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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. How can God's "steadfast love" be translated?
(a) Fatherly love.
(b) Strong love.
(c) A fierce mutual loyalty between liege and vassal.
(d) Steady love.

2. Why does the Tanakh begin with its climax and descend from there?
(a) God is excited about his creation and grows more and more disinterested as time goes by.
(b) Confidence at the time of creation seems to blind God to the consequences of his actions, and he grows quieter the better he comes to understand the course of history.
(c) This is the traditional middle eastern form of story telling.
(d) The Jews want to capture the attention of the reader, so by placing the climax at the beginning, it attracts and keeps the reader's attention.

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

4. What is another word for solitude?
(a) Sad.
(b) Lonely.
(c) Peace.
(d) Omnipresence.

5. This Book is about love and marriage.
(a) Ruth.
(b) Esther.
(c) Ecceliastes.
(d) Numbers.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Book of Job is the Tanakh's most conscious confrontation with what side of God?

2. What is there a sense of in Psalms?

3. How does God refer to himself as female?

4. Where is the Bible's first apocalypse recorded?

5. What else does the God of Heaven want to be?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does it say in Isaiah about God's opinion of punishment?

2. Why does God need the prophets?

3. What proof is there that Job silences God?

4. What lesson did God's demand for Isaac's sacrifice teach? Give an example.

5. How does God begin when he creates the world and all that is on it?

6. How does the Book of Ruth portray men?

7. Is the Tanakh a tragedy?

8. How is the love between the man and wife before and after the reconciliation?

9. What has happened to the practice of circumcision by the time Psalms is written?

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

(see the answer keys)

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