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9 State briefly, with dates, the occasions on which the fol
lowing battles were fought:-Flodden, Ramilies, Poitiers,
Navarino, Marston Moor, Austerlitz, Dettingen. 10 What eminent poets flourished in the time of Queen Anne?
Write a short life of any one of them.
D. 1 What was the Heptarchy?
From what is its name derived ? 2 Give, with dates, a list of the English sovereigns from
Richard II. to Charles I. 3 Mention which of the kings of England have been deposed,
or have met with a violent death. 4 When and under what circumstances was Magna Charta
obtained ? What were the liberties of the subject secured
by it? 5 Mention the principal events which took place in the reign of
Richard II. 6 Give a short account of the life of one of the following per
sons :-Richard Earl of Warwick, Harley Earl of Ox
ford, Sir Robert Walpole. 7 What was the state of England at home and abroad during
the protectorate of Cromwell ? 8 How has the national prosperity of England been affected by
the American war of independence ? 9 State very briefly, with dates, the occasions on which the
following battles were fought :
Agincourt, Navarino. 10 What were the chief provisions and alterations introduced by
the Reform Bill? What is the right of the House of Commons in regard to taxes; and on what constitutional principle is it founded ?
E. 1 Give a very short account of the origin and progress of the
Crusades. What English sovereigns or eminent persons were engaged in them ?
2 Give, with dates, a list of the English sovereigns from
Richard III. to Queen Anne. 3 Who was the first queen regnant of England ? Mention her
parentage, contemporary sovereigns, and the most con
spicuous events of her reign. 4 Give some account of the Petition of Right, the Habeas Corpus
Act, and the Act of Settlement. 5 Name the sovereigns contemporary with Queen Victoria, and
trace her descent and that of the Crown from George I. 6 Give some account of the leading statesmen in one of the
following reigns :
(a) Edward VI. (6) Anne. (c) George II. 7 What circumstances led to the rupture between Charles I. and
his Parliament? 8 Account for the possession of the Canadas by the Crown of
England. 9 State very briefly, with dates, the occasions on which the
following battles took place :-
toria, Dettingen. 10 In what respects were the liberties established by Magna
Charta violated by the Tudors and Stuarts? What circumstances favoured the encroachments of power under the Tudors ?
F. 1 Enumerate the principal events in the reign of Henry II. 2 Name the sovereigns who ascended the English throne in the
fifteenth century, giving the dates of their accession, and
their relationship to each other. 3 How did the titles of " Prince of Wales" and of " Defender
of the Faith" originate? 4 What European sovereigns or potentates were contemporary
with Henry VIII:? Describe any transactions which took
place between Henry and any of them. 5 What were the Bill of Rights, the Instrument of Government,
and the Act of Settlement ? 6 What was the nature of the dispute in the Wars of the Roses ;
and which was the last battle in that struggle?
7 Give some account of the leading statesmen in one of the
following reigns :
(c) George I. 8 Give some account of the origin and gradual rise of the
British Empire in India. 9 What was the Cabal in the reign of Charles II., and why
was it so called ? 10 State very briefly, with dates, the occasions on which the
following battles were fought :-
Toulouse, Copenhagen. 11 Give the dates and principal articles of agreement of the
Dover, Utrecht, Versailles, Paris.
1 Give a list, with dates, of the English kings
(a) From Henry I. to Edward I.
(6) From James I. to William III. 2 Name the kings of England who were not succeeded on the
throne by a son, daughter, brother, or sister. 3 Show that King John was not rightfully entitled, at the
time of his accession, to the throne of England. In what
manner did he become so ? 4 What were the Petition of Right, the Test Act, the Habeas
Corpus Act, the Act of Uniformity, and the Act of
(1) Of Edward III. to the throne of France ?
land ? 6 Give some account of the leading statesmen in one of the following reigns :
(a) Henry VII. (6) James II. (c) George II. 7 When did England gain possession of the following places,
and from whom respectively were they taken :-
New York ?
8 What was the Triple Alliance in the reign of Charles II.?
How did the king act in carrying out its provisions ? 9 State very briefly, with dates, the occasions on which the
following battles were fought :-
Quatre-Bras. 10 Give the dates and principal articles of agreement of the
Dover, Utrecht, Westphalia, Versailles.
1 Give the boundaries of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
respectively. 2 Give the names and positions of the various islands belonging
to the British group. 3 Name the counties and principal towns on the North-western
line from London to Edinburgh. 4 Name the dockyards and chief mercantile seaports of Great
Britain, with the counties in which they are situated. 5 What are the principal exports of Great Britain, and the
localities where they are produced ? 6 Describe the positions of the following British possessions :
Gibraltar, Corfu, Heligoland, Sierra Leone, Mauritius,
Falkland Islands, Jamaica, Newfoundland, and Guiana. 7 Trace the course of the Danube from its source to its mouth. 8 What are the principal seaports of France ? 9 Name six rivers of Russia, with the seas into which they fall. 10 Name the capitals of the following countries : Prussia, Sweden,
Persia, China, and Canada.
B. 1 What is the circumference of the globe in miles? Explain
and derive the word "hemisphere.” How are latitude and longitude measured ?
2 Name the six northern counties of England and their capitals.
In which of the English counties are hops grown? What are the two commodities which principally constitute the
natural wealth of the country? 3 What are the small islands belonging to England ? 4 Name the principal rivers of England, and the seas into
which they respectively fall. 5 What are the principal cities and towns of Scotland, and in
what counties are they situated ? In what district is the
population most concentrated ? 6 Name the four Irish provinces, and the principal Irish ports. 7 What languages are spoken in different parts of the United
Kingdom? 8 What articles have constituted the principal imports from
Russia in recent years? What other countries are able
to supply the same commodities ? -9 From what countries do we obtain tea, coffee, sugar, wine,
cotton, wool, and palm oil? 10 Mention the principal German States, their capitals, and the
titles of their sovereigns. 11 What is the date ordinarily assigned to the discovery of
America ? What are the British Colonies in the northern, and the independent States in the southern, portion of
the continent ? 12 Give the names, capitals, and position of the Australian
Colonies. 13 Mention the colonial possessions of other European States. 14 Explain briefly the advantages or inconveniences which may
result from the maintenance of sovereignty over distant dependencies.
C. 1 Explain fully how latitude and longitude are measured. Be
tween what limits of latitude is Great Britain included ? 2 Describe the position of the principal British colonies and
dependencies. 3 State the different articles of commerce we import from each
of them respectively. 4 In what countries are the following places situated ; Trafalgar,
Elsinore, Estamboul, Beirout, Acapulco, Aboukir, Buenos