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Annual Examinations, 1901.

PART I. JUNIOR MATRICULATION.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR.

W. J. ALEXANDER, PH.D.
Examiners: PELHAM EDGAR, B.A., Ph.D.

G. M. WRONG, M.A.

1.

“ If this mute earth
Of what it holds could speak, and every grave
Were as a volume, shut, yet capable
Of yielding its contents to eye and ear,
We should recoil, stricken with sorrow and shame,
To see disclosed, by such dread proof, how ill
That which is done accords with what is known

To reason, and by conscience is enjoined.” Analyse the above passage so as to show the various clauses (principal and subordinate) it contains, and indicate their relations to one another. In case of subordinate clauses be specially careful to state the grammatical functions of each, and to point out the particular word each clause modifies.

[N.B.-Write every clause in full.]

2. Explain the grammatical values and functions of "what" (line 2), "were" (line 3), “should " (line 5), and “disclosed" (line 6), in the poetical passage above, and also of the italicised words in the following sentences :

“There was nothing to do but submit.” “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” “I found the way easy.' “This is not a fit place to live in." “How could it be otherwise ?" The evidence does not bear one way more than another.

3. (a) Write out short sentences the first of which shall contain a true imperfect participle; the second, a word in form an imperfect participle but in function a true adjective; the third, an imperfect participle discharging the function of a preposition ; the fourth, an imperfect participle discharging the function of a conjunction. (In each of the last three cases, show why the word in question may more properly be described as an adjective, preposition, or conjunction respectively, than as a participle.)

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(6) State the grammatical functions and relations of each of the prepositional phrases in the following passage :

* First, then, I would draw attention to the coincidence, for such it would seem to be, of what has been said, with St. Paul's definition of Faith in the text.”

4. Rewrite in correct form any words which are incorrectly spelled in the following:

The principle drammatic occurance was the production, on Teusday last, of a little tradgedy which, although lacking in literery and immaginative excellence succeeded in seizing the attention of the audience and in arrousing their sympathy.

5. Point out the nature of each of the grammatical errors in the following passage, and amend them :

Every intelligent student ought to be careful who the members let into a society entrusted so completely to their own control, and which may likely have a great influence both on the younger and elder

pupils of the school. I spoke of this the other day when I expected 5 more members of the committee to have been present ; but now, return

ing to the same subject, this society should not neglect, like so many similar associations have done in the past, to afford each, even of the very immature pupils, an opportunity for exercising their own particu

lar powers. Let no talent lay hidden, let it not be said that the senior 10 boys hindered instead of helped the others, for you are at least as

old, and certainly much more advanced than them. I hope I will have the pleasure of seeing all your proceedings characterized with good sense and free from the bickerings of various factions among each other.

6. What simple Latin word is the root of the English word modesty ? Give six other English words which may be traced to the same root. Point out the connection between the present meaning of each of the derivatives and that of the root, indicating the effect of the prefixes and aftixes.

7. (a) State two important kinds of change that the English language underwent between the time of Edward the Confes. sor and Chaucer (end of 14th century).

(b) Point out, with examples, the chief ways in which the vocabulary of the English language is being changed at the present time and indicate any other respect in which the language has undergone marked change during the last two centuries.

Annual Examinations, 1901.

PART I. JUNIOR MATRICULATION.

ARITHMETIC.

A. C. McKay, B.A.
Eacaminers : A. ODELL.

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W. PRENDERGAST, B.A.

1. Find the L.C. M. and the H.C. F. of 13230, 32050 and 23625.

2. A stick was broken into two pieces so that į of the longer piece equalled the shorter. The difference between the lengths of the two pieces was 4 inches. What was the length of the whole stick ?

3. A sells a quantity of wheat at $1 per bushel and gains 20%; afterwards he sold a quantity of the same wheat to the amount of $37.50 and gained 50%. How many bushels were in the last lot, and at what rate per bushel did he sell it?

4. Divide $916 among A, B, and C, so that t% of A's share may equal 73% of B’s, and 12% of B's may equal 20% of C's.

5. What sum of money would amount to $1406.08 in 3 years at 4% per annum, compound interest ?

6. A note was discounted at a bank, 120 days before it was due, at the rate of 7%, and the proceeds amounted to $35.66. For what amount was the note drawn ?

7. If copper weighs 500 lbs, lead 600 lbs., tin 480 lbs., respectively, to the cubic foot, find the weight of a cubic foot of metal composed of equal weights of copper, lead, and tin.

8. Bank of Commerce stock is divided into shares of $50 each, Bank of Montreal stock into shares of $100 each.

A person holding 220 shares of the former sells when it is quoted at 146, and purchases with the proceeds an integral number (and the greatest number possible) of shares of the latter stock when it is quoted at 248, and deposits the balance of the proceeds in a savings bank which pays interest at the rate of 3% per annum. Find the change in his yearly income caused by the change of investment, if Bank of Commerce stock pays an annual dividend of 7% and Bank of Montreal stock an annual dividend of 12%.

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