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ENGLAND.

PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.-Christmas, 1863.

TUESDAY, December 15th.-Morning, 10} to 12.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION.

Examiner-C. P. MASON, Esq., B.A.

1. What deficiencies and what superfluities are there in the English alphabet ?

2. Define proper noun, abstract noun, and collective noun.

3. What adjectives in English admit of inflection, and to what extent?

4. Make lists of the substantive pronouns, and of the so-called adjective pronouns.

5. Define active voice, passive voice, subjunctive mood.

6. Write out the first person singular of every tense, active and passive, of the verb strike.

7. Write out at full length four of the commonest defective verbs.

8. Give six examples illustrating how the same word is sometimes a preposition and sometimes an adverb.

9. Give examples of six prefixes and of six suffixes of Latin origin.

10. Parse : “I am not sure that that is the book that I lent to your brother."

11. Analyse the following sentence; that is, specify the subject and predicate of the principal clause, and the various adjuncts that enlarge or complete the ideas expressed by these ; treating the subordinate clauses in like manner :

When from the pallid sky the sun descends
With many a spot, that o'er his glaring orb
Uncertain wanders, stained, red fiery streaks
Begin to flush around: the reeling clouds
Stagger with dizzy poise, as doubting yet

Which master to obey.' 12. Give a short account of any one of the following writers, with a list of his principal works :-Milton, Lord Bacon, Pope, Cowper, Thomson.

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PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.

--Christmas, 1863.

TUESDAY, December 15th.-Morning, 12 to 1}.

GEOGRAPHY. Examiner-W. MOLEOD, Esq., F.R.G.S., F.A.S.L. [N.B.- Only six of the following Questions are required to be answered. Any six may be

selected by the Candidate.]

1. Name all the counties of England that are washed by the Irish Sea and by the Bristol Channel. Give the chief town of each county, the river on which it stands, and the trade or manufacture for which each is noted.

2. Name in regular order the principal trading ports on the east of Scotland, and on the south of Ireland; state the position of each, and describe, as fully as possible, any three of these ports.

3. Describe the course of the Thames, of the Rhine, and of the Vistula, mentioning the chief towns on their banks, and the chief tributaries they receive.

4. With respect to the places named below, give the following particulars :-(i.) The county to which each town belongs. (ii.) The river, bay, &c., on which each is situated. (iii.) The trade, manufacture, &c., for which each is noted. (iv.) The meaning of each name: Exeter, Portsmouth, Bath, Lewes, Winchester, Ipswich, Dorchester, Dublin, Stafford, Aberdeen.

5. Describe the climate of Scotland and that of Ireland. Why are the winters in Scotland mild ? and to what causes can we attribute the humidity of the climate of Ireland ?

6. What are the productions and chief exports of France and of Denmark ? Describe geographically the position of Lyons, Strasbourg, Rouen, Bordeaux, Altona, Copenhagen ; and state for what these places are noted.

7. Describe Turkey or Italy in the following order :-(i.) Boundaries. (ii.) Surface. (ii.) Rivers. (iv.) Chief towns. (v.) Manufactures, trade, &c. (vi.) Exports. (vii.) Government.

8. Mention the chief mountain ranges of Europe, stating the countries through which they pass, their principal peaks, direction, and most striking physical features.

9. Of the countries of Europe that lie wholly or in part between 50° and 60° of N. Latitude, state:-(i.) The name of each country. (ii.) The capital or chief town. (iii.) The principal sea-ports. (iv.) The most important articles of export.

10. Give the meaning and the etymology of each of the following names of places, &c.:-(i.) Petersburg. (ii.) Altona. (iii.) Cologne. (iv.) Zuyder Zee. (v.) Zealand. (vi.) Amsterdam. (vii.) Frankfort. (viii.) Coblentz. (ix.) Piedmont. (x.) Naples. (xi.) Gibraltar. (xii.) Oporto.

ENGLAND.

PRELIMINARY GENERAL EXAMINATION.- Christmas, 1863.

TUESDAY, December 15th. Afternoon, 2} to 4).

ARITHMETIC.

Examiner-Rev. T. J. POTTER, M.A.

1. Find the value of 1259 farthings, 539 pence, and 657 fourpenny pieces.

o twis m 2. Reduce 127 scruples to Troy weight. 5.5.5

3. A manufacturer, who employs a certain number of men at 308. a week, and 45 boys at 58. 3d. a week, pays £199. 6s. 3d. in weekly wages; how many men does he employ ?

125 4. Reduce 13 miles 5 furlongs 16 yards to feet. A carriage 71988 wheel, the circumference of which is 12 feet, is observed to make 66 revolutions in one minute; find the rate per hour at which the g mily carriage is moving.

5. Add together 13, 15, do 1. A line, an inch in length, is 21oo divided into 19 equal parts, and also into 20; what fraction of an inch is the distance between the fifth of the former and the fifth wiring of the latter divisions ?

6. Reduce to a simple fraction 15 of 135 of 2

7. The weights of equal volumes of aluminium and of silver are as 2 to 10, and the values of equal weights as 3 to 64; compare the values of equal volumes.

8. Add together ·465, 317, and 5-4; and multiply the sum by bw. 100.

9. Multiply 15:48 by •125, and divide 27.569 by .00275. 1.93577

10. Reduce ·0031 and 59 to vulgar fractions; multiply the fractions together, and reduce the product to a decimal. Hence prove the rule for pointing in multiplication of decimals.

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