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

2. What changes the way the author thinks about Christ and Christianity?
(a) He learns he is terminally ill.
(b) His children ask him about Jesus.
(c) He almost dies.
(d) His wife becomes a Christian.

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

4. Who was the second person to record that Peter's firsthand accounts were accurate?
(a) Papias.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Peter himself.
(d) Mark.

5. 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) Reference to the apostle John and John the Elder.
(c) At one point in a verse, it makes reference to John.
(d) There are three Johns, and no one knows which one wrote it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which gospel begins with the writer saying he intends to write "accurately" about all the things he "investigated"?

2. Which science does not dispute the gospels but instead confirms their reliability?

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

4. What criterion does Boyd use in determining that the Jesus in the Bible is not the Jesus who is son of God?

5. According to Yamauchi, what put expansion of Christianity on hold temporarily?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who makes up the Jesus Seminar?

2. What is the purpose of the author's intention test?

3. When was the nonbiblical manuscript known as 4Q521 written, and in what language was it written?

4. Why did Herod order baby boys to be killed?

5. Why is the work of Tacitus important to the case for Christ?

6. What is the author's professional background?

7. Why do the writings of the apostle Paul corroborate the New Testament accounts?

8. Does archeology contradict or confirm the reliability of the gospels?

9. What is the goal of the Jesus Seminar?

10. Who was Luke and what did he write?

(see the answer keys)

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