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John Boswell: Quiz


Question 1: In Revolutions, Universals, and Sexual Categories (1982, revised), Boswell compares the ________-essentialist positions to the realist-nominalist dichotomy.
SociologyCritical theoryPositivismSocial constructionism

Question 2: A gifted medieval philologist, he worked in, among other languages, Catalan, Old Church Slavonic, ________, Arabic, and Latin.
Attic GreekDoric GreekAncient GreekAeolic Greek

Question 3:
What role did John Boswell play in the movie Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video?
The Weatherman
His Trusted Caddie
The Unsuspecting Golfer
The Golfer/Actor

Question 4: Born in ________ in 1947 into a military family, Boswell earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, where he converted to Roman Catholicism.
DenverPhoenix, ArizonaBostonMassachusetts

Question 5: He also lists three types of sexual ________:
Biological classificationMilitary taxonomyFolk taxonomyTaxonomy

Question 6: Boswell sees ________ as fulfilling the role of the "pronubus" or in modern parallel, best man.
GospelNew Testament view on Jesus' lifeJesusNew Testament

Question 7: The Royal Treasure is a detailed historical study of the Mudejar Muslims in ________ in the 14th century.

Question 8: [3][4][5] Boswell pointed out such evidence as an icon of two saints, ________ (at St.
Orthodox ChurchRoman EmpireJustinian ISaints Sergius and Bacchus

Question 9: John Eastburn Boswell (March 20, 1947–December 24, 1994) was a prominent historian and a professor at ________.
Yale UniversityHarvard UniversityBrown UniversityPrinceton University

Question 10: Many of Boswell's studies focused on the issue of homosexuality and religion, specifically ________.
LGBT-affirming Christian denominationsReligion and homosexualityIntegrityUSAChristianity and homosexuality

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