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PAPERS, 1880.


1. Write here, and at the top of each sheet of paper you


(a) Your own Name:

(b) The Complete Name of your School.

2. Take the Subjects in the order in which you find them in this paper.

3. If you have not time to answer all the Questions in any subject, choose those you can answer the best ; but you must not omit the whole of any one subject.

4. Any Pupil Teacher whispering to those who sit near him, or attempting to get any improper assistance, will be dismissed from the Examination.

5. This Examination Paper is not to be taken away. The papers on which you have written your answers must be placed within it.


JANUARY, 1880.

(Three hours and a half allowed.)


1. How long will it take a person to walk 16 miles, if he takes 110 steps of 2 ft. every minute?

2. If 435 men require 13,485 rations of bread for the month of July, how many rations will a garrison of 3,500 men require for a year of 365 days?

3. My average daily expenditure this year (1880) is £2 0s. 1 d., and this admits of my laying by £50 at the end of the year. What is my income?

4. A shopkeeper bought 2 tons 3 cwt. 3 qrs. of goods for £120, and paid £2 10s. for expenses; what must he sell the goods at per cwt. to clear £61 58. on his outlay?

5. Explain the principle of the rule of “ Practice," and illustrate your answer by reference to the example, "100 articles at 6s. 11 d. each."


1. Make out a bill of the following:-14 hhds. of sugar at £5 11s. 6d. per hhd.; 17 cwts. of coffee at 1s. 4d. per lb.; 3 chests, viz.: (a) 256 lbs. at 4s. 6d. ; (b) 174 ĺbs. at 4s. ; (c) 187 lbs. at 3s. 9d. ; 4 cwt. of rice at 3d. per. lb.; 6 boxes of raisins, 15 lbs. each, at 9d. per lb.

2. Find the value of 7,263 articles at £2 12s. 4}d.

3. What will a man pay for 35 ac. 3 rds. 34 po. at £9 17s. 6d. per acre?


1. Parse all the verbs in the following passage :

"Hurrah! hurrah! the west wind

Comes fresh'ning down the bay,

The rising sails are filling

Give way, my lads, give way!"

2. How does a participle differ from an adjective? Illustrate your answer by examples.

3. How is the want of inflexions in our language supplied in the case of verbs? Give examples.

4. Which degree of comparison is used when two things, and which when more than two things, are compared ?


1. Describe, as fully as you can, the basin of the Thames; noting particularly the boundaries, watersheds, sources, tributaries, the counties it waters, and the towns which stand on it (in order, distinguishing right and left banks). At what point does it become a tidal river? Explain the words printed in italics.

2. Trace the course of a ship sailing along the coast from Leith to Hull; not merely naming capes, bays, etc., but really describing their appearance and character. If you can, draw a map of the coast-line.

3. Where are Matlock, Torquay, Aberystwith, Llandudno, Dunoon, Oban, Londonderry, Wexford? Say what you know about the situation and character of each of them.


Write from dictation this passage given out by the Inspector :

"There is little plough land | and few woods | in the Vale of the White Horse. The villages | are straggling, queer, old-fashioned places, the houses being dropped down | without the least regularity, in nooks and out-of-the-way corners, by the side of shady lanes | and footpaths, each with its patch of garden. They are built chiefly | of good grey stone, and thatched; though within the last year or two | the red-brick cottages are multiplying, for the Vale is beginning | to manufacture largely both brick and tiles."


Write, in large hand, as a specimen of copy-setting, the word Negligence.

Write, in small hand, as a specimen of copy-setting, The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore tree.


(Three hours and a half allowed.)



1. If the country has to pay at the rate of 7s. 31d. per day per soldier in a campaign, what will be the expense of an army of 11,500 men for 6 weeks?

2. What is meant by "Proportion, or the Rule of Three "? A labourer working 7 hours a day does a job in 9 days; how many hours a day must he work to get it done in 7 days? Show that it is unnecessary to state this sum.

3. If a piece of land 376 ft. 6 in. x 75 ft. 6 in. cost £118 2s. 6d., what will be the price of a piece of similar land 278 ft. 9 in. x 151 ft. ?

4. Find the value of 959 cwt. 2 qrs. 20 lbs. at £2 12s. 6d. per cwt.

5. Find the value of 8764 articles at £10 17s. 6d. each.


1. Make out a bill for the following:-Silk dress, 18 yds., at 5s. 6d. per yd.; 64 yds. of sheeting, at 1s. 4. per yd.; 4 pairs of blankets, at 18s. 4d. per pair; 3 ditto, at 12s. 8d.; 26 yds. huckaback, at 10ąd. per yd.; 9 tablecloths, 4 at 19s. 6d., 5 at £1 6s. 6d.

2. Find the cost of 1296 articles at 16s. 10 d. each (by Practice).

3. Find the cost of 1653 cwt. at £2 5s. 6d. per cwt. 4. Find the value of 37 yds. 2 ft. 7 in. of silk at 5s. 31d. per yd.


1. Point out the adjectives in the following passage, and say to what class of adjectives each belongs They who live near fiery mountains see not only flames, but real lightning, real thunder playing about their burning mouths; and they see too whole hills, ay whole countries heaved up many feet in a single night."

2. Point out all the participles in the above, and show

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