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 call Jesus' miracles like walking on water and filling the the fisherman's nets with fish?
(a) Miracles of the fantastic.
(b) People's miracles.
(c) Life miracles.
(d) Nature miracles.

2. Who does the author say reinterprets the circumstances of Jesus' death?
(a) The People's Movement.
(b) The Romans.
(c) The Egyptians.
(d) The Christian Movement.

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

4. What does one Biblical story say that Jesus cast out of human beings?
(a) Devils.
(b) Animal spirits.
(c) Demons.
(d) Little people.

5. Who does the author call an ordinary second-rank Roman governor?
(a) Gianluca Barrabbas.
(b) Julius Caesar.
(c) Michael Corleone.
(d) Pontius Pilate.

6. What disease of contemporary society does the author talk about in this section?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Consumption.
(c) Measles.
(d) AIDS.

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

8. What disease does the author compare AIDs to in terms of the reaction of society towards it?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Leprosy.
(c) Polio.
(d) Conumption.

9. Why does the author claim Jesus' followers developed stories about what happened to Jesus' body?
(a) They wanted to make out that Jesus would in some way live forever.
(b) They knew reality would not inspire people.
(c) They wanted to scare the Romans.
(d) The couldn't accept the reality.

10. What disease did the person suffer from that the author says Jesus healed?
(a) Leprosy.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Consumption.
(d) Small pox.

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

12. What does the author say that miraculous is the primary anchor of?
(a) Blind faith.
(b) Religious orientation.
(c) Human nature.
(d) The Kingdom of God.

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

14. How does the author think Jesus cured the man of leprosy?
(a) He transcended social stigma.
(b) He used God's power.
(c) He muttered a prayer.
(d) He gave him his energy.

15. How was James different from Jesus?
(a) He had social and economic status.
(b) He had a huge family.
(c) He was not spiritual.
(d) He lived on the streets.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say the revelations in the New Testament were defined by?

2. Which festival was Barabbas' release meant to honor?

3. Who did Jesus say was traditionally the beneficiary of a man's success?

4. Where was the unnamed woman from?

5. Which of the following constraints does the author say Jesus lived under?

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