5. Describe how Horatius finally escaped from his enemies.


6. Give the meanings of the following words :-craven, russet, palfrey, baldric, palmer, tribune, dais, joust. (8) 7. Mention a few particulars about Wamba, Rowena, Isaac of York, and Locksley. (About four lines in each case.) (12) 8. What were the real names of the Disinherited Knight and the Black Knight, and what reasons respectively had they for disguising themselves? (8) 9. Describe the scenes witnessed by Rebecca from the window of Torquilstone Castle.


10. Give an account of the last combat between Ivanhoe and Sir Brian de Bois Guilbert. What did they fight about? On what occasions had they met before? Why is Sir Brian called a Templar?


Primary Certificate Examination.

ENGLISH (Reproduction of Story).

Friday, June 21st, 1912.- Morning, 9 to 9.10.

Work neatly.


Study this passage for TEN minutes.

When it has been taken from you, write out, as nearly as you can, the substance of it in your own words.

John Brown was the servant of a lady who lived in the country, about six miles from the nearest town. He was only twenty, but was a good servant and liked his mistress and his situation. A valuable ring belonging to the lady required mending, and John was told to take it to the jeweller's in the next town. When crossing a bridge over a running stream, he foolishly took out the ring to look at it, when it slipped from his fingers and fell into the water. There was an old tree-stump under the water into which he thought it might have fallen, but he could not see it there, or anywhere else, although he searched for a long time. Fearing that, if he returned, he might be suspected of stealing it, or that, if not, he would be dismissed for his carelessness, he determined to run away. Years afterwards he came back. In the meantime he had been to the West Indies, and, having made money, was returning to his former mistress to tell her about the ring and to beg her acceptance of a handsome new one. As he was walking towards her house, he overtook a gentleman who was going there too. He told him the story of the ring, and added : "This bridge we are now crossing is the very one from which the ring was dropped, and there is the stump into which I thought it had fallen!" So saying, he poked the end of his umbrella into a hole in the top of the stump, and both he and his companion were astonished to see the longlost ring on the end of the umbrella.

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Write out carefully the following passage, spelling fully and properly the words in which some letters are omitted:

Another cause of ugl-ness in our modern towns springs from the m-n-f-ct-r-ng ind-st-s. Almost every town is enc-mb-r-d with s-b-rbs where im-nse b-ld-ngs skirt the streets with walls p-rced with in-mer-ble windows. The ground trembles under the m-ch-n-ry and beneath the w-ht of l-g-ge trains. (36)

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1. Write a short account of any three of the following: - Augustine, Earl Godwin, Humphrey Duke of Gloucester, Richard Earl of Warwick, Perkin Warbeck.

account of it.

(15) 2. Where are the following places ?-Name one important event which occurred at each :-Clarendon, Northallerton, Runnymede, St. Albans, Canterbury. (15) 3. Which English kings, before Henry VIII, gave special attention to the Navy? Name one important sea fight, and give a short (15) 4. In what reigns did the following persons live?-Write opposite each name one notable fact connected with it:-Arthur of Brittany, Sir Walter Tyrrell, John Wiclif, William Wallace, Joan of Arc. What has happened in regard to Joan of Arc within the last few years? What famous American writer has written the story of her life? (15) 5. Explain, in a few words, what is meant by Danegeld, The Curfew, an Interdict, The Crusades, The Black Death. How is it that we do not hear about the Black Death now? (20) 6. In whose reign did England hold her largest possessions in France? How did she come to possess them, and how and when were they lost? (A map may be drawn if desired.) (20) 7. Name three great Archbishops of Canterbury who lived before 1500 A.D., and write a life of one of them. Is there an Archbishop of Canterbury now? (15)

8. Describe briefly either the Conquest of Ireland or the Rise of Parliament. What is meant by Home Rule? (15)

Primary Certificate Examination.


Wednesday, June 19th, 1912. - Morning, 11.15 to 1.15.

Work neatly.

N.B.-Only FIVE questions may be tried, of which the FIRST must be one.

[NOTE.-Instead of writing answers to the FIRST question, a Map of Newfoundland may be drawn with the places named below inserted.]

1. In Newfoundland—

(a) Where are the following?

Harbour Grace, Port aux

Basques, St. John's, Gambo.

(b) Where are Long Range, Miquelon, Strait of Belle Isle, Cape Race, Red Indian Lake, Cabot Strait?

(c) Where are White Bay, Placentia Bay, St. George Bay?

2. How is it that


(a) It is winter in some countries when it is summer in Newfoundland? Name such a country.

(b) It is night in some countries when it is day in Newfoundland? Name such a country.


3. Describe in words, and draw a picture of, any four of the following:estuary, peninsula, plateau, tributary, river-basin, archipelago. (18)

4. Where are the following countries ?-Name the chief town of each :— Italy, Norway, China, Brazil, Egypt, Canada. (18)

5. What do you know about each of the following, and where is each to be found?-flax, sugar, ivory, rice, coffee. (18)

6. What, and where, are the following? - Ganges, Rhine, Pyrenees, Amazon, Madagascar, Tasmania. (18)

7. What do you understand by any four of the following ?-hardware, navigable river, a canal, temperate zone, pastureland, Atlantic cable. (18) 8. What is the Equator? Name the chief countries that lie south of it. (18)

9. Name five important mountain ranges, say where they are to be found, and name one large river that flows from each. (18)


Primary Certificate Examination.


Wednesday, June 19th, 1912. Morning, 9 to 11.

All the working must be shown.

Work neatly.

1. Add together—fifteen million and fifty, six million ten thousand, seven hundred and five thousand and fifty-five, and three hundred and forty thousand two hundred.

2. Multiply 3684215 by 57086.



3. How many seconds are there altogether in the months of June, July, and August?



4. Find the value of (i) 5+103-35, and (ii) of 103 x 8 of 18, expressing the latter answer in its simplest form.

5. (i) Find the value of 2·5+3.627 −1·406+·6425. (ii) Multiply 00642 by ⚫053.



6. I have a square garden, and it is enclosed by a fence made of stakes placed 7 feet apart, with a wire attached to them. If each side of the garden measures 140 feet, and the wire goes four times round the garden, how many stakes, and what length of wire, will be required? (12)

7. If I exchange 480 barrels of apples, at £1. 5s. a barrel, for coffee at 1s. 4d. per lb., how many lb. of coffee ought I to get? (12)

8. Make out a bill for the following:-550 buttons, at $0.18 a hundred; 250 reels of cotton, at $0.05 each; 240 yd. of ribbon, at $0.14 a yard; and 134 pairs of gloves at $1.05 a pair.


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