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. Even in the twelfth generation, believers still exercised what?

2. What did Bardaisan the Syrian doubt?

3. Against whose heresy did Apolinarius and Musanus fight?

4. Many writings were accepted as ______.

5. Philo could hold his own with anyone and was a great fan of who?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Eusebius say about Gaul?

2. What did Quadratus send Hadrianus? What did Aristedes leave behind?

3. What is the great debate with Marcion?

4. How does Eusebius affirm Christ's lineage to be correct?

5. What does Eusebius say about Polycarp?

6. What happened during the reign of Marcu Aurelius?

7. What did both Valentinus and Cerdo do?

8. What did Herod do regarding the news of Christ's birth? How did this affect him and his family?

9. What does Eusebius say about the Gospels?

10. What is said about Alcibiades?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author discusses heresy in great detail.

Part 1)What is heresy? What does the author say about heresy? Name and describe two heretics from this book.

Part 2) How did heresy affect the Christian Church? Can heresy be good for Christianity? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does the Bible allow for heresy? Does God allow for heresy? Why or why not? Are heretics evil? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Philo gives an account of the Egyptian ascetics.

Part 1) Who are the Egyptian ascetics? Why does Philo give an account of them?

Part 2) What do these people reveal about many Christians at this time? How do they compare to Christians today?

Part 3) How is Christianity still influenced by these early ascetics? How have the practices of these ascetics played a role in the Church as we know it?

Essay Topic 3

An issue regarding baptism is brought up.

Part 1) What is this issue? Who brings up this issue? Why is this issue brought up?

Part 2) Do you agree, regarding this issue? Why or why not? Would the Church today agree with you? Why or why not?

Part 3) What other issues are discussed in this book? How are they important? What issues exist in the Church today? Why?

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