God: A Biography Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what might critics scoff?

2. How does God indicate his sense of mercy might outweigh his sense of justice?

3. When did God appear more wild and thunderous than any time before?

4. 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?

5. What are the ways David is indicted under Deuteronomic Law?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are two firsts mentioned near the beginning of the chapter?

3. What promise does God keep in Joshua?

4. What is the first prohibition after the flood?

5. What is "new historicism?"

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

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

8. What does Exodus conclude with Moses constructing?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

God's creation does not turn out as expected from the beginning.

Part 1) Why do Adam and Eve disobey God?

Part 2) What does God require of Adam and Eve?

Part 3) How does God handle this disobedience?

Essay Topic 2

Later in Genesis God deals with one man, Abram/Abraham.

Part 1) What aspect of Abram's life is God's primary concern?

Part 2) How does this control affect Abram's life?

Part 3) Why do you think God is so concerned with this one man and specifically one aspect of this man?

Essay Topic 3

Why does God strike up a deal with Satan? How does the Book of Job examine the dark side of God? How does God's biography differ from traditional fables?

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