God: A Biography Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What else does the God of Heaven want to be?
(a) The Father of man.
(b) The Wife of Israel.
(c) The God of Earth.
(d) The God of the Sea.

2. What is a mistake God will not repeat?
(a) Arguing with Job.
(b) Creating humankind.
(c) Anger towards his people.
(d) Prophecy.

3. What part of God's character is calm and benign?
(a) Mot.
(b) Sab.
(c) Eloh.
(d) Yah.

4. Even the goodness he sees in his own work did not bring God this.
(a) Joy.
(b) Disappointment.
(c) Disapproval.
(d) Anger.

5. Why does Elizabethan society read the Bible more than it did the Greeks' writing?
(a) Queen Elizabeth forbids all literature other than the Bible.
(b) They are drawn to the way the Bible is written.
(c) It is in English, so they can better understand it than other literature.
(d) It descends from a medieval society for whom the Bible is its only literature.

6. What book of the Bible has long been a favorite in literary circles?
(a) John.
(b) Matthew.
(c) Job.
(d) Mark.

7. What does Psalm 2 do nothing short but envision?
(a) A war zone.
(b) An apocalypse.
(c) A world empire led by God's anointed king/messiah.
(d) A peaceful world.

8. This Book is a cycle of poems about young lovers attributed to King Solomon.
(a) Song of Songs.
(b) Psalms.
(c) Job.
(d) Proverbs.

9. What does prophecy combine?
(a) Meaning, movement, and morals.
(b) Teaching, tutoring, and tilling.
(c) Preaching, politics, and poetry.
(d) Reading, religion, and reason.

10. This Book is about love and marriage.
(a) Ruth.
(b) Ecceliastes.
(c) Esther.
(d) Numbers.

11. What happens to most of the men in the Book of Ruth?
(a) They are weak.
(b) They die.
(c) They abuse women.
(d) They are in power.

12. Which statement is true based on the traditional interpretation of the Book of Job?
(a) Job consistently trusts that God will vindicate him.
(b) Job is a sinner but is constantly in denial.
(c) Job understands why he must repent.
(d) Job knows God will not save him.

13. What is there a sense of in Psalms?
(a) Remorse.
(b) Distrust and sadness among the Israelites.
(c) Israel is tired of their God and wanting a savior.
(d) A growing sense that Israel is bravely and patiently waiting for God to resume his leading role.

14. Why does the Tanakh begin with its climax and descend from there?
(a) Confidence at the time of creation seems to blind God to the consequences of his actions, and he grows quieter the better he comes to understand the course of history.
(b) God is excited about his creation and grows more and more disinterested as time goes by.
(c) The Jews want to capture the attention of the reader, so by placing the climax at the beginning, it attracts and keeps the reader's attention.
(d) This is the traditional middle eastern form of story telling.

15. Who is a Jewish orphan who later marries Ahasuerus, the king of Persia?
(a) Esther.
(b) Ruth.
(c) Bathsheba.
(d) Mary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another word for solitude?

2. From what is the translation of Ecclesiastes drawn?

3. What effect does God's decision to take the bet have on Job?

4. In Isaiah God is holy because of what, rather than power?

5. How does God refer to himself as female?

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