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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is the star from Chapter 13 to the end of the Acts of the Apostles?
2. When does Mack argue Mark's gospel was written?
(a) Before the Roman-Jewish war.
(b) Prior to the birth of Christ.
(c) During the fourth century.
(d) After the Roman-Jewish war.
3. 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 the death of Christ.
(c) The confirmation of God as a Jewish myth.
(d) The establishment of the temple-state.
4. What does the gospel of Matthew argue Jesus' teachings were based on?
(a) The gospel of Mark.
(b) The gospel of Q.
(c) The Torah.
(d) The gospel of Luke.
5. Why did the literature that the early bishops threw out survive?
(a) It was protected by other bishops.
(b) Jews preserved it.
(c) Christians continued to read it.
(d) It was protected by the Romans.
6. Where did the writer of the gospel of Luke write the gospel, according to Mack?
(a) A location near the Aegean Sea.
7. What is contained in 1 Clement?
(a) Sayings of Jesus.
(b) The story of Jesus.
(c) Instructions for congregations.
(d) An admonishment to Corinth congregations.
8. What collection of early Christian texts does the Didache now belong to?
(a) The Dead Sea Scrolls.
(b) The Apostolic Fathers.
(d) Acts of the Apostles.
9. 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 Jesus.
(b) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of the overseer.
(c) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of God.
(d) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of the Romans.
10. What became an interest for early third century scholars?
(a) Apostolic writings.
(b) The Torah.
(c) Letters of Esther.
(d) The Montanist.
11. When do scholars place the writing of the Gospel of John?
(a) In the 90s.
(b) In the 1800s.
(c) In the third century.
(d) Before Christ.
12. What does Mark's gospel do to the disciples that the story of Q did not?
(a) Names them.
(b) Worships them.
(c) Ignores them.
(d) Kills them.
13. Whose conversion eventually led to the creation of the New Testament?
14. How does John portray Jesus, according to Mack?
(a) As a powerful ruler.
(b) As a teacher.
(c) As the spirit of God.
(d) As a cosmic Lord.
15. Why did the book of Hebrews not succeed?
(a) It was too long.
(b) It was illogical.
(c) It was too intellectual.
(d) It was against the Jews.
Short Answer Questions
1. What term replaced "disciples"?
2. Why are the Epistles of Peter and Jude called the Catholic epistles?
3. What does Mack claim about Paul's letters to Colossians and Ephesians?
4. What does Mack argue the author of the letters to the Hebrews is saying?
5. It is as important for the disciples to be apostles as it is for Jesus to be ___________________.
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