The Gnostic Gospels Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pagels points out that the ___________ may be the key building block of orthodox Christianity.
(a) Resurrection.
(b) Creation myth.
(c) Fall of Eden.
(d) Temptation of Christ.

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

3. The Gnostic author had nothing but contempt for a congregation of seekers that sought to avoid the firm citadel of Christan ___________.
(a) Communion.
(b) Crucifixion.
(c) Confession.
(d) Blasphemy.

4. Phillip in his gospel laughs at the _________________ as a test of spiritual sufficiency, as people receive nothing from this.
(a) Baptism by water.
(b) Communion.
(c) Reconciliation.
(d) Eucharist.

5. Valentinus described God as the Father, the Ineffable, the Depth, and the Primal ______________.
(a) Void.
(b) Father.
(c) Leader.
(d) Truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Hebrew term for Spirit is _______________, as the author prefers this term from the Secret Book.

2. In a newly discovered Nag Hammadi text, it says, "I am __________. I am both Mother and Father since I copulate with myself. I am the Womb, the All."

3. The Testimony of Truth does not confine its attacks to the orthodoxy, but also directs its attentions to the deficiencies of supposedly immature ________.

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

5. Jesus says that he will lead Mary, make her _______ so that she too may become a living spirit, resembling the others in the room.

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