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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does the author say was not a robber?
(c) James the Just.
2. What are the two traditional spiritual responses to evil in the world?
(a) The economic and the illogical.
(b) The miraculous and the revolutionary.
(c) The hate-filled and the love-filled.
(d) The sane and the insane.
3. What disease does the author compare AIDs to in terms of the reaction of society towards it?
4. Which of the following does the author not mention as one of the constraints Jesus lived under?
5. Who does the author think may have been the true author of the Gospel of St. Mark?
(b) The Virgin Mary.
(d) Mary Magdelene.
6. What title was Jesus' brother bestowed with?
(a) The Honest.
(b) The Jinx.
(c) The Lithe.
(d) The Just.
7. What other disease does the author say attracted negative attention to its victims?
(b) Small pox.
8. What does the author say he is searching once again in Chapter Six?
(a) The light.
(b) The darkness.
(c) Homer's poems.
(d) The scriptures.
9. What form of punishment does the author say was frequent in the ancient world?
10. What does the author say must be present for oppressed groups to revolt?
(a) A weak government.
(b) Great desperation.
(c) Hatred of authority.
(d) Strong family structure.
11. Which authority figure does the author describe as charming?
(a) Julius Caesar.
(b) John the Baptist.
(c) Pontius Pilate.
(d) King Herod.
12. What is the title of the epilogue?
(a) From Jesus to Christ.
(b) Wear Thou Sandal and Run.
(c) Implementing a Religion.
(d) Rites of Way.
13. How does the author think Jesus cured the man of leprosy?
(a) He muttered a prayer.
(b) He transcended social stigma.
(c) He used God's power.
(d) He gave him his energy.
14. The man who asked for Jesus' body after His death was Joseph of ______________.
(d) Tel Aviv.
15. What does the author say the revelations in the New Testament were defined by?
(a) The need to communicate to the upper-classes.
(b) The need to get past the Roman censors.
(c) Struggle for power within the Christian community.
(d) The majorities inability to read.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose writings about Jesus' resurrection does the author examine?
2. Why does the author claim Jesus' followers developed stories about what happened to Jesus' body?
3. Whose gospel does the author quote extensively from in this section?
4. Who does the author say was an important part of Jesus' traveling ministry?
5. How does the author describe the Cynics' natures?
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