Oti Practice Exam 1

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Oti practice exam 1. fill in the blank and multiple choice. each question is worth 2 points, even if there is more than one right answer. in cases where there is more than one right answer, you must get all of them right to earn the 2 points. selecting one wrong answer among other right answers, or not selecting a certain right answer while getting the others right, will result in 0 points for that question. if you can get an a on this test, you can probably get an a on rollston's. (be aware, though, that this test's grading system does not have plus or minus grades, so a low a on this test is really an a- on rollston's.) this test is designed to help you learn the material thoroughly. take IT multiple times until you're getting 100% every time. obviously there is no practice here for essay questions, but everything you'll need to know to fill out an essay question should be in here. you'll get the correct answers once you finish the test. read them, take note of what you got wrong, clear your browser's form cache, and start again. have fun!

  
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1.  When was the Early Bronze Age?
2.  When was the Middle Bronze Age?
3.  When was the Late Bronze Age?
4.  When was the Iron Age?
5.  In what year were the Dead Sea Scrolls originally discovered?
6.  In what year were the Ugaritic tablets discovered?
7.  When is the Primeval History (Genesis 1-11) dated (setting not composition)?
8.  When is the Patriarchal/Matriarchal History (Genesis 12-50) dated (setting not composition)?
9.  When is the Exodus dated (setting not composition)?
10.  When is the Period of Judges dated (setting not composition)?
11.  When is the United Monarchy (Saul, David, Solomon period) dated (setting not composition)?
12.  Name the man responsible for the building of the first temple.
13.  When was the first temple destroyed?
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14.  When was the Edict of Cyrus issued?
15.  By what year was the second temple completed?
16.  What year did Artaxerxes send his cronies Ezra and Nehemiah back to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls and initiate reforms?
17.  By what year was the composition of the book of Daniel finalized?
18.  What are the dates for the second temple period? (Format your answer like this: ###BCE-##CE if you want to get it right.)
19.  When did the Davidic period begin?
20.  Hosea was a prophet during what century?
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21.  Obadiah was a prophet during what century?
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22.  Isaiah (1-39) was a prophet during what century?
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23.  Deutero-Isaiah was written during what century?
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24.  Trito-Isaiah was written during what century?
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25.  Jeremiah was a prophet during what century?
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26.  Zephaniah was a prophet during what century?
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27.  Nahum was a prophet during what century?
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28.  Haggai was a prophet during what century?
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29.  Habakkuk was a prophet during what century?
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30.  Malachi was a prophet during what century?
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31.  Amos was a prophet during what century?
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32.  Joel was a prophet during what century?
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33.  Jonah was a prophet during what century?
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34.  Micah was a prophet during what century?
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35.  Zechariah was a prophet during what century?
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36.  Between what dates did the fifth century BCE occur?
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37.  Name and spell correctly the first, chronologically, of the two kings responsible for the destruction of Samaria in 722/21 BCE.
38.  Name and spell correctly the second, chronologically, of the two kings responsible for the destruction of Samaria in 722/21 BCE.
39.  From which nation were the two kings responsible for the destruction of Samaria in 722/21 BCE?
40.  What date (see Erica and Katie's timeline) did the conquest of Canaan begin?
41.  Where were Isaiah and Micah prophets?
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42.  Where were Hosea and Amos prophets?
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43.  Where was Jonah a prophet?
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44.  Where were Jeremiah and Nahum prophets?
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45.  Where were Zephaniah and Habakkuk prophets?
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46.  Where was Obadiah a prophet?
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47.  Where were Haggai and Zechariah prophets?
48.  Where did Frank Moore Cross do his doctoral work?
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49.  Where did Frank Moore Cross teach?
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50.  Where did William Foxwell Albright do his doctoral work?
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51.  Where did William Foxwell Albright teach?
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52.  Who is Dr. Rollston's Doktorvater?
53.  Where did Dr. Rollston do his doctoral work?
54.  Where did Dr. Bembry do his doctoral work?
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55.  Where does Immanuel Tov teach?
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56.  Who was Ulrich's teacher?
57.  Where does Ulrich teach?
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58.  Name two of Albright's most famous students? (Hint: Only Two Are Correct)
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59.  Under whom did Milligan graduate Bill Dever study?
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60.  When did the council of Jamnia take place?
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61.  What books do we know were discussed at the council of Jamnia? (Name three)
62.  Did the Council of Jamnia determine the Hebrew Bible canon?
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63.  Which canon was bigger in the first century?
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64.  Which book of the HB did Melito of Sardis reject definitively?
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65.  In which section of the tri-partite Hebrew Bible is the book of Daniel included?
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66.  The Apocrypha cannot be trusted because none of it was written originally in Hebrew.
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67.  Athanasius (ca. 367 CE) accepted all of the HB plus which additional books? (Name all that apply)
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68.  Who put a curse on anyone who said that Song of Songs WASN’T allegorical?
69.  Of which significant Jewish leader might the book of Jonah have been a critique?
70.  In which period does philological and historical evidence indicate that the book of Jonah was composed?
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71.  Of which nation is Ninevah a major city?
72.  What is the last name (correctly spelled) of the scholar who argued that the LXX was translated at a council by multiple scribes working together? (If you misspell the name, your answer will not be correct.)
73.  What is the last name (correctly spelled) of the scholar who argued that the LXX is a composite translation derived from ad hoc translations made over a long period of time in the synagogues, much like the Aramaic Targumim? (If you misspell the name, your answer will not be correct.)
74.  Fill in the blank: The Letter of ___________ tells the legendary story of the translation of the Pentateuch into Greek.
75.  According to this Letter, where was the LXX translated?
76.  According to this Letter, who was the Greek king who commissioned the translation of the Pentateuch into Greek? (Full name: three parts)
77.  What is the name of the person that this king commissioned to organize the translation?
78.  How many scribes from each tribe of Israel were summoned to participate in the translation?
79.  When did the Masoretes live and work?
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80.  Which text (or texts) is NOT an example of evidence that Aramaic was spoken in Palestine during the late second temple period.
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81.  The oldest of the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) date back to which century?
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82.  The most recent DSS manuscripts date back to which century?
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83.  Fill in the blank: The ________ Codex is dated ca. 1000 CE and is reproduced in the BHS (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia).
84.  Fill in the blank: The __________ Codex is the oldest Hebrew codex extant, but portions of it were lost to a fire during anti-Jewish riots in 1947 (the same year the DSS were discovered).
85.  Fill in the blank: The LXX of Job is about _____ shorter than the MT (Masoretic Text). (Format your answer like this: #/# if you want it to be counted as correct.)
86.  Fill in the blank: The LXX of Jeremiah is about _____ shorter than the MT (Masoretic Text). (Format your answer like this: #/# if you want it to be counted as correct.)
87.  In contrast to Qumran, after the 2nd century CE, what do we see reflected in the textual traditions?
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88.  Who wrote the important book in textual criticism called The Text of the Old Testament?
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89.  In which text-critical problem text do the LXX and DSS agree against the MT?
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90.  In which text-critical problem text are all three MSS obviously corrupted?
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91.  Over which text-critical problem text do the MT, LXX, KJV and NIV all disagree?
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92.  In the text about the length of Saul's reign, which text says that Saul began reigning when he was 1 and reigned for 2 years?
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93.  In the text about Saul's reign, which text says that Saul reigned for 40 years?
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94.  How many inches make up a cubit?
95.  Fill in the blank: 4Q Samª and the LXX both say that Goliath's height was ____ cubits and a span.
96.  Fill in the blank: The MT says that Goliath's height was ____ cubits and a span.
97.  What is the technical name for the dominant language in a given time over a broad geographic region?
98.  What was the "dominant language" in Palestine during the first century CE?
99.  In the space below, write each letter that represents the Pentateuch source hypothesis in the order Karl Heinrich Graf said they were written. Write the letters in Graf's order, with no spaces or punctuation between them, and in all caps.
100.  Write and correctly spell the name of the source represented by the first letter of Graf's hypothesis.
101.  Write and correctly spell the name of the source represented by the second letter of Graf's hypothesis.
102.  Write and correctly spell the name of the source represented by the third letter of Graf's hypothesis.
103.  Write and correctly spell the name of the source represented by the fourth letter of Graf's hypothesis. (Hint: this one requires two words)
104.  What is the first and last name of the scholar who, similarly to Graf, saw multiple sources, but in this case in Akkadian literature?
105.  What is the first and last name of the scholar who made Karl Heinrich Graf's hypothesis famous? (Make sure it is spelled correctly.)
106.  What were some of the reasons the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch began to be disputed? (Choose all that apply.)
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107.  What kinds of things in the text directed scholars to the conclusion that there were multiple authors in the Pentateuch? (Choose all that apply.)
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108.  Once more, what kinds of things in the text directed scholars to the conclusion that there were multiple authors in the Pentateuch? (Choose all that apply.)
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109.  Who compiled a six-columned document designed for text-critical purposes?
110.  What was the name of this document?
111.  Of what did the first column consist?
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112.  Of what did the second column consist?
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