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Review Quiz

  1. During Jesus' ministry, women seem to have done all the following except _____.
      a. anoint him with oil
      b. provide him with financial support
      c. participate in the Last Supper
      d. travel with him from Galilee to Jerusalem
  2. Jesus' associations with women are characterized as all of the following except _____.
      a. typical for Judaism at the time
      b. multiply attested
      c. a regular element of his ministry
      d. contextually credible
  3. The Gospels report all of the following about Mary Magdalene except _____.
      a. she was a prostitute
      b. she experienced an exorcism
      c. she was one of the women who visited the empty tomb
      d. she traveled with Jesus and his disciples around Galilee
  4. In Paul's letter to Rome, he calls Phoebe _____.
      a. foremost among the apostles
      b. a deacon
      c. a bishop
      d. an elder
  5. According to Paul, Prisca _____.
      a. contributed significantly to the Gentile mission
      b. was one of the prominent disciples of Jesus
      c. was martyred for the Christian faith
      d. remained unmarried like Paul
  6. Paul seems to have believed that _____.
      a. there is sexual equality in this world
      b. women should act like men
      c. sexual equality was not yet a social reality
      d. men should urge women to preach
  7. Which of the following does not serve as evidence that 1 Corinthians 14:34–35 was later added to 1 Corinthians by someone other than Paul?
      a. The passage is written in different places in different manuscripts.
      b. The passage interrupts the flow of Paul's discourse.
      c. Paul viewed women as naturally different than men.
      d. Paul does not encourage the silence of women anywhere else in his letters.
  8. The early Christian movement _____.
      a. was made up largely of men
      b. was made up largely of women
      c. was a public group
      d. was non-apocalyptic
  9. The most important virtue for men in antiquity was _____.
      a. love
      b. knowledge
      c. honor
      d. fairness
  10. In antiquity, women exercised authority primarily in _____.
      a. the Temple
      b. the workplace
      c. the court of law
      d. the home
  11. All of the following texts seem to have allowed women to hold significant positions except _____.
      a. 1 Timothy
      b. Romans
      c. Acts
      d. Philippians
  12. 1 Timothy recommends all of the following for women except _____.
      a. they should procreate with their husbands
      b. they should avoid teaching in their congregations
      c. they should avoid marriage
      d. they should avoid telling old wives' tales
  13. The term “widows” in 1 Timothy seems to refer to _____.
      a. early Christian women whose husbands had died
      b. early Christian women who had no husband, regardless of prior marital status
      c. elderly Christian women
      d. clever women in the Christian community
  14. The Acts of Thecla serves as stark contrast to which of the following?
      a. the Pastoral epistles
      b. Paul's letter to the Romans
      c. Jesus' associations with women
      d. Stoic philosophy
  15. Which of the following did not seem to contribute to diminished roles for women in the early church?
      a. the increasingly public presence of the church
      b. Jesus' experience with women
      c. ancient ideologies of gender
      d. the decline in apocalyptic fervor
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