Saturday, January 26, 2008

January Quiz (Torah)

Multiple Choice. Select the one correct answer:

1. God made a covenant with Noah symbolized by

a. the dividing of an animal in sacrifice
b. gentle rain
c. circumcision
d. the rainbow
e. a dove descending from above

2. In Genesis God promises Abraham
a. land and progeny
b. guidance and protection
c. wealth and land
d. lineage in government
e. long life

3. Who was the child of Hagar and Abraham?
a. Dinah
b. Esau
c. Isaac
d. Ishmael

4. Whose story involved the following: the city of Nahor, a water jar, and Isaac?
a. Hagar's
b. Leah's
c. Rebekah's
d. Sarah's

5. Joseph rose to power in Egypt by
a. birth
b. early life in the house of Pharoah
c. interpretation of Pharoah's dreams
d. administrative genius
e. knowledge of Egyptian government

6. Moses' father-in-law, Jethro, advised him
a. concerning the route to take through the desert of Midian
b. to choose able men as judges
c. how to survive in the desert
d. on religious observances
e. to find an oasis and re-group

7. "Your name shall no more be called _______ but Israel" was said of
a. Abraham
b. Isaac
c. Joseph
d. Jacob

8. The Ten Commandments are recorded in which two books?
a. Genesis and Numbers
b. Exodus and Numbers
c. Exodus and Deuteronomy
d. Numbers and Deuteronomy

9. "Hear, O Israel: the lord our God is one Lord" is found in
a. Genesis
b. Exodus
c. Leviticus
d. Numbers
e. Deuteronomy

10. Who was Ishmael's mother?
a. Hagar
b. Hannah
c. Rebekkah
d. Zipporah

11. Which of the following was not a brother of Joseph?
a. Ephraim
b. Levi
c. Judah
d. Simeon

12. "Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea" is a quotation from which of the following?
a. Aaron
b. Balaam
c. Joshua
d. Miriam

13. According to Leviticus, what happens to all who curse father or mother?
a. They should be driven out from the people
b. They should be put to death
c. They should go to the priests to be purified
d. They should offer a sacrifice

14. In Deuteronomy, God's choice of Israel to be a people for God's own possession is said to be on account of what?
a. God's forgiveness and understanding.
b. God's love and promise.
c. Israel's love and patience.
d. Israel's righteousness and mercy.

Short Answer. Give a description of each of the following:

Shiphrah and Puah:


The Year of Jubilee:

Ten Commandments (Are these universal laws for all people for all time or particular laws for a particular people at a particular time? Or some combination?):

Longer Answer Robert Frost wrote that he had a “lover’s quarrel with the world.” May people find that they have a lover’s quarrel with the Bible. What is your relationship with the Bible? Do you take it or leave it? Does it compel you or repel you? Are you familiar with it or unfamiliar? Does the Bible reveal divine truth or human superstition? What do people mean when they say the Bible is the Word of God? What about the character “God” in the Bible? What do you make of him? Is he real? Is he a literary character? What word would you use to describe the literature of the Bible? History? Fiction? Saga? Use these questions to ignite others you have about the Bible and to guide you as you answer this question: What would you like to get out of this exercise of reading the Bible cover to cover?


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