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Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Some Gnostic authors see Sophia as the ___________ benevolently having provided the gift of self-awareness to Adam and to Eve.
(a) Goddess.
(b) Tree.
(c) Apple.
(d) Serpent.

2. ___________ was the issue of the day for the orthodox church, according to Pagels' findings in this chapter.
(a) Authority.
(b) Truth.
(c) Writing.
(d) Doctrine.

3. The Gospel of the Egyptians from the Gnostic texts highlights the Great, Invisible ___________ in its lines.
(a) Universe.
(b) Goddess.
(c) Ghost.
(d) Spirit.

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

5. In the Hypostasis of the Archons, ________ is elevated to being the spiritual mother of Adam, even though other stories contradict this.
(a) Mary.
(b) Ruth.
(c) Mary Magdalene.
(d) Eve.

Short Answer Questions

1. To Iranaeus, the monotheism of the Valentianians was a kind of ________, a hoax that would allow them to participate in the orthodox church.

2. The Romans believed in divine authority for __________, which eventually led to Inanaeus' death sentence for treason.

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

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

5. Paul says that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of __________" in one of his statements about the resurrection.

(see the answer key)

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