The Jesus I Never Knew Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Philip Yancey
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What language does Jesus speak on a daily basis?

3. When are the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumram?

4. What is the ethnic background of Jesus?

5. What do the Essenes believe in?

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

4. What are the Beatitudes?

5. What does Yancey say the Communist party had trouble with?

6. What are the three levels of the Beatitudes in Chapter 6?

7. What were the Maccabeans fighting against?

8. What may Satan have taken away from the confrontation with Jesus in the wilderness?

9. What is it that restores Jesus's humanity for Yancey?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the two reasons Yancey gives for Jesus investing so much in the 12 disciples? What is Jesus revealing about himself in his choice and commitment to his disciples?

Essay Topic 2

What does Yancey want to confront the present day church with in terms of the issue of being Pharisees? What does he believe Jesus would say to the modern church about its exclusive nature?

Essay Topic 3

What is the contrast that Yancey draws between the modern American depiction of Christmas and what he understands might have been the actual experience? What is the modern culture missing about who Jesus was in terms of his birth?

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