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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In what two areas does the author have enough knowledge to bolster his skepticism of Christianity?
(a) Greek and Roman cultures.
(b) Hebrew and Latin.
(c) History and philosophy.
(d) Satan and Paganism.
2. What changes the way the author thinks about Christ and Christianity?
(a) He almost dies.
(b) He learns he is terminally ill.
(c) His children ask him about Jesus.
(d) His wife becomes a Christian.
3. How many experts does the author interview?
4. How far back do some manuscript fragments date the book of John?
(a) 90 BC.
(b) 33 AD.
(c) 125 AD.
(d) 3 AD.
5. What is the author's fear as he begins to face Christianity?
(a) That he will have to pay penance for all his sins.
(b) That his wife won't be fun any more.
(c) That he will have to give up gambling.
(d) That he won't be able to drink any more.
6. When was the fifth gospel written?
(a) In the first century.
(b) In the second century.
(c) At the time of Jesus' death.
(d) At the time of Jesus' birth.
7. Who is credited with the most important reference to Jesus outside of the New Testament?
8. According to Yamauchi, what put expansion of Christianity on hold temporarily?
(a) Jesus' death.
(b) Jesus' resurrection.
(c) Jesus left Jerusalem.
(d) Jesus' miracles.
9. What do the clues left at a crime scene help investigators determine?
(a) The criminal's psychological makeup.
(b) Where the next crime will occur.
(c) Why the crime occured.
(d) The reason for the crime.
10. What impact do the writings of the apostle Paul have on the New Testament?
(a) They have no impact.
(b) They corroborate New Testament accounts.
(c) They show faith in action among the apostles.
(d) They create more questions.
11. In the introduction, how long do we learn was the author's spiritual journey?
(a) 12 months.
(b) 20 months.
(c) 2 months.
(d) 24 months.
12. Which centuries decided almost unanimously which books to include in the New Testament?
(a) The first one.
(b) The first five.
(c) The first ten.
(d) The first two.
13. Which of the author's interviewees has experience as an archeological expert in the Middle East?
14. At which point does Jesus confirm his identity?
(a) When he tells Paul the commandments.
(b) At his baptism.
(c) At age 12.
(d) When he preaches from a mountaintop in Cairo.
15. Which of the assumed writers of the gospels, according to both liberal and conservative scholars, is considered to be an accurate historian?
(d) John the Baptist.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who, according to the writings of Josephus, was responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus?
2. Which science does not dispute the gospels but instead confirms their reliability?
3. What does Strobel discover when he reads some of the works that have been excluded from the New Testament?
4. When was Jesus clear about his identity?
5. Metzger compares the Bible to what era of other literature?
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