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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. Which authority figure does the author describe as charming?
(a) John the Baptist.
(b) Pontius Pilate.
(c) King Herod.
(d) Julius Caesar.

2. What are the two traditional spiritual responses to evil in the world?
(a) The hate-filled and the love-filled.
(b) The sane and the insane.
(c) The economic and the illogical.
(d) The miraculous and the revolutionary.

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

4. Which member of Jesus' family lived in Jerusalem?
(a) His brother James.
(b) His sister sarah.
(c) His father.
(d) His mother.

5. What is the title of the epilogue?
(a) Wear Thou Sandal and Run.
(b) Implementing a Religion.
(c) From Jesus to Christ.
(d) Rites of Way.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say is the most controversial aspect of his argument?

2. What miracle does the author talk about in this section?

3. What does the author say Jesus' crucifixion was based upon?

4. What does one Biblical story say that Jesus cast out of human beings?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does the author say about Pontius Pilate?

8. What were the reasons Jesus went to Jerusalem?

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

10. What does the author say about Paul's revelation of Jesus' power and truth?

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