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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Mack note is mythmaking on a cosmic scale, in terms of the Christ hymn in Philippians 2:6-11?
(a) The reference to Jesus as son of God.
(b) The concept of Jesus as a religious leader.
(c) The reference to Jesus as a martyr.
(d) The reference to Jesus as lord.
2. What did the Christ hymn imply about the domain of Jesus?
(a) It encompassed all people.
(b) It diminished in size.
(c) It encompassed only the Jews.
(d) It encompassed only the gentiles.
3. What does the term Judeo-Christian mean?
(a) Biblical tradition.
(b) Common tradition.
(c) Temple tradition.
(d) Local tradition.
4. What does Mack claim the kingdom of God represented?
(a) An alternative to purgatory.
(b) An alternative to simple death.
(c) An alternative to hell.
(d) An alternative to the current society.
5. What does Mack believe the figure of Jesus became with the Pronouncement Stories?
(a) A martyr.
(b) Interpreter of the law.
(c) A teacher.
(d) A mystic.
6. In the temple-state model of civilization, what system does the priest represent?
7. Where did Rome place its power in the second and first centuries?
(a) In its field commanders.
(b) In its priests.
(c) In its politicians.
(d) In its laborers.
8. What does Mack claim about the authors of the sections in the New Testament?
(a) They are the people each section is attributed to.
(b) They are not the people each section is attributed to.
(c) They were uneducated militants, rebelling against the Church.
(d) They were descendants of Jesus.
9. When would eternal life be obtained, according the Mack's depiction of Paul's letters to the Thessalonians?
(a) In death.
(c) At the end of time.
(d) In accepting Christ.
10. What was the Stoic recommendation for personal virtue?
(a) That man should avoid what was naturally right.
(b) That man could learn what was naturally right.
(c) That man could never learn what was naturally right.
(d) That man could only pretend to know what was naturally right.
11. What did Paul's argument do to Jews and Christians?
(b) Made the two into one religion.
(c) Set Jews in opposition to Christians.
(d) Put the two together in brotherhood.
12. Why does Mack state that people become silent when confronted with Biblical information?
(a) There is little public knowledge about the Bible.
(b) People are afraid to be incorrect in their interpretations of the Bible.
(c) People have too much time invested in the study of the Bible.
(d) There is too much public knowledge about the Bible.
13. Why were issues such as homosexuality a source of cultural conflict?
(a) It was not accepted by any culture.
(b) It was unheard of in any culture.
(c) It was accepted by all cultures.
(d) It was accepted by one culture, and rejected by another.
14. What does Carsten Thiede claim about the Magdalen fragments?
(a) They are not real.
(b) They are from the fourth century.
(c) They are from the eighth century.
(d) They are from the mid first century.
15. Who were the super apostles at Corinth?
(a) Hebrews and Israelites.
(b) Disciples of Paul.
(c) Jews and Protestants.
(d) The Pillars of Jerusalem.
Short Answer Questions
1. What two words came to represent the debate between power and the divine law of nature?
2. What is a Christ hymn?
3. Where did the Jesus movement begin their change to the Christ cult?
4. Why is Paul's' letter to the Romans different from his other letters?
5. What does Paul ask Philemon to do with Onesimus?
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