Another module has just been released for Theology, which is based on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age. The update contains over 300 multiple-choice questions linked to Module 8: History of the Catholic Church, which is a 12th grade elective. Many questions contain quotations from Scripture, Fathers of the Church, encyclicals, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and other documents. Question formats include multiple-choice, multi-checkbox (select all that apply), and true/false (radio button) questions. Over 300 new vocabulary terms have also been added.
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Sample Questions and Vocabulary from Theology: History of the Catholic Church
In early Church times, entire families including babies were baptized. Acts of the Apostles mentions how the entire households of Lydia (16:14-15) and Crispus (18:8) were baptized. St. Paul wrote that he baptized the household of Stephanas (1 Cor 1:16). In Mt 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.” These are biblical reasons that support
1. Apostolic Authority
2. infant Baptism
3. salvation by faith and good works
While imprisoned, St. John of the Cross wrote the following which is an excerpt from the poem, The Fountain. What is he writing about?
Call’d to this living fount, we creatures still
Darkly may feed hereon and take fill,
Although ’tis night.
This living fount which is so dear to me
Is in the bread of life, which now I see,
Although ’tis night.
1. Jesus in the Eucharist
2. The Spiritual Exercises
3. a vision of Jesus which was more wonderful than any other sight
In the Syllabus of Errors, Pope Pius IX wrote that it is wrong to believe that, “Human reason, without any reference whatsoever to God, is the sole arbiter of truth and falsehood, and of good and evil; it is law to itself, and suffices, by its natural force, to secure the welfare of men and of nations.” (error 3) He was countering which belief of the nineteenth century?
1. absolute rationalism
While working towards unity of all Christians, the Second Vatican Council in Unitatis Redintegratio recognized, “Even in the beginnings of this one and only Church of God there arose certain rifts, which the Apostle [St. Paul] strongly condemned. But in subsequent centuries much more serious dissensions made their appearance and quite large communities came to be separated from full communion with the Catholic Church – for which, often enough, men of both sides were to blame.” (section 3) What is the Catholic Church saying about the cause of why other churches have broken away? Select all that apply.
- Not all members of the Church lived the fullness of Jesus’ truth.
- The only reason for breaking away from the Church is the erroneous teaching of those who separate.
- Serious disagreements occurred about how beliefs are expressed.
- Some breaks were the result of impatience on the part of those who saw a need for reform.
The Didache which is Greek for “The Teaching” is the shortened name of a work called The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. It was written in the first or second century and witnesses to Catholic morality, liturgy, and Church leadership.