The Historical Figure of Jesus Test | Final Test - Easy

E. P. Sanders
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Sanders say Jesus wasn't the only one of in the world at his time?
(a) Man gathering disciples.
(b) Christian leader.
(c) Miracle worker.
(d) Man born of a virgin.

2. In what parable is a son who leaves home welcomed back while his loyal brother is ignored?
(a) The Perfect Son.
(b) The Mustard Seed.
(c) The Prodigal Son.
(d) The Lost Sheep.

3. "He who is first will be last and he who is last will be first" is an example of what?
(a) Reversal of values.
(b) Ethical perfectionism.
(c) Law in Galilee.
(d) Law in Rome.

4. What aspect of life is it clear will not be the same in Heaven?
(a) Working.
(b) Governing.
(c) Day-to-day living.
(d) Love.

5. What does Sanders refer to reversal of values as?
(a) Parables.
(b) Ethical perfectionism.
(c) Methodism.
(d) Unpredictability of God.

6. What did Jesus tell his followers to sacrifice?
(a) Lambs.
(b) None of the answers is correct.
(c) Everything.
(d) Their money.

7. Whose experiences of conflict with the law does Sanders go into great detail about?
(a) Judas'.
(b) John the Baptist's.
(c) Paul's.
(d) Jesus' and the disciples'.

8. According to record who wanted Jesus killed?
(a) Peter.
(b) Josephus.
(c) Judas.
(d) Antipas.

9. The meaning of what title has changed greatly since Jesus' time?
(a) Messiah.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Preacher.
(d) Savior.

10. Which two Gospels focus on Jesus' teachings?
(a) Matthew and Luke.
(b) Mark and Matthew.
(c) Mark and John.
(d) Luke and John.

11. In Chapter 15, what does Sanders say there is no proof that Jesus did?
(a) Died.
(b) Preached.
(c) Gave himself a title.
(d) Worked in Capernaum.

12. Which of the Gospels was focuses on Jesus' miracles?
(a) Luke.
(b) Mark.
(c) Matthew.
(d) John.

13. Whom does Sanders say the majority of the scriptures caters to?
(a) The tribes of Israel.
(b) The Jews.
(c) The Gentiles.
(d) The apostles.

14. Which apostle do scholars say would not have been rewarded?
(a) Peter.
(b) Judas.
(c) Paul.
(d) Thomas.

15. What does Mark point out that Jesus could have done with his ability to perform miracles?
(a) Punished people he disliked.
(b) Gotten out of his execution.
(c) Become rich and famous.
(d) Cured all disease.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Jesus, who would be given rule over the tribes of Israel?

2. Whom were the apostles accountable to?

3. In reference to miracles, what were people in the ancient world more inclined to do?

4. What group does Sanders speculate the ministry of Jesus believed would not accept Jesus' portrayal of God?

5. According to the scriptures, what reward did Jesus promise the apostles?

(see the answer keys)

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