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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Mack argue the Letter to the Hebrews is, in reality?
(a) A philosophical exhortation.
(b) Letters that should be attributed to Paul.
(c) False letters from the Jewish leaders.
(d) A statement of principle.
2. What does Mack call the Christian myth, in terms of its completion?
(a) A complete fictitious myth.
(b) An incomplete historical reference.
(c) An unfinished epic.
(d) A completed canon.
3. What does Mack believe the authors intended to convey by having Peter and James defend Paul's ideas about Jewish law?
(a) That the Christian message was not meant for Jews.
(b) That the Christian message was meant for Jews.
(c) That the Christian message was meant for gentiles.
(d) That the Christian message was not meant for gentiles.
4. Why were the revisions of the scriptures not convincing before 70 C.E.?
(a) They could not match the logic that the epic was for Jesus.
(b) They could not match the logic that the epic was for the second-temple Jerusalem.
(c) They could not match the logic that the epic was for the Greek state.
(d) They could not match the logic that the epic was for the Roman empire.
5. What term replaced "disciples"?
6. Who was the first of this group to attack centrist Christianity?
(d) Marcion of Sinope.
7. Why does Mack argue Jesus' death is qualitatively different from all other deaths of the prophets?
(a) Jesus was the enemy of the state.
(b) Jesus was immortal.
(c) Jesus was a martyr.
(d) Jesus was the son of God.
8. What is contained in 1 Clement?
(a) Instructions for congregations.
(b) Sayings of Jesus.
(c) An admonishment to Corinth congregations.
(d) The story of Jesus.
9. What did Clement argue about the "new song" of Christianity?
(a) It was a new, vibrant way to view God.
(b) It was an incorrect theory.
(c) It was not new at all.
(d) It was based on Judaism.
10. Who began to give an account of the new religion to Greeks, Romans, and others?
(a) Local Bishops.
(b) Jewish intellectuals.
(c) Roman rulers.
(d) Christian intellectuals.
11. What does Mack claim was added to John 19:35?
(a) A witness who saw Jesus rise.
(b) A witness who saw blood and water come out of Jesus.
(c) A witness who saw Jesus turn water to wine.
(d) A witness who saw blood come out of Jesus.
12. What do the sermons in the Acts attempt to do?
(a) Validate the authority of the disciples.
(b) Validate the claims of Jesus.
(c) Validate God.
(d) Validate the rights of the Jews.
13. What does Mack claim the author of the Acts of the Apostles set out to show?
(a) Disagreement between Christianity and Judaism.
(b) Agreement between Christianity and Judaism.
(c) Disagreement among the apostles.
(d) Agreement among the apostles.
14. When does Mack argue Mark's gospel was written?
(a) Prior to the birth of Christ.
(b) During the fourth century.
(c) After the Roman-Jewish war.
(d) Before the Roman-Jewish war.
15. What list became the Christian Bible?
(a) The Festal Letter of Athenasius.
(b) The list of Eusebius.
(c) The list of Jerome's translations.
(d) The letter of Trier.
Short Answer Questions
1. It is as important for the disciples to be apostles as it is for Jesus to be ___________________.
2. What does Mack claim are the building blocks of the Gospel of John?
3. What did the Centrists seek to prove to the challengers?
4. In Revelations, who was found worthy enough to open the seven seals?
5. What does Mack claim is Mark's greatest achievement?
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