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Saga Semester 1 Exam - Questions
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Know whether each of the evangelists were Jewish or Gentile, and who their audience was
• Matthew - Jew; wrote to Jewish-Christian audience
• Mark - Jew; wrote to persecuted Gentiles
• Luke - Gentile; wrote to poor Gentile-Christian audience
• John - Jew; wrote to Jews and Gentiles
Know what grace is
A free and unearned favor from God, infused into our souls at Baptism, that adopts us into God's family and helps us to live as his children
Know how each Gospel begins
• Matthew - genealogy of Jesus
• Mark - preaching of John the Baptist
• Luke - Infancy Narrative
• John - incarnation
Reading the bible with understanding requires an understanding by the reader of what three things?
• What circumstances was it written in?
• What literary form is it?
• What did God/author intend by use of the literary form?
Original, personal, social sin; and be able to match whether each is contracted, committed or collective
• Original sin - contracted
• Personal sin - committed
• Social sin - collective
Know what each of the following prophets were most remembered for: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos
• Isaiah - Servant Songs
• Jeremiah - prophet called at young age but resisted the call. He warned Israel they'd be conquered if they didn't repent.
• Amos - prophet of social justice
Know what image Matthew presents Jesus as to his Jewish community
Know which Gospels include the infancy narratives of Jesus
Matthew and Luke
Know which Gospels contain a genealogy of Jesus, and in which direction each of them focused
• Matthew - past to present (traces David and Abraham to Jesus)
• Luke - present to past (traces Jesus to Adam)
Know whether the Gospels are biographies of Jesus
Beatitudes - know which Gospels include them, how many there are in each Gospel, and what sermon of Jesus they were given in
• Matthew - 8 - Sermon on the amount
• Luke - 4 - Sermon on the Plain
Know the conditions for entry into the kingdom of heaven
Repentance of sin & belief in the Good News (Gospel)
Know which Gospel includes the parable of the Prodigal Son
Know the four types of miracles and examples of each from the Gospels
• Physical - Jesus touches someone; heals blind man
• Nature - Jesus does a causes a miracle in the environment; changes water into wine
• Exorcisms - Jesus expels a demon from someone; casting out Legion into swine
• Raising of the Dead - Jesus brings life to a dead person; Jairus' daughter
Know which biblical figures appeared with Jesus in the miracle of the Transfiguration
Peter, James, John, Moses, Elijah
Know the five (5) common elements shared by all four passion narratives NOT including the crucifixion and death of Jesus
1.) Jesus' Arrest
2.) Jesus' questioning before Caiaphas
3.) Jesus' trial before Sanhedrin and Pilate
4.) Jesus' condemnation
5.) Jesus' Burial
Know who were eyewitnesses to Jesus following the Resurrection, and particularly those who were present in all four Gospels
• Mary Magdalene
• Disciples on the road to Emmaus
• Doubting Thomas
• Apostles in the upper room
• Appearance to the 500 people
Historical evidence that Jesus resurrected from the dead
• Fearful, abandoning disciples now bold
• Empty tomb
• Body never found
• Jesus' appearances to people after death
Know the themes of the Gospels
• Matthew - abandonment
• Mark - abandonment
• Luke - compassion
• John - control
Who's form of punishment was crucifixion?
Which three events make up the Paschal Mystery?
Passion, Death, & resurrection
Who was not a secret disciple?
Simon of Cyrene
Which Gospel do we meet doubting Thomas?
Which event in the life of Jesus describes when he stopped appearing to his disciples?
"The word made flesh and dwelt among us" describes what? What gospel was it found in?
What is purgatory?
Not a place but a state of Purification between Heaven and Hell
What's a transcendent event?
Death resurrection, and other theological beliefs are incomprehensible to us humans
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