Synoptic Gospels and Acts Week 8 Quiz

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Synoptic Gospels and Acts Quiz on Synoptic Gospels and Acts Week 8 Quiz, created by Tim Swindler on 08/28/2016.

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Question 1

Question
According to the lecture, the exorcism involving an "unclean spirit" reveals that purity concerns involve more than mere ritual codes.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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The stories of Jesus feeding the crowds is likely meant to be taken as a story about a miracle since:
Answer
  • In the Synoptics we find that the crowds believed Jesus worked a miracle.
  • The account of the feeding of the four thousand expressly says, "This miracle Jesus performed in the region of Capernaum."
  • The story bears remarkable similarities to Old Testament stories involving miraculous deeds, such as the account of Elisha feeding a group of a hundred with an insufficient supply of food, and the Fourth Gospel says the 12 baskets of leftover came from the five loaves.
  • All of the above
  • The story bears remarkable similarities to Old Testament stories involving miraculous deeds, such as the account of Joshua feeding the crowds with only four fish.

Question 3

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Which is correct? (The point of the question is to see if you can remember the likely significance of the numbers in the Feeding of the Five Thousand Story. You may not remember every detail but you should be able to pick out the right answer from what was said in class.)
Answer
  • Jesus fed the five thousand in Israelite territory, using five loaves and seven fish, filling seven baskets of leftovers.
  • Jesus fed the five thousand in Gentile territory, using five loaves and some fish, filling twelve baskets of leftovers.
  • Jesus fed the four thousand in Israelite territory, using seven loaves and some fish, filling seven baskets of leftovers.
  • Jesus fed the five thousand in Israelite territory, using five loaves and some fish, filling twelve baskets of leftovers.
  • Jesus fed the five thousand in Gentile territory, using five loaves and some fish, filling twelve baskets of leftovers-.

Question 4

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Aside from Jesus taking bread, blessing it, and breaking it, other similarities can also be found in the various Synoptic accounts of Jesus' acts of feeding the crowds with loaves and fish and the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 5

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The word Jesus uses for "remembrance" or "memorial" at the Last Supper is the same word used in connection with what in the Greek Old Testament?
Answer
  • The Bread of the Presence
  • None of the answers provided here is correct
  • Melchizedek's sacrifice of bread and wine
  • Elijah's sacrifice at Mt. Carmel
  • Passover

Question 6

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Which of the following is NOT true of the Bread of the Presence?
Answer
  • It symbolizes the people of God
  • The Hebrew name for it is, literally, "the Bread of the Face".
  • It was veiled when taken out of the tabernacle
  • It was offered with wine.
  • None of the answers provided here is correct

Question 7

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The eschatological discourse is delivered after the disciples ask Jesus. . . (Select the best answer)
Answer
  • When his being "delivered over" and his "coming" would be
  • When the "hour" of his being "delivered over" would be
  • What the sign of his coming at the close of the age will be
  • When the temple would be destroyed and when he would be "delivered over"
  • About both when the temple would be destroyed and his coming at the end of the age would be
  • When the destruction of the temple will occur

Question 8

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According to prophetic books of the Old Testament as well as other ancient Jewish sources, the twelve tribes would be regathered. . .
Answer
  • At Bethlehem
  • At Mt. Sinai
  • At the Mount of Olives
  • None of the answers provided is correct
  • In Galilee

Question 9

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According to the lecture, which best defines the way the Passover was a "memorial" in ancient Judaism?
Answer
  • Memorial simply recalls a past event
  • None of the answers provided is correct
  • God himself remembers his actions through his people.
  • Israel remembers a specific sacrifice.
  • Memorial involves eating flesh and drinking blood.

Question 10

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The temple action of Jesus involved (pick the answer the best represents what was covered in the lecture)
Answer
  • Jesus' revelation of himself as a prophet like Elijah, made clear by his condemnation of wicked cultic worship
  • Jesus' judgment on the wickedness of the temple establishment, made clear from his use of Jeremiah and the way he curses the fig tree in the immediate context
  • Jesus' condemnation of all use of money, expressed clearly by his overturning the money-changing tables
  • Jesus' announcement that there will no longer be a sacrificial temple cult, which is made clear from his instruction that no one should carry anything in the temple ever again
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