The Gnostic Gospels Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The orthodox church wanted to have more controversy in order to create ______________ to basic institutional and doctrinal elements.
(a) Conformity.
(b) Authority.
(c) Fear.
(d) Terror.

2. Justin speaks of a woman who was converted to Christianity by her teacher, ______________, and then she was a better person.
(a) Phillip.
(b) Peter.
(c) Ptolemy.
(d) Jesus.

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

4. Tertullian suggested the Gnostics were trying to evade death by changing the story of the _________________, which elevated Christ into a God.
(a) Resurrection.
(b) Creation.
(c) Apple.
(d) Passion.

5. In the Testimony of Truth, the text talks of a benign ____________ and a guileful Jehovah.
(a) Women.
(b) Serpent.
(c) Adam.
(d) Tree.

Short Answer Questions

1. Phillip in his gospel laughs at the _________________ as a test of spiritual sufficiency, as people receive nothing from this.

2. To the Gnostics, the body of the orthodox church, the mass of _________ believers was outside of the true Church.

3. Frederik Wiss speculates that perhaps the Nag Hammadi find was the results of __________ at St. Pachomius.

4. There is even some suggestion in Gnostic texts that man himself creates the world of ___________, something radical even for the Gnostic beliefs.

5. Citizens were _____________ immediately, but those who were non-citizens were tortured in public stadiums.

(see the answer key)

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