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					                          FINAL EXAM ON EPISTLE OF JAMES
                                            (SOLUTIONS)
1. James was the leader of the church at which of the following?
    b. Jerusalem (Handout 1)
2. The Epistle of James is most similar to which of the following Old Testament Books?
    b. Proverbs (Handout 1; James is called the Proverbs of the NT)
3. What is the mature Christian response to various trials? Pick all that apply.
    c. Joy (James 1:2)             f. Perseverance (James 1:3ff.)
4. Which three of the following are needed to endure trials according to James 1:5-8?
    a. Wisdom             c. Faith                  d. Prayer
5. Which are characteristics of God according to the Epistle of James? Pick all that apply.
    a. Generosity (1:5)            d. Compassion (5:11)
6. Which Old Testament characters are not mentioned in the Epistle of James? Pick all that apply.
    a. Abraham (2:21) b. Moses             c. Rahab (2:25)           d. Elijah (5:17)        e. Job (5:11)
    f. Amos
7. James explicitly references all but which one of the following Old Testament passages?
    a. Is. 40:6-8         b. Gen.15:6      c. Prov. 3:34 d. Deut. 6:4 e. Lev. 19:18 f. Mal. 4:5
    a. Jas. 1:10-11       b. Jas. 2:23     c. Jas. 4:6      d. Jas. 2:19     e. Jas. 2:8
8. T/F. Keeping a tight rein on the tongue is an evidence of genuine religion (Christianity). (T—1:26)
9. T/F. Putting the Word into practice in addition to simply listening to it helps us to combat self-
    deception. (True—1:22)
10. T/F. The theme of poverty and wealth appears in three of the five chapters of James. (True—1:9-11;
    2:1-13; 5:1-6)
11. Fill in the blank. Mercy triumphs over _____. (judgment; 2:13)
12. Fill in the blank. Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in _____
    and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? (faith; 2:5)
13. T/F. Rahab the prostitute is an ancestor of both Jesus Christ and James. (True—Handout 11)
14. Which of the following would be the best title of James 2:14-26?
    a. Faith versus works          b. Salvation by works c. Faith that works          d. Works without faith
15. Jas. 2:24 states, “You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone;” while Romans 3:28
    states, “For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” Likely explanations
    for this apparent contradiction include which of the following? Pick all that apply.
    a. James is disputing with Paul.
    b. James did not fully understand the nature of justification until Paul’s development of the concept.
    c. The Bible is of human origin and must be understood allegorically, rather than literally.
    d. James and Paul are using the terms “justified” and “works” differently.
    e. James uses “works” as a metonym for “faith.”
    f. James’ “faith alone” is different from Paul’s “faith apart from works.”
16. T/F. The issue of speech is addressed in some manner in every chapter of James. (True—H 13)
17. T/F. Although the tongue is small, like the rudder of a ship, it has power to control the direction of
    the whole body. (True—James 3:4)
18. T/F. Praütēs and eritheia are antonyms (In other words, they are basically opposite in meaning).
    (True—Handout 14).
19. James’ appeal to the concept of image of God (Latin: imago Dei) may be used as an argument against
    which of the following? Pick all that apply.
    a. Imprecation                 b. Benediction           c. Execration             d. Malediction
    The highlighted choices all deal with cursing men, condemned in James 3:9.

Wilfred Graves, Jr.                     Aerojet Bible Study                            Handout 26A
                          FINAL EXAM ON EPISTLE OF JAMES
                                            (SOLUTIONS)
20. T/F. Humility characterizes Godly wisdom. (True—3:13)
21. T/F. James 4:1 explicitly identifies the source of fights and quarrels among Christians as hēdonē.
    (True—hēdonē refers to desires)
22. James equates worldliness in the Christian with which of the following? Pick all that apply.
    a. Worthless Religion (1:27)          b. Hatred toward God (4:4)               c. Hedonism (4:1-4)
23. James 4:6-10 contains forms of all of the following Greek words except which one?
    a. Tapeinos           b. Praütēs (Handout 16)                  c. Diabolos              d. Charis
24. What is the literal meaning of repentance (metanoia)?
    a. Lowness to the Ground b. A Change of Mind (H 16) c. Gloom                   d. A Washing of Hands
25. T/F. It is possible to speak the truth about someone and still slander (katalaleō) that person. (True—
    Handout 18)
26. The theme of James 4:13-17 is which of the following?
    a. Abuse of Wealth            b. Judging Others        c. Swearing             d. Boasting
27. James 4:14 characterizes human life as which of the following?
    a. Ethereal                   b. Eternal               c. Transitory (Temporary) d. Hedonistic
28. T/F. The merchants of James 4:13-17 express sinful independence from God. (True—Handout 19)
29. The best advice for the merchants described in James 4:13-17 is which of the following? Pick all that
    apply.
    a. Micah 6:8          b. Proverbs 31:9         c. Leviticus 19:18      d. Proverbs 3:5-6
30. T/F. Apparently, James 5:1-6 is written to non-Christians. (True—Handout 20)
31. T/F. One of the main lessons of James 5:1-6 is that God hears the cries of the oppressed. (True—
    Handout 20)
32. James 5:1-6 condemns which of the following? Pick all that apply.
    a. Wealth                     b. Extravagance                  c. Injustice             d. Slander
33. Which two of the following words are synonyms? (Handout 21)
    a. Makrothymia                b. Stenazo               c. Thesaurizo           d. Hypomonē
34. T/F. The “Parousia” is the blessed hope of Christians. (True—Handout 21; Titus 2:13)
35. T/F. James explicitly tells the one who is sick to pray. (False—James explicitly tells the sick to
    call for the elders of the church. James, of course, does not exclude prayer by the sick.)
36. T/F. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. (True—James 5:16)
37. T/F. Because God is sovereign, our prayers have little effect on the outcomes of situations. (False—
    Jas. 5:16)
38. Which of the following is the most important piece of the healing puzzle?
    a. Prayer             b. Faith                 c. Confession           d. Christ (5:15)
    All are important pieces, but the Lord is the one who raises up the sick person.
39. Which word below best describes the use of oil in healing prayer?
    a. Magical                    b. Medicinal             c. Symbolic (Handout 22)         d. Superstitious
40. The theme of James 5:19-20 is which of the following?
    a. Loss of Salvation          b. Honesty               c. Restoration (Handout 24) d. Speech
41. EXTRA CREDIT: What have you learned from our study of the Epistle of James?




Wilfred Graves, Jr.                     Aerojet Bible Study                            Handout 26A

				
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