The Gnostic Gospels Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did the brothers devour as a part of their avenging of the death of their father by a murderer?
(a) A cow.
(b) The killer's heart.
(c) The royal pig.
(d) Their own blood.

3. Pagels talks about three different interpretations of the Divine - as the _______, as the Holy Spirit, and as Wisdom.
(a) Belief.
(b) Truth.
(c) Grace.
(d) Silence.

4. Most scholars will agree that Jesus was crucified by ________________ when he was sentenced to the cross.
(a) Pontius Pilate.
(b) God.
(c) Himself.
(d) Emperor Crucius.

5. Sophia further assists Adam and Eve when she saves their descendants during the time of ____________.
(a) Noah's ark.
(b) The Black Plague.
(c) The crucifixion.
(d) Passover.

Short Answer Questions

1. The orthodox church became increasingly suspicious of anyone who claimed the secret ___________.

2. The Catholic Church bases its authority on the shoes of the ___________, according to the text in this chapter.

3. The author believes that the resurrection is what sets Christianity apart from other faiths as it deals with __________, not with rebirth.

4. The finding of the earthenware jar became known as the Naj or the Nag ________________ find.

5. A tradition developed that included the idea that __________ was the first to have seen Jesus after he rose from the dead.

(see the answer key)

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