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Religious Knowledge.

Senior. (a GENESIS XII. TO THE END; EXODUS 1.-XX., XXIV., XXXI.

XXXIV., XL. ; (6) ST. MATTHEW (CREDIT BEING GIVEN FOR A
KNOWLEDGE OF THE ORIGINAL GREEK); (C) ACTS OF THE
APOSTLES XIII. TO THE END ; (d) THE OFFICES FOR MORN-
ING AND EVENING PRAYER AND THE LITANY IN
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER; ESPECIAL ATTENTION MUST BE

THE APOSTLE'S CREED ; (e) PALEY's HORÆ
PAULINÆ, INTRODUCTION, SECTIONS 1-5 INCLUSIVE.
No student will be examined in more than three of the subjects (a), (b), (c), (d), (e).

(a) What other book of the Bible is generally supposed to be contemporary with this period? Where would you place Ur of the Chaldees? What disastrous physical change occurred at the overthrow of the cities of the plain? what is said of their former fertility? In what respects was Melchisedek a type of Christ? what did his offerings signify? Which was Abram's first resting-place after entering Canaan, and what occurred there? Comment on, “Say thou art my sister ; ” “ The angel of the Lord said unto her.

(6) Can you trace much chronological arrangement in this Gospel, or do you conclude that St. Matthew classifies his subjects ? Give reasons and quote examples for your opinion. On what portion of Christ's ministry does he principally dwell? Give some of his prevailing expressions. Account for the limit of age determined on by Herod in the Slaughter of the Innocents. (See also Junior Paper.)

(c) Give the substance of St. Paul's discourse at Antioch. To whom was it addressed ? and why was his mission ultimately rejected ? What order does he seem to have observed in preaching the Gospel in those towns where Jews dwelt? What devout family was probably converted at Lystra during this first journey? (See also Junior Paper.)

(d) In what does the efficacy of common prayer consist, and what end does it promote? From what period (with trifling changes) have we retained our Book of Common Prayer in its present form? Whence was it chiefly compiled? What great point was conceded in Henry the Eighth's Primer? Name our principal reformers. What is the general character of the Introductory Sentences? When were they added ?

(e) Without assuming the good faith of either St. Paul's Epistles or of the history recorded in the Acts, Paley is prepared to prove the genuineness of both by a comparison of them. He allows that conformity between the two would not answer his purpose. Why so? and on what does he rely as the means of attaining his aim? What is the essential mark of the coincidences which he can employ?

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Religious Knowledge.

Higher Local. I. OLD TESTAMENT : THE FIRST AND SECOND BOOKS OF SAMUEL ;

PSALMS LXXIII.-CVI. II. NEW TESTAMENT : ST. JOHN; THE EPISTLES TO THE COLOSSIANS AND THESSALONIANS (CREDIT WILL' BE GIVEN FOR A KNOWLEDGE OF THE ORIGINAL GREEK). III. (a) BUTLER'S ANALOGY, INTRODUCTION AND PART I. (6) HOOKER'S ECCLESIASTICAL POLITY, PREFACE AND Book I. (C) PALEY's HORÆ PAULINÆ, CHAP. I.–V.

I.

(a) Three of David's ancestresses were Gentiles : name them. What did this foreshadow ? Give the leading events of David's reign over Judah alone. How was his right to the kingdom strengthened, chap. iii.? Comment on the reign of Ishbosheth; how long did it last? what was his capital ? Account for the deceitful murder of Abner, and why it remained unpunished ? Explain David's lament for him, giving similar instances of Zoab's cruelty. Which of David's sons were born in Hebron ? Was his plurality of wives in accordance with the Mosaic law ? (See Deat. xvii. v. 17.) Comment on, "He bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow ;

6. The book of Jasher;" “And cut off their hands and their feet;" "Now then do it ;" “Which against Judah do show kindness this day unto the house of Saul.'

(b) Comment on Ps. lxxxii. v. 6, giving instances when the same meaning is applied to the word “gods” in the Old Testament. On what occasion, and with what purpose, was this verse quoted by Christ? It has been conjectured that Ps. lxxxiii. refers to a heathen invasion recorded 2 Chron. xx. in the time of Jehoshaphat. Give a brief notice of the deliverances referred to vv. 9—12. What metaphor seems employed Ps. lxxxiv.? Explain “The valley of Baca ;” “Make them like a wheel ;” “ The Lord God

is a sun and shield ;” “They have holpen the children of Lot.”

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II.

(a) What circumstances connected with the curing of the impotent man at Bethesda roused the anger of the Sanhedrim? Show that they had the letter of the law on their side Jer. xvii. vv. 21, 22; Neh. xiii. Why did Christ's discourse and assertions still further exasperate them? After another hiatus occurring between chaps. v., vi., St. John resumes his account of Christ's manifestation of His divinity by the miraculous feeding of 5,000, and

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in the discourse which followed. Explain the discrepancy between vv. 15 and 66 of chap. vi., rendering v. 60 in other words. The Revised Version is preferable chap. v. v. 17. Comment on," An angel went down and troubled the water ;" “They filled twelve baskets with the fragments ; ” “ The last day." ”

(6) To what afflictions does St. Paul allade 1 Thess. chap. iii. vv. 3, 4? What consequences had he feared from them, and how had his anxiety been aïlayed ? How does he discriminate between Christian mourning for departed friends and that practised by the heathen ? What fear for the dead does he set at rest by revelation from the Lord ?

III.

(a) We see that men may lose their limbs, organs of sense, etc., yet remain the same living agents ; also that the bodies of living animals are in a constant state of change owing to the ceaseless friction which they undergo. What argument does Butler draw from these natural experiences ? What difficulties and dangers greatly increase our chances of failure regarding both eternal and worldly interests in youth and mature age respectively? Why does the fact of our worldly success depending on our own behaviour point to a similar presumption as to our eternal interest ?

(6) In what does man resemble his Maker ? Give Hooker's definition of choice; also his distinction between will and appetite, with the limits of their respective workings. Why is the acquisition of knowledge so little sought after generally ? To what does he compare goodness ? by what two ways may it be discerned ? why is he obliged to make use of the worse ? Must that which men have at all times been taught necessarily be true ? How only can a commonly received error be overthrown? Hooker's First Summary occurs chap. vii., paragraph (4).

(c) Paley endeavours to prove that the Epistle to the Galatians and the history of the Acts were written without intercommunication. He does this by a comparison of the passages in each which describe the same transaction, or by the omission of sonce event in one which is mentioned in the other. Give some of the examples chosen, and notice that this is an illustration of the first part of his argument. How does he show that it was to the preaching Christianity as distinct from Judaism that St. Paul attributed the persecutions he had to sustain ?

English History.

Junior.

OF

(a) FROM ACCESSION WILLIAM III. TO ACCESSION OF GEORGE III. (6) GENERAL OUTLINES OF ENGLISH HISTORY.

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(a) 1. Upon what conditions did William of Orange accept the English throne ? Show (by table) his connection with the House of Stuart.

2. Who were the Non-jurors ? How do you account for the fact that six of the bishops who resisted James became Nonjurors ?

3. Senior Paper, No. 3.

4. (i) Write a brief life of William III. up to 1689. (ii) Who were William's chief advisers ?

(6) 5. What several conquests had been made of England up to 1066 ?

6. Explain the following words, giving derivation if possible: (i) Bretwalda, (ii) Eorlderman, (iii) England, (iv) Welsh, (v) Northumbria, (vi) Witan.

7. Senior Paper, No. 8.

8. Describe briefly (stating cause and result) the battles of Stamford Bridge and Senlac.

Geography

Junior.

GREAT BRITAIN AND ITS DEPENDENCIES, AND EUROPE.

1. What advantages has Europe (i) in the shape and extent of its coastline, (ii) in its climate? Contrast it with Africa in these respects.

2. Describe generally the land surface of Europe. What is noticeable about the mountain ranges in Europe ?

3. Enumerate the chief islands and give their position. 4. What good grounds have we for supposing that England

lly formed part of the Continent ? 5. What do you know about–(i) the extent, (ii) the coastline, (3) the European possessions of Great Britain ?

English History.

Senior.

(a) FROM ACCESSION OF WILLIAM III. TO ACCESSION OF

GEORGE III. (6) GENERAL OUTLINES OF ENGLISH HISTORY.

1. What are the chief results which have made the English Revolution such an important event ?

2. Junior, No. 2.

3. What do you know of—(i) The Bill of Rights, (ii) Battle of Killiecrankie, (iii) Siege of Londonderry ? Answer this fully.

4. Junior, No. 4.

5. Describe briefly the social condition of England at the time of the English Revolution.

(6) 6. Contrast the Roman and Saxon conquests of England as to nature and results.

7. Junior, No. 6.

8. What do you know of the origin of the Normans as a distinct people ? Show by table William I.'s descent from Rollo, and his connection with the Saxon line of kings.

9. Junior, No. 8.

Geography

Senior.

GREAT BRITAIN AND HER DEPENDENCIES, AND EUROPE. 1. Junior, No. 1. 2. Junior, No. 2.

3. Name the countries occupied by the Basque, Hellenic, Latin, Scandinavian, Sclavonic, and Teutonic Races.

4. Junior, No. 4. 5. Junior, No. 5.

6. What European powers have successfully occupied the most prominent position in Europe from the breaking up of the Great Roman Empire down to 1815 ?

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