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Review Quiz

  1. Among his contemporaries, Paul was _____.
      a. loved and highly respected by everyone
      b. controversial
      c. uniformly hated
      d. universally acknowledged as an authority
  2. Which book of the New Testament has been attributed to Paul even though it does not claim Pauline authorship?
      a. Galatians
      b. Ephesians
      c. Philemon
      d. Hebrews
  3. Paul preached that salvation _____.
      a. was available only to Jews
      b. was available only to Gentiles
      c. was equally available to Jews and Gentiles
      d. was dependent on following the Law
  4. The term “pseudepigrapha” means _____.
      a. genuine writings
      b. writings under a false name
      c. false prophecy
      d. revelation
  5. Which of the following is not one of the Pastoral epistles?
      a. 1 Timothy
      b. 2 Timothy
      c. 1 John
      d. Titus
  6. Which of the following is not one of the Deutero-Pauline epistles?
      a. Ephesians
      b. 1 Thessalonians
      c. Colossians
      d. 2 Thessalonians
  7. Scholars agree that Paul wrote all of the following except _____.
      a. Philemon
      b. 3 Corinthians
      c. Philippians
      d. 1 Thessalonians
  8. Many scholars think Paul wrote his letters around _____.
      a. 10 BCE
      b. 15 CE
      c. 35 CE
      d. 50 CE
  9. Paul was a _____.
      a. Pharisee
      b. Sadducee
      c. Essene
      d. Zealot
  10. Paul referred to Jesus as _____.
      a. a fraud
      b. a charlatan
      c. the first fruits of the resurrection
      d. the Word
  11. Paul believed all of the following about the Law except _____.
      a. it puts a person in a right standing before God
      b. it shows that everyone is alienated from God
      c. it points out human sinfulness
      d. it has been misused
  12. Which of the following was definitely not written pseudonymously in Paul's name?
      a. 3 Corinthians
      b. 2 Timothy
      c. a letter to the church of Laodicea
      d. Galatians
  13. When comparing the Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral epistles with those considered genuinely Pauline, which of following is not evidence against Pauline authorship?
      a. differences in genre
      b. differences in writing style
      c. differences in vocabulary
      d. differences in theology
  14. Which of the following does not represent a methodological issue for the study of Paul?
      a. the occasional nature of the Pauline letters
      b. Paul's dominance in the canon
      c. the Pauline traditions in Acts
      d. the Pauline pseudepigrapha
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