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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cat·e·chism /ˈkætəˌkɪzəm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cat·e·chism n.
 1. A form of instruction by means of questions and answers.
 2. A book containing a summary of principles, especially of religious doctrine, reduced to the form of questions and answers.
    The Jews, even till this day, have their catechisms.   --Hooker.
 The Larger Catechism, The Shorter Catechism. See Westminster Assembly, under Assembly.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a series of question put to an individual (such as a
           political candidate) to elicit their views
      2: an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian
         religion; written as questions and answers