1. What was the sin of the world before the Flood ? Is there

any allusion to it in the command given to Noah immediately

after the Flood ? 2. How came men to speak different languages after the Flood ? 3. In what respects was Isaac a type of Christ ? 4. What did Jacob before his death prophesy concerning Levi and

Judah, and how was each prophecy fulfilled ? 5. Why and when was Jacob called Israel ? Did any other of the

Patriarchs receive a new name ? Mention any places in
Palestine named from events which occurred at them.

6. Relate as nearly as you can in the words of St. Mark the miracle

of the Raising of Jairus's daughter. State what occurred on

the way to Jairus's house. 17. Write out the account of the Transfiguration of our Lord.

Which of the Apostles were present at it? Is it ever alluded

to afterwards in the Bible ? 8. On what occasion did our Lord successively put all his adver

saries to silence, and in what manner? 9. On what occasions and for what reasons did the Pharisees find

fault with our Lord or his disciples ? 10. What instances are recorded of the disciples disputing among

themselves, and what did our Lord say concerning these disputes ?

11. What is the meaning of the word Litany? Into how many

parts may our Litany be divided ? On what days and at what time is it ordered to be used, and what Prayer is

substituted for it at other times ? 12. Explain the following sentences, and state where each occurs :

“ O Lord, deal not with us after our sins.”
“ Neither reward us after our iniquities.”
“ There is no health in us."
As in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the


In knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life.” 13. Who was St. Chrysostom ? Write out the prayer which is

called by his name. What are the two petitions in which it sums up all our desires ?

14. What is the explanation given in the Catechism of the words

“Give us this day our daily bread"? What is meant by

"ghostly dangers, and what by our “ghostly enemy"? 15. Explain what is meant by “the works of the devil,” “ the

pomps and vanities of this wicked world,” and “ the sinful

lusts of the flesh.” 16. Give from the Catechism a brief account of the privileges of

Christians. 17. What are the Creeds of the Church of England ? What are the

three great truths taught in the Apostles' Creed, and how may they be proved from Scripture ?

18. Give the situation of the following places and the meanings of

their names : Jehovah-jireh, Beersheba, Galeed, Mahanaim,

Peniel. 19. Draw a map to show the political divisions of Palestine and

the nations by which it was bounded in our Lord's time. 20. Draw a plan of Jerusalem, showing the Mount of Olives, the

Temple, and the Brook Kedron.




is divided into four sections. You may not answer questions in more than two sections.

SECTION I. 1. Who was appointed to lead the people of Israel into the Promised

Land ? and why were not Moses and Aaron permitted to

bring them in ? 2. What three nations did the Israelites defeat just before crossing

the Jordan, and at what places were the decisive battles

fought? 3. What was the first city which the Israelites took in Canaan, and

in what way did they take it ? 4. Who governed the people of Israel after Joshua's death, and

how long did that form of government continue ? 5. Narrate what is told us of Gideon. Compare his character with

that of Jephtha.

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6. Who was the first king of Israel? What was the date of his

accession, and what were the circumstances in which he was

chosen ? 7. Which of the kings of Judah were eminent for piety? Give a

short account of any one of them. 8. Give an account of the principal Fasts appointed under the

Jewish dispensation. 9. Name the chief Types of the Messiah. 10. Give the chief prophecies relating to our Lord. 11. Give instances from the Old Testament of manly energetic

characters. Point out their readiness to acknowledge God, especially in their temporal concerns.

SECTION II. 1. Who is the author of the Acts of the Apostles ? Give reasons

for your answer. 2. “ Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and in all

Judæa and in Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Show that the history recorded in the Acts of the

Apostles is an exact fulfilment of these words. 3. Relate the miracle of the Day of Pentecost. With what similar

miracle in the Old Testament may it be contrasted ? 4. Give some account of the planting of the Christian faith at one

of the following places: Antioch in Syria, Lystra, Philippi,

Corinth, Ephesus. 5. Give a chronological list of St. Paul's Epistles, with the time

and place at which each was written. 6. Where are the following places, and what events are connected

with each of them: Thessalonica, Paphos, Troas, Miletus,

Puteoli, Cenchrea? 7. Give some account of two of the following persons : Barnabas,

Timothy, Cornelius, Apollos, Aquila, Gallio, Stephen, Felix. 8. Explain the words in italics in the following phrases :

6 When Gallio was deputy of Achaia."
“ There arose no small stir about that way.

Prought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel.
“ We took up our carriages.”

I appeal unto Cæsar." 9. Arrange the Books of the New Testament in the order in which

they were probably written.

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SECTION III. 1. Name the principal Fathers of the first three centuries, and

give an account of the life and writings of any one of them in each century.

2. What was the difference between the Eastern and Western

Churches in regard to the celebration of Easter? Name the

eminent persons engaged in the controversy. 3. What became of the Christians during the invasion of Judæa by

the Romans ? 4. How many persecutions of the Church do Christian historians

enumerate, and which were the most severe ? 5. What testimony is borne by Pliny and other Heathen writers

to the morality and piety of the early Christians ? 6. Who was the first Christian Emperor, and of what country was

he a native? 7. What evidence is there of the existence of an early British

Church ? 8. Into how many classes were Christians divided in the primitive

Church, and how were they arranged during the hours of

public worship? 9. What was the purpose and what the result of the Council of

Nicæa ?

SECTION IV. 1. Mention any circumstances in the 15th century which prepared

the way for the Reformation in the 16th. 2. Give an account of the early and academical life of Archbishop

Cranmer. 3. Which was the first English Translation of the Bible? What

translations appeared in England during the first half of the

16th century ? 4. When was the Book of Common Prayer first drawn up? What

revisions has it undergone ? 5. When was the Church Catechism drawn up? and by whom ?

With what service was it connected ? 6. Give a brief history of the composition of the 39 Articles. 7. What were the grounds of the Marian persecution, and under

what circumstances were severities practised in the reign of

Elizabeth ? 8. Name the most eminent Divines who flourished during the last

half of the 16th century.




1. Analyse the following passage, and fully parse the words printed in italics :

“ I saw when at his word the formless mass,

The world's material mould, came to a heap;
Confusion heard his voice; and wild uproar

Stood ruled ; stood vast infinitude confined.2. Give other instances of the affix less. What affixes and what

prefixes are used in English to express increase or diminu

tion ? 3. In what different ways do English nouns form the plural ? Give

three instances of each. 4. Define a pronoun. For what does the pronoun “it” stand in the sentence,

“ It is necessary to be careful” ? 5. Give instances of words which are sometimes one part of speech

and sometimes another, and point out how you determine, in

a given case, under what part of speech any such word falls. 6. Parse fully the words in italics in the following sentences :

Go down that lane."
“ Put down that book.”

I am quite well.
“ It is not worth sixpence.”
“ The stars above are silent.”
“ He prevented me from doing it.”

7. Give a list of the sovereigns of England, with the dates of their

accession, from the Conquest to the present time. 8. By what title was the Crown held by Henry IV., Henry VII.,

James I., and George I. ? 9. What was the nature of the dispute between Becket and Henry II.,

and how did it terminate ? 10. What was the cause of the war with France in the reign of Ed

ward III., and what were the leading incidents of that war ? 11. What were the chief events in the reign of Charles II. ? 12. In whose reign respectively did each of these men live : Wolfe,

Nelson, Marlborough, Blake, Harry Hotspur, Sir Thomas
More, Wicliff, Simon de Montfort, Laud, Sir Walter Raleigh,
Milton, Lord Clive ?

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