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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Gnostics did not stress the idea of obedience to authority, but rather ___________ with those united in communion.
(a) Government.
(b) Hierarchy.
(c) Fellowship.
(d) Partnership.

2. The meaning of the actual _____________ has created great controversy among scholars and in the world.
(a) Cross.
(b) Resurrection.
(c) Beatings.
(d) Crucifixion.

3. One God, One _________ became the doctrine of the church, according to the text in this chapter.
(a) Bible.
(b) Bishop.
(c) Pope.
(d) Book.

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

5. Tertullian wrote: "...this flesh, suffused with blood, built up with bones, interwoven with nerves.....was born and dies, undoubtedly _________."
(a) Human.
(b) Godlike.
(c) Spirit.
(d) Immortal.

Short Answer Questions

1. It is the mixing of the _________________ with normal humanity that engenders the interpretation of the birth of Jesus.

2. Pagels points out that the ___________ may be the key building block of orthodox Christianity.

3. The Gnostic teachers tell the story of the ___________ differently from their orthodox brethren, according to Pagels.

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

5. The Gnostics, some said, interpreted the resurrection to be something like an apparition that appears in a ________ state.

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