Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Burton L. Mack
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3: Fragments From the Christ Cult.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mack claim about the Book of Isaiah?
(a) It was used as a source for the imagery in the Christ hymn.
(b) It was the same as the information in the Christ hymn.
(c) It was not used as a source for the imagery in the Christ hymn.
(d) It did not exist.

2. Why does Mack think putting aside conventional ideas of the origins of Christianity is difficult for some?
(a) Christians have an investment in the idea that the New Testament is a collection of myths.
(b) Christians have an investment in the idea that the Old Testament is true.
(c) Christians have an investment in the idea that the Church is infallible.
(d) Christians have an investment in the idea that the New Testament is true.

3. What does Carsten Thiede claim about the Magdalen fragments?
(a) They are from the eighth century.
(b) They are from the mid first century.
(c) They are from the fourth century.
(d) They are not real.

4. Where did the Jesus movement begin their change to the Christ cult?
(a) Southern Syria.
(b) Western Syria.
(c) Eastern Syria.
(d) Northern Syria.

5. Why does Mack believe the stories in the New Testament were chosen to be included?
(a) They produce a history that seems cohesive.
(b) They are the most interesting.
(c) They are believed to be written by the prophets.
(d) They are the only stories found of the time of Jesus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What became the sign of belonging to the new fellowship that became the Christ cult?

2. What does Mack claim is the purpose of the Miracle Stories of Mark?

3. What does Mack claim is the link that gives the Christian Bible logic and force?

4. What does Mack claim the Christ hymn was the result of?

5. Why does Mack claim the Bible is constantly consulted?

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