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and become thus not only wiser but more charitable: for the oftener one sees the better one knows; and the better one knows the more one

loves.” — Kingsley. 10. Parse the words in italics in questions 7 and 8.


The Board of Examiners.,

Every result must be reduced to its simplest form.

The whole of the working of a question must be

sent in as part of the answer. 1. Write down in words the quotient and remainder

obtained by dividing fifteen billion three hundred and eighty-seven thousand one hundred million nine hundred and sixty-four thousand one hundred and twelve by eight hundred and thirteen million four hundred and eighty-six thousand

five hundred and thirty-six. 2. Reduce to a vulgar fraction in its simplest form

4 2
5 124

2 3

4 3 11 18
7 9 11 16



8. Express as a decimal, correct to three places, •31456 - 00217

x .3. • 31456 + .00217

4. Extract the square root of .0000323761.

5. If 1,590 tons of ore yield 70,000 ounces of silver,

what is the ratio of the weight of the ore to the weight of the silver contained in the ore ?

6. The estate of a bankrupt paid as a dividend of

3s. 6d. in the £l a sum of £1,566 13s. 7d. What was the total liability of the bankrupt ?

7. There are_277:274 cubic inches in a gallon of

water. Find to the nearest tenth of a gallon the number of gallons in a pipe one mile in length the area of whose cross section is one square inch.

8. The Argus is not published on Sundays and Good

Fridays. How many publications of the paper will there have been this year on Saturday, 2nd June ?

9. At what time between ten and eleven o'clock do

the hands of a watch point in opposite directions ?

10. Shew that the value of a vulgar fraction is not

altered by multiplying its numerator and denominator by the same number.


The Board of Examiners. 1. Draw a map of Africa. Mark on it the Equator


and the Meridian of Greenwich, Capes Guardafui, Spartel, Verd, the Bight of Benin, Delagoa Bay, the Suez Canal, the rivers Congo, Niger, Nile, Orange, and the following places :-Algiers, Cape Town, Ceuta, Dahomey, Khartoum, Mozambique, Natal, Rosetta, Sierra Leone, Tripoli. Do not mark any place not mentioned in this list.

2. Explain clearly the causes of day and night, also

of the seasons.

3. What is meant by the following terms :-cyclone,

fossil, geyser, glacier, isobar, lava, neap-tides, oasis, sand-dunes, volcanic ?

4. How do you account for Arctic vegetation in the

Alps ?

5. Give instances of successful acclimatisation of plants

and animals in Australia.

6. In England the North-easter is a bitterly cold

wind. Why? What sort of a wind is that from the South-west?

7. Write a g'eographical account of Tasmania.

8. Name the chief towns upon the Danube, the

Rhine, the Rhone, and the Severn, and the countries in which these towns are respectively situated.

9. What colonies has Great Britain in North

America ? Name one town in each colony.

10. Write a description of any three of the following:

An Avalanche.
The Delta of the Nile.
The Maelstrom.
The Mont Cenis Tunnel.
The Sargasso Sea.

11. Where and what are the following :-Amsterdam,

Bengal, Campagna, the Dart, Erie, Fernando
Po, Lochaber, Matterhorn, Poonah, Skager Rack,
Tennessee, the Trossachs ?

12. The following places in the Australian colonies

have the same name as places in Great Britain. Say where each is in the colonies and where in Great Britain : -Ben Lomond, Brighton, Canterbury, Dunedin, Kew, Launceston, Melbourne, Milford, Newcastle, Perth, Portland, Sandhurst.


The Board of Examiners.

[N.B.—Candidates are instructed not to answer more

than six questions.] .

1. When dry carbonate of soda and a dry crystalline

acid (such as tartaric) are mixed 'no chemical change results ; but if water be added the mixture effervesces. Explain this.

2. Give examples of simple oxides that decompose

when heated to redness, and of others that do not.. How do you account for the difference ? Do you know of any facts connected with it concerning the formation of these oxides?

3. Describe what occurs when phosphorus is heated

with excess of nitric acid and the solution is evaporated to dryness.


4. Chlorine gas is passed through a solution of

potassium iodide in a flask till no more is absorbed. What occurs ?

5. A bottle provided with a gas delivery tube con

tains some ferrous sulphide. (1) Sulphuric acid is added; (2) after a few minutes, the gas issuing from the tube is ignited by a taper ; and (3) the tube and flame are next immersed in a jar of chlorine.

Describe all the changes that occur.

6. What do you understand by the terms “normal

sodium sulphate” and “acid sodium sulphate"?

each of these substances be

prepared ?

î. What volume of (1) oxygen, (2) air, is required

for the complete combustion of a litre of marsh
gas? If the oxygen and marsh gas be mixed
and exploded in a closed vessel, how will the

be affected ?

8. What do you understand by the terms “acid,”

“base,” and “ alkali”? To which class would you refer water?

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