Quiz: Introduction to the Old Testament; Genesis

Question 1

Explain how the teachings of Genesis chapters 1, 2, and 3 shape your personal worldview. Give at least 3 examples from Genesis 1-3, along with a short explanation of each.

Question 2

All of Joseph’s brothers wanted to put him to death out of jealousy.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 3

Abram’s descendants would be slaves in another country for _______.

  1. 100 years
  2. 200 years
  3. 400 years

Question 4

One change after the Flood was that God allowed people to _______.

  1. Wear clothing
  2. Eat meat
  3. Build boats

Question 5

Which of these came after the Fall of mankind?

  1. Work
  2. Marriage
  3. Clothing

Question 6

The God of the Bible is portrayed as _______.

  1. An impersonal force
  2. The divine spark in us all
  3. A personal being

Question 7

Jesus claimed that He came not to _______ the Law but to _______ it.

  1. Fulfill, destroy
  2. Follow, overrule
  3. Destroy, fulfill

Question 8

The ancient _______ were totally lost to history until the early part of the twentieth century.

  1. Hittites
  2. Canaanites
  3. Philistines

Question 9

_______ was built on the banks of the Euphrates River and was famous for its hanging gardens.

  1. Babylon
  2. Nineveh
  3. Ur

Question 10

The proper use of archaeology is to “prove” that the Bible is the Word of God.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 11

The black obelisk of Shalmaneser III depicts which king of Israel bowing down?

  1. Joshua
  2. Jehu
  3. Jotham

Question 12

Jewish tradition affirms that Old Testament prophecy ceased around 400 BC after the ministry of Malachi.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 13

The _______ of Scripture refers to the list of books recognized as divinely inspired and authoritative.

  1. Book
  2. Canon
  3. Council

Question 14

The Hebrew word Torah means “_______” or “_______.”

  1. Law, teaching
  2. Wisdom, principle
  3. Prayer, song

Question 15

One important argument against the Documentary Hypothesis is that the Pentateuch itself declares in many places that Moses is the author.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 16

The book of Genesis covers more time than any other biblical book.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 17

After encountering God in a dream, Jacob changed the city name of Luz to “Bethel,” which means “_______.”

  1. House of bread
  2. House of God
  3. House of mourning

Question 18

The theme of _______ recurs throughout the story of Jacob’s life.

  1. Prosperity
  2. Suffering
  3. Deception

Question 19

The first verse of the Bible introduces God as _______ being.

  1. An absolute
  2. A finite
  3. An absent

Question 20

The creation account in Genesis 1-2 presents an absolute creation from nothing, or creation “_______.”

  1. Ex nihilo
  2. Ex nauseam
  3. Ex nocte

Question 21

One interesting thing to note about the Hebrew word for “create” (bara) is that the subject of this verb is never man, meaning that God alone is the One who creates.

  1. True
  2. False