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1. Given a=t, b=-3, C=0, find the value of
2. Divide the product of 3-1 and 22-x+1, by x4+x2+1;
1 and 24. by a
3. Find the Least Common Multiple of
9.22 3x - 2, and 3x? 5x – 2.
5. If A and B together can do a piece of work in a days, B and C in 6 days, A and C in c days; in how many days can cach do it separately?
PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.-Midsummer 1861.
MONDAY, June 3rd.-Morning, 101 to 12.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION.
Examiner---J. P. BIDLAKE, Esq., B.A. LOND.
1. Of what do Etymology and Syntax respectively treat ?
2. State the different methods of forming the feminines of nouns; and give examples of each.
3. Give the plural forms of index, brother, penny, die, genius; and state the difference of meaning between them.
4. Explain fully the mode of forming the possessive case.
5. Write the past tenses and past participles of the verbs, be, go, lie, lay, sit, 'work, beseech, begin.
6. From what languages are the following prefixes and suffixes derived, and what do they severally imply?-with-, mis-, ante-, anti-; -trix, -ess, -ster, -ling. Give an example of each. 7. Analyse the following passage, and parse the words in italics :
Within a window'd niche of that high hall
He rushed into the field, and, foremost fighting fell! 8. Write a brief composition on one of the following subjects :
(a.) The progressive development of the English language.
PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.- Midsummer, 1861.
MONDAY, June 3rd.-Morning 12 to 17.
Examiner-W. HUGHES, Esq., F.R.G.S.
[N.B.-Only six of the following questions are to be answered. The Candidate is at liberty
to select any six of them for the purpose.]
1. Enumerate such of the principal rivers of Europe as fall respectively into :
(a.) The Caspian Sea. (d.) The Mediterranean Sea. (6.) The Baltic Sea.
(e.) The North Sea. (c.) The Black Sea.
(f.) The English Channel. 2. State briefly the prominent points in the geography of France, with reference (1st) to natural features, and (2nd) to the names and localities of its chief manufacturing and commercial towns.
3. Sketch the leading physical features of either Italy, Spain, .or Russia. (Do this either by brief description, or by drawing a rough map, as you may prefer.)
4. State some of the characteristic points of difference between the countries of Northern and of Southern Europe, as to climate, vegetation, and the industrial pursuits of their inhabitants.
5. In what countries are Stuttgart, Marsala, Barcelona, Helsingfors, Breslau, Presburg, Ratisbon, Bremen, and Cordova ? Some of them are situated on rivers of importance; in the case of such, name the rivers.
6. Enumerate the chief rivers of the British Islands, in the order of geographical succession, according to the seas into which they fall.
7. Name the chief towns of Great Britain (i. e. England and | Scotland inclusive), which are important seats of the cotton,
woollen, linen, silk, hardware, cutlery, and earthenware manufactures respectively.
8. Name the principal seaports of Great Britain and Ireland. State the county in which each is situated, and the river (if any)