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catechism (noun) a book of questions and answers for religious teachings; close questioning.
Catechism is a book of questions and answers by which a religion, especially Christianity, is taught to people. It is broadly the method of putting question by question, eliciting answers to each question, and thus lead the person to an understanding of the religion. Questioning a person closely to get at truth is also catechism.
- Catechism as a method of teaching is every effective, as it ensures the attention, and the involvement of the pupils, by requiring them to answer questions put one by one.
- Almost all Christian missionary schools make it compulsory for the students and the teachers to study and attend discourses on catechism.