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Review Quiz

  1. The term “canon” means _____.
      a. orthodox
      b. heretical
      c. authoritative
      d. measuring rod
  2. How many books are there in the New Testament?
      a. 25
      b. 26
      c. 27
      d. 28
  3. Which of the following is not a designation for the Jewish canon?
      a. Old Testament
      b. Judaism
      c. Hebrew Bible
      d. Jewish Scriptures
  4. The New Testament was written in what language?
      a. Greek
      b. Hebrew
      c. Aramaic
      d. Latin
  5. The word “gospel” means _____.
      a. life
      b. good news
      c. divine writing
      d. salvation
  6. The New Testament Gospels are traditionally ascribed to all of the following except _____.
      a. John
      b. Luke
      c. Paul
      d. Mark
  7. Which book describes the early spread of Christianity?
      a. Gospel of Mark
      b. Acts of the Apostles
      c. Revelation
      d. The Shepherd of Hermas
  8. How many books in the New Testament claim to be written by Paul?
      a. 13
      b. 10
      c. 8
      d. 5
  9. Which of the following is a New Testament epistle?
      a. Romans
      b. Revelation
      c. Acts of the Apostles
      d. Psalms
  10. What is the name of the author of the book of Revelation?
      a. Paul
      b. John
      c. Jesus
      d. Luke
  11. The Nag Hammadi codices are written in what language?
      a. Latin
      b. Greek
      c. Hebrew
      d. Coptic
  12. By the end of what century did Christians begin to call Jesus' words scripture?
      a. first century BCE
      b. first century CE
      c. second century CE
      d. fifth century CE
  13. In the study of early Christianity, the term “heretical” means _____.
      a. diverse
      b. false
      c. orthodox
      d. ancient
  14. Which of the following does not characterize the surviving Greek manuscripts of the New Testament?
      a. They were produced by scribes.
      b. They occasionally lack verses.
      c. They were produced in the first century.
      d. There are differences among them.
  15. Which traditional Christian doctrine is only explicitly taught in a passage most likely not originally in the New Testament?
      a. virgin birth
      b. Trinity
      c. justification by faith
      d. substitutionary atonement
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