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Religious Knowledge.

Junior. (a) SAMUEL 11. KINGS I.; (b) St. MATTHEW ; (c) CORINTHIANS I.;

(d) THE CHURCH CATECHISM. No Student will be examined in more than three of the Subjects (a), (6), (c), (d).

(a) 1. Where did David at first reign, and for how long ? What place did he subsequently take, and make his residence ?

2. Why was not David allowed to build God an house? Of whom was it said, “He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever”?

3. Account for David's flight from Jerusalem, and describe his return.

4. Give a short account of Absalom, Nathan, Abithophel, and Sheba the Benjamite.

(6) 5. What is known about the life of St. Matthew ? Was he an eye-witness of the events he records?

6. How does St. Matthew's account of the Sermon on the Mount differ from that of St. Luke?

7. What is noticeable about the genealogy of Christ as given by St. Matthew? Is it complete?

8. Give the exact position of the following places, and shew how they are connected with the life of Christ: Nazareth, Bethlehem, Čapernaum, and the country of the Gadarenes.

(c) 9. Whence did St. Paul write his Epistle to the Corinthians ? By whom had the Church of Corinth been founded, and who was its first bishop ?

10. What is the main object of this Epistle ? 11. Give the context and explain : “The Jews require a sign and the Greeks seek after wisdom.” “For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power."

“For what have I to do to judge them also that are without ? Do not ye judge them that are within ?"

(d) 12. Give in parallel columns the last six commandments, and the comments upon each in the “duty towards your neighbour.”

13. In what sense are the following words used in the Catechism ? pomp, catholic, covet, renounce, generally necessary.

Religious Knowledge.

Senior. (a) SAMUEL II. KINGS I. ; (6) St. MATTHEW; (c) CORINTHIANS I. ;

No Student will be examined in more than three of the Subjects

(a), (b), (c) (d), and (e).

(a) 1. Give an account of Absalom, his wicked conduct towards his father, and its punishment.

2. Describe shortly David's wars with the Philistines, and also the dissensions which took place in his reign between Israel and Judah. 3. Junior Paper, p. 1, No. 3.

(6) 4. Write a history of St. Matthew, observe the characteristics of his Gospel, and shew from internal evidence for what readers it was written.

5. Give some account of the family of the Herods, and of the causes of enmity between the Jews and Samaritans.

6. Divide the Lord's Prayer into its several parts, and shew the application of the paraphrase in the Church Catechism.

(c) 7. Describe the state of Corinth and the Corinthian Church at the time this Epistle was written, 8. Junior Paper, p. 1, No. 11.

(d) 9. When and by whom is the "Te Deum” supposed to have been composed ? Explain the following passages: (i) Lord God of Sabaoth; (ii) Govern them, and lift them up for ever; (iii) Let me never be confounded.

10. What are the names of the creeds and the reasons of their being so called ? Quote passages from Holy Scripture in support of the following articles:

(i) The Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life.
(ii) Resurrection of the body.
(iii) Descent into Hell.

(e) 11. Name any other of Paley's works besides the Horce Paulina, and state the objects of the same.

12. How does Paley prove the genuineness of St. Paul's Epistles.

Religious Knowledge.




No Student will be examined in more than two of the Subjects (a), (b), (c).

I. 1. How many dynasties do we find in the Kings of Israel ? Give a short history of the revolution by which the house of Jehu superseded that of Omri.

2. Give an account of the prophetic ministry of Elisha, specifying the miracles performed by him.

3. Compare the circumstances, and the results of the reforms attempted by Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah, and Josiah respectively.

4. Which Psalms in this book are not David's, and which were the outcome of particular events of his lifetime ?

5. Why is it that the Psalms suffer from being rendered metrically ? Mention any Psalms which have been successfully rendered, and give a reason why success was attainable in these


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6. Explain and give the context of:
My prayer is unto Thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time.”

There is little Benjamin their ruler.........Naphtali.” “Give the king thy judgments, O God.”


7. Shew from internal evidence for what readers St. Luke wrote his Gospel. What other book is he supposed to be the author of, and what are the grounds of the supposition?

8. Who were the Chief Priests, Pharisees, Scribes, Sadducees, Herodians, and Publicans ?

9. Explain the parable of the Unjust Steward, and name the parables by which Christ urges continuance in prayer.

10. Shew by a map St. Paul's journey from Macedonia back to Jerusalem, marking in it the towns at which he stopped.

11. What reason had the disciples to dread St. Paul's going to Jerusalem?

12. What was the occasion and main purport of the second Epistle to the Corinthians ? By whom was the Church of Corinth founded, and who was its first bishop ?

III. (a) 13. Sketch briefly what Butler considers to be the notion which religion assumes of the divine government of the world, and name those particular details which form the subject of Part II.

14. How does Butler prove there is no such presumption against miracles as to render them in any wise incredible ?

15. Explain with reference to the context: “invisible miracles"; “a visible church was instituted, to be like a city upon a hill ”; “ moral precepts” and “positive precepts”; “If .... mercy is to be preferred to positive institutions, it will scarce be thought that justice is to give place to them."

(6) 16. Write a short life of Hooker, describing particularly the state of the Church in his time, and the reasons which decided the subject of his book.

17. Quote Hooker's definition of law, and comment upon its adequacy.

(c) 18. Name the most important of Paley's works, and the object of the Hora Paulinæ.

19. Give a short account of the life of Paley, and mention the best known of his contemporary divines.

How does Paley prove the genuineness of St. Paul's Epistles ? What is the full meaning he attaches to the term “coincidences”?



1. Account for the presence of Louis of France in England in 1216, and for the rapid falling off of his English supporters on the death of John.

2. What foreign possessions had Henry III. (a) on his accession, (b) in 1259 ?

3. What were the chief grievances complained of by the Barons in the government of Henry III.? How did they propose to remedy them?

4. Name and give a short account of the most important Statutes and Measures passed in the reign of Edward I. before 1290.

5. On what grounds did William, Duke of Normandy, claim the English throne? Who opposed him?

6. Name the dynasties which, since the Norman Conquest, successively possessed the crown.


BRITAIN AND HER DEPENDENCIES. 1. In what respects does the mountain system of Asia resemble, and in what differ from that of Europe ? Name the chief ranges in both Continents in parallel columns, giving their highest peaks.

2. Account for the longest rivers of Asia flowing eastward.

3. Name the British possessions in Europe, with the date of their acquisition.

4. Draw roughly an outline map of the Spanish peninsula, and in it shew clearly the peculiarities of its physical features, the parallel sierras, the rivers flowing east and west, and mark the following places: Vittoria, Lagos, Valentia, Almaden, Pamploona, Toledo, Cartagena, Corunna, Xeres, Montserrat.

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