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

2. What is the first idea that the author challenges about Jesus in this section?
(a) Judas did not betray him.
(b) Jesus was not Jewish.
(c) He did not walk on water.
(d) He did not send out twelve apostles to spread his word.

3. How does the author describe the Cynics' natures?
(a) Fun.
(b) Self-sufficient.
(c) Revolutionary.
(d) Spiteful.

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

5. What form of punishment does the author say was frequent in the ancient world?
(a) Crucifixion.
(b) Hanging.
(c) Starvation.
(d) Stoning.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the author call Jesus' miracles like walking on water and filling the the fisherman's nets with fish?

3. Who does the author think may have been the true author of the Gospel of St. Mark?

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

5. Who does the author call an ordinary second-rank Roman governor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Jesus' opinion of Bethany?

2. Why does the author think crucifixion was the ultimate form of punishment?

3. What does the author say about Pontius Pilate?

4. What does the author say about Barabbas in this section?

5. Why does the author quote extensively from the gospel of St. Luke?

6. What does the quote at the beginning of part five comment on?

7. Describe the quotes at the beginning of this section?

8. How influential does the author think other philosophies were on Jesus' teachings?

9. Why did Jesus' followers reinterpret history to suit their own purposes?

10. What parallels does cross-cultural research draw between Jesus' teachings and other philosophies?

(see the answer keys)

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