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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Clement argue about the "new song" of Christianity?
(a) It was an incorrect theory.
(b) It was a new, vibrant way to view God.
(c) It was not new at all.
(d) It was based on Judaism.
2. What collection of early Christian texts does the Didache now belong to?
(a) The Apostolic Fathers.
(c) Acts of the Apostles.
(d) The Dead Sea Scrolls.
3. What does Mack argue John was worried about, which resulted in his authorship of Revelations?
(a) False teachings and affliction.
(b) Sickness and affliction.
(c) Persecution and execution.
(d) False teaching and sickness.
4. Whose conversion eventually led to the creation of the New Testament?
5. What was the core objective of the epic of Israel through the end of the second temple?
(a) The establishment of the Church.
(b) The confirmation of God as a Jewish myth.
(c) The confirmation of the death of Christ.
(d) The establishment of the temple-state.
6. Why are the Epistles of Peter and Jude called the Catholic epistles?
(a) They were addressed to the Pope.
(b) They were addressed to Christians in general.
(c) They were specific to the Catholic church.
(d) They were letters of the Catholic disciples.
7. What does Mack argue is the point of Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus?
(a) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of the overseer.
(b) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of the Romans.
(c) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of God.
(d) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of Jesus.
8. What does Mack argue the Letter to the Hebrews is, in reality?
(a) A philosophical exhortation.
(b) A statement of principle.
(c) Letters that should be attributed to Paul.
(d) False letters from the Jewish leaders.
9. What was Valentinus' claim about what Christ made possible, in terms of knowledge of God?
(a) That Christ made it possible to know God through apostles.
(b) That Christ made it possible to know God by acquaintance.
(c) That Christ made it possible to know about God.
(d) That Christ made it possible to know God through scripture.
10. What is the common core of the Jewish scriptures?
(b) The Dead Sea Scrolls.
(c) The five books of Moses.
(d) The New Testament.
11. What term replaced "disciples"?
12. What does Mack claim is Mark's greatest achievement?
(a) That he succeeded in publishing his work.
(b) That he succeeded in converting the Jews.
(c) That he succeeded in tying Jesus with Moses.
(d) That he succeeded in creating the origins for Christian imagination.
13. What does Mack argue the Gospel of Matthew is a document for?
(a) The Christ cult.
(c) Jewish Christianity.
14. What does canon mean?
(a) A religious book.
(b) A book of history.
(c) Norm or standard.
(d) A date or time.
15. What did the Centrists seek to prove to the challengers?
(a) That the Christian God was not the same as the Jewish God.
(b) That the Christian God was the same as the Jewish God.
(c) That God cared only for the Jews.
(d) That God did not exist.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Justin say about the treatment of the Jews by God, in terms of the fall of the temple and the diaspora?
2. What is Ignatius' second appeal in his letters to the churches?
3. What does Mack claim the author of the Acts of the Apostles set out to show?
4. What does Mack argue the author of the letters to the Hebrews is saying?
5. In Revelations, who was found worthy enough to open the seven seals?
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