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Review Quiz

  1. The word “catholic” means_____.
      a. official
      b. orthodox
      c. universal
      d. occasional
  2. The Epistle to the Hebrews depicts the Law as_____.
      a. perfect
      b. not God given
      c. inadequate
      d. irreplaceable
  3. The primary point of Hebrews is to show that _____.
      a. Christianity is superior to Judaism
      b. Christianity is the same as Judaism
      c. Judaism is superior to Christianity
      d. Christians must follow the Law
  4. The theme of shadow and reality in the Epistle to the Hebrews is most similar to_____.
      a. Plato
      b. Pliny
      c. Paul
      d. Peter
  5. According to the Epistle of Barnabas, Judaism is _____.
      a. false
      b. perfect
      c. the basis of Christianity
      d. compatible with Christianity
  6. At the beginning of its history, Christianity was _____.
      a. illegal
      b. state sponsored
      c. practiced widely
      d. relatively unknown
  7. In earliest Christianity, all of the following were true except _____.
      a. Christianity was an exclusive group
      b. Christians had to reject previous religious affiliations
      c. Christians were supposed to maintain their family relationships no matter what
      d. the church became a new family
  8. Opponents of Christianity suggested all of the following except _____.
      a. Christians held orgies
      b. Christians committed infanticide
      c. Christians committed deicide
      d. Christians were guilty of incest
  9. The first known governmental action against Christians was perpetrated by _____.
      a. Trajan
      b. Marcus Aurelius
      c. Nero
      d. Pliny the Younger
  10. Pliny executed Christians because _____.
      a. Christianity was illegal
      b. they killed babies
      c. they refused to worship the gods
      d. they disrupted families
  11. 1 Peter is primarily concerned with _____.
      a. Christian orthodoxy
      b. false prophets
      c. leadership of the clergy
      d. Christian suffering
  12. 1 Peter claims to have been written in Babylon, a most likely a code word for _____.
      a. Jerusalem
      b. Alexandria
      c. Rome
      d. Corinth
  13. Who leaves behind a father and infant son to suffer martyrdom in a Roman amphitheatre?
      a. Barnabas
      b. Perpetua
      c. Ignatius
      d. Polycarp
  14. At the end of the first century, approximately what percentage of the Roman Empire was Christian?
      a. less than one
      b. two
      c. five
      d. ten
  15. Scholars have suggested all of the following contributed to Christian conversions in the first three centuries of the faith except _____.
      a. martyrdoms
      b. the church's role as a social network
      c. stories of Jesus' miracles and power
      d. the New Testament canon
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