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. What, according to Blomberg, is proof that there is no error in the gospels?
(a) Because, historically, if an error were made when reciting history, someone would correct the mistake and preserve the truth.
(b) There is no proof.
(c) Because he has faith that it is correct.
(d) Because the Bible has not been changed in thousands of years.

2. 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) Anything other than an accurate portrayal of historical events would negate their message.
(c) It's the only information that's really available.
(d) Sometimes it is important to have faith in things unknown.

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

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

5. Who first recorded that Peter's firsthand accounts were accurate?
(a) Peter himself.
(b) Mark.
(c) Papyrus.
(d) Paul.

6. How far back do some manuscript fragments date the book of John?
(a) 3 AD.
(b) 125 AD.
(c) 33 AD.
(d) 90 BC.

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

8. The author interviews a witness in his case for Christ from which federal agency?
(a) The Treasury Department.
(b) Homeland Security.
(c) The Surgeon General.
(d) Federal Bureau of Investigation.

9. What are the three parts into which the author chooses to break the book?
(a) Study, discuss, evaluate.
(b) Question, study, and focus.
(c) Interview, listen, and read.
(d) Examine, analyze, and research.

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

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

12. Which historian claims that Matthew and Peter are the authors of the gospels?
(a) Papias.
(b) Aurelius.
(c) Plato.
(d) Irenaeus.

13. At which point does Jesus confirm his identity?
(a) At his baptism.
(b) When he tells Paul the commandments.
(c) At age 12.
(d) When he preaches from a mountaintop in Cairo.

14. 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"?
(a) Mark.
(b) Matthew.
(c) Luke.
(d) John.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Blomberg, what is the gospel based on?

2. When was Jesus clear about his identity?

3. The author travels to Ohio in search of corroborating evidence for which aspect of Jesus' life?

4. What creates doubt regarding the authorship of the Gospel of John?

5. What was the purpose of the gospel writers?

(see the answer keys)

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