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Bible Quiz

The Hebrew Bible is hardly bound by its covers; it has inspired significant commentary and criticism. How much do you know about the contents of the Bible, and about biblical scholarship?



Question 1. What are the names of the three major prophets whose extensive writings are the longest in Nevi’im Aharonim?
 Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel
 Joshua, Samuel, and David
 Solomon, David, and Saul
 Elijah, Elisha, and Nathan

 

Question 2. Why do many modern Bible scholars believe that the Torah had multiple authors or redactors?
 Because the Torah has internal contradictions
 Because there are shifts in language between different sections of the Torah
 Because different sections of the Torah reflect different outlooks
 All of these reasons

 

Question 3. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?
 13
 613
 32
 24

 

Question 4. True or False: Tamar was impregnated by her father-in-law.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. What is the Masoretic Text?
 The traditionally correct text of the Hebrew Bible, established by a group of scholars between the sixth and tenth centuries
 The oldest extant text of the Book of Genesis
 An ancient Jewish text that didn't make it into the biblical canon
 Another name for pseudepigrapha

 

Question 6. Which of the following prophets doesn't have a book named after him?
 Isaiah
 Elijah
 Samuel
 Joshua

 

Question 7. According to rabbinic tradition, who is the author of Song of Songs?
 King Hezekiah
 King David
 King Solomon
 Jeremiah

 

Question 8. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?
 1
 2
 7
 12

 

Question 9. Nevi’im Aharonim is another name for what?
 Former prophets
 Latter prophets
 Kings of Israel
 Writings

 

Question 10. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
 Ruth
 Jonah
 Esther
 Song of Songs