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. _______ is the one who says that he sees Jesus glad and laughing when he is above the cross.
(a) Peter.
(b) John.
(c) Mark.
(d) Phillip.

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

3. According to some of the Gnostic gospels, the Creator does not precede mankind at all - there is an immortal __________ that precedes him.
(a) Demon.
(b) Humanity.
(c) Womb.
(d) Mother.

4. There is some speculation that the use of ________ was used in order to indicate that God was both Male and Female.
(a) They.
(b) All.
(c) I.
(d) We.

5. Gnosticism, based on direction, immediate _________, in visions and on dreams, challenged the orthodox believers.
(a) Cognition.
(b) Prayers.
(c) Lights.
(d) Writing.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. A letter to the Bishop of Rome stated the difference between ________ and priesthood, defining the reality of the Roman church.

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

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

5. The young Christian woman named Blandina was able to withstand tremendous pain and torture, eventually being killed by being tossed in a net and exposed to ____________.

(see the answer key)

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