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

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

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

4. Whose writings about Jesus' resurrection does the author examine?
(a) St. Mark's.
(b) St. David's.
(c) St. Paul's.
(d) St. Luke's.

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

6. 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.

7. Which festival was Barabbas' release meant to honor?
(a) Christmas.
(b) Thanksgiving.
(c) Passover.
(d) Mass.

8. Who would eat the remains of a man left on a cross?
(a) The poor.
(b) Lions and tigers.
(c) Birds and dogs.
(d) The upper-class Romans.

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

10. Which member of Jesus' family lived in Jerusalem?
(a) His sister sarah.
(b) His brother James.
(c) His mother.
(d) His father.

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

12. What does the author say is the most controversial aspect of his argument?
(a) Factualizing the Crucifixion.
(b) Claiming they killed the wrong man.
(c) Claiming Jesus was not original.
(d) Denying Jesus' existance.

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

14. 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 sane and the insane.
(d) The hate-filled and the love-filled.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the first idea that the author challenges about Jesus in this section?

3. Which authority figure does the author describe as charming?

4. What does the author say the stories of Jesus' resurrection were metaphoric interpretations of?

5. What feast does the author talk about in Part Six?

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