Ctk Theology 9a Final Exam - Fraune

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The beginning of the Exam is the standard format for Chapter Seven. The Essays follow the Exam. Please use whatever space you need for your answers. Do not worry about being wordy, but focus on answering the questions Read morespecifically. The Extra Credit Essay is optional, but the expectations are the same as for the other Essays. Use complete sentences only for all Essays, or I will deduct points automatically. You must type these essays from memory and not use any notes.


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  • 1. 

    Translation of the Greek episcope, which means overseer.

    • A.

      Bishop

    • B.

      Apocalypse

    • C.

      Pope

    • D.

      Ascension

    Correct Answer
    A. Bishop
    Explanation
    The Greek word "episcope" translates to "overseer," which is the role of a bishop. A bishop is a high-ranking clergy member in certain Christian denominations who is responsible for overseeing a specific region or diocese. They are in charge of leading and guiding the local churches and clergy within their jurisdiction. Therefore, the term "bishop" accurately reflects the meaning of the Greek word "episcope."

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  • 2. 

    City in Syria to which Saul was going when he was converted by Christ.

    • A.

      New Jerusalem

    • B.

      Damascus

    • C.

      Jerusalem

    • D.

      Emmaus

    Correct Answer
    B. Damascus
    Explanation
    Saul was on his way to Damascus when he encountered a life-changing event - his conversion by Christ. This event is famously known as the Damascus Road experience. Saul, who later became known as the apostle Paul, was initially traveling to Damascus with the intention of persecuting Christians. However, during his journey, he was confronted by a bright light and heard the voice of Jesus, leading to his conversion. Therefore, the correct answer is Damascus.

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  • 3. 

    The descent of the Holy Spirit on Christ’s disciples fifty days after the Resurrection.

    • A.

      Apocalypse

    • B.

      Ethiopian eunuch

    • C.

      Ascension

    • D.

      Pentecost

    Correct Answer
    D. Pentecost
    Explanation
    Pentecost is the correct answer because it refers to the descent of the Holy Spirit on Christ's disciples fifty days after the Resurrection. This event is significant in Christianity as it marks the beginning of the Christian Church and the empowerment of the disciples to spread the teachings of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is believed to have bestowed various spiritual gifts upon the disciples during this event, enabling them to speak in different languages and perform miracles. Pentecost is celebrated by Christians as a major feast day and is often associated with themes of renewal, unity, and the outpouring of God's grace.

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  • 4. 

    Site of the council in which it was decided Christians do not need to follow the Mosaic Law.

    • A.

      Damascus

    • B.

      Jerusalem

    • C.

      Syria

    • D.

      New Jerusalem

    Correct Answer
    B. Jerusalem
    Explanation
    Jerusalem is the correct answer because it was the site of the council where the decision was made that Christians do not need to follow the Mosaic Law. The council, known as the Council of Jerusalem, took place in the first century AD and was attended by early Christian leaders. They concluded that Gentile believers did not need to adhere to Jewish customs and laws, including the Mosaic Law. This decision had significant implications for the early Christian community and helped shape the development of Christianity as a separate religious tradition from Judaism.

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  • 5. 

    Bishop of Rome and successor of St. Peter.

    • A.

      St. Paul

    • B.

      Pope

    • C.

      St. Matthias

    • D.

      Bishop

    Correct Answer
    B. Pope
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pope" because the title "Bishop of Rome and successor of St. Peter" is commonly associated with the Pope. The Pope is considered the head of the Catholic Church and holds the highest position of authority within the Church. The title "Bishop of Rome" refers to the Pope's role as the bishop of the Diocese of Rome, and the belief in the apostolic succession from St. Peter is a key aspect of the papacy. Therefore, based on the given information, the most appropriate answer is "Pope."

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  • 6. 

    Formerly known as Saul, he wrote many of the Epistles in the New Testament.

    • A.

      St. Paul

    • B.

      St. Matthias

    • C.

      Judas

    • D.

      Jerusalem

    Correct Answer
    A. St. Paul
    Explanation
    St. Paul, formerly known as Saul, is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the author of many of the Epistles in the New Testament. He was a significant figure in early Christianity, known for his missionary work and his writings that provided guidance and teachings to the early Christian communities. His conversion from persecuting Christians to becoming a devoted follower of Jesus Christ is a well-known story in the Bible.

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  • 7. 

    Elected to be the twelfth Apostle in place of Judas.

    • A.

      St. Jude

    • B.

      St. Stephen

    • C.

      St. Matthias

    • D.

      St. Phillip

    Correct Answer
    C. St. Matthias
    Explanation
    St. Matthias is the correct answer because he was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot as one of the twelve apostles. After Judas betrayed Jesus and died, the remaining apostles felt the need to fill the vacant position. They selected Matthias, who had been a follower of Jesus since his baptism by John the Baptist. This decision was made through a process of prayer and casting lots, and Matthias became the twelfth apostle, joining the others in spreading the teachings of Jesus and building the early Christian church.

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  • 8. 

    Final book of the New Testament; describes the end of the world.

    • A.

      Apocalypse

    • B.

      Emmaus

    • C.

      New Jerusalem

    • D.

      St. Paul

    Correct Answer
    A. Apocalypse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Apocalypse". The book of Apocalypse, also known as the Book of Revelation, is the final book of the New Testament. It is a prophetic book that describes the end of the world, the final judgment, and the establishment of a new heaven and earth. The book is filled with vivid imagery, symbolic language, and apocalyptic visions, offering insights into the future and the ultimate destiny of humanity.

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  • 9. 

    First part of the Mass; the Sacred Scriptures are read.

    • A.

      Liturgy of the Eucharist

    • B.

      Apocalypse

    • C.

      Liturgy of the Word

    • D.

      Pentecost

    Correct Answer
    C. Liturgy of the Word
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Liturgy of the Word. In the first part of the Mass, known as the Liturgy of the Word, the Sacred Scriptures are read. This includes readings from the Old Testament, the Psalms, the New Testament, and the Gospel. The purpose of this part of the Mass is to listen to and reflect on the Word of God, allowing it to nourish and guide the faithful in their spiritual journey. It is a time of teaching, proclamation, and reflection on the Word of God.

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  • 10. 

    Village where Christ revealed himself to two of his disciples in the breaking of the bread.

    • A.

      Damascus

    • B.

      Emmaus

    • C.

      New Jerusalem

    • D.

      St. Paul

    Correct Answer
    B. Emmaus
    Explanation
    Emmaus is the correct answer because according to the Bible, after Jesus' resurrection, he appeared to two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus. They did not recognize him until he broke bread with them, revealing his identity. This event is significant because it demonstrated Jesus' resurrection and his continued presence with his followers.

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  • 11. 

    Heavenly city of the faithful.

    • A.

      Jerusalem

    • B.

      Damascus

    • C.

      Syria

    • D.

      New Jerusalem

    Correct Answer
    D. New Jerusalem
    Explanation
    New Jerusalem is often referred to as the "heavenly city of the faithful" in religious texts and beliefs. It is a concept found in various religious traditions, including Christianity and Judaism. New Jerusalem is described as a perfect and eternal city, a symbol of peace and harmony, where the faithful will dwell with God. This term is commonly associated with the end times or the afterlife, representing a place of ultimate salvation and spiritual fulfillment. Therefore, New Jerusalem is the correct answer that aligns with the given description.

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  • 12. 

    Second part of the Mass, centered on the Transubstantiation of bread and wine into the Body  and Blood of Christ.

    • A.

      Liturgy of the Eucharist

    • B.

      Pentecost

    • C.

      Liturgy of the Word

    • D.

      Ascension

    Correct Answer
    A. Liturgy of the Eucharist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Liturgy of the Eucharist. The explanation for this answer is that the Liturgy of the Eucharist is the second part of the Mass in which the bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ through the process of Transubstantiation. This part of the Mass is central to the Catholic faith and represents the sacrament of the Eucharist, where believers partake in the body and blood of Christ for spiritual nourishment.

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  • 13. 

    Christ’s going up into Heaven after the completion of his earthly mission.

    • A.

      Pentecost

    • B.

      St. Paul

    • C.

      Liturgy of the Eucharist

    • D.

      Ascension

    Correct Answer
    D. Ascension
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ascension. The Ascension refers to the event in Christian belief where Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven after completing his earthly mission. This event is described in the New Testament of the Bible and is an important part of Christian theology. The Ascension is celebrated by Christians and is considered a significant moment in the life of Jesus and the fulfillment of his mission on Earth.

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  • 14. 

    The first Christian martyr.

    • A.

      St. Paul

    • B.

      St. Philip

    • C.

      St. Stephen

    • D.

      St. Matthias

    Correct Answer
    C. St. Stephen
    Explanation
    St. Stephen is known as the first Christian martyr because he was the first disciple of Jesus to be killed for his faith. In the book of Acts, it is recorded that Stephen was stoned to death for preaching about Jesus and challenging the religious authorities. His death marked a significant turning point in the early Christian movement and solidified the commitment of many believers to their faith, even in the face of persecution.

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  • 15. 

    The first Gentile convert to Christianity.

    • A.

      St. Paul

    • B.

      Ethiopian eunuch

    • C.

      St. Matthias

    • D.

      Pope

    Correct Answer
    B. Ethiopian eunuch
    Explanation
    The Ethiopian eunuch is considered the first Gentile convert to Christianity because of the account in the Bible, specifically in the Book of Acts. In Acts 8:26-40, it is described how the eunuch, who was a high-ranking official in the Ethiopian court, was reading the book of Isaiah when Philip the evangelist approached him and explained the Gospel. The eunuch believed in Jesus and was baptized by Philip, thus becoming the first known Gentile to embrace Christianity. This event is significant as it marks the beginning of the spread of Christianity beyond the Jewish community.

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  • 16. 

    1. ___Jesus Christ granted the Apostles the power to forgive sins in his name.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Christian belief, Jesus Christ granted the Apostles the power to forgive sins in his name. This is based on the biblical account in which Jesus tells his disciples, "If you forgive anyone's sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven" (John 20:23). This authority to forgive sins is seen as a continuation of Jesus' ministry on earth and is considered a sacrament in the Catholic Church known as the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession.

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  • 17. 

    2. ___St. Peter established the episcopacy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    St. Peter is traditionally considered the first pope and the leader of the early Christian Church, but there is no historical evidence to support the claim that he established the episcopacy. The development of the episcopacy, which refers to the hierarchical structure of bishops overseeing local churches, took place over several centuries after the time of St. Peter. Therefore, the statement that St. Peter established the episcopacy is false.

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  • 18. 

    3. ___St. Peter explained how Christ is both Son of God and Son of David.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because St. Peter explained how Christ is both the Son of God and the Son of David. This suggests that St. Peter provided an explanation or teaching that highlights the dual nature of Christ, emphasizing his divine origin as the Son of God and his human lineage as the Son of David. This understanding is significant in Christian theology as it demonstrates the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies regarding the Messiah and affirms Jesus' divine nature.

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  • 19. 

    4. ___The earliest Christians often referred to their Faith as The Way.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The earliest Christians commonly used the term "The Way" to refer to their faith. This term is mentioned multiple times in the New Testament, particularly in the Book of Acts. It signifies the belief that following Jesus and his teachings is the path to salvation and eternal life. The term "The Way" emphasizes the importance of living a righteous and moral life in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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  • 20. 

    5. ___Immediately after Pentecost, the early Christians ceased attending synagogue services.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    After Pentecost, the early Christians did not cease attending synagogue services. In fact, they continued to attend synagogue services along with their gatherings in homes and other places. The early Christians saw themselves as a continuation of Judaism and initially considered themselves as a sect within Judaism. It was only later, as Christianity developed as a separate religion, that the early Christians started to distance themselves from synagogue services. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 21. 

    6. ___Many of the earliest Christians felt the end of the world was near.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Many of the earliest Christians believed that the end of the world was imminent. This belief was based on their interpretation of biblical prophecies, such as those found in the Book of Revelation. They saw signs of the end times in the social and political upheavals of their time, and they eagerly awaited the return of Jesus Christ. This belief in the imminent end of the world was a significant factor in shaping the early Christian community and their sense of urgency in spreading the message of salvation.

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  • 22. 

    7. ___Repentance is an important theme of the Book of Revelation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Book of Revelation emphasizes the concept of repentance, making it an important theme. Throughout the book, individuals and groups are called to repent and turn away from their sinful ways. The author uses vivid imagery and prophetic language to convey the urgency and necessity of repentance in order to receive salvation and avoid the impending judgment. This theme of repentance underscores the message of redemption and the opportunity for transformation and forgiveness offered by God.

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  • 23. 

    8. ___Catholics are encouraged to study the Book of Revelation so they might discover when the world will end.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Catholics are not encouraged to study the Book of Revelation in order to discover when the world will end. While the Book of Revelation is a part of the Bible and Catholics do study it, the primary purpose is to gain spiritual insight and understanding, rather than to predict the end of the world. The Catholic Church teaches that the exact timing of the end of the world is known only to God and it is not within human knowledge or control.

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  • 24. 

    9. ___St. Paul wrote most of the New Testament, including the Book of Revelation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the apostle Paul did not write the Book of Revelation. While Paul wrote many letters that are included in the New Testament, such as Romans and Corinthians, the authorship of the Book of Revelation is attributed to the apostle John.

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  • 25. 

    10. ___Through the Mass on earth, Christians can participate in the heavenly Liturgy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Christians believe that through the Mass on earth, they are able to participate in the heavenly Liturgy. The Mass is seen as a representation of the heavenly worship and a way for believers to unite themselves with the worship of the angels and saints in heaven. It is believed that during the Mass, the bread and wine are transformed into the body and blood of Christ, and through this sacrament, Christians are able to enter into communion with God and participate in the heavenly worship. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer.

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  • 26. 

    FOR ALL OF THE FILL IN THE BLANK questions which have multiple blanks, you MUST type the correct answers, separated by a comma and a space 1. The early Jewish Christians still obeyed the Mosaic ______________ and kept the ____________ by going to a synagogue or the Temple, but they also celebrated the ____________ on Sunday to commemorate Christ’s Death and Resurrection.

    Correct Answer
    Law, Sabbath, Eucharist
    Law, Sabbath, Mass
    Explanation
    The early Jewish Christians still obeyed the Mosaic Law and kept the Sabbath by going to a synagogue or the Temple, but they also celebrated the Eucharist on Sunday to commemorate Christ's Death and Resurrection.

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  • 27. 

    2. The early disciples often preached how Christ fulfilled all the ____________ contained in the___________________.

    Correct Answer
    prophecies, Old Testament
    Explanation
    The early disciples frequently preached about how Christ fulfilled all the prophecies mentioned in the Old Testament. They believed that the Old Testament contained numerous prophecies about the coming of the Messiah, and they saw Jesus as the fulfillment of these prophecies. By preaching about this fulfillment, the disciples aimed to demonstrate the validity of Jesus' claims and to persuade others to believe in him as the long-awaited Messiah.

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  • 28. 

    3. The Council of Jerusalem confirmed the Church was to be universal, embracing the whole _______________ rather than only the ______________ People.

    Correct Answer
    world, Jewish
    Explanation
    The Council of Jerusalem, as mentioned in the question, confirmed that the Church was meant to be universal, encompassing the entire world rather than just the Jewish people. This decision was significant as it expanded the reach and inclusivity of the Church, allowing it to welcome and include people from all backgrounds and cultures. It marked a shift from a more exclusive focus on the Jewish community to a more inclusive approach that aimed to spread the teachings of the Church to all corners of the world.

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  • 29. 

    4. In the early Church, _________________ began to exercise the authority given him by Christ when the Lord had said, “upon this ______________ I will build my ______________________.”

    Correct Answer
    Peter, rock, Church
    Peter, Rock, Church
    Peter, rock, church
    Explanation
    In the early Church, Peter began to exercise the authority given him by Christ when the Lord had said, "upon this rock I will build my Church." This refers to the biblical passage in Matthew 16:18 where Jesus declares that Peter, whose name means "rock," will be the foundation of the Church. This statement signifies Peter's role as the leader and the rock upon which the Church will be built.

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  • 30. 

    5. The _________________ destroyed the city of ________________ (AD 70).

    Correct Answer
    Romans, Jerusalem
    Explanation
    The Romans destroyed the city of Jerusalem in AD 70. This event is historically significant as it marked the end of the First Jewish-Roman War. The Roman army, led by Titus, besieged Jerusalem and eventually captured and razed the city, including the destruction of the Second Temple. The Romans' actions had a profound impact on the Jewish people and their religious practices, leading to a dispersion known as the Jewish diaspora.

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  • 31. 

    6. Some of the symbols in the Book of Revelation include ______________, _________________, and _____________________.

    Correct Answer
    Dragon, Woman, lampstands
    Explanation
    The Book of Revelation is a biblical text that contains symbolic imagery. The dragon symbolizes evil and chaos, representing Satan or the devil. The woman symbolizes the church or the people of God. The lampstands represent the seven churches mentioned in the book. These symbols are used to convey spiritual truths and provide a vivid description of the events and characters in the book.

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  • 32. 

    7. The woman in the Book of Revelation represents ____________, the _______ of the Covenant, as well as the ______________________.

    Correct Answer
    Mary, Ark, Church
    Mary, ark, Church
    Mary, ark, church
    Explanation
    In the Book of Revelation, the woman symbolizes Mary, the mother of Jesus, who is often referred to as the "Ark of the Covenant" because she carried within her the Word of God made flesh. Additionally, the woman represents the Church, as Mary is considered the mother of the Church. This answer suggests that the woman represents Mary, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Church.

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  • 33. 

    8. When reading the Book of Revelation, it is instructive to consider it as a vision of the heavenly ________________, which, like the Mass, includes the Liturgy of the ________________________ and the Liturgy of the ___________________.

    Correct Answer
    Liturgy, Word, Eucharist
    liturgy, Word, Eucharist
    Explanation
    The Book of Revelation can be understood as a vision of the heavenly liturgy, which is similar to the Mass. This heavenly liturgy consists of two parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Just like in the Mass, the Word of God is proclaimed and the Eucharist is celebrated. The Book of Revelation provides insights into this heavenly liturgical worship, emphasizing the importance of both the Word and the Eucharist in the worship of God.

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  • 34. 

    9. The main narrative of the Book of Revelation is the victory of ___________ over ___________ and death, which is celebrated perpetually in ______________.

    Correct Answer
    Christ, sin, heaven
    Christ, sin, Heaven
    Explanation
    The Book of Revelation primarily focuses on the triumph of Christ over sin and death. This victory is portrayed as a perpetual celebration in heaven.

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  • 35. 

    10. The Book of Revelation ends by reminding the reader ______________ will undoubtedly return to the earth at the end of time, when he will _____________ each person according to his or her __________________.

    Correct Answer
    Christ, reward, deeds
    Explanation
    The Book of Revelation concludes by emphasizing that Christ will definitely come back to the earth in the future, during the end times. During this time, he will reward each individual based on their actions or deeds. This suggests that there will be a judgment or evaluation of one's behavior and choices, and those who have lived righteously will receive a reward from Christ.

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  • 36. 

    NB: Essays:  (there should be at least five substantial statements for each essay.  The Extra Credit Essay is after Essay #3) Describe how the early Church worshipped.  How did they differ from the worship of the Jews?  In what ways were they similar?  How is the worship of the early Church similar to, or different from, our form of worship today?  Consider these and other aspects while answering the question.

  • 37. 

    Think about faith:  how is the act of faith supernatural, certain, free, and reasonable?  Be sure you answer the entire question.

  • 38. 

    What is the relationship between Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture?  There are many aspects which can be considered.

  • 39. 

    (Extra Credit)  Five Points max.   Consider the event of the Baptism of the Lord.  What is the significance of His being baptized?  What is being fulfilled in this event?  What does it tell us about Who Christ is?  What Old Testament figures are relevant in this event?  Consider these and other aspects while answering the question.

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