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ENGLAND.

PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.-Midsummer, 1865.

WEDNESDAY, June 21st.- Afternoon, 41 to 6.

FRENCH.

Examiner.--Mons. STIÈVENARD.

I. Translate into English: Achmet III gouvernait alors l'empire de Turquie : il avait été mis en 1703 sur le trône à la place de son frère Mustapha, par une révolution semblable à celle qui avait donné en Angleterre la couronne de Jacques II à son gendre Guillaume. Mustapha, gouverné par son muphti, que les Turcs abhorraient, souleva contre lui tout l'empire; son armée, avec laquelle il comptait punir les mécontents, se joignit à eux : il fut pris, déposé en cérémonie, et son frère tiré du sérail pour devenir sultan, sans qu'il y eût presque une goutte de sang de répandue. Achmet renferma le sultan déposé dans le sérail de Constantinople, où il vécut encore quelques années, au grand étonnement de la Turquie, accoutumée à voir la mort de ses princes suivre toujours leur détrônement.— VOLTAIRE.

II. Grammatical Questions. 1. Parse the above words in italics, giving the primitive tenses of the verbs.

2. Write in full the above date (1703), and give the rules for the words mille, cent, vingt.

3. Translate the following expressions :-Five francs a bottle. Three shillings a day. A marble table. Twice a week.

4. Write the plural of the following words :-chou-fleur, gentilhomme, arc-en-ciel, chef-d'oeuvre.

5. When are the ordinal numbers in English translated by the cardinal numbers in French ? Give examples.

6. In what mood and tense should you put the verb following falloir ? Give examples.

7. Translate into French the following idiomatical sentences : I heard from my friend yesterday. Have you heard that report ? Bring your brother with you. He has a spite against me. Let the worst come to the worst. What is the matter with

you

? It is fair. Life is at stake. That will never do. Let me hear from you shortly.

ENGLAND.

PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.- Midsummer, 1865.

WEDNESDAY, June 21st.-Afternoon, 3 to 45.

ALGEBRA.

Examiner, REV. T. J. POTTER, M.A.

1. If a = 2, b -3, c= 0, find the value of (i.) 3 4a— 5 /3a-6 + 74a2 +5%.

a272 (ii.) abc +

2. From 2 (a-6) 2 - 3 (a+b) y take 3 (a+b)x + 2 (a-b) y,

3. Multiply 5x8—4x2 + 6x +3 by 3x–5.

4 4. Divide 3626 +

3

by 120c2 +4.

[blocks in formation]

5. Find the Least Common Multiple of

3a%-5a +2 and 40%+a-5.

523-402 +11 6. Reduce

to a mixed fraction.

(.e.the.pa-sa-ngat

2+3

7. Extract the cube root of 27203 - 540% +36x–8.

8. Solve the equations :

(i.) 6(x-4) – 7(+3) = 2 (3-1) - 64.

(i.) /3x+7 = (3x+1. 9. At what time between 5 and 6 o'clock are the minute and hour hands exactly together.

10. Show that x2 + y2 is > 2xy, except when a = y. Hence divide a given number into two parts so that the sum of the squares of the parts shall be the least possible.

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