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Review Quiz

  1. What was probably the first book of the New Testament to be written?
      a. Matthew
      b. Romans
      c. First Thessalonians
      d. Mark
  2. The spread of Greek culture and language is known as _____.
      a. paganism
      b. Hellenization
      c. Greco-Roman world
      d. daimonia
  3. Greco-Roman religion incorporated which of the following?
      a. creeds
      b. tolerance
      c. sacred texts
      d. ethical commitments
  4. Which of the following was not a household deity?
      a. Penates
      b. Lares
      c. Daimonia
      d. Genius
  5. Who among the following was not thought to be a demigod or divine man?
      a. Alexander the Great
      b. Pythagoras
      c. Heracles
      d. Philostratus
  6. The term “cult” means _____.
      a. strange belief
      b. magic
      c. gods
      d. care
  7. When individuals wished to know the will of a god, they visited a(n) _____.
      a. oracle
      b. cult
      c. daimonia
      d. lares
  8. Most people in the ancient world believed that _____.
      a. religion brought a happy afterlife
      b. religion brought immortality
      c. religion secured life in this world
      d. religion helped only moral people
  9. Who among the following was often believed to be divine?
      a. senators
      b. equestrians
      c. emperor
      d. augurs
  10. Which term refers to the interpretation of a sacrificial animal's entrails?
      a. lares
      b. oracles
      c. extispicy
      d. divination
  11. In the Greco-Roman world, the religious and political realms typically _____.
      a. functioned together in hopes of securing peace and prosperity
      b. remained distinct; politicians did not participate in religion
      c. remained distinct; politicians created their own religions
      d. clashed; they couldn't agree on appropriate forms of worship
  12. In the ancient world, most people _____.
      a. were priests
      b. worshipped the same, exclusive set of gods
      c. participated in religious rituals
      d. were monotheists
  13. Understanding Greco-Roman religion is useful for the study of the New Testament because _____.
      a. the Greco-Roman world foreshadows the early Christian experience
      b. New Testament authors wrote within the context of the Greco-Roman world
      c. Greco-Roman prophets made predictions about Jesus
      d. Jesus' ministry focused on converting pagans
  14. The term “Gentile” designates _____.
      a. a non-Jew
      b. a Jew
      c. a disciple of Jesus
      d. someone who is Hellenized.
  15. Polytheism _____.
      a. was not exclusive
      b. refers only to the highest level of Greco-Roman gods
      c. was not the most popular form of religion in the ancient world
      d. focused on the afterlife
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