TRANSLATION. MAJOR H. S. JARRET. NRISINHA CHANDBA MUKHURJI, M. A. 1. Translate the following into an Indian vernacular: (a.) She was dead. No sleep so beautiful and calm, so free from trace of pain, so fair to look upon. She seemed a creature fresh from the hand of God, and waiting for the breath of life; not one who had lived and suffered death. Her couch was dressed with here and there some winter fruits and green leaves, gathered in a spot she had been used to favour. “When I die, put near me something that has loved the light, " and had the sky above it always.” Those were her words. She was dead. Dear, gentle, patient, noble Nell was dead. Her little bird--a poor slight thing the pressure of a finger would have crushed-was stirring nimbly in its cage; and the strong heart of its child-mistress was mute and motionless for ever. Where were the traces of her early cares, her sufferings, and fatigues ? All gone. Sorrow was dead indeed in her, but peace and perfect happiness were born ; imaged in her tranquil beauty and profound repose. And still her noble self lay there, unaltered in this change. Yes. The old fireside had smiled upon that same sweet face; it had passed like a dream through haunts of misery and care ; at the door of the poor schoolmaster on the summer evening, before the furnace fire upon the cold wet night, at the still bed-side of the dying boy, there had been the same mild lovely look. So shall we know the angels in their majesty after death. (6.) The Jadaras were a tribe of Rajputs, haughty, turbulent, and impatient of any interference, most especially on the subject of domestic observances. The political affairs of the province bad fallen into confusion, and a state of lawless turbulence ensued in which piracy by sea and robbery by land eventually brought the Rajah into collision with the British anthorities, and the invasion of the province followed. In 1808, at the head of a combined force of British and the Guicowar's troops, Major Walker made a circuit of Cutch, and in March of that year reported that the Jadava nobles had agreed with him to abandon female infanticide in future. Major Walker's report shows that he had investigated the subject to the utmost to ascertain the origin of the practice. It was not a religious rite, for it was diametrically opposed to the texts of the Hindu Sastras ; it seemed only that the destruction of their daughters had grown into a privilege, jealously maintained, and regarded as a distinction, Pride, avarice, the cares of a family, the disgrace that « would attend the misconduct of their women, the difficulty of “establishing them in life, and apprehension of exposing their “ daughters to ill-treatment are assigned invariably by every person " acquainted with these subjects as the causes that inclined those “ tribes to commit infanticide.” 2. Translate the following, idiomatically, into an Indian verna cular : 66 (a.) You are so altered that I can't help wondering how it was I knew you. (6.) The name of Clemency Canning, which was attached to him as a stigma by unthinking men, is by the light of history held to be a title of honour. (c.) Before I turn over to the next page papa will be home. { Rev. I. PA TAMIL.CDONALD, M. A. 1. What led to the wars of the Roses ? Name the most import. ant battles, and give their dates. How was the union of the Roses brought about ? Describe the effects of these wars. 2. What period is usually known as the Middle Ages ? Briedy state the circumstances that ushered in the Modern Period. 3. What dispute arose about the succession to the crown of England upon the death of Edward VI ? How did it originate, and how was it settled ? 4. What were the circumstances that led to the American War of Independence ? 5. What were the following :-The Exclusion Bill; Permissive Bill; Bill of Rights; Act of Settlement; Domesday Book: Con. vention of Wargám. 6. Give an account of the following :-Chaucer ; Boadicea ; Dun. stan; Todar Mall; Abul Fazl; Mir Kasim. 7. Describe the Heroic Age of India, and trace the progress of the Aryans from their original seat to their settlement on the plains of the Ganges. 8. Give a brief account of the various Greek invasions of India. 9. By what decisive battle was the Mahomedan Power in India firmly established ? Who was Kutb-ud-din ? Name the most famous Sovereigns of the dynasty to which he belonged. 10. What reforms were brought about by Lord Cornwallis and Lord William Bentinck ? GENERAL AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. | Rev. LAL BEHARI DE. Examiners – { MR. J. SLATER. 1. Explain the following terms :-Gravitation, Catchment Basin, Delta, Waterschied, Lagoon, Sargasso Sea, Simoom, Antitrade Wind, Geyser, and Meridian. 2. Trace the probable course of the gulf stream from its presumed origin in the Pacific to its disappearance in the North Atlantic Ocean. State generally its influence on the climate of countries in its course. are 3. How are Tides caused ? What are Spring and Neap tides ? Explain the phenomenon of Bores. 4. State how Clouds, Fogs, Hailstones, Rain, and Dew formed. 5. What do you understand by Latitude and Longitude ? Show how you would determine the latitude of any place. What is the longitude of a place the local time of which is 24 minutes in advance of Greenwich time ? 6. Draw an outline map of India south of the Vindya Mountains showing the following places ;-Bombay, Madras, Pondicherry, Goa, Masulipatam, Cochin, Hydrabad, Nagpore, Poona, Madura. 7. Where are the following places, and what historical events are associated with them ;-Agincourt, Assaye, Bannockburn, Bhurtpore, Cawnpore, Culloden, Plassey, Preston Pans, Senlac, Seringapatam ? 8. If a line were drawn from Kurrachi to Sylhet, through what districts and near what towns would it pass ? 9. Where are the following mountains, and state, approximately, their heights;- Ben Nevis, Teneriffe, Stromboli, St. Gothard, Chimborazo ? Give the names of the chief volcanoes still active. 10. Give the names of the chief rivers in Europe and Asia. Select one out of each continent, and name the chief towns on its banks. ARITHMETIC AND ALGEBRA. MR. W. Booth, B. A. 180 X 36 1. Calculate to three places of decimals the value of 3:14159 Examiners— { 2. Calculate to five places of decimals the square root of 1 + ('067) 3. Reduce 483R. 11A. 6p, to the decimal of 1,290r. la. 4P. 4. Find the siinple interest on 7578. 44. 3P. for 343 days at 3} per cent. per annum. 1 1 1 1 5. Add together 120' 5040' 40320' 720* Express your answer as a decimal, 6. Find, by practice, the value of 99 cwt. 3 qrs. 27 lbs. at 51. 2s. 81. per cwt. 7. Divide *(1 + y) (1 + z), + y (1 + 2) (1 + 22) + 2 (1 + a2) (1 + ya) + 4 + y2 + 4 xyz by 1 + xy + yz to zx. 8. Extract the square root of (a2 + 2a + c) (x2 + ya + 3) – (62 — cy) — (cx — az) (ay — bx, C C + a a + b 9. If oteca find the value of + 6 (6 — c) x + (c - a) y + (a —b) %. 10. Solve the equations :- 4.x + 3 13 8.3 + 19 18 + GEOMETRY AND MENSURATION. Rev. J. P. Ashton, M. A. {, 1. (a.) Explain the meaning of each of the following: defini. tion, axiom, corollary, each to each. (6.) In representing a point, a line, or a superficies, what modifications must be made in Euclid's definitions ? Explain why such strict definitions are necessary. (c.) Define a rectangle, and show by numerical examples that for a given perimeter a square has a greater area than any other four. sided figure. (d) What figure is by definition both a sector and a segment of a circle ? (e.) Distinguish between a problem and a theorem. 2. Give the hypotheses and conclusions of Props. IV., V., and XXVI., Bk. I. Prove in Prop. IV. that the bases are equal, and enuntiate Prop. XXVI. 3. Prove that the difference of the squares on two unequal lines is equal to the rectangle contained by their sum and difference. 4. The straight line which joins the centres of two circles which touch one another internally will, if produced, pass through their point of contact. 5. Describe an isosceles triangle, having each of the angles at the base double of the third angle. How many degrees are there in the " third angle,” and of what regular figure inscribed in a circle is “ the base" a side ? 6. (a.) Two sides of a triangle are 9 and 12 feet respectively, the angle contained by them is equal to the other two, find the length of the third side. (6.) Show how to describe a circle touching one side of a triangle and the other two produced. 7. In the decimal diagonal scale, show how tenths are measured, and prove that hundredths are measured by moving the compass along the diagonals. 8. What are similar triangles ? ABC is a triangle with a right angle at A, AD is perpendicular to BC: to what rectangle is the square on AD equal ? ABCD is a quadrilateral whose area is 8,575 square yards, B is a right angle, BL is perpendicular to AC, AL = 90 yards, CL = 40 yards ; find the area of CAD. Pis the middle point of CD, and PQ is parallel to CA ; find the length of PQ. 9. The sides of a triangle are 8, 6, and 10 feet respectively, find (a) its area, (b) the diameter of the circumscribing circle, (c) the height of the arc cut off by the side 8 feet in length. 10. From the data below, sketch approximately to scale, and find the area of the field ABC. The lengths are given in links. The perpendicular from B on AC is measured as a test line; how could its length be also found from the data below ? |