The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event closes the chapter?

2. Where was Dionysius the Areopagite Paul's first convert?

3. Hegesippus was prominent in fighting what?

4. Paul wrote ___________ epistles, although some rejected Hebrews due to the testimony of the Roman Church.

5. Only as of late, in Eusebius's time, have Christians become what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is said about Alcibiades?

2. What does Eusebius say about Polycarp?

3. What still takes place in the twelfth century? What has changed?

4. What were Christ's predictions that Eusebius said came to pass as He had foretold?

5. Who was Pantaenus?

6. Name two heretics mentioned in the last chapter. What is significant about these two?

7. What happened after Christ's ascension?

8. What does Eusebius say about Justin's martyrdom? What else does Eusebius say about Justin?

9. What did both Valentinus and Cerdo do?

10. What does Eusebius affirm through Christ?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Origen is an important character in this book.

Part 1) Describe Origen. How is he important in this book? How does he influence Christianity?

Part 2) What are influences of Origen's? How do these affect his beliefs and actions? How do his teachings affect others?

Part 3) Who influences you? Why? Who do you influence?

Essay Topic 2

Many martyrs "came to their glory."

Part 1) What is a martyr? What is meant by this statement? What does it reveal about the author's belief regarding martyrdom?

Part 2) Why would someone choose to be a martyr? Does martyrdom benefit the Christian Church? Why or why not?

Part 3) Does martyrdom occur today? If so, give an example. If not, why not?

Essay Topic 3

Licinius went the way of Maxentius and Maximin.

Part 1) Who was Licinius? How did he go the way of Maxentius and Maximin? What led to this?

Part 2) How does the author prove that Licinius' actions were wrong? Would you agree? Why or why not?

Part 3) How do people today act like these men? What leads to this sort of behavior?

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