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. How is his presence different in Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, and Psalms?
(a) He reappears.
(b) He reappears but is silent.
(c) He leads his flock to heaven.
(d) God becomes a present absence, quite gone and missed.

2. What part of God is impulsive?
(a) Yah.
(b) Mot.
(c) John.
(d) El.

3. In the Book of Job, from whom does God take a bet?
(a) Yahweh.
(b) Satan.
(c) Job.
(d) Elohim.

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

5. Why does Elizabethan society read the Bible more than it did the Greeks' writing?
(a) They are drawn to the way the Bible is written.
(b) Queen Elizabeth forbids all literature other than the Bible.
(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. Why might monotheism have spread 500 years before Christianity?
(a) If the Jews had not died out.
(b) If Ezra had insisted the Jews marry into other cultures.
(c) If the Jews had kept their faith in God.
(d) If Ezra had not demanded the remnant of the Jews to divorce their non-Jewish wives and expel their children.

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

8. What need not always be an element in either Jewish identity or Jewish self-defense?
(a) Adhering to the Ten Commandments.
(b) Belief in the creation story.
(c) Fidelity to the Jewish religion.
(d) The clothing requirements decreed by God.

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

10. 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?
(a) Peace.
(b) Anger.
(c) Fear.
(d) Love.

11. The Book of Job is the Tanakh's most conscious confrontation with what side of God?
(a) The emotional side.
(b) The caring side.
(c) The fatherly side.
(d) The destructive or demonic side.

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

13. God reduces Job to silence, but what does Job do to God thereafter?
(a) He harrasses him.
(b) He humiliates him.
(c) Silences him.
(d) He embarrasses him.

14. How is God allowing himself to be transformed in Isaiah?
(a) To a wrathful, vengeful, and remorseful God.
(b) To be emotionally transformed from his wrathful, vengeful, remorseful past.
(c) To an unhappy and unloved God.
(d) To a more wrath-filled God.

15. What are the earlier Hebrews careful not to do, although their neighbors would have done this?
(a) Sexualize God.
(b) Fear God.
(c) Emotionalize God.
(d) Anger God.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Daniel 8 introduce?

2. This Book is a cycle of poems about young lovers attributed to King Solomon.

3. Which statement is true based on the traditional interpretation of the Book of Job?

4. What is an apocalypse?

5. Who is a Jewish orphan who later marries Ahasuerus, the king of Persia?

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