The Case for Christ Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Lee Strobel
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say the reader must set aside while reading the book?

2. Which biblical writer corroborates the life of Jesus?

3. Who, according to the writings of Josephus, was responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus?

4. What are the three parts into which the author chooses to break the book?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the principle of cause and effect reflected in Gary Habermas' testimony regarding the postresurrection appearances of Jesus?

3. Why is rebuttal evidence used in a trial?

4. How long does the author take in researching his novel?

5. According to the author's witness testimony, why was Jesus reserved about telling the public that he was the Messiah?

6. Why did the people of his era not think Jesus was a madman?

7. Why does the author believe the sightings of Jesus after his resurrection were not hallucinations?

8. What is the transfiguration of Christ?

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

10. What is the significance of Jesus' appearance to a larger crowd after his resurrection?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What role does archeology play in the investigation into the life and death of Christ? Can it prove or disprove that the Bible is the word of God? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Define the terms "atheism" and "agnosticism." Which is most relevant to this book and why? Support your answer with examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

What are the four gospels of the Bible, and who is credited with writing each one?

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