New Testament Chapter 1 Test Practice

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New Testament Quizzes & Trivia

Mr. O'Connor's Spring 2010 New Testament Period 1 Class. Chapter 1 Test Practice.


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  • 1. 
    The Old Testament tells us about
    • A. 

      Jesus's life

    • B. 

      The apostles

    • C. 

      God's covenant with his chosen people

    • D. 

      The effects of original sin plaguing the world

  • 2. 
    Who is the New Testament?
    • A. 

      Jesus

    • B. 

      God

    • C. 

      Abraham

    • D. 

      Moses

  • 3. 
    The climax of Salvation History, the coming of Jesus Christ, the fullness of God's Revelation
    • A. 

      Old Testament

    • B. 

      New Testament

    • C. 

      Old Covenant

    • D. 

      New Covenant

  • 4. 
    Catholics believe that who is the true author of the Sacred Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments?
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      Jesus

    • C. 

      The Apostles

    • D. 

      Divinely inspired peoples

  • 5. 
    The Holy Spirit teaches truth through the Bible without destroying the free and personal activity of the human writer.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The guidance given to the human authors of Sacred Scripture so they wrote what God wanted written for our benefit.
    • A. 

      New Covenant

    • B. 

      Inspiration

    • C. 

      Canon

    • D. 

      Holy Spirit

  • 7. 
    The Spirit uses the individual talents and insights of the various writers to compose the sacred text.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What does the word Gospel mean?
    • A. 

      Good News

    • B. 

      Jesus

    • C. 

      Apostle writings

    • D. 

      The Word of God

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Jesus is the Good News of God's love and salvation for all of humanity

    • B. 

      Preaching about Jesus is also good news. To tell other about the Gospel of Jesus and what he accomplished for us is good news.

    • C. 

      Jesus's forgiveness is also good news. It allowed humanity to rise to a new level and recognize original sin.

    • D. 

      There are four written versions of the Good News, what we call the four gospels.

  • 10. 
    Why are there four written versions of the Gospel?
    • A. 

      Four is God's favorite number

    • B. 

      God wanted four different perspectives of Jesus

    • C. 

      One for each stage of Jesus's life: Birth, Childhood, Adulthood, Death

    • D. 

      Because Jesus had four apostles

  • 11. 
    An evangelist is
    • A. 

      A person who proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ

    • B. 

      A person who believes in the angel of Gabriel preaching about the birth of Jesus

    • C. 

      A person who was converted from Judaism to Christianity

    • D. 

      The leader of the Catholic Church

  • 12. 
    Who were the four evangelists?
    • A. 

      Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

    • B. 

      Luke, Mark, Matthew, and Joshua

    • C. 

      Matthew, Joshua, Luke, and Mark

    • D. 

      Joshua, Luke, Mark, and John

  • 13. 
    The Holy Spirit was at work to make sure that what the Evangelist wrote was true about Jesus.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The canon is
    • A. 

      The hidden books in the back of the Protestant Bible

    • B. 

      The official list of the inspired books of the Bible. Catholics list forty-six Old Testament books and twenty-seven New Testament books in the canon

    • C. 

      The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which because of their similarities, can be "seen together" in parallel columns and mutually compared

    • D. 

      The seventy-one member supreme legislative and judicial body of the Jewish people. Many of its members were Sadducees

  • 15. 
    The Greek word kanon literally means what; later it came to mean "rule" or "norm"
    • A. 

      Measuring rod

    • B. 

      Of morals

    • C. 

      From the holy cane

    • D. 

      King's staff

  • 16. 
    By BC 200, the four Gospels, the Pauline Epistles, Acts, and some other Epistles were generally accepted as inspired.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    By the year AD 367, Chuch Father St. (who) fixed the canon at the present twenty-seven books?
    • A. 

      Peter

    • B. 

      Paul

    • C. 

      Agastanian

    • D. 

      Athanasius

  • 18. 
    The Council of what taught as a matter of Church doctrine that this canon was the inspired word God left with the Church?
    • A. 

      Nicea

    • B. 

      Worms

    • C. 

      Trent

    • D. 

      Vatican II

  • 19. 
    Which of the following does not qualify writings to be in the canon?
    • A. 

      Apostolic origin

    • B. 

      Widespread acceptance

    • C. 

      Conformity to rule of faith

    • D. 

      A moral purpose

  • 20. 
    All twenty-seven books of the New Testament were written in what, also known as common Greek?
    • A. 

      Koine

    • B. 

      Agathe

    • C. 

      Halusko

    • D. 

      Dionysus

  • 21. 
    How many Pauline Epistles are there?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      13

  • 22. 
    Which one of the following Gospel is the Acts of the Apostles?
    • A. 

      Matthew

    • B. 

      Mark

    • C. 

      Luke

    • D. 

      John

  • 23. 
    Which one of the following is not a style of writing?
    • A. 

      Gospels

    • B. 

      Holy Letters

    • C. 

      Hebrews

    • D. 

      Catholic Epistles

    • E. 

      Revelation

  • 24. 
    This prophet's writings are considered revelation writing.  Who's apocalyptic writing is this?
    • A. 

      Matthew

    • B. 

      Mark

    • C. 

      Luke

    • D. 

      John

  • 25. 
    What are the heart of the Bible?
    • A. 

      The Apostles

    • B. 

      The Trinity

    • C. 

      The Gospels

    • D. 

      God and Jesus

  • 26. 
    Which three were part of the formation of the Gospels?
    • A. 

      The period of the public life and teaching of Jesus

    • B. 

      The period before the birth of Jesus

    • C. 

      The written Gospels themselves

    • D. 

      A period of oral tradition and preaching by the Apostles and early disciples of Jesus

  • 27. 
    Jesus was born around 4-6 BC, lived a normal Jewish life in his youth, and learned what trade?
    • A. 

      Carpentry

    • B. 

      Farming

    • C. 

      Preaching

    • D. 

      Scribing

  • 28. 
    Who was the Roman that crucified Jesus in the year 30 AD in Jerusalem?
    • A. 

      Judas

    • B. 

      Bacchus

    • C. 

      Pontius Pilate

    • D. 

      Julius Caesar

  • 29. 
    Jesus' early disciples, claim to have seen Jesus before he was born.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    The disciples began to live in the light of the 
    • A. 

      Eucharist

    • B. 

      Ascension

    • C. 

      Resurrection

    • D. 

      Second Coming

  • 31. 
    Kerygma was
    • A. 

      The vernacular of Rome

    • B. 

      The preaching to nonbelievers

    • C. 

      The term for Jesus in Greek

    • D. 

      The name of the emperor who outlawed Christianity

  • 32. 
    The didache meant
    • A. 

      Speaking in public

    • B. 

      The teaching

    • C. 

      The Holy Bible

    • D. 

      The sacrament of Penance

  • 33. 
    Which of the following words literally means to "sound down" or repeat a message to explain it more clearly in depth?
    • A. 

      Kerygma

    • B. 

      Canon

    • C. 

      Catechesis

    • D. 

      Messianic

  • 34. 
    The process of religious instruction and formation in the major elements of Catholic faith.
    • A. 

      Catechesis

    • B. 

      Didache

    • C. 

      Kerygma

    • D. 

      Resurria

  • 35. 
    Which of the following were forms of oral preaching?
    • A. 

      Kerygma

    • B. 

      Didache

    • C. 

      Liturgy

    • D. 

      Eucharist

  • 36. 
    The final stage in the process was the actual writing of the Gospels and other books of the New Testament.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    The newest New Testament writings are the letters of St. Paul.  True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    In the first century, the ordinary way of teaching and learning was through pictograms.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Which is not a reason oral preaching had to be written down?
    • A. 

      Jesus's miracles were being forgotten and needed to be preserved

    • B. 

      The end of the world was not coming as quickly as the early Christians at first thought it would

    • C. 

      Distortions were setting in

    • D. 

      More instruction was needed

  • 40. 
    Why does the New Testament require careful study?
  • 41. 
    What are two important questions that arise from how we should read the New Testament?
    • A. 

      Do our Sacred Scriptures mean whatever we personally think they mean?

    • B. 

      Is the goal of the Sacred Scripture meant to enlighten us or guide us?

    • C. 

      What is the goal of the writings of the Sacred Scripture?

    • D. 

      Are we to take everything in the Scriptures as the absolute literal truth?

  • 42. 
    The Bible should be read both ___________ and _____________.  (ans 1, ans 2)
  • 43. 
    The Catechism states that to interpret the Bible correctly means...
  • 44. 
    Today many Protestant and Catholic Biblical scholars use the historical-literary method of Biblical criticism to study the New Testament.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Literary criticisms analyzes the _________________.
  • 46. 
    What are the five subcategories of the historical-literary method of criticism?
  • 47. 
    Catholic scholars always approach their study in a spirit of wisdom, realizing that they are the servants of God.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    Which of the following are the general criteria the Magisterium have given commentators to help them interpret Sacred Scripture according to the Spirit who inspired it are?
    • A. 

      Look for the moral of the writings

    • B. 

      Pay attention to the content and unity of the whole Scripture

    • C. 

      Focus on what God is trying to show in the text

    • D. 

      Look at Scripture within the living Tradition of the whole Church

    • E. 

      Be attentive to the analogy of faith

  • 49. 
    The Church reminds us that there are two senses of Scripture: the ________ and the _________. (ans 1, ans 2)
  • 50. 
    This criticism tries to determine what source or sources the Gospel and other New Testamentwriters used to compose their works.
    • A. 

      Historical

    • B. 

      Source

    • C. 

      Redaction

    • D. 

      Textual criticism

    • E. 

      Form

  • 51. 
    The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are known as the ________ Gospels.
  • 52. 
    The Greek word synoptikos means __________.
  • 53. 
    Who was the first Gospel written?
    • A. 

      Matthew

    • B. 

      Mark

    • C. 

      Luke

    • D. 

      John

  • 54. 
    Scholars theorize that the authors of Matthew and Luke drew on a common source, known as "_______."
  • 55. 
    The Q source comes from the German word Quelle, meaning
    • A. 

      Love

    • B. 

      Unknown

    • C. 

      Source

    • D. 

      Inspiration

  • 56. 
    It was ______ who invented the Gospel form of literature.
  • 57. 
    A goal of Historical criticism is the discover the
    • A. 

      Literal sense

    • B. 

      Moral

    • C. 

      Intentions of God

    • D. 

      Date of the event

  • 58. 
    Criteria to trace back reports from the Gospels to Jesus include
    • A. 

      Linguistic analysis

    • B. 

      Moral compromise

    • C. 

      Originality

    • D. 

      Convergence

    • E. 

      Consistency

  • 59. 
    Jesus spoke the language of
    • A. 

      Hebrew

    • B. 

      Arabic

    • C. 

      Aramaic

    • D. 

      Latin

  • 60. 
    If Jesus says a common phrase then a strong case can be made that it probably directly goes to him.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    This criteria states if texts do not rely on each other, or do not have the same source, you can make a strong argument that these sayings or events are likely to be authentic.
    • A. 

      Linguistic analysis

    • B. 

      Originality

    • C. 

      Convergence

    • D. 

      Consistency

  • 62. 
    Consistency is a criteria that states if a saying or action "____________" with the whole body of Jesus' teaching or actions, then you can make a pretty good case that it is traceable to Jesus.
  • 63. 
    Form criticism helps us to read the Gospels intelligently and identify the genres of the New Testament.  Each has its own rules for composition and ways of conveying _______.
    • A. 

      Morals

    • B. 

      Truth

    • C. 

      Love

    • D. 

      Prayer

  • 64. 
    Form criticism studies how the different literary units (genres) took on their particular shape during the period of ________________.
  • 65. 
    ___________ criticism focuses on the Evangelists as editors: how and why they arranged their sources the way they did
    • A. 

      Source

    • B. 

      Historical

    • C. 

      Form

    • D. 

      Redaction

    • E. 

      Textual

  • 66. 
    What does redact mean?
  • 67. 
    W We do not possess any original manuscripts penned by the Evangelists or any other New Testament writer.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 68. 
    Codex Vaticanus is the newest of all the important collections of the New Testament.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 69. 
    Who wrote an entire translation of the Bible into Latin?
    • A. 

      St. Athanasius

    • B. 

      St. Jerome

    • C. 

      Pope Pius XII

    • D. 

      Pope Damascus

  • 70. 
    Today we read the Bible in our own language, or the vernacular.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 71. 
    Which one of the following is not a Catholic Bible?
    • A. 

      King James Version

    • B. 

      New Revised Standard Version

    • C. 

      Revised English Bible

    • D. 

      New International Version

  • 72. 
    TeWhich pope encouraged writing the Bible in other languages?
    • A. 

      Pope Peter

    • B. 

      Pope Damascus

    • C. 

      Pope Pius XII

    • D. 

      Pope John Paul II

  • 73. 
    StamentThe New American Bible and New Jerusalem Bible are BOTH English translations of the Bible.  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False