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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 say the Cynics challenged?
(a) Traditional ideas.
(b) The need for war.
(c) Class systems.
(d) Dietary matters.

2. Complete the following title: "The Race to the..."
(a) Empty Tomb.
(b) Prize.
(c) Cotton Fields.
(d) Cross.

3. What did the Romans do with bodies on the crosses if they didn't decide to leave them there?
(a) Throw them into the sea.
(b) Burn them.
(c) Put them in a shallow grave.
(d) Cut them up and feed them to dogs.

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

5. What is the name of the man Jesus was said to have brought to life?
(a) Simon.
(b) Lazarus.
(c) Judas.
(d) David.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose leadership did Jesus establish during the miracle of the loaves and the bread?

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

3. How does the author describe the Cynics' natures?

4. What does the author define disease as?

5. What disease does the author compare AIDs to in terms of the reaction of society towards it?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What were the reasons Jesus went to Jerusalem?

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

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

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