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. In what two areas does the author have enough knowledge to bolster his skepticism of Christianity?

2. What did Josephus' writings prove?

3. Which of the author's interviewees has experience as an archeological expert in the Middle East?

4. According to Metzger, how many factors are considered in criteria designed to measure a manuscript's appropriateness for inclusion in the New Testament?

5. How does the Chicago crime leader in the author's example get a not-guilty verdict in court?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who makes up the Jesus Seminar?

2. How many parts does the author break the book into and what does he title them?

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

4. What does the work of Tacitus explain?

5. What does the author's ability test question?

6. Who was John Mark and what did he write?

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

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

9. What is the importance of the apostle Luke to historians?

10. In what language are the four languages of the secondary manuscripts written that authenticate the reliablity of the gospels?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the importance of the historian Tacticus to Strobel's investigation into the case for Christ.

Essay Topic 2

Define Christianity. Given this definition, why is it important for the author to prove or disprove the resurrection of Jesus?

Essay Topic 3

What initiated the author's interest in "The Case for Christ"? Discuss his fears and his revelations regarding the matter.

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