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Burton L. Mack
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 the Romans.
(b) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of Jesus.
(c) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of the overseer.
(d) For people to follow the gospel and the instructions of God.

2. 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 establishment of the Church.
(c) The confirmation of the death of Christ.
(d) The establishment of the temple-state.

3. What did Justin say about the treatment of the Jews by God, in terms of the fall of the temple and the diaspora?
(a) They deserved it because they were not Christian.
(b) They deserved it because they were wrong.
(c) They deserved it because they were bad people.
(d) They deserved it because they were corrupt.

4. Why does Mack argue Jesus' death is qualitatively different from all other deaths of the prophets?
(a) Jesus was a martyr.
(b) Jesus was the enemy of the state.
(c) Jesus was immortal.
(d) Jesus was the son of God.

5. What two sources does Mack claim Matthew used for his gospel?
(a) The book of Q and the gospel of Mark.
(b) The gospel of Mark and the gospel of Luke.
(c) The book of Q and the gospel of Luke.
(d) The book of Q and the gospel of the Christ cult.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mack claim is Mark's greatest achievement?

2. What is different about Peter in comparison to Jude?

3. What list became the Christian Bible?

4. What term replaced "disciples"?

5. What did the temple at Jerusalem serve as, in terms of a symbol?

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