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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is sometimes seen as a child, sometimes as a handsome young man, others times as a balding man with a beard?
(a) John.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Peter.
(d) Mary.

2. Polycarb refused the __________________ and was burned alive because of his Christian beliefs.
(a) Sacrifice.
(b) Bread.
(c) Goat.
(d) Ritual drink.

3. Hippolytus accused the Bishop of Rome of ___________, claiming that he was treated like a common criminal and not as a Christian martyr.
(a) Criminality.
(b) Vagary.
(c) Unrest.
(d) Paganism.

4. The Testimony of Truth talks about the ideas of ___________ and economic renunciation as components of a holy life.
(a) Giving money to the coffers.
(b) Priesthood.
(c) Prayer.
(d) Sexual abstinence.

5. To the Romans, the Christians were seen as _____________ since they were also part of an illegal organization.
(a) Heretics.
(b) Followers.
(c) Leaders.
(d) Prisoners.

6. What is another thing the many criteria did for the orthodox church? It consolidated ______________.
(a) Priests.
(b) Celebrants.
(c) Beliefs.
(d) Power.

7. In the Gospel of Thomas, _________ speaks of a light within man that can light up the whole world.
(a) Thomas.
(b) Peter.
(c) Jesus.
(d) God.

8. A Gnostic author speaks of a baptism of _________ rather than a baptism of water.
(a) Honor.
(b) Truth.
(c) Faith.
(d) Family.

9. Tertullian turned away from the ____________ movement, joining a Montanist movement that featured a new prophecy.
(a) Agnostic.
(b) Gnostic.
(c) Christian scientists.
(d) Orthodox.

10. The laughing Jesus implies a separation between the physical and the spiritual Jesus and casts doubt on the traditional concept of the ________.
(a) Prayer.
(b) Connection between Jesus and man.
(c) Atonement.
(d) Darkness.

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

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

13. Frederik Wiss speculates that perhaps the Nag Hammadi find was the results of __________ at St. Pachomius.
(a) Children.
(b) Nuns.
(c) Monks.
(d) Priests.

14. Pagels is quick to point out that this book is not an argument for _______________, but a call to learning more.
(a) A right answer.
(b) Orthodoxy.
(c) Gnosticism.
(d) Religion.

15. The writings of Peter state that the Gnostics believed the orthodox church was an/a ____________ church which claims exclusive legitimacy.
(a) Honorable.
(b) Imitation.
(c) Idiotic.
(d) Ruthless.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who took a mediating position with the Christian Church, though they had internal problems as to how to view the orthodox?

2. The Roman Empire realized that Christianity was a sect which followed a man accused of ___________ and of magic.

3. The Church of the Gnostics was confined to the __________, the experiencers of God generally speaking.

4. Citizens were _____________ immediately, but those who were non-citizens were tortured in public stadiums.

5. Pagels points out that it was not the orthodox church's agenda to eliminate all ____________ from the church.

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