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John Dominic Crossan
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say was pure fiction about Luke's story?
(a) Mary and Jospeh's journey to Nazareth.
(b) Mary being a virgin.
(c) Jesus being born in a manger.
(d) Jesus having a last supper.

2. What country did Jesus flee for?
(a) Iran.
(b) Persia.
(c) Israel.
(d) Egypt.

3. What house does the angel say Jesus will reign over forever?
(a) Jacob's.
(b) David's.
(c) Abraham's.
(d) Moses's.

4. What does the Hebrew word Almah mean in English?
(a) An evil spirit.
(b) A newly married virgin.
(c) Child born out of wedlock.
(d) A man of God.

5. Where does Celsus say religion took its root?
(a) The under-classes.
(b) The upper-classes.
(c) The lower-classes.
(d) The middle-classes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Complete the following title: "The Apocalyptic..."

2. How do scholars know that Jesus was not middle-class?

3. Who does the author claim inspired Jesus' teachings?

4. What did Simeon say Jesus is destined for?

5. What is the title of the third and most difficult vector?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Jesus teach about the breakup of the family?

2. What does the author say are his intentions in this book?

3. In terms of upbringing why does the author say he questions the Jesus represented in the New Testament?

4. Why does the author think the gospels say that the governor executed Baptist because he criticized his sexual activities?

5. What does the author say the book taught him?

6. What were the differences between the Baptists and Jesus' teachings?

7. What does the author think Jesus meant by "focus not just on personal or individual abuse of power but on such abuse in its systemic [form]."?

8. In One Like a Son of Man what does the author say the original biblical text suggested was a key component of Jesus' teachings?

9. Summarize the two quotes that open this chapter.

10. What did ancient society believe about children that were not accepted by their father?

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