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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. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?
 36
 51
 54
 72

 

Question 2. 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 3. When do scholars think the text of the Book of Esther was written?
 By an eyewitness to the events
 During the First Temple period
 During the Second Temple period
 In the second century CE

 

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

 

Question 5. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?
 1
 2
 7
 12

 

Question 6. What is the name of the son born to Abraham and Hagar (Sarah’s servant)?
 Isaac
 Ishmael
 Joseph
 Lot

 

Question 7. Nevi’im Aharonim is another name for what?
 Former prophets
 Latter prophets
 Kings of Israel
 Writings

 

Question 8. True or false: The Bible as a whole makes no claim for divine authorship.
 True
 False

 

Question 9. Which of the following books was written in part in Aramaic?
 Daniel
 Nehemiah
 Chronicles
 Lamentations

 

Question 10. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?
 Hanukkah
 Sukkot
 Passover
 Shavuot