Semester 1 Exam Review Sheet (Chapter 1-25)

Exam Length:  1.5 hours

To prepare for your exam, review all your notes and tests.

In addition, performing each of the following items will help you prepare.

  1. Re-read all of the Bible passages we have studied, and review the notes associated with them.  Strive for understanding of them.
  2. Make a list of all the people we have encountered in our study, both those with names (eg. Nicodemus) and without names (eg. Samaritan woman).  For each person, list several of the most important facts, incidents, or quotes related to them.
  3. For each lesson, determine what you think are the most important contents, and make sure you understand them.  You may want to highlight, re-write, or summarize each of them.
  4. I will not ask you minor details, such as:
  1. Few exam questions will be exact copies of test questions, so while reviewing tests may be somewhat helpful, don’t spend too much time on them.
  2. The exam will consist of the following types of questions:

Matching:  10-15 marks                Definitions:  20 marks                Charts:  10-20 marks

Paragraphs:  30-35 marks        Essays:  25-30 marks

HRE130 Essay Questions:

1. What was the setting of Christ’s ministry?  

Describe the history (ch. 2), the scene (ch. 3), the people (ch. 4), and the records (ch. 5) of His ministry.

2. Describe the preparation for Christ’s ministry.  

What does it mean that the Word became flesh (ch. 6)?  Describe the events leading up to John the Baptist’s birth (ch. 7).  Describe the miraculous birth and early life of Jesus (ch. 8-9).

3. Describe the inauguration of Christ’s ministry.  

What was John the Baptist’s message (ch. 10, 13)?  Describe the baptism and temptation of Jesus (ch. 11-12).  Explain the two signs Jesus gave (water into wine, cleansing the temple) at the inauguration of His ministry and why He did them (ch. 14).

4. How did Jesus show His authority throughout His ministry?  

Use the stories of Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, the calling of the disciples, and the healing miracles of Christ (ch. 15-18).  How did He explain His authority in the sermon on the mount (ch. 19)?  What things did Jesus demonstrate authority over in His ministry (ch. 20)?

5. Explain the opposition to Christ’s ministry.  

What happened in Nazareth when Jesus went to the synagogue (ch. 21)?  Give examples of the opposition of the Pharisees.  What does it mean that His brethren did not believe (ch. 22)?  How was Jesus a greater than Jonah (ch. 23)?