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Philip Yancey
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the middle ages, what do many Christians believe Jesus suffered from?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Leprosy.
(c) Mental Illness.
(d) Blindness.

2. When is the document by Publius Lentulus forged?
(a) 60.
(b) 1313.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1514.

3. At the beginning of Chapter 4, what does Yancey say the Gospels assert that Jesus is?
(a) Good teacher.
(b) Good friend.
(c) God's own son.
(d) Nice Guy.

4. What does Jesus propose for those who look at a woman lustfully?
(a) Marry immediately and re-channel the lust.
(b) Removal of the offending eye.
(c) Self-denial of all pleasure whatsoever.
(d) Become monks.

5. Where does Jesus spend his first years?
(a) Jerusalem.
(b) Far East.
(c) Egypt.
(d) London.

6. Who directs Jesus of Nazareth?
(a) Lucas.
(b) Zeffirelli.
(c) Brando.
(d) Huston.

7. How many books does Jacob Neusner write?
(a) 500.
(b) 22.
(c) 15.
(d) 3.

8. What television figure does Yancy compare his early understanding of Jesus to?
(a) Captain Kangaroo.
(b) Dr. Who.
(c) James Bond.
(d) Mr. Rogers.

9. What does the Gospel of Mark say about why Jesus chose the Twelve?
(a) "That they might be with him."
(b) "That the end might be the beginning."
(c) "That night and day might be full of hope."
(d) "That they might write down what he says."

10. How many people are killed in the earthquake of 31 B.C. in Palestine?
(a) 300.
(b) 2 million.
(c) 30,000.
(d) 150.

11. Who directs the silent classic from 1927 "King of Kings"?
(a) Monty Baraza.
(b) George Barker.
(c) Cecil B. DeMille.
(d) George Lucas.

12. Who fights against Antiochus?
(a) Egyptians.
(b) Maccabeans.
(c) Christians.
(d) Africans.

13. What are the Zealots like?
(a) Morals police, revolt against impure foreigners.
(b) Politically conservative, preferred agrarian lifestyle.
(c) Interested in drama, opera, and art.
(d) Rich, generous, and very sociable.

14. What is the physical appearance of Jesus?
(a) We don't know.
(b) Black skin, black hair and eyes.
(c) Tall and handsome, blond and blue eyed.
(d) Asian features, very short and stout.

15. How many ordinary activities do the Pharisees outlaw on the Sabbath?
(a) 100.
(b) 12.
(c) 3.
(d) 39.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Tolstoy when he wrote Resurrection?

2. Why does H. G. Wells say Jesus is important?

3. Where did Henry Nouwen begin to work at the height of his writing career?

4. Who is the treasurer for Jesus's disciples?

5. What does Yancey find remarkable about Mary?

(see the answer keys)

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