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. The resurrection, Pagels speculates, helps to _____________ the authority of those who believed literally in the resurrection.
(a) Consolidate.
(b) Identify.
(c) Proclaim.
(d) Magnify.

2. The Hebrew term for Spirit is _______________, as the author prefers this term from the Secret Book.
(a) Neuter.
(b) Masculine.
(c) Questionable.
(d) Feminine.

3. The Church of the Gnostics was confined to the __________, the experiencers of God generally speaking.
(a) Seekers.
(b) Knowers.
(c) Doers.
(d) Followers.

4. It is said that at least the Christians had been called by God, unlike the pagans who could be excused for their ____________.
(a) Greed.
(b) Tolerance.
(c) Idolatry.
(d) Ignorance.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Gnostics did not stress the idea of obedience to authority, but rather ___________ with those united in communion.

2. The Gnostic author had nothing but contempt for a congregation of seekers that sought to avoid the firm citadel of Christan ___________.

3. Valentinus described the Mother as the Grace, the Silence, the _________ and the Mother of All.

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

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

(see the answer key)

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