Assessment: Jesus & You (How are You Different or the Same?)


Assessment Jesus and YouTake this quiz at the beginning of a Bible study and again at the study’s end. The goal: assess change in your image of Jesus and yourself. Work quickly. There are no “correct” answers.

Part 1: What Do You Think of Jesus?

Please answer each question with a “yes” (Y) or “no” (N).

      1. Does his mood often go up and down? Y N
      2. Is he a talkative person? Y N
      3. Would being in debt worry him? Y N
      4. Is he rather lively? Y N
      5. Was he ever greedy by helping himself to more than his share of anything? Y N
      6. Would he take drugs that may have strange or dangerous effects? Y N
      7. Has he ever blamed someone for doing something he knew was really his fault? Y N
      8. Does he prefer to go his own way rather than act by the rules? Y N
      9. Does he often feel “fed-up”? Y N
      10. Has he ever taken anything (even a pin or button) that belonged to someone else? Y N
      11. Would he call himself a nervous person? Y N
      12. Does he think marriage is old-fashioned and should be done away with? Y N
      13. Can he easily get some life into a rather dull party? Y N
      14. Is he a worrier? Y N
      15. Does he tend to keep in the background on social occasions? Y N
      16. Does it worry him if he knows there are mistakes in his work? Y N
      17. Has he ever cheated at a game? Y N
      18. Does he suffer from “nerves”? Y N
      19. Has he ever taken advantage of someone? Y N
      20. Is he mostly quiet when he is with other people? Y N
      21. Does he often feel lonely? Y N
      22. Does he think it is better to follow society’s rules than go his own way? Y N
      23. Do other people think of him as being very lively? Y N
      24. Does he always practice what he preaches? Y N

 

Part 2: What Do You Think About Yourself?

Do not look at your answers to questions 1-24.

      1. Does your mood often go up and down? Y N
      2. Are you a talkative person? Y N
      3. Would being in debt worry you? Y N
      4. Are you rather lively? Y N
      5. Were you ever greedy by helping yourself to more than your share of anything? Y N
      6. Would you take drugs which may have strange or dangerous effects? Y N
      7. Have you ever blamed someone for doing something you knew was really your fault? Y N
      8. Do you prefer to go your own way rather than act by the rules? Y N
      9. Do you often feel “fed-up”? Y N
      10. Have you ever taken anything (even a pin or button) that belonged to someone else? Y N
      11. Would you call yourself a nervous person? Y N
      12. Do you think marriage is old-fashioned and should be done away with? Y N
      13. Can you easily get some life into a rather dull party? Y N
      14. Are you a worrier? Y N
      15. Do you tend to keep in the background on social occasions? Y N
      16. Does it worry you if you know there are mistakes in your work? Y N
      17. Have you ever cheated at a game? Y N
      18. Do you suffer from “nerves”? Y N
      19. Have you ever taken advantage of someone? Y N
      20. Are you mostly quiet when you are with other people? Y N
      21. Do you often feel lonely? Y N
      22. Do you think it is better to follow society’s rules than go your own way? Y N
      23. Do other people think of you as being very lively? Y N
      24. Do you always practice what you preach? Y N

— by Scot McKnight, adapted from his book The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible.

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