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EXAMINATION OF STUDENTS NOT MEMBERS OF THE
UNIVERSITY.

REGULATIONS for the Year 1858 concerning the Examination of STUDENTS Who are not Members of the UNIVERSITY.

There will be two Examinations, commencing on Tuesday, December 14, 1858; one for Students who are under 16 years of age, and the other for Students who are under 18 years of age.

Students will be examined in such places as the Syndics, appointed by the University, may determine.

After each Examination the names of the Students who pass with credit will be placed alphabetically in three honor classes, and the names of those who pass to the satisfaction of the Examiners, yet not so as to deserve honors, will be placed alphabetically in a fourth class. After the name of every Student will be added his place of residence, and the school (if any) from which he comes to attend the Examination.

In determining the classes, account will be taken of every part of the Examination; but no credit will be given for knowledge in any subject, unless the Student shows enough to satisfy the Examiners in that subject. Regard will be paid to the handwriting and spelling throughout the Examinations.

The Students who pass with credit, or satisfy the Examiners, will also be entitled to receive Certificates to that effect. Every Certificate will specify the subjects in which the Student has passed with credit, or satisfied the Examiners, and the class in which his name is placed.

Every one, admitted to Examination, will be required to pay a fee of twenty shillings.

Examination of Students who are under 16 years of age. Students must be under 16 years of age on the day when the Examination begins.

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Every Student will be required to satisfy the Examiners in 1. Reading aloud a passage from some standard English prose author.-2. Writing from dictation.-3. The analysis and parsing of a passage from some standard English author.-4. The first four rules of Arithmetic, simple and compound, vulgar fractions, Prac tice, and the Rule of Three.-5. Geography: Every Student will be required to answer questions on the subject, and to draw from memory an outline map showing the coast-line, the chief ranges of mountains, and the chief rivers of one of the countries in the following list: England, Scotland, Ireland, Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australasia.-6. The outlines of English History since the Conquest; that is, the succession of Sovereigns, the chief events, and some account of the leading men in each reign.

PART II.

The Examination will comprise the subjects mentioned in the following ten Sections: and every Student will be required to satisfy the Examiners in three of those Sections at least, but no one will be examined in more than six. Section I. must be one of the three, unless the parents or guardians of the Student object to his examination in that Section.

1. Religious knowledge: Questions will be set on (a) The two Books of Samuel, the Gospel of St Matthew, and the Acts of the Apostles: (b) The Church Catechism: (c) Whately's Easy Lessons on Christian Evidences. Every Student, who is examined in this section, will be required to satisfy the Examiners in the subject marked (a), and in one at least of the subjects marked (b) and (c).

2. English: Every Student, who is examined in this section, will be required to write an original English composition.-He will also be examined in English History, from the battle of Bosworth Field to the Restoration: Physical, Political and Commercial Geography: Trench, On the Study of Words.

3. Latin: Passages will be given from Sallust's Bellum Catilinarium and Virgil's Eneid, Book vi. for translation into English, with questions on the parsing and the historical and geographical allusions: Also an easy passage for translation from some other Latin author: And a passage of English, with Latin words supplied, for translation into Latin.

4. Greek: Passages will be given from Xenophon's Anabasis, Book II., and Homer's Iliad, Book vi., for translation into English, with questions on the parsing and the historical and geographical allusions: Also an easy passage for translation from some other Greek author.

5. French Passages will be given from Voltaire's Charles XII., for translation into English, with questions on the parsing and the historical and geographical allusions: Also a passage from some modern French author for translation into English: And easy English sentences for translation into French.

6. German: Passages will be given from Lessing's Fables, Prose and Verse, for translation into English, with questions on the parsing: Also a passage from some modern German author for translation into English: And easy English sentences for translation into German.

7. Pure Mathematics: Every Student, who is examined in this section, will be required to satisfy the Examiners in Euclid, Books 1 and 2, Arithmetic, and Algebra to simple Equations inclusive. Credit will be given for a knowledge of Book-keeping.Questions will also be set in Euclid, Books 3, 4 and 6, in Quadratic Equations, Progressions, Proportion, Plane Trigonometry not beyond the solution of Triangles, the use of Logarithms and Mensuration.

8. The elementary principles of Mechanics and Hydrostatics: Questions will be set, embracing the proofs of the leading Propo

sitions.-In Mechanics they will not extend beyond the parallelogram of forces, the centre of gravity, and the mechanical powers.

In Hydrostatics they will not extend beyond the transmission of fluid pressure, the equilibrium of inelastic fluids and of floating bodies, and the description of the steam-engine and of simple hydraulic machines.—A fair knowledge of Mechanics will enable a Student to pass in this section.

9. Chemistry: Questions will be set on the elementary facts of Chemistry, and the laws of chemical combination.-Solutions will be given to be tested, containing not more than one acid and one base.

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Zoology and Botany: Elementary questions will be set on the description and classification of Animals, their habits and geographical distribution; and on the mercantile and industrial uses of animal products: Also on the description and classification of Plants, their uses and geographical distribution: British plants and parts of plants will be given for description.

PART III.

Students may also offer themselves for Examination in-1. Geometrical and Mechanical Drawing.-2. Drawing from the Flat, from Models, from Memory, and in Perspective.-3. The Grammar of Music.

Examination of Students who are under 18 years of age. Students must be under 18 years of age on the day when the Examination begins.

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Every Student will be required to satisfy the Examiners in1. Reading aloud a passage from some standard English poet.— 2. Writing from dictation.-3. Analysis of English sentences and parsing.-4. Writing a short English composition.-5. The principles and practice of Arithmetic.-6. Geography: Every Student will be required to answer questions on the subject and to draw from memory an outline map of some country in Europe, showing the boundary lines, the chief ranges of mountains, the chief rivers, and the chief towns.-7. The outlines of English History; that is, the succession of Sovereigns, the chief events, and some account of the leading men in each reign.

PART II.

The Examination will comprise the subjects mentioned in the following eight sections; and every Student will be required to satisfy the Examiners in three at least of the sections marked A, B, C, D, E, F; or in two of them, and in one of the sections marked G, H: but no one will be examined in more than five. Section A must be taken by every Student, unless his parents or guardians object to his examination in that section.

SECTION A.

Religious knowledge: the Examination will consist of questions in-1. The Historical Scriptures of the Old Testament to the death of Solomon.-The Gospel of St Luke and the Acts of the Apostles: credit will be given for a knowledge of the original Greek.-2. The Morning and Evening Services in the Book of Common Prayer; and the Apostles' Creed.-3. Paley's Hora Paulina.-Every Student, who is examined in this section, will be required to satisfy the Examiners in the subject marked 1, and in one at least of the subjects marked 2 and 3.

SECTION B.

1. English History, from the battle of Bosworth Field to the Restoration; and the outlines of English Literature during the same period.-2. Shakspeare's Julius Cæsar (Craik's edition).3. The outlines of Political Economy and English Law: The examination will not extend beyond the subjects treated of in the first book of Smith's Wealth of Nations, and the first volume of Blackstone's Commentaries.-4. Physical, Political, and Commercial Geography.-A fair knowledge of one of these four divisions will enable a Student to pass in this section.

SECTION C.

1. Latin: Passages will be given from Livy, Book XXI., and Horace, Odes, Book III., for translation into English, with questions on the historical and geographical allusions, and on Grammar: Also passages for translation from some other Latin authors: And a passage of English for translation into Latin.

2. Greek: Passages will be given from the Olynthiacs of Demosthenes, and the Alcestis of Euripides, for translation into English, with questions on the historical and geographical allusions, and on Grammar: Also passages for translation from some other Greek authors.

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French Passages will be given from La Bruyère's Characters, and Molière's Misanthrope, for translation into English, with questions on Grammar: Also passages from some other French authors for translation into English: And a passage of English for translation into French.

4. German: Passages will be given from Schiller's History of the revolt of the Netherlands, and Goethe's Hermann and Dorothea, for translation into English, with questions on the historical and geographical allusions, and on Grammar: Also passages from some other German authors for translation into English: And a passage of English for translation into German.—A fair knowledge of one of these four languages will enable a Student to pass in this section.

SECTION D.

Every student, who is examined in this Section, will be required to satisfy the Examiners in Euclid, Books I., II., III., IV., VI. and XI. to Prop. 21, inclusive. Arithmetic and Algebra.

Questions will also be set in the following subjects:

Plane Trigonometry, including Land-surveying.-The simpler properties of the Conic Sections.-The elementary parts of Statics, including the equilibrium of forces acting in one plane, the laws of friction, the conditions of stable and unstable equilibrium, and the principle of virtual velocities.-The elementary parts of Dynamics, namely, the doctrines of uniform and uniformly accelerated motion, of projectiles and collision.-The elements of Mechanism.—The elementary parts of Hydrostatics, namely, the pressure of elastic and inelastic fluids, specific gravities, floating bodies, and the construction and use of the more simple instruments and machines.The elementary parts of Optics, namely, the laws of reflection and refraction of rays at plane and spherical surfaces (not including aberrations), lenses, the phenomena of vision, the eye, microscopes, and telescopes.-The elementary parts of Astronomy, so far as they are necessary for the explanation of the more simple phenomena, together with descriptions of the essential instruments of an Observatory; and Nautical Astronomy.

SECTION E.

1. Chemistry: Questions will be set on the facts and general principles of Chemical science. There will also be a practical examination in the elements of Analysis.-2. The experimental laws and elementary principles of Heat, Magnetism, and Electricity.— 3. The elementary principles of Physical Optics according to the Undulatory Theory, and Acoustics, with descriptions of the fundamental experiments. A fair knowledge of Inorganic Chemistry, or of one of the divisions 2 and 3, will enable a Student to pass in this section.

SECTION F.

1. Comparative Anatomy and Animal Physiology: The Examination will be confined to the active and passive organs of locomotion.-2. Botany, and the elements of Vegetable Physiology.

-3. Physical Geography and Geology: Explanations of Geological terms will be required, and simple questions set respecting stratified and unstratified rocks, the modes of their formation, and organic remains. A fair knowledge of one of these three divisions, including a practical acquaintance with specimens, will enable a Student to pass in this section.

SECTION G.

Drawing from the Flat, from Models, from Memory, and in Perspective; and Drawing of Plans, Sections, and Elevations.

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