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CCE Confirmation Test (Catholic Caucus)
me | 3/10/07 | Jaded

Posted on 03/10/2007 7:55:52 AM PST by Jaded

Section 1- Scripture Selections

Read the Scriptures provided and give a brief explanation of that group of scriptures. A few sentences will be acceptable.

1.) John 3:3-5, Titus 3:5-6, Ezek. 36:25-27, Mark 10:14, Luke 18:15

2.) John 20:21-23, Matt. 18:18, James 5:15-16, 2 Cor. 5:18-19

3.) Exodus 12: 17, John 6:35, John 6:45-56, Matt. 26:29; Luke 22:18, 1 Cor. 11:24-26, 1 Cor. 11:27-29, Rev. 2:7

4.) Acts 8:14-17, Heb. 6:2, John 6:27, John 1:32

5.) Matt. 19:6, Eph. 5:22-32, 1 Cor. 7:10-11, Matt. 5:31-32

6.) Judges 17:10; Judges 18:19, 1 John 2:13, 1 Cor. 4:15-17, Matt. 19:11-12,

7.) Mark 6:13, James 5:14-15,

8.) Luke 1:30-32, Luke 1:41-43, Gal. 4:4, Luke 2:35, Rev. 12:17

9.) Exodus 25:11-21, Luke 1:39, 2 Sam. 6:2, Rev 11:19-12:2

10) John 2:3-7, 1 Kings 2:17-20

11.) Exodus 34:20, Ezek. 44:2, John 19:26-27, John 19:25

12.) Psalm 132:8, 1 Thess. 4:17, Rev 12:1-3

13.) John 3:36; Heb. 5:9; Rev. 3:10; Ex. 19:5, James 1:15-25, Eph. 6:8

14.) Neh. 13:14, Psalm 11:7, Isa. 3:10, Jer. 25:14, Hos. 4:9, Sir. 16:12-14, John 3:19-21, Rom. 8:13, Titus 3:8-14, Rev. 22:12

Section 2- General Questions

15.) Name the 10 Commandments.

16.) Name the Great Commandments given by Jesus Christ

17.) What is the Great Commission?

18.) Name the three Theological Virtues

19.) Name the Fruits of the Spirit

20.) Name the Gifts of the Spirit

21.) What is the purpose of Prayer?

22.) What is the purpose of your life?

23.) How often should you go to Confession?

24.) How often should you partake in the Eucharist?

Section 3- Above and Beyond

25.) Canonical Hours- The Jews, Greeks and Romans divided the hours between sunrise and sunset into 12 parts. The Jews devoted certain of those intervals to prayer as described in the Old Testament. The Apostles continued the Old Testament Practice. They came to be called Canonical Hours. Originally there were 9 Canonical Hours. Since then, two have been combined and one abolished. Name 5 of the original 9 Canonical Hours.

26.) Covenant Worship- The History of Salvation is about God’s relationship with men, His creation. At different points in Salvation History, God made covenants with specific people. Name the six covenants and who they were made with.

27.) Briefly describe the transformation from the first Covenant through the Everlasting Covenant.

28.) What is the difference between a contract and a covenant?

29.) What is Whitsunday? When is it? What happened?

30.) What are the holy days of obligation?


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This is the test for my first year confirmation class. It will be given to those who have missed too many days. It's an open book test and valid internet sites will be allowed. I plan on handing it out on Palm Sunday. It will be due back on April 21st.

If you have any suggestions, I'm open.

1 posted on 03/10/2007 7:55:55 AM PST by Jaded
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To: NYer; Salvation; annalex; markomalley; sandyeggo; Campion

Ping... as promised.


2 posted on 03/10/2007 7:57:47 AM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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Kudos on taking your ministry seriously! This is a labor of love. May your students rise to the occasion and, in the process, grow in understanding of their Catholic faith. God bless you!


3 posted on 03/10/2007 2:15:30 PM PST by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: Jaded
Just about right for an open book! They'll have to stretch their research skills a little, plus do some comparison of Bible verses in the first section.

It would be a little scary for a two-hour closed book, though!

5 posted on 03/10/2007 2:39:29 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Thanks. I'm giving them 3 weeks. Probably only 2 kids will do the whole thing.


6 posted on 03/10/2007 3:25:45 PM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Jaded

open book... thats too easy!!


7 posted on 03/10/2007 10:35:27 PM PST by rogernz
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To: Jaded
25.) Canonical Hours- The Jews, Greeks and Romans divided the hours between sunrise and sunset into 12 parts. The Jews devoted certain of those intervals to prayer as described in the Old Testament. The Apostles continued the Old Testament Practice. They came to be called Canonical Hours. Originally there were 9 Canonical Hours. Since then, two have been combined and one abolished. Name 5 of the original 9 Canonical Hours.

I'm not sure where you're going with that one.

I am aware of 8 canonical hours: prime. lauds, terce, sext, none, vespers, compline, matins.

Prime was surpressed with the current General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours. Matins was changed from being strictly at midnight into being the Office of Readings, which can be accomplished at any time.

Ps 119:164 Seven times a day I praise thee for thy righteous ordinances.

Otherwise, it looks like a good test!

8 posted on 03/11/2007 7:29:12 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus CINO-RINO GRAZIE NO)
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To: Jaded

Just a thought: expand Section 3 but ask any six to be answered. Othewise it looks like the six you offer are more important than any other set of bonus questions.

I also get a feeling that Section 2 might be expanded with more questions from the Baltimore Catechism.

Very good overall.


9 posted on 03/11/2007 8:40:42 PM PDT by annalex
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To: Jaded

These are for 10th graders and older, correct?

Just some suggestions. Take them or leave them.

I think Section 2 could be expanded.
Seven Deadly Sins
Sorrows of the Virgin Mary
Way of the Cross
Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
Beatitudes
20 decades of the Rosary
Significance of liturgical year
Liturgical colors and what they mean
A priest's vestments are ? List them. Is there a prayer that the priest says while vesting? What is it?


You might want to offer more Bonus questions -- giving them a choice of four or more or something like that.

Scripture references look good.


10 posted on 03/11/2007 8:54:54 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Jaded

Apparently your class is pretty advanced, I've taught Confirmation and I would have to look up a few of those.

Name the Four Evangelists.

Name the Church Council that met in A.D. 325.

Few other Church History questions would be worthwhile.


11 posted on 03/11/2007 8:55:58 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: Salvation

Another one -- Christ's five words while on the Cross (Really five sentences.


12 posted on 03/11/2007 8:56:19 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: sandyeggo

The "Why" questions are excellent. Ditto to them.


14 posted on 03/11/2007 9:44:41 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Jaded

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15 posted on 03/12/2007 8:55:36 AM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: NYer; Salvation; annalex; markomalley; sandyeggo; Campion; AnAmericanMother; ...

If I may beg of your time for one last review. This is the final version of my CCE test.

Confirmation 1 Test

Instructions: This is an open book test. Use a Catholic Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). On the last page is a list of internet sites to use. If you do a Google search always include the word “Catholic” and make sure you are using a valid Roman Catholic website.

Section 1- Read the Scriptures provided and give a brief explanation of that group of scripture.

1. John 3:3-5, Titus 3:5-6, Ezek. 36:25-27, Mark 10:14, Luke 18:15

2. John 20:21-23, Matt. 18:18, James 5:15-16, 2 Cor. 5:18-19

3. Exodus 12: 17, John 6:35, John 6:45-56, Matt. 26:29; Luke 22:18, 1 Cor. 11:24-26, 1 Cor. 11:27-29, Rev. 2:7

4. Acts 8:14-17, Heb. 6:2, John 6:27, John 1:32

5. Matt. 19:6, Eph. 5:22-32, 1 Cor. 7:10-11, Matt. 5:31-32

6. Judges 17:10; Judges 18:19, 1 John 2:13, 1 Cor. 4:15-17, Matt. 19:11-12,

7. Mark 6:13, James 5:14-15,

8. Luke 1:30-32, Luke 1:41-43, Gal. 4:4, Luke 2:35, Rev. 12:17

9. John 2:3-7, 1 Kings 2:17-20,

10. Exodus 34:20, Ezek. 44:2, John 19:26-27, John 19:25

11. Psalm 132:8, 1 Thess. 4:17, Rev 12:1-3

12. John 3:36; Heb. 5:9; Rev. 3:10; Ex. 19:5, James 1:15-25, Eph. 6:8,

13. Neh. 13:14, Psalm 11:7, Isa. 3:10, Jer. 25:14, Hos. 4:9, Sir. 16:12-14, John 3:19-21, Rom. 8:13, Titus 3:8-14, Rev. 22:12



Section 2

14. What is the more common name for Whitsunday? When is it? What happened?

15. What is the purpose of your life?

16. What is the purpose of Prayer?

17. How often should you go to Confession?

18. How often should you attend Mass?

19. What are the holy days of obligation?

20. How often should you partake in the Eucharist?

21. What are the 4 parts of the Mass?

22. What are the marks of the Church?

23. Name the 10 Commandments.

24. Name the two Great Commands.

25. Name the three Theological Virtues.

26. Name the Fruits of the Spirit

27. Name the Gifts of the Spirit

28. Put the Liturgical Calendar in order. (One of these will be used twice)

Advent
Christmas
Easter
Lent
Ordinary Time
Triduum

29. What are the four Liturgical Colors and when are they used.
1.
2.
3.
4.

30. Put the following in order of Ecclesiastic hierarchy beginning with highest ranking.

Altar Server
Archbishop
Bishop
Cardinal
Deacon
Laity
Monk
Nun/Women Religious
Pope
Priest

31. Name the current Pope, the Archbishop and our Priests.

32. How many books are in the Bible?

33. How many are Gospels? Name them.



Section 3

34. The History of Salvation is about God’s relationship with men, His creation. Match the the Covenant Mediator with his role, the covenant form and the mark of the Covenant. Draw a line from each to his role or group them on the back of the paper. (on the test this is four columns)

Covenant Mediator-
Adam
Noah
Abraham
Moses
David
Jesus Christ


Role-
Father
Husband
Judge
King
Royal High Priest
Tribal Chief

Form-
Church
Household
Kingdom
Marriage
Nation
Tribe


Mark/Sign-
Circumcision
Commandments/ Passover
Communion/Eucharist
Rainbow
Sabbath
Throne

35. Briefly describe the transformation from the first Covenant through the final Covenant.

36. What is the difference between a contract and a covenant?

37. In Jewish Tradition and the early Church the Psalms were prayed, all 150 of them on knotted string.. What Catholic Prayer is similar in its structure? Where does the primary prayer for this Catholic Prayer come from scripturally and what is the main focus of the prayer? (Hint: the prayer is from the Gospels)


38. Canonical Hours- The Jews, Greeks and Romans divided the hours between sunrise and sunset into 12 parts. The Jews devoted certain of those intervals to prayer as described in the Old Testament (PS 119:164). The Apostles continued the Old Testament Practice. They came to be called Canonical Hours. Originally there were 8 Canonical Hours one was abolished with Vatican II. Name five of the original 8 Canonical Hours.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.







The Vatican http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Bible http://usccb.org/nab/bible/

New Advent Bible http://www.newadvent.org/bible/

www.fisheaters.com


16 posted on 03/24/2007 6:21:04 PM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Jaded

Question 37 should be.

37. In Jewish Tradition and the early Church the Psalms were prayed, all 150 of them. Counting was often done on a knotted string. What Catholic Prayer is similar in its structure? Where does the primary prayer for this Catholic Prayer come from scripturally and what is the main focus of the prayer? (Hint: the prayer is from the Gospels)


17 posted on 03/24/2007 6:24:18 PM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Jaded
Great job. I like your modifications.

In question 22, I might ask, "What are the four marks of the Church?" just to be a little more clear.

If the kids look all this stuff up, they'll be thoroughly educated! I thought my daughter's Confirmation class was pretty rigorous, but this is great!

18 posted on 03/24/2007 6:43:19 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Jaded
So is this what 34 would look like?

Covenant Mediator

Role

Form-

Mark/Sign-

Adam

 

 

 

Noah

 

 

 

Abraham

 

 

 

Moses

 

 

 

David

 

 

 

Jesus Christ

 

 

 


19 posted on 03/24/2007 9:03:16 PM PDT by Salvation (" With God all things are possible. ")
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To: Jaded

Looks great to me.

Wondering on the liturgical colors:

White
Purple
Green
Red

Two times a year rose is used. I'm assuming you didn't want to include that??

Also gold can be used at Easter -- unusual, but it can be used. Most priests wear it along with some white in it -- a lot of times more gold than white, however!


20 posted on 03/24/2007 9:06:09 PM PDT by Salvation (" With God all things are possible. ")
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To: Salvation

Yes, with the other columns filled in alphabetically. My html skills aren't nearly what your are. LOL.


21 posted on 03/24/2007 9:10:26 PM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Salvation

I don't think gold at Easter time is unusual at all. Gold is also allowed at Christmas, Trinity Sunday and other holidays such as the presentation and the transfiguration.


22 posted on 03/24/2007 9:11:56 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behing the Maple Curtain)
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To: Salvation

No, that would really confuse them. I left gold out for the same reason. About half the class at one time or another have been Altar Servers.


23 posted on 03/24/2007 9:13:36 PM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Jaded
Rose is a fun color.

Every year on Gaudete Sunday, our parochial vicar passes some sort of comment about "This brother does NOT look good in PINK!" He is a young black man, massively built, a real go-getter and on fire for Christ. He really woke this parish up! Even has his own radio show . . .

24 posted on 03/25/2007 10:54:35 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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