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5 Describe the course of six rivers of France, mentioning the

chief cities on each. 6 Name the principal seaports on the Mediterranean, and the

countries to which they severally belong. 7 What was the population of Great Britain

1 At the beginning of the present century?
2 At the time of taking the last census ?

Give the population of any other country of Europe. 8 Mention the principal mountain ranges of Europe and Asia ;

and the height of some of the loftiest mountains. 9 Describe accurately the situation of the following islands :

Malta, Corfu, Bermuda, Minorca, Nevis, Negropont,

Borneo, Guernsey, Mauritius, Owhyhee, Juan Fernandez. 10 What are the most important natural productions of the fol

lowing countries : England, India, Spain, France, China,

Canada, and the United States of North America. 11 By what counties are Derbyshire and Wiltshire respectively

bounded ? 12 Through what counties would a person pass who travelled

in a straight line from London to Exeter ? 13 Name the Scotch counties and their capitals. 14 Draw a map of Ireland, marking the positions of Dublin,

Cork, Belfast, Limerick and Waterford.

D. 1 Explain fully how latitude and longitude are measured.

Between what limits of latitude is Great Britain included ? 2 Describe the position of the principal British colonies and

dependencies. Into how many presidencies is India

divided ? What are their capitals ? 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

Ayres, Belgrade, Abergavenny, Lima, Cayenne, Aden ? 5 Name some of the principal rivers of India, and give a

general account of the nature of the country through

which they flow. 6 Name the principal seaports on the Mediterranean, and the

countries to which they severally belong.

7 To what districts of India are the terms Deccan, and Car

natic, applied ? 8 Mention the principal mountain ranges of Europe and Asia,

and the height of some of the loftiest mountains. 9 Describe accurately the situation of the following islands :

Malta, Corfu, Bermuda, Minorca, Lewis, Negropont,

Borneo, Guernsey, Mauritius, Owhy hee, Juan Fernandez. 10 What are the most important natural productions of the

following countries : England, India, Spain, France,

China, Canada, and the United States of North America ? 11 By what counties are Derbyshire and Wiltshire respectively

bounded ? 12 Through what counties would a person pass who travelled in

a straight line from London to Exeter ? 13 In what provinces are Dacca and Arcot respectively situated ?

Name the districts in which cotton and opium are staple

productions. 14 Draw a map of Ireland, marking the positions of Dublin,

Cork, Belfast, Limerick, and Waterford.

E. 1 How are latitude and longitude measured ? Mention any

countries which have nearly the same latitude as London. 2 Into how many counties is England divided ? Which are the

counties bordering upon Wales ? 3 Name the Irish provinces, mentioning their relative situation,

and the principal towns in any two of them. 4 Describe the course of a ship from Newcastle-on-Tyne to the

Black Sea. 5 Draw a map (1) of any one English county, (2) of any French

department, placing in them the rivers and the names of

the six principal towns. 6 Where are the following cities situated, and for what are they

severally remarkable :- Alexandria, Delhi, Philadelphia, Shanghai, Kars, Mooltan, Mosul, Worms, Nantes, Nancy,

Trebizond ? 7 Trace the course of four of the following rivers, stating the

countries through which they flow, and the principal towns on their banks :-Rhine, Rhone, Indus, Oder, Ingour, Bug.

8 Whiat is the country generally known by the name of the

Peninsula ? Mention the names of any towns or rivers in that country to which historical interest is attached,

and describe their situation. 9 Describe the situation, height, length, and general appearance

of the following mountain chains :—The Cevennes, the Pyrenees, the Sierra Nevada, the Alps, and the Apen

nines. 10 What are the principal imports which Great Britain receives

from America ?

F. 1 Explain the terms latitude and longitude. Estimate roughly

the latitude and longitude of Madrid, Naples, Pekin, New

York, and St. Petersburg. 2 Name (a) the Welsh counties bordering on the Bristol

Channel.
(6) The two westernmost counties of Connaught.

The two northernmost counties of the Scotch mainland.

(d) The counties crossed by a straight line from

Lincoln to Shrewsbury. 3 What countries are drained by the Thames, Severn, Trent,

and Ouse respectively. Name the chief ports of their

respective estuaries. 4 Describe the position of the following headlands :—North

Cape, Cape Clear, Cape Horn, the Naze, Cape St. Vincent, the Lizard, Cape Guardafui, Cape Cod, Cape St.

Roque. 5 On a rough outline of the Mediterranean mark the positions

of Alexandria, Acre, Barcelona, Tunis, Smyrna, Leghorn,

Athens, Genoa. 6 On a rough outline map of India, mark Calcutta, Bombay,

Madras, Agra, Benares, Simla, Lahore, the Ganges, the Indus, the Himalayas. Which is the most fertile district of India ? Whence do calico and muslin derive their

names ? 7 From what countries do we obtain cotton, deals, tobacco, tea,

mahogany, gamboge, guano, currants, sherry?

8 Through what countries do the following rivers flow, and into

what seas do they fall : The Rhine, the Mississippi, the

Vistula, the Hudson, the Volga, the St. Lawrence ? 9 Give a list of the Atlantic States of the American Union,

distinguishing the New England States. 10 State the boundaries of Europe. Name its independent states,

with the capital city of each.

G. 1 How are the relative positions of places on the earth's sur

face determined ? State roughly the latitude and longitude of Dublin, Paris, Rome, and of the capital of the colony

of New Zealand. 2 Name (a) the counties which a collier would pass in sailing

from the mouth of the Tyne to Gravesend.
(6) The counties on the coast between Belfast and

Dublin.

(c) The counties on the Highland border of Scotland. 3 What counties are drained by the Tyne, Avon, Tees, and

Trent respectively? Name the chief ports of their re

spective estuaries. 4 Enumerate the principal cities or towns on the Thames, the

Elbe, the Oder, the Rhine, the Danube, and the Vistula. 5 Into what provinces was France anciently divided ? Specify

those which have been at any time united with the Crown of England, and mention any of the departments which

most nearly correspond to them. 6 Enumerate the dependencies of the British Crown or of the

East India Company settled or acquired within the last

30 years.

7 Describe as accurately as you can the positions of Heligoland,

Madagascar, Singapore, St. Thomas' Island, Juan Fernandez, the Moluccas, and Vancouver's Island. On what nations are they respectively dependent? Name the productions of those among them which are commercially

important. 8 From what countries do we import corn, coffee, furs, deals,

şago, indigo, palm-oil, mahogany ?

9 What states constituted the American Union at the time of

the Declaration of Independence ? How many have since
been added ?
Name the chief cities of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts,

Virginia, Ohio, and Maine.
10 Enumerate the crowns and principalities

(a) Of Germany. (6) Of Italy.

H. 1 What is the circumference of the globe in miles? Explain

and derive the word hemisphere. How are latitude and

longitude measured ? 2 Mention the states into which Italy is divided, their capitals,

and the titles of their sovereigns. 3 Give the names, capitals, and positions of the Australian

dependencies of Great Britain. 4 What is the “ Zollverein”? 5 Draw a map of Scotland, marking the principal towns. 6 Name the dockyards and chief mercantile seaports of Great

Britain, and the counties in which they are situated. 7 Through what counties does the railway from Birmingham to

Exeter pass? 8 What are the principal imports of Great Britain, and from

what countries are they obtained ? 9 Into how many departments is France divided ? Mention

any names which you recollect. What was the ancient division ?

LATIN. The passages selected for translation were generally taken from

Livy, Tacitus, Cicero, Horace and Virgil.

FRENCH. In prose and verse, generally from the historians and dramatic writers.

GERMAN. Passages in prose and verse from some historian or moral writer

were given to be rendered into Latin and French.

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