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

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

3. What is the author's religious belief/preference as he begins his quest for knowledge?
(a) Assembly.
(b) Agnostic.
(c) Atheist.
(d) Apostolic.

4. 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.

5. What kind of evidence was Jeffry McDonald's conviction based on?
(a) Scientific.
(b) Psychological.
(c) Circumstantial.
(d) A lie detector test.

6. What criterion does Boyd use in determining that the Jesus in the Bible is not the Jesus who is son of God?
(a) Quantitative and qualitative reasoning.
(b) Function and reliability.
(c) Dissimilarity and multiple attestation.
(d) Naturalism and functionalism.

7. What is the Q source?
(a) A proposed formula for logic.
(b) A formula for logic.
(c) Reference to Q. Papias, historian.
(d) A hypothetical collection of Jesus' sayings and teachings.

8. Why was Jeffry McDonald certain a jury would not convict him?
(a) Most of them had been his patients.
(b) He paid them bribes.
(c) He had an alibi.
(d) He had a trial before a judge, not a jury.

9. On what is the current Bible based on?
(a) New translators.
(b) Ideals that are no longer valued.
(c) A Japanese-based translation.
(d) Copies of copies of copies.

10. According to Witherington, why does Jesus shy away from claiming to be the son of God?
(a) He didn't want to get stoned.
(b) He wasn't sure himself.
(c) The Jews would have declared it blasphemy.
(d) He didn't want the resposiblity right away.

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

12. How does the Chicago crime leader in the author's example get a not-guilty verdict in court?
(a) He has three witnesses killed.
(b) He has the key witness killed.
(c) He bribes the jury.
(d) He bribes the judge.

13. How has 40 years of research affected Yamauchi's faith?
(a) It opened his mind to other beliefs.
(b) He is no longer a Christian.
(c) It strengthened it.
(d) It weakend it.

14. What find provides a wealth of information regarding Jewish culture and customs?
(a) A census report.
(b) The Dead Sea Scrolls.
(c) John's manuscript in Egypt.
(d) The Shroud of Turin.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the eyewitness discussed in Chapter 1, Part 1 save his own life?

2. What are the two Jesuses recognized by the group Boyd represents?

3. What kinds of eyewitness accounts does Strobel seek?

4. What was one of the most significant documents Strobel found in his reporting career?

5. What did Josephus write?

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