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

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

3. Which gospel begins with the writer saying he intends to write "accurately" about all the things he "investigated"?
(a) John.
(b) Matthew.
(c) Luke.
(d) Mark.

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

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

6. In the introduction, how long do we learn was the author's spiritual journey?
(a) 12 months.
(b) 2 months.
(c) 24 months.
(d) 20 months.

7. Who asked Jesus if he was the Messiah for whom they were waiting?
(a) Luke.
(b) Mark.
(c) Peter.
(d) John the Baptist.

8. What are the themes of ancient mystery religions?
(a) Cursing and blessing.
(b) Dying and coming back to life.
(c) Preaching and healing.
(d) Healing and cursing.

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

10. Which gospels does Strobel challenge because they do not begin with a claim to strive toward accuracy?
(a) Luke and John.
(b) Matthew and Mark.
(c) Acts and Romans.
(d) Exodus and Numbers.

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

12. Who is said to have preserved Jesus' teachings?
(a) John.
(b) Luke.
(c) Mark.
(d) Matthew.

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

14. What means written by an apostle or followers of the apostles?
(a) Holy apostlolic.
(b) Apostolae.
(c) Apostolic authority.
(d) Apistle Commentary.

15. How does the eyewitness discussed in Chapter 1, Part 1 save his own life?
(a) By talking his way out of a bad situation.
(b) By pretending to be dead.
(c) By handing over his wallet.
(d) By lying in court.

Short Answer 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?

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

3. What does the author say the reader must set aside while reading the book?

4. What is the author's fear as he begins to face Christianity?

5. The author searches for truth based on what?

(see the answer keys)

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