God: A Biography Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do critics and scholars differ?
(a) What colleges they attend.
(b) How to approach literary characters.
(c) Their beliefs about what is literature.
(d) How they study poetry.

2. 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 this affected the Jews?
(b) How did all this feel to God?
(c) Of what other cultures was the God of Israel a god?
(d) What deities were part of this fusion?

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

4. What is different about these two texts?
(a) They are in different orders.
(b) They have different subject matter.
(c) They are from two different cultures.
(d) They have varying beliefs.

5. To what literary character does the author compare God?
(a) Don Quixote.
(b) Jo March.
(c) Juliette.
(d) Caesar.

Short Answer Questions

1. What can one gain from examining the Bible as a literary biography of God?

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

3. What is a "theography?"

4. For what acronym is "Tanakh?"

5. To what have believers grown accustomed?

(see the answer key)

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