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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. How does Yancey describe Jesus in Chapter 3?
(a) A tall blonde man with blue eyes.
(b) Perfect image of a Christian man.
(c) First century Jew with a phylactery on his wrist.
(d) Almost modern and American in appearance.

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

3. Who is in power in Palestine when Jesus is born?
(a) Galilee the Wise.
(b) Antiochus.
(c) The council of Hosea.
(d) Herod the Great.

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

5. What is Jesus' s first official act as an adult?
(a) Becoming an official rabbi.
(b) Writing the book of John.
(c) Raising Lazarus from the dead.
(d) Meeting Satan in the wilderness.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many times is the Augustus Caesar mentioned in the Bible?

3. What does the author M. Scott Peck try to bring about?

4. What does Yancey do for snowbound weeks in Colorado?

5. Where are the headquarters of the Wycliffe Bible translators?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What experience did Yancey have that began to change his understanding of Jesus?

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

6. What is Jacob Neuser's primary objection to Jesus?

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

8. What language did Jesus speak growing up?

9. What is Yancey's purpose in writing The Jesus I Thought I Knew?

10. Why does Yancey grow up not knowing any Jewish people?

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