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Religious Knowledge.

Senior.

(a) 2 KINGS; (6) St. MARK; (c) 2 CORINTHIANS; (d) PRAYER

BOOK; (e) HORÆ PAULINÆ.

(a) 1. Write out a list of the kings of Israel and Judah who are connected with the history of this book. Relate the circumstances connected with the death of Ahaziah. On account of what sin is his death spoken of as a judgment ?

2. What are the theories with regard to the authorship of the books of Kings?

3. Give a short account of the life of Elisha. What was the meaning of Elisha's plea that a double portion of Elijah's spirit might rest upon him?

(6) 4. What are the special characteristics of the Gospel of St. Mark? What information about St. Mark do we glean from the Acts of the Apostles ? From what sources is St. Mark supposed to have derived his information ?

5. Give several instances in which St. Mark gives in his narrative additional particulars, not mentioned by the other Evangelists, in relating different events.

6. Explain the meaning of the following words as used in St. Mark's Gospel : coasts, chief estates, corban.

(c) 7. Divide this Epistle into three main portions, giving the prominent subject taken up in each portion. What were some of the chief complaints made by St. Paul's enemies against him ? Where is it supposed this Epistle was written ?

8. Comment on the following passages :

(i).“Our trouble which came to us in Asia.”

(ii) "By the grace of God we have had our conversation in the world.”

(d) 9. Where are the first and second Baptismal Collects taken from? Give instances from Scripture of the administration of this rite.

(e) 10. According to Paley, are coincidences valuable in respect of their clearness, or their obscurity ? Give the reason for your

answers.

Religious Knowledge.

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

THE HISTORICAL PARTS OF JEREMIAH; EZRA; NEHEMIAH; PSALMS XLII.- LXXII. II. NEW TESTAMENT: ST. LUKE; 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) PALEY's HORÆ PAULINÆ, 1 AND 6–16.

I. 1. “Many of the Psalms, while commemorating actual events in Jewish history, are yet prophetic and Messianic.” Give examples.

2. On what occasions, and by whom, were the following Psalms supposed to have been written ? xlv., li., lv., lxi.

3. What verses from the second book of Psalms are quoted in the New Testament? What use is made of each quotation ?

4. Explain, stating the context:

(i) “ They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; which will not hearken to the voice of charms, charming never so wisely."

(ii) “Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”

5. What is there remarkable in the complaint contained in Psalm xliv., verses 17—22? How far do these verses help us in determining the date of this Psalm ?

6. What is the great lesson to be learnt from Psalm 1. ? Mention other places in the Scriptures where the same lesson is taught.

7. Explain the geographical and historical references of the following Psalms: lx., lxviii., lxxii.

8. Explain the following figures, and mention other places in the Scriptures where they occur:

(i) “Through thee will we push down our enemies."

(ii) “Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.”

“And let not the pit shut her mouth upon me." (iv) “He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass." (v) “Let them be blotted out of the book of the living.” 9. Compare Psalms lvi. and lvii. Give a brief summary of

Psalm lxviii,

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II. 10. Discuss the authorship and date of the general Epistle of St. James. Supposing that the author be James, the brother of our Lord, what are we told in the Scriptures concerning him?

11. Give St. James's argument concerning the connexion_between faith and works, and compare it with the sayings of St. Paul on the same subject.

12. “In reading this Epistle we are continually reminded of the Gospel according to St. Matthew." Give examples.

13. To whom was this Epistle addressed ? What are the special lessons which it is designed to teach ?

III. (a) 14. What did Bishop Butler consider would be the result of his treatise (i) on believers in Christianity, and (ii) on unbelievers ?

15. In Chap. III., Bishop Butler speaks of “our incapacity of judging what things were to be expected in a revelation. Shew that this seems to be opposed to the general drift of his argument, but is not really so opposed.

16. “There are several ways of arguing, which, though just with regard to other writings, are not applicable to Scripture.” Discuss this point, giving Butler's opinion and your own.

17. “If in revelation there be found any passages, the seeming meaning of which is contrary to natural religion, we may most certainly conclude such seeming meaning not to be the real one." How far do you consider that this is true? What dangerous use might be made of this statement ?

18. In what way may the sacrifices of the heathen world be regarded as a proof that it was necessary that Christ should die for us?

(6) 19. What error seems to have prevailed in Thessalonica with regard to those who died before Christ's coming? How does St. Paul correct it?

20. What difference do you find in the manner of St. Paul's teaching when addressing Jews and Gentiles?

English History.

Junior.

(a) FROM ACCESSION OF HENRY VII. TO THE DEATH OF

ELIZABETH; (6) GENERAL QUESTIONS.

(a) 1. Shew, by a genealogical table, the descent of Henry VII. Discuss the validity of his claim to the throne.

2. Give a short account of the risings in favour of Simnel and Warbeck, drawing particular attention to the claims of each pretender to the throne, and to the support which each received.

3. Account for (i) Parliament meeting seldom during the last years of Henry VII.'s reign; (ii) Poyning's law being passed in Ireland; (iii) the deposition of James III. of Scotland.

4. Mention any measures by which Henry VII. strove to insure the throne to his descendants.

(6) 5. Senior Paper, No. 5.

6. Give a short sketch of the history of England, with special reference to Danish influence between 987 and 1042? Do many traces of the Danes remain in England ?

Geography. PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE

AND AFRICA. 1. Indicate the chief watersheds of Europe. Trace the course of the Danube, noting any peculiarities of the country through which it flows.

2. In an outline map of the Scandinavian peninsula, insert the most important rivers, mountains, lakes, fiords, and islands, also the following towns: Upsal, Hammerfest, Carlscrona, Bergen, Gottenburg, Christiania, and Stockholm.

3. Indicate a contrast between Europe and Africa in as many respects as possible.

4. Senior Paper, No. 4.

English History.

Senior.

(a) FROM ACCESSION OF HENRY VII. TO THE DEATH OF
ELIZABETH; (b) GENERAL QUESTIONS.

(a) 1. Shew, by a genealogical table, the descent of Henry VII. Give a short account of any of his ancestors, descendants from John of Gaunt, who took a prominent part in public affairs.

2. “None the less was his reign, the reign of an usurper, the reign of one anxious to establish his dynasty, and working for that end, without much regard for the national honour.” Justify the above remark on Henry VII.

3. What effect had the Wars of the Roses on the position of the Monarchy? Indicate, as fully as possible, the difference between its position at the commencement and conclusion of those wars. 4. Junior Paper, No. 2.

(6) 5. Give a short account of the coming of the English, and describe any institutions they brought with them.

6. Junior Paper, No. 6.

Geography, PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE

AND AFRICA.

1. Indicate the chief watersheds of Europe. What are the boundaries of the Danube river basin ?

2. Mention any changes in the boundaries of European countries which have been effected during the last fifty years.

3. Junior Paper, No. 2.

4. Describe, as fully as possible, the mountain system of Africa. Draw sectional maps of the country (i) from Cape Verde to Cape Guardafui; (ii) from Tripoli to Cape Agulhas; (iii) from the Bight of Benin to Damietta.

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