeness and accuracy in the answers will secure, at least to boys in the junior division, a high position in the class list.

Higher or Special Examination in each Department.—In every case more subjects are included under this head than any one Candidate is expected to be examined in. In order to discourage superficial knowledge, it has been decided that Candidates must gain a certain fixed number of marks on each subject, or the marks gained on that subject will not be reckoned in their favour. It will therefore be better to answer on one or two subjects completely, than to answer imperfectly on several.

In every Department a certain number of marks must be gained in the Elementary Examination before the answers to questions in the higher or Special Examination in the same Department can be looked at.

In the case of Department D (Science and Art) a certain minimum standard must have previously been attained either in Department B (Language and History), or in Department C (Mathematics); the Candidate selecting whichever of those two (B or C) he prefers.

In the case of Department A, provided there has been no failure in the Preliminary Examination, a prize may be gained without reference to any other Department. It cannot be doubted that the diligent study of the subjects included in this Department will cultivate the mind, and that youths who have no time for secular study should be encouraged to improve themselves in religious knowledge.

It may save trouble to Candidates to point out the effect of the above regulations on the Exainination in each Department. All Candidates in A will have to pass

1. The Preliminary Examination.
2. The Elementary Examination in A.

All Candidates in B or C will have to pass —

1. The Preliminary Examination.
2. The Elementary Examination in A (unless declined under

Rule 5).

3. The Elementary Examination in B or C, as the case may be. N.B. No Candidate is obliged to be examined both in B and C, unless he wishes to compete for Prizes in both those Departments. All Candidates in D will have to pass

1. The Preliminary Examination.
2. The Elementary Examination in A (unless declined under

Rule 5).
3. The Elementary Examination in B or C.

4. The Elementary Examination in D. Except as above provided, Candidates are at liberty to select any one of the Departments of the Examination.


Rev. F. TEMPLE, late Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, H, M.

Inspector of Church of England Training Schools. J. BOWSTEAD, Esq., late Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge,

H. M. Inspector of British and Protestant Dissenting Schools. Rev. CHANCELLOR HARINGTON, Hon. Secretary of Diocesan Board

of Education. SIR STAFFORD HENRY NORTHCOTE, Bart. Rev. Morgan Cowie, formerly Principal of the College of Engineers,

Putney. Rev. Robert WALKER, Reader in Experimental Philosophy,

Oxford. Rev. J. S. HENSLOW, Professor of Botany, Cambridge. HENRY WENTWORTH ACLAND, Esq., M.D., Dr. Lee's Reader in

Anatomy and Physiology, Oxford. MAX MÜLLER, Esq., M.A., Professor of Modern European Lan

guages in Oxford. DR. AUGUSTUS VOELCKER, Professor of Chemistry, Royal Agricul

tural College, Cirencester. C. R. COCKERELL, Esq., R.A. G. RICHMOND, Esq. John HULLAH, Esq., Professor of Vocal Music at King's College,



JUNE, 1857.


I. Passage chosen to be written from dictation:

A conjurer and a tailor once happened to converse together. Alas!” cries the tailor, “what an unhappy poor creature am I! if people take it into their heads to live without clothes, I am undone; I have no other trade to have recourse to.” “Indeed, friend, I pity you sincerely,” replies the conjurer; “but, thank Heaven ! things are not quite so bad with me; if one trick should fail, Í have a hundred tricks more for them yet.” A famine overspread the land : the tailor made a shift to live, but the conjurer was obliged to beg from the tailor, whose calling he had despised. II. Questions in Arithmetic dictated :

(1). Subtract 37 from 10021.
(2). Subtract 9 d. from 10001. Os. Ofd.
(3). Multiply 361. 1s. 7d. by 128.

(4). Divide 251. Os. 6d. hy 143. III. A passage from the Spectator was selected for an exercise in reading. The candidates were called out one by one, in order, and, after reading the passage, were asked a few questions in the grammar of it.


ELEMENTARY PAPER I.--(TUESDAY MORNING.) 1. What was the sin committed by Adam and Eve? what their

punishment? and what the first promise of redemption ? 2. Name the chief persons of the posterity of Seth mentioned in

the Scriptures. 3. What special permission, what special command, and what

special promise were given to Noah and his descendants ? 4. Whence did Abraham come when called by God, whither did he

go, and where did he finally settle ?


5. Trace the pedigree of Joseph from Abraham. What was the

cause of his being in Egypt, and what the cause of his advancement there?

6. With what event does St. Mark open his Gospel, and what

prophecies does he declare to have been thereby fulfilled ? 7. The Scribes and Pharisees found fault with our Lord for mixing

with Publicans and sinners. How did He answer them? 8. On what occasions did our Lord restore dead persons to life,

and with what differences in each case ? 9. Who were the Sadducees, Pharisees, and Herodians ? 10. Relate and explain any one of our Lord's Parables as recorded

by St. Mark.

11. What is meant by “ Common Prayer,” and from what other

kinds of Prayer is it distinguished? Are any blessings promised in Holy Scripture to the common prayer of

Christians ? 12. What does the Exhortation at the beginning of the Morning

Service state to be the purposes for which we assemble ? 13. Explain the following phrases :

“ Rend your hearts, and not your garments.”
“ O Lord, correct me, but with judgment.”
“ The Scripture moveth us in sundry places.”

“ Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord.” State in what part of the Services each occurs. 14. On what oocasions and by whom were the Hymns Benedictus

(Blessed be the Lord) and Nunc Dimittis (Lord, now lettest

thou thy servant) respectively spoken? 15. Write out the fifth and eighth Commandments, and after each

write out the parts of the Duty towards my Neighbour taken from it.

16. Draw a map of Palestine showing the Sea-coast, the Jordan, the

Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, and the towns of Sidon, Hebron,

Bethel, Jericho, and Jerusalem. 17. Draw a map of Palestine, and mark where the following nations

dwelt: the Philistines, Rephaims, Horites, and Amorites. 18. Describe in words, or draw a map to show, the situation of

Nazareth, Capernaum, Decapolis, Bethsaida, and Cæsarea

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