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1. What does the word "bible" mean
a. Greek for book
b. Latin for revelation
c. Hebrew for oracle
d. Aramaic for inspired

2. How many books are in the Bible?
a. 12
b. 27
c. 39
d. 66

3. How many books are in the Old Testament?
a. 12
b. 27
c. 39
d. 66

4. How many books are in the New Testament?
a. 12
b. 27
c. 39
d. 66

5. How many human authors were used to write the Bible?
a. 66
b. at least 40
c. 39
d. 27

6. The Bible was written over how many years?
a. about 2500 years
b. about 1600 years
c. about 1100 years
d. about 70 years

7. The Old Testament was written over how many years?
a. about 3500 years
b. about 1600 years
c. about 1100 years
d. about 70 years

8. The New Testament was written over how many years?
a. about 2500 years
b. about 1600 years
c. about 1100 years
d. about 70 years

9. The Hebrew Old Testament was divided into how many units?
a. 3 (the Law, the Psalms & the Prophets)
b. 5 (the Law, the History, the Poetry, the Major Prophets
&                         the Minor Prophets)
c. 4 (the Law, the Psalms, the Major Prophets, the Minor
     Prophets)
d. 6 (the Law, the History, the Psalms, the Wisdom Literature,
     the Prophets, the Apocrypha)

10. The English Old Testament is divided into how many units?
a. 3 (the Law, the Psalms & the Prophets)
b. 5 (the Law, the History, the Poetry, the Major Prophets &
     the Minor Prophets)
c. 4 (the Law, the Psalms, the Major Prophets, the Minor
     Prophets)
d. 6 (the Law, the History, the Psalms, the Wisdom Literature,
     the Prophets, the Apocrypha)

11. What does the word Apocrypha mean?
a. Wonderful -- mysteries revealed
b. Prophecy -- a coded message
c. Curious -- containing many mysteries
d. Dubious -- of unknown origin

12. How many books are in the Old Testament Apocrypha?
a. 15
b. 13
c. 12
d. 10

13. The New Testament (English) can be divided into how many
units?
a. 4 -- the Gospels, the History, the Epistles, the Prophecy
b. 5 -- the Gospels, the History, Paul's Epistles, General Epistles,
the Prophecy
c. 3 -- Gospels, Epistles, Prophecy
d. both a & b

14. What was the purpose of the Law in the Old Testament?
a. establish identity of Israel
b. establish relationship of Israel to Jehovah
c. establish a foundation for faith
d. all of the above

15. Who wrote the books of the Law?
a. Abraham, Moses & Aaron
b. Moses & Aaron
c. Moses
d. Aaron

16. What was the purpose of the History of the Old Testament?
a. glorify the heroes & kings of Israel & Judah
b. show the relationship of sin & righteousness, etc.
c. make the human authors look good
d. make the nations around Israel & Judah look bad

17. The History of the Old Testament starts with what & ends with
what?
a. the Conquest of Canaan & the Restoration of Jerusalem
b. the Creation & the Restoration of Jerusalem
c. the Exodus & the Assyrian Captivity
d. the Exodus & the Babylonian Captivity

18. How many periods are there in the History of the Old
Testament?
a. 7 -- Conquest, Judges, United Kingdom, Divided Kingdom,
Assyrian Captivity, Babylonian Captivity, Restoration
b. 6 -- Conquest, Judges, Kingdom, Assyrian Captivity,
Babylonian Captivity, Restoration
c. 5 -- Conquest, Judges, Kingdom, Captivity, Restoration
d. 4 -- Judges, Kingdom, Captivity, Restoration

19. What is the purpose of the Wisdom Books?
a. Give purpose of life
b. Give meaning of life
c. To understand life
d. all of the above

20. Job tells us what?
a. why men suffer
b. why the righteous suffer
c. why no one really suffers
d. friends are fickle

21. Psalms show us what?
a. Faith is the answer to all problems
b. Love conquers all
c. Poetry is for sissys
d. Life is a roller-coaster of emotions

22. Proverbs shows us what?
a. How to live righteously
b. Solomon's wisdom
c. Advice for godliness
d. All of the above

23. Ecclessiastes shows us what?
a. Pleasure is vain
b. Riches are vain
c. Fear God & keep His commandments
d. All of the above

24. The Song of Solomon teaches what?
a. the love of God for Israel
b. God disapproves of sex
c. One should steal a wife
d. Husbands never love their wives enough

25. Who are the authors of the books of the Major Prophets?
a. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Belteshazar & Shadrach
b. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel & Daniel
c. Elijah, Elisha, Nathan & Samuel
d. Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego

26. What is the difference between the Major and the Minor
Prophets?
a. Importance
b. Weight
c. Height
d. Length

27. What is prophecy?
a. Delivering  the message of God  -- whether present or
predictive
b. Only predicting the future
c. Only dealing with the present
d. An educated guess
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