The Case for Christ Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Metzger, how many factors are considered in criteria designed to measure a manuscript's appropriateness for inclusion in the New Testament?
(a) 3.
(b) 10.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

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

3. When the law changed and the Chicago crime leader was retried, what was used to get a guilty verdict?
(a) Crime-scene reinacting.
(b) Corroborating evidence.
(c) Circumstancial evidence.
(d) A polygraph machine.

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

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

6. When was the fifth gospel written?
(a) At the time of Jesus' death.
(b) In the first century.
(c) At the time of Jesus' birth.
(d) In the second century.

7. Which centuries decided almost unanimously which books to include in the New Testament?
(a) The first one.
(b) The first five.
(c) The first two.
(d) The first ten.

8. Who was the second person to record that Peter's firsthand accounts were accurate?
(a) Peter himself.
(b) Papias.
(c) Jesus.
(d) Mark.

9. What does Jesus call God to show a personal relationship with him?
(a) Father.
(b) Abba.
(c) Allah.
(d) Dad.

10. What is the author's writing background?
(a) Adult fiction.
(b) Gospel songs.
(c) Crime reporting.
(d) Magazine features.

11. According to Jesus, what do his miracles foreshadow?
(a) The coming of the Kingdom of God.
(b) Greater works that the humans will do when he goes to Heaven.
(c) A healthier tomorrow.
(d) A whole nation.

12. What can archeology prove in relation to the Bible?
(a) That Jesus was the son of God.
(b) That Jesus was not the son of God.
(c) That some historic aspects are true.
(d) That Christ's birth was really in April.

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

14. What are the three parts into which the author chooses to break the book?
(a) Interview, listen, and read.
(b) Question, study, and focus.
(c) Examine, analyze, and research.
(d) Study, discuss, evaluate.

15. The author interviews a witness in his case for Christ from which federal agency?
(a) Homeland Security.
(b) The Treasury Department.
(c) Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(d) The Surgeon General.

Short Answer Questions

1. What impact do the writings of the apostle Paul have on the New Testament?

2. What means written by an apostle or followers of the apostles?

3. What historic figure, other than Jesus, was said to have raised people from the dead?

4. How does the Chicago crime leader in the author's example get a not-guilty verdict in court?

5. How many fragments of New Testament documents exist, according to Metzger?

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