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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What impact do the writings of the apostle Paul have on the New Testament?
(a) They have no impact.
(b) They show faith in action among the apostles.
(c) They create more questions.
(d) They corroborate New Testament accounts.
2. Why does the author hold testimony from Josephus' writings with high regard?
(a) Because Josephus' works regarding Jesus have been proven.
(b) Because Josephus was the only writer of his time to use a type of paper that would not disintegrate over time.
(c) Josephus was who he learned about in college.
(d) Because Josephus' works regarding the Jewish wars have been proven historically accurate through archeology.
3. What does the author say the reader must set aside while reading the book?
(a) Predeterminations and predictions.
(b) Skepticism and sarcasm.
(c) Knowledge and power.
(d) Preconceptions and prejudices.
4. Which of the author's interviewees has experience as an archeological expert in the Middle East?
5. Of the disciples, how many of the remaining 11 willingly met torturous deaths rather than recant their beliefs?
6. 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"?
7. What changes the way the author thinks about Christ and Christianity?
(a) His children ask him about Jesus.
(b) He almost dies.
(c) He learns he is terminally ill.
(d) His wife becomes a Christian.
8. The author interviews a witness in his case for Christ from which federal agency?
(a) Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(b) Homeland Security.
(c) The Surgeon General.
(d) The Treasury Department.
9. What do the clues left at a crime scene help investigators determine?
(a) Where the next crime will occur.
(b) Why the crime occured.
(c) The reason for the crime.
(d) The criminal's psychological makeup.
10. How does the Chicago crime leader in the author's example get a not-guilty verdict in court?
(a) He bribes the jury.
(b) He has the key witness killed.
(c) He bribes the judge.
(d) He has three witnesses killed.
11. According to Jesus, what do his miracles foreshadow?
(a) A healthier tomorrow.
(b) The coming of the Kingdom of God.
(c) Greater works that the humans will do when he goes to Heaven.
(d) A whole nation.
12. According to Yamauchi, what put expansion of Christianity on hold temporarily?
(a) Jesus' miracles.
(b) Jesus left Jerusalem.
(c) Jesus' death.
(d) Jesus' resurrection.
13. What kinds of eyewitness accounts does Strobel seek?
(a) People who do not believe in Jesus.
(b) People who witnessed the murder of a preacher.
(c) People who personally interacted with Jesus.
(d) People who go to church.
14. What does Jesus call God to show a personal relationship with him?
15. Who believes Jesus did not say 82 percent of what is attributed to him in the gospels?
(a) Richard Hayes.
(b) The Pope.
(d) The Jesus Seminar.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which gospel begins with the writer saying he intends to write "accurately" about all the things he "investigated"?
2. Jesus is known as Son of God and Son of what?
3. What can archeology prove in relation to the Bible?
4. How many years can the core beliefs of the Bible be traced back in relation to the death of Jesus?
5. What find provides a wealth of information regarding Jewish culture and customs?
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