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 orthodoxy tried to maintain its power and its legitimacy by striving against any _____________ criteria.
(a) Subjective.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Dishonest.
(d) Objective.

2. Two separate versions of Paul's experience in Damascus have spectators hearing the voice, but only one account includes the _________.
(a) Storm.
(b) Cross.
(c) Light.
(d) Burning bush.

3. The Gnostics, some said, interpreted the resurrection to be something like an apparition that appears in a ________ state.
(a) Birth.
(b) Dream.
(c) Fever.
(d) Rage.

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.
(a) Formless.
(b) An angel.
(c) Goddess.
(d) Male.

5. Paul says that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of __________" in one of his statements about the resurrection.
(a) Trust.
(b) Truth.
(c) Faith.
(d) God.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The resurrection, Pagels speculates, helps to _____________ the authority of those who believed literally in the resurrection.

3. The difference between Plato's doctrine of the soul's ______________ and the resurrection was that resurrection was real flesh reborn.

4. What is another thing the many criteria did for the orthodox church? It consolidated ______________.

5. Pagels recounts how in the story of _________ that Jesus tells his disciples to reach out and touch him to show he is flesh and bones.

(see the answer key)

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