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see 146.5 under "Flintshire County Schools" (last in the list) for Entrance Scholarship Examination Papers for 1921


!st Paper 29th May. Part I. 9.30-10 a.m.



Flintshire Education Committee




Secondary Schools Entrance Examination, 1941.






(1/2 hour)


(Work out as many examples as you can).



1.Multiply £83 19s 9¾d . by 47.


2.Add together £53 18s. 3¼d., £17 0s.11½d , £1001 9s. 8¾d., and 16s. 10½d.


3.Divide 1,657,051 by 97.


4.Make out the following bill:


2 ½ lb. butter at 1s. 7d. per lb.

3 ¾ lb. cheese at 1s. 2d. per lb.

20 lb. potatoes at 1¾ lb. per lb.

3 ¾ lb. coffee at 2 ½d. per oz.


5.Add nine hundred and eight thousand and seventy-nine to the difference between

one hundred thousand and thirty one and sixty-seven thousand nine hundred and eighty one.


1st Paper. 29th May. Part II. 10.5-11.5 a.m.




(1 hour)


(Work out as many examples as you can)


1.What is the nearest number to 100 that divides exactly by 39.


2.How many steel rails each 16½ feet long will be required to lay a railway track one-quarter of a mile long.


3.Fifty three marbles are shared as fairly as possible between seven boys. How many will get seven and how many will get eight?


4.A picture is mounted on a sheet of paper measuring 10 inches high and 8 inches wide in such a way as to leave a margin of 1 inch at the top and sides and one of 2 inches at the bottom. What are the measurements of the picture?


5.Counting from one end of the row of houses Mary's house is No.11. Counting from the other end it is No.17. How many houses are in the row?


6.A pencil cost half as much as an exercise book and one penny more than a rubber. The three together cost 9d. What was the price of the exercise book?


7.Write in figures the difference between one-and-a-half millions and a thousand.


8.In a school there are 8 girls to every 9 boys. There are 126 boys. How many children are there altogether?


9.One dozen golf-balls are to be packed into oblong cardboard boxes. Each golf-ball is one inch wide. Think of three ways in which the balls could be packed and in each case give the measurements of the box into which they would fit exactly.


10.A boy was 11 years 1 month old on March 29th of this year. What was the date of his birth? (Give the day of the month and the year).


11.I spent 13s. 9d. in buying equal numbers of 2½d. and ½d. stamps. How many of each did I buy?


12.Which is the greatest and which is the least of these fractions: 7/8, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9?



13.A builder told two of his workmen that he wanted 1/3 of its length cut off a plank. Later in the day one of the workmen did it. Then the second workman, not knowing that the first had done the job, measured the plank and cut off 1/3. The plank was now 6 feet long. How long was it before it was cut?


14.£3. 8s. 7d. - 13s. 6d. - £2. 6s. 8d. + 17s. 9d.


15.A shopkeeper when making up his accounts added £27. 10s. to a certain sum of money which he should have subtracted. He got the answer £85. What was the correct answer?


16.Add the following fractions together and write the answer as a decimal: 33/1000, 7/100, 8/10, 17/50.


17.What fraction of half-a-gallon in ¾ of a pint?


18.Three ladies arranged to have some meals at a café. The manager decided to charge them 2s. 6d. each for the first meal and 1s. 6d. for the other meals. They paid one guinea altogether. How many meals did they eat?


19.Which is the greater and by how many pounds: .7 of a ton or .55 of a ton?


20.If eggs are bought at 4s. 2d. per score, at what price per dozen must they be sold if the shopkeeper wishes to earn a halfpenny by selling each egg?


2nd Paper. 29th May. 11.15 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.


(One essay to be written either in ENGLISH or in WELSH. Candidates are advised not to spend more that 50 minutes on the Essay).




(1¼ hours).


1.Write an essay on one of the following subjects:


(a)The most uncomfortable day I ever spent.

(b)The Spitfire.

(c)If I were an inventor.

(d)How boys and girls are helping to win the war.

(e)What I would do with a room of my own.

(f)A sailor's story.


2.Answer one of the questions on the selected book which you have read:


Swiss Family Robinson


(a)Describe how the Swiss Family Robinson made war on the monkeys.




(b)Describe the adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson which interested you most.


The Heroes


(a)Tell the story of how Theseus lifted the stone.




(b)Tell the story of the Argonauts and Talus the Giant.











The Wind in the Willows.


(a)Describe one of the occasions when Mole was in the company of Mr Badger




(b)Describe the adventures of Toad which you most enjoyed.



The Christmas Carol


(a)Describe what was shown to Scrooge by the first of the spirits.




(b)Describe what was shown to Scrooge by the last of the spirits.



Stories from Morte d'Arthur and the Mabinogion.


(a)Tell the story of the Lady and the Fountain.




(b)Describe how King Arthur met his death.


Four Favourite Poems


(a)Tell the whole story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.




(b)Tell the story of how Horatius kept the bridge



(Awr a chwarter).


1.Ysgrifennwch draethawd ar un o'r testunau hyn:


(a) Y diwrnod mwyaf annifyr a dreuliais erioed.

(b) Y Boerdan (The Spitfire).

(c) Petawn i'n ddyfeisydd (Inventor).

(d) Y ffordd y mae bechgyn a genethod yn cynorthwyo i ennill y rhyfel.

(e) Yr hyn a wnawn i ag ystafell o'm heiddio fy hun.

(f) Stori hen longwr.


2.Atebwch un o'r cwestiynau hyn ar y llyfr yr ydych wedi ei ddarllen:


Barddoniaeth y Plant


(a)Ysgrifennwch unrhyw ddau bennill o'r llyfr a dywedwch pwy a'u gwnaeth.


(b)Dewiswch dri o'r beirdd hyn ac ysgrifennwch ddwy frawddeg am y farddoniaeth sydd ganddynt yn y llyfr: Glan Padarn; Ceiriog; Eifion Wyn; Eben Fardd; Talaiarn Crwys.



(a)Am ba adar y mae barddoniaeth wedi a chanu yn y llyfr. Rhowch eu henwau ac enwau'r beirdd a ganodd iddynt.


(b) Ysgrifennwch un peth a ddywedir gan y beirdd am gwahanol adar.


Y Llong Lo.

(a)Dywedwch y stori sydd ynglyn a'r geiriau hyn: "Os cawsant hyd i Wil," meddwn, "ni waeth iddynt fy nghael innau hefyd; ni fydd yn waeth arnaf nag ydyw,".



(b) Rhoddwch hanes y "New Gift."


Robinson Crusoe.


(a)Ysgrifennwch ychydig am bob un o'r rhain:

(i)Dull Robinson o gyfrif amser.

(ii)Achub carcharor.

(iii)Ei antur Gyntaf.



(b)Rhoddwch ddisgrifiad a'r Llongddrylliad a'r glanio ar yr ynys.


Yn Oes ar Arth a'r Blaidd,


(a)Ym mha sir yr oedd cartref ifer? Dychmygwch eich bod wedi mynd i aros yn ei gartref a rhowch ddisgrifiad o'r hyn a welsoch ac a wnaethoch yno.




(b) Ysgrifennwch ychydig linellau am dri o'r rhain: Y Cewri, Erin, Gwyll, Gwawr, Bran.


3rd Paper. 29th May. 1.30 - 2.30 p.m.


(Alternative Paper, ENGLISH or WELSH)


(Not more than five questions to be attempted. You may attempt all in ENGLISH or all in WELSH or some in ENGLISH and some in WELSH).





1. (a) Write five different sentences. In the first underline a noun, in the second

an adjective, in the third a verb, in the fourth an adverb and in the last a



(b) Underline all the words which are in the predicate of this sentence: Did

Mary and her mother catch the bus this morning?


2. Choose six of these phrases, write them in a column and against each one write a

word which means nearly the opposite of the phrase (e.g. in a flash, slowly):

In time; in good health; all tattered and torn; in a temper; in despair; in a skilful way; in error; on hands and knees; down below.



(a) What word is used for the usual sounds made by each of the following (e.g. horse -neigh):

(i) A sparrow; (ii) a frog; (iii) a donkey: (iv) a turkey; (v) a sheep.


(b)Rewrite the following sentences, putting one word instead of each group of words in black type:

(i)The man who sold buttons and laces from door to door had once been a soldier.

(ii)The people in church rose to sing the hymn.

(iii)I pushed the cotton through the eye of the needle.

(iv)Tommy kept moving about in his seat.

(v)The father, mother and children went to the seaside.


4. (a) Write a word which is opposite in meaning to each of the following.

(Just write the numbers and the words):

(i)Plentiful. (ii) Ancient. (iii) Opaque. (iv) Deceitful. (v) Graceful.



(b) Give two meanings for each of the following words (e.g. (1) air - what

we breathe and (2) a tune):


(vi)Point. (ii) Bat. (iii) Fit. (iv) Tip. (v) Nut.


5. Explain the meanings of the words and phrases in black type in the following passage


We called in some of the natives to advise us how best to proceed with our journey, and at the conference which ensued we learnt that it was quite useless to try to cut a path through the jungle. Before long a bargain was struck. The agreement was that twenty-three rafts were to be made in exchange for five rolls of cloth, a large assortment of knives and various articles of adornment. Part of this merchandise was to be given to them in advance, part when the rafts were ready to start and the balance when we had reached smooth water.


6.(a) The following sentences contain unnecessary words. Find them and then write the numbers of the sentences and the words which are not needed:


(i) Richard is equally as good a writer as Fred is.

(ii)The concert will be given on Monday evening at 8 p.m.

(iii)We saw Mary approaching, towards us.

(iv)Father will meet us later on.

(v)He let the water run for about ten minutes from the time he turned it on.



(b) Make nouns from the following words:


(i)Timid. (ii) Humorous. (iii) Explain. (iv) Descend. (v) See.


7. (a) From the words in brackets choose the right words for filling in the blanks in the following sentences. Then rewrite the sentences.

(i)My mother and ….went to the cinema. (I, me, myself).

(ii)……….have brought the trouble on…….(We, I, myself, ourselves).

(iii)His brother and…..went with us. (He, him).

(iv)Aunt Mary and….will take a taxi. (Her, herself, she).

(v)Their dogs and…..are tired out. (Then, they).


(c)Rewrite the following words in the plural:

(i)Louse. (ii) Scissors. (iii) Hero. (iv) Roof. (v) Ferry.





8. Complete these proverbs and explain their meanings:

(a) Handsome is ………………………………….

(b)Out of the frying pan…………………………………

(c)Let sleeping……………………………

(d)Every dog……………………………..





1.Cyfieithwch i'r SAESNEG:

Yr Hydref yw trydydd tymor y flwyddyn. Y mae ynddo dri mis, sef Awst, Medi a Hydref. Y mae'r tywydd yn awr yn dechreu oeri a'r dyddiau yn byrhau. Ar ddiwedd Medi bydd y dail yn dechreu disgyn oddiar y coed, a chyn diwedd Tachwedd bydd y coed bron i gyd yn noeth. Cyn iddynt syrthio y mae'r dail yn troi eu lliwiau a bydd y gwahanol liwiau yn edrych yn brydferth iawn.


2.(a) Ysgrifennwch y rhai hyn yn gywir (rhoddwch y rhif a'r ateb):


Esiampl. Yn + Bangor = Ym Mangor.


(i) Yn + gardd y plas = (ii) Chwe + cant = (iii) am + punt =

(iv) y + gwraig = (v) deg + blynedd =


(c)Rhoddwch y gair a ddylai fod yn y lle gwag (rhoddwch y rhif a'r atab):


(i) dwy - pedair (ii) ail - pedwerydd (iii) ddoe, heddiw -

(iv) Ebril, Mai, - (v) Neithiwr - nos yfory (vi) un - tri.


Esiampl. (vi) = dau.


3.(a) Ysgrifennwch gwestiwn yn dechreu a phob un o'r geiriau hyn:


(i) Pwy. (ii) Faint. (iii) Ai. (iv) A. (v) Ple.


(b) Prun o'r geirieu hyn - a, ni, na, naddo, a ddylai fod yn y lle gwag ymhob

un o'r brawddegau hyn (rhowch y rhif a'r gair):


(i) Dywedodd - 1 - welodd mohono.

(ii)- 2 - chlywodd son amdanynt.

(iii)Canodd yn well - 3 - phawb.

(iv)A welsoch chwi'r aderyn? - 4 - .

(v)Gofynnodd - 5 - oedd ef am ddyfod.


4.Darllenwch a brawddegau hyn. Yna atebwch y cwestiwn sydd yn eu dilyn. "Gafaelais yn fy llyfrau a rhedais i'r ysgol ond wedi imi gyrraedd gwelais fod mod yn hwyr. Yr oedd arnaf ofn y buaswn yn cael fy nghosbi ond ni ddywedodd

neb air wrthyf".


Ysgrifennwch y brawddegau uchod gan ddechreu fel hyn "Gafaelodd Gwen yn…." a gwnewch bob newidiad arall fydd eisieu.


5.Pa rai o'r geiriau hyn a adawyd allan o'r lleoedd gweigion a rhif yn eu lle yn y darn sy'n canlyn:

Geiriau - ataf, gynted, weiddi, dau, angor, leisiau, gollyngasant, long, rywle,

hwyliau. (Ysgrifennwch y rhif a'r gair).


Y Darn - Ofnwn ei bod ar ben arnaf yn awr a dechreuais - 1 - . Yna clywn

-- 2 - yn ateb o - 3 - ac ar hynny gwelwn - 4 - yn nesu - 5 - yn llawn - 6 -

Cyn -- 7 - ag y gwelsant fi taflasant - 8 - i lawr. Yna - 9 - gwch i lawer

dros ochr y llong a daeth - 10 - longwr i'n helpu



(a) Nyd yw'r geiriau yn y frawddeg sy'n dilyn yn eu trefn iawn.


(b) Ysgrifennwch hi'n gywir: llawn bobl o phlant a heol mae'r yn.


(i)dafad, buwch, llew, oen.

(ii)cwpwrdd, berfa, cloc, cadair

(iii)tlws, hardd, cynnes, hyfryd.

(iv)Lloegr, Caer. Bangor, Rhyl.

(v)Ty, ffermdy, bwthyn, corlan.

(vi)mynydd, afon, ffrwd, llyn.


Ymhob un o'r llinellau uchod y mae tri gair yn perthyn i'w gilydd ac un gair

od. Ysgrifennwch y gair od a rhowch air arall iawn yn ei le - fel hyn:


Llinell Gair od Gair iawn

(i) llew gafr


7.Llenwch y lleoedd gweigion yn y rhai hyn a'r gair cywir.

(Rhowch y rhif a'r gair):

Esiampl. cryf cryfed cryfach cryfaf


rhad rhated -- 1 -- rhataf

main -- 2 - meinach -- 3 -

-- 4 - cystal -- 5 -- gorau

llwyd -- 6 - -- 7 - -- 8 -

-- 9 - cymaint -- 10 - mwyaf.

8. (a) Rhoddwch Y, yr neu 'r yn y lleoedd gweigion hyn:


Nid yw - 1 - bachgen yma, - 2 - oen, - 3 - haul, - 4 - gwyl, - 5 - craig.


(b) Rhoddwch y geiriau cywir sydd I fod yn y lleoedd gweigion hyn

(ysgrifennwch y rhif a'r gair): Yr oedd yn synnu - 1 - hwy; Y mae yn

galw - 2 - chwi; ysgrifennwch - 3 - chwi yfory; y mae am dynnu

-- 4 - llun i; yr oedd yn dda - 5 - ef glywed y newydd.


9. Yr enw a roir ar "gartref" ci yw "cwt" ci.

(a)Beth yw'r enw a roir ar "gartref" y rhain:

(i) Buwch. (ii) Gwenyn. (iii) Neidr. (iv) Llew. (v) Gwningen.


(b)Gwnewch frawddegau yn cynnwys yr ymadroddion hyn:

(i)Llygad yr Haul. (ii) Hwyrglas. (iii) Ar ei hyd.

(iv) Ar drws ei gilydd. (v) Ben bore.


4th Paper. 29th May. 2.45 - 4.15 p.m.





I. History.


(One question only to be answered in this section)


1. Write four lines about each of two events which happened in Flintshire during the period of history which you have learned.


2. Answer five of the following from one section - either (a) or (b) or (c):




(i) Why do you think William I gathered the information which was put into

Domesday Book?

(ii) Which of the English kings was killed in the New Forest?

(iii) Name one of the things mentioned in the Magna Carta.

(iv) Why was Joan of Arc made a saint?

(v) Why was the Statute of Labourers passed?

(vi) Write one thing about St. Francis of Assisi.

(vii) What was the important work done by the monks?




(i) Who was the Spaniard who was king of England for a short time?

(ii) Why do you think that Sir Thomas More wrote the book called "Utopia"?

(iii) What do we mean when we say that Henry VII. was of Welsh descent?

(iv) Mention one event which helped to make Philip of Spain send the

Armada to England.

(v) Name three famous writers who lived during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

(vi) Write one sentence about Captain John Smith.

(vii) Why was it a mistake for King Charles I. to think that he ruled by "divine




(i) Name three inventors who made improvements in spinning and weaving.

(ii) Give one reason why the American colonists fought against England.

(iii) Name two famous Englishmen who did great work in India.

(iv) Which of Lord Nelson's victories made it impossible for Napoleon to

invade England.

(v) Name two things which Robert Owen did for the benefit of his workers.

(vi) What other inventor made the work of Stephenson possible?

(vii) Which portion of Australia first became a British colony?



(One question only to be answered from this section).


1. Write answers to five of the following (write only the numbers and the answers):


(a) Why is the importance of the port of Liverpool much greater just now?

(b) Why are there fewer passenger trains running on the railway during war-time?

(c) Name three counties in Wales where most of the inhabitants work on farms.

(d) What range of mountains is known as the "Backbone of England"?

(e) Why are factories in Flintshire better placed than if they were in Montgomery-


(f) Why are bare rocks always found on the tops of high mountains?

(g) Suppose that you are looking at a map on which only mountains and rivers are

shown. Name two kinds of places where you would expect to find towns.


2. All these ports have been captured by the Germans. Choose six of them and in each

case write down the name of the port and the name of the country to which it really



Brest, Salonika, Oslo, Dunkirk, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Boulogne, Antwerp.







(Five questions may be answered from this section).


1. Answer five of the following (write only the numbers and the answers):


(a) Why does the glass stopper of mother's perfume bottle come out more easily

after the neck of the bottle has been warmed by the fire?

(b) That part of the ear which can be seen is called the "auricle". What is its use?

(c) Why does it become colder the higher we go up in the air?

(d) What is the name of the gas with which large balloons are filled?

(e) Why does a copper kettle boil more quickly than an iron one?

(f) If, when walking along a straight road at sunset your shadow is on your right,

in what direction are you going (North, East, South or West)?

(g) What pushes a cork out of a pop-gun?






2. Answer five of the following (write only the numbers and the answers):


(a) Why does a rabbit spend so much of its time digging holes into the ground?

(b) For what purpose do tears come into your eyes after dust has got into them?

(c) Make two small drawings, one of a leaf of an ash tree and the other of the

leaf of a sycamore tree.

(d) Why does rhubarb which has been covered with a pot grow with long stems?

(e) Name one difference between a corm and a bulb.

(f) Why are frogs eggs surrounded by jelly?

(g) Why do birds sing after rain has fallen?


3. Choose seven of the following and say what they are: a neutral country; a smoke

screen; an octagon; a major road; iron rations; initials; a navicert; a gradient; a

trade-mark; an emblem.


4. Choose seven of the following and name them (write only the numbers and the



(a) A famous living British general.

(b) A famous living British admiral.

(c) A famous living British scientist.

(d) A famous living British author.

(e) A famous living British painter.

(f) A famous musician who died recently.

(g) A king who is less than 18 years old.

(h) An emperor who has been restored to his country.

(i) The Poet Laureate.


5. Choose seven of the following and say what they are:


(a) The Crow's Nest. (b) The Plimsoll Line. (c) The Last Supper.

(d) The Milky Way. (e) The Bull's Eye. (f) The Mother of Parliaments.

(g) The Olive Branch. (h) The Laurel Wreath. (i) The Fifth Column.

(j) The Low Countries.


6. Answer five of the following (write only the numbers and the answers):


(a) What is the full meaning of o'clock?

(b) Why is America called "The New World"?

(c) Where does a motor-lorry carry its road licence?

(d) Why do we see trees sometimes bent all in one direction?

(e) What do we mean when we wish someone "Many Happy Returns of the Day"?

(f) Why are some ships' voyages called "Maiden" voyages?

(g) Why do you think the makers of "Oxo" chose that name?



7. (a) Say to what parts of the body the following refer:


(i) Biceps. (ii) Vertebra. (iii) Retina. (iv) Instep. (v) Larynx. (vi) Cranium.


(b) Say what the following are used for:


(i) A splint. (ii) An antiseptic. (iii) A sling. (iv) An ambulance.

(v) A drug. (vi) A syringe.


8. Choose seven of the following and write one thing about each: Vichy; the Vardar

Valley; Michael Faraday; Cape Matapan; Poland; "The Canterbury Tales";

The George Cross; the Duke of Marlborough; Lord Lister; Griffith Jones;

Llanddowror; Dr. Goebbels; Abraham Lincoln.






(Un cwestiwn yn unig I'w ateb o'r adran hon)


1. Ysgrifennwch bedair llinell am bob un o unrhyw ddau ddigwyddiad a fu yn Sir y Fflint yn ystod y cyfnod hanes yr ydych chwi wedi dysgu amdano.


2. Atebwch bump o'r rhain o un adran - un ai (a) neu (b) neu (c).




(i) Pam, yn eich meddwl chwi, y casglodd William I. y wybodaeth a roddwyd yn y

"Domesday Book"?

(ii) Prun o'r brenhinoedd Seisnig a laddwyd yn y "New Forest"?

(iii) Enwch un o'r pethau y sonnir amdanynt yn y "Magna Carta"?

(iv) Pam y gwnaethpwyd Ioan o Arc yn sant?

(v) Pam y pasiwyd yr Ystadud Lafurwyr (Statute of Labourers)?

(vi) Ysgrifennwch un peth am St. Francis o Assisi?

(vii) Beth oedd y gwaith pwysicaf a wnaethpwyd gan y mynaich?




(i) Pwy oedd y Spaenwr a fu'n frenin Lloegr am ychydig amser?

(ii) Pam, meddwch chwi, yr ysgrifennodd Sir Thomas More y llyfr a elwir "Utopia"?

(iii) Beth y olygir pan ddywedir bod Henry VII. o dras Gymreig?

(iv) Nodwch un digwyddiad a fu'n help a beri Philip Spaen anfon yr Armada i Loegr.

(v) Enwch dri o ysgrifenwyr enwog a oedd yn byw yn nheyrnasiad Elizabeth.

(vi) Ysgrifenwch un ffrawddeg am y Capten John Smith.

(vii) Sut y camgymerodd y Brenin Siarl I. with feddwl ei fod yn llywodraethu drwy

"hawl ddwyfol" (divine right).



(i) Enwch dri dyfeisydd (inventor) a wnaeth welliannau mewn nyddu a gweu.

(ii) Rhoddwch un rheswm pam yr ymladdodd y trefedigaethwyr Americanaidd

yn erbyn Lloegr.

(iii) Rhoddwch enw dau Sais enwog a wnaeth waith mawr yn yr India.

(iv) Prun o fuddugoliaethau'r Arglwydd Nelson a'i gwnaeth hi'n amhosibl i

Napoleon oresgyn Lloegr.

(v) Enwch ddau beth a wnaeth Robert Owen er lles ei weithwyr.

(vi) Pa ddyfeisydd arall a wnaeth waith Stephenson yn bosibl?

(vii) Pa ran o Awstralia a ddaeth yn Drefedigaeth Brydeinig gyntaf?


II. Daearyddiaeth.


(Un cwestiwn yn unig i'w ateb o'r adran hon)


1. Atebwch bump o'r rhain (ysgrifennwch y rhif a'r atebion yn unig):


(a) Pam y mae porthladd Lerpwl yn fwy ei bwysigrwydd ar hyn o bryd?

(b) Pam y mae llai o drenau teithwyr yn rhedeg yn ystod amser rhyfel?

(c) Rhowch dri enw siroedd yng Nghymru lle y mae'r rhan fwyaf o'r

trigolion yn gweithio ar ffermydd.

(d) Pa res o fynyddoedd a adweinir fel "asgwrn cefn Loegr"?

(e) Pam y mae ffatrioedd Sir y Fflint mewn gwell lle na phe baent yn Sir


(f) Pam y ceir creigiau noethion bob amser ar bennau mynyddoedd uchel?

(g) Tybiwch eich bod yn edrych ar fap a dim ond mynyddoedd ac afonydd

yn cael eu dangos arno. Enwch ddau fath o leoedd y disgwyliech

weled trefi ynddynt.


2. Y mae'r porthladdoedd hyn i gyd wedi eu cymryd gan yr Ellmyn (Germans),

Dewiswch chwech ohonynt gan ysgrifennu enw'r porthladd a'r wlad y

meant yn perthyn iddi yn iawn: Brest; Salonika; Oslo; Dunkirk;

Copenhagen; Bordeaux; Boulogne; Antwerp.


III. Holiadau Cyffredinol.


(Gellir ateb pum cwestiwn o'r adran hon)


1. Atebwch bump o'r rhain (ysgrifennwch y rhif a'r atebion):


(a) Pam y daw corcyn gwydr potel sent eich mam i ffwrdd yn haws wedi

cynhesu gwddf y botel wrth y tan?

(b) Yr enw a roir ar y rhan honno o'r glust sydd yn y golwg yw "auricle".

I beth y mae yn dda?

(c) Pam y mae'n mynd yr oerach po uchaf yr eir i fyny yn yr awyr?

(d) Beth yw enw'r nwy (gas) y llenwir balwnau mawr ag ef?

(e) Pam y berwa tegell copr yn gynt nag un haearn?

(f) Pa baech yn cerdded ffordd union a'r haul yn mynd i lawr a'ch cysgod

chwithau ar yr ochr dde i chwi, i ba gyfeiriad y beddech yn mynd?

(Gogledd, Dwyrain, De, ynteu Gorllewin).

(g) Beth sy'n gwthio corcyn o wn clats (pop-gun)?


2. Atebwch bump o'r rhain (ysgrifennwch y rhif a'r ateb):


(a) Pam y treulia'r gwningen gymaint o amser yn turio tyllau yn y ddaear?

(b) I ba beth y daw dagrau i'ch llygaid wedi i lwch fynd iddynt?

(c) Gwnewch ddau lun bychan, un o ddeilen yr onnen a'r llall o ddeilen y


(d) Pam y tuf riwbob a guddiwyd a phot, yn goesau hirion?

(e) Enwch un gwahaniaeth rhwng "corm" a "bulb".

(f) Pam y ceir grifft (jelly) o gwmpas wyau'r llyffant?

(g) Pam y can adar wedi iddi fwrw glaw?


3. Dewisiwch saith o'r rhain a dywedwch beth ydynt: gwlad amhleidiol:

llen fwg; wythongl; "navicert"; gorifyny; nod masnach (trade-mark);

arwydd-lun; rhaglythrennau (initials); priffordd (major-road); "iron



4. Dewisiwch saith o'r rhain gan roddi eu henwau (ysgrifennwch y rhif a'r enwau

yn unig):


(a) Cadfridog Prydeinig enwog sy'n fyw heddiw.

(b) Llyngesydd Prydeinig enwog sy'n fyw heddiw.

(c) Gwyddonydd Prydeinig enwog sy'n fyw heddiw.

(d) Awdur Prydeinig enwog sy'n fyw heddiw.

(e) Arlunydd (peintiwr) Prydeinig enwog sy'n fyw heddiw.

(f) Cerddor Prydeinig enwog a fu farw yn ddiweddar.

(g) Brenin sydd dan 18 mlwyd oed.

(h) Ymherodr a ddaeth yn ol i'w wlad ei hun.

(i) Y Bardd Llys (Poet Laureate).


5. Dewisiwch saith o'r rhai a ganlyn y dywedwch beth ydynt:


(a) Nyth y Fran (Crow's Nest); (b) Y Llinell Blimsoll: (c) Y Swper Olaf;

(d) Y Llwybr Llaethog; (e) Llygad ei le: (f) Mam y Seneddau;

(g) Y Gangen Newyd; (h) Y Goron Lawryf: (i) Y Bumed Golofn;

(j) Yr Isel-Diroedd.





6. Atebwch bump o'r rhai a ganlyn (ysgrifennwch y rhif a'r atebion yn unig):


(a) Beth yw ystyr "o'r gloch"?

(b) Pan y gelwir America yn "Fyd newydd"?

(c) Pa le y dodir y "Drwydded Ffordd" (road licence) ar y modur?

(d) Pan y gwelir coed weithiau wedi plygu i gyd i'r un cyfeiriad?

(e) Beth a feddyliwn pan ddymunwn i rywun gael "diwrnod hapus

a llawer ohonynt"?

(f) Pam y gelwir mordaith rhai llongau yn For-daith Wyryf (maiden voyage)?

(g) Pam, yn eich meddwl chwi, y dewisodd geneuthurwyr "Oxo" yr enw hwnnw?


7. (a) At ba rannau o'r corff y cyferia'r geiriau hyn:


(i) Migwrn. (ii) Meilwng. (iii) Cledr. (iv) Morddwyd. (v) Penglog. (vi) Gwegil.


(b) Dywedwch i ba beth y defnyddir y rhain:


(i) Ystyllen (splint). (ii) Gwrthwenwyn (an antiseptic). (iii) Sling.

(iv) Ambriolans. (v) "Drug". (vi) Chwistrell (a syringe).


8. Dewiswch saith o'r rhai a ganlyn a dywedwch un peth am bob un:


Vichy; the Vardar Valley (Dyffryn Vardar); Michael Faraday; Cape Matapan;

Gwlad Pwyl (Poland); Chwedlau Caergaint ("The Canterbury Tales");

Croes Sior (the George Cross); Dug Marlborough (the Duke of Marlborough);

Arglwydd Lister; Griffith Jones; Llanddowror; Dr.Goebbels; Abraham Lincoln.


Author: Flintshire Education Committee


Year = 1941

Building = School

Event = Educational

Gender = Mixed

People = Children

Transport = Bus/Coach

Extra = The Depression

Extra = WW2

Extra = 1940s

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