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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. __________ was far more recognized and abundant than previously thought, especially in the years following Jesus' death.
(a) Christianity.
(b) Islam.
(c) Judaism.
(d) Gnosticism.

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

4. The Gnostic texts call God _________ for punishing Adam and Eve for obtaining spiritual wisdom from a serpent.
(a) Right.
(b) Jealous.
(c) Joyous.
(d) Merciful.

5. Valentinus described the Mother as the Grace, the Silence, the _________ and the Mother of All.
(a) Air.
(b) Womb.
(c) Chalice.
(d) Dress.

Short Answer Questions

1. John, emotionally distraught over the crucifixion, announces the Trinity as the Father, Mother and __________.

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

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

4. In the Gospel of Thomas, Peter tells Mary to leave them because _________ are not worthy of life, but Jesus responds.

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.

(see the answer key)

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