Church History Midterm--Try it!

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  1. John of Japan

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    I teach Survey of Church History at a small Bible college, and some interest has been shown here on the BB in my Midterm Test, just given this morning. I'll post the first part here and see how much interest there is. Here we go:

    I. Match the names on the left with the correct descriptions on the right. (2 pts. each)


    1. Jerome ____---------------------------a. taught the need of ecstatic prophecies
    2. Tertullian ____------------------------ b. conquered in the sign of the cross
    3. Philo ____ ----------------------------- c. heretic who made his own NT canon
    4. Patrick ____ -----------------------------d. “Apostle to Ireland”
    5. John Wyclif (Wycliffe) ____ -----------e. opposed calling Mary “Mother of God”
    6. Constantine ____ -----------------------f. earliest to use the term “catholic”
    7. Clement of Alexandria ____ ------------g. the translator of the Latin Vulgate Bible
    8. Eusebius ____ ----------------------------h. denied man had a sin nature from Adam
    9. Nestorius ____ ------------------------- i. well-known Jewish philosopher
    10. Ulfilas (Wulfila) ____ ----------------j. pioneer missionary to the Goths/Visigoths
    11. Arius ____ ---------------------------- k. the historian of the early church
    12. Montanus ____ --------------------- l. the father of Latin theology
    13. Ignatius ____-------------------------m. taught that Jesus was a “lesser god” not equal to the Father
    14. Marcion ____ -------------------------n. “the first Christian scholar”
    15. Pelagius ____ ------------------------o. led translation of first English Bible
     
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    Note that the lines do not lead to the answers, but you must find the answers in the right column. I couldn't get the columns to stay separate with just spaces.
     
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    Well, I see one of them that does line up. I think I've only got five correct. Otherwise, I'm guessing. Nope, only four correct.
     
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    John Wycliffe was not the first. The first known translation of the bible in English was the Lindisfarne Gospels dating to about 700 A.D. These were in Latin with an Anglo-Saxon interlinear translation added about 950 A.D.

    In about 1000 A.D., Aelfric translated a condensed version of the first seven books of the Old Testament.

    In about 1300 the Ormulum appeared, translated by Orm, an Augustinian monk. This work was originally the Gospels, but later Genesis and Exodus were translated into English.

    About the same time, Richard Rolle translated the Psalms into Early Middle English, of which 170 manuscripts still survive.

    Granted they are not the complete bible but neither was Wycliffe's. :)
     
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    I should have said (hint) that only two line up. But tomorrow, perhaps, I'll give the answers. Maybe you did better than you thought.
     
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    Point well taken.
     
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    Well, and just a bit pedantic, on my part. :D
     
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    But then, you're a teacher too, right? Thumbsup
     
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    Yes. And I can't seem to shut it off. Which can make for some very awkward social occasions! :D :D
     
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    On a side note: TC, are you as shocked as Agedman professed to be when he realized that most Christians (at least on the BB) haven't read The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians? ;-)

    That was one of the strangest comments (and I have heard plenty) ever made on the BB.

    By the way, I have that letter and more more ancient documents (translated into English of course) in a very old book that my mom had.
     
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    Great quiz. I got 12 out of 15. My students would have a fit.
     
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    Here are the answers to that first section.

    1. Jerome __g__ ---------------- a. taught the need of ecstatic prophecies

    2. Tertullian __l__ --------------- b. conquered in the sign of the cross

    3. Philo __i__ ---------------------c. heretic who made his own NT canon

    4. Patrick __d__ ------------------- d. “Apostle to Ireland”

    5. John Wyclif (Wycliffe) __o__ ---e. opposed calling Mary “Mother of God”

    6. Constantine __b__ --------------f. earliest to use the term “catholic”

    7. Clement of Alexandria __n__ -----g. the translator of the Latin Vulgate Bible

    8. Eusebius __k__ -------------------h. denied man had a sin nature from Adam

    9. Nestorius __e__ ----------------- i. well-known Jewish philosopher

    10. Ulfilas (Wulfila) __j__ ---------- j. pioneer missionary to the Goths/Visigoths

    11. Arius __m__ ---------------------k. the historian of the early church

    12. Montanus __a__ ---------------l. the father of Latin theology

    13. Ignatius _f_ --------------------m. taught that Jesus was a “lesser god” not

    equal to the Father

    14. Marcion __c__ --------------n. “the first Christian scholar”

    15. Pelagius __h__----------------o. led translation of first English Bib
     
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    I'm grading it right now. Some of my students struggled with this first part--not sure why.
     
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    And now, Part II.

    II. Underline the correct answer. (2 pts. each)

    16. What was the number of Christians calculated to be in Rome by AD 250?
    1,000,000 35,000 150

    17. Jerusalem fell to the Romans in the year: AD 70 4 BC AD 313

    18. What Roman emperor viciously persecuted Christians, but then issued an “edict of toleration” on his deathbed?
    Nero Galerius Constantine

    19. The “Thomas Christians” live in: Japan Germany India

    20. Where did John Hus minister? Jerusalem Brazil Bohemia

    21. This country came to see itself as (in the words of the text) “the leader of the Orthodox World.”
    Egypt Russia Spain

    22. Were the iconoclasts against or in favor of icons? for against

    23. What church council opposed Arianism and defended the full deity of Jesus Christ?
    Council of Nicea Council of Antioch Council of Jerusalem

    24. What does the term “Lollard” mean? mumblers separatists baptizers

    25. These men ventured out among the people to minister. monks friars

    26. What were Christians called who opposed icons?
    anti-iconists iconoclasts icon-haters

    27. What word other than “disciple” was used by the early Christians to describe
    themselves (especially in Paul’s writings)? saints Little Christs Jesus people

    28. In the early centuries, the utmost glory a Christian could attain was:
    martyrdom the priesthood the pastorate

    29. The ruler who drove the Muslim armies back from Europe was:
    Charles the Baptizer Charles the Maine Charlemagne

    30. The heresy of the Cathari was: infant baptism dualism consubstantiation
     
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    I realize that #20 is a repeat question and therefore a gimme. So I need to revise this before next year. :)
     

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