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Christianity in the 2nd century: Quiz


Question 1: ________, oldest extant NT fragment, p.1935, parts of Jn18:31-33,37-38
Biblical manuscriptRylands Library Papyrus P52Codex SinaiticusCodex Vaticanus

Question 2: [23] Because of the biblical proscription against ________ (notably the Gospels of Matthew and Mark) Christianity has always been preoccupied with the "correct", or orthodox, interpretation of the faith.
End timeEschatologyFalse prophetApocalypticism

Question 3: Other early Christians, however, considered the work to be ________.
ApocryphaNew TestamentBiblical canonBible

Question 4: Ignatius stresses the hierarchical relationship between God and the bishop more strongly to the Magnesians urging them "to yield him all reverence, having respect to the power of ________, ...
Biblical canonGod the FatherHoly SpiritJesus

Question 5: While Clement and ________ writers use the terms overseer and elder interchangeably, an episcopal structure becomes more visible in the second century.
Biblical canonGospelJesusNew Testament

Question 6: 130–202) was the first to argue that his "proto-orthodox" position was the same faith that ________ gave to the apostles, and that the identity of the apostles, their successors, and the teachings of the same were all well-known public knowledge.
New TestamentJesusGospelNew Testament view on Jesus' life

Question 7: Because of geographic proximity, acculturation with ________ was always strong, and the royal family traces its ancestry to this queen.

Question 8: This structure was enforced by the teaching of ________ where, a bishop becomes the spiritual successor of the previous bishop in a line tracing back to the apostles themselves.
Orthodox ChurchRestorationism (Christian primitivism)Catholic ChurchApostolic succession

Question 9: Clement's parents seem to have been wealthy ________ of some social standing.
PaganismPolytheismPrehistoric religionChristianity and Paganism

Question 10: ________ (100–165) was an early Christian apologist.
Justin MartyrEucharistic theologies contrastedJeromeIrenaeus


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