The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine Test | Final 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. In the nineteenth year Diocletian was Emperor, the persecutions began and he ordered what to be done?

2. How does Eusebius open this chapter?

3. The war destroyed ____________.

4. Origen observed what as a child and vowed to charge headlong into the fight for the faith?

5. The Roman Empire endured dissension among ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Eusebius say about Paul of Samosata?

2. What took place between Ambrose and Origen?

3. What happened at the end of the tenth year?

4. How was peace restored?

5. What did Maximin do at this time?

6. What happened when Valerian and his son Gallienus took over the Roman government?

7. How does Eusebius open this chapter?

8. What happened when persecutions ended?

9. What happened to Decius and his sons?

10. How did Origen influence the church?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Maximin could not tolerate and end to persecution.

Part 1) Why could he not tolerate peace? How did he deal with this? How did this affect the Church?

Part 2) How is persecution a theme in this book? What is the purpose of this theme?

Part 3) Can peace be tolerated today? Why or why not? Will world peace ever exist? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

When Maximian replaced Diocletian, Christians in the East and West were treated differently.

Part 1) How were they treated prior to this? How did their treatment change? What caused this change?

Part 2) Compare the Church in the East and West today. What may have lead to these differences?

Part 3) Do you believe God wants all Christians to worship Him the same way? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The author frequently makes lists of the various Roman rulers and Bishops.

Part 1) Describe these lists. Name and describe two Bishops and two Roman rulers from these lists. How are these leaders important to this book?

Part 2) Compare the Roman rulers to the Bishops. How do they all influence society and the general population?

Part 3) How do leaders today influence the populace? Are they as influential as those leaders mentioned in the book? Why or why not?

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