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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. When the law changed and the Chicago crime leader was retried, what was used to get a guilty verdict?
(a) Corroborating evidence.
(b) Crime-scene reinacting.
(c) Circumstancial evidence.
(d) A polygraph machine.

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

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

4. What is the author's fear as he begins to face Christianity?
(a) That he will have to pay penance for all his sins.
(b) That he won't be able to drink any more.
(c) That his wife won't be fun any more.
(d) That he will have to give up gambling.

5. Who, according to the writings of Josephus, was responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus?
(a) An unnamed accuser.
(b) Pontius Pilate.
(c) God.
(d) Jesus himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to The Five Gospels, how many pillars must one follow to become a biblical scholar?

2. 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"?

3. Which historian claims that Matthew and Peter are the authors of the gospels?

4. What is the author's writing background?

5. Why does Metzger say discrepancies in the New Testament are inconsequential?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why were Jesus' teachings considered radical?

4. How does the author's witness explain inaccuracies found in the New Testament?

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is the author's religious background?

(see the answer keys)

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