The Gnostic Gospels Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Theologians from many Western religions do contend that God is beyond ____________, according to Pagels.
(a) Truth.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Gender.
(d) Light.

2. The resurrection was useful ____________, which is why it became such an important part of religious dogma.
(a) Spiritually.
(b) Politically.
(c) Biblically.
(d) Financially.

3. When it came to discriminate as to the true Church, ______ pervaded even the sanctum of the orthodox.
(a) Irony.
(b) Terror.
(c) Greed.
(d) Inequality.

4. Valentinus described God as the Father, the Ineffable, the Depth, and the Primal ______________.
(a) Truth.
(b) Leader.
(c) Father.
(d) Void.

5. Tertullian wrote: "...this flesh, suffused with blood, built up with bones, interwoven with nerves.....was born and dies, undoubtedly _________."
(a) Spirit.
(b) Godlike.
(c) Immortal.
(d) Human.

Short Answer Questions

1. A Gnostic author speaks of a baptism of _________ rather than a baptism of water.

2. The Hebrew term for Spirit is _______________, as the author prefers this term from the Secret Book.

3. John, emotionally distraught over the crucifixion, announces the Trinity as the Father, Mother and __________.

4. Sophia further assists Adam and Eve when she saves their descendants during the time of ____________.

5. There is some speculation that the use of ________ was used in order to indicate that God was both Male and Female.

(see the answer key)

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