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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 element remains dominant in God through the end of 2 Samuel?
(a) His love.
(b) His fatherly qualities.
(c) The Baalist element.
(d) The Elohim element.

2. What do the Biblical writers do?
(a) They ramble on about stories from the past.
(b) They criticize the Israelites.
(c) They testify about God.
(d) They criticize God.

3. At the end of which character's spectacularly successful career does he deliver his final speech in Shechem, and Israel responds at a pitch of enthusiasm never again reached?
(a) Jesus.
(b) Joshua.
(c) Isaiah.
(d) Joseph.

4. What is different about these two texts?
(a) They are from two different cultures.
(b) They have different subject matter.
(c) They are in different orders.
(d) They have varying beliefs.

5. What is discovered early in the Book of Judges?
(a) The Benjaminites are all eliminated.
(b) Not all the Canaanites are eliminated.
(c) The Canaanites are their friends.
(d) The Benjaminites are overpopulating the planet.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the unifying principle of the Tanakh?

2. How does God tell Moses to clear Canaan of its natives?

3. On what is Western civilization built?

4. How and why does God create a female?

5. What is unimportant in Genesis 1, but becomes a matter of shame in Genesis 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the Bible different from both saga and classical epic?

2. Under Joshua, what does Israel do?

3. What part of Abram/Abraham does God personally control?

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

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

6. What are the "Deuteronomistic History?"

7. How is Elijah's "death" different from those of Jacob, Moses, Joshua, and David?

8. How is God compared to modern actors and Don Quixote?

9. What are three ways in which God is different from the gods of Greek mythology?

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

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