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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pagels wonders if true authority is only found when one takes a journey __________ on his own.
(a) To a teacher.
(b) Of faith.
(c) Inward.
(d) Upward.

2. In the Dialogue of the Savior, Jesus says that in order to get to Heaven, when you get to "the ________ where you can reach, stand there."
(a) Mountain.
(b) Town.
(c) Place.
(d) Sky.

3. In the Gospel of Truth, there is a passage called the ____________ parable in which it's said that man acts as if he were sunk in sleep.
(a) Witness.
(b) Truth.
(c) Nightmare.
(d) Demon.

4. Justin also wrote about the bravery and dignity of ____________ when they were put under terrible torture conditions.
(a) Priests.
(b) Soldiers.
(c) Martyrs.
(d) Children.

5. To the Gnostics, the body of the orthodox church, the mass of _________ believers was outside of the true Church.
(a) Dumb.
(b) Faithful.
(c) True.
(d) Committed.

Short Answer Questions

1. The orthodox church wanted to have more controversy in order to create ______________ to basic institutional and doctrinal elements.

2. There is even some suggestion in Gnostic texts that man himself creates the world of ___________, something radical even for the Gnostic beliefs.

3. The Gnostics did not stress the idea of obedience to authority, but rather ___________ with those united in communion.

4. A Gnostic author speaks of a baptism of _________ rather than a baptism of water.

5. The meaning of the actual _____________ has created great controversy among scholars and in the world.

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