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(Give the answer to the last of the three in decimals to four places.)

5. What must be the sum insured at 4i per cent on goods worth £1,910, so that, in case of loss, the worth of the goods and the premium may be rec vered ?

FEMALES.-1. Simplify


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IT 2. Find the value of £3g of £2 ios. 2d. + li of 14 halfcrowns.

3. A man earns 16zs, a week; what ought he to earn in 5? lunar months.

4. of a draper's stock was destroyed by fire, 1 of the remainder was injured by water; he sold the uninjured goods at cost price, and the injured goods at half cost price, and realised £225. What did he lose by the fire ?

Grammar.-1. (a) Point out and parse all the participles in the following, and show (from the examples here given) that participles partake of the nature both of verbs and of adjectives :

"All shod with steel
We hissed along the polished ice, in games
Confederate, imitative of the chase
And woodland pleasures-the resounding horn,

The pack loud chiming, and the hunted hare."-WORDSWORTH. (6) Prove that there is only one sentence in the above. (c) Point out the extension of the predicate that occurs in it. Geography.1. Give“ Notes of a Lesson ” to a Second Standard on “Day and Night,” showing how you would explain and illustrate(a) The general cause. (6) The reasons for the different amount of light and darkness at different times of the year.

2. Draw a full map of the eastern coast-line of British North America. 3. Describe fully the Island of Ceylon.

One hour allowed for Females.
Two hours and a half allowed for Males.

History. FEMALES.- :-1. Describe Egbert's original kingdom, and explain why he is called first king of England ?

2. When did London become the capital of England ? Which was the old capital, and why was the change made?

3. What parties contended at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross, and with what result ?

Composition—Write full notes of a lesson on the months of the year.

Euclid.—[All generally understood abbreviations or symbols for words may be used, but not symbols of operations, such as,,*.]

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1. Euclid I. 5.

2. Euclid I. 20. 3. Through a given point D draw a line cutting off equal parts from two given lines AB, AC.

Three hours and a half allowed.

Arithmetic. MALES.-1. A parish containing 2,456 acres is rated at 8d. in the £ on of the actual value of the rental of £3,837 ios. What is the average charge per acre ?

2. If I cwt. of an article cost £7, at what price per lb. must it be sold in order to gain 10 per cent of the outlay ?

3. What percentage of 4 yards is '00003551136 of a mile ?

4. Find the difference between the amount at compound interest of £1,200 at 10 per cent. (interest paid half-yearly) for iş years, and the amount of the same sum at simple interest at the same rate for 4 years ?

5. What income will be derived from £2,000 if ? of it be invested in 3 per cents. at 98, and the remainder in 3) per cents. at


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) 1} of 4 to a decimal.

FEMALES.-1. Divide 70619 by '0019 and multiply the quotient by of '0001 1569. 2. Reduce

X 3. A woman has a certain number of eggs : she sells •3 of the number and i more to one person, •3 of the remainder to a second person, '5 of the remaindor to a third person ; after these sales she had 15 eggs left. How many had she at first?

4. At an examination •375 of the children were examined in history, '3 in arithmetic, '2083 in grammar, and the remainder, 12 in number, in reading. Find the number of children in the school. Grammar.-1. Good people, every man at time of death

Would fain set forth some saying that may live
After his death, and better human-kind;
For death gives life's last word a power to live,
And, like the stone-cut epitaph, remain
After the vanished voice, and speak to men,'

TENNYSON, (a) Point out the verbs in the infinitive mood in the above ; and show why an infinitive mood cannot form a predicate.

(6) Point out a verb in the potential, and one in the subjunctive mood in the above passage ; or if you have been taught that there are no such moods in English, give your reason for this view. 2. What Latin prepositions can enter into the composition of the following words :-Supplant, support, substitute, suffice, differ, distract. Trace, 'if you can, the meaning of the preposition in each word.


Geography.-1. Give notes of a lesson to a Second Standard, on day and night ; showing how you would explain and illustrate(a) The general cause; (6) The reasons for the different amount of light and darkness at different times of the year.

2. Give a full account of the Turkish Empire, under these heads(a) Boundaries and coast-line ; (6) Mountains and rivers ; (c) Races who inhabit it; (d) Independent or “vassal" States, paying tribute to the Sultan. 3. Describe fully, or as far as it is known, the basin of the Nile.

One hour allowed for Females.

Two hours and a half allowed for Males. History.-1. What was the Bloody Statute of 1539? What parties were persecuted under it?

2. How was William III. related to Charles I.? Compare the characters of the two.

3. When and under what circumstances was the battle of Waterloo fought?

Composition.Write from memory the substance of the passage read to you by the Inspector.

A pair of fly-catchers built their nest lately in a corner of my bed-room window. The nest was sheltered from the rays of the forenoon and noontide sun by a projection of a part of the house ; but when he came round to three or four o'clock in the afternoon on a clear day, his warm beams shone right against the corner where the nest was placed, to the great distress of the poor little nestlings. One warm afternoon the young ones were panting with open bills from the great heat. Judge my surprise and pleasure to see one of the old birds, the female probably, seated on the sunward side of the nest, stretching over her young with wings a little extended, to shield and protect them, and apparently, from her open mou:h, suffering as much or more than themselves. Here she would continue till the sun got lower.

Euclid.-1. If the straight line bisecting the angles at the base of an isosceles triangle be produced to meet, show that they will contain an angle equal to an exterior angle at the base of the triangle.

2. Euclid I, 29. 3. Euclid I. 40.
Algebra.-1. Find the value of N (V.x* +y + xy) - I

y2 ?

when x=3, y=4.

2. Divide x2 + y2 + 1 - 2y+2x – 2xy by x - y + 1, and find when x2 + ax+b is exactly divisible by x+y. 3. Solve the equations : 42 35

IO.X + 3

4.2 + II

= 215
- 3
7.3* – I

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Three hours and a half allowed.

Arithmetic. MALES.-1. A speculator invests £ 4,800 in 4 per cents. at 80, and at the end of each year invests the dividend due in the same stock. If the funds remain at 80 for 3 years, find-his dividend at the end of the third year.

2. A grocer buys 367 cwt. of sugar at £i 195. 10 d. per cwt., and mixes it with 1,161 cwt. at £2 2s. 6 d. per cwt. ; at what price per Ib. should he sell the mixture to gain a profit of 12 per cent.?

3. Out of £4 7s. 6d., 33-3 per cent. is paid to A, 14285714 per cent. to B; after this •36 of the remainder is paid to A, and the rest to B. State the sums received respectively by A and B.

4. I sell out of the 3 per cents. at 96, and invest the money in 5 per cent stock, increasing my income thereby 50 per cent. Find the price of the stock.

5. Find the length of the side of a square enclosure, the paving of which cost £27 is. 6d. at 8d. per square yard.

FEMALES. - 1. What sum of money will amount to £256 ros. in 4 years, at 36 per cent. simple interest? 2. A man working 7 hours a day, does a piece of work in 9 days ;

9 how many hours a day must he work to finish it in 41 days ?

3. If a man can reap 3454 square yards in an hour, how long will seven such men take to reap 6 acres ?

4. The percentage of children who are learning to write is 65 in a school of 60 children, and 78 in another school of 70 ; what is the percentage of the two schools together? Grammar.-—" Sometime this world was so steadfast and stable

That man's word was held obligation;
And now it is so false and deceivable
That word and work
Be nothing one ; for turnéd up so down
Is all this world, through meed and wilfulness,
That all is lost for lack of steadfastness.”

CHAUCER.–Ballad sent to King Richard. (a) Give the meaning of the above passage in simple English of the present day. (6) Explain all the old-fashioned words that occur in the passage. (c) Point out any words in the above which show that the English language, as Chaucer used it, was not pure Saxon. (d) Parse the words in italics. (e) Point out and analyse the adverbial sentences in the above.

Geography.-1. Give “Notes of a Lesson” to a Second Standard on “Day and Night," what causes them, and why are they not always of equal length ?

2. What are the chief physical differences between the “Old World” and the “ New World”? Answer as fully as you can.

3. Describe the “Gulf Stream,” its causes and its effects. Draw

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a map of the Gulf of Mexico, and show on it the direction of the stream.

One hour allowed for Females.

Two hours and a half allowed for Males. History.-1. What was Poynings' Law of 1195 ? Explain its object.

2. Among our chief foreign dependencies, show which we have acquired by conquest and which by colonisation.

3. When and where did Napoleon I. die? Explain how he came to be there.

Composition.—Write an Essay on the English Monarchy. Euclid.—[The only abbreviations allowed for the square on ABis “sq. on AB," and for “ the rectangle contained by AB and CD;" "rect. AB, CD.]

1. Find the number of sides in an equiangular polygon which has four angles together equal to seven right angles. 2. Euclid II. 5.

3. Euclid II. 12. Algebra.-1. If ab (c+d-e-f) + cd (e + f-a46) + ef (a+b(d) = 0, then (a–c) (6f) (ed) (a-e) (6d)c-f).

2. Find the G.C.M. of 43—9x2 +26x 24 and 23— 12x2 + 47.2 -60, and resolve it into factors. 3. Solve the equations :(1) 7% + Toy = 149 (2) x+2


+ IIX— 147 +119=0

x + 2 6 1. Give the rules in the following cases : (a) The circumference of a circle being given, to find the diameter. (6) The angle of a sector of a given circle being given, to find its area.

Find the diameter of a circle which is less than the circumference by 10 feet. 2. A railway platform is 54 yards long, 21 yards broad. How many planks does it contain, each being 131 feet long and 113: links wide ?




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TEACHERS' EXAMINATIONS. We first offer to pupil teachers and others a few short hints of a general kind on the manner in which questions should be answered. We hope to return to this subject shortly, and to treat it more at length in these papers.

1. Be careful to fill in the particulars as to name, age, etc., which are asked for at the head of the paper, before commencing your answers to the body of the examination paper.

2. Select the questions which you can answer best, and answer

those first.

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