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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. To which branch of the military did Jeffry McDonald belong?
(a) Air Force.
(b) National Guard.
(c) Marines.
(d) Army.

2. What creates doubt regarding the authorship of the Gospel of John?
(a) At one point in a verse, it makes reference to John.
(b) There are three Johns, and no one knows which one wrote it.
(c) Reference to the apostle John and John the Elder.
(d) If Saul changed his name to Paul, he likely went by John as well.

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

4. Why aren't all accounts of the gospel exactly alike, according to Blomberg?
(a) Because oral histories are not word for word.
(b) Because they are not vaild.
(c) Because different writers are impacted by different events.
(d) Because the written ones were lost.

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

6. What historic figure, other than Jesus, was said to have raised people from the dead?
(a) Apollonius.
(b) Tacticus.
(c) Aurelius.
(d) John the Baptist.

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

8. What is the second test the author applies to decide whether it is the gospel writers' intention to preserve history accurately?
(a) The Practicality test.
(b) The Originality test.
(c) The Ability test.
(d) The Intention test.

9. What was one of the most significant documents Strobel found in his reporting career?
(a) The Watergate tapes.
(b) Shredded weapons of mass destruction documents.
(c) The Ford Pinto documentation.
(d) The Chrysler Corporation documentation.

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

11. 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 Mary and Jesus of Mary Magdalene.
(d) Jesus of God and Jesus of Mary.

12. How many experts does the author interview?
(a) 12.
(b) 11.
(c) 13.
(d) 10.

13. When were the apostle Paul's letters written?
(a) Before Jesus was born.
(b) Just before Revelations.
(c) After Acts.
(d) Before any of the gospels.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the sign above Jesus' head on the cross read?

2. According to Yamauchi, what put expansion of Christianity on hold temporarily?

3. How has 40 years of research affected Yamauchi's faith?

4. What advantage does Metzger cite for the New Testament?

5. According to Metzger, how many factors are considered in criteria designed to measure a manuscript's appropriateness for inclusion in the New Testament?

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