Presented and maintained by Bro. Malcolm Melcher, S.C.

Nihil Obstat:

Very Rev. Michael L. Farmer, S.T.L.

Censor Librorum



+Oscar H. Lipscomb, D.D.

Archbishop of Mobile

August 16, 2006


 Welcome to Brother Malcolm Melcher’s Bank of Catholic Church History Questions.

I am a retired high school teacher after 40 years in the classroom.  For thirty years I have 

composed and saved questions for use in extra drill work, for quizzes, for tests and for 

examinations in a variety of different religion classrooms.


For Church History, alone, this project has grown to nearly 1,600 questions. It covers 11 topics, and has four types of inquiry: multiple choice, chronology multiple choice, matching and free response.


I do not want this stockpile to retire with me. This is an Internet project to make this collection available to Church History teachers (for free) who do not have the luxury of time and energy to acquire a bank of the magnitude that this "labor of love" has been able to produce.


This stockpile has been “student tested.” When necessary, questions have been rewritten to improve clarity or to better develop the analysis, synthesis and evaluation intent of their content.

An extra feature: in an effort to assist teachers in keeping their tests fresh, a template is provided for those who wish to keep a record of the last year each question was used.


This question bank is a 100% free service offered to all certified religion teachers. To proceed beyond this page you will need a password. Bona fide theology teachers may request a password, at no charge, by sending an application letter to:


Brother Malcolm Melcher, S.C.    

801 Hearthstone Drive
Baton Rouge, LA  70806

The application must be written on the official letterhead stationery of the school and must include the applicant’s current teaching assignment and signature. Inclusion of an e-mail address will facilitate a prompt response.
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