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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 does Job choose over God?
(a) Revenge.
(b) Money.
(c) Love.
(d) Justice.

2. Who tempts Yah to impose great suffering on Job?
(a) Mot.
(b) Sab.
(c) Sherah.
(d) Eloh.

3. What is significant about the whirlwind speech?
(a) It is the last time God speaks in the Tanakh.
(b) It is the first time he apologizes for his punishments.
(c) It is his most angry speech.
(d) It is the first time he calls himself Father.

4. Which statement is true based on the traditional interpretation of the Book of Job?
(a) Job consistently trusts that God will vindicate him.
(b) Job is a sinner but is constantly in denial.
(c) Job knows God will not save him.
(d) Job understands why he must repent.

5. Most often, whose words do the prophets speak?
(a) Mary's.
(b) Jesus'.
(c) Joseph's.
(d) God's.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Book of Ruth not gloss over?

2. What is a mistake God will not repeat?

3. What is inherently unstable in God?

4. What celebration marks this event?

5. What does Psalm 2 do nothing short but envision?

Short Essay Questions

1. At what times during the dialogue between God and Job does one see Elohim and Yahweh?

2. Are the three Major Prophets' messages manic depressive and psychotic or sane and calm? Why?

3. Prior to Second Isaiah does God feel joy? Explain.

4. Why is the Tanakh closer in spirit to "Hamlet," rather than "Oedipus Rex?"

5. What is the purpose of Gabriel and Michael?

6. Is the Tanakh a tragedy?

7. How does the Book of Ruth portray men?

8. Why is cultic sacrifice a late development in the Judean culture?

9. What is the gist of Proverbs?

10. Why are Job's speeches NOT subversive?

(see the answer keys)

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