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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What term replaced "disciples"?
2. What is the only feature that all Christian religions have in common?
(a) Alms for the poor.
(b) Reliance on the Bible.
(c) Prayers to Mary.
(d) Prayers for the sick.
3. 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 peace.
(d) It was the symbol of Jewish presence.
4. 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 scripture.
(b) That Christ made it possible to know God through apostles.
(c) That Christ made it possible to know God by acquaintance.
(d) That Christ made it possible to know about God.
5. It is as important for the disciples to be apostles as it is for Jesus to be ___________________.
(a) Son of man.
(b) Son of God.
(d) The Christ.
6. 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 Greek state.
(c) They could not match the logic that the epic was for the Roman empire.
(d) They could not match the logic that the epic was for the second-temple Jerusalem.
7. What does Mack claim the author of Acts found, in terms of an answer to what Christianity owed to Jewish history?
(a) A reliance on righteousness.
(b) The concept of sacrifice.
(c) The Christ myth.
(d) The laws of purity.
8. What was the shift in mythmaking, according to Mack, that occurred at the turn of the second century?
(a) Christians began to leave behind the gospels.
(b) Christians began to attribute more writings to Jesus himself.
(c) Christians began to disassociate from John.
(d) Christians began to associate gospels with disciples.
9. What were the disciple teachers known as?
(c) Narrative heirs.
(d) Jesus leaders.
10. What collection of early Christian texts does the Didache now belong to?
(b) The Apostolic Fathers.
(c) Acts of the Apostles.
(d) The Dead Sea Scrolls.
11. Who does Mack argue at the end of Chapter 8 became the beloved disciple?
12. What does Mack claim the author of the Acts of the Apostles set out to show?
(a) Disagreement between Christianity and Judaism.
(b) Disagreement among the apostles.
(c) Agreement between Christianity and Judaism.
(d) Agreement among the apostles.
13. What does Mack argue John was worried about, which resulted in his authorship of Revelations?
(a) False teaching and sickness.
(b) Sickness and affliction.
(c) Persecution and execution.
(d) False teachings and affliction.
14. What list became the Christian Bible?
(a) The list of Eusebius.
(b) The letter of Trier.
(c) The Festal Letter of Athenasius.
(d) The list of Jerome's translations.
15. What do the sermons in the Acts attempt to do?
(a) Validate God.
(b) Validate the authority of the disciples.
(c) Validate the claims of Jesus.
(d) Validate the rights of the Jews.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mack claim both Marcion and Valentinus offered?
2. What was the core objective of the epic of Israel through the end of the second temple?
3. How did early Christians think of their world?
4. What was the first act in Valentinus' cosmic drama?
5. What does canon mean?
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