God: A Biography Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Jack Miles
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the purpose of Chapter One, the Prelude, "Can God's Life Be Written?"
(a) It establishes Jack Miles' religious beliefs.
(b) It examines God's history throughout time.
(c) It establishes what Jack Miles intends to accomplish in this book.
(d) It examines God's law.

2. Why does God make the world?
(a) He wants family.
(b) He wants someone to love.
(c) He wants friends.
(d) He wants humankind because he wants an image of himself.

3. What story is told twice and is structurally the same, yet different in the details and mood?
(a) The Exodus story.
(b) The Flood story.
(c) The Pharoah story.
(d) The Burning Bush story.

4. The Hebrew Bible shows no beginning or end to God, but what does the middle life show?
(a) A progression from happiness to sadness.
(b) A progression from vigor to quiescence.
(c) A progression from action to reaction.
(d) A progression from silence to violence.

5. What do the Biblical writers do?
(a) They criticize God.
(b) They testify about God.
(c) They ramble on about stories from the past.
(d) They criticize the Israelites.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does God do as he creates the world and populates it with animals in five days?

2. Although many Westerners have lost belief in God, what continues to set them apart from other cultures?

3. How is the Bible unique?

4. What is God's story the key to understanding?

5. Who is the protagonist in the Tanakh?

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