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ENGLAND.

PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.—Christmas, 1867.

Tuesday, December 17th.-Morning, 10% to 12.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION.

1. Analyse (without parsing) the following passage :

“Know thou this truth (enough for man to know):

Virtue alone is happiness below.” 2. At what four periods were words of Latin origin introduced into the English Language ?

3. In what respects is the English alphabet defective ?

4. Define gender. How are distinctions of gender conveyed in English ?

5. Define a pronoun. Give the reflexive and demonstrative pronouns.

6. Distinguish between cardinal and ordinal numbers.

7. Define mood, tense, voice, in the case of verbs.

8. Give the simple parts (perfect tense and past participle) of these verbs : steal, write, hew, freeze, ride.

9. Explain distinctly the meaning of an objective and a subjective (or attributive) genitive.

10. Correct, if wrong, the following sentences (giving the reasons for your corrections) :-He and she is wrong. This is better, or as good as that.

11. Write a short essay on the “Steam Engine,” or Photography;" or describe " Cricket," or "Football."

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ENGLAND

PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.—Christmas, 1867.

TUESDAY, December 17th.-Morning, 12 to 1}.

GEOGRAPHY. [N.B.-Only six of the following Questions are required to be answered. Any siz may be

selected by the Candidate.]

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1. Give the boundaries of Europe, mentioning the principal capes and promontories.

2. Trace, from their source to the sea, the rivers Thames and Severn, and state what towns are situated on them, and what the towns are remarkable for.

3. What are the chief towns of Austria ? On what rivers are they ? 4. A

person makes a coasting voyage from Gibraltar to Civita Vecchia ; briefly describe the coast he passes by.

5. Which are the great lakes of Europe : describe them briefly, and mention the rivers that flow through them, with any

remarkable towns near them ?

6. Name the mountain ranges of Scotland; mention the highest peaks, and where situate.

7. What are the principal manufactures of England ?

8. Mention, with their chief towns, the counties that lie on the borders of Wales.

9. Name eight of the more important towns in the United Kingdom, and state also your reason for mentioning them. 10. Give a brief account of six [only] of the following: (i.) Basle. (v.) Messina.

(ix.) Troyes. (ü.) Odessa.

(vi.) Exeter. (x.) Peebles. (ii.) Königsberg. (vii.) Hecla. (xi.) Riga. (iv.) Oporto. (viii.) Maelstrom. (xii.) Mullingar.

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ENGLAND.

PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.

-Christmas, 1867.

TUESDAY, December 17th.- Afternoon, 22 to 4.

ARITHMETIC.

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1. Subtract Fifty thousand and seven from Five millions geventy thousand and seventy. Multiply the result by Fourteen thousand and eighty.

2. Divide 32457894 by 288, (1) by the method of long division, (12You (2) by the repeated use of that of short division, giving in each case the remainder exactly in the form of a fraction.

3. Explain the common system of Notation; and show that while, if I place cyphers to the right of any number, I affect its value, cyphers placed to the left leave it unaltered.

4. What fraction of a guinea is į of of 11 of 33 of 247 of; £3. 2s. 6d. ?

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5. When is a decimal said to be recurring? Find the value of
2:3 and of 3.54 in the form of a vulgar fraction.
6. Reduce 3} (2}+3) to the form of a decimal; and tho

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decimal •000364 of a furlong to that of an inch.

7. A railway cutting, for the distance of a quarter of a mile, is
28 feet wide. Its average depth is 17 feet. How many cubic2327
yards of earth were taken out of it ?

brychle 8. A certain medical student's books cost him on an average 28. 6d. a week, and his cigars 58. 6d. a week. Determine the relative proportion of these two items of his expenditure, and their yearly difference.

9. A gardener rolls a quarter of an acre of grass in 22 minutes, his roller being 2 ft. 9 in. wide. At the rate of how many miles an hour does he draw the roller?

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