God: A Biography Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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 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) God's love for humanity and humanities inabiliy to follow God's laws.
(c) To discover where we come from.
(d) The birth of our world.

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

3. What is God's story the key to understanding?
(a) Asian character by non-Easterners and non-believers.
(b) Western character by non-Westerners and non-believers.
(c) Eastern character by non-Easterners and non-believers.
(d) Mesopotamian character by non-Mesopotamians and non-believers.

4. What is understood and not concealed about God?
(a) His relationship with Ruth.
(b) His influence on the Prophets.
(c) His opinion of the Book of Esther.
(d) The set of inner contradictions in God.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Before moving on to the Book of Exodus, what does Miles do?

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?

3. What does humanity reflect?

4. What is unimportant in Genesis 1, but becomes a matter of shame in Genesis 2?

5. What does God do when displeased by some human action or inaction?

(see the answer key)

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