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

 

Question 2. What are the names of the three major prophets whose extensive writings are the longest in Neviíim Aharonim?
 Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel
 Joshua, Samuel, and David
 Solomon, David, and Saul
 Elijah, Elisha, and Nathan

 

Question 3. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?
 Hanukkah
 Sukkot
 Passover
 Shavuot

 

Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. How many minor prophets are there?
 5
 7
 8
 12

 

Question 7. The Five Books of Moses is another name for what?
 The Torah
 The Neviíim
 The Talmud
 The Mishnah

 

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

 

Question 9. 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 10. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
 Ruth
 Jonah
 Esther
 Song of Songs