E-Quip Quizzes LANDING PAGE - HOW TO NAVIGATE THE QUIZZES Welcome to your E-Quip Quizzes! Each Quiz is on a new page and there are 10 questions in each. Each Quiz is based on a talk or talks in our Archdiocesan "E-Quip Course in Orthodox Faith and Life" linked on the index list below. You do not have to read the relevant E-Quip talk(s) first but you may get a higher score if you do. You can have two attempts only for each Quiz. After completion you will get the results with explanations where appropriate. Good quizzing! INDEX LISTS FOR QUIZ RESEARCH AND LINKS TO ALL THE QUIZZES Each Term has a group of quizzes on a varying number connected pages covering all 10 talks. The first link below will take you to the relevant Term's E-Quip talks on the E-Quip web site. Within a Term you navigate to the next Quiz for the Term using the navigation buttons NEXT and PREVIOUS at the foot of each Quiz page. Links are given at the foot of this page to take you to the quizzes for the following terms. Year 1 Term 2's Quizzes are currently under construction. It will take several weeks for all the Quizzes covering the 9 Terms to appear here. Please check back regularly. E-Quip Year 1 Term 1 Talks Year 1 Term 1 Quizzes all start from this page. Select the "Next" button at the foot of the page to move on to the next quiz. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 is based on Talks 1A1 and 1A2. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 is based on Talks 1A3, 1A4 and 1A5 Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 is based on Talk 1A6 Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 is based on Talk 1A7 Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 is based on Talk 1A8 Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 is based on Talk 1A9 Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 is based on Talk 1A10 TO THE QUIZZES FOR YEAR 1 TERM 2 Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 Question 1Which monk said: "If you are a true theologian, you will pray. If you truly pray, you are a true theologian"? St Antony the Great St John the Faster Evagrius of Pontus St Symeon Stylites Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 Question 2Is there scope to be inexact or uncertain in Orthodox Christian Theology? Yes No Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 Question 3How many theologians with that title (Theologian) have there been in the Orthodox Church? 3 7 12 Too many to count Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 Question 4Who can experience directly the Uncreated Light? Only some monks Only some monks who are also elders or saints Only the ordained In principle, everyone Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 Question 5Which of these did St Basil instruct his students that they should NOT study? Mathematics Logic Literature None of these Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 Question 6Are we all born with the impulse to know God? Only those who will show this later in life, not from birth Only in those born to believing parents Some people perhaps but not all Yes, all are born with this Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 Question 7How can we know God directly and in our experience of Him? In His Essence In His Energies By reading the Scriptures, the Fathers or the Lives of the Saints By doing good deeds Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 Question 8Which is the theology of what God is NOT? Cataphatic theology Acrobatic theology Instamatic theology Apophatic theology Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 Question 9Which is NOT an acceptable rendering of God's Name in the appearance to Moses in the Burning Bush? He Who Is Yahweh I am who I am I will be who I will be Lord Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 1 Question 10Which term CANNOT be applied to God? Unchangeable Ineffable Inconstant Inconceivable Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 Question 1Only one of these is correct when it comes to truth according to Orthodox Christianity. Which one? Relativism Compartmentalism Postmodernism Recapitulation Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 Question 2In the gospels, what did Pontius Pilate say about truth? "What do I know?!" "Truth does not concern me." "What is Truth?" "Do you promise to tell the truth?" Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 Question 3Which of these does NOT appear in the classical Greek triad alongside Truth? Beauty Strength Goodness Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 Question 4Is theology should appear to disagree with science, which should give way? Theology Science Hypothetical question. In principle there can never be a conflict. Neither, "live and let live." Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 Question 5Which best describes the content of Tradition in the Church? Scripture alone Scripture as interpreted by the Fathers All canonical textual and oral traditions Scripture at the core of Tradition together with the Fathers, Councils, Saints, Services and Liturgical Arts Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 Question 6How long approximately after Pentecost did it take for the New Testament canon of 27 books to be agreed by the Church? 3 years 30 years 300 years 400 years Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 Question 7Which one of these does NOT bind the beliefs of Orthodox Christians for salvation? Dogma Theologumena Doctrine Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 Question 8Which collection and translation of the Old Testament do the Orthodox use in their Bibles? The Masoretic Text The Vulgate The Peshitta The Septuagint Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 Question 9Which of these is NOT an original language in which at least some of the biblical text was written? Latin Greek Aramaic Hebrew Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 2 Question 10Which of these is NOT an appropriate tool for understanding the meaning of Scripture? Typology The plain historical sense in context Allegory Proof texting Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 Question 1Where should we live? In hopes for tomorrow Not bound by space or time In the present moment In our imaginings Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 Question 2Which of these is NOT an Orthodox theological conception of humanity? In the image of God To differing degrees, in the likeness of God Of a corrupted nature since the fall With the potential to be deified Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 Question 3Which one of these is true concerning Mary, the others being false? She was compelled by divine grace to give birth to the Saviour She was a sinner until her death She was a virgin only at the conception of Jesus, not afterwards She is the Theotokos - the Birth-Giver of God Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 Question 4In relation to God, humanity is best compared to which of these? A noun An adverb A conjunction An adjective Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 Question 5The goal of deification is best seen as which one of these? Solely a work of grace A choice we make Something that only happens when we die. A process in which our will and God's will become perfectly aligned Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 Question 6Which of these is NOT a guaranteed path to theosis (deification)? Eros in marriage Asceticism for all Agape as sacrifice Theological study Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 Question 7What are we? (choose only one, the rest are heresies!) A divine spark imprisoned in a body Rotten to the core Embodied souls recovering our divine beauty Angels in disguise Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 Question 8Which of this is a true definition of the "passions" in the Orthodox Christianity? Expressing conviction about something that is good or that we like or believe in Disordered desires Sexual love The sufferings of martyrs before death Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 Question 9What is the meaning of "using your nous" in Orthodox Christian anthropology? Using your commonsense Using your intuition Using your spiritual intellect Using your rational faculties Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 3 Question 10Which Church Father said: "The glory of God is a living human; the life of the human is the vision of God"? St Augustine of Hippo St Gregory the Theologian St John Chrysostom St Irenaeus of Lyon Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 Question 1What is the Orthodox term for the sin of our First Parents? Generational Sin Original Sin Ancestral Sin Mortal Sin Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 Question 2In what did the sin of our First Parents consist? Lust Autonomy and self-sufficiency Hiding from God Breaking the Law Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 Question 3Which of these is the key understanding of the Greek Fathers concerning humans in the Garden of Eden? They were perfect and immortal. They were like children and therefore immature. They were neither good nor bad. They were without understanding. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 Question 4Which of these descriptions of the effects of sin is NOT to be found in Fathers, (except St Augustine). A tarnished mirror A cloud that obstructs the vision of God A total and fatal corruption in our nature An erosion in human spiritual capacities Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 Question 5Was the eviction of Adam and Eve from Paradise .... A punishment? A mercy? A judgement? An expression of divine wrath? Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 Question 6What do humans NOT inherit from their First Parents? Death An inclination to sin The cumulative guilt of humanity A compromised will Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 Question 7How are the effects of the Fall transmitted down the ages? Sexual intercourse Death The work of the devil Selfishness Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 Question 8Was the mark that God gave Cain ... A branding for being a murderer? A perpetual reminder to Cain of his crime? A divine mark of protection from the excesses of human passion and the law? A mark for damnation? Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 Question 9Which Father coined the term "recapitulation" for the gathering together in the Incarnation all that was to be saved? St Augustine of Hippo St Ambrose of Milan St Irenaeus Of Lyon St Ignatius of Antioch Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 4 Question 10Which non-Orthodox western saint arguably introduced the concept of feudal honour into God's judgement on sin, making of Christ's death a propitiation of God's wrath? Anselm of Canterbury Bernard of Clairvaux Hildegard of Bingen Gilbert of Sempringham Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 Question 1Only one of these statements is correct. Which one? Christianity could survive even if its historical references collapsed. Christianity respects history but salvation and faith transcend history. Christianity teaches that God acts through historical events and persons, past, present and future.. History is only the narrative of those who have rule at the time so Christians should focus on God instead. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 Question 2Which best describes salvation? What God has done for us in Christ, so that for those who repent salvation has already happened. Salvation is what will happen on the Last Day when believers will go to heaven. Salvation happens when someone experiences new birth. Salvation is a process. We cooperate with God's grace so what He has done for us in the past can endure from now into the future and bear fruit. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 Question 3Which of these is a FALSE understanding of the Church in Orthodoxy? There is no salvation outside the Church. The Church is nothing more than a company of individuals who have accepted Christ as Lord and Saviour. The Church in some sense is an extension of the Incarnation because she continues Christ's saving work. The Church is the pillar and bulwark of the Truth. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 Question 4From its Semitic root what phrase best describes "qahal" (from which we derive "ecclesia") as a synonym for "church." The assembly of those called out by God The body of Christ The bride of Christ The company of believers Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 Question 5Who of these was NOT a Jew? St Paul St Photini Jesus St Nicodemus Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 Question 6Which does NOT describes Muslims from an Orthodox Christian point of view? Ishmaelites Pagans Children of Hagar Monotheists Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 Question 7Which of these Hindu beliefs is compatible to some degree with Orthodox Christianity? Reincarnation Transmigration of souls Mystical absorption into the Cosmic Spirit Deification Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 Question 8Which of these describes the idea that earth is unique in the universe - a position which rules out consideration of the work of God elsewhere and separate from us? Anthropomorphism Terracentric exceptionalism Expansive universalism Salvific minimalism Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 Question 9Which of these is NOT listed by St Ephrem the Syrian as a medicine of the Great Physician (Christ)? Bread Wine Chrism Water Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 5 Question 10What does "eschatology" refer to? The Atonement The Gift of the Holy Spirit The End Times The doctrine of the Church Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 Question 1What did the fourth Ecumenical Council define? The divinity of Christ The humanity of Christ The single Person of the Logos in two distinct natures, human and divine, united without confusion. Mary as Theotokos Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 Question 2Which heresy did Chalcedon mainly fight against? Nestorianism Monophysitism Arianism Modalism Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 Question 3Which Pope contributed his Tome to the 4th Council? Pope Sixtus III Pope Celestine I Pope Leo I Pope Hilary Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 Question 4According to the Pope in the answer to Question 3 is the human nature of Christ .... Different from ours? Similar to ours? The same as ours? Only different to ours after resurrection? Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 Question 5Which of these does (and would) Chalcedon NOT agree with? Humans are relational in their personhood. The Trinity is the perfect expression of the relational love mirrored also in a perfected humanity. Humans are persons not individuals. There is no such thing as society, only individuals. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 Question 6Is Cyril of Alexandria's christological formula: "one nature of God, the Logos Incarnate" Orthodox or not? Choose the answer with the correct explanation. No, there are two natures in Christ. No, it doesn't give sufficient weight to the humanity of Christ. Yes, when "nature" is correctly understood as referring to the single consubstantial ousia (Godhead) shared equally by all 3 hypostases and "Logos Incarnate" referring to the humanity of the single Personhood of Christ. Yes, because "nature" is the same as "person". Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 Question 7Which of these is incorrect? The divine Logos is the sole personal subject (hypostasis) of the Christ. The deification of humanity is effected by the Incarnation of God in human history. Jesus the carpenter of Nazareth is also the God the the Cosmos. The humanity of Jesus was dissolved into his divinity as to become indistinguishable. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 Question 8St Maximos the Confessor some 200 years later than Chalcedon, explored Chalcedonian Christology in terms of the transformative overcoming of 5 Fall-induced polarities, separations or fractures. 4 of these are stated below. Which one has the STRONGEST significance and meaning for the rejection of cremation by the Orthodox? God and creation Spiritual and physical Heaven and earth Paradise and the world Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 Question 9Upon which other Councils does the 4th at Chalcedon depend? The first The Second The Third All the first three Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 6 Question 10Which church or family of churches does NOT accept the 4th Council of Chalcedon? The Roman Catholic Church The Anglican Church The Oriental Orthodox Churches The Lutheran Church (MIssouri Synod) Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 Question 1Which of these is NOT a tree in the Scriptures? The Tree of Life The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil The Tree of the Cross The Tree of the World Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 Question 2Select the the description which applies to our will in the process of being saved. Our will is compromised by sin and, therefore, plays no part in our salvation. Our will, notwithstanding its impairment by sin, is fully engaged within its capacity, and being energised by God's grace. It can freely chooses to do God's will, albeit imperfectly. Our will, being free and unimpaired, can work in perfect harmony with God's will for our salvation. Our sovereign will can, in the end, override even God's will and sovereignty. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 Question 3Which of these is NOT a key theme in the saving work of Christ by his death and resurrection? Exemplarism Justification Sacrifice Redemption Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 Question 4In respect of His sacrificial death for all upon the Cross, Christ is which of these? (Choose the best answer)., Priest Victim Priest and Victim Neither Priest nor Victim. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 Question 5Is sacrifice alone an adequate explanation of Christ's saving work? Yes, because it is by sacrifice that his death is for the forgiveness of our sins. No, because sacrifice does not include the resurrection which completes His saving work. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 Question 6Only one of these is correct according to Orthodox Christian teaching. Which? Christ substituted Himself for us, as someone unjustly condemned for sin, so that we can avoid hell and gain heaven. Justification and sanctification are both necessary elements in God's saving plan. Because we have been justified by the death of Christ this means that once accepted by God we can never lose our salvation. God's anger is averted by the death of His Son. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 Question 7Redemption is a ransom and applies to liberation from 3 different types of bondage or enslavement. Which of these does NOT belong to this definition? Captivity Debt Slavery Rules Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 Question 8Rereferring to the Greek word: "lutrow" (buying off) .... In the redeeming work of Christ, BOTH in His death AND His resurrection, to whom or what was the ransom paid? To the devil To the Father The just requirements of the Law None of these. Ransom is a metaphor of liberation from humanity's self imprisonment. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 Question 9Referring to the Greek word "agorazo" (to buy for oneself) .... Ransom in this sense brings to mind that having being set free by God the following applies .... but which one? Three answers are incorrect. We can now do what we like. We can serve the Lord as children of God, obeying His will, not through fear, but out of love for the Lover of Mankind. We must always do what our spiritual father tell us. Blind obedience is the safest form of obedience. Year 1 Term 1 Quiz 7 Question 10What is God's final act of redemption? When every last human that can be saved is saved. When the there is no one left to preach the gospel. Only if and when there are no more human beings. When the Cosmos itself is made new in the resurrection. Please fill in the comment box below if desired. Thank you for completing this Quiz. If you need feedback, please enter your email. If you need feedback, please enter your name. Time is Up!