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. The orthodoxy tried to maintain its power and its legitimacy by striving against any _____________ criteria.
(a) Truthful.
(b) Objective.
(c) Subjective.
(d) Dishonest.

2. In the Apocryphon of John, the ____________ was the Holy Spirit as a part of the Holy Trinity.
(a) Mother.
(b) Son.
(c) Light.
(d) Father.

3. Authoritative Teaching rails against external acts of worship as making so-called Christians worse than the __________.
(a) Pagans.
(b) Devil.
(c) Bishop.
(d) Pope.

4. Pagels recounts how in the story of _________ that Jesus tells his disciples to reach out and touch him to show he is flesh and bones.
(a) John.
(b) Luke.
(c) Peter.
(d) Matthew.

5. The resurrection, Pagels speculates, helps to _____________ the authority of those who believed literally in the resurrection.
(a) Consolidate.
(b) Identify.
(c) Proclaim.
(d) Magnify.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Hypostasis of the Archons, ________ is elevated to being the spiritual mother of Adam, even though other stories contradict this.

2. The resurrection was useful ____________, which is why it became such an important part of religious dogma.

3. Tertullian claimed that Valentinus' theology was driven by __________, according to the research that Pagels did.

4. Pagels talks about three different interpretations of the Divine - as the _______, as the Holy Spirit, and as Wisdom.

5. Tertullian was against the heretics that embraced the followings of Jesus, but who also denied the idea of _______________.

(see the answer key)

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