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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What are the themes of ancient mystery religions?
(a) Cursing and blessing.
(b) Preaching and healing.
(c) Healing and cursing.
(d) Dying and coming back to life.
2. What is the author's religious belief/preference as he begins his quest for knowledge?
3. The author searches for truth based on what?
(b) Medical history.
4. What changes the way the author thinks about Christ and Christianity?
(a) He learns he is terminally ill.
(b) His wife becomes a Christian.
(c) He almost dies.
(d) His children ask him about Jesus.
5. Which historian claims that Matthew and Peter are the authors of the gospels?
6. To which Bible passage does 4Q521 refer?
(a) Isiaiah 61.
(b) Acts 1:23.
(c) John 3:16.
(d) Exodus 20:11.
7. Who was the second person to record that Peter's firsthand accounts were accurate?
(d) Peter himself.
8. What is the second test the author applies to decide whether it is the gospel writers' intention to preserve history accurately?
(a) The Intention test.
(b) The Practicality test.
(c) The Originality test.
(d) The Ability test.
9. In the introduction, how long do we learn was the author's spiritual journey?
(a) 2 months.
(b) 24 months.
(c) 12 months.
(d) 20 months.
10. Why was Jeffry McDonald certain a jury would not convict him?
(a) He paid them bribes.
(b) Most of them had been his patients.
(c) He had a trial before a judge, not a jury.
(d) He had an alibi.
11. What do Jesus' relationship with God and his miracles demonstrate?
(a) That he is more than just a good guy.
(b) What life in Heaven will be like.
(c) That he is king of the Jews.
(d) That he is indeed the Messiah.
12. What role does the author encourage the reader to take?
13. According to Witherington, why does Jesus shy away from claiming to be the son of God?
(a) He didn't want the resposiblity right away.
(b) The Jews would have declared it blasphemy.
(c) He didn't want to get stoned.
(d) He wasn't sure himself.
14. The author interviews a witness in his case for Christ from which federal agency?
(a) The Treasury Department.
(b) Homeland Security.
(c) The Surgeon General.
(d) Federal Bureau of Investigation.
15. What reason does Blomberg give for accepting the gospels as testimony in Strobel's case for Christ?
(a) He had a vision that told him the information was solid.
(b) Anything other than an accurate portrayal of historical events would negate their message.
(c) It's the only information that's really available.
(d) Sometimes it is important to have faith in things unknown.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Jesus call God to show a personal relationship with him?
2. Which science does not dispute the gospels but instead confirms their reliability?
3. A group that disputes the four gospels adds a fifth one. What is their fifth gospel?
4. How many experts does the author interview?
5. What is the author's fear as he begins to face Christianity?
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