The Gnostic Gospels Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pagels makes a reader question: Is the Kingdom of God more truly __________________?
(a) Within than without.
(b) Vague than concrete.
(c) Something not to be understood.
(d) Dark than light.

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

3. In the Gospel of Thomas, Peter tells Mary to leave them because _________ are not worthy of life, but Jesus responds.
(a) Women.
(b) They.
(c) The Apostles.
(d) Men.

4. The orthodox Christian looks at _____________ as a consequence of disbelief and of sin.
(a) Happiness.
(b) Suffering.
(c) Gnosticism.
(d) Confusion.

5. Most scholars will agree that Jesus was crucified by ________________ when he was sentenced to the cross.
(a) God.
(b) Pontius Pilate.
(c) Emperor Crucius.
(d) Himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. While the scrolls were taken to the Coptic museum for safekeeping, _______ of the codices were smuggled out of the country.

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

3. Pagels points out that the discussion of Gnosticism points out _____________ of great value to all believers.

4. According to some of the Gnostic gospels, the Creator does not precede mankind at all - there is an immortal __________ that precedes him.

5. Marion concluded that there were ___________ because of the brutal God in the Old Testament and the compassionate God in the New Testament.

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