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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 festival was Barabbas' release meant to honor?
(a) Mass.
(b) Thanksgiving.
(c) Passover.
(d) Christmas.

2. What feast does the author talk about in Part Six?
(a) Christmas Day.
(b) Thanksgiving.
(c) Passover.
(d) Harvest.

3. What does the author call Jesus' miracles like walking on water and filling the the fisherman's nets with fish?
(a) Miracles of the fantastic.
(b) Nature miracles.
(c) People's miracles.
(d) Life miracles.

4. Whose gospel does the author quote extensively from in this section?
(a) St. Luke's.
(b) St. Paul's.
(c) St. Mark's.
(d) St. James's.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which stories does the author break down and analyze at the end of this section?

2. What is the title of the epilogue?

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

4. Complete the following title: " A Respected Member of the..."

5. Complete the following title: "The Arts of..."

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does the author say about Pontius Pilate?

6. What does the author think Jesus was an individualist?

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

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

9. What was Jesus' opinion of Bethany?

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

(see the answer keys)

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