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EXAMINATION in ENGLISH and GENERAL STUDIES

(at the end of 2 years)

      A.A.E.   (F)   (48)
     CRANWELL (9)
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ROYAL AIR FORCE — AIRCRAFT APPRENTICES

No. 1 RADIO SCHOOL, CRANWELL


FINAL EXAMINATION IN EDUCATIONAL SUBJECTS
JANUARY 1947 ENTRY

DECEMBER, 1948


ENGLISH AND GENERAL STUDIES

Time allowed — Three hours

Candidates are to attempt ALL questions

1. Describe, in not more than 120 words, one of the following, making your description as vivid as you can :—
 

(a)

The launch of a ship.

 

(b)

The collapse of a bridge during floods.

 

(c)

The fall of a great tree in a storm.

 

(d)

A train smash.

 

(e)

The finish of a race.

(40 marks)

2. You have been elected to the secretaryship of a Dramatic Society. Write a circular calling a meeting for a given date to read and cast a play for production. Write the letter in full, with correct layout.

(35 marks)

3. Write out the following passage, correctly spaced and punctuated :—

I had a long weary wait at the station but at last the train drew in and out jumped Bob hullo I exclaimed where did you go we went to the circus he answered there were ever so many things to see acrobats tight rope walkers ponies dogs and other performing animals were there any clowns I asked three or four he cried fancy my forgetting the clowns they were the best part of the show.

(15 marks)

4. Outline very briefly the main plot and the sub-plot of "Twelfth Night." Then show how Shakespeare links the two together.

(30 marks)

5. Either :—

Describe the sort of actor you would choose to play the part of either Feste or Malvolio in "Twelfth Night," and give your reasons for requiring particular qualities of voice, physique and temperament.

Or
Describe to what extent and for what different purposes

(30 marks)

6. Either :—

(a} Draw a map of Australia and show on it :—
 

(i)

Relief (by shading).

 

(ii)

The main rivers.

 

(iii)

The climatic regions.

 

(iv)

The chief towns.

 

(b) Name the chief products of Australia and the areas in which they are produced.


Or
Write an account of New Zealand, under the following headings:—

 

(i)

Physical geography.

 

(ii)

Climate.

 

(iii)

Main exports and imports.

 

(iv)

Chief towns.

(45 marks)

7. Describe the work of the R.A.F. between 1919 and 1939 with reference to :—

 

(a)

Imperial Defence.

 

(b)

Communications.

(35 marks)

8. Write notes on each of the following :—

 

(a)

The passage of a bill through Parliament.

 

(b)

The main prerogatives of the Crown.

 

(c)

The necessary qualifications for voting in a Parliamentary election.

(35 marks)

9. Answer the following briefly :—

 

(a)

What is the "guillotine" in the House of Commons ?

 

(b)

Who decides whether a Bill is, or is not a Money Bill ?

 

(c)

What is a Private Bill ?

 

(d)

Which peers are elected to the House of Lords ?

 

(e)

Who are the Spiritual Peers ?

(15 marks)

10. Answer any ten of the following :—

 

(a)

Who is the Minister of Agriculture?

 

(b)

Who is Prime Minister of Australia?

 

(c)

What colours make up the "Tricouleur"?

 

(d)

Name two American Universities

 

(e)

What is the 49th Parallel?

 

(f)

What is the capital of Turkey?

 

(g)

Who created Sherlock Holmes?

 

(h)

Who wrote the "Canterbury Tales"?

 

(i)

Who is Archbishop of Canterbury?

 

(j)

What do the initials P.A.Y.E: stand for?

 

(k)

With what sport do you associate the Marquis of Queensberry?

 

(l)

What is the longest river in England?

(20 marks)

 




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