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Burton L. Mack
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mack claim was the slogan for Paul's gospel?
(a) Freedom from sin.
(b) Freedom from the law.
(c) Freedom from exile.
(d) Freedom from persecution.

2. Why is Paul's' letter to the Romans different from his other letters?
(a) The letter was written in anger.
(b) The letter was not written by Paul.
(c) He wrote the Romans to ask for funding.
(d) He wrote the Romans for different reasons.

3. What concept was important to the Jewish temple-state, the Greek polis, and the Roman system of government?
(a) Divinity.
(b) Politics.
(c) Virtue.
(d) Law.

4. What does each of these movements attempt to link Jesus to, according to Mack?
(a) The kingdom of God.
(b) The fight against Rome.
(c) Jerusalem.
(d) The grand traditions of Israel.

5. Why does Mack claim groups are forming outside the boundaries of religion to study the Bible?
(a) They hope to find salvation.
(b) They hope to find their faith.
(c) They hope to discover fundamental truths from the past.
(d) They hope to find solutions to political issues.

6. What feature of the Christ cult does Mack claim Paul found irresistible?
(a) The concept of a group dedicated to Jesus and the Jewish codes of cleanliness.
(b) The concept of a social group of only the lower class.
(c) The concept of a social group with mixed ethnicity and social status.
(d) The concept of an unmixed social group.

7. Who were the Judaizers?
(a) Jewish Christian missionaries who disagreed with Paul's freedom from the law gospel.
(b) Christian missionaries who sought to bring about the end of the Jews.
(c) Jewish Christian missionaries who agreed with Paul's freedom from the law gospel.
(d) Jewish missionaries who disagreed with Christianity.

8. How many books of the New Testament is Paul responsible for, according to Mack?
(a) One.
(b) All of them.
(c) Five.
(d) Over one half.

9. What does the term Judeo-Christian mean?
(a) Local tradition.
(b) Common tradition.
(c) Biblical tradition.
(d) Temple tradition.

10. What became the sign of belonging to the new fellowship that became the Christ cult?
(a) Singing together.
(b) Eating together.
(c) Praying together.
(d) Fighting together.

11. What problem did Paul define as the human problem?
(a) Greed.
(b) The power of false idols.
(c) The power of sin.
(d) Pride.

12. What two realms did the Corinthians combine?
(a) Greek philosophy and the Christ myth.
(b) The Christ myth and Jewish belief.
(c) Jewish belief and Greek myth.
(d) Greek philosophy and Jewish belief.

13. How did the Christ cult differ form the Jesus movement?
(a) It focused on Jesus' life and celebrated his spirit.
(b) It focused on Jesus' death and his teachings.
(c) It focused on Jesus' death and celebrated his spirit.
(d) It focused on Jesus' life and his teachings.

14. What does the passage in Romans 3:21-26 say about why Jesus' death was effective?
(a) Because he was faithful.
(b) Because he was a sinner.
(c) Because he was justified.
(d) Because he was the son of God.

15. Where did Rome place its power in the second and first centuries?
(a) In its priests.
(b) In its laborers.
(c) In its field commanders.
(d) In its politicians.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does evidence for the Christ cult come from?

2. Why does Mack state that people become silent when confronted with Biblical information?

3. What was the Greek concept of civilization?

4. What was Paul's first argument against the idea that Christians should practice Jewish law?

5. What two systems helped define the temple-state?

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