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Four Gospels Part II

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Four Gospels Part II game quiz
"A further look at the style, content, context, and history of the four canonical Gospels."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Which two Gospel writers are not traditionally considered to have been among the original twelve disciples of Jesus?
    John and Matthew
    John and Luke
    Mark and Luke
    Matthew and Luke


2. Which of the four Gospels is known as "the Gospel of the church" because of its frequent liturgical use?
    John
    Mark
    Matthew
    Luke


3. Short sayings, like those often found in the Gospels, were a staple of both Jewish and Greco-Roman sages. What are these short sayings called?
    Parables
    Aphorisms
    Diatribes
    Discourses


4. The prologue of what Gospel poetically juxtaposes light and darkness?
    Matthew
    Luke
    Mark
    John


5. When were the Gospels most likely written?
    Between 65 - 180 AD
    Between 280 - 380 AD
    Between 180 - 280 AD
    Before 65 AD


6. Some verses in the gospels are thought by scholars to be later additions because they are not included in the oldest manuscripts we have. Which of the following is thought to be a later addition?
    The story of the woman taken in adultery (in John)
    The parable of the sower (in Matthew)
    The parable of the prodigal son (in Luke)
    The parable of the talents (in Luke)


7. While most modern biblical scholars argue that Mark was written before Matthew, a minority maintain that Matthew came first.
    True
    False


8. Which of the four Gospels is the greatest source of Christian doctrine about Jesus?
    Luke
    Matthew
    John
    Mark


9. The 13th chapter of Mark, in which Jesus predicts, among other things, the destruction of the temple, is often called what?
    The parable of the stones
    The little apocalypse
    The prophecy of doom
    The parable of destruction


10. In the Gospel of Mark, what do Jesus' opponents and followers both call him?
    Teacher
    Son of Man
    Prophet
    Messiah


11. In his Gospel, Mark uses the death of what man to foreshadow the passion of Jesus Christ?
    Herod
    John the Baptist
    King David
    Zacharias


12. In which Gospel's infancy account is Mary, rather than Joseph, the main character?
    Luke
    Mark
    Matthew
    John


13. In the Gospels, what does the term "disciple" mean?
    Servant
    Child
    Slave
    Learner


14. In his Gospel, Matthew tells many of the same stories as Mark, but he typically shortens them.
    True
    False


15. In its tone and in what it chooses to emphasize, Matthew's Gospel most reflects the concerns of what Jewish group?
    Zealots
    Pharisees
    Essenes
    Sadducees


16. All of the Gospels use the term "church."
    True
    False


17. Which of the Gospels most reflects the genre of history because of its broad historical focus?
    John
    Matthew
    Luke
    Mark


18. In the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, Jesus is recognized as the "Son of God" by a guard at his execution. What does this person call him in the Gospel of Luke?
    Son of God
    A righteous man
    A thief
    A god


19. In John's Gospel, Jesus work's seven signs. Which of these is not one of the signs?
    Raising the centurion's daughter from the dead
    Feeding the multitude
    Changing the water into wine
    Walking on the water


20. Which Gospel begins "in media res," with the baptism of Jesus?
    Matthew
    Luke
    John
    Mark


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