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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 define disease as?
(a) A personal hell.
(b) A soul destroyer.
(c) An individual experience.
(d) A social stigma.

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

3. Who do most scholars think is the woman of Bethany?
(a) The Virgin Mary.
(b) Mary Magdalene.
(c) Petra Pilate.
(d) Sarah Janus.

4. What does the author say the revelations in the New Testament were defined by?
(a) The need to communicate to the upper-classes.
(b) The majorities inability to read.
(c) Struggle for power within the Christian community.
(d) The need to get past the Roman censors.

5. What does the author say the early Christian community was not immune to?
(a) Hate crimes.
(b) Murder.
(c) Law.
(d) Politics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Complete the following sentence: "for the faith that was there before, despite, or even because of..."

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

4. Why does the author think that crucifixion is the ultimate punishment?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the author interpret the story of Jesus casting demons into a herd of pigs?

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

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

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

7. What was Jesus' opinion of Bethany?

8. In what way does the author think Jesus challenged society by touching the leper?

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

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

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