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Religious Knowledge.

Senior. (a) EZRA, NEHEMIAH, AND THE HISTORICAL PARTS OF JEREMIAH ;

(6) ST. LUKE; (c) THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, I.—XII. IN-
CLUSIVE; (d) OFFICES FOR BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION, AND
HOLY COMMUNION; (e) PALEY's HORÆ PAULINÆ, INTRODUC-
TION, AND FROM SECTION ON THE EPISTLE TO EPHESIANS,

TO THE END.

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

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

(a) 1. Give a short account of Ezra, noting (i) his political, (ii) his literary work and influence.

2. The book of Ezra is divided into two portions, between the history of which a period of several years elapses. Give the limits, and, shortly, the subject-matter of each portion. 3. Junior Paper, No. 3.

(6) 4. Who was St. Luke? Note the chief differences in style between his gospel and those of the other evangelists. Give the limits between which the date of this gospel lies.

5. To what readers is this gospel addressed ? Give passages that support your answer from St. Luke i.-vi.

6. Explain :

(i) “In the order of his course.” (ii) “Shall drink neither wine nor strong drink.” (iii) “In the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.” (iv) “Every one into his own city." (v) “Waiting for the consolation of Israel."

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7. Junior Paper, No. 7.
8. Junior Paper, No. 9.

9. On what scriptural authority is the sacrament of baptism founded? Wbat is meant by the vow of renunciation and the vow of obedience ?

10. How does the Church Catechism explain the office of sponsors in baptism?

(e) 11. What does Paley set forth as the purpose of his work ? Explain his use of the expression, “undesigned coincidences.”

12. The Epistles to the Ephesians and the Colossians import to be written by the same person at, or nearly at, the same time. Do the subject matter, style, and diction correspond with this supposition ?

Religious Knowledge.

Higher Local.
I. OLD TESTAMENT: THE CAPTIVITY AND THE RETURN,—viz.

THE HISTORICAL PARTS OF JEREMIAH; EZRA; NEHEMIAH;
PSALMS, BK. III., lxxiii.—cvi. II. NEW TESTAMENT: Sr.
JOHN; THE EPISTLES TO THE GALATIANS AND EPHESIANS; ST.
JAMES. (Credit will be given for a knowledge of the original
Greek.) III. (a) BUTLER'S ANALOGY, INTRODUCTION AND
PART II.; (b) HOOKER's Eccl. Pol., PREFACE AND BK. I. ;
(C) PALEY'S HORÆ PAULINÆ, CHAP. 145.

I. 1. Jer. xxi., xxiv., xxvii.—xxxiv., xxxvii.---xxxix., xlix. vv. 3439, 1.—li. (under Zedekiab), xl.—xliv. (after the fall of Jerusalem, B.C. 588). "What was Jeremiah's prediction for the Babylonian exiles ? Distinguish between the portions of his letter. Explain the symbols of the baskets of figs, and of the yokes and bonds.

2. Give a short account of Zedekiah's rebellion, and of Nebuchadnezzar's proceedings. Who were the chief victims ? Ezekiel's visions begin about this time (see chaps. i.- xiv., xvii., xxi., vu. 19-24, xxiv. vv. 1-2, xxix.—xxx). Compare also 2 Kings XXV., 2 Chron. xxxvi. Comment on the liberation of the slaves, on Jeremiah's imprisonment, and on Zedekiah's behaviour to him. Give a brief history of those not carried away.

3. Where, and of whom are these passages written ?
(i) “Whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire.”
(ii) “Ye shall be an execration and an astonishment and a

curse.

Compare Ps. cxxxvii. and Ezek. xxv.

4. What arguments have been deduced as to the author of Ps. xc., from vv. 10, 15, 17 ? For what office is this psalm appointed? What striking quotations were made from Ps. xci. ? Compare v. 4 with Deut. xxxii. v. 11. Explain “lion and adder.” When was Ps. xcii

. sung in the Jewish Church? Does its inscription seem particularly appropriate? What ancient tradition is attached to it?

II. 5. St. John v.-vi. What feast is probably alluded to in ch. V., v. 1? What does Christ claim for Himself in the following dis

Give the occasions of the witness borne by the Father, and state which had already occurred. What elicited the first symptoms of open hostility from the Sanhedrim ?

6. What was the immediate effect of the feeding the five thousand, and what its ultimate consequences when its figurative meaning had been disclosed? Give v. 60 in other words. The expression "the last day" occurs four times in this discourse; what was it to signify to the hearers ? Explain Judas Iscariot.

7. Ephesians i.-iii. Give some account of Ephesus and its Christian Church during Apostolic times. Where shall we find the latest account of it? Discuss briefly to whom this epistle was addressed; when and where it was written. St. Paul, in sublime language, enlarges on the eternity of the Church of Christ; its mysterious origin in the counsels of the Father, developed and revealed in Christ through the working of the Spirit.

8. Why was the image of a holy temple appropriate to the Ephesians? What inference has been drawn from chaps. i. v. 15; ii. v. 11; iii. v. 2 ? Explain, “The Prince of the power of the air.”

III. (a) 9. How does Butler define a miracle, and what does he mean by an invisible miracle ? How does he argue, from analogy, as to a revelation having been granted at the creation? What does he say as to our judgment of scripture, and advise for its more general comprehension ? Refute, by analogy, the following objection : "If Christianity be the only remedy for a ruined world, why was it withheld during so many ages, and then revealed only to a favoured few ?”

(6) 10. The statement of Hooker's intentions (chap. vii.) does not entirely coincide with the list given at the end of the Preface, especially as regards Bks. V. and VIII. What dangers were likely to ensue if this Reformation took place? What are his four principal objections to it? Give the course of the German Anabaptists, and Hooker's concluding advice. Who were Browne, Barrow, and Greenwood ?

(c) 11. Give each statement of No. 1, with its incidental corroboration from the Acts, or 1 and 2 Cor.

At what conclusion does Paley arrive as to the date of the epistle, and how does he work this out in No. 2? Give his argu-! ment on St. Paul's wish to see Rome, or the geographical coincidence, or those referring to the unbelieving Jews. How is the subject of this epistle confirmed by that to the Galatians ?

English History.

Junior.

(a) FROM ACCESSION OF JAMES I. TO ACCESSION OF

WILLIAM III.; (6) GENERAL QUESTIONS.

1. Shew by a genealogical table the descent of James I. Who disputed the throne with him?

2. Give the particulars of and conspirators in the Main, Rye, and Gunpowder Plots.

3. Trace briefly the action of James I. towards Puritans and Catholics throughout his reign.

4. What causes brought about the insurrection under Captain Pouch? Give its date and results.

5. Give a short sketch of the character of James I., noting (i) his ability, (ii) his partiality for favourites, (iii) his idea of the royal prerogative.

6. Sketch James I.'s action with regard to the Scotch Church from 1606 to the ratification of the Five Articles of Perth, 1621.

(6) 7. Name the races which held sway in England previous to the Norman conquest, and give a short account of one sovereign of each.

8. Whence did the English come? Give a short account of their coming, with dates, also of the chief customs and institutions they brought with them. 9. Senior Paper, No. 9.

Geography, PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE

AND NORTH AMERICA. 1. Explain the terms: continent, ocean, island, lake, peninsula, bay, watershed, river, strait, channel, canal.

2. Senior Paper, No. 2.

3. Enumerate and give the positions of the chief rivers, mountains, and capes of France. How is France politically divided ? Enumerate the chief centres of industry in France, stating for what they are noted.

4. Draw a map of France, in which insert physical features, also twelve towns.

5. Senior Paper, No. 5.

English History.

Senior.
(a) FROM ACCESSION OF JAMES I. TO ACCESSION OF
WILLIAM III. ; (6) GENERAL QUESTIONS.

(a) 1. Name and examine the claims of any possible aspirants to the throne on the death of Elizabeth.

2. “No one can compare the position of Elizabeth with that of one of the earlier kings of the Hanoverian house without being struck with the complete alteration that had taken place in the position of royalty.” Shew as fully as possible the alteration referred to and the causes which brought it about.

3. With what object and what result was the Hampton Court Conference held ?

4. Indicate as fully as possible the idea of the nation at large, of the Puritans, and of the king, of the sovereign's prerogative.

5. Enumerate the grievances complained of by Parliament in 1610, and the reception of the statement of them. 6. Junior Paper, No. 6.

(6) 7. Give as full an account as possible of the laws, institutions, and policies of Alfred the Great and Edward the Confessor.

8. Junior Paper, No. 8.

9. Give a short sketch of the reigns of William the Conqueror and his sons, with dates of the events you mention.

Geography. PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE

AND NORTH AMERICA. 1. Junior Paper, No. 1.

2. Give the boundaries of Europe and North America, noting the relation of coast line to area in each case, and the influence of the same on the industry of the inhabitants.

3. Junior Paper, No. 3.
4. Junior Paper, No. 4.

5. Draw a sectional map of Europe and North America in the latitude of Greenwich.

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