The Gnostic Gospels Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. __________ was far more recognized and abundant than previously thought, especially in the years following Jesus' death.
(a) Islam.
(b) Gnosticism.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Judaism.

2. A Valentinian Exposition speaks of God as a ____________, and no one was before him, according to the text of this chapter.
(a) Serpent.
(b) Angel.
(c) Demon.
(d) Monad.

3. What were Muhammed 'Ali and his brothers digging for?
(a) Selluh.
(b) Sabekh.
(c) Selluk.
(d) Sabe.

4. Clement of Alexandria talks of a __________ gnosis which was promoted by the Valentianians.
(a) Trinity.
(b) Dualistic.
(c) Polytheistic.
(d) Monadic.

5. The Gnostics called the orthodox view the faith of ___________, according to the text presented in the chapter.
(a) The Lost.
(b) No one.
(c) Sheep.
(d) Fools.

Short Answer Questions

1. A __________ tourist in 1769 bought a Coptic codex near Thebes, which helped to explain more about the time period of the gospels.

2. While the scrolls were taken to the Coptic museum for safekeeping, _______ of the codices were smuggled out of the country.

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

4. What did the brothers devour as a part of their avenging of the death of their father by a murderer?

5. After the death of Judas, the only real candidate for succession was ____________ who had also walked with Christ.

(see the answer key)

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