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(01) What gospel writer is the first to create a Christian philosophy of history in which he divides history into three periods? (a) Mark (b) Matthew (c) Luke (d) John

(02) Most scholars consider this gospel to be a second edition of the Gospel of Mark (a) Matthew (b) Luke (c) Paul (d) John (e) none of above.

(03) What gospel author adds 13 quotations of Old Testament passages to suggest that certain parts of Jesus’ life and teachings are fulfillments of ancient prophecy? (a) Mark (b) Matthew (c) Luke (d) John (e) Thomas

(04) There are two types of gospels written by early Christians. One is the narrative or plot-type gospel and the other is the: (a) cross gospel, (c) sayings gospel, (b) apocalyptic gospel, (d) miracle-signs gospel, (e) none of the above.

(05) Mark is the first Christian theologian to link together the two ideas of (a) gospel and letter, (b) messiah and disciple, (c) myth and ritual, (d) financial success and mega-church evangelism, (e) Old and New Testaments.

(06) What gospel begins with a genealogy of Jesus similar to the genealogies in the book of Genesis? (a) Mark (b) Matthew (c) Luke (d) John (e) Thomas

(07) The primary theological question Mark asks his readers is: (a) "how can the believer be a big success in life?" (b) "who killed Jesus?" (c) "how should ‘messiah’ be defined?" (d) "how can someone be born again?"

(08) Mark relates his basic understanding of Jesus to what Old Testament chapter? (a) Exodus 28 (b) Jonah 2 (c) Genesis 12 (d) Isaiah 53 (e) Ezekiel 11.

(09) In the Gospel of Mark, which of Jesus' disciples is related to Satan in an unexplained manner? (a) Thomas (b) Andrew (c) John (d) Peter (e) James

(10) Mark's literary refrain "for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see" is used in relation to: (a) miracle stories, (b) conflict stories, (c) parables, (d) the Romans, (d) art appreciation, (f) none of the above.

(11) The ancient manuscripts of the Gospel of Mark basically have how many different endings to the story? (a) two (b) five (c) six (d) nine.

(12) The Greek word Christos (Christ) is the word Christians used to translate the Hebrew word for: (a) Lord (b) Son of Man (c) Son of God (d) master (e) messiah.

(13) Scholars can date the Gospel of Mark because it evidences Mark’s knowledge of (a) Paul's death (b) the Jewish war of revolt (c) Matthew's Gospel (d) Dead Sea Scrolls (e) Peter’s death (f) the Roman emperor of that year.

(14) Mark's gospel begins with (a) stories of the virgin birth, (b) stories of the shepherds in the fields, (c) a quotation from John 3:16, (d) a story about John the Baptizer, (e) statements about its historical accuracy and verifiability.

(15) What gospel writer makes his gospel story the first book of a two-book story? (a) John (b) Luke (c) Matthew (d) Mark (e) Paul (f) Peter.

(16) Mark's story about Jesus begins in what location? (a) Jerusalem, (b) Jericho, (c) Capernaum, (d) Galilee, (e) Damascus, (f) Dead Sea, (g) Riyadh.

(17) Mark makes no reference to: (a) Jesus as the suffering servant, (b) parables, (c) Jesus’ execution, (d) being born again, (e) Pharisees, (f) Jerusalem.

(18) What gospel writer was described in class as collecting Jesus' written sayings and arranging them into five “speeches”? (a) Matthew (b) Mark (c) Luke (d) John.

(19) What gospel author was described in class as a messianic Pharisee and a “scribe trained for the kingdom”? (a) Matthew (b) Mark (c) Luke (d) John (e) Paul.

(20) According to lecture, when Matthew revises Mark’s miracle stories, he consistently does what? (a) adds more material to make each miracle longer and more complex (b) deletes extraneous material to get to the main point (c) adds comments about scientific cures (d) compares Jesus’ rituals to magic.

(21) According to lecture and readings, Marks’ Greek word parabole is simply transliterated into English as “parable”, but how is it best translated into English? (a) metaphor (b) story (c) legend (d) saying (e) riddle (f) allegory.

(22) What gospel writer was described in class as introducing the new idea that the disciples understood all of Jesus’ parables? (a) Matthew (b) Mark (c) Luke (d) John.

(23) The so-called "Sermon on the Mount" is only found in what gospel? (a) Mark (b) Matthew (c) Peter (d) John (e) Luke.

(24) According to lecture, what gospel writer begins with a literary prologue in which he states that only his gospel has the truth? (a) Mark (b) Matthew (c) Luke (d) John

(25) This is the only non-synoptic gospel in the New Testament: (a) Matthew (b) Mark (c) Luke (d) John (e) Acts (f) Revelation.

(26) According to lecture, what are the two most obvious additions to the Gospel of Mark made by the author of the Gospel of Matthew? (choose one): (a) the addition of an apocalyptic speech and a prayer, (b) the addition of infancy stories and sayings, (c) stories about the disciples travelling overseas to their deaths, (d) the addition of hymns and prayers from ancient churches.

(27) The different conclusions to the three synoptic gospels each have separate ideas of where Jesus’ resurrection appearances occurred. One type states he only appeared in his resurrected form in Jerusalem, the other type says he only appeared in: (a) Samaria (b) Gaza (c) Bethlehem (d) Galilee (e) Qumran (f) Bethlehem

(28) Matthew’s new idea is to portray both himself and Jesus as the classic Jewish (a) suffering servant (b) teacher-rabbi (c) prophet (d) faith healer (e) exorcist.

(29) Luke focuses the Book of Acts on two of his heroes, one is Peter, the other is: (a) John (b) Jesus (c) Paul (d) Mary Magdalene (e) James.

(30) Matthew also introduces his own interpretation that Jesus is the new: (a) King David (b) wise man Solomon (c) Moses speech-giver (d) first man Adam.

(31) In Mark, an example of the ideal disciple is: (a) a prayer warrior (b) a Roman soldier (c) a financially successful preacher (d) a blind beggar (e) Peter.

(32) Which is NOT a literary genre for a book in the New Testament?: (a) letter (b) gospel (c) apocalypse (d) prophecy (e) acts.

(33) Matthew’s gospel, in contrast to Mark’s gospel, seems to be written primarily to Jewish readers — give one or more indications of this.

(34) List the three synoptic gospels in their chronological order according to lectures:

(35) Define the genre & describe the contents of the theoretical gospel source “Q”. Who used it as a literary source?

(36) What gospel ends with this incomplete sentence: “And they fled from the tomb in fear and astonishment and said nothing to anyone because they were afraid that…”

(37) What gospel writer describes his purpose in writing with this statement: “… I have written for you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, so that you might know the truth concerning the things of which you have been informed”.

(38-39) Briefly discuss the Apostle Paul without reference to the Book of Acts. Begin with the essential features of his biography, and then his basic contribution to the origins of early Christian writings.

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(01) What gospel writer is the first to create a Christian philosophy of history in which he divides history into three periods? (a) Mark (b) Matthew (c) Luke (d) John - b) Matthew in Mt. 1:17

(02) Most scholars consider this gospel to be a second edition of the Gospel of Mark (a) Matthew (b) Luke (c) Paul (d) John (e) none of above. - a) Matthew

(03) What gospel author adds 13 quotations of Old Testament passages to suggest that certain parts of Jesus’ life and teachings are fulfillments of ancient prophecy? (a) Mark (b) Matthew (c) Luke (d) John (e) Thomas – b) Matthew

(04) There are two types of gospels written by early Christians. One is the narrative or plot-type gospel and the other is the: (a) cross gospel, (c) sayings gospel, (b) apocalyptic gospel, (d) miracle-signs gospel, (e) none of the above. - c) sayings gospel

(05) Mark is the first Christian theologian to link together the two ideas of (a) gospel and letter, (b) messiah and disciple, (c) myth and ritual, (d) financial success and mega-church evangelism, (e) Old and New Testaments. - b) messiah and disciple...

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