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. Justin was a philosopher who wrote to the Emperor protesting the treatment of a __________________.
(a) Whore.
(b) Christian man.
(c) Christian woman.
(d) Disciple of Jesus.

2. Pagels points out that it was __________ that ultimately expelled the Valentinians who strove to maintain their membership.
(a) The Jews.
(b) The Gnostics.
(c) The Church.
(d) The Romans.

3. __________ united Gnostic brethren together and that brotherhood was paramount, not the obedience to any clergy.
(a) The Bible.
(b) Jesus.
(c) God's laws.
(d) Gnosis.

4. The Hebrew term for Spirit is _______________, as the author prefers this term from the Secret Book.
(a) Questionable.
(b) Neuter.
(c) Feminine.
(d) Masculine.

5. The ___________ of the original Greek gospels by various scholars enhanced the controversy around them.
(a) Quality.
(b) Papyrus.
(c) Dating.
(d) Ink.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Gnostic texts call God _________ for punishing Adam and Eve for obtaining spiritual wisdom from a serpent.

2. What happened to some of the papyri when it was taken home by Muhammed, though he did not understand their value?

3. The Gnostic author had nothing but contempt for a congregation of seekers that sought to avoid the firm citadel of Christan ___________.

4. The orthodoxy tried to maintain its power and its legitimacy by striving against any _____________ criteria.

5. Hippolytus accused the Bishop of Rome of ___________, claiming that he was treated like a common criminal and not as a Christian martyr.

(see the answer key)

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