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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why did the literature that the early bishops threw out survive?
(a) Christians continued to read it.
(b) It was protected by the Romans.
(c) It was protected by other bishops.
(d) Jews preserved it.
2. 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 God.
(b) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of Jesus.
(c) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of the Romans.
(d) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of the overseer.
3. What did the Centrists seek to prove to the challengers?
(a) That the Christian God was the same as the Jewish God.
(b) That God did not exist.
(c) That the Christian God was not the same as the Jewish God.
(d) That God cared only for the Jews.
4. Why does Mack argue Jesus' death is qualitatively different from all other deaths of the prophets?
(a) Jesus was the son of God.
(b) Jesus was the enemy of the state.
(c) Jesus was immortal.
(d) Jesus was a martyr.
5. What does Mack claim was added to John 19:35?
(a) A witness who saw blood and water come out of Jesus.
(b) A witness who saw blood come out of Jesus.
(c) A witness who saw Jesus turn water to wine.
(d) A witness who saw Jesus rise.
6. In Revelations, who was found worthy enough to open the seven seals?
(d) The lamb.
7. What did the temple at Jerusalem serve as, in terms of a symbol?
(a) It was the symbol of God.
(b) It was the symbol of Jesus.
(c) It was the symbol of Jewish presence.
(d) It was the symbol of peace.
8. What was the core objective of the epic of Israel through the end of the second temple?
(a) The confirmation of God as a Jewish myth.
(b) The confirmation of the death of Christ.
(c) The establishment of the temple-state.
(d) The establishment of the Church.
9. What is the common core of the Jewish scriptures?
(a) The New Testament.
(b) The five books of Moses.
(c) The Dead Sea Scrolls.
10. What does Mack say about the letter of Jude?
(a) It is a historical marvel.
(b) It is a sloppy literary production.
(c) It is an intellectual masterpiece.
(d) It is literary genius.
11. How did Luke portray Jesus?
(a) A powerful deity.
(b) A teacher of the Torah.
(c) A wandering prophet.
(d) The manifestation of obedience to the spirit.
12. What does Mack claim is the point of the Letter of James?
(a) Showing the importance of the Christian faith.
(b) Showing the importance of God's will.
(c) Showing the importance of living a moral life.
(d) Showing the importance Jesus' word.
13. What does Mack claim about Paul's letters to Colossians and Ephesians?
(a) They are attempts to sabotage his name.
(b) They did not truly exist.
(c) They are filled with lies.
(d) They are not authentic.
14. What was the shift in mythmaking, according to Mack, that occurred at the turn of the second century?
(a) Christians began to disassociate from John.
(b) Christians began to attribute more writings to Jesus himself.
(c) Christians began to leave behind the gospels.
(d) Christians began to associate gospels with disciples.
15. What did Justin argue to the Romans about Christianity?
(a) That it actually helped them.
(b) That it hurt their government.
(c) That all Christians should be exiled.
(d) That it was better than Judaism.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why are the Epistles of Peter and Jude called the Catholic epistles?
2. Who was the leader of the empire who tried to have his images placed in the temple of Jerusalem?
3. What is contained in 1 Clement?
4. What does Mack claim the author of the Acts of the Apostles set out to show?
5. When do scholars place the writing of the Gospel of John?
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