7 Give the derivations of book, protect, adjacent, encamp, pro

jectile, Dublin, Exeter. 8 Put the proper stops to the following passage and explain

it :-“For a man to write-well there are required three necessaries to reade the best authors observe the best

speakers and much exercise of his owne style.” 9 Write the following passage in prose, and parse the words in

the first and second lines :
“ High on a throne of royal state, which far

Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind,
Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand
Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold,
Satan exalted sat.”


1 At what period, and under what circumstances, did the Saxons

become masters of a large part of Britain ? 2 Describe the most important of the Saxon institutions. 3 Name the sovereigns of the house of Stuart, and specify the

principal events in the reign of James II. 4 Trace the causes which led to the quarrel between Charles I.

and his parliament. 5 Describe the “Act of Settlement,” and also the “Habeas

Corpus Act." 6 Mention any of the principal writers upon the English con

stitution, and name their works. 7 Can you name any eminent foreign writers on jurisprudence,

international law, or upon any of the following subjects, viz., history, science, natural history?

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1 Give proofs of the earth's rotundity. 2 Name the rivers upon which the following cities and towns

are situated, Paris, &c. &c.

3 Name the chief commercial ports of Great Britain. 4 Describe the rivers which drain the eastern districts of

England. 5 Mention the exports from the Mediterranean, and the coun

tries from which they respectively come. 6 In what countries are the following cities and towns situated,

and for what are they respectively noted ?—Liege, Ipswich, Hamburg, Bordeaux, Odessa, Belfast, Glasgow,

and Axminster. 7 Describe the county of Middlesex in the following order :

1. Aspect; 2. Rivers ; 3. Market towns ; 4. Manufac

tures, trade, agriculture. 8 Whence do we obtain hides, cochineal, figs, cotton, sulphur,

oil and timber? 9 Describe the physical features, climate and productions of

Holland, Turkey, or Denmark. 10 Name the foreign possessions and dependencies of Great

Britain in Europe. 11 What are the naval stations of England, France and Russia? 12 Assign to their respective counties the following cities or

towns :—Exeter, Ramsgate, Carlisle, Leeds, Dublin,

Nottingham, Paisley and Winchester. 13 Name the towns in which the following manufactures, &c.,

are carried on in England :- Machinery, carpets, silks,

nails, boots and shoes, and hosiery. 14 State what books on the foregoing subjects, or any standard

works in general literature, you have read.


1 Define the following terms :-Quotient, ratio, fraction, pro

portion, multiple. 2 Divide 6751. 18s. 7d. by 354. 3 What sum of money will be required, per week of 7 days ,

to pay 8 companies, each consisting of 95 men, at 1s. 1įd.

a day for each man? 4 What is the cost of 3 cwt. 3 qrs. 3 lbs. of beef, at 415d. a lb.? 5 If gunpowder cost 41. 18s. 6d. a cwt., what is the value of

14 cwt. 2 qrs. 7 lbs.?

6 What is the simple interest of 6751. 188. Od. for 5 years, at

31 per cent. per annum ? 7 Find by practice the value of 4 cwt. 2 qrs. 6 lbs. at 31. 5s. 6d.

a cwt. 8 What ought a loaf to weigh when wheat is at 4s. a bushel,

if, when at 5s. 3d. a bushel, it weighs 2 lbs. 8 ozs.? 9 Add together of 3 guineas, of 5s. 6d., and ļof of 5d. 10 Required the value of .8756 of a pound sterling. 11 What decimal of 8s. 5d. is 8s. 4d. ? 12 The population of a place at one period was 4,780; at another

period 5,002. Required the increase per cent. 13. If a person's estate be worth 1,3841. 16s. Od. a year, and

the land tax be assessed at 2s. 91d. in the pound, what

is his annual net income? 14 Simplify

14 – Ž of 18, and reduce the result to a decimal.

ã of a + 53' 15 At what rate per cent. will 325l. 16s. 8d. amount to

3741. 6s. 0ļd. in 3} years at simple interest?



1 Give an account of Edward I. both before and after he

ascended the throne. 2 Give a sketch of the life and writings of Wyckliffe, and give

some account of the sect of which he was the founder. 3 For what reasons is it important to remember the following

reigns :-Egbert, Alfred, William I., Edward I., Henry

VIII., Charles I., and William III. ? 4 Give an outline of the History of the English Parliament. 5 Where are the following places, and for what are they

remarkable :-Archangel, Christiania, Palermo, Rhodes, Medina, Barcelona, Agra, Surinam, Montevideo, San

Francisco. Preston, and Montreal ? 6 Enumerate the volcanos of Europe and America, and give

some account of the most remarkable eruptions of each.

7 What do you mean by the temperate, frigid, and torrid zones?

State their extent, climate, productions, and inhabitants respectively. Are their limits arbitrary, and, if not, determined by what physical circumstances ?

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3 Multiply 3,4671. 5s. 7 d. by 346. 4 Divide 2,665 miles 2 fur). 31 poles 1 yard by 58. 5 A train is travelling at the rate of 32] miles per l'our; over how

many feet does it pass per second. 6 If 84 men can do a piece of work in two months, how long

will it take 12 men to do the same ? 7. If the carriage of 18 tons 13 cwt. 3 qrs. 14 lbs. cost 18s. 74d.,

what will be the cost of carriage of 256 tons 19 cwt.

26 lbs. ?
8 What fraction of a £ is 7s. 8£d.
9 What is the value of

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of of 51--of is of 3 10 Find by practice the value of 1,389 tons of coal at 11. 13s. 8d.


per ton.

11 What decimal of a pound troy is 16 dwts ?

12 What are the value of -346 of a pound sterling, and of .058

of a year? 13 Multiply 32:47 by .0033. 14 Divide 1.0226816 by .0436. 15 What sum placed out at interest at 4 per cent. would amount

to 5801. in 3 years, (1) allowing simple (2) compound

interest. 16 Divide 350,4961. among 4 persons in the proportion of 3, 7, 9,

and 11. 17 A sum of 2501. 17s. 6d. is transmitted through Paris to New

York. One sovereign English is worth 24 francs 79 cent. at Paris, and 6 francs 20 cent. French are worth 2 dollars 25 cents American. What is the value of the sum at New York in American currency?



Where is St. Helena ?
Name some principal sea-ports in Spain and Portugal.
Which are the principal manufacturing districts in England ?

Into how many zones is the earth divided for the purposes of geography ?

Where is California ?
Name the Channel Islands, and state why they are so called.
What is the meaning of the word “ Antipodes” in Geography?
What are the principal sea-ports of France ?

What are the names of the most southerly points of Africa and America ?

Name half a dozen of the United States.
Where is Sierra Leone, and what is its principal characteristic?

Where is Berwick-upon-Tweed, and for what circumstance is it noticeable ?


HISTORY. Which of the English kings reigned for the longest period ? Who succeeded James II., and how did he acquire the crown?

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