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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a "theography?"
(a) A study of theologian biographies.
(b) A study independent of both theology and biography.
(c) A study comparing theology to biographies.
(d) A study of Theo the Great.

2. Why does the author use the Jewish canon, or Tanakh, for study?
(a) It is in the original form.
(b) The author is Jewish.
(c) It more clearly shows God's progression from action to words to silence and facilitates in following God's "career."
(d) It is in contrast to the Christian format.

3. For what acronym is "Tanakh?"
(a) Tambor, "muse," nell, "god," and kell, "sanctity."
(b) Tyra, "speaker," nebular, "cosmic," and ketchem, "source."
(c) Taliya, "describe," newsome, "interpret," and kettlyn, "evaluate."
(d) Torah, "teaching," nebim, "prophets," and ketubim, "writings."

4. How does God seem to be taking up ethical matters?
(a) In a zero-tolerance policy.
(b) He has a strategic plan for dealing with ethical manners.
(c) On a case-by-case basis.
(d) He does not care about ethics.

5. Who is the protagonist in the Tanakh?
(a) God.
(b) Noah.
(c) Abraham.
(d) Job.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does David do before the ark?

2. What is discovered early in the Book of Judges?

3. How does God create a male?

4. What does war do to God?

5. What is the Tanakh's one God's two strikingly distinct personalities?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Neil Simon take for granted when he writes the play "God's Favorite?"

2. What is "new historicism?"

3. What promise does God keep in Joshua?

4. Into what does the Tanakh turn the Israelite's religious experience?

5. How do the Israelites respond to Moses leading them in the desert? How does God respond to them?

6. What are the "Deuteronomistic History?"

7. How does God show mercy towards the Israelites after the destruction in Deuteronomy?

8. How can one gain insight into the Western ideal of character without being Jewish or Christian?

9. Whose traits does one see in God in 2 Samuel?

10. What does God invite readers to do, at which critics might scoff? Why?

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