Free Will QuizThe paradox of human free will and God's infinite knowledge and power has troubled Jewish thinkers at every point in Jewish history. How much do you know about this debate?
Question 1. True or false: Jewish tradition assumes that humansí actions are significant in the greater scheme of things.
Question 2. According to Maimonides, Godís "special providence" is limited to
Question 3. Which of the following did not have his/their heart(s) hardened by God?
The Moabite king Sihon
The army of Canaan
Question 4. True or false: At his famous show-down with Ahab on Mount Carmel, the prophet Elijah insinuates that God purposely led the hearts of the sinning Israelites astray.
Question 5. What does the Apocryphal writer Ben Sira believe about predetermination?
That God has predetermined human character from birth
That humanity is divided into two antithetical groups, the godly and the sinners
That human beings are free to choose their individual life paths and must not blame God for their transgressions
All of these
None of these
Question 6. Which Christian thinker's view on free will parallels Maimonides' view?
Question 7. True or false: The Bible has examples of God announcing predetermined events and interfering with individual choices.