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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. When does Mack claim most of the works discussed in Chapter 8 were written?
(a) The fifth century.
(b) The eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries.
(c) The first century.
(d) The second, third, and fourth centuries.
2. What does the gospel of Matthew argue Jesus' teachings were based on?
(a) The Torah.
(b) The gospel of Q.
(c) The gospel of Luke.
(d) The gospel of Mark.
3. What does Mack argue the Gospel of Matthew is a document for?
(b) The Christ cult.
(c) Jewish Christianity.
4. Whose conversion eventually led to the creation of the New Testament?
5. What is the only feature that all Christian religions have in common?
(a) Prayers to Mary.
(b) Alms for the poor.
(c) Reliance on the Bible.
(d) Prayers for the sick.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did the writer of the gospel of Luke write the gospel, according to Mack?
2. Who is the star from Chapter 13 to the end of the Acts of the Apostles?
3. Who was the leader of the empire who tried to have his images placed in the temple of Jerusalem?
4. What was the core objective of the epic of Israel through the end of the second temple?
5. Who does Mack argue at the end of Chapter 8 became the beloved disciple?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the observations Mack claims are important about Mark's use of the pronouncement stories.
2. Explain Mack's discussion of when the Epistles of Peter and Jude were written. What references does he use to attempt to date the pieces?
3. What two values are integrated in the Letters of Ignatius, and what is the result?
4. What two strong desires drove Christianity?
5. What are the three concerns underlying the treatise to the Hebrews?
6. Explain the conversion of Constantine, and why it was pivotal in the creation of the Bible.
7. What did the Jewish scripture available to early Christians consist of?
8. What was Valentinus' story of the tragedy of the birth of the world?
9. What were the four ways of reading the scripture that supported the Christian inclusion of Jewish scripture in their religion?
10. What were the two key arguments that the centrists tried to use against the non-centrist positions of Valentinus and Marcion?
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