Life of Christ: Mid Semester Exam 2014

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A possible paper for the mid-semester exam as part of the LTCi Life of Christ course

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Life of Christ: Mid Semester Exam 2014

  1. 1. Life of Christ: Mid Semester Exam (202) page ! of !1 6 Life of Christ: Mid Semester Exam (202) ?? August 2014, 0900-1100 Use only the space given for each answer. This exam is looking for clear, concise answers. Use lists and bullet points where appropriate. You may use your Bible in this exam. Student’s Name:________________________________________________
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 ! Section 1 (40 marks) Important: Answer only two of the five questions ! 1. Mark 1:21-45 has been described as a “typical healing day” in the life of Jesus Christ. Using that text and other appropriate Bible references to sup- port your answer, suggest why you would agree with that statement and what such a ‘typical day” might have included. (20 marks) 2. A church member who has recently become a Christian is struggling to read the Bible. One complaint they have is that they don’t understand the dif- ference between the Pharisees and Sadducees. Select either the Pharisees or Sadducees and describe them so that they can understand. (20 marks) 3. Draw a table outlining the life and ministry of Jesus (20 marks) 4. John the Baptist is seen as the one who prepares the way for Jesus. Why? What biblical and background evidence can you find to support this - de- scribe the ministry of John the Baptist in relationship to Jesus, what similari- ties were there? (20 marks) 5. In John 4 Jesus talks with a woman at a well. What are the significant fea- tures of this encounter that help us to understand how Jesus relates to all people? (20 marks) !
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  4. 4. Life of Christ: Mid Semester Exam (202) page ! of !4 6 Section 2 - 40 marks The following questions all involve you recalling what was taught during the class sessions. (All the answers to these questions are found in the presentations shown in class which were posted online). 1. The life of Christ is often divided into three years. What are they? (3 marks) 1.___________________________________________________________________ 2.____________________________________________________________________ 3.____________________________________________________________________ ! ! 2. There were 5 different people groups in Israel during the time of Jesus. The first is given, who were the others?(4 marks) 1. The people of the land 2. ____________________________________________________________________ 3.____________________________________________________________________ 4.____________________________________________________________________ 5.____________________________________________________________________ ! ! 3. In Matthew 2:1-12 the magi came to visit Christ. Who were the magi? State four things you know about them. (4 marks) 1. _____________________________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________________________________________ ! 4. Which of the following dates is the most likely for the birth of Jesus? Circle the correct answer(2 marks)
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  5. 5. Life of Christ: Mid Semester Exam (202) page ! of !5 6 5. Which of the following dates is the most likely for the beginning of the ministry Jesus? Circle the correct answer(2 marks)
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 ! ! 6. Give four similarities between the ministry of John the Baptist and the Essenes(4 marks) 1. ____________________________________________________________________ 2. ____________________________________________________________________ 3. ____________________________________________________________________ 4. ____________________________________________________________________ ! ! 7. Place the following events in the correct chronological order (8 marks) • Jesus speaks with Nicodemus • Miracle of turning water into wine at Cana • Baptism of Jesus • the angel Gabriel appears to Zechariah • The slaughter of the young children by Herod • The sermon on the Mount • Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem • Jesus speaks to the woman at the well 1. ____________________________________________________________________ 2. ____________________________________________________________________ 3. _______________________________________________________________ 4. _______________________________________________________________ 5. _______________________________________________________________ 6. _______________________________________________________________ 7. _______________________________________________________________ 8. _______________________________________________________________
  6. 6. Life of Christ: Mid Semester Exam (202) page ! of !6 6 ! ! 8. To whom did Jesus say, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” (2 marks) ____________________________________________________________________ ! ! 9. Who were the parents of John the Baptist? (4 marks) 1. ____________________________________________________________________ 2. ____________________________________________________________________ ! ! 10.Which angel announced the birth of Jesus to Mary? (2 marks) ____________________________________________________________________ ! ! 11.Place the following events around the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus in the correct order? (5 marks) • Shepherds come and worship the newborn Jesus • John is born • The angel appears to Mary and announces the birth of Jesus • The angel appears to John’s father whilst he is in the Temple • The baby leaps in the womb of Elizabeth 1. ____________________________________________________________________ 2.____________________________________________________________________ 3. ____________________________________________________________________ 4. ____________________________________________________________________ 5. ____________________________________________________________________

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