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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 is Joab?
2. Some fugitives of King Saul make contact with who in Chapter 13?
3. In Chapter 21, Sage says that Absalom has but one recourse. What is it?
4. According to the author in Chapter 19, how old was David?
5. Who is Absalom?
Short Essay Questions
1. What gift does David claim to have in Chapter 23? Explain.
2. Discuss what mothers told their children in the past, according to the author. What do mothers tell their children now?
3. Describe Saul before becoming a mad king.
4. How did Saul feel when he prayed?
5. Why did David flee the kingdom alone in Chapter 10?
6. Briefly examine Absalom's beliefs, as seen in Chapter 21.
7. According to the author, why does God give unworthy people His power?
8. What was the purpose of the dialogue between the young boy and the guardian in Chapter 19?
9. According to the author, why does Saul make decisions that can be misleading and dishonorable?
10. What did the old mighty soldier of David say he learned from David?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One definition of madness is "mental delusion or the eccentric behavior arising from it." Discuss how Saul's apparent madness and irrational behavior plays an important role. Can Saul's madness be judged reasonable? Explain the significance of the "madness" to the story as a whole.
Essay Topic 2
Spirituality is extremely important to David. Cite and explain 3 examples of David's spirituality.
Essay Topic 3
How did the overall story change your way of thinking? Or, explain how the story validated or affirmed your thinking? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.
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