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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a "theography?"
(a) A study comparing theology to biographies.
(b) A study of theologian biographies.
(c) A study of Theo the Great.
(d) A study independent of both theology and biography.

2. How does God seem to be taking up ethical matters?
(a) In a zero-tolerance policy.
(b) On a case-by-case basis.
(c) He has a strategic plan for dealing with ethical manners.
(d) He does not care about ethics.

3. How does God show his power to Egypt?
(a) He strikes the Eygyptians with ligntening bolts.
(b) The bloody Passover ritual is performed, the Egyptians first-born sons die, and the Eyptians drown as they pursue the Israelites.
(c) He casts a spell on them.
(d) He appears in a burning bush to Pharaoh.

4. Where does the worst case of brutality in a brutal era take place?
(a) In Canaan.
(b) In Jerusalem.
(c) In Budapest.
(d) In the territory of Benjamin.

5. When did God appear more wild and thunderous than any time before?
(a) In the whirlwind.
(b) In Jerusalem.
(c) In Egypt.
(d) On Mt. Sinai.

6. How long does Moses spend on Mt. Sinai?
(a) Four days and nights.
(b) Forty days and nights.
(c) One day and night.
(d) Forty-five days and nights.

7. What does God take for granted in the scene between Nathan and David?
(a) The poor and weak have a prior claim on his protection.
(b) Nathan and David are brothers.
(c) The wealthy and righteous require his protection.
(d) Nathan and David are friends.

8. How does God identify himself to Moses?
(a) As the God of Man.
(b) As a burning bush.
(c) As a whirlwind.
(d) As the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

9. Who and what does this book reference?
(a) Peter Voulkos, Jon Balestreri, the Sacred Scrolls, and music.
(b) Neil Simon, Oscar Wilde, Louisa May Alcott, Buddhism, and art.
(c) Cervantes, Joan of Arc, the Arc of the Convenant, and art.
(d) Cervantes, Neil Simon, Oscar Wilde, the Qu'ran, and music.

10. On what is Western civilization built?
(a) That Americans are the best.
(b) That one race is superior above all others.
(c) That all men are created equal.
(d) The belief that God created humankind in His own image.

11. What is another name for the Ten Commandments?
(a) The Ten Laws.
(b) The Stone Tablet.
(c) The Decalogue.
(d) God's Rules.

12. What does Nathan's oracle suggest as the reason God adopts Solomon rather than David?
(a) God prefers Solomon to David.
(b) God wants to comfort Solomon at his father's death.
(c) God wants to steal Solomon from David.
(d) God does not like David.

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

14. What happens to God's plan of establishing a nation peacefully obedient to the detailed moral code he promulgated?
(a) It succeeds.
(b) It succeeds somewhat.
(c) It is not as successful as God had planned.
(d) It fails.

15. How is the Bible unique?
(a) It is read by people from many cultures.
(b) It is the most important book that is in existence.
(c) It has been translated into hundreds of languages.
(d) It is a translated classic, read by only a tiny minority in the original language.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the keynote, "The Image and the Original" provide?

2. What is the Tanakh's one God's two strikingly distinct personalities?

3. What does God give to himself as an out from the broken covenant?

4. What element remains dominant in God through the end of 2 Samuel?

5. Why do the Jew leave the text where it is?

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