Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author state was different about Jesus and his beliefs about the Kingdom of God?
(a) He believed them.
(b) He did not believe them.
(c) He could convince powerful people of the validity of his claims.
(d) He acted upon them.

2. What is the name of the man Jesus was said to have brought to life?
(a) Judas.
(b) Simon.
(c) David.
(d) Lazarus.

3. Complete the following title: "The Race to the..."
(a) Cross.
(b) Empty Tomb.
(c) Prize.
(d) Cotton Fields.

4. Complete the following sentence: "careful to distinguish between the rich and the poor, the powerful and the powerless... the aristocrat and the..."
(a) Peasant.
(b) Commoner.
(c) Plebarian.
(d) Destitute.

5. What is the meal that the author mentions in Part Seven?
(a) Biscuits and gravy.
(b) Sausage and gravy.
(c) Beef stew.
(d) Bread and fish.

6. Whose gospel does the author quote extensively from in this section?
(a) St. Luke's.
(b) St. James's.
(c) St. Paul's.
(d) St. Mark's.

7. Whose leadership did Jesus establish during the miracle of the loaves and the bread?
(a) St. David's.
(b) St.Paul's.
(c) St. Joseph's.
(d) St. Peter's.

8. Which of Jesus' disciples was known as the Beloved Disciple?
(a) St. John.
(b) St. Luke.
(c) St. Peter.
(d) St. David.

9. Why does the author think that crucifixion is the ultimate punishment?
(a) It takes longer than other punishments.
(b) It destroys an individual physically and morally.
(c) Sometimes one does not die.
(d) You are faced with going to hell.

10. What two things do the quotes at the beginning of Part Seven contemplate?
(a) Beauty and Charisma.
(b) Fun and depression.
(c) Love and hate.
(d) Death and life.

11. Where was the unnamed woman from?
(a) Bethleham.
(b) Bethany.
(c) Jeruselum.
(d) Nazareth.

12. What does the author say the revelations in the New Testament were defined by?
(a) Struggle for power within the Christian community.
(b) The need to communicate to the upper-classes.
(c) The majorities inability to read.
(d) The need to get past the Roman censors.

13. Complete the following title: " A Respected Member of the..."
(a) Council.
(b) Government.
(c) Church.
(d) Empire.

14. What does the author think that Jesus' casting out of demons is a metaphor for?
(a) The casting off of the ego.
(b) The casting off of oppressive authority.
(c) The casting off of hate.
(d) The casting off of family restrictions.

15. What does the author say the Cynics challenged?
(a) Class systems.
(b) Traditional ideas.
(c) Dietary matters.
(d) The need for war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Romans do with bodies on the crosses if they didn't decide to leave them there?

2. The man who asked for Jesus' body after His death was Joseph of ______________.

3. What does the author say the New Testament was trying to echo?

4. Which of the following does the author not mention as one of the constraints Jesus lived under?

5. Who does the author call an ordinary second-rank Roman governor?

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