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Philip Yancey
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When are the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumram?
(a) 1947.
(b) 2008.
(c) 1847.
(d) 1647.

2. Why does Yancey believe that Jews stopped following Jesus?
(a) Jesus was too radical and not well liked.
(b) Jesus was not the Messiah the Jews were expecting.
(c) The Jews were persecuted for following Jesus.
(d) The Jews found a different man to be the Messiah.

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

4. Where are the headquarters of the Wycliffe Bible translators?
(a) Jerusalem.
(b) Arizona.
(c) New York City.
(d) Little Rock, Arkansas.

5. What do the Essenes believe in?
(a) Essence of spirit came from drinking no water.
(b) Pacificism, purity, and seperatation from society.
(c) Poetry, painting, and basket weaving.
(d) Dionysian festivals of drunken merrymaking.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Yancy in Chapter 5, why do people like being where Jesus is?

2. What magazine is Jimmy Carter famously interviewed about lust in?

3. What does Yancey object to in modern Christmas cards?

4. How does a commentary Yancey mentions translate "Blessed are the poor in spirit"?

5. According to Yancey, what is the primary emotion in most religions when one approaches God?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Yancey say is the true meaning of Christmas?

2. What does Yancey discover as he begins to study the Jesus of the Gospels?

3. What does Jesus recommend as a punishment for lustful thinking?

4. What does Yancey object to in sentimental Christmas card portrayals of Jesus?

5. What is the Temptation in the desert?

6. Where did Philip Yancey first become acquainted with the stories of Jesus?

7. What does Jesus change about the way people worship?

8. What is the Golden Rule?

9. Why does Yancey start Chapter 5 with a quote from Napoleon?

10. What did the students at Texas A & M think of the Beatitudes?

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