††††††††††††† New Testament History Literature and Theology
†††††††††††† Session 11 Mark Characteristics, Sin and Sickness
††††††††††††††††††††††††† By Dr. Ted Hildebrandt

1. The Son of Man coming in the clouds terminology is derived from what Old Testament prophet
††††††††††† ††(11A)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Isaiah
††††††††††† B.††††††† Jeremiah
††††††††††† *C.††††† Daniel

††††††††††† D.††††††† Malachi

2.† Of Matthewís five great discourses of Jesus Mark eliminates all but what one (11A)
††††††††††† [Which one does Mark retain]?
††††††††††† A.††††††† The Sermon on the Mount
††††††††††† B.††††††† The Parables of the Kingdom
††††††††††† C.††††††† The Sending of the Twelve
††††††††††† *D.††††† The Olivet Discourse

3. On what will Mark focus his writing (11B)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† The words of Jesus
††††††††††† *B.††††† The actions of Jesus
††††††††††† C.††††††† The parables of Jesus
††††††††††† D.††††††† The passion of Jesus

4.† All of the following are suppliants in Mark EXCEPT (11B)
††††††††††† A.††††††† A person with leprosy
††††††††††† B.††††††† Peterís mother-in-law
††††††††††† *C.††††† A man born blind
††††††††††† D.††††††† A crippled man carried by his friends

5. All of the following will usually be involved in a miracle story EXCEPT (11B)
††††††††††† A.††††††† The disciples
††††††††††† B.††††††† The suppliant
††††††††††† C.††††††† The opponents
††††††††††† *D.††††† The Roman soldiers

6.† What does Jesus often commend in the suppliant who comes to him (11B)?
†††††††††† *A.††††† Their faith
††††††††††† B.††††††† Their diligence
††††††††††† C.††††††† Their strength
††††††††††† D.††††††† Their compassion

7.† Often after Jesus does a non-therapeutic miracle in front of the disciples what does he say to
††††††††††† them right after they react to his miracle (11C)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Follow me
††††††††††† *B.††††† O you of little faith
††††††††††† C.††††††† You will see much great things than these
††††††††††† D.††††††† How long until you understand

8.† How do the opponents react after seeing Jesus do a miracle (11C)?
††††††††††† *A.††††† They say he does it by the power of the prince of the demons
††††††††††† B.††††††† They say he is a prophet
††††††††††† C.††††††† They think that he is crazy
††††††††††† D.††††††† They condemn for only healing the person temporarily

9.† What is different about how John portrays the miracles than Mark (11D)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† John has Jesus healing using material like mud Mark just has him speaking
††††††††††† *B.††††† John has faith come after the miracle while Mark has it come before
††††††††††† C.††††††† John focuses on non-therapeutic miracles while Mark does therapeutic
††††††††††† D.††††††† John links miracles and parables while Mark does not

10. Mark features the miracles of Jesus as _______ (11D)
††††††††††† A. †††††† Demonstrating the compassion of Jesus on all
††††††††††† B. †††††† A model for his disciples to follow when he sends them out
††††††††††† *C.††††† The breaking in of the kingdom of God into this world
††††††††††† D.††††††† Proof that Jesus is the Son of God

11.† How does Mark portray the temptation of Christ in the wilderness (11E)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† He changes the order so that the turning the stones into bread is last
††††††††††† *B.††††† He adds that Jesus was out with the wild animals
††††††††††† C.††††††† He adds that the Pharisees came out to meet Jesus in the desert
††††††††††† D.††††††† He has Jesus resting in a cave in the desert

12. When Jesus casts the demon out of a person in Mark 1 what extra details does Mark use to
††††††††††† highlight that miracle (11E)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† The demon addresses Jesus as the Son of David
††††††††††† B.††††††† The demon bows down to Jesus
††††††††††† *C.††††† The demon comes out with a shriek
††††††††††† D.††††††† The people are terrified and run away

13. How does Mark portray Jesus when he is about to heal a man with a shriveled hand on the
††††††††††† Sabbath and asks his silent opponents whether it is right to do good or evil on the Sabbath
††††††††††† (11F)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Jesus smiles
††††††††††† B.††††††† Jesus with joy speaks
††††††††††† C.††††††† Jesus himself is amazed
††††††††††† *D.††††† Jesus gets angry

14. What is Markís favorite word or phrase (11F)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Logos (the word)
††††††††††† B.††††††† The kingdom of heaven
††††††††††† C.††††††† Truly, truly
††††††††††† *D.††††† Immediately

15. What is an indication of the realism of the book of Mark (11G)?
††††††††††† *A.††††† He portrays the disciples as not understanding
††††††††††† B.††††††† He shows the opponents as not understanding
††††††††††† C.††††††† He shows the suppliants as not believing
††††††††††† D.††††††† He shows Jesusí brothers as being followers of Jesus

16.† How does Mark portray Jesusí relationship with his own brothers (11G)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† They are followers of Jesus
††††††††††† *B.††††† They thought he was out of his mind
††††††††††† C.††††††† They wonder about him just like the apostles did
††††††††††† D.††††††† They opposed him supporting the Pharisees

17. How does Mark portray Jesusí vocation before calling the disciples and traveling around
††††††††††† Galilee preaching and teaching (11G)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† He was the son of a carpenter
††††††††††† B.††††††† He was a fisherman
††††††††††† *C.††††† He was a carpenter
††††††††††† D.††††††† He was a farmer

18.† What aspect of Jesusí life does Mark pick up on and highlight (11G)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Jesusí Galilean ministry to the poor
††††††††††† B.††††††† Jesusí healing of lepers
††††††††††† C.††††††† Jesusí eating with tax collectors
††††††††††† *D.††††† Jesusí suffering

19. Why does Jesus rebukes the disciples after he stills the storm (11H)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Because they have no understanding
††††††††††† B.††††††† Because they didnít wake him up earlier
††††††††††† *C.††††† Because they were afraid
††††††††††† D.††††††† Because they were rowing so hard to get to shore

20. After Jesus casts the Legion demon out of the Gerasene demoniac why did the people of that
††††††††††† region ask Jesus to leave (11I)?
††††††††††† *A.††††† They were afraid
††††††††††† B.††††††† They were angry because the pigs were destroyed in the sea
††††††††††† C.††††††† They did not want the healed demoniac back in their town
††††††††††† D.††††††† They thought Jesus was casting out demons by Beelzebub

21.† When Jesus was talking with Jairus, the synagogue leader, about healing his daughter what
††††††††††† did he tell him he needed to do (11I)?
†††††††††† A.††††††† Follow Jesus and not turn back
††††††††††† *B.††††† Not be afraid but just believe
††††††††††† C.††††††† Open the door of his heart
††††††††††† D.††††††† To carry his daughter out to Jesus

22. How does the text of Mark say that the hemorrhaging woman comes to touch the hem of Jesusí
††††††††††† garment (11I)?
††††††††††† *A.††††† She was afraid
††††††††††† B.††††††† She was full of hope
††††††††††† C.††††††† She believed in her heart
††††††††††† D.††††††† She was dirty and unclean

23.† When Jesus got into the boat after walking on the water Mark comments on all of the
††††††††††† following EXCEPT (11J)?
†††††††††† A.††††††† Jesus said take courage
††††††††††† †B.†††††† Jesus said donít be afraid
††††††††††† *C.††††† Mark comments that the disciples did not believe in him
††††††††††† D.††††††† Mark notes the disciples did not understand

24. When the Syro-Phoenician woman comes to Jesus to what does Jesus compare her as a Gentile
††††††††††† requesting that he cast the demon out of her daughter (11J)?
††††††††††† *A. †††† Dogs
††††††††††† B.††††††† Doves
††††††††††† C.††††††† Camels
††††††††††† D.††††††† Snakes

25. When Jesus in the boat told his disciples to beware of the leaven of the yeast of the Pharisees, he continues rebuking the disciples for all of the following EXCEPT (11J)

††††††††††† A. †††††† Not understanding

B. †††††† Not seeing

C. †††††† Not hearing

*D. †††† Not believing

26. When Jesus rebuked the disciples in the boat for not understanding, seeing or hearing what he
††††††††††† was saying what two stories bound that story before and after (11J)?
††††††††††† *A.††††† Healing a blind guy and healing a deaf person
††††††††††† B.††††††† Healing a demon possessed man and a leper
††††††††††† C.††††††† Jesus instructing the Syro-Phoenician woman and the hemorrhaging woman
††††††††††† D.††††††† Jesus feeding the 5,000 and then feeding the 4,000

27.† Who does Mark feature at the cross when Christ died (11L)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Mary
††††††††††† B.††††††† Peter and John
††††††††††† *C.††††† A centurion
††††††††††† D.††††††† Barabbas

28.† In class it was suggested that the fear and lack of faith motifs were used by Mark as _______
††††††††††† (11M)
†††††††††† *A.††††† An apologetic for his own fear and lack of faith
††††††††††† B.††††††† A way to put the focus on Jesus not the apostles
††††††††††† C.††††††† A way to prove the resurrection was not expected
††††††††††† D.††††††† The Roman soldiers in Palestine were fearful and unbelieving

29. In class, with what did we connect the book ending with fear and trembling with (11M)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† When John Mark ran away in the Garden of Gethsemane
††††††††††† *B.††††† When Mark abandoned Paul and Barnabas on the First Missionary Journey
††††††††††† C.††††††† When the Christians gathered at his house
††††††††††† D.††††††† How the disciples were prior to their realizing that Christ had risen

30.† In class it was suggested that the fear and lack of faith motifs were used by Mark as _______
††††††††††† (11N)
††††††††††† *A.††††† Peter was fearful as he faced imprisonment and death
††††††††††† B.††††††† A way to put the focus on Jesus not the apostles
††††††††††† C.††††††† The Roman audience would have been fearful at this time
††††††††††† D.††††††† The Roman soldiers in Palestine were fearful and unbelieving

31. When the four guys brought their cripple friend to Jesus what obstacle did they have to
††††††††††† overcome (11O)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† It was on the Sabbath
††††††††††† B.††††††† Jesus was sitting down for dinner
††††††††††† C.††††††† They had to bring him to the other side of the Sea of Galilee
††††††††††† *D.††††† There was a crowd so they couldnít get in the house

32. What was the first thing Jesus told the cripple man who was let down through the roof by his
††††††††††† friends (11O)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Just believe and you will see the power of God
††††††††††† B.††††††† Get up, take your mat and go home
††††††††††† *C.††††† Your sins are forgiven you
††††††††††† D.††††††† Come and follow me

33.† In 1 Corinthians 11 when Paul says some have fallen asleep, what kind of figure of speech is
††††††††††† that (11P)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Hyperbole
††††††††††† B.††††††† Synecdoche
††††††††††† *C.††††† Euphemism
††††††††††† D.††††††† Irony

34. Who was used in Acts to show the connection between sin and sickness (11P)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Priscilla and Aquila
††††††††††† B.††††††† Peter and John
††††††††††† C.††††††† Felix and Festus
††††††††††† *D.††††† Ananias and Sapphira

35.† How did Miriam in the Old Testament illustrate the connection of sin and sickness (11Q)?
††††††††††† *A.††††† She criticized Moses and got leprosy
††††††††††† B. †††††† She lied and was bitten by a snake
††††††††††† C. †††††† She helped Aaron make the golden calf and was smitten with blindness
††††††††††† D.††††††† She went into the tabernacle and could not speak afterwards

36.† Elishaís servant got the leprosy that was originally on ________ because he asked for money
††††††††††† that was not rightly his (11Q)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Rezin
††††††††††† *B.††††† Naaman
††††††††††† C.††††††† Heman
††††††††††† D.††††††† Hadad

†37. Who was smitten with the inability to speak because of his lack of belief (11Q)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Herod the tetrarch
††††††††††† B.††††††† The synagogue leader at Capernaum
††††††††††† C.††††††† The high priest Caiaphas
††††††††††† *D.††††† Zacharias, John the Baptistís father

38. What aspect of sin covers all humankind and can result in sickness on anyone (11S)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Community aspect of sin
††††††††††† B. †††††† Vicarious sin
††††††††††† C. †††††† Individual sin
††††††††††† *D.††††† Adamís sin

39. When the serpents bit the Israelites that was an example of the connection of which aspect
††††††††††† of sin and sickness (11S)?
††††††††††† *A.††††† Community aspect of sin
††††††††††† B. †††††† Vicarious sin
††††††††††† C. †††††† Individual sin
††††††††††† D.††††††† Adamís sin

40.† When Jesus died for our sins that is an example of what type of sin/sickness connection
††††††††††† (11S)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Community aspect of sin
††††††††††† *B. †††† Vicarious sin
††††††††††† C. †††††† Individual sin
††††††††††† D.††††††† Adamís sin

41. All of the following are errors of faith healers EXCEPT (11U)
††††††††††† A.††††††† There is a one to one relationship between sin and sickness
††††††††††† B.††††††† God wants all people to be healed
††††††††††† C.††††††† If one has enough faith God will heal them
††††††††††† *D.††††† Sickness maybe used by God for many purposes

42. What do Cessationists claim (11U)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† That all sickness should cease
††††††††††† *B.††††† That God doesnít do healing miracles like he did in Bible times
††††††††††† C.††††††† That the Holy Spirit has left the Church because of our sin
††††††††††† D.††††††† That there is coming a day when all sin will cease

43. Professor Vannoy thinks that miracles happen upon what occasions (11V)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Whenever people have enough faith
††††††††††† B. †††††† Whenever a prophet arises to invoke Godís help
††††††††††† C. †††††† Whenever God wants to make a statement to his people
††††††††††† *D.††††† Whenever there are great movements in redemptive history

44. When did Jesus say miracles would be seen in a powerful way (11V)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† At his resurrection
††††††††††† *B.††††† In the end times
††††††††††† C.††††††† When his people believe in him
††††††††††† D.††††††† When the church extends over all the earth

45. What did Jesus say those who are sick need (11V)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Faith
††††††††††† B.††††††† A pastor
††††††††††† *C.††††† A doctor
††††††††††† D.††††††† A friend

46. We discussed that sickness may be for all the following reasons EXCEPT (11W)
††††††††††† A.††††††† Punishment
††††††††††† B.††††††† Repentance
††††††††††† C.††††††† To manifest or develop character
††††††††††† *D.††††† To spread the Gospel
††††††††††† E.†††††††† For the glory of God

47.† In John 9 when they asked Jesus why this fellow was born blind which answer best fits
††††††††††† (11Z)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Punishment
††††††††††† B.††††††† Repentance
††††††††††† C.††††††† To manifest or develop character
††††††††††† D.††††††† To spread the Gospel
††††††††††† *E.†††††† For the glory of God

48. What result may sickness have as illustrated in the Holocaust survivor who was discussed in
††††††††††† class (11AA)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Hopelessness
††††††††††† *B.††††† Compassion
††††††††††† C.††††††† Anger
††††††††††† D.††††††† Forgiveness

49.† Ecclesiastes 1:18 confirms what Socrates once said that suffering brings _____ (11AA)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Trouble
††††††††††† *B.††††† Knowledge
††††††††††† C.††††††† Compassion
††††††††††† D.††††††† More suffering

50. What did Paul tell Timothy to do for his healthís sake (11AB)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Fast twice a week
††††††††††† B.††††††† Make sure the food was cooked
††††††††††† C.††††††† Boil the water
††††††††††† *D.††††† Drink wine

51.† It was suggested that Paulís thorn in the flesh was designed for what purpose (11AB)?
††††††††††† *A.††††† To keep Paul humble
††††††††††† B.††††††† To teach Paul a lesson
††††††††††† C.††††††† To punish Paul for persecuting Christians
††††††††††† D.††††††† To get him to be more compassionate

52. How is it that Jesus said forgiving sins was easier than telling the fellow to get up and walk
††††††††††† (11AC)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Any magician could get the guy to walk
††††††††††† *B.††††† Dealing with the consequences of sin is harder than forgiving it
††††††††††† C.††††††† No one can check whether the sins are actually forgiven but everyone can see the
††††††††††††††††††††††† person walk
††††††††††† D.††††††† This fellow had repented of his sins so there was no reason he shouldnít walk

53. When Jesus healed the cripple carried by his friends which aspect of the kingdom did that
††††††††††† manifest (11AD)?
††††††††††† *A.††††† The already
††††††††††† B.††††††† The not yet
††††††††††† C.††††††† The coming
††††††††††† D.††††††† The heaven side

54. When it says that Jesus went from Tyre to Sidon then to Galilee how did we solve this apparent
††††††††††† conflict between reality and Scripture (11AE)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† The city names were different back then
††††††††††† B.††††††† A scribe switched the order of the cities
††††††††††† *C.††††† That path was also taken in 2 Samuel
††††††††††† D.††††††† Mark was from Jerusalem and didnít know the Phoenician cities well

55. How did we solve the fact that Gerasa was not located on the Sea of Galilee (11AF)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† They were on a tributary that led down into the lake
††††††††††† B.††††††† There was a major highway that led from the city to the lake
††††††††††† C.††††††† Many of their population owned houses on the lake
††††††††††† *D.††††† They may have had an easement on the lake

56.† What does the long ending of Mark talks about that is somewhat sketchy (11AG)?
††††††††††† A.††††††† Eating uncooked food
††††††††††† B. †††††† The disciples getting drunk after the death of Jesus
††††††††††† *C. †††† Picking up and being bitten by snakes without harm
††††††††††† D.††††††† Carrying swords for protection while traveling for Christ

57.† As a general rule what should one not base major theological doctrines on (as
††††††††††† discussed in relation to the book of Mark) (11AG)?
††††††††††† *A.††††† Textual variants
††††††††††† B.††††††† Church fathersí understandings of Scripture
††††††††††† C.††††††† Just a few verses of Scripture
††††††††††† D.††††††† Peopleís opinions