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2. Give an account of St. Paul's lengthened stay at

Ephesus, and explain the peculiarities of the events

that took place there. 3. Sketch the history of the controversy respecting the

obligation of Christians to observe the law of Moses, as far as the New Testament gives information respecting it.

SECTION II. 1. Give some account of Polycarp and Irenæus. De

scribe the change in the state of the Church under

the Emperor Constantine. 2. Sketch the history of the controversy respecting the

celebration of Easter. 3. What was the nature of the Gnostic notions with

respect to our Saviour ? Give a brief account of the Christian school at Alexandria during the latter part of the second century, and the earlier part of the third ; and particularly of its teachers, Clement and Origen.

SECTION III. 1. Give some account of the following Archbishops of

Canterbury-Augustine, Theodore, Dunstan, Tho

mas à Becket. 2. Show that the Christian Church in Britain was

originally independent of Rome, and trace the steps of its subjection to the Papacy.

SECTION IV. 1. Give some account of the following men-Wick

liffe, Luther, Cranmer. 2. Sketch the history of the opposition made in Eng

land to Romish doctrine, from Wickliffe to the Reformation. Describe the state of the English Church at the death of Henry VIII.

SECTION V. 1. At what time was our book of Common Prayer

first settled in nearly its present shape ? When was the last revision of it? When were the versions of the Psalms, contained in the Bible and the Prayer Book, respectively made? State, in the language of the Liturgy and Articles, the doctrine of our

Church concerning Baptism. 2. What Service-book was generally used in England

before the Reformation? What was its origin? From what sources was our book of Common Prayer compiled? What was the nature of the discussions respecting it at the Restoration? In what did they result? Show from the formularies in what sense absolution by the priest is recognised by our Church.





1, " The Old Testament." The New Testament."

In what sense are these terms applicable to the

Holy Scriptures ? 2. What threefold division did the Jews make of

the Old Testament? In what words was this division recognised by our Saviour ? What books

were included under each division ? 3. Give the history of the translation of the Holy

Scriptures into the English tongue. 4. What is the history of the division of the Scriptures

into chapters and verses ?

5. What is the history of the books known as the Septuagint and the Vulgate?

SECTION II. 1. What miracles are related in the book of Exodus ? 2. And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his

sons and his wife unto Moses in the wilderness, where he encamped at the Mount of God.” Exodus xviii. 5. What was the advice given by Moses to

Jethro on this occasion ? 3. Describe the feast of the Passover ; show, by pas

sages from the New Testament, its typical cha

racter. 4. Give an example of "the feast upon a sacrifice," and

show its covenant character.


1. Relate the miracle of the healing of the centurion's

servant, with a careful attention to all the circumstances. By what Evangelists is this miracle re

corded ? 2. Describe, in the words of Scripture, our Saviour's

washing of the feet of his disciples. 3. “ And there were certain Greeks among them that

came up to worship at the feast; the same came therefore to Philip which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see

Jesus.” John xii. 20. Continue the narrative. 4. Give some account of the life of St. John. What

principal events recorded by other of the Evangelists are omitted in his gospel ?

SECTION IV. 1. Describe the site of Corinth, the character of its

ancient inhabitants, their commerce and their religion ; and explain in its application to the people


of this place the passage,

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the

prize," &c. 1 Cor. ix. 24. 2. What were the circumstances under which the

church was first established at Corinth? 3. Show, from the First Epistle to the Corinthians, the

typical character of the manna in the wilderness

and of the rock in Horeb. 4. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and

that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you ? ” 1 Cor. iii. 16. On what other occasions has St. Paul used

this metaphor ? 5. For by one spirit we are all baptized into one

body ; “and whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it ; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.” 1 Cor. xii, 13, 26. Explain this passage, and apply it.

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N.B. The first two Questions to be answered by masters

only. 1. Describe your own school. 2. What course of private study have you pursued

since you entered upon the office of schoolmaster 3. Write out the heads of an examination, founded

upon the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th verses of the 21st chapter of St. Luke's Gospel, to a class in your

school. 4. Explain the following question in the Catechism,

and the answer to it.
Why then are infants baptised, when, by reason of

their tender age, they cannot perform them ?” 5. On what authority is the sacrament of Baptism

tism administered to infants ?




[Solutions were framed to the greater part of the Questions in

the preceding Appendix, with a view of publishing them; but their insertion would so materially increase the size of this volume, that the compilers resolved to publish the Questions only. Scripture Knowledge, however, is of so varied a nature, and of such paramount importance to the Elementary Teacher, that it is believed the matter in this Appendix will not be destitute of interest and value.]





1. The word Testament, as applied to the Holy Scripture, appears to have originated with the Vulgate translation, from its author, St. Jerome, rendering the Greek word, Diatheké, Testamentum. Although Testament or will allows of a beautiful construction, when applied to that part of Holy Writ which dates after the Advent; yet when the word New is used, the suggestive nature of the term is such, in connection with will, that we intuitively seek for a former will ; but in that, since no contracting party died, the subject becomes obscured. We discover the nominal antithesis in the

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