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Lee Strobel
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.
(d) Strobel.

3. Jesus is known as Son of God and Son of what?
(a) The Jews.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Herod.
(d) Man.

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 to get stoned.
(c) He didn't want the resposiblity right away.
(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) Authorship test.
(c) Originality test.
(d) Intention test.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Jesus, what do his miracles foreshadow?

3. Of the disciples, how many of the remaining 11 willingly met torturous deaths rather than recant their beliefs?

4. Which elements are to blame for inconsistencies in the gospels, according to Blomberg?

5. 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"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the transfiguration of Christ?

2. How is the Bible like other ancient works?

3. Who makes up the Jesus Seminar?

4. Why are stories about Apollonius raising the dead looked upon as legend while the same types of stories about Jesus are viewed as truth?

5. Why is Luke's writing in the gospel highly regarded?

6. What is the importance of "The Antiquities" to the case for Christ?

7. List one of the three reasons that a document might have been omitted from the New Testament.

8. Who was Luke and what did he write?

9. Why is rebuttal evidence used in a trial?

10. Why were Jesus' teachings considered radical?

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