I thought the parents and friends of OPS pupils might light to try their hand at the examination paper set for the top 3 forms this term. The papers have been marked by Frank Sidgwick and we will publish his report together with the results tomorrow!
1. Write short notes on 'The Nibelungenlied,' 'The Twilight of the Gods,' Excalibur, Circe, Mulvaney, the Arethusa, Becky Sharp, Mr Pyecroft, Mr Jingle, the Divine Comedy, Kotik, the Tales of a Grandfather, Perdita, Ophelia, the Boojum, the Lorelei. 2. Describe and illustrate the character of Shylock. 3. Continue these quotations for not more than 3 lines, say from what work each comes, and by what author: a) Ah! Love, could thou and I with Fate conspire b) Taking one consideration with another - with another c) Nay, too steep for hill-mounting; nay, too late for cost-counting d) From too much love of living, from hope and fear set free e) Yours is the earth - and everything that's in it f) And the Man of Blood was there, with his long essenced hair g) If you have tears prepare to shed them now h) Last scene of all, that ends this strange eventful history i) On the cabin roof I lie j) Forty years on when afar and asunder k) When shall we three meet again l) The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks 4. Describe carefully the story of a book which you used to like and now do not care for, and have not read for a long time. State your reasons for having ceased to care for it. 5. Supposed you had to live ten years alone on a desert island, what five books would you choose from the whole of the world's literature to read during that time? Say why you would choose them. 6. Write a love song in 12 lines, for Lorenzo to sing to Jessica.