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5 Matching questions

  1. cynics
  2. Apocryphal New Testament
  3. Apostle's Creed
  4. B.C.
  5. Apocalypticism
  1. a noncanonical books such as the Gospel of Peter that claim apostolic authorship, but were known in antiquity to be in authentic
  2. b a worldview held by many ancient Jews and Christians that maintained that the present age is controlled by forces of evil, but that these will be destroyed at the end of time when God intervenes in history to bring in His Kingdom
  3. c the abbreviation of "before Christ"
  4. d Greco-Roman philosophers, commonly portrayed as street preachers who harangued their audiences and urged them to find true freedom by being liberated from all social conventions
  5. e an ancient Christian creed expressing belief in God the Father, Son, and Spirit, the church, and the resurrection of the dead.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an apocalyptic figure, the archenemy of Christ, who will appear shortly before the parousia to wage war against the friends of Christ
  2. a reasoned explanation and justification of one's beliefs and/or practices, from a Greek word meaning "defense"
  3. a story whose details or actions illustrate or tell about something quite different, each element of an allegory possesses its own distinct meaning
  4. the view that Jesus was not divine, but a flesh-and-blood human being who was adopted at baptism to be God's son
  5. the group of rabbinical scholars who settled in the costal town of Jamnia shortly before the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 and helped to standardized the Jewish region

5 True/False questions

  1. Catholic Epistlesuniversal, affecting all humankind, adjective used by the early church to refer to whatever universally shared beliefs


  2. autographthe original manuscript of literary text, from a Greek word meaning "the writing itself"


  3. Apostolic Fathersa term meaning "one who is sent"


  4. Alexander the Greatthe Macedonian military leader (356-323 B.C.E.) whose armies conquered much of the Eastern Mediterranean and was responsible for the spread of Hellenism


  5. covenanta solemn agreement that binds two parties together