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Examination Papers.



Copy on the form supplied, in your best handwriting as much as you can of the following in the prescribed time. It is desirable to copy the whole of the passage on the one page, but you may, if necessary, use the other side. Importance is attached to the clear formation of figures.

TABLE showing the Total Value of all Articles Exported from and Imported into Mogador to and from Foreign Countries during the years 1889-90.

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The total of all exports and imports, £627.138, shows an increase of £62,106 over the figures of 1889. Satisfactory features in the returns are that the exports are over £20,000 in excess of the imports, and that there was a very small exportation of specie.

Great Britain's share in the above total, naturally affected to a considerable extent by the working of the two new German lines of steamers and the energetic pushing of German trade, is yet fairly satisfactory, being more than half of the total trade of the port; and it is noticeable that while German and other foreign competition for native produce has caused a falling-off, to the extent of £30,338, in the exports to Great Britain, yet she not only holds her own in the import tables, but has an excess of £15,436 over the sum of 1889, her total being £199,558, or very nearly two-thirds of the whole importation.

France comes next, with a largely increased trade of £132,460 exports and £52,076 imports, the former being mainly swelled by almonds, olive oil, and goat skins.


The Turkish troops were on the outside, with the Kurds between them and the Armenians. The Armenians were as a rule able to hold their own ground, and in a number of instances repulsed the Kurds. The Turkish Commander then proposed that they should attack the troops that had been stationed there before the others came, but the villagers would not listen to him, saying that in some way they would succeed in driving off the Kurds as their neighbours had done the year before. And it seems probable, such was the awe the event of the previous year had inspired in the Kurds, that, had they been unaided, they would have been unable to gain a permanent victory over the Armenians. But when the Turkish officers saw the Kurds wavering they provided them with better arms. Still the Armenians did not fall back. It was not till they saw large reinforcements of troops in uniform approaching that they gave in. So far as I can find out. they did not purposely fire a single shot at regular troops certainly not in the first part of the struggle. They were called upon to surrender and promised amnesty. A young priest, with forty leading men, obeyed the summons, laid down their arms, and gave themselves

up. They were kept two days in camp and carefully questioned. If the Turkish Government had really been led into believing that there was a large army of insurgents in the mountains it was now undeceived. It also learned that the Armenians had exhausted their ammunition in their conflict with the Kurds. On the third day these men who had been guilty only of defending themselves against the Kurds, and had surrendered in good faith to the Government, were brought bound to a pit or trench that had been prepared; the soldiers were ordered to charge on them with their bayonets, and they were all cast, some of them half-alive, into the pit and buried.


(Including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions.)

[N.B.-You are requested to put the number to each question, and to send up the working as well as the answers. No extra marks will be given for completing your answers in less than the time allowed.]

1. Multiply £6. 19s. 6d. by 47.

2. Divide 44 lbs 8 oz. 10 dwt. 11 gr. by 23.

3. How many quarters, bushels, pecks, &c. in 745 pints?

4. Reduce 3 tons 11 cwt. 1 qr. 15 lbs. to lbs.

5. Find the prime numbers common to 2520 and 3465.

6. What is the smallest number divisible exactly by 143, 55, 99, and 117?

7. Express 44 in its lowest terms.

8. Add together 173 and 1175.

9. Subtract 71% from 91

10. Multiply 54 by 125.

11. Divide 6 by 112.

12. Add together 696 00357, 9, 8753, and 216.

13. Subtract 56.37895 from 100.2.

14. Multiply 21.64 by 0025.

15. Divide 1.651 by 52

16. What decimal fraction is equal to 3125?

17. Express the ratio between 1 furlong 6 poles 2 feet and 1 mile 2 poles 4 yds. 2 feet as a fraction, in its lowest terms.

18. Express 23 of a week in days, hours, minutes, and the decimal of a minute.

19. Find the cost of 323 articles at 13s. 5d.

20. How much will 3 tons 11 cwt, 17 lbs. cost at £4. 13s. 4d. per ton?

21. If a man pays £14. 13s. 5d. as income tax at 7d in the £, what is his full income?

22. If 3 fires burn 65 cwt. of coal in 26 days, in how many days will 12 similar fires burn 4 tons?

23. Express in yards the value of 7 per cent. of 3 miles 4 furlongs.

24. The population of a town fell from 9600 in 1881 to 8544 in 1891; how much per cent. was the decrease?

25. In a room 16 ft. 6 in. long carpet is laid down 10 ft. broad: how many sq. uncovered?

by 12 ft. 4 in. broad, a 8 in. long by 8 ft. 3 in. feet of floor are left

EUCLID. (First Two Books.)

[Euclid and Algebra are alternative subjects for situations in the Departments at Bloomsbury; neither is required for the Natural History Museum.]

[The ordinary abbreviations may be employed, but the method of proof must be geometrical.


other than Euclid's must not violate Euclid's sequence of propositions.

1. From a given point to draw a straight line equal to a given straight line.

2. If from the ends of the side of a triangle there be drawn two straight lines to a point within the triangle, these shall be less than the other two sides of the triangle, but shali contain a greater angle,

Prove that the sum of the straight lines will be less than the sum of the sides of the triangle when they are drawn from any two points within the base, provided the angles at the base are acute. 3. If one triangle be situated entirely within another triangle prove that the perimeter of the former will be less than that of latter.

4. The complements of the parallelograms which are about the diameter of any parallelogram are equal to one another.

If through any point within a parallelogram lines be drawn parallel to the sides and of the four parallelograms thus formed with this common angular point two, which are opposite, are equal in area, prove that the other two are about the diameter of the original parallelogram.

5. If the square described on one of the sides of a triangle be equal to the squares described on the other two sides of it, the angle contained by these two sides is a right angle.

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