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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. According to the account in Genesis, God made Eve from what part of Adamís body?
 A rib
 A finger
 A hair
 A drop of blood

 

Question 2. What is another name for the Book of Leviticus?
 Torat Kohanim
 Bereshit
 Lekh-L'kha
 Mishneh Torah

 

Question 3. On what holiday is Ecclesiastes read?
 Rosh Hashanah
 Sukkot
 Shavuot
 Passover

 

Question 4. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
 Ruth
 Jonah
 Esther
 Song of Songs

 

Question 5. The Five Books of Moses is another name for what?
 The Torah
 The Neviíim
 The Talmud
 The Mishnah

 

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

 

Question 7. 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 8. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?
 13
 613
 32
 24

 

Question 9. Who were Rebekahís sons?
 Jacob and Esau
 Cain and Abel
 Nadav and Avihu
 Joseph and Levi

 

Question 10. 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