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 is the title of Part Six?
(a) Presents Sent to Deprave.
(b) Days of Yore.
(c) How Many Years Was Easter Sunday.
(d) The Dogs Beneath the Cross.

2. Which of the following does the author not mention as one of the constraints Jesus lived under?
(a) Economic.
(b) Faith.
(c) Gender.
(d) Marriage.

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

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

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

6. The man who asked for Jesus' body after His death was Joseph of ______________.
(a) Nazareth.
(b) Bethlehem.
(c) Tel Aviv.
(d) Arimathea.

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

8. What does the author say was a key aspect of the Greco-Roman culture of that time?
(a) The patron/client relationship.
(b) The European/African relationship/
(c) The God/public relationship.
(d) The working-class/upper class relationship.

9. Complete the following title: "First Fruits of Them that..."
(a) Laugh.
(b) Sneeze.
(c) Sleep.
(d) Die.

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

11. What does the author say Jesus was trying to break down?
(a) The socio-spiritual status quo.
(b) Class distinction.
(c) Boundaries between countries.
(d) Roman oppression.

12. Who does the author say was not a robber?
(a) James the Just.
(b) Barabbas.
(c) Judas.
(d) Pilate.

13. What did the Romans do with bodies on the crosses if they didn't decide to leave them there?
(a) Cut them up and feed them to dogs.
(b) Put them in a shallow grave.
(c) Burn them.
(d) Throw them into the sea.

14. What does the author say the stories of Jesus' resurrection were metaphoric interpretations of?
(a) The people's need for a savior.
(b) The decline of Roman rule.
(c) The idea that there is only one God.
(d) The growth of Christian faith.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say the resurrection stories were based on?

2. What disease of contemporary society does the author talk about in this section?

3. Who would eat the remains of a man left on a cross?

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

5. What is the name of the man Jesus was said to have brought to life?

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