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)?
            A.        Carpenter
            B.        Fisher man
            *C.      Tax-collector
            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
            A.        Hyperbole
            B.        Metonymy
            *C.      Inclusio
            D.        Synecdoche

14. What 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)?
            A.        Thanatology
            *B.      Hermeneutics
            C.        Apologetics
            D.        Epistemology

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
            Zacchaeus (14F)?
            *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)
            B.        Opponents
            C.        Jesus
            *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
            D.        Caligula

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)?
            A.        Matthew
            B.        Mark
            *C.      Luke
            D.        John
            E.         Paul

26. Who gave us the Magnificat song in Luke (14J)?
            A.        Zacharias
            B.        Simeon
            *C.      Mary
            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)?
            *A.      Zacharias
            B.        Simeon
            C.        Mary
            D.        The shepherds

29. Who gave us the Gloria in Excelsis song in Luke (14K)?
            A.        Zacharias
            B.        Simeon
            C.        Mary
            *D.      The angels

30. Who gave us the Nunc Dimittis song in Luke (14K)?
            A.        Zacharias
            *B.      Simeon
            C.        Mary
            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
            home (14L)?
            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
            B.        Twins
            *C.      Single child families
            D.        Children of rulers

36. What gospel deals with social justice and the poor more than any other gospel (14N)?
            A.        Matthew
            B.        Mark
            *C.      Luke
            D.        John

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)?
            A.        Barnabas
            B.        Zebedee the father of James and John
            C.        Lazarus
            *D.      Joseph of Arimathea

41.  Of whom is this said:  “covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s
            table” (14P)?
            A.        Dives
            B.        The prodigal son
            *C.      Lazarus
            D.        The servants of Zacchaeus

42.  Who was with Lazarus looking over to the rich man in hell (14P)?
            *A.      Abraham
            B.        Jesus
            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
            brothers (14P)?
            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)?
            A.        Gehenna
            B.        Hades
            *C.      Sheol
            D.        Shamayim

46. Which word for hell was derived from a place where trash was burned (14R)?
            *A.      Gehenna
            B.        Hades
            C.        Sheol
            D.        Shamayim

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)?
            A.        God
            B.        Abraham
            C.        Saint Peter
            *D.      Jesus

49. Jesus said in the end it would be better for which city than for Capernaum because they
            rejected him (14S)?
            *A.      Sodom
            B.        Thebes
            C.        Babylon
            D.        Rome

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