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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who are the three major prophets?
(a) John, Jesus, Jacob.
(b) Isaac, Joseph, Mark.
(c) Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel.
(d) Edward, Ishmael, Jesse.
2. Which statement is true based on the traditional interpretation of the Book of Job?
(a) Job knows God will not save him.
(b) Job consistently trusts that God will vindicate him.
(c) Job is a sinner but is constantly in denial.
(d) Job understands why he must repent.
3. Who has God come to prefer?
(a) The righteous.
(b) The pious commoner.
(c) The wealthy.
(d) The ungrateful.
4. 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) It descends from a medieval society for whom the Bible is its only literature.
(c) They are drawn to the way the Bible is written.
(d) It is in English, so they can better understand it than other literature.
5. For what does the polytheistic retelling make up?
(a) The negativity towards monotheism.
(b) The lack of depth found in God's character.
(c) The belief that God is one-sided and superficial.
(d) The Tanakh's lack of clarity and sense of relative inevitability.
6. Job is the climax of the Tanakh. What do the books that follow do?
(a) They reiterate the past books.
(b) They are sad and dreary.
(c) Mark time and lull.
(d) They are full of adventures.
7. Who is Sherah?
(a) Abraham's wife.
(b) The messiah.
(c) God's companion.
(d) A goddess of creativity, wisdom, and skill.
8. How is God allowing himself to be transformed in Isaiah?
(a) To a more wrath-filled God.
(b) To be emotionally transformed from his wrathful, vengeful, remorseful past.
(c) To an unhappy and unloved God.
(d) To a wrathful, vengeful, and remorseful God.
9. What do these contradictions reveal?
(a) A confused God.
(b) Misinterpretations by translators.
(c) A God in distress.
(d) All that is required of believers.
10. 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) Esther's climb to royalty.
(b) The life of Ruth.
(c) The prostitute that Jesus saves.
(d) The relationship between God and Israel.
11. This Book is about love and marriage.
12. What messages frequently contradict one another?
(a) The prophetic messages.
(b) The Sermon on the Mount messages.
(c) The Flood messages.
(d) The Creation messages.
13. What does the Book of Ruth not gloss over?
(a) The difficulties of marriage.
(b) The evil of men.
(c) The difficulties of life.
(d) The unfairness of God.
14. How are the Jews saved?
(a) They are given a one-day immunity to wreak vengeance on their enemies and claim 75,000 lives.
(b) God sends a flood to kill the enemy.
(c) God comes down from heaven in all his glory and wreaks havok upon the enemy.
(d) Ruth gathers up her people and leads them in a second mass exodus.
15. What does Psalm 2 do nothing short but envision?
(a) A world empire led by God's anointed king/messiah.
(b) A peaceful world.
(c) A war zone.
(d) An apocalypse.
Short Answer Questions
1. God takes notice of problems and acts, but does not reveal this until Isaiah 39.
2. What follows the apocalypse?
3. How is his presence different in Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, and Psalms?
4. Why does Haman want the Jews annihilated?
5. What is a mistake God will not repeat?
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