Quiz 3

Interlude on Early Christianity

Please write the number of the correct answer after each number of the question on a lined piece of paper. Please place your name and the date at the top of the page before turning it in. Thank you...

1. Christianity, originally a Jewish sect, was exported in its infancy to

a. The Roman world.
b. The Greek world.
c. The Etruscan world.
d. The Babylonian world.
e. The Hebrew world.

2. Monotheism is

a. the belief in one god
b. the use of one theory
c. the belief in many gods
d. a childhood disease

3. The Torah is

a. the Hebrew scriptures
b. the first five books of the "Old Testament"
c. all the above
d. none of the above

4. Gnosticism was

a. an early Roman Stoic sect
b. an early Christian sect, later declared heretical
c. an early Jewish gospel

5. Irenaeus of Lyon

a. was an early Roman stoic.
b. Was a Jewish rabbi who wrote some of the scriptures.
c. Specified official early Christian beliefs and declared others--like Gnosticism--heresy.

6. The Nicene Creed was

a. an indian tribe in Florida.
b. declared a heresy by early Christians.
c. the first unified statement of Christian theology.
d. a section in the Torah.

7. What is the last and most vital step in reading?

a. To outline the material.
b. To question or evaluate what has been read.
c. To make up a pretend test.
d. To relax and have a beer.
e. To return the material to the library.

8. What is the cardinal rule of the information age?

a. Never send cash in the mail.
b. Never send your credit card number through the Internet.
c. Never give information to an aged cardinal.
d. Never accept anything uncritically.

9. Identify two of the seven sure-fire ways to spot bogus information in the list below:

a. Contains undefined terms or ambiguous language.
b. Source of information is missing.
c. The information cannot be found in an encyclopedia.
d. Contains no supporting evidence; it's just a point of view.
e. The material makes no sense when read.
f. The Web site has no pictures, just plain text.
g. Statements contain generalizations.
h. Does not agree with common sense.

Note: each answer is worth 10 points... or, only numbers 2, 3, and 4 count, and each is worth 33 points... Figure out which gives you the best grade.

Now, address one of the following questions with a short essay:

-Did God intend Eve to eat the apple?

-Why would God create people and then give up control of them?

-Was Jesus really a human, or just an image, like the Gnostics thought?

(click on one of the word processors available as an icon on your desktop, or click on Start button, click on Programs, click on Accessories, then click on WordPad. Print out the results... Be sure to put your name at the top of the paper. Thanks.. colby)

by Colby Glass, MLIS.

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