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COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.

- MARCH, 1885.

TUESDAY, March 10th-Afternoon, 3.30 to 5.

ENGLISH HISTORY.
Eraminer – D. NASMITH, LL.B.

PART I. 1. Assign constitutional events to the following dates :—1164, 1215, 1265, 1297, 1376, 1534, 1628, 1689.

2. State in their chronological order, without detail, the chief events in one of the following reigns :-William I., Henry VII., Elizabeth.

3. State what you know of any two of the following events :Lord Lovel's Rebellion, Sir Thomas Wyatt's Rebellion, the Main Plot, the Gunpowder Plot.

4. Give a brief account of one of the following :-(i.) the provisions of the Constitutions of Clarendon, (ii.) the leading provisions of Magna Charta, or (iii.) attempts on the part of English Sovereigns to raise money by unconstitutional means.

5. Give a brief account of any two of the following :-Thomas Cromwell, Drake, Essex, Bacon, Strafford, Clarendon, John Churchill.

6. State what you know (with dates) of events that occurred at any three of the following places :-Evesham, St. Albans, Chalgrove Field, Flodden, St. Vincent, Otterbourne. [N.B.—Each Candidate is expected to answer three, and three only, of the

above.]

PART II. 7. State as concisely as possible the circumstances that led to the overthrow of James II, and the accession of William and Mary.

8. What are the leading provisions of (i.) the Bill of Rights, or (ii.) the Act of Settlement ?

9. When and under what circumstances did Party Government become an English institution ?

10. Give a brief account, with dates, either of the Civil War or of the Indian War in the reign of George II.

COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.

-MARCH, 1885.

TUESDAY, March 10th-Afternoon, 3.30 to 5.

ENGLISH HISTORY.
Examiner-D. NASMITH, LL.B.

[N.B.—No Candidate is expected to answer more than eight questions.]

1. Assign military or naval events to the following dates :1097, 1270, 1284, 1346, 1356, 1415, 1455, 1471, 1558, 1588, 1642, 1648.

2. State, in their chronological order, without detail, the chief events in one of the following reigns :—Henry II., Edward I., Charles I.

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3. Write a short sketch of the life of one of the following per

Edward the Black Prince, Wickliffe, Thomas Cromwell, John Hampden.

4. State briefly the circumstances under which Edward II. or Henry VI. was expelled from the throne.

5. Give a brief account of the Wars of the Roses, or of the Civil War in the reign of Charles I.

6. For what military or naval engagements are the reigns of Mary and Elizabeth respectively celebrated ?

7. State what you know about the trial of Charles I., or that of the Seven Bishops.

8. Write a brief sketch of the life of one of the following: Walpole, Clive, Hastings, Chatham.

9. Give a brief account of the acquisition and loss by the British of territory in the country now known as

“ The United States.'

10. State briefly what you know about Wilkes and No. 45 of the North Briton, or about the Gordon Popery Riots.

COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.

-MARCH, 1885.

TUESDAY, March 10th-Morning, 11 to 1.

ARITHMETIC.
Examiner-THOMAS KIMBER, M.A.

1. The quotient arising from the division of 2338425 by a certain number is 346, and the remainder is 157. Find the divisor.

2. Wbat do you mean by the G. C. M. and the L. C. M. of two numbers ? Show from your definition that the product of the two numbers 72 and 99 is the product of their least common multiple into their greatest common measure. Find the L. C. M. of 12, 16, 21, 52, and 70.

3. Reduce to a common denominator, and arrange in order of magnitude, the following fractions : , , *s, and . 4. Reduce to their simplest forms :

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(i.) {23+5 of

34 *} =17

1 (ii.) 2 x

1 3}+

41 (N.B.—Note very carefully what numbers or fractions are affected by the

several signs.) 5. Reduce and express each result in the form of a vulgar fraction and of a decimal

31-.04 (i.)

; (ii.) (1-3) ($+13).

5-.0625 6. How much water must be added to a cask of 60 gallons of spirit at 12s. 6d. a gallon to reduce the price to 8s. a gallon?

7. The circumference of the earth is 40,000,000 metres, the length of a metre being 39-3709 inches; calculate the diameter of the earth in miles, assuming the ratio of the circumference to its diameter to be 355 : 113.

8. What must be the breadth of a piece of ground whose length is 40} yards, in order that it may be twice as great as another piece of ground whose length is 14 yards, and whose breadth is 131'i yards ?

9. What sum of money will amount to £256. 10s. in 4 years at 3) per cent. Simple Interest ?

10. Which of the two Stocks, the 3 per Cents. at 891 or the 3) per Cents. at 98}, give the largest annual return for the money invested ?

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COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY EX "MINATION.--March, 1885.

TUESDAY, March 10th-Morning, 11 to 1.

ARITHMETIC.
Examiner - Thomas KIMBER, M.A.

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1. Divide 56438971 by 4064, and give a short explanation of the process. (Say, for example, what the first figure in the quotient and the first subtraction really mean, and so on.)

2. Define a common measure and a common multiple of two or more given numbers ; and find the G. C. M. of 475 and 589, also the L. C. M. of 18, 28, 30, and 42.

3. Multiply 37 by 23 ; and is of 3j by 13'5 of 31 of Divide of 3 by ic of 7; and g? by of 34. 4. Simplify :- (i.) H = 144 =134

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3} 9 2 44 5. Find the sum, the difference, the product, and the quotient of 573·005 and .000754.

6. How many pounds of tea at 3s. 7 d. a pound must be given in exchange for 144 yards of cloth at 18s. 1 d. per yard ?

7. If the carriage of 3 cwt. cost 10s. for 40 miles, how much ought to be carried for the same money for 259 miles ?

8. Find the Amount of £225 put out to Simple Interest for 4 years at 3; per cent.

9. Convert £1519. 17s. 6d. into francs and centimes at 23:45 francs per £ sterling (1 franc = 100 centimes).

COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.

-MARCH, 1885.

WEDNESDAY, March 11th-Morning, 9.30 to 11.30.

ALGEBRA.
Examiner-C. LEUDESDORF, M.A.

1. Find the G. C. M. of 2* + 4.x® +27 and * +24.0 – 9. 2. Resolve into factors the expression

2 (a° +6) - ab (a' +62) (2ab-3a’ +31). 3. Reduce to their simplest forms: 24 5

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5 (2x+3) 2 (2+1) (x-1) (2x + 5x+3)

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ab-02 5. Solve the equations :

7 /62-17 8x - 5 (i.)

- 3 3

36-1/ 2 + 3

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5 3y + - 12 2 6

4 (7-22) (3-y)

)=

2xy + 4 6. Solve the quadratic equations :

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(i.) 2x + = 5.

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(ii.) (a + b) x2 + (ab)x= 2a. 7. A rectangular field is such that four times the excess of the length over the breadth is equal to seven times the excess of the breadth over 20 yards; also, if the field were 2 yards longer but 3 yards less broad, it would contain 76 square yards less than it actually does. Find the dimensions of the field.

8. A bill of £6 has to be divided among a number of persons, and it is arranged that each shall contribute an equal amount towards it. But two of the party having only 10s. between them, the others agree to make up the remaining £5. 108.; and, to do this, each of them has to pay ls. more than he agreed to contribute at first. How many does the party consist of ?

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