Paul and the Early Church Fathers


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The first four books of the New Testament are the main source for information on the life of Jesus Christ. Collectively, they are known as the _____.

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1. Why were so many of Jesus's disciples persecuted and martyred by the Roman Empire?


The leaders of Rome did their best to squelch Christianity, but quite ironically, we now name our dogs Nero and our sons Paul!

The statement above shows the eventual success of Christianity even though _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its accompanying worksheet will help you quickly gauge what you know about the Apostle Paul and the Twelve Disciples. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include where Saul met Jesus and the names of the original Twelve Disciples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Collective name of the first four books of the New Testament
  • Names of the original Twelve Disciples
  • Martyred disciples
  • Where Saul met Jesus
  • Result of Paul's founding of churches and writing parts of the New Testament

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the founding of the early Christian church in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Twelve Disciples
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Apostle Paul

Additional Learning

To learn more about the early Christian church, review the corresponding lesson titled Paul and the Early Church Fathers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the Gospels and the book of Acts
  • Differentiate between apostle and disciple
  • Learn about the Twelve Disciples
  • Identify the persecution of the disciples
  • Understand Paul's conversion
  • Discuss what happened after the conversion of Paul