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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is said to have preserved Jesus' teachings?
2. Who is credited with the most important reference to Jesus outside of the New Testament?
3. 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.
4. What was the purpose of the gospel writers?
(a) To fulfill a promise to God.
(b) To try to capture for history what actually happened.
(c) To interpret the Old Testament.
(d) To gain favor with Jesus.
5. How many fragments of New Testament documents exist, according to Metzger?
(b) About 33.
(c) Almost 100.
(d) More than 5,000.
6. What is the author's writing background?
(a) Crime reporting.
(b) Adult fiction.
(c) Gospel songs.
(d) Magazine features.
7. When was the concept of mystery religions introduced?
(a) 33 AD.
(b) 125 AD.
(c) In the early 15th century.
(d) In the mid-20th century.
8. 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"?
9. What was the most important aspect of the documents Strobel discovered?
(a) They were created just for him.
(b) They were given to him by an insider snitch.
(c) They boosted his career.
(d) They were authentic.
10. Which gospels does Strobel challenge because they do not begin with a claim to strive toward accuracy?
(a) Luke and John.
(b) Exodus and Numbers.
(c) Matthew and Mark.
(d) Acts and Romans.
11. The author interviews a witness in his case for Christ from which federal agency?
(a) Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(b) Homeland Security.
(c) The Surgeon General.
(d) The Treasury Department.
12. What does Strobel discover when he reads some of the works that have been excluded from the New Testament?
(a) They are too far removed from the time Jesus actually lived and walked the earth.
(b) They are interesting but not informative.
(c) They are written by people who were not apostles.
(d) They are informative but not interesting.
13. When were the apostle Paul's letters written?
(a) After Acts.
(b) Just before Revelations.
(c) Before any of the gospels.
(d) Before Jesus was born.
14. What kinds of eyewitness accounts does Strobel seek?
(a) People who witnessed the murder of a preacher.
(b) People who personally interacted with Jesus.
(c) People who do not believe in Jesus.
(d) People who go to church.
15. What changes the way the author thinks about Christ and Christianity?
(a) He almost dies.
(b) His children ask him about Jesus.
(c) His wife becomes a Christian.
(d) He learns he is terminally ill.
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. A group that disputes the four gospels adds a fifth one. What is their fifth gospel?
3. How has 40 years of research affected Yamauchi's faith?
4. Which centuries decided almost unanimously which books to include in the New Testament?
5. What are the two Jesuses recognized by the group Boyd represents?
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