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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. The Hebrew Bible shows no beginning or end to God, but what does the middle life show?
(a) A progression from action to reaction.
(b) A progression from silence to violence.
(c) A progression from vigor to quiescence.
(d) A progression from happiness to sadness.
2. What has the Tanakh always been?
(a) A guide to the godly life.
(b) The story of God's struggle to be polytheistic.
(c) The story of God's inner conflict being resolved into monotheism.
(d) The change of God from monotheism to polytheism.
3. How is God's interaction with Moses different from that with Abraham?
(a) He is more of a father figure to Moses.
(b) He is kinder to Moses than Abraham.
(c) He less involved in Moses' life than Abraham's.
(d) He refrains from intervening in Abraham's war but will use his might to assist Moses againt Pharaoh.
4. What does God become when Pharaoh legislates that all Israelite boys be killed at birth?
(a) For the second time he becomes a warrior.
(b) For the first time he becomes a warrior.
(c) For the first time he becomes a father.
(d) For the second time he becomes a father.
5. What is the Tanakh's one God's two strikingly distinct personalities?
(a) Abram and Isaac.
(b) Elijah and Matthew.
(c) Jacob and Joseph.
(d) Elohim and Yahweh.
Short Answer Questions
1. What story is told twice and is structurally the same, yet different in the details and mood?
2. How long does Moses spend on Mt. Sinai?
3. To what does the author compare the Biblical writers?
4. How is David indicted under Deuteronomic Law?
5. Although many Westerners have lost belief in God, what continues to set them apart from other cultures?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does God invite readers to do, at which critics might scoff? Why?
2. How is God compared to an immature individual?
3. How does the frightful Yahweh act towards the man and the woman after they are punished and before they are expelled from the garden?
4. Describe the god Baal.
5. On what and whose precept is GOD: A BIOGRAPHY written?
6. How does God deal with humans?
7. How is the Bible different from both saga and classical epic?
8. How can God's inconsistent behavior be understood?
9. What belief continues to set Western civilization apart from, for example, the Japanese?
10. Into what does the Tanakh turn the Israelite's religious experience?
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