1. What were two of the central sources that led to the development of Western civilization as we know it today?
a) Judaism and Greco-Roman culture
1. According to the Bible, who was the father (patriarch) of the Hebrews?
Who were the three most important kings of the United Monarchy of Canaan
a) Saul, David, and Solomon
1. What was the "Babylonian Captivity"?
a) A period of Hebrew exile
1. The English word "Bible" comes from the Greek name of what ancient city?
1. What was the original meaning of the word “prophet”?
a) One who speaks for another
1. How is the Hebrew Bible divided?
a) The Law, the Prophets, and the Writings
From which book is the Torah
a) The Law
1. What is the Septuagint?
a) A Greek version of the Old Testament
1. What is the Biblical meaning of "covenant”?
a) A commitment between God and humans
1. What are the four most important sources of information about Jesus?
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
1. What are the Beatitudes?
a) The core teachings of Jesus
1. What doctrine “became a centerpiece of Christian faith and preaching” and the basis on which early Christianity proclaimed Jesus as Christ?
a) The belief in the Resurrection
1. What person became the most important figure in the development and spread of the Christian church after the death of Jesus?
1. Why were early Christians persecuted by the government of Rome?
a) They refused to renounce their faith.
1. Which emperor in C.E. 312 issued in Milan a decree of toleration for Christianity (and other religions)?
Who were the apologists?
a) Those who argued that Christians could be good Romans
1. What was a common symbol of early Christianity?
A snake wrapped around an anchor
1. What was the meaning of the Chi-Rho monogram?
a) “Chi” and “Rho” are first two letters in Greek for “Christ.”
1. What famous church was built in Rome during the reign of the Emperor Constantine?
a) Saint Peter’s Basilica
1. What famous church was built in Jerusalem during the reign of the Emperor Constantine?
a) The Church of the Holy Sepulcher
1. What musical tradition had the greatest influence on early Christian churches?
a) Jewish chanting of sacred texts
1. What is the name of the courtyard preceding the narthex of the early churches?
a) the Atrium
What is responsorial singing?
a) Singing in which the congregation responds to cantor’s lines
1. What is antiphonal singing?
a)Singing in which two sections of the congregation alternate in chanting lines from psalms
Chapter 6 Multiple Choice Quesions