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. After the man and woman are punished, what perpetual punishments are hard and painful?
(a) Cleaning and cooking.
(b) Childbearing and earning a living.
(c) Raising children and housework.
(d) Exercising and working.

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

3. Many technical studies deal with how the God of Israel arose as a fusion of Semitic deities, but what do they fail to ask?
(a) How did all this feel to God?
(b) Of what other cultures was the God of Israel a god?
(c) How this affected the Jews?
(d) What deities were part of this fusion?

4. How is the Hebrew God different from those of Greek mythology?
(a) He has a wife.
(b) He is peaceful at all times.
(c) He takes no action without thinking of man, has no "adventures," and has no divine companions.
(d) He creates a human that is also part god.

5. What is the plot of the Tanakh?
(a) God's desiring to have a self-image, struggling with that self-image when it becomes a maker of self-images, and reaching crisis when he tries and fails to conceal his originating motive from a single exemplar of himself.
(b) To discover where we come from.
(c) God's love for humanity and humanities inabiliy to follow God's laws.
(d) The birth of our world.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author believe God's story deserves?

2. What god is He compared to after his transformation?

3. Believers adore God as the origin of what?

4. What does the Bible show without cover-up?

5. Why is the God of Genesis frustrating?

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