Promise to Fulfilment Sample Examination Paper

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Promise to Fulfilment Sample Examination Paper

The Sample Examination Paper is designed to give you some idea of the type of examination questions you can expect for Promise to Fulfilment. In an exam answer it is essential to show that you know what is in the notes. Better answers will demonstrate an ability to reflect on, apply and argue for the truths you have learnt. For further advice on how to answer questions you should refer to the ‘How to Study’ book.

Exam information:

No Bibles, study notes or work books are to be taken into the examination room.
The time allowed is 2 ½ hours. Ten (10) minutes are allowed before the exam starts so that you can read through the paper.
The paper will take the following format – students are expected to answer all 5 questions:

Question 1 12 multiple choice questions 6 marks

Question 2 7 definition questions 14 marks

Question 3 10 short answer questions 30 marks

Question 4 5 half-page answers based on biblical texts 25 marks

Question 5 Essay question 25 marks

Question One (6 marks) consists of 12 multiple choice questions (worth ½ mark each).

Circle the correct answer
its form, context and key words

a) The literary context of a passage looks at its form, context and historical setting

its form, key words and application
b) Which two words best sum up the relationship of the Old and New Testaments?

imperfect and perfect

expectation and fulfilment

law and grace

c) In reading the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, we should especially look for

direct references to Christ

stories that illustrate New Testament truths

biblical themes

third address to the people of Israel

d) Deuteronomy 4:32-40 is part of Moses’ second address to the people of Israel

first address to the people of Israel
how God brings salvation

e) The central purpose of the story of Gideon is to show us how to be a good leader

how to find God’s will
Exodus 20

f) The ark of the covenant is first described in Exodus 25

2 Samuel 7
replaces the covenant with Abraham

g) The new covenant is ‘new’ because it replaces the covenant made at Sinai

achieves what the Old Testament covenants foreshadowed
the words of the prophets

h) The new age begins with Jesus’ death and resurrection

Jesus’ second coming
i) Jesus rebuked the two disciples on the road to Emmaus because they were

slow to believe the prophets

slow to believe the words of Jesus about his death

slow to believe the women who had been to the tomb

already anticipated in the Old Testament

j) Preaching the gospel to Gentiles was an unexpected new stage in salvation history

begun by Paul
the Jews rejected the gospel

k) Paul turned to the Gentiles in Pisidian Antioch because the Gentiles asked him

the God-fearers had friends
l) The New Jerusalem refers to the eternal

dwelling of God’s people

people of God

dwelling of God’s people and the people themselves

Question Two (14 marks – 2 marks for each correct answer)

  1. Biblical Theology

  1. Exile

  1. Salvation

  1. New Creation

  1. Biblical context

  1. Covenant

  1. Redemption

Question Three (30 marks) has 10 short answers (each answer is worth 3 marks).

a) What do you consider when looking at the biblical context of a passage?

b) In Genesis 15, when Abraham questioned God concerning His promise, how did God respond?

c) In what ways do Moses’ words to the Israelites at the end of his address in Deuteronomy 4 provide a challenge to us today?

d) How did God respond to David’s desire to build ‘a house for the Lord’?

e) What does Jeremiah say would take place under the new covenant?

f) What is the significance of the visit of the Queen of Sheba to Solomon?

g) Why was Paul rejected by the Jews in Pisidian Antioch?

h) What is the background for understanding the notion of inheritance in 1 Peter 1?

i) Outline the four main stages concerning salvation as revealed throughout the Bible.

j) Explain the meaning of covenant using examples from the Bible.

QUESTION FOUR (25 marks – each part is worth 5 marks)

Write brief notes (about 1/2 page) on any FIVE (5) of the following:

a) Biblical Theology

b) The four themes that emerge from Deuteronomy 4:32-40

c) The significance of the reigns of David and Solomon

d) Isaiah 53

e) Paul’s prayer in Colossians 1

f) Jesus and the Emmaus walk

g) The historical context of Jeremiah 31:31-36

h) The meaning and purpose of 1 Peter 1:3-5 in its biblical context

Question Five (25 marks)

Answer ONE (1) of the following questions. (You should allow about 40 minutes for this question)

This question asks for an essay (you need to aim for about 2 1/2 pages). The exam will offer three choices (a or b or c) – the two questions below give the typical types (an essay on a theme or issue; and a passage to interpret according to the principles of this unit)

a) Why should a Christian study the Old Testament?

b) How would you interpret the following passage using the Promise to Fulfilment principles of interpretation? (Isaiah 2:1-5)
1This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:

2In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. 3Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 4He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war any more.

5Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.

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