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

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

3. In 1896, the amazing manuscript called the Gospel of _________ was found by a German Egyptologist.
(a) Mary.
(b) Jesus.
(c) James.
(d) Roy.

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

5. Valentinus described the Mother as the Grace, the Silence, the _________ and the Mother of All.
(a) Dress.
(b) Womb.
(c) Chalice.
(d) Air.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ignatius scorned the Gnostic view that Christ had not truly ____________ as this was a main tenet in orthodox beliefs.

2. Pagels points out that the ___________ may be the key building block of orthodox Christianity.

3. __________ was far more recognized and abundant than previously thought, especially in the years following Jesus' death.

4. The ___________, often called the Watchword of the Jewish faith, proclaims, "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One."

5. The _________ today, according to the Catholic Church, is the only legitimate heir to the humble vestments of Peter.

(see the answer key)

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