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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. Which of these is NOT a section of the Hebrew Bible?
 Torah
 Neviíim
 Talmud
 Ketuvim

 

Question 2. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?
 13
 613
 32
 24

 

Question 3. The Five Books of Moses is another name for what?
 The Torah
 The Neviíim
 The Talmud
 The Mishnah

 

Question 4. Which of the following were issues that prophets focused their prophecy on?
 Worshipping idols
 Social ills
 Immoral Behavior
 All of the above

 

Question 5. Where and when is the Book of Lamentations set?
 In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians
 In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Romans
 In Samaria after the division into two kingdoms after King Solomon
 In exile after the conquest of the northern kingdom of Israel by the Assyrian Empire

 

Question 6. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe what event in Jewish history?
 The return to Zion around 538 B.C.E
 The destruction of the Second Temple
 King Davidís affair with Bathsheba
 When King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Arioch to kill all the wise men of Babylon

 

Question 7. Every day in the Temple in Jerusalem the Levites sang:
 The story of creation
 The Song of Songs
 A Psalm for the day of the week
 Hannah's prayer

 

Question 8. Neviíim Aharonim is another name for what?
 Former prophets
 Latter prophets
 Kings of Israel
 Writings

 

Question 9. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?
 Hanukkah
 Sukkot
 Passover
 Shavuot

 

Question 10. True or false: The Bible as a whole makes no claim for divine authorship.
 True
 False