Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Test | Final Test - Hard

John Dominic Crossan
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say must be present for oppressed groups to revolt?

2. The man who asked for Jesus' body after His death was Joseph of ______________.

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

4. Who does the author say was an important part of Jesus' traveling ministry?

5. Who does the author say was not a robber?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the author say is the intention of Jesus' nature miracles?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What were the reasons Jesus went to Jerusalem?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what way could Jesus be said to be an individualist? How have Jesus' teaching of individualism effected modern society?

Essay Topic 2

What were the differences between Jesus and John the Baptist's teachings? Why did Jesus' ideas become the foundation for the Christian faith rather than John the Baptist's?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following vectors the author used to present his argument aspects of that vector and how the author uses it to come to his conclusion.

1. Cross-cultural.

2. Jewish and Greco-Roman history.

3. Literal and textual interpretation.

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