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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In what two areas does the author have enough knowledge to bolster his skepticism of Christianity?
(a) Hebrew and Latin.
(b) Satan and Paganism.
(c) History and philosophy.
(d) Greek and Roman cultures.

3. How many years can the core beliefs of the Bible be traced back in relation to the death of Jesus?
(a) 2 years.
(b) 125 years.
(c) 400 years.
(d) 33 years.

4. What is the second test the author applies to decide whether it is the gospel writers' intention to preserve history accurately?
(a) The Originality test.
(b) The Intention test.
(c) The Practicality test.
(d) The Ability test.

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

6. What means written by an apostle or followers of the apostles?
(a) Apostolae.
(b) Apostolic authority.
(c) Holy apostlolic.
(d) Apistle Commentary.

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

8. According to Blomberg, what is the gospel based on?
(a) Eyewitness material.
(b) Confessions recorded.
(c) Theory.
(d) The Bible.

9. How does the Chicago crime leader in the author's example get a not-guilty verdict in court?
(a) He has three witnesses killed.
(b) He bribes the jury.
(c) He has the key witness killed.
(d) He bribes the judge.

10. Who first recorded that Peter's firsthand accounts were accurate?
(a) Papyrus.
(b) Mark.
(c) Paul.
(d) Peter himself.

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

12. At which point does Jesus confirm his identity?
(a) At his baptism.
(b) When he preaches from a mountaintop in Cairo.
(c) When he tells Paul the commandments.
(d) At age 12.

13. Who asked Jesus if he was the Messiah for whom they were waiting?
(a) Mark.
(b) John the Baptist.
(c) Luke.
(d) Peter.

14. How does the eyewitness discussed in Chapter 1, Part 1 save his own life?
(a) By talking his way out of a bad situation.
(b) By handing over his wallet.
(c) By pretending to be dead.
(d) By lying in court.

15. A group that disputes the four gospels adds a fifth one. What is their fifth gospel?
(a) The Gospel of Bob.
(b) The Gospel of Thomas.
(c) The Gospel of Gospels.
(d) The Gospel of Josephus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What criterion does Boyd use in determining that the Jesus in the Bible is not the Jesus who is son of God?

2. Why was Jeffry McDonald certain a jury would not convict him?

3. What was the purpose of the gospel writers?

4. What are the three parts into which the author chooses to break the book?

5. What reliability does the author also look to prove about the gospel based on corroborating evidence outside of the Bible?

(see the answer keys)

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