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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. Who and what does this book reference?
(a) Cervantes, Neil Simon, Oscar Wilde, the Qu'ran, and music.
(b) Neil Simon, Oscar Wilde, Louisa May Alcott, Buddhism, and art.
(c) Cervantes, Joan of Arc, the Arc of the Convenant, and art.
(d) Peter Voulkos, Jon Balestreri, the Sacred Scrolls, and music.

2. What is the plot of the Tanakh?
(a) God's love for humanity and humanities inabiliy to follow God's laws.
(b) The birth of our world.
(c) To discover where we come from.
(d) God's desiring to have a self-image, struggling with that self-image when it becomes a maker of self-images, and reaching crisis when he tries and fails to conceal his originating motive from a single exemplar of himself.

3. What happens to God's plan of establishing a nation peacefully obedient to the detailed moral code he promulgated?
(a) It succeeds.
(b) It is not as successful as God had planned.
(c) It succeeds somewhat.
(d) It fails.

4. What god is He compared to after his transformation?
(a) Mab.
(b) Buddha.
(c) Baal.
(d) Bathseba.

5. How does God identify himself to Moses?
(a) As the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
(b) As a burning bush.
(c) As the God of Man.
(d) As a whirlwind.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the keynote, "The Image and the Original" provide?

2. On what promise does God make good?

3. What is understood and not concealed about God?

4. What does David do before the ark?

5. What must God do to maintain contact with the remnant that survives destruction?

Short Essay Questions

1. What belief continues to set Western civilization apart from, for example, the Japanese?

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

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

4. Under Joshua, what does Israel do?

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

6. Describe the god Baal.

7. How does the frightful Yahweh act towards the man and the woman after they are punished and before they are expelled from the garden?

8. What is the first prohibition after the flood?

9. How can God's inconsistent behavior be understood?

10. How are the two personalities of God different?

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