New Testament History, Literature and Theology
Session 14: Characteristics of Luke
By Dr. Ted Hildebrandt
1. What is shared by
the Rich Young Ruler and Zacchaeus when they come to Christ
A. Both are invited by Jesus to follow him
*B. Both have an obstacle they must over come
C. Both want something from Jesus
D. Both represent a segment of the Jewish population
2. What is the rich young ruler’s obstacle that he has to face in following Jesus (14B)?
A. His sick father
B. His political position
C. His unbelief
*D. His wealth
3. How does the rich young ruler react in the face of his obstacle (14B)?
*A. He turns and goes away
B. He clings to Jesus
C. He sells all he has and gives it to the poor
D. He invites Jesus to his house
4. What was the
obstacle of the blind beggar of Jericho (14B)?
A. Jesus passing by without seeing him
B. It was on the Sabbath
*C. The crowds block him
D. The Pharisees would not allow him because he was unclean
5. How does the blind man overcome the obstacle of the crowds (14B)?
A. He grabs onto Jesus robe
B. His friends bring him to Jesus
C. His family invites Jesus to dinner
*D. He yells louder
6. How hard did Jesus
say it was for a rich man to enter the kingdom (14B)?
A. Easier for a sheep to find its way home
B. Easier for a child to ride a lion in a parade
*C. Easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
D. Easier for hell to freeze over
7. How did Zacchaeus
overcome the obstacle he faced (14C)?
A. He sent a messenger to Jesus
B. He sat in the middle of the road
C. He invited Jesus to his home
*D. He climbed up into a tree
8. What was Zacchaeus’ vocation (14C)?
B. Fisher man
D. Shop owner
9. How does Zacchaeus demonstrate he is a member of the kingdom of God (14C)?
*A. He gives half of his possessions to the poor
B. He gives a banquet and invites everyone in the city to come
C. He confesses Jesus is the Son of God
D. He quits being a tax collector and follows Jesus
10. What did Jesus say
the rich young ruler needed to do to get eternal life (14D)?
A. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
*B. Sell his possessions and give it to the poor
C. Follow Jesus
D. Do good to those who hated him
11. What does Jesus
tell Zacchaeus to do with his wealth (14D)?
A. Give it to the poor
B. Give the money to the followers of Jesus
*C. Jesus doesn’t tell him anything
D. Give a banquet honoring Jesus
12. What parallels
Jesus coming to Zacchaeus’ house at the end of the story (14D)?
*A. Salvation comes to Zacchaeus’ house
B. Compassion comes to Zacchaeus’ house
C. Justice comes to Zacchaeus’ house
D. The crowds came to the house of Zacchaeus
13. What’s the literary
term used for when a story starts and ends the same way like book ends
did Zacchaeus do for those he had stolen from (14E)?
A. He paid them back in full
B. He paid them back double
C. He paid them back triple
*D. He paid them back four times the amount
15. The study of how
you interpret texts or the Bible is called (14E)?
16. When read intertextually the story of Zacchaeus answers what question (14F)?
A. How far does Jesus love extend
B. How can sinners be saved
C. What does following Jesus mean
*D. How can the wealthy be saved
17. What role besides
blocking out the short Zacchaeus does crowd play in the story of
*A. They murmur against and reject Zacchaeus
B. They mock Jesus for walking with Zacchaeus
C. They follow Jesus only for the miracles he does
D. They do not give up anything in contrast to Zacchaeus
18. All of the
following are usually found in stories about Jesus EXCEPT (14F)
A. Suppliants (those asking for help)
*D. Friends of the suppliants
19. What does Luke add
to the traditional “The voice of one calling in the wilderness” that
shows his emphasis (14G)?
A. “And the Holy Spirit was upon him”
B. “And he was tempted there by the devil”
*C. “All flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
D. “Repent and give your possessions to the poor”
20. Who does Luke
mention that put Jesus in the context of the world (14G)?
A. Julius Caesar
B. Marc Anthony
*C. Caesar Augustus
21. Luke mentions all
of the following that help us place Jesus in history EXCEPT (14G)?
A. Pontius Pilate
*B. Lysias the general over Syria
C. Herod the tetrarch of Galilee
D. Caiaphas the high priest
E. Philip the tetrarch of Ituraea
22. What do critics claim
was not done in the time of Quirinius until after AD 6 (14H)?
*A. A census was taken
B. Taxes utilized local people for collection
C. He made a proclamation concerning the Jews
D. A governor was placed over Judea by Rome
23. Darrel Bock has
noted how did the Romans register people for their censes (14H)?
A. All people travelled to the regional capital
B. Roman soldiers registered people in each town
*C. Each region did it according to what was appropriate for that area
D. The tax-collectors registered people
24. Arguing that Josephus doesn’t mention a census other than Quirinius’ census at AD 6 shows
the book of Luke is inaccurate is an argument _______ (14I)?
A. An argument a fortiori
B. Non sequitur argument
*C. An argument from silence
D. A red herring argument
25. Who is the song writer of the New Testament (14J)?
26. Who gave us the
Magnificat song in Luke (14J)?
D. The shepherds
27. “My spirit rejoices in God my savior” is part of which song in Luke (14J)?
A. Nunc Dimittis
B. Gloria in excelsis
C. The Benedictus
*D. The Magnificat
28. Who gave us the
Benedictus song in Luke (14J)?
D. The shepherds
29. Who gave us the
Gloria in Excelsis song in Luke (14K)?
*D. The angels
30. Who gave us the Nunc Dimittis song in Luke (14K)?
D. The shepherds
31. What is the translation of the song titled Nunc Dimittis (14K)?
A. The Lord is king
B. Here is the Lord
*C. Now depart
D. Lord rest
32. In the story of the Prodigal Son how does the father show his welcoming of the son back
A. He gives him a plot of land to farm
*B. He runs out to meet his son
C. He has the son brought into the city on a donkey
D. He puts a crown on the head of his son
33. Who said, “our
hearts burned within us as he explained the scriptures” (14L)?
A. Peter and John after the resurrection when they were in the temple
B. The women after seeing Jesus at the tomb alive
C. A blind man whom Jesus healed after the resurrection
*D. The two traveling on a road with Jesus after the resurrection
34. Luke points out
that who was supporting Jesus and the disciples as they traveled about
*A. Several women
B. The rich young ruler
C. Zacchaeus and his tax collector friends
D. Peter’s mother-in-law
35. Luke picks up on
what type of children (14M)?
A. Orphan children in need
*C. Single child families
D. Children of rulers
36. What gospel deals with social justice and the poor more than any other gospel (14N)?
37. Often when social
justice issues are pushed what is pushed to the side and downplayed
*A. Redemption and salvation
B. Concern and care for the poor
C. Historical accuracy of Scripture
D. The kingdom of God
38. What theme is
reiterated three times in Luke and also picked up in Acts (14O)?
A. Jesus feeding the poor
*B. Selling everything and giving it to the poor
C. The importance of caring for the widows and orphans
D. The Holy Spirit coming on a believer
39. In giving wealth to
the poor what is an important factor when that is done (14O)?
A. It is a governmental responsibility as listed in the constitution
B. That the poor are responsible to work for themselves
*C. That the person themselves has the choice to do it or not
D. That we are forced to do that whether we want to or not
40. Who was an example
of a rich person who was a believer in the gospels (14O)?
B. Zebedee the father of James and John
*D. Joseph of Arimathea
41. Of whom is this said: “covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s
B. The prodigal son
D. The servants of Zacchaeus
42. Who was with
Lazarus looking over to the rich man in hell (14P)?
C. The angels
D. Lazarus’ family
43. Why did Abraham say Lazarus would not be allowed to go back and warn the rich man’s
A. They had their own decision to make
B. They were more kind to the poor
*C. They had Moses and the prophets
D. They were followers of Jesus already
44. In the parable of
Lazarus and the rich man who did Abraham say the rich man’s brothers
would not believe (14Q)?
A. A poor man who warned them of hell
*B. A person who rose from the dead
C. A person who spoke for God whether dead or alive
D. A brother who was warning them
45. Which is true of Jesus’ teaching (14Q)?
*A. He taught more on hell than on heaven
B. He taught about the kingdom of heaven not much about hell
C. Jesus always taught there was a second chance
D. Jesus was more about forgiveness than about hell
46. Which word for hell
can also be used for “grave” (14R)?
46. Which word for hell
was derived from a place where trash was burned (14R)?
47. What does the notion of hell confirm about the present (14S)?
*A. Current choices matter for eternity
B. The present is all we can control the future is not up to us
C. Hell may be found here on earth
D. One should have fun now because the future may be bad
48. Who will say to
some who thought they good with God: “depart from me, I never
knew you (14S)?
C. Saint Peter
49. Jesus said in the end it would be better for which city than for Capernaum because they
rejected him (14S)?
50. What are two possibilities for those who deny the existence of hell as far as the afterlife
A. Existentialism and stoicism
B. Nihilism and epicureanism
C. Heaven and earth
*D. Universalism and annihilation