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. Who writes the play "The Man Born to be King?"

2. Where is Laszlo Tokes from?

3. Where does Virginia Stem Owens teach?

4. In the movie La Dolce Vita, what is the helicopter ferrying?

5. Where does Yancey teach the Beatitudes?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the Beatitudes?

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

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

5. What does the name of Jesus mean?

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

7. What is the one word label Yancey would bestow upon Jesus?

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

9. What were the Maccabeans fighting against?

10. What does Yancey do with the extremism of Jesus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the general historical context Jesus grew up in based on Chapter 3

1) What was the world like when Jesus walked the earth?

2) Who was in charge?

3) What was the political and religious atmosphere?

Essay Topic 2

The book begins with a personal account of Yancey's life in Christianity.

1) What is Yancey's personal story in terms of his understanding of Jesus?

2) How does his history growing up in the church affect this book?

3) Why does he use his personal experience?

Essay Topic 3

Free will is a major concept in Christianity and Yancey ties this theological concept strongly to the temptation of Christ in the wilderness.

Choose one of the following to write about.

1) How does the concept of free will fit in with the temptation of Christ in the wilderness?

2) Why would God send a helpless, suffering Messiah?

3) Why does Jesus have so little power and not accept the power Satan would offer him?

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