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 say must be present for oppressed groups to revolt?
(a) A weak government.
(b) Hatred of authority.
(c) Strong family structure.
(d) Great desperation.

2. What are the two traditional spiritual responses to evil in the world?
(a) The miraculous and the revolutionary.
(b) The economic and the illogical.
(c) The sane and the insane.
(d) The hate-filled and the love-filled.

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

4. What does the author say the early Christian community was not immune to?
(a) Law.
(b) Murder.
(c) Politics.
(d) Hate crimes.

5. Who does the author say was an important part of Jesus' traveling ministry?
(a) Slaves.
(b) Romans.
(c) Women.
(d) Children.

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

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

8. Which Greek philosophers does the author say inspired Jesus?
(a) Plato.
(b) Virgil.
(c) The Cynics.
(d) Socrates.

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

10. How does the author describe the Cynics' natures?
(a) Revolutionary.
(b) Fun.
(c) Spiteful.
(d) Self-sufficient.

11. Complete the following title: "The Dogs Beneath the... "
(a) Hills.
(b) Altar.
(c) Gates.
(d) Cross.

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

13. What does the author say defined the actions and intentions of anyone who helped write the New Testament?
(a) Faith.
(b) Mythology.
(c) Roman law.
(d) Mental instability.

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

15. Complete the following sentence: "for the faith that was there before, despite, or even because of..."
(a) Peter's promotion.
(b) Judas' betrayal.
(c) Jesus' death.
(d) Mark's mistake.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two things do the quotes at the beginning of Part Seven contemplate?

2. How was James different from Jesus?

3. Complete the following sentence: "extended to others as both challenge and ..."

4. What does the author say is the most controversial aspect of his argument?

5. What does the author define disease as?

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