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

2. Whose leadership did Jesus establish during the miracle of the loaves and the bread?
(a) St.Paul's.
(b) St. Peter's.
(c) St. Joseph's.
(d) St. David's.

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

4. What other disease does the author say attracted negative attention to its victims?
(a) Consumption.
(b) Measles.
(c) Small pox.
(d) Cancer.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Complete the following title: "The Race to the..."

3. Which festival was Barabbas' release meant to honor?

4. What does the author state was different about Jesus and his beliefs about the Kingdom of God?

5. Complete the following title: "First Fruits of Them that..."

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way could Christians have a problem with the author factualizing the crucifixion?

2. Why does the author think Jesus' followers developed stories about what happened to Jesus' body?

3. In what way does the author think Jesus trod a fine line between the passive and direct forms of confrontation?

4. What influence does the author suggest that the Cynics had on Jesus' teachings?

5. What effect did the patrron/client relationship have on Greco-Roman society?

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

7. What do the two quotes at the beginning of the section comment on?

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

9. What does the author say was the intention of the resurrection stories?

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

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