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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. According to Blomberg's example, why did people memorize the Old Testament?
(a) Histories were passed down orally.
(b) There was nothing else for entertainment.
(c) Because they were very intelligent.
(d) Because they were instructed to do so.

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

3. What kinds of eyewitness accounts does Strobel seek?
(a) People who personally interacted with Jesus.
(b) People who go to church.
(c) People who witnessed the murder of a preacher.
(d) People who do not believe in Jesus.

4. 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) He didn't want to get stoned.
(d) The Jews would have declared it blasphemy.

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

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

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

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

9. Which science does not dispute the gospels but instead confirms their reliability?
(a) Biology.
(b) Forensics.
(c) Psychology.
(d) Archeology.

10. Why was Jeffry McDonald certain a jury would not convict him?
(a) He had an alibi.
(b) He paid them bribes.
(c) Most of them had been his patients.
(d) He had a trial before a judge, not a jury.

11. When was the concept of mystery religions introduced?
(a) In the early 15th century.
(b) In the mid-20th century.
(c) 125 AD.
(d) 33 AD.

12. In what two areas does the author have enough knowledge to bolster his skepticism of Christianity?
(a) Greek and Roman cultures.
(b) History and philosophy.
(c) Hebrew and Latin.
(d) Satan and Paganism.

13. Why does the author hold testimony from Josephus' writings with high regard?
(a) Josephus was who he learned about in college.
(b) Because Josephus' works regarding Jesus have been proven.
(c) Because Josephus was the only writer of his time to use a type of paper that would not disintegrate over time.
(d) Because Josephus' works regarding the Jewish wars have been proven historically accurate through archeology.

14. What is the Q source?
(a) Reference to Q. Papias, historian.
(b) A proposed formula for logic.
(c) A hypothetical collection of Jesus' sayings and teachings.
(d) A formula for logic.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The author interviews a witness in his case for Christ from which federal agency?

2. What are the two Jesuses recognized by the group Boyd represents?

3. What role does the author encourage the reader to take?

4. What is the truth about the author's fear?

5. What do Jesus' relationship with God and his miracles demonstrate?

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