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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Mack claim the Bible is constantly consulted?
(a) People require it for their faith.
(b) It is the only book of God.
(c) It is important to our politicians.
(d) It is highly important to religious institutions.
2. What was Paul's first argument against the idea that Christians should practice Jewish law?
(a) That the Christians were Jesus' children.
(b) That the Jewish were unreasonable in their laws.
(c) That the Christians were immune to the law of Jewish tradition.
(d) That he has already won his position with the pillars of Jerusalem.
3. What did the Greek model of civilization give rise to?
(b) Social stratification.
4. Why does Mack state that people become silent when confronted with Biblical information?
(a) People are afraid to be incorrect in their interpretations of the Bible.
(b) There is too much public knowledge about the Bible.
(c) People have too much time invested in the study of the Bible.
(d) There is little public knowledge about the Bible.
5. What was the Stoic recommendation for personal virtue?
(a) That man could learn what was naturally right.
(b) That man could only pretend to know what was naturally right.
(c) That man should avoid what was naturally right.
(d) That man could never learn what was naturally right.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mack suggest as a reason that Mark was overly critical of the disciples of Jerusalem?
2. What feature of the Jerusalem group allows readers to build a profile?
3. Why did Paul tone down his views of the freedom of Christians?
4. In the temple-state model of civilization, what system does the king represent?
5. What does Mack claim about the image of Christ asking his disciples to eat and drink of him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What were Paul's arguments against the concept that Christians had to follow Jewish law, if they were claiming to be Jewish?
2. Explain why Paul is so important to views of Christianity, according to Mack.
3. Explain Paul's concept of the spiritual body.
4. Explain why social tension began to mount within the new mixed society of Greco-Roman times, and how these groups tried to keep their culture.
5. What three factors surfaced as questions to answer that would help the different culture's relate to one another, and why were they important?
6. Describe the two major aspects in which the Christ cult differed from the Jesus movements.
7. Explain the three myths merged in Philippians 2:6-11.
8. What were the three exegetical novelties Paul came up with that had a lasting effect on Christianity?
9. Why are Paul's letters to the Thessalonians important?
10. What is the third Jesus movement discussed in the book, and what is/are the primary components of the movement's teachings?
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