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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) It is newer than the old one is.
(d) An unprecidented number of copies.

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

3. What historic figure, other than Jesus, was said to have raised people from the dead?
(a) Aurelius.
(b) John the Baptist.
(c) Tacticus.
(d) Apollonius.

4. Why does the author hold testimony from Josephus' writings with high regard?
(a) Because Josephus was the only writer of his time to use a type of paper that would not disintegrate over time.
(b) Josephus was who he learned about in college.
(c) Because Josephus' works regarding the Jewish wars have been proven historically accurate through archeology.
(d) Because Josephus' works regarding Jesus have been proven.

5. Jesus is known as Son of God and Son of what?
(a) Herod.
(b) The Jews.
(c) Man.
(d) Joseph.

6. What did Josephus' writings prove?
(a) That Jesus and John were biological brothers.
(b) That Jesus hung out with the apostles.
(c) That Jesus was a good man.
(d) That Jesus performed miracles.

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

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

9. When was the fifth gospel written?
(a) In the first century.
(b) In the second century.
(c) At the time of Jesus' birth.
(d) At the time of Jesus' death.

10. What reliability does the author also look to prove about the gospel based on corroborating evidence outside of the Bible?
(a) Logical.
(b) Theoretical.
(c) Theological.
(d) Historical.

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

12. Who was the second person to record that Peter's firsthand accounts were accurate?
(a) Papias.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Mark.
(d) Peter himself.

13. What role does the author encourage the reader to take?
(a) Defendant.
(b) Prosecutor.
(c) Juror.
(d) Bailiff.

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

15. When the law changed and the Chicago crime leader was retried, what was used to get a guilty verdict?
(a) A polygraph machine.
(b) Crime-scene reinacting.
(c) Corroborating evidence.
(d) Circumstancial evidence.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who first recorded that Peter's firsthand accounts were accurate?

2. Who asked Jesus if he was the Messiah for whom they were waiting?

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

4. According to Blomberg, what is the gospel based on?

5. According to Metzger, how many factors are considered in criteria designed to measure a manuscript's appropriateness for inclusion in the New Testament?

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