The Case for Christ Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Lee Strobel
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was one of the most significant documents Strobel found in his reporting career?
(a) The Ford Pinto documentation.
(b) The Chrysler Corporation documentation.
(c) Shredded weapons of mass destruction documents.
(d) The Watergate tapes.

2. What is the author's religious belief/preference as he begins his quest for knowledge?
(a) Assembly.
(b) Agnostic.
(c) Atheist.
(d) Apostolic.

3. According to Blomberg's example, why did people memorize the Old Testament?
(a) Because they were instructed to do so.
(b) Histories were passed down orally.
(c) There was nothing else for entertainment.
(d) Because they were very intelligent.

4. Where did Jesus face temptation?
(a) In the wilderness.
(b) At the well.
(c) At the temple.
(d) At his baptism.

5. Which elements are to blame for inconsistencies in the gospels, according to Blomberg?
(a) Fire, ice, water, and air.
(b) The limited means of communications and the lack of mass-produced books.
(c) Personal differences and priorities.
(d) Paraphrase, abridgment, explanatory additions, selection, and omission.

6. Who, according to the writings of Josephus, was responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus?
(a) Jesus himself.
(b) Pontius Pilate.
(c) An unnamed accuser.
(d) God.

7. What creates doubt regarding the authorship of the Gospel of John?
(a) If Saul changed his name to Paul, he likely went by John as well.
(b) At one point in a verse, it makes reference to John.
(c) Reference to the apostle John and John the Elder.
(d) There are three Johns, and no one knows which one wrote it.

8. What reason does Blomberg give for accepting the gospels as testimony in Strobel's case for Christ?
(a) Sometimes it is important to have faith in things unknown.
(b) It's the only information that's really available.
(c) Anything other than an accurate portrayal of historical events would negate their message.
(d) He had a vision that told him the information was solid.

9. Of the disciples, how many of the remaining 11 willingly met torturous deaths rather than recant their beliefs?
(a) 10.
(b) 9.
(c) 7.
(d) 11.

10. What advantage does Metzger cite for the New Testament?
(a) It actually dates to the right time period.
(b) It has been translated only twice.
(c) An unprecidented number of copies.
(d) It is newer than the old one is.

11. Who are the writers of the gospels?
(a) Matthew and Paul.
(b) Paul and Saul.
(c) Luke and Peter.
(d) Unknown.

12. Which science does not dispute the gospels but instead confirms their reliability?
(a) Forensics.
(b) Biology.
(c) Psychology.
(d) Archeology.

13. What is the author's fear as he begins to face Christianity?
(a) That he will have to give up gambling.
(b) That he will have to pay penance for all his sins.
(c) That his wife won't be fun any more.
(d) That he won't be able to drink any more.

14. What are the three parts into which the author chooses to break the book?
(a) Question, study, and focus.
(b) Study, discuss, evaluate.
(c) Examine, analyze, and research.
(d) Interview, listen, and read.

15. What kind of evidence was Jeffry McDonald's conviction based on?
(a) Psychological.
(b) Scientific.
(c) Circumstantial.
(d) A lie detector test.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the purpose of the gospel writers?

2. Which gospel outlines the purpose of its writing as "These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name"?

3. On what is the current Bible based on?

4. Which centuries decided almost unanimously which books to include in the New Testament?

5. What do the clues left at a crime scene help investigators determine?

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