Ancient Israel Appetizer Quiz

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Ancient Israel Appetizer Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When people read from the Torah, they are reading from
    • A. 

      The Prophets and the Writings.

    • B. 

      The first five books of the Hebrew Bible.

    • C. 

      An ancient Egyptian book about the Hebrew people.

    • D. 

      A collection of prayers and poems used by the early Jews.

  • 2. 
    How does the Torah say that Abraham first came to the land of Canaan?
    • A. 

      He guided the Israelites out of Egypt.

    • B. 

      He moved with his family from Mesopotamia.

    • C. 

      He passed through the area as a wandering shepherd.

    • D. 

      He led an army that won the land from the Philistines.

  • 3. 
    How did ancient Judiasm differ from other religions at the time?
    • A. 

      More elegant temples

    • B. 

      Rules for how to act

    • C. 

      Famous leader-heroes

    • D. 

      Belief in one God

  • 4. 
    According to the Torah, the faith that would become Judaism began with a covenant, or
    • A. 

      Holy dream

    • B. 

      Written contract

    • C. 

      Sacred agreement

    • D. 

      Religious gathering

  • 5. 
    According to Jewish teaching, what did God promise by changing Abram's name to Abraham?
    • A. 

      To save Abraham's son

    • B. 

      To guide Abraham to Canaan

    • C. 

      To help Abraham build a temple

    • D. 

      To protect Abraham's descendants

  • 6. 
    What place did the Jewish people believe was the promised land?
    • A. 

      Ur

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Canaan

    • D. 

      Babylon

  • 7. 
    Look at the family tree drawn on the board.  According to the family tree, Isaac was Sarah's
    • A. 

      Son

    • B. 

      Brother

    • C. 

      Husband

    • D. 

      Grandson

  • 8. 
    Suppose that you were to arrange the following events in order. Which event happened second?
    • A. 

      Abraham moved to Canaan

    • B. 

      Moses climbed Mount Sinai

    • C. 

      The Israelites moved to Egypt

    • D. 

      David was the king of the Jewish people

  • 9. 
    The word exodus means "departure". In the history of the Israelites, the Exodus was the departure from
    • A. 

      Ur.

    • B. 

      Egypt.

    • C. 

      Canaan.

    • D. 

      Babylon.

  • 10. 
    According to the Torah, what did Moses bring to his people from Mount Sinai?
    • A. 

      Food to eat in the desert

    • B. 

      The Ten Commandments

    • C. 

      Most of the Hebrew Bible

    • D. 

      Directions for building a temple

  • 11. 
    Who unified the Israelites into a single nation?
    • A. 

      David

    • B. 

      Moses

    • C. 

      Solomon

    • D. 

      Abraham

  • 12. 
    What did David provide for the Jewish people that they did not have before?
    • A. 

      A strong army

    • B. 

      A famous temple

    • C. 

      A set of commandments

    • D. 

      A strong central government

  • 13. 
    Why was Jerusalem considered a holy city?
    • A. 

      David built his first place there.

    • B. 

      Religious ceremonies were held there.

    • C. 

      The Israelites beeived God told them to live there.

    • D. 

  • 14. 
    For which achievement is Solomon most famous?
    • A. 

      Uniting a nation

    • B. 

      Winning a battle

    • C. 

      Starting a school

    • D. 

      Building a temple