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. With what is God satisfied regarding various nations?

2. What does God do as he creates the world and populates it with animals in five days?

3. Where does the worst case of brutality in a brutal era take place?

4. What does God take for granted in the scene between Nathan and David?

5. How does God come to understand that he wants to limit and channel the gift of procreation?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the first prohibition after the flood?

3. How do the Israelites respond to Moses leading them in the desert? How does God respond to them?

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

5. By using foreign nations to punish his people, how is God opening the door to other nations?

6. Describe the god Baal.

7. How does God show mercy towards the Israelites after the destruction in Deuteronomy?

8. In Gen. 4-11, how does God the Destroyer feel toward human beings?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

There are many firsts that occur between Moses and God.

Part 1) How does God appear to Moses? How does God identify himself?

Part 2) What/whose behavior does God begin exhibiting?

Part 3) Why do you think God's behavior has changed?

Essay Topic 3

Initially after the flood God prohibits humans from killing one another or eating any other creature alive.

Part 1) Do humans follow this rule? Explain.

Part 2) What seems to be God's opinion later on humans killing one another, as well as other living creatures?

Part 3) If one could ask God today his opinion on killing living creatures what do you think would be his response? Why?

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