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REL 126 Quiz 14 Questions


1. In the book of Acts, how does Jesus remain present and active after his ascension into heaven and before his Second Coming (Parousia)?
a. Through the work of the Holy Spirit.
b. Through the use of his name.
c. Through the lives of his followers.
d. All of the above

2. True or false? Judging from other writings, Acts appears to be historically accurate concerning geography, politics, and law.
a. True b. False

3. In the book of Acts, Jesus remains active on earth . . .
a. Through the work of the Holy Spirit.
b. Through the use of his name.
c. Through the lives of his followers.
d. All of the above

4. While all these may be true, in the Book of Acts, the Holy Spirit . . .
a. Produces such fruit as love, joy, and peace
b. Empowers the apostles to preach and perform miracles
c. Can only be received through baptism
d. Is called the “Paraclete”

5. The Book of Acts focuses on which two apostles?
a. Peter and James b. James and Luke
c. Luke and Paul d. Paul and Peter

NT Letters

6. In the context of authorship and pseudepigraphy, what is honorable pseudepigraphy?
a. A church leader describes the basic content of a letter to disciples or to an amanuensis, who then writes the letter for the leader to approve
b. Disciples who had been authorized to speak for a living leader continue writing letters in his name years after his death
c. A church leader dies, and his disciples finish a letter that he had intended to write
d. Admirers write letters in the name of a deceased leader in tribute to his influence, believing themselves to be responsible bearers of his tradition

7. Determining the authenticity of a Pauline letter (or any other New Testament letter) is important for also determining . . .
a. What message the author intended
b. The content and message of a letter
c. The historical context of a letter
d. What language the author wrote in


8. For Paul, Christian ethics are shaped primarily by what?
a. The Ten Commandments
b. The Old Testament Prophets
c. The work of the Holy Spirit
d. The imitation of Christ

9. True or false? For Paul, everything he believes about God and Christ has direct implications for how people live in the present world.
a. True b. False

10. One image for explaining how Christ justifies people is atonement, which basically means what?
a. Jesus offers his own life to restore the broken relationship between people and God
b. Jesus dies on the cross to offer a supreme sacrifice that fulfills God’s requirement for nullifying sin
c. With the blood of Christ God purchases freedom for people enslaved to sin, death, and the devil
d. Jesus dies on the cross to set an example of the self-giving love that brings salvation


11. According to Paul’s letter to the Romans, how is God faithful to God’s promises to Israel?
a. God saves all the Jewish people through Christ
b. Christ’s victory over death defeats evil with good
c. Salvation comes through a Jewish messiah
d. Jesus keeps all of the Torah’s commandments

12. True or false? According to Romans 8, the earth itself will be redeemed along with God’s people.
a. True b. False

13. For what reason was Paul writing to the churches in Rome?
a. To ask for contributions to the collection
b. To gain support for his next missionary journey
c. To offer theological advice on specific problems
d. All of the above

14. In Romans 6, Paul interprets this ritual as the believer’s participation in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
a. Circumcision
b. Communion (or Eucharist)
c. Last Rites
d. Baptism

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