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PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.—Christmas, 1865.
TUESDAY, December 19th.-Morning, 10% to 12.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION.
Examiner.-A. CREAK, Esq., M.A.
1. Parse the following sentence :- “ By reading we know our Creator, His works, ourselves chiefly, and our fellow-creatures."
2. Analyse, but do not parse, the following passage :-“The unfortunate are loud and loquacious in their complaints, but real happiness is content with its own silent enjoyment.”
3. How many Letters are there in the English Alphabet ? Are
any redundant ? Classify the mutes. 4. What do Adjectives denote? Enumerate and classify those denoting quantity.
5. What is meant by Relative Pronouns ? Enumerate them, and illustrate their use by examples.
6. Define an Affix and a Prefix. Point out the affixes in the following words, and state to what languages they are to be severally referred:-mixture, crisis, redness, wisdom, insolent, logarithmio, homeless, whiten.
7. Define an Impersonal Verb.
8. What is meant by the Imperfect and Pluperfect Tenses ? Is there any difference in meaning between “I wrote a letter,” and “I have written a letter.”
9. Explain and illustrate what is meant by the Extension of the Subject, and the Extension of the Predicate.
10. Write a brief essay on one of the three following subjects: ---(i.) Lord Macaulay. (ii.) The Habits of some English Songbird. (iii.) The Safety Lamp.
PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.
TUESDAY, December 19th.--- Morning, 12 to 1}.
GEOGRAPHY. Examiner.-W. MOLEOD, Esq., F.R.G.S., F.A.S.L., F.C.P. [N.B.– Only six of the following Questions are required to be answered. Any six may be
selected by the Candidate.]
1. In what counties of Great Britain are the Malvern Hills, the Mendip Hills, the Weald, Dartmoor, the Lowther Hills, the Lammermuir Hills, Ben Nevis, Plinlimmon, and Snowdon? v
2. Where are the following towns, and for what are they severally noted :-Dudley, Merthyr-Tydvil, Birkenhead, Aæminster, Walsall, Sheffield, Paisley, Dundee, Scone, Wexford, Limerick, Queenstown? V
3. Enumerate the coal-fields of England and Wales, and give the counties in which they are respectively situated. State also the principal towns for the manufacture of cutlery, plated goods, engines and machinery.
4. Give some account of the following rivers, stating the locality of each, the sea into which it falls, and the most important towns on its banks: --Trent, Severn, Mersey, Forth, Clyde, Liffey.
5. Enumerate the principal manufactures of Scotland, Ireland, France, and Belgium, stating the localities in which they are respectively carried on.
6. Describe Denmark, Prussia, or Italy, in the following order :: (i.) Boundaries. (ii.) Physical aspect. (iii.) Rivers, with chief towns. (iv.) Productions." (v.) Manufactures. (vi.) Government.
7. On a rough outline map of North America, mark the positions of New Orleans, Quebec, New York, (a) Victoria, Mexico, Richmond, (6) New Westminster, (c) Washington, (d) Montreal. Give particulars of (a), (b), (c), and (d).
8. Give the positions, the meanings, and the etymologies of the following names of places, &c.:—Buenos Ayres, Bombay, Tasmania, Anglesea, Cirencester, Stafford, Flamborough, (a) Natal, (6) Nova Scotia, Sahara, (c) Trinidad. Give particulars of (a), (b), and (c).
9. What are the principal articles of export from each of the following countries :-(i.) Australia; (ii.) Canada; (iii.) Jamaica; (iv.) Belize; (v.) New Brunswick; (vi.) Vancouver Island; (vii.) New Zealand; (viii.) Cape Colony; (ix.) Tasmania; (x.) Ceylon ? Describe fully any one of these countries.
10. Explain the geographical terms water-shed, delta, first meridian, archipelago, isthmus, plateau, zone, prairie, savannah, estuary. Give illustrations.
PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.- Christmas, 1865.
TUESDAY, December 19th.- Afternoon, 24 to 4.
1. Multiply £312. 15s. 9d. by 75, and prove the result by division.
2. Reduce 365 days 5 hours 48 min. 48 sec. to seconds.
3. Find the Greatest Common Measure of 2091 and 5457; and reduce 62.73. to its lowest terms.
4. Find the sum of 3 of 43, 21%, and 6.
5. If 12 men can perform a piece of work in 10 days, in how many days will 25 men finish it, each working at the same rate
per diem ?
6. Convert the circulating decimal -37481 into a vulgar fraction in its lowest terms; and reduce it to a decimal.
7. Find (by Practice) the value of 25 cwt. 2 qrs. 14 lbs. at £3. 17s. 6d. per cwt.
8. Find the Simple Interest on £16,904. 7s. 6d. for 8 months, at 31 per cent. per annum.
9. The butcher's bill for a family of 7 persons amounted to £4.16s. 3d. for 5 weeks, when meat was 7 d. per lb. What will it now amount to in a family of 9 persons, for 12 weeks, when meat is 10d. per lb.?
10. What will the commission of a country banker amount to, at per cent., on £63,943. 6s. 8d.?
11. How many ounces of silver, at 5s. 6d. per ounce, are equivalent to 4 oz. 8 dwts. of gold, at £3. 178. 10 d. per oz. ?