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Hupil Teachers' Examination Papers.

OCTOBER 1st, 1881. CANDIDATES.-MALES.-1. A bankrupt's debts are £3,560, and his property is worth £1,349 16s. 8d. How much will his creditors lose in cach pound?

2. If wheat be 6s. a bushel, what will 7 loads, 4 quarters, 3 bashels cost?

3. Find the value, in current coin, of 3 cwt. 2 qrs 11 lbs., knowing that 27 cwt. 19 lbs. cost £37 16s. 4 d.

4. Find the value of a crop on 24 acres, 3 roods, 4 poles, at £9 8s. 4d.

an acre.

5. If the rate of wages depends on the price of wbeat, and 18 men working for four weeks receive £13 4s. when wheat is 64s. a quarter, find the price of wheat per quarter when sixteen men, working for five weeks, obtain £67 10s.

FEMALES.--1. Make out the following bill :—60. lbs. of tea at 2 d. per oz. 78 cwt. 97 lbs. sugar at 9s 4d. per qr. 24 cwt. cocoa at ls. 4d. per lb. 18 cwt. 2 qrs. 7 lbs. rice at 2 d. per Ib. 3761 lbs. of coffee at Is. 8d.

per lb.

2. Find the cost of 6,8941 articles at £162 8s. 2 d. each. 3. Find, by practice, the cost of 870 miles, 3 furlongs, 35 perches, at £27 15s. per league.

4. Find, by practice, the value of 258) score of sheep at £2 13s. 8d. each sheep. 1. Parse all the nouns, verbs, and adjectives in the following:

“ All heads must come
To the cold tomb,
Only the actions of the just

Smell sweet and blossom in the dust."-JAMES SHIRLEY. 2. What are the different moods of the verb? Give two examples of verbs in the imperative, and two of verbs in the subjunctive moods.

3. Explain what is meant by active and passive verbs.

1. What are the chief ranges of bills in the south of Scotland ? Describe fully the position of each, and the courses of the rivers that rise in them.

2. Say what you know about the physical features, productions, and industrial occupations of Norfolk, Devonshire, Glamorganshire, and Kerry.

3. Describe minutely the course of a vessel sailing along the coast from Dover to Southampton, and then crossing over to visit each of the Channel Islands.

Write from dictation the passage given out by the Inspector.

Write, in large hand, as a specimen of copy-setting, the word Apprehensive.

Write, in small hand, as a specimen of copy-setting, The Metropolitan Street Improvement Acts.

PUPIL TEACHERS AT END OF First YEAR.-MALES.-1. Find the cost of 61% tons of hay at the rate of £3}: for a ton and a quarter.

2. What sum of money is the same fraction of £7 that of 5s, is of 178. 6d. ?


3. Find the quotient to 5 places in decimals, of 17.171717 divided by the product of 19:85 multiplied by 17.3. 4. What decimal fraction is cqual in value to


35354 Out of £45 one-third is paid to A., and to B. After this * of the remainder is paid to A. and the rest to B. Find the sums received respectively by A. and B.

FEMALES.–1. A bankrupt owes £7,065, but he can only pay 7s. 6d. in the pound; what amount of money will he leave unpaid ?

2. If goods are carried 809 miles for £6 14s., how far could they be carried for £91 19s. 9d. at the same rate ?

3. If 32 men mow 96 acres of grass in 8 days, how many men must be employed to mow a square mile in 20 days?

4. If 12 yards of silk, 18 inches wide, cost £3 12s., what will be the cost of 134 yards of the same quality silk 21 inches wide. ? 1. Parse the pronouns and prepositions in the following:

“ With joy unfeign'd brothers and sisters meet,

An' each for other's welfare kindly spiers :
Each tells the uncos that he seos or hears;

The parents, partial, eye their hopeful years.”—BURNS. 2. Name the interrogative pronouns, and state which of them are used both substantively and adjectively, and which only substantively; give examples.

3. Of prepositions some are simple ; some compound, or derivative. Give examples of each ; and, if you can, show from what words the compound prepositions are made up.

1. Draw a map of Scotland to the south of the Firths of Forth and Clyde, showing the chief ranges of hills, the courses of the principal rivers, the coast-line, and chief towns.

2. Name the chief rivers which rise in the Alps; and describe their courses. 3. Name the cbief seaports on the Mediterranean, and


you know about each of them.

1. Write down the names and dates of our kings from Canute to William I.

2. How many kings named Henry have sat on the throne ? Give their dates and mention their immediate successors.

3. Make a list of our sovereigns from 1702 to the present time, with the dates of their accession,

Write from memory the substance of the passage read to you by the Inspector.

Pupil TEACHERS AT END OF Second YEAR.—Males.--1. Find simple interest on £976 10s. for a year and a quarter at 3.1 per cent. per annum.

2. A barrel of beer (36 gallons) lost, by leakage, 8 per cent. How many pints of beer were left in the cask ?

3. A sum of money was lent on the 10th of September, and by the 2nd of November the interest, at 4 per cent. per annum, amounted to £1 Os. 8d. What was the sum lent ?

4. If, in 2 years and 63 days, the simple interest on £325 is £24 14s. 34 d. what is the rate per cent. per annam ?

5. If an Exchequer bill for £1,000 bears interest at the rate of 2s. a day, what is the interest per cent. per annum on the bill ?

FEMALES.-1. Reduce to the least common denominator 4, io, l'a, it,

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2. Multiply the sum of 3}, 43, and 4, by the difference of 79 and 5%; and divide the product by the sum of 943 and 41.

3. If a yard of lace cost £128, what will 1615 yards cost? 4. If šof a ship be worth £3,740, what is the value of the whole ?

1. “ The merry part of mankind are very amiable, whilst they diffuse a cheerfulness through conversation at proper seasons; but, on the contrary, they are a great grievance to society when they infect every discourse with insipid mirth, and turn into ridicule such subjects as are not suited to it.”-ADDISON.

(a) Point out the conjunctions in the above, and say to which class of conjunctions each belongs.

(6) Parse the words in italics.
(c) Analyse the adverbial and adjectival sentences in the above.

2. Show, by examples, that the words since, but, and except may be sometimes conjunctions and sometimes prepositions.

1. Name the chief rivers which rise in the Alps, and describe their courses.

2. Draw a full map of our possessions in South Africa and the countries bordering on them.

3. Give notes of a lesson on “the physical features, climate, productions, inhabitants, and history of Jamaica."

1. How came a Roman Emperor to be proclaimed in York A. D. 306? Who was he, and how connected with Britain ?

2. Who was Canute ? Into what earldoms did he divide this kingdom?

3. In the thirteenth century what part was taken by Cardinal Langton in securing English freedom

1. Define straight line, plane, superficies, obtuse angle, circle, regular polygon, parallel straight lines, axiom.

2. If two angles of a triangle be equal to each other, the sides also which subtend, or are opposite to, the equal angles shall be equal to one another.

3. If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the other, each to each, but the angle contained by the two sides of one of them greater than the angle contained by the two equal equal to them of the other; the base of that which has the greater angle shall be greater than the base of the other.

Popil TEACHERS AT End of Third AND FOURTH YEARS.- MALES.—1. How much tea at 4s. 9d. a lb. must I give for a cwt. and a quarter of sugar at 9 d. a lb. in order to gain 5 per cent by the exchange?

2. If an ounce of wrought silver be worth 58. what percentage of 1 lb. troy should be the weight of a cup for which I am asked to pay £2 16s. 6 d.?

3. If, by laying out £2, 190 in 31 per Cents. I can get an income of £96 16s. 80. per annum, what is the price of the Stock per cent. ?

4. If £3,500 were invested in 34 per Cents. at 98, what income would be derived from the investment per month, supposing interest to be paid monthly ?



5. The standard silver coin of this realm is made of a metal of which 92:5

per cent. is pure silver, and the rest alloy. Out of 1 lb. troy of this mixed metal are coined 66s. What, then, is the value at the Mint of an oz. of standard silver, and what of an oz. of pure silver, and what quantity of alloy is there in a 58. piece ?

FEMALES.-1. If 10 cannon, which fire 3 rounds in 5 minutes, kill 270 men in 13 hours, how many cannon which fire 5 rounds in 6 minutes will kill 500 men in one hour at the same rate ?

2. What are the values of .203125 qrs., and ·73625 bush. of corn ? 3. Express 12s. 67d., 15s. 9 d., and £4 13s. 4 d. as decimals of £1. 4. Required the exact value of .75 of 6s. 8d. - 1.84375 of 4s. + 3.9796 of 2s.

1. What is the derivation of the word transitive, and how is the derivation connected with the use of the words transitive, intransitive, in grammar ?

2. “When I came to my castle I fled into it like one pursued; whether I went over by the ladder or went in at the hole which I called a door, I cannot remember; no, nor could I remember the next morning; for never frightened hare fled to cover, or fox to earth, with more terror of mind than I to this retreat."-DEFOE.

(a) Analyse the above passage from “When I came" to "next morning." (6) Parse the words in italics.

1. Draw a full map of our possessions in South Africa, and the countries bordering on them.

2. Give full notes of a lesson The River Jordan,"

1. Who was the mother of Henry VII., and what title did he bear before he ascended the throne ?

2. There have been four Queens Regent in England; give their names, parentage, and dates, and sketch the character of one of them.

3. What led to the declaration of the American Independence in 1776?

Write from memory the substance of the passage read to you by the Inspector.

1. Straight lines which are parallel to the same straight line are parallel to each other.

2. Describe a parallelogram equal to a given square, and having an angle equal to half a right angle.

3. Equal triangles upon equal bases in the same straight line and towards the same parts are between the same parallels.

1. Multiply - 2007 + 40% — yo by 3y - 2y + 4%, and divide-91a3b22, by-136x3.

85 (20a+ + a? – 1) 2. Reduce to lowest terms

102 (25a+ + 5a3 1) 2. Solve the equations

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3 PUPIL TEACHERS AT END OF FOURTH AND FIFTH YEARS.—MALES-1. If bar iron which costs in making £41 13s. 4d. per ton be sold at a loss of 5% per cent., what price did it fetch per cwt. ?

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2. I invest £18,150 in 3 per Cents. at 90, and on their rising to 91 transfer my money to 31 per Cents. at 971; what increase do I make thereby in my annual income ?

3. What would be the purchase-money of a row of houses producing a rental of £3,228 3s. 4d. at the rate of 80 per cent ?

4. Find the true present worth of, and discount on, £226 ls. 11d. due 7 months hence, at 4 per cent.

5. “The standard gold coin of this realm is made of a metal of which 22 parts in 24 are puro gold, and 2 parts alloy. From a pound troy of this metal are coined 462% sovereigns.” What is the value per oz. of (a) standard gold, and (b) pure gold, at the Mint? and what percentage of the latter is the former ?

FEMALES.—1. To what sum will £725 accumulate in 4 years at 5 per cent. compound interest ?

2. A man and a boy working together can do -61 of a piece of work in 2 days; the man working by himself could have done the work in 4 days; how many days will it take the boy working by himself to do it?

3. How many heifers must a person buy at £8 10s. each, so that, after allowing 3s. 8d. for the food of each for a week, he may then, by selling each of the lot at £9 4s. 7d., gain £13 2s. 5d. ?

4. What fraction of 1 of 11 qrs. 5 bus. 2 pks. is equal to şof 9 qrs. 1 bus. 1 pk. ?

1. Are Anglo-Saxon and English different languages; or what is their relation to one another?

2. “The Batavian territory, conquered from the waves and defended against them by human art, was in extent little superior to the principality of Wales; but all that narrow space was a busy and populous hive, in which new wealth was every day created, and in which vast masses of old wealth were hoarded."-MACAULAY.

(a) How many different sentences are contained in the above? assign each to its proper class.

(6) Parse the words in italics.

3. When should the word “the” be considered as an adverb? Give instances.

1. Give full notes of a lesson on “The River Jordan."

2. Describe fully the Arctic Ocean, and the seas, bays, gulfs, and straits connected with it.

Draw a map to illustrate one of your answers.

1. How many of our kings have borne the name of Edward ? Give their dates, and sketch the character of one of them.

2. When, where, and between what nations were the battles of the Nile and Trafalgar fought ? Why were they of great importance to England ?

3. Explain the meaning and importance of the parliamentary principle, No supplies before redress of grievances.

Describe any interesting scene you have witnessed, or excursion you have made, in your last holidays.

1. Bisect a triangle by a line drawn through a given point in one of the sides.

2. If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the rectangles

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