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Review Quiz

  1. Which of the following books is definitely not pseudonymous?
      a. 2 Thessalonians
      b. 1 Corinthians
      c. Titus
      d. 1 Timothy
  2. Which of the following is not one of the Pastoral epistles?
      a. 2 Thessalonians
      b. 1 Timothy
      c. Titus
      d. 2 Timothy
  3. Which of the following is pseudonymous?
      a. 1 Corinthians
      b. 2 Corinthians
      c. 3 Corinthians
      d. 1 Thessalonians
  4. All of the following were reasons for writing pseudonymously except _____.
      a. for profit
      b. as an act of humility
      c. to gain authority for the work
      d. to become famous
  5. One reason some scholars doubt the authenticity of the authorship claim of 2 Thessalonians is _____.
      a. it claims to have been written by Paul
      b. it talks about church leadership structures unknown in Paul's day
      c. it teaches the end will not come immediately
      d. the author claims to have worked in Thessalonica
  6. Colossians appears to oppose _____.
      a. Paul
      b. Jewish mysticism
      c. Gentiles
      d. marriage
  7. The opponents in 1Timothy appear to resemble _____.
      a. Montanists
      b. Marcionites
      c. Gnostics
      d. Ebionites
  8. One of the central concerns in the Pastoral epistles is _____.
      a. administration of the church
      b. explaining the delay of the parousia
      c. establishing Paul's authority
      d. establishing Timothy's authority
  9. In the churches that Paul founded, all of the following were true except _____.
      a. they were charismatic communities
      b. they believed everyone had received gifts from God's Spirit
      c. there was one man who was in charge
      d. when there was a problem they wrote to Paul for advice
  10. The word “bishop” means _____.
      a. man
      b. overseer
      c. elder
      d. minister
  11. The word “presbyter” means _____.
      a. man
      b. overseer
      c. elder
      d. minister
  12. The author of the Pastorals writes against all of the following except _____.
      a. celibacy
      b. marriage
      c. women's leadership
      d. myths and genealogies
  13. Which of the following is not a difference between Ephesians and the undisputed letters?
      a. The undisputed letters say Paul was blameless before following Christ while Ephesians says he followed the desires of the flesh
      b. Ephesians says Christians have been raised with Christ while the undisputed letters look forward to being raised with Christ
      c. Ephesians speaks of “works of the law” while the undisputed letters talk about “works” more generally
      d. Ephesians has much longer sentences than the undisputed letters
  14. The author of 2 Thessalonians claims all of the following about the end except _____.
      a. it will come like a “thief in the night”
      b. it is still to come
      c. it should not encourage apocalyptic freeloading
      d. it will be preceded by certain events
  15. Ephesians and Colossians use which term in a different manner from its usual meaning in Paul's undisputed letters?
      a. resurrection
      b. works
      c. cross
      d. forgery
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