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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 about the various groups that formed in the schools of Jesus?
(a) They were experimental.
(b) They were disciples of Jesus.
(c) They were dangerous.
(d) They were sent by God.
2. How many books of the New Testament is Paul responsible for, according to Mack?
(a) All of them.
(b) Over one half.
3. What does Mack believe the figure of Jesus became with the Pronouncement Stories?
(a) A teacher.
(b) A martyr.
(c) Interpreter of the law.
(d) A mystic.
4. What did the Greek model of civilization give rise to?
(c) Social stratification.
5. What does Mack claim the Jews had done since the time of David and Solomon?
(a) Recounted their original epic history to retain truth.
(b) Participated in social change.
(c) Revised their epic history.
(d) Lied about their origins to gain social standing.
6. What do the pillars in the Jerusalem group do that other Jesus movements do not?
(a) Believe in the concept of Jesus as a god.
(b) Adhere to the Jewish purity codes.
(c) Believe in the creation myth.
(d) Disobey Jewish purity codes.
7. Why does Mack state that people become silent when confronted with Biblical information?
(a) People are afraid to be incorrect in their interpretations of the Bible.
(b) There is little public knowledge about 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.
8. How did the Christ cult differ form the Jesus movement?
(a) It focused on Jesus' death and his teachings.
(b) It focused on Jesus' death and celebrated his spirit.
(c) It focused on Jesus' life and his teachings.
(d) It focused on Jesus' life and celebrated his spirit.
9. Which of the layers of Q is least embellished?
(a) The fifth.
(b) The first.
(c) The second.
(d) The third.
10. What does each of these movements attempt to link Jesus to, according to Mack?
(a) The grand traditions of Israel.
(b) The kingdom of God.
(c) The fight against Rome.
11. What was the Greek concept of civilization?
(a) The republic.
(b) The city-state.
(c) The temple-state.
(d) The Church.
12. What are sophists?
(a) Wandering teachers who offered insights and knowledge.
(b) Teachers of religious theory in schools.
(c) Paid members of the Church.
(d) Believers in the Jewish faith.
13. What did the Christ hymn imply about the domain of Jesus?
(a) It diminished in size.
(b) It encompassed only the gentiles.
(c) It encompassed only the Jews.
(d) It encompassed all people.
14. What does the term "Christ" imply?
(a) That Jesus was approved by God.
(b) That Jesus was the son of God.
(c) That Jesus was God.
(d) That Jesus was mortal.
15. What was Paul's first argument against the idea that Christians should practice Jewish law?
(a) That the Jewish were unreasonable in their laws.
(b) That he has already won his position with the pillars of Jerusalem.
(c) That the Christians were Jesus' children.
(d) That the Christians were immune to the law of Jewish tradition.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mack claim the Christ hymn was the result of?
2. What were some artifacts that helped preserve one's culture?
3. What role did women play in associations?
4. What does Mack claim the kingdom of God represented?
5. What is the myth of Jesus' death and resurrection rooted in, according to Mack?
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