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CIVIL SERVICE GUIDE TO HISTORY
BEING THE HISTORICAL QUESTIONS IN THE CIVIL
ARRANGED UNDER THE SEVERAL PERIODS AND REIGNS TO WHICH THEY BELONG,
AUTHORS, IN WHICH THE ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND,
W. A. BROWNE, LL.D.
EDWARD STANFORD, 6, CHARING CROSS.
It has ofter occurred to me that candidates for the Civil Service, in preparing for examination, might turn to good account the questions which the Civil Service Examiners have from time to time set to persons préseriting themselves for examination. To render this possible, the questions should be arranged so as to be used in conjunction with some standard téxt-book on history, such as “The Student's Hume, or, “Russell's Modern Europe Epitomised.” The Student can then, in “getting up” his daily lesson in history, make himself familiar with the style of questions which he must expect at his examination, and he will in this way, without any great labour to himself, acquire more knowledge of the kind necessary for him than he could do in a much longer time by taking up the Civil Service Reports per sé; and trying to go through them by answering each question-an arduous undertaking, always irksome and dry, and seldom so profitable as it ought to be. . .
The arrangement adopted in this book will, it is hoped, prove especially useful to tutors and schoolmasters. It will save them the trouble of going through the Reports to select, from time to time, such questions as may refer to any particular portion of history on which they are about to examine their pupils. It is not to be supposed, nor do I wish for a moment to imply, that questions as good, if not better than those in the Reports, could not be propounded by any first-class teacher ; but, as the object is to prepare the student to pass a good examination before the