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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What do these contradictions reveal?
(a) Misinterpretations by translators.
(b) All that is required of believers.
(c) A confused God.
(d) A God in distress.

3. What is inherently unstable in God?
(a) God's wrath.
(b) His love for humankind.
(c) Fusion of personalities.
(d) His creation.

4. Why might monotheism have spread 500 years before Christianity?
(a) If the Jews had kept their faith in God.
(b) If the Jews had not died out.
(c) If Ezra had not demanded the remnant of the Jews to divorce their non-Jewish wives and expel their children.
(d) If Ezra had insisted the Jews marry into other cultures.

5. Where do Eloh and Yah send ferocious Sab?
(a) To the burning pits of hell.
(b) To the burning bush to speak with Moses.
(c) To kill the Israelites.
(d) To rescue the Israelites from the Egyptians.

6. What follows the apocalypse?
(a) A crowd of enthusiasts.
(b) A definitive divine intervention at the end of time.
(c) A feast.
(d) A casket.

7. 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) 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.
(c) God is excited about his creation and grows more and more disinterested as time goes by.
(d) This is the traditional middle eastern form of story telling.

8. Since Job does not repent for offenses he did not commit, who must repent?
(a) God.
(b) Satan.
(c) Job will still repent because that is God's wish.
(d) His friends.

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

10. Why does Haman want the Jews annihilated?
(a) He has an obsession with murder.
(b) Mordecai, a Jew, offends him.
(c) He fears the Jews.
(d) He does not like the king's wife.

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

12. How does God appear to Job?
(a) As a burning bush.
(b) As a volcano.
(c) As a lightening bolt.
(d) As a whirlwind.

13. After the Babylonians are defeated by the Persians, what do the Judeans begin to be called?
(a) Jews.
(b) Persians.
(c) Israelites.
(d) Judes.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the suggestion for why God did not dispense with Job rather than argue with him?

2. What is NOT God's motive for creating humankind, making a covenant with Abraham, delivering Israel from Egypt, or driving the Canaanites from the land before them?

3. What premise do Job's friends take?

4. What is not found in prophecy?

5. How is Mordecai's reaction to the plot of Haman different from the reactions by past Jews in similar situations?

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