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1. What peoples have successively made conquests in England, at what periods; and which of them have left the most lasting traces behind them ?
2. Give a short account of any three of the following battles :Agincourt, Barnet, Malplaquet, Naseby, Bannockburn, Hastings i mentioning the reigns in which they occurred.
3. Give a short account of any two of the following persons :Anne Boleyn, Titus Oates, Hampden, Wickliffe, and Sir Walter Raleigh.
4. What circumstances brought the family of Stuart to the throne of England ? Name the English Kings of that family, with the dates of their accession, the relationship which they bore to each other, and the manner in which each ended his reign.
5. Give a short account of the Magna Charta, the Petition of Right, and the Habeas Corpus Act.
6. Explain the origin of the word “Cabal.”
7. Give a short account of three of the most celebrated men of science or literature in the 17th century,
PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.- Midsummer, 1861.
TUESDAY, June 4th.-Morning, 10 to 114.
Examiner-JOHN WINGFIELD, Esq., B.A.
1. Translate into English :
(A.) Cognito Caesaris adventu, Ariovistus legatos ad eum mittit: quod antea de colloquio postulasset, id per se fieri licere, quoniam propius accessisset : seque id sine periculo facere posse existimare. Non respuit conditionem Caesar: jamque eum ad sanitatem reverti arbitrabatur, quum id, quod antea petenti denegasset, ultro polliceretur; magnamque in spem veniebat, pro suis tantis populique Romani in eum beneficiis, cognitis suis postulatis, fore uti pertinacia desisteret.
(B.) Ita proelium restitutum est, atque omnes hostes terga verterunt neque prius fugere destiterunt, quam ad flumen Rhenum millia passuum ex eo loco circiter quinquaginta pervenerint. Ibi perpauci, aut viribus confisi transnatare contenderunt, aut lintribus inventis sibi salutem repererunt. In his fuit Ariovistus, qui naviculam deligatam ad ripam nactus ea profugit.
II. Grammatical Questions. (1.) Go through the tenses :—mittit, denegasset, veniebat, destiterunt, pervenerint.
(2.) Decline the nouns,—adventu, periculo, loco, lintribus, spem, and state the gender of each.
(3.) Decline magnum, eum, omnis, his.
(4.) Parse fully, stating the government of each word: legatos, pertinacia, millia, ea, nactus, pervenerint.
(5.). Write the present, perfect, and supine of mittit, destiterunt, repererunt, facere, fieri, posse.
(6.) Explain the construction called the Ablative Absolute, and select any examples of it which occur in these extracts.
(7.) What kind of verb is licere? Explain how such verbs are used.
II. Grammatical Questions. 1. Decline παροιμία, υμείς, όνομα, πατήρ, εκείνος, ψι ύστης.
2. Write out the tenses, έρχεται, φιλεί, αναγγελώ, αφίημι, οίδαμεν.
3. Give the future and perfect of the verbs πιστεύω, είμι, ερωτάω, έρχομαι.
4. Write down all the dative cases occurring in the first six lines stating briefly the reasons for their being in that case.