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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is an apocalypse?
(a) A tropical fruit.
(b) A cryptic revelation of imminent destruction.
(c) A dance performed in ancient Egypt.
(d) A prayer of mourning.

2. To what does the author compare a man who has thrown out his whoring wife, then, after she is gone, realizes he loves her no matter the mistakes she has made?
(a) The relationship between God and Israel.
(b) The prostitute that Jesus saves.
(c) The life of Ruth.
(d) Esther's climb to royalty.

3. How is Mordecai's reaction to the plot of Haman different from the reactions by past Jews in similar situations?
(a) He prays to God for help.
(b) He performs mourning rituals, but does not pray to God for his life.
(c) He repents for his sins.
(d) He begs for guidance.

4. How many solutions are there to the "problem of evil?"
(a) Ten.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Seven.

5. God takes notice of problems and acts, but does not reveal this until Isaiah 39.
(a) Gratitude.
(b) Fear.
(c) Kindness.
(d) Love.

6. In Isaiah God is holy because of what, rather than power?
(a) He is loving.
(b) He is all-knowing.
(c) He is other than man and unknowable.
(d) He has holy water.

7. What does God admit in Is. 51:22-23?
(a) He is in control of all situations, because he is the almighty God.
(b) He suggests that he did not control events sufficiently to prevent unmerited suffering.
(c) He almost admits that his punishment went too far.
(d) He feels he did the right thing regarding the Israelites and Canaanites.

8. What is not found in prophecy?
(a) Sanity and calmness.
(b) Fear and wonder.
(c) Mistakes.
(d) False prophecy.

9. Who has been appointed to protect the Jews in the coming war in heaven?
(a) Elisha.
(b) Sab.
(c) Michael.
(d) Gabriel.

10. Who does Daniel 8 introduce?
(a) The devil Satan.
(b) The prophet Elisha.
(c) The angel Gabriel.
(d) The angel Michael.

11. What do the last three Minor Prophets give God?
(a) A promise to spread his word.
(b) A last chance to express himself directly.
(c) An oath to be loyal.
(d) A gift.

12. What is another word for solitude?
(a) Sad.
(b) Peace.
(c) Omnipresence.
(d) Lonely.

13. In what Book is God never mentioned, and the Jews' religion is not even a secondary feature of their identity?
(a) 2 Kings.
(b) Numbers.
(c) Exodus.
(d) Esther.

14. From what is the translation of Ecclesiastes drawn?
(a) The Hebrew word Ecclia, meaning "Cohesion."
(b) The Greek word qohelt, meaning "assemblyman" or "assembler."
(c) The Italian word cliesteria, meaning "cloister."
(d) The Arabic word siasta, meaning "desert."

15. For what do the last three Minor Prophets set the stage?
(a) Confusion.
(b) Change.
(c) Peace.
(d) War.

Short Answer Questions

1. Job is the climax of the Tanakh. What do the books that follow do?

2. What is significant about the whirlwind speech?

3. Why does Elizabethan society read the Bible more than it did the Greeks' writing?

4. What are the earlier Hebrews careful not to do, although their neighbors would have done this?

5. What essence of God is the reptilian goddess?

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