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

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

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

4. In Jesus' time, what was the rule of law considered to be?
(a) Divine law.
(b) Unimportant.
(c) An ever-changing system.
(d) A dictatorship.

5. What group does Sanders speculate the ministry of Jesus believed would not accept Jesus' portrayal of God?
(a) Jews.
(b) Gentiles.
(c) Israelites.
(d) Christians.

6. Some people believe that Jesus' ability to perform miracles is proof that he was what?
(a) Egotistical.
(b) God.
(c) A divine being.
(d) The fulfillment of a prophecy.

7. What did Jesus say people who followed him would come to know?
(a) Everything.
(b) God's plan.
(c) The angels.
(d) The kingdom of Heaven.

8. Opposition of the law was a basis for major conflict between the government of Jesus' time and what group?
(a) The people.
(b) The Egyptians.
(c) The Israelites.
(d) The apostles.

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

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

11. What phrase does Sanders attempt to define in Chapter 11?
(a) Kingdom of God.
(b) Last Supper.
(c) Christian love.
(d) Divine being.

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

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do scholars say one of the apostles would not have been rewarded?

2. Which of the Gospels was focuses on Jesus' miracles?

3. What kind of life did Jesus say the apostles would have in return for their sacrifice?

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

5. Who is the one ruler that is always present in Heaven?

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