APOL 500 Exam 1

APOL 500 Exam 1 Liberty University

Set 1

  1. If ‘success’ in apologetics, as Beilby argues, is ‘faithfulness to Jesus Christ,’ which of the following is an example of apologetic success?
  2. The Bible clearly describes a formal system of apologetics, along with a theory of apologetics.
  3. The word apologia is often translated ‘defense.’ However, Christian apologetics is not restricted to responding to objections to the Christian faith. Apologetics also instructs, encourages, refutes, and contends.
  4. Beilby describes a type of apologetics he calls ‘proactive apologetics.’ Which of the following best represents this type of apologetics?
  5. During the early Middle Ages, Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) focused on which of the following?
  6. Given the overall context and trajectory of apologetics in the patristic era, which of the following would be LEAST likely to be used by Augustine (354-430)?
  7. During the early Middle Ages, Anselm (1033-1109) mostly wrote about the relationship between faith and reason.
  8. Beilby suggests that in response to the globalization and multiculturalization of Christianity, apologists
  9. Which of the following significantly influenced Christian apologetics in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries?
  10. In responding to those who were religiously indifferent, or who found the evidence for and against Christianity to be equal, Blaise Pascal (1623-1622) offered what in response?
  11. According to Beilby, all contemporary apologists use one, and only one, particular type of apologetic approach.
  12. Which of the following best fits with what Beilby describes as the “evidentialist strategy”?
  13. The differences between apologists is sometimes based on fundamental differences in theological convictions.
  14. Which of the following ideas seems to be at the heart of religious relativism?
  15. Which of the following statements best fits with the “objection from religious relativism” against apologetics?
  16. Postmodernism and relativism are the same thing.
  17. According to Beilby’s interpretation of Luke 21:14-15, which of the following might be the best response to the “do not prepare beforehand” objection to apologetics?
  18. According to Beilby, what is the “Achilles’ heel” (fatal weakness) of the apologist – a weakness that Beilby thinks must be first acknowledged and then fought?
  19. Which of the following best represents the main point of the “irrelevance of logical arguments” objection to apologetics?
  20. According to Beilby, even though rationalism may take the demand for rational arguments to an extreme, Christian apologetics must still offer rational arguments.
  21. According to Beilby’s analysis of what it takes to do apologetics well, which of the following is most important?
  22. According to Beilby, which of the following seems to be the most important key factor in developing good arguments for apologetics?
  23. According to Groothuis, in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, secularists and cultural relativists seemed to realize that we needed
  24. According to Groothuis’s analysis, which of the following claims actually addresses the question of whether there is purpose in the world?
  25. To what does Groothuis think the reflective person should aspire?
  26. According to Groothuis, Jesus was a philosopher and an apologist.
  27. Which of the following seems to be the main reason that Groothuis thinks that humility is the “cardinal virtue of Christian apologist”?
  28. According to Groothuis, the command in 1 Peter 3:15-16 seems to require more than just telling people that Jesus is the reason for the hope that Christians have.
  29. Using Scripture and references to assigned reading materials, explain (in 3-4 sentences) why it is important for Christians to not have a condescending, arrogant, or dismissive attitude in apologetic encounters.

Set 2

  1. Beilby describes a type of apologetics he calls ‘proactive apologetics.’ Which of the following best represents this type of apologetics?
  2. If ‘success’ in apologetics, as Beilby argues, is ‘faithfulness to Jesus Christ,’ which of the following is an example of apologetic success?
  3. The word apologia is often translated ‘defense.’ However, Christian apologetics is not restricted to responding to objections to the Christian faith. Apologetics also instructs, encourages, refutes, and contends.
  4. The Bible clearly describes a formal system of apologetics, along with a theory of apologetics.
  5. Given the overall context and trajectory of apologetics in the patristic era, which of the following would be LEAST likely to be used by Augustine (354-430)?
  6. During the patristic era (A.D. 100-500), Christian political apologists sought to win civil toleration in the face of persecutions from Nero (64) to Diocletian (284-305), hoping to show that Christians were no threat to political stability.
  7. During the early Middle Ages, Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) focused on which of the following?
  8. As an influential figure in Christian thought in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which of the following is most like what John Locke said?
  9. Beilby suggests that in response to the globalization and multiculturalization of Christianity, apologists
  10. Which of the following significantly influenced Christian apologetics in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries?
  11. Beilby describes what he thinks are meta-apologetic issues. Which of the following questions does NOT address one of the meta-apologetic issues he describes?
  12. According to Beilby, all contemporary apologists use one, and only one, particular type of apologetic approach.
  13. Which of the following best fits with the “Reformed Theology” perspective on the relationship between faith and reason?
  14. Which of the following ideas seems to be at the heart of religious relativism?
  15. Which of the following statements best fits with the “objection from religious relativism” against apologetics?
  16. Some object to apologetics because Christianity is a belief system that has been responsible for oppression and violence.
  17. Which of the following best represents the main point of the “irrelevance of logical arguments” objection to apologetics?
  18. According to Beilby, what is the “Achilles’ heel” (fatal weakness) of the apologist – a weakness that Beilby thinks must be first acknowledged and then fought?
  19. According to Beilby, what is the relationship between apologetics and “meaningful dialogue”?
  20. According to Beilby’s analysis of what it takes to do apologetics well, which of the following is most important?
  21. According to Beilby, which of the following seems to be the most important key factor in developing good arguments for apologetics?
  22. According to Beilby’s analysis, what does it mean to say that Christianity is true?
  23. Groothuis thinks that a compelling case can be made for Christianity, and that Christianity is pertinent to social and political issues.
  24. According to Groothuis’s analysis, which of the following claims actually addresses the question of whether there is purpose in the world?
  25. Throughout his analysis of the human condition and his statements about human hope, Groothuis seems to be advocating apologetics as
  26. According to Groothuis, which of the following best describes the proper relationship between evangelism and apologetics?
  27. According to Groothuis’s analysis of Acts 17, which of the following is the primary reason that Paul’s interaction with the philosophers in Athens provides a proper example of good apologetics?
  28. Which of the following seems to be the main reason that Groothuis thinks that humility is the “cardinal virtue of Christian apologist”?

Set 3

  1. The Bible clearly describes a formal system of apologetics, along with a theory of apologetics.
  2. The word apologia is often translated ‘defense.’ However, Christian apologetics is not restricted to responding to objections to the Christian faith. Apologetics also instructs, encourages, refutes, and contends.
  3. If ‘success’ in apologetics, as Beilby argues, is ‘faithfulness to Jesus Christ,’ which of the following is an example of apologetic success?
  4. During the patristic era (A.D. 100-500), Christian political apologists sought to win civil toleration in the face of persecutions from Nero (64) to Diocletian (284-305), hoping to show that Christians were no threat to political stability.
  5. During the early Middle Ages, Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) focused on which of the following?
  6. During the early Middle Ages, Anselm (1033-1109) mostly wrote about the relationship between faith and reason.
  7. According to Karl Barth, an influential figure of the 20 thcentury, which of the following is the key to good apologetics?
  8. As an influential figure in Christian thought in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which of the following is most like what John Locke said?
  9. In responding to those who were religiously indifferent, or who found the evidence for and against Christianity to be equal, Blaise Pascal (1623-1622) offered what in response?
  10. Groothuis probably thinks that the perennial human questions are merely human, and hope is contained in human efforts alone.
  11. To what does Groothuis think the reflective person should aspire?
  12. According to Groothuis, in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, secularists and cultural relativists seemed to realize that we needed
  13. According to Groothuis, which of the following best describes the proper relationship between evangelism and apologetics?
  14. Which of the following seems to be the main reason that Groothuis thinks that humility is the “cardinal virtue of Christian apologist”?
  15. According to Groothuis, which of the following might be the best reason to direct apologetics toward Christians?
  16. Which of the following best fits with what Beilby describes as the “evidentialist strategy”?
  17. Which of the following best fits with the “Natural Theology” perspective on the relationship between faith and reason, as exemplified in figures such as Thomas Aquinas and John Henry Newman?
  18. Which of the following best fits with the “Reformed Theology” perspective on the relationship between faith and reason?
  19. Which of the following statements best fits with the “objection from skepticism” against apologetics?
  20. Postmodernism and relativism are the same thing.
  21. Which of the following ideas seems to be at the heart of religious relativism?
  22. Based on Beilby’s interpretation of 1 Corinthians 2:4-5, which of the following might be the best response to the assertion that Paul’s repudiation of “wise and persuasive words” is also a repudiation of apologetics?
  23. According to Beilby’s interpretation of Luke 21:14-15, which of the following might be the best response to the “do not prepare beforehand” objection to apologetics?
  24. According to Beilby, what is the relationship between apologetics and “meaningful dialogue”?
  25. According to Beilby, even though rationalism may take the demand for rational arguments to an extreme, Christian apologetics must still offer rational arguments.
  26. According to Beilby, it is best to understand Christianity as
  27. According to Beilby’s analysis of what it takes to do apologetics well, which of the following is most important?
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