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

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

3. 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 have no impact.
(d) They corroborate New Testament accounts.

4. What did the sign above Jesus' head on the cross read?
(a) Save Me, Father.
(b) I Am The One.
(c) King of Jews.
(d) Son of God.

5. 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 the key witness killed.
(c) He has three witnesses killed.
(d) He bribes the jury.

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

7. Which gospel begins with the writer saying he intends to write "accurately" about all the things he "investigated"?
(a) Luke.
(b) John.
(c) Matthew.
(d) Mark.

8. How has 40 years of research affected Yamauchi's faith?
(a) It weakend it.
(b) He is no longer a Christian.
(c) It opened his mind to other beliefs.
(d) It strengthened it.

9. Which elements are to blame for inconsistencies in the gospels, according to Blomberg?
(a) Personal differences and priorities.
(b) The limited means of communications and the lack of mass-produced books.
(c) Paraphrase, abridgment, explanatory additions, selection, and omission.
(d) Fire, ice, water, and air.

10. Which of the author's interviewees has experience as an archeological expert in the Middle East?
(a) Boyd.
(b) McDonald.
(c) Strobel.
(d) McRay.

11. Does Witherington believe Jesus saw himself as the son of God?
(a) Jesus thought he was, but did not know for certain.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Not enough information is avaialble.

12. 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' works regarding the Jewish wars have been proven historically accurate through archeology.
(d) Because Josephus was the only writer of his time to use a type of paper that would not disintegrate over time.

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

14. Which of the assumed writers of the gospels, according to both liberal and conservative scholars, is considered to be an accurate historian?
(a) Luke.
(b) John the Baptist.
(c) Matthew.
(d) Mark.

15. What does Strobel discover when he reads some of the works that have been excluded from the New Testament?
(a) They are written by people who were not apostles.
(b) They are too far removed from the time Jesus actually lived and walked the earth.
(c) They are interesting but not informative.
(d) They are informative but not interesting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Blomberg give for accepting the gospels as testimony in Strobel's case for Christ?

2. What do the clues left at a crime scene help investigators determine?

3. How many years can the core beliefs of the Bible be traced back in relation to the death of Jesus?

4. On what is the current Bible based on?

5. To which Bible passage does 4Q521 refer?

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