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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 was the fifth gospel written?
(a) At the time of Jesus' death.
(b) At the time of Jesus' birth.
(c) In the second century.
(d) In the first century.
2. What did the sign above Jesus' head on the cross read?
(a) King of Jews.
(b) Son of God.
(c) I Am The One.
(d) Save Me, Father.
3. 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 he will have to give up gambling.
(d) That his wife won't be fun any more.
4. According to Blomberg, what is the gospel based on?
(a) The Bible.
(c) Eyewitness material.
(d) Confessions recorded.
5. Why aren't all accounts of the gospel exactly alike, according to Blomberg?
(a) Because the written ones were lost.
(b) Because oral histories are not word for word.
(c) Because different writers are impacted by different events.
(d) Because they are not vaild.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Yamauchi, what put expansion of Christianity on hold temporarily?
2. Why does the author hold testimony from Josephus' writings with high regard?
3. How many experts does the author interview?
4. What is the author's religious belief/preference as he begins his quest for knowledge?
5. What changes the way the author thinks about Christ and Christianity?
Short Essay Questions
1. List one of the three reasons that a document might have been omitted from the New Testament.
2. What is the author's religious background?
3. Why did Herod order baby boys to be killed?
4. How does the author's witness explain inaccuracies found in the New Testament?
5. What, according to the gospel, is John's purpose in writing the information?
6. Who was John Mark and what did he write?
7. Why are stories about Apollonius raising the dead looked upon as legend while the same types of stories about Jesus are viewed as truth?
8. What is the importance of "The Antiquities" to the case for Christ?
9. What is the transfiguration of Christ?
10. Why is Luke's writing in the gospel highly regarded?
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