Chapter 1-4 Self Quiz

Chapter 1-4 Self Quiz - Chapter 1 Self Quiz 1. The span of...

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Chapter 1 Self Quiz 1. The span of Jewish history from 515 BCE to 70 CE is referred to as a) the time of the Maccabees. b) the Persian Period. c) the Second Temple period. d) the Roman Period. 2. Which Seleucid (Greek) ruler initiated a reign of terror designed to exterminate the Jewish religion? a) Antiochus Epiphanes b) Herod the Great c) Alexander the Great d) Cyrus 3. Which person brought Palestine under Greek control, inaugurating the Hellenistic period? a) Antiochus Epiphanes b) Cyrus c) Pompey d) Alexander the Great 4. Which group led a successful Jewish rebellion to gain freedom from foreign rule? a) Romans b) Maccabees c) Pharisees d) Zealots 5. Which ruling family ruled an independent Jewish state until civil wars made them ripe for conquest by the Romans?
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a) Ptolemies b) Herodians c) Seleucids d) Hasmoneans 6. Which of the following is not characteristic of the Pharisees? a) associated with the synagogues b) practiced celibacy c) accepted as authoritative “the tradition of the elders” d) believed laypeople should follow the same purity regulations in their daily lives as the priests serving in the temple 7. Which of the following is not characteristic of the Sadducees? a) controlled the temple system b) dominated the Sanhedrin c) radically anti-Roman d) comprised primarily of priests 8. Which of the following is not characteristic of the Essenes? a) associated with the Jerusalem temple b) lived in separate communities c) advocated an ascetic lifestyle d) practiced ritual baths 9. What Jewish group was radically anti-Roman and advocated armed rebellion against Roman forces?
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a) Essenes b) Zealots c) Herodians d) Samaritans 10. Which of the following is not characteristic of the Samaritans? a) claimed to represent the true Israel b) had their own temple on Mount Gerizim c) had their own version of the Pentateuch/Torah d) supported the family and dynasty of Herod 11. Which Gentiles embraced Jewish theology, worship, and morality but did not fully convert to Judaism by being circumcised and following the Jewish dietary laws? a) Zealots b) Samaritans c) God-fearers d) Herodians 12. Which person, who was appointed by the Romans, ruled over Palestine from 37 BCE to 4 BCE and was known for his building projects as well as his paranoia of those wanting to usurp his throne? a) Pontius Pilate b) Herod the Great c) Herod Antipas d) Pompey 13. Which tetrarch, and son of Herod the Great, was appointed by the Romans and ruled the region of Galilee the entire time of Jesus’ life and ministry?
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a) Herod Antipas b) Herod Agrippa c) Pontius Pilate d) Pompey 14. Which Roman governor ruled Judea from 26 to 36 CE and was responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus?
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