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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Although many Westerners have lost belief in God, what continues to set them apart from other cultures?
(a) Humanitarianism.
(b) The Puritan work ethic.
(c) They speak English.
(d) The religiocultural legacy.

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

3. What do the Biblical writers do?
(a) They ramble on about stories from the past.
(b) They testify about God.
(c) They criticize God.
(d) They criticize the Israelites.

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

5. What has the Tanakh always been?
(a) A guide to the godly life.
(b) The change of God from monotheism to polytheism.
(c) The story of God's struggle to be polytheistic.
(d) The story of God's inner conflict being resolved into monotheism.

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

7. How does God come to understand that he wants to limit and channel the gift of procreation?
(a) Through his thoughts.
(b) After Adam takes a bite from the apple.
(c) Through man.
(d) After creating the earth.

8. 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) The wealthy and righteous require his protection.
(c) Nathan and David are friends.
(d) Nathan and David are brothers.

9. What is the Tanakh's one God's two strikingly distinct personalities?
(a) Jacob and Joseph.
(b) Elohim and Yahweh.
(c) Elijah and Matthew.
(d) Abram and Isaac.

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

11. On what promise does God make good?
(a) To love his followers.
(b) To use foreign nations as instruments to punish his erstwhile convenant partner.
(c) To destroy Israel a second time.
(d) To protect his people.

12. Why should God fall in love with David?
(a) David is sweet.
(b) Everyone else hates David.
(c) David is handsome.
(d) Everyone else does.

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

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

15. How does God create a male?
(a) From dust.
(b) From a rib.
(c) From the sea.
(d) From the sky.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the Bible unique?

2. Who is the protagonist in the Tanakh?

3. What are the ways David is indicted under Deuteronomic Law?

4. How does God seem to be taking up ethical matters?

5. How does God indicate his sense of mercy might outweigh his sense of justice?

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