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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where does evidence for the Christ cult come from?
(a) Letters of Paul written in the 50s.
(b) The Gospel of Thomas.
(c) The Dead Sea Scrolls.
(d) The Sayings of Q.
2. Who were the Judaizers?
(a) Jewish Christian missionaries who agreed with Paul's freedom from the law gospel.
(b) Jewish Christian missionaries who disagreed with Paul's freedom from the law gospel.
(c) Christian missionaries who sought to bring about the end of the Jews.
(d) Jewish missionaries who disagreed with Christianity.
3. 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.
4. What do the pillars in the Jerusalem group do that other Jesus movements do not?
(a) Disobey Jewish purity codes.
(b) Believe in the creation myth.
(c) Believe in the concept of Jesus as a god.
(d) Adhere to the Jewish purity codes.
5. What does Mack claim about the various groups that formed in the schools of Jesus?
(a) They were experimental.
(b) They were disciples of Jesus.
(c) They were sent by God.
(d) They were dangerous.
6. What did the Christ hymn imply about the domain of Jesus?
(a) It encompassed all people.
(b) It encompassed only the Jews.
(c) It encompassed only the gentiles.
(d) It diminished in size.
7. What notion does Mack believe generated enough excitement to influence the formation of different Jesus groups?
(a) The power of the state.
(b) The kingdom of God.
(c) The power of Jesus.
(d) The concept of Jesus as son of God.
8. What is featured in the Gospel of Thomas that is missing in the Book of Q?
(a) References to creation.
(b) References to the disciples.
(c) References to God.
(d) References to the resurrection.
9. Which of the layers of Q is least embellished?
(a) The third.
(b) The fifth.
(c) The first.
(d) The second.
10. 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 Old Testament is true.
(b) Christians have an investment in the idea that the New 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 a collection of myths.
11. What does each of these movements attempt to link Jesus to, according to Mack?
(a) The kingdom of God.
(b) The grand traditions of Israel.
(d) The fight against Rome.
12. What does Mack claim about the image of Christ asking his disciples to eat and drink of him?
(a) It is imaginary.
(b) It is literary.
(c) It is impossible.
(d) It is historical.
13. What did Paul stress was important, since they were "members of Christ"?
(a) The spirit.
(b) The body.
(c) The mind.
(d) The soul.
14. What does Mack suggest the taking up of residence in Jerusalem signifies for the group?
(a) A religious agenda.
(b) A disrespect for Jewish tradition.
(c) A political agenda.
(d) A loyalty to the Pharisee.
15. Which group makes up the fifth of the Jesus Movements?
(a) The People of Q.
(b) The Jewish.
(c) The Pillars in Jerusalem
(d) The disciples of Thomas.
Short Answer Questions
1. What concept was important to the Jewish temple-state, the Greek polis, and the Roman system of government?
2. What were some artifacts that helped preserve one's culture?
3. What does Mack claim about the authors of the sections in the New Testament?
4. What two words came to represent the debate between power and the divine law of nature?
5. Why does Mack state that people become silent when confronted with Biblical information?
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