Hey folks, for the second part of our quiz, I am going to modify the rules a bit. Though I am confident all of our readers learned a few new fascinating facts about our Church history, scoring below 50 can be disheartening for test takers. But don’t fret, I am going to curve the grades from the first quiz to make the highest score 100 and advance the other grades accordingly. Make no mistake, everyone still has a chance to win! If you are new to this contest or did not get a chance to take the first quiz, be sure to take it first. Quiz, Pt. 1, will be open for scores until Sunday afternoon.
Also, in this part of the quiz, for anyone willing to take it cold turkey, you can subtract 5 points for every question missed from 120 instead of 100. Then, for those who want to take the quiz with a little internet help, you can begin at 90 instead of 75 and subtract 5 for every wrong answer. So, I expect to see some better grades. You can thank your benevolent quiz giver! :) I will post the answers in the first comment just like the first part of the quiz.
If you want a few study tips, I would strongly suggest you listen to Pastor Tommy Nelson’s lectures on Church History . . . hint, hint. I suggest this because I hope you will get much more out of our fun study of Church history than just the answers from our fill-in-the-blank quiz. Besides, we are giving away a free copy of The Gospel for Real Life by Jerry Bridges to the winner!
Lastly, if you are new to the contest or don’t remember, there are three levels of difficulty to choose from:
- Cold Turkey – Take the quiz without any help at all, (help = books, Google, or any other internet aid).
- Easy, but annoying – Take the quiz with help (e.g. internet, Google, Wikipedia, books, etc.). If you choose this option, you will need to subtract 10 points from your final score. Don’t make it too easy! Try to finish the quiz in 15 minutes.
- Lazy cheater mode – Skip the quiz and look at the answers.
Ready? Take the quiz and enjoy.
- As Martin Luther read Romans 1, he began to see that salvation cannot be earned–it must be by grace alone. He began to see that indulgences are a corruption of the Catholic church that needs reform. Soon after, he nailed his _______ on the door at the church in Wittenberg.
- Jerusalem was sacked by Rome in _______. (year)
- The _______ was the leader of the local New Testament and early church.
- Some Christians in the early church abdicated or denied their faith during persecution. Following the Edict of Toleration in 312 AD, many of the ‘apostates’ wanted to come back to the church. _______ said that they should not be allowed to come back to the church, but _______ made the argument that they could return to the church, because the bishop could forgive sins.
- _______ did not accept the canon. Instead he put together his own Bible including only parts of the Gospel of Luke and some of the writings of Paul. He was condemned as a heretic and excommunicated by the Church c. 144.
- Jerome said that _______ was the ‘incomparable master of Christian philosophy.’ He was one of the early Christian apologists. (person)
- _______ was the one of the first to put together a systematic theology. He wrote about sin, prophecy, salvation, and Jesus Christ. He was also tortured for his faith later in his life day after day until he died at age 69.
- _______ issued the Act/Edict of Toleration in 311. (person)
- _______ embraced the Christian faith after he had a dream about the cross that told him, “In this sign, conquer.” He is one of the most important influential persons in history.
- _______ was the emperor who made it illegal to be a pagan. He would make people walk through the river at sword point to be baptized. After this, the Church’s eschatology seems to have shifted from premillennialism to amillennialism.
- In 325 AD, Arius was condemned by the Nicene Council. The _______ was written there to define the differences between church orthodoxy and the Arian heresy. (creed)
- The _______ are modern-day Arians. (religious sect)
- In 431 AD, the church rejected Nestorius because he said that Jesus had full deity and full humanity, but his human mind and soul did not intermix with the divine nature of Christ. In response, the Council of Ephesus affirmed the _______ of Christ, which later become official at the Council of Chalcedon. (nature of Christ . . . a technical term)
- _______ was a Syrian hermit who brought his sexual urges under control by studying Hebrew and Greek. He was the first to translate the Bible into Latin; it was called the Vulgate.
- _______ was a monk who helped to preserve a New Testament sense of piety and purity by keeping the monks within the monastery. They would plant vineyards and make wine for money and food. He is considered to be the founder of western monasticism.
- _______ is another word that is often an umbrella term for anti-supernaturalism. It tries to make the Christian faith to be all mental and all logical without the need or the want for the Supernatural. (major branch of theology)
- Liberalism denies four things: 1) the virgin birth, 2) the resurrection of Christ, 3) the second coming of Christ, and 4) _______.
- The _______ movement began with the adoption of certain beliefs typical of those held by Pentecostals. The Azusa Street Revival is often thought to mark the beginning of this movement.
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