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Question 1: Following the exodus to Persia, scholars expanded on the teachings of Nestorius and his mentors, particularly after the relocation of the School of Edessa to the Persian city of ________ in 489 (where it became known as the School of Nisibis).
DargeçitNusaybinMidyatMardin Province

Question 2: Nestorianism is a ________ doctrine advanced by Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople from 428 – 431.
ChristologyChristian theologyTrinityBiblical canon

Question 3: Following the Muslim conquest of Persia, completed in 644, the Persian Church became a protected dhimmi community under the ________.
Abbasid CaliphateUmayyad CaliphateRashidun CaliphateSassanid Empire

Question 4: Afterward many of Nestorius' supporters relocated to Sassanid Persia, where they affiliated with the local Christian community, known as the ________.
History of the Orthodox ChurchEastern ChristianityChurch of the EastAssyrian Church of the East

Question 5: In 431 Theodosius called the ________.
Council of ChalcedonFirst Council of EphesusFirst Council of NicaeaSecond Council of Constantinople

Question 6: Nestorius had come under fire from Western theologians, most notably ________.
Basil of CaesareaCyril of AlexandriaAthanasius of AlexandriaJohn Chrysostom

Question 7: The doctrine, which was informed by Nestorius's studies under Theodore of Mopsuestia at the School of Antioch, emphasizes the disunion between the human and divine natures of ________.
New Testament view on Jesus' lifeGospelJesusNew Testament

Question 8: [2] Nestorianism was officially anathematized, a ruling reiterated at the ________ in 451.
First Council of ConstantinopleFirst Council of NicaeaFirst Council of EphesusCouncil of Chalcedon

Question 9: Persia had long been home to a Christian community that had been persecuted by the ________ majority, which had accused it of Roman leanings.

Question 10: In 486 the Metropolitan of ________, Barsauma, publicly accepted Nestorius' mentor, Theodore of Mopsuestia, as a spiritual authority.
Mardin ProvinceNusaybinMidyatDargeçit


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