Early Church And The Middle Ages

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Chapter 1


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  • 1. 
    What is the date for Pentecost?
    • A. 

      AD 25

    • B. 

      AD 313

    • C. 

      AD 29

  • 2. 
    The fall of the Western Roman Empire.
    • A. 

      301

    • B. 

      476

    • C. 

      379

  • 3. 
    Nero spent more time in Greece than in Rome.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Domitian claimed divine power and exiled John to Patmos.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Trajan 
    • A. 

      Issued the Edict of Milan

    • B. 

      Divided Rome

    • C. 

      Persecuted Ignatius, Symphorosa, Faustines, and Jovita

  • 6. 
    Hadrian put Polycarp to death then he
    • A. 

      Made it illegal to persecute Christians

    • B. 

      Killed Christians

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Antonius Pius 
    • A. 

      Killed more Christians

    • B. 

      Maintained Hadrian's law of mercy

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Which ruler divide Rome and led the last wave of persecution?
    • A. 

      Marcus Aurelius

    • B. 

      Valerian

    • C. 

      Diocletian

  • 9. 
    Which persecuted Justin Martyr?
    • A. 

      Marcus Aurelius

    • B. 

      Valerian

    • C. 

      Diocletain

  • 10. 
    Romulus Augustus was the Western Roman Emperor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The fortress of Masada stands (40 or 400) meters above the Dead Sea.
  • 12. 
    Masada was attacked by (200 or 20,000) Roman soldiers.
  • 13. 
    Through the night, (96 or 960) Jews committed suicide at Masada to avoid capture by the Romans.
  • 14. 
    A Bedouin boy discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls in (1947 or 1987)
  • 15. 
    A total of (80 or 800) compositions have been retrieved from the desert spot of Qumran.
  • 16. 
    Anywhere from (200-400 or 2,000-4,000) Essenes made up the commune at Qumran.
  • 17. 
    The city of Pompeii was buried for nearly (500 or 1,500) years.
  • 18. 
    At least (2,000 or 20,000) people died from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
  • 19. 
    The blast of Vesuvius was so strong that a cloud of hot air and gases hung over Pompeii for almost (1 or 11) hours before collapsing through six surges.
  • 20. 
    From which Jewish Revolt did this occur- the temple was destroyed?
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

  • 21. 
    From which Jewish Revolt did this occur- a Jewish state was established?
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

  • 22. 
    From which Jewish Revolt did this occur-80,000-580,000 Jews were killed?
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

  • 23. 
    From which Jewish Revolt did this occur- temple treasures were stolen and paraded by the Romans.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

  • 24. 
    From which Jewish Revolt did this occur- though doubtful of victory, Josephus was involved in this revolt.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

  • 25. 
    From which Jewish Revolt did this occur- Jewish coins were made and stamped on top of Roman ones.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

  • 26. 
    From which Jewish Revolt did this occur- Bar-Kokhba, "the prince of Israel," was killed.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

  • 27. 
    From which Jewish Revolt did this occur- After this revolt, some Jews fled to caves near the Dead Sea. 
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

  • 28. 
    From which Jewish Revolt did this occur- after this revolt, some Jews fled to Masada for refuge.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

  • 29. 
    Which culture made these significant scientific discoveries: diameter of the moon, revolution of the earth, use of decimals and algebra, position of the earth's poles, 12 month calendar, and the arrangement of the stars.
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Maya

    • C. 

      Both

  • 30. 
    Which culture discovered the concept of zero and eclipses?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Maya

    • C. 

      Both

  • 31. 
    Which culture discovered the orbit of Venus and days in a year?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Maya

    • C. 

      Both

  • 32. 
    Who wrote most of the New Testament letters? Essenes, Early Christians, Paul, St. Augustine, Jerome, Josephus, or the Indians
  • 33. 
    Who wrote the works of Josephus? Essenes, Early Christians, Paul, St. Augustine, Jerome, Josephus, or the Indians
  • 34. 
    Who copied the Dead Sea scrolls? Essenes, Early Christians, Paul, St. Augustine, Jerome, Josephus, or the Indians
  • 35. 
    Who wrote the Apostle's Creed? Essenes, Early Christians, Paul, St. Augustine, Jerome, Josephus, or the Indians
  • 36. 
    Who wrote Confessions; On the Trinity; The City of God? Essenes, Early Christians, Paul, St. Augustine, Jerome, Josephus, or the Indians
  • 37. 
    Who wrote Mahabharata and Ramayana? Essenes, Early Christians, Paul, St. Augustine, Jerome, Josephus, or the Indians
  • 38. 
    Who translated the Latin Vulgate? Essenes, Early Christians, Paul, St. Augustine, Jerome, Josephus, or the Indians
  • 39. 
    I lived in Rome and was martyred for my faith. There is a holiday for my memory.
    • A. 

      St. Augustine

    • B. 

      St. Valentine

    • C. 

      St. Jerome

  • 40. 
    I was inspired to read the Bible through the singing of children.
    • A. 

      St. Augustine

    • B. 

      St. Valentine

    • C. 

      St. Jerome