ENGLAND, PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.- Midsummer, 1863. TUESDAY, July 14th.-Afternoon, 2} to 4}. ARITHMETIC. Examiner-W. J, REYNOLDS, Esq., M.A. a 1. A qnantity of gold was cast into 87 ingots of equal size, each weighing 65 oz. 12 dwts. 9 grs. How much did the gold weighi? 2. A sum of 20751, was to be divided equally among a number of persons; but 741. 15s. 9d. of the money was spent in legal disputes about it, consequently each claimant received only 761. 18s. 7 d. How many claimants were there? 3. A sum of 67331. 6s. 8d. yields an annual income of 4291. 5s. What income would be yielded by 27,775l. similarly invested ? 4. In French money 1 franc (or 100 centimes) is equivalent to 9 d. English, when silver is at 58. the ounce. What sum of French money is equivalent to 2621. 185.74d., when silver is worth 5s. 11d. the ounce ? 5. Find the value of 3061 cwt. 2 qrs. 15 lbs. at 71. 10s. 9d. per cwt. 6. A capitalist invests 1010641. in buying Six per Cent. Stock at 110: How much Stock must he sell out of Consols (which are 3 per cent.) at 91% to provide money enough to pay for the other Stock ? How much more does he get per cent. per annum for his money by the latter investment than by Consols, iť he originally bought these at 90 ? 7. Of the following fractions of a mile 34, 35, 1, 1, which is the greatest and which is the least ? What fraction of the sum of the intermediate fractions is the difference between the greatest and the least ? Prove that the difference of length between the distance expressed by the fraction thus formed and the tenth part of a mile, is between 2 and 3 feet. 8. Reduce 25 and 24 to decimal fractions, and 8.925 and 1.585 to vulgar fractions in their lowest terins. 9. Multiply 7.0707 by 5.00505005. Also multiply 7.07 by 5.005. Divide 6.497 by .0089, and also divide 6.497 by 7300. 10. Find the Greatest Common Measure of 9640, 6025, and 1205. A mass consists of several spheres of equal size, composed of four different materials A, B, C, D, (each particular sphere being composed of one only of these materials). The specific gravities of B, C, and D, when A is the standard, are respectively 6, 14, 16. The percentage by weight of each material which enters into the composition of the mass is (as nearly as it can be expressed with three places of decimals)— A, 6.025; B, 57.84; C, 16:87; D, 19.28. Determine the smallest number of spheres of each kind which could afford this 20 ENGLAND. PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.- Midsummer, 1863. TUESDAY, July 14th. Afternoon, 41 to 6. ENGLISH HISTORY. Examiner-THE REV. W. CURTIS, M.A. 1. From the thousand years commencing A.D. 700 select seven events which stand more prominently forward than all others as leaving their mark on the history of this country. 2. Which of the kings of England succeeded to the throne as minors ? State in every case how the country was governed at the commencement of each minority. 3. Why was it that Henry VII. had more power over his subjects than any of the preceding kings? 4. Show in a tabular form and also state the relationship between the persons named in any two of the following sets :-(1.) Mary I. and Lady Jane Grey. (2.) The Old Pretender and George I. (3.) Stephen and Henry II. (4.) Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth. 5. Narrate the life either of Lord Bacon, or of the Duke of Marlborough, or of Lord Clarendon. Give dates. 6. Assign dates to your events in question (1.), or to the accession of all the kings in the 15th and 16th centuries. 7. Sketch the reign of William and Mary. 8. Give one good fact concerning each of these persons : Hooper, Bishop of Gloucester; Sacheverell; Oliver, Henry, Richard, and Thomas Cromwell; Hugh le Despenser; Thistlewood; Sebastian Cabot ; Ket; Nicholas Brakespear; Sir John Menteith ; John Wilkes; and George Walker. |