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. What happened to the churches?

2. Maxentius was defeated--Eusebius likens it to ____________.

3. How old was Origen when his father was martyred?

4. Maximan and Maxentius made an alliance and devoted themselves to ____________.

5. What happened to Diocletian before Maximian replaced him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Dionysius write a letter to Stephen?

2. What is said about narcissus?

3. Why did Licinius do this?

4. How was Origen influenced by martyrdom?

5. Describe the rule of Maximin and Maxentius.

6. What took place between Ambrose and Origen?

7. Describe letters that Dionysius wrote.

8. What are the ordinances from Constantine and Licinius?

9. What caused the persecutions to begin again?

10. What happened to Decius and his sons?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Simon the Magus originated every heresy.

Part 1) Describe Simon the Magus. What are these heresies? How did he lead people astray, according to the author? Why was he unable to organize a body of believers? How did this affect him?

Part 2) Name two other important heretics described in this book. How do they compare to Simon the Magus?

Part 3) Does heresy still exist? If so, how do Christians deal with it? If not, 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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