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Conflict and Community in the Corinthian Church

   This is a printable version of our interactive multiple-choice 15 question quiz on Corinthians. Background information for the answers are in the glossary for this study at and/or in the Bible (as noted in the quiz). The answers to these questions are here.

Multiple Choice Questions

[1] Which is an example of a theological apology?

   a. when Paul repented for his sins and said he was sorry
   b. when Paul criticized the Corinthians for lacking mature love
   c. when Paul presented reasoned arguments defending the Christian faith
   d. when Paul developed an allegory to its farthest or highest point-- to its apogee

[2] Which is a NOT example of words used in early Christian baptismal formulas?

   a. "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 3:11).
   b. "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Mt. 28:19).
   c. "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit" (2 Cor. 13:13).
   d. "No longer Jew or Greek, no longer slave or free, no longer male and female; all of you are one in Christ Jesus" (Gal. 3:28).

[3] What is the English equivalent for cephas?

   a. seer
   b. rock
   c. police radar detection device
   d. high priest

[4] Which of the following does NOT refer to epiphany (or Epiphany)...

   a. Paul's vision of Christ on the road to Damascus
   b. ancient Egyptian solstice ritual
   c. Amazon queen known for her chastity who converted to Christianity; her memory has been revived in the TV show Xena, Warrior Princess
   d. final appearing of Christ at the end of time

[5] Agora

   a. platform for public addresses that stood in the forum of Greek cities
   b. ruler of the Greek city
   c. expensive blend of wool clothing worn by upper class Romans
   d. a public gathering place, an ancient Greek marketplace

[6] The Deutero-Pauline Epistles are:

   a. I Timothy, II Timothy and Titus
   b. Galatians, Ephesians, and Romans
   c. Colossians, Ephesians and 2 Thessalonians
   d. 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians and Titus

[7] The Holiness Code was

   a. a section of Leviticus devoted to instructions and practices to ensure holiness.
   b. a name given to a special secret language used in apocalyptic manuscripts.
   c. an ethical way of life that Paul asked the Corinthians to follow.
   d. a collection of Paul's rules related to the ascetic life.

[8] What might one expect to find in a triclinium?

   a. three commodes
   b. three thrones
   c. three crosses
   d. three couches

[9] In the Bible, prescriptive texts are

   a. instructions for holistic healing (such as prayer and herbs) of various diseases.
   b. writings which direct readers and listeners how to act.
   c. clearly written scriptures which help us to understand more obscure scriptures.
   d. instructions for celebrating Christian rituals, such as baptism and the Eucharist.

[10] Example of an apocryphal book

   a. The Acts of Paul and Thecla
   b. The Book of Revelation
   c. Aesop's Fables
   d. Seutonius' Twelve Caesars

[11] According to tradition, Paul died in

   a. Tarsus.
   b. Corinth.
   c. Rome.
   d. Galilee.

[12] Prisca and Aquila

   a. helped Paul begin the Corinthian church; apparently Prisca, a woman, was head of the household because her name is usually mentioned first in the Bible.
   b. (nicknames meaning the "porcupine" and the "eagle") were adversaries of Paul in Corinth; they were among the "super apostles."
   c. Governors of the Roman province of Achaia of which Corinth was the capital.
   d. were the ancient names given to two constellations of stars; the modern name for Prisca is Serpens Cauda ("tail of the serpent"); Aquila ("the eagle") is still called by the same name.

[13] Justification

   a. Paul's defense of his Christian faith when he was called to the judgement seat in Corinth.
   b. Paul's defense of his use of the term "apostle" to describe himself.
   c. Paul's term for the way God's action in Jesus Christ offers us forgiveness and brings us into right relationship with God.
   d. The special form of letter writing used by Paul, which aligned both the left and right hand margins of the script.

[14] Tertullian

   a. Early church father known for his anti-woman statements; in later life he joined the heretical Montanists, who included women in their leadership
   b. A trusted slave who advised the Emperor Nero to use Christians as scapegoats after Rome burned.
   c. A man whose household Paul praised as exemplifying the ideas of Christian community.
   d. An early Christian convert whom Paul sent to Corinth after he was arrested and thrown in prison.

[15] Paul did NOT say

   a. "For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
   b. "Slaves, accept the authority of your masters with all deference, not only those who are kind and gentle but also those who are harsh."
   c. "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ."
   d. "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!"

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   The photograph(s) by Allan R. Brockway are used with his permission. Please credit him and the web page on Corinth, which Thomas Price has written. For many years, Allan Brockway was "specialist" in Jewish Christian Relations with the World Council of Churches in Geneva and an educator in Judaism and Christianity at the Selly Oak Colleges and the University of Birmingham (England). Thomas Price earned his Ph.D. in theology from Boston University and worked for the General Board of Church and Society for 10 years. He works for the Social Security Administration and teaches adult Bible classes in Paul and the historical Jesus at St. Matthew's UMC, Bowie, Maryland. The web site grew out of his research on Paul before and after a tour of Greece and Turkey in the "footsteps of Paul."

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