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

2. In the traditional orthodox canon, the spirit or the _____________ is gender neutral, but this is not the case everywhere.
(a) Spretha.
(b) Spirui.
(c) Pneuma.
(d) Noma.

3. After the death of Judas, the only real candidate for succession was ____________ who had also walked with Christ.
(a) Mathias.
(b) Matthew.
(c) Jeremiah.
(d) John.

4. In a newly discovered Nag Hammadi text, it says, "I am __________. I am both Mother and Father since I copulate with myself. I am the Womb, the All."
(a) The Mover.
(b) The Creation.
(c) Androgynous.
(d) The Creator.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The writings of Peter state that the Gnostics believed the orthodox church was an/a ____________ church which claims exclusive legitimacy.

2. Tertullian was against the heretics that embraced the followings of Jesus, but who also denied the idea of _______________.

3. In the Apocryphon of John, the ____________ was the Holy Spirit as a part of the Holy Trinity.

4. Jesus says that he will lead Mary, make her _______ so that she too may become a living spirit, resembling the others in the room.

5. Valentinus speaks of a story in which the Feminine Principal, as Wisdom, tries to ____________ by itself, though this does not work.

(see the answer key)

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