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14. Explain what is meant by "premium" and "discount" in speaking of stock. If I purchase £1000 of 3 per cent. stock at a discount of 33 per cent., and selling out again after the stock has fallen to 822, invest the proceeds in 33 per cents. at par, what do I lose in capital by the whole transaction? And what do I gain in income by the change of investment?

DOMESTIC ECONOMY.

(Three hours allowed for this paper.)

Candidates are not permitted to answer more than one question in each section.

SECTION I. (Needlework.)—1. Give directions for cutting out a baby's frock. State what stitches should be used in making it, and what button-holes you would use in the back.

2. Explain, as to a second standard, how to purl; and, as to a sixth standard, how to whip and set on a frill.

SECTION II. (Savings and Investments.)—1. Show how an artisan's wife with a family of four children may contrive to save money by careful economy in small details.

2. Explain briefly the nature of benefit clubs, building societies, insurance, annuities, investment in Government stocks; stating what special advantages, and what risks or drawbacks (if any), are connected with each of them.

SECTION III. (Food-its ingredients.)-1. Give examples of foods (a) in which water, (b) in which carbon, is a principal ingredient, stating the proportion of water or carbon in each case, and the use of each of these elements in the support of the body.

2. State as precisely as you can the composition and nutritive value of (a) an egg, (b) lean beef, (c) beer, (d) cheese.

SECTION IV. (Food-its preparation.)-1. Give a simple recipe for making (a) mutton broth, (b) pea soup, (c) rice pudding, (d) oatmeal porridge, (e) bread.

2. Make a careful comparison between fish and other kinds of foods in respect of cost and nutritive value. State how some of the cheaper sorts of fish should be prepared for the table.

SECTION V. (Rules for Health.)-1. What diseases may be caused by (a) want of cleanliness, (b) insufficient exercise, (c) mental worry. Give brief heads of advice on

each of these points.

2. What should be done, before the arrival of a doctor, in case of (a) convulsions in an infant, (b) a sprained ankle, (c) a deep cut, (d) burns and scalds, (e) choking?

SECTION VI. (Clothing and Washing.)-1. What articles of clothing (a) should not be starched, (b) should not be mangled, (c) should not be long in drying, (d) should not be washed with soda?

2. Give an exact statement of all the materials required, with the amount and cost of each, for the complete winter outfit of a girl of the artisan class, aged 10. Add up the total cost.

DICTATION.

(For the Examiner.)

The passages A, B are to be given alternately if the number of candidates is large and there is danger of copying. If one is enough, give the first (A).

The passage should be read once distinctly, and then dictated once, in portions as marked.

If the room is large, and there is danger of your not being heard at its extremity, you may permit one of the officers of the College to stand half-way down the room, and repeat the words after you, exactly as you give them out.

It is essential that there be no complaint on the part of the candidates that they could not hear or understand: you can only prevent this by clearness, accuracy, and audibility.

A.

As for the barbarian hordes | of early ages, we hear

indeed of their coming like a cloud from the east and sweeping over Europe with the sudden destructiveness of a thunderstorm or a swarm of locusts, but their migrations have little or no interest for us, except in their immediate | or their ultimate effects | upon civilised nations. Those races may be regarded as out of history, | whose doings form no part of the one great connected tale of human progress, and which might indeed | be left out of mention altogether | without our understanding the story less well. It is only when barbarians | come into contact with the progressing, | building, | discovering, reading, writing, | thinking world that they have any history.

B.

About the first week in October | the rich green tint | of herbage and foliage | which prevailed through the whole summer has usually passed away. The brilliant and various colours of the fern | are then in harmony with the autumn woods, bright yellow or lemon colour at the base of the mountains, | melting gradually through orange | to a dark brown | towards the summits, where the plant, being more exposed to the weather, | is in a more advanced state of decay. | Heath and furze are seldom found | upon the sides of these mountains, though their level tops and terraces are frequently adorned with those plants | so beautiful when in flower.

ANSWERS TO SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS.

1873.

ARITHMETIC.

Male Candidates.

I. (a) 756,030; (2) 655,226.

Sum 1,411,256.

Difference 100,804. Quotient = 14.

II. (1) £2,470 18s. 54d. (2) £275 58. 3 d.

III. (1) £12 1s. 1d. (2) 16,399 half-crowns, 64

guineas.

IV. (1) 86,394 square yards. (2) 2 tons 2 cwt. 2 qrs. 15 lbs. 9 ozs. (3) 765,090 grams.

V. (1) £3,936 9s. 24d. (2) £5 98. 5137d.

(3) £8 3s. 11d.

VII. (1) 64. (2) 1791505. (3) £1 68. 5'946d.

(4) 45 kilom. 6 hectom. 2 dekam.

5 decim. 6 centim.

5 m.

VIII. (1) 400 min. (2) Time: 40 min. Place: after

the slow train has run 163 miles, and the other 23 miles. (3) 8s.

IX. (1) 10s. 2 28d. (2) £851 1s. 315d.

Female Candidates.

(3) 198 yards.

I. (1) Nine millions ninety thousand nine hundred

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III.

(1) £333 38. 3 d. (2) 77,777 ozs.

IV.

(1) £1,925. (2) 570 francs.

V. 1s. 3d., 18. 9d., 4s. 74d., 4s. 9d., 3s. 61d., 1s. 6d,

28. 74d. = £1.

VI. (1) 1s. 3d. (2) £858.

VII. (1) 6. (2) £21.

VIII. (1) 919 times.

(2) 16. (3) 90.

IX. (1) 99,999 farthings.

ALGEBRA.

(1) 3x3 + 44x2y — 38xy2 + 19y3.
(2) 10ab5cd-15ac + 11bd.

(3) a6-117649; and a2 + 3.

(4) a5

- 4a3b + 4a3b2 + 4a2b3 — 17ab1 — 12b5;
and x2

(5) (a) x = 21,
(6) 10 miles.

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ax + b2.
(b) x = 10.

1874.

ARITHMETIC.

Males.

I. (1) (a) 500,617. (b) 9,008. (c) 4,509,557,936. (a) 491,609. Sum Four thousand five hundred and ten million, five hundred and fifty-nine thousand, one hundred and seventy. II. (1) 178. 3d. (2) £517 16s. 6d. (3) £138 98. 9d. III. (1) 8 ft. (2) 1536. (3) 4 lb. 8 oz. (2) £5 48. 03d.

IV. (1) £34,503 9s. 41⁄2d.

(3) £71 12s. 9d.
V. (1) 728. (2) £35 10s.

(3) 12 months.

VI. (1) £515 10s. 511d. (2) £825, £450, 20 per cent.

(3) 511 per cent. gain.

VII. (1) £7,000. (2) 491 and 1,3451. (3) 7.

VIII. (1) £6177 10s. (2) 2. (3) £257 2s. 7.875d. IX. (1) 5 acres. (2) 15246 kilograms. (3) 10633.68 inches.

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