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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who is credited with the most important reference to Jesus outside of the New Testament?
(a) Plato.
(b) Tacitus.
(c) Madonna.
(d) Josephus.

6. How many experts does the author interview?
(a) 13.
(b) 11.
(c) 10.
(d) 12.

7. What kind of evidence is presented to either explain or disprove other evidence presented?
(a) Scientific.
(b) Psychological.
(c) Rebuttal.
(d) Circumstantial.

8. What changes the way the author thinks about Christ and Christianity?
(a) He almost dies.
(b) His wife becomes a Christian.
(c) His children ask him about Jesus.
(d) He learns he is terminally ill.

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

10. 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.

11. Which of the author's interviewees has experience as an archeological expert in the Middle East?
(a) McRay.
(b) McDonald.
(c) Boyd.
(d) Strobel.

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

13. Who believes Jesus did not say 82 percent of what is attributed to him in the gospels?
(a) Strobel.
(b) The Jesus Seminar.
(c) The Pope.
(d) Richard Hayes.

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

15. What kinds of eyewitness accounts does Strobel seek?
(a) People who go to church.
(b) People who personally interacted with Jesus.
(c) People who do not believe in Jesus.
(d) People who witnessed the murder of a preacher.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the law changed and the Chicago crime leader was retried, what was used to get a guilty verdict?

2. According to The Five Gospels, how many pillars must one follow to become a biblical scholar?

3. To which branch of the military did Jeffry McDonald belong?

4. What did Josephus write?

5. 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"?

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