rel 126 2 quizzes

Wk 5 Chapters 22-26 / Student Name: ________________________________________ Date: __________


1. Which of the following is not a fact concerning the person Philemon?

a.He is a wealthy slave ownerb.A church meets in his home

c.He had a bitter argument with Pauld.He practices generous hospitality

2. Which of the following is not a fact concerning the person Onesimus?

a.A slave of Philemon

b.Personally, and professionally valuable to Paul during his imprisonment

c.A recent convert to Christ, probably as a result of Paul’s ministry

d.The head jailer of the prison where Paul is incarcerated


3. The humanity of Christ is theologically significant in Hebrews in all of the following ways except . . .

a.Being human allows Christ to die in order to offer the ultimate sacrifice for sin and destroy death

b.Being human allows Christ to identify with human beings in order to sympathize mercifully with their weaknesses

c.Being human allows Christ to become a credible example of perseverance for those who suffer

d.Being human allows Christ to trick the devil so that his divinity can destroy evil

4. Some scholars have proposed which woman as the author of Hebrews?

a.Priscilla b.Phoebe

c.Mary Magdalened.Dorcas

5. True or false? According to Hebrews, faith is “the assurance of things hoped for.”

a. True b. False

6.Some scholars think that Hebrews is a . . .

a.Two-volume bookb.Sermon

c.Guide to sacrificesd.Hymn


7. According to the letter of James, God has a strong preference for . . .

a.The poor over the richb.Men over women

c.Jews over gentilesd.Believers over unbelievers

8. James urges his readers to consider trials in life as nothing but . . .

a.Joyb.God’s love

c.The consequence of sind.Satan’s influence

9. Numerous passages in James have close parallels to what?

a.Paul’s letter to the Ephesiansb.The Book of Deuteronomy

c.The writings of Philo of Alexandriad.The Sermon on the Mount

10. What or who is the source of temptation in the letter of James?

a.The devilb.God

c.One’s own desires d.Unbelievers

1 Peter

11. What image for the church does 1 Peter use?

a.The vine and the branchesb.The tabernacle in the wilderness

c.The aroma of Christ to the livingd.The priesthood of all believers

12. The contents of 1 Peter are tied especially to which Christian ritual?

a.Baptism b.Ordination

c.Confessiond.The Lord’s Supper (Eucharist)

13. In the first chapter of 1 Peter the author tells his audience that they should await their glorious inheritance with what?

a.Fear and tremblingb.Honor and glory

c.Hope, faith, and love d.Joy and exaltation

14. Many scholars believe 2 Peter is pseudepigraphical. How do they regard 1 Peter?

a.It was written by one of Jesus’s brothers

b.It was written by the same author as 2 Peter

c.It was written by a disciple of Jesus

d.It was written by a second-century bishop

2 Peter

15. Second Peter reminds readers that Peter witnessed which event mentioned in the Gospels?

a.Jesus’s birthb.Jesus’s transfiguration

c.Jesus’s resurrectiond.Jesus’s death

16. From what New Testament book does 2 Peter borrow extensively?


c.1 Peterd.Jude

17. Second Peter responds to the delay of Christ’s coming in all of the following ways except . . .

a.The understanding of Christ’s return is not derived from speculative myths but trustworthy apostolic tradition.

b.Christ’s return is “slow” only from a human perspective, but not according to God’s perspective, in which “one day is like a thousand years.”

c.Christ will not return until all Jews accept Jesus as Messiah and the gospel is preached to the entire world.

d.Christ has not returned yet because God is merciful and wants to give more people an opportunity to repent.

18. Second Peter uses the flood narrative out of the book of Genesis to support what argument made by the author?

a.God allows natural disasters to occur even if people are harmed

b.Even in the midst of terrible storms, God keeps the faithful afloat

c.The olive branch of peace always follows terrible destruction

d.God destroyed the world once in response to evil and will do so again

Wk 7 Chapters 27-29 / Student Name: ____________________________________ Date: _____________

1 John, 2 John, 3 John

1. True or false? Most scholars believe the author of 1, 2, and 3 John also wrote the entire Gospel of John.

a. True b. False

2.The theological view, rooted in temple sacrifice, that says people have sinned against God and God therefore demands a sacrifice to set the relationship right again is called . . .

a.Atonement b. Sacrifice

c.Reconciliationd. Redemption

3.The genre of 1 John is probably best described as what?

a.A theological tract b. A letter

c.Wisdom literatured. A defense speech

4.The statement “God is love” occurs in which New Testament book?

a.Gospel of Johnb. 1 John

c.2 Johnd. 3 John

5.What concrete example of loving one another is given in 1 John 3:17?

a.Celebrating the lives of those who have died for Christ

b.Providing for traveling missionaries

c.Giving material help to Christians in need

d.Aiding and accompanying those who are poor in spirit

6.The Johannine writings seem to indicate that the early church was still working out which doctrine?

a.Christ’s virgin birth and resurrection

b.Mary and Elizabeth’s divine conceptions

c.Grace by faith versus works of the Law

d.Christ’s humanity and divinity

7.True or false? In 1 John the label “antichrist” applies to anyone opposed to Christ and his followers.

a. Trueb. False


8.How many brothers did Jesus have according to the Synoptic Gospels?

a.Noneb. Two

c.Four d. Six

9.According to Powell, Jude could be a commentary on what words of Jesus?

a.“The truth shall set you free”

b.“You will know them by their fruits”

c.“Love your enemies as yourselves

d.“I am the good shepherd”

10.All of the following are creative caricatures leveled at the “intruders” Jude inveighs except . . .

a.Waterless clouds carried by winds

b.Irrational animals

c.Wild waves of the sea casting up foam

d.A brood of vipers

11.True or false? At least two of Jesus’s brothers became Christian missionaries.

a. Trueb. False

12.Church tradition says that Jude’s grandsons were leaders of the churches in what area toward the end of the first century?

a.Palestineb. Arabia

c.Western Asia Minord. Armenia

13.Could a peasant Jew from Galilee really produce a letter that demonstrates a command of the Greek language as we see in the letter of Jude?

a.Definitely not—Greek was used in Judea but not Galilee

b.Sometimes—if endowed with the “gift of tongues”

c.Of course—Greek was most Galileans’ mother tongue

d.Maybe—Palestine was just as Hellenized as other parts of the Roman world


14. Apocalypsemeans . . .

a.End of the worldb. Run for the hills

c.Veil is pulled backd. God has arrived

15.True or false? In the first century, becoming a Christian frequently resulted in having to cut off one’s ties with former associations (i.e., family, public rites and festivities, fellow workers).

a. Trueb. False

16.Reading the number of the beast (666) as a reference to the Roman emperor Nero, or perhaps Domitian, is illustrative of which approach

a.Historicalb. Futurist

c.Idealistd. Literalist

17.The churches in Revelation appear to have experienced any one or all of the following situations except . . .

a.Natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and plagues

b.Social problems such as economic hardship, discrimination, and violence

c.Conflict with the Jews in the local synagogues

d.Some Christians advocating accommodation to the Roman culture

18.Academic scholarship has a clear preference for the historical reading of Revelation because the book’s intent (based on the book’s genre) is to . . .

a.Address the current circumstances of its original readers

b.Describe the development and history of the seven churches

c.Provide detailed predictions about future events

d.Confuse and bewilder its readers

19. According to a futurist approach to the book of Revelation, the seven letters represent . . .

a.Half the tribes of Israel plus one

b.The seven future eras of church history

c.The Trinity plus the four corners of the earth

d.Seven cities on the mainland of Asia Minor

20. To the extent that Revelation is prophecy, it should be read as a communication intended primarily for people . . .

a.Living at the time when it was written b. Needing guidance as to future events

c.Born millennia after it was writtend. Prospering under a worldwide empire