The Case for Christ Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Lee Strobel
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many fragments of New Testament documents exist, according to Metzger?
(a) Almost 100.
(b) More than 5,000.
(c) About 33.
(d) 125.

2. Who are the writers of the gospels?
(a) Unknown.
(b) Paul and Saul.
(c) Luke and Peter.
(d) Matthew and Paul.

3. What advantage does Metzger cite for the New Testament?
(a) It has been translated only twice.
(b) An unprecidented number of copies.
(c) It is newer than the old one is.
(d) It actually dates to the right time period.

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

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

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

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

8. What reason does Blomberg give for accepting the gospels as testimony in Strobel's case for Christ?
(a) He had a vision that told him the information was solid.
(b) It's the only information that's really available.
(c) Sometimes it is important to have faith in things unknown.
(d) Anything other than an accurate portrayal of historical events would negate their message.

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

10. 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 have no impact.
(c) They corroborate New Testament accounts.
(d) They create more questions.

11. Where did Jesus face temptation?
(a) In the wilderness.
(b) At his baptism.
(c) At the temple.
(d) At the well.

12. Who is credited with the most important reference to Jesus outside of the New Testament?
(a) Josephus.
(b) Tacitus.
(c) Madonna.
(d) Plato.

13. What kind of evidence is presented to either explain or disprove other evidence presented?
(a) Circumstantial.
(b) Rebuttal.
(c) Scientific.
(d) Psychological.

14. What was the purpose of the gospel writers?
(a) To interpret the Old Testament.
(b) To try to capture for history what actually happened.
(c) To gain favor with Jesus.
(d) To fulfill a promise to God.

15. What did Josephus' writings prove?
(a) That Jesus performed miracles.
(b) That Jesus hung out with the apostles.
(c) That Jesus and John were biological brothers.
(d) That Jesus was a good man.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which biblical writer corroborates the life of Jesus?

2. Who believes Jesus did not say 82 percent of what is attributed to him in the gospels?

3. What is the author's religious belief/preference as he begins his quest for knowledge?

4. What find provides a wealth of information regarding Jewish culture and customs?

5. Why aren't all accounts of the gospel exactly alike, according to Blomberg?

(see the answer keys)

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