God: A Biography Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What can one gain from examining the Bible as a literary biography of God?
(a) Once can learn the truths of the Bible and convert.
(b) One can become closer to God and his infinite wisdom and strength.
(c) Insight into the Western ideal of character without having to subscribe to the religious trappings of Judaism or Christianity.
(d) Understanding of how perfect God is.

3. What does the Bible show without cover-up?
(a) Prophets whose stories compliment one another.
(b) The purity of the Israelites.
(c) God as anything but a saint.
(d) God as a saint.

4. Why does the author use the Jewish canon, or Tanakh, for study?
(a) It more clearly shows God's progression from action to words to silence and facilitates in following God's "career."
(b) It is in contrast to the Christian format.
(c) It is in the original form.
(d) The author is Jewish.

5. For what acronym is "Tanakh?"
(a) Taliya, "describe," newsome, "interpret," and kettlyn, "evaluate."
(b) Torah, "teaching," nebim, "prophets," and ketubim, "writings."
(c) Tambor, "muse," nell, "god," and kell, "sanctity."
(d) Tyra, "speaker," nebular, "cosmic," and ketchem, "source."

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the Christians move the prophets from the middle to the end?

2. What do both Jews and Christians concede without blasphemy?

3. What is the order of the Jewish text?

4. What is the order of the Christian text?

5. Who is the protagonist in the Tanakh?

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