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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. A group that disputes the four gospels adds a fifth one. What is their fifth gospel?
(a) The Gospel of Thomas.
(b) The Gospel of Josephus.
(c) The Gospel of Bob.
(d) The Gospel of Gospels.
2. What reason does Blomberg give for accepting the gospels as testimony in Strobel's case for Christ?
(a) Sometimes it is important to have faith in things unknown.
(b) It's the only information that's really available.
(c) Anything other than an accurate portrayal of historical events would negate their message.
(d) He had a vision that told him the information was solid.
3. According to Yamauchi, what put expansion of Christianity on hold temporarily?
(a) Jesus' death.
(b) Jesus' miracles.
(c) Jesus left Jerusalem.
(d) Jesus' resurrection.
4. Who believes Jesus did not say 82 percent of what is attributed to him in the gospels?
(a) The Pope.
(b) The Jesus Seminar.
(c) Richard Hayes.
5. 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) Intention test.
(c) Authorship test.
(d) Plagarism test.
6. When the law changed and the Chicago crime leader was retried, what was used to get a guilty verdict?
(a) A polygraph machine.
(b) Crime-scene reinacting.
(c) Circumstancial evidence.
(d) Corroborating evidence.
7. What was one of the most significant documents Strobel found in his reporting career?
(a) The Chrysler Corporation documentation.
(b) Shredded weapons of mass destruction documents.
(c) The Watergate tapes.
(d) The Ford Pinto documentation.
8. What was the most important aspect of the documents Strobel discovered?
(a) They were authentic.
(b) They were created just for him.
(c) They were given to him by an insider snitch.
(d) They boosted his career.
9. When was the fifth gospel written?
(a) In the first century.
(b) At the time of Jesus' birth.
(c) At the time of Jesus' death.
(d) In the second century.
10. 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 three witnesses killed.
(c) He bribes the jury.
(d) He has the key witness killed.
11. What impact do the writings of the apostle Paul have on the New Testament?
(a) They show faith in action among the apostles.
(b) They create more questions.
(c) They corroborate New Testament accounts.
(d) They have no impact.
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. Why does the author hold testimony from Josephus' writings with high regard?
(a) Because Josephus was the only writer of his time to use a type of paper that would not disintegrate over time.
(b) Because Josephus' works regarding Jesus have been proven.
(c) Because Josephus' works regarding the Jewish wars have been proven historically accurate through archeology.
(d) Josephus was who he learned about in college.
14. Which biblical writer corroborates the life of Jesus?
(a) King James.
15. Which science does not dispute the gospels but instead confirms their reliability?
Short Answer Questions
1. The author searches for truth based on what?
2. Who, according to the writings of Josephus, was responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus?
3. Why does Metzger say discrepancies in the New Testament are inconsequential?
4. What does the author say the reader must set aside while reading the book?
5. How many experts does the author interview?
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