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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. What is the first test the author applies to decide whether it is the gospel writers' intention to preserve history accurately?
(a) Authorship test.
(b) Originality test.
(c) Plagarism test.
(d) Intention test.

2. Does Witherington believe Jesus saw himself as the son of God?
(a) Not enough information is avaialble.
(b) No.
(c) Jesus thought he was, but did not know for certain.
(d) Yes.

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

4. What, according to Blomberg, is proof that there is no error in the gospels?
(a) Because he has faith that it is correct.
(b) Because, historically, if an error were made when reciting history, someone would correct the mistake and preserve the truth.
(c) Because the Bible has not been changed in thousands of years.
(d) There is no proof.

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

6. What impact do the writings of the apostle Paul have on the New Testament?
(a) They show faith in action among the apostles.
(b) They have no impact.
(c) They create more questions.
(d) They corroborate New Testament accounts.

7. What are the two Jesuses recognized by the group Boyd represents?
(a) Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus of Jerusalem.
(b) Jesus of Faith and Jesus of History.
(c) Jesus of God and Jesus of Mary.
(d) Jesus of Mary and Jesus of Mary Magdalene.

8. A group that disputes the four gospels adds a fifth one. What is their fifth gospel?
(a) The Gospel of Gospels.
(b) The Gospel of Bob.
(c) The Gospel of Thomas.
(d) The Gospel of Josephus.

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

10. What did the sign above Jesus' head on the cross read?
(a) Son of God.
(b) Save Me, Father.
(c) I Am The One.
(d) King of Jews.

11. Metzger compares the Bible to what era of other literature?
(a) Classic.
(b) Medieval.
(c) Ancient.
(d) Elizabethan.

12. What did Josephus' writings prove?
(a) That Jesus hung out with the apostles.
(b) That Jesus and John were biological brothers.
(c) That Jesus was a good man.
(d) That Jesus performed miracles.

13. According to Yamauchi, what put expansion of Christianity on hold temporarily?
(a) Jesus' death.
(b) Jesus left Jerusalem.
(c) Jesus' miracles.
(d) Jesus' resurrection.

14. What reason does Blomberg give for accepting the gospels as testimony in Strobel's case for Christ?
(a) Sometimes it is important to have faith in things unknown.
(b) Anything other than an accurate portrayal of historical events would negate their message.
(c) He had a vision that told him the information was solid.
(d) It's the only information that's really available.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kinds of eyewitness accounts does Strobel seek?

2. Why was Jeffry McDonald certain a jury would not convict him?

3. What do the clues left at a crime scene help investigators determine?

4. What kind of scholars negate the supernatural aspects of Jesus?

5. What are the themes of ancient mystery religions?

(see the answer keys)

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