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Textual criticism: Quiz

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Question 1: The phrase lower criticism is used to describe the contrast between textual criticism and ________, which is the endeavor to establish the authorship, date, and place of composition of the original text.
Biblical canonHigher criticismNew TestamentBible

Question 2: Tanselle discusses the example of ________'s Typee.
Herman MelvilleArthur RansomeJoseph ConradJoshua Slocum

Question 3: Even so, the oldest manuscripts, being of the ________, are the most favored, and the critical text has an Alexandrian disposition.
Codex AlexandrinusAlexandrian text-typeByzantine text-typeCodex Vaticanus

Question 4: ________ Nestle-Aland 27 edition (NA 27)
New TestamentVulgateBiblical manuscriptNovum Testamentum Graece

Question 5: One of the earliest was Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687–1752), who in 1734 produced an edition of the ________.
BibleVulgateNovum Testamentum GraeceBiblical manuscript

Question 6:
Textual criticism, Flat Earth and Nativity of Jesus are all:
Biblical criticism Papyrology Philology Hermeneutics

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Byzantine illuminated manuscript, 1020
  A page from the Aleppo Codex, Deuteronomy.
  Carmina Cantabrigiensia, Manuscript C, folio 436v, 11th century
  Canterbury Tales, Woodcut 1484

Question 8: The first published, printed edition of the Greek ________ was produced by this method.
Biblical canonJesusNew TestamentGospel

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (First Folio)
  Codex Vaticanus is a primary witness to the Alexandrian text type
  11th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible with Targum
  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (First Folio)

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (First Folio)
  Codex Vaticanus is a primary witness to the Alexandrian text type
  A page from the Aleppo Codex, Deuteronomy.
  A page from Codex Vaticanus Graecus 1209 shows a medieval scribe (the marginal note between columns one and two) criticizing a predecessor for changing the text: "Fool and knave, leave the old reading, don't change it!"[31]







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