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JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIPS, 1851.

CROMBIE'S ETYMOLOGY AND SYNTAX, PART II.

Morning Paper.

1. Give rules for prefixing or rejecting the article in the phrases subjoined

A man considered as a moral being may be defined to be the responsible animal.”

“Whoever has power abuses it: every page of history proves the fact : -individual, body, the people,—it is all the same,-power is abused.”

“More I try, less I succeed.”
2. In what cases does the verb precede its nominative case ?

3. Certain nouns of the singular form, require sometimes a plural, sometimes a singular, verb.

Why is this? Give an example.

4. Priestley contends for the expression, “ He is greater than me,” in preference to “ greater than I.” Explain his reasons, and Crombie's answer to them.

5. Adverbs have sometimes an article (definite or indefinite) prefixed to them. State the reasons and give examples of the above usage.

6. With what cases are interjections joined ?
7. What is necessary to form a complete sentence ?
In punctuation how does the colon differ from the period ?
8. Name the different members of the following sentence.

"Though for no other cause, yet for this; that posterity may know we have not loosely through silence permitted things to pass away as in a dream, there shall be for men's information extant thus much concerning the present state of the church established amongst us, and their careful endeavour which would have upheld the same.”

9. The relative agrees with its antecedent in what particulars ? Point out the antecedents to this and it in the subjoined.

"The more methods there are in a state for acquiring riches without industry or merit, the less will there be of either in that state ; this is as evident, as the ruin which attends it.

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CROMBIE'S ETYMOLOGY AND SYNTAX PART II.

Afternoon Paper.

1. Point out the distinction between the following expressions. A dark, scowling, infernal face appeared.

Hither came a dark, a scowling, an infernal face,
Son his landing few espoused his cause.

On his landing a few espoused his cause.
He came late.

He came lately.
When I heard his speech.
When I heard of his speech.
If we do good we shall do well, but how few that do well do good!

2. When the relative who refers to personal pronoun as its antecedent, explain the difference of meaning according as the verb is in the first or third person.

Example. “I am he who commands you, or command you."

3. Under what circumstances do intransitive verbs govern the objective case ?

4. When would you employ the subjunctive or conditional mood after a conjunction ?

5. Certain prepositions only follow particular verbs and nouns. What prepositions may follow the verb “to start," and the adjective “disappointed," and what is the meaning of the resulting phrases ?

6. Briefly correct if necessary the subjoined sentences.

The messenger came and told Brutus that his son has just died; and that he therefore cannot perform the sacrifice.

In consequence of the inundation the price of corn rose too much, and the people suffered great distress.

By this a Newton, a Lagrange, a Laplace were famous in their age.

Troubridge having run aground, signalised to the other ships to warn them of the danger.

In this eminent danger these first principals of defence were neglected : but the governor, when the matter was investigated, ingeniously confessed his error, and saved the rest from disgrace.

“ When he inquired, Will I wait on you? I answered. By no means, I shall not allow it.”

Andrien pleaded earnestly that he had no right to be hanged as a spy when he had merely obeyed the instructions of his general.

That we are capable of forming to ourselves an imperfect idea even of the infinite mind is, I think, a strong presumption of our own immortality.

" Happily to me I had retreated back from the edge of the cliff.

“ The victories of Hannibal at land contrasted with those of the consul's on sea left little absolute advantage on either side.”

7. Modernise the following. “ That which hath been ordained ill at the first, may wear out that evil in tract of time, and then what doth let but that the use thereof may stand without offence ?

“ Alcidamas the sophister hath many notable arguments to prove that voluntary and extemporal far excelleth premeditated speech.”

HISTORY : STEWART'S BENGAL.

Morning Paper. 1. The date, and most remarkable circumstances of the first conquest of Bengal by the Mohammedans.

A brief account of the last expedition of the conqueror.

2. The slave viceroys of Bengal originally purchased by Altumsh and Bulbun (Balin), with the date and particulars of the revolt of the last of them.

The policy of promoting foreign slaves to the highest offices.

3. The date of the accession of the first of the independent Mohammedan Kings of Bengal; with that of the expulsion of the last of them.

What King introduced African slaves into Bengal ?

The names of those who mounted the throne. By whom were they finally driven from the country; and where, and under what name, did they afterwards settle ?

5. The circumstances and date of the death of the last of the Affghan Kings.

In what respects did the government of the Affghans resemble the Feudal system of Western Europe ?

6. An outline of the services performed by the Rajahs Todermul and Mān Sing.

7. The name and situation of the ancient capital of Bengal.

The dates, and circumstances of the removal of the seat of Government to the following cities, viz. Gour.

Rajmahel.
Tondah, or Tonra.

Dacca.

Moorshedabad. 8. A brief account of the expiring effort made by the Affghans to recover superiority in Bengal, with its date.

Who ruled at Dacca at the time?

Afternoon Paper.

1. The dates and particulars of two remarkable occasions on which the East India Company were indebted to British Medical Officers for privileges obtained by them; with the nature of the privileges.

2. The dates of the establishment in Bengal of the Portuguese, the French, the Danes, and the Dutch; and the localities selected by them respectively.

3. When, and by what Viceroy, was Chittagong attached to Bengal? Whence did the expedition for its conquest set out?

4. The object of the deputation of Sir William Norris to the Court of Aurungzebe: and the result of the mission.

Trace the route pursued by him, after landing, to the Emperor's camp.

5. The changes introduced by Moorshed Kooly Khan in the collection of the revenue.

What sum did he annually remit to Delhi after paying all the expenses of his government ?

6. The date of the accession, and that of the death of Ali Verdy Khan. How was his reign for the most part occupied.

What means of protection against the common enemy did he permit the English to have recourse to ?

7. The principal events which brought on the battle of Plassey; with its immediate consequences.

8. Does Stewart's History represent the life and action of a nation? For the most part do glorious actions adorn, or great crimes stain its pages? Select from it those facts which, in your estimation, are most praiseworthy.

Mathematics.

Morning laper.

ARITHMETIC.

1. Sum up the fractions } + f - * + f and reduce each fraction to its corresponding decimal fraction. 2. How many cubic feet are there contained in a ship cabin

feet. inch. whose length is 7 13

breadth 5 5 height 5 113

3. Multiply (1 + ✓– 1) by (1 – ✓= 1).
Divide 16 into two such parts that their product may be = 67.

SIMPLE EQUATIONS. 4. Express the exact times when the hour and minute hands of a watch, will form straight lines between the hours of one and four.

5. Two different kinds of metal, weighing together more than P pounds, one of which is m" times as heavy as water, the other m' times, are to be united and to weigh m times as much as water. How many pounds must be taken from each piece ?

THEORY OF NUMBERS.

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6. Shew that the product of any three consecutive whole numbers is divisible by 6. 7. Prove that when a number is represented in the form n =a

a. &c., it will bave (q — 1) (n − 1) (s – 1) &c. different divisors. By how many numbers is 720 divisible?

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THEORY OF NUMBERS.

Afternoon Paper. 1. Express the common number 70 in the binary scale; and reduce 123,46 of the denary to the duodenary scale.

2. The number 4504511 in the senary is expressed by 170571 in an unknown scale; find it.

Geometry.

3. Shew that similar right-lined figures are in the duplicate ratio of their homologous sides.

4. If from any point O within a triangle ABC there be drawn Oa, Ob, Oc, to the sides, and from the angles Aa', Bb', Cc', be drawn parallel

да ОБ Oc to these; shew that: + +

1 Ad BW Cc 5. Planes to which the same right line is perpendicular are parallel to each other.

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