Trivia Quiz: What Do You Know About Evil And Suffering?

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Trivia Quiz: What Do You Know About Evil And Suffering?

What Do You Know About Evil And Suffering? When it comes to most religions, it is believed that when people do good, they will receive good things in return, and those who practice evil deeds et suffering in return. The first book of the bible teaches us the story behind the suffering that people face in their life. Take this quiz and test your understanding of suffering from the bible.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a view that Creationists hold? 
    • A. 

      The Bible is the inspired word of God and should be taken as an absolute truth

    • B. 

      Evolution is a process started by God and is the mechanism by which God brings about life.

    • C. 

      Genesis 1-3 provide an accurate, historical account of the creation of the world and the Fall.

    • D. 

      The world is approximately 5700 years old. this date is calculated by working back through the events in the Bible.

  • 2. 
    In Genesis 1, God does ALL of the following EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      Separated the light from the darkness

    • B. 

      Made a vault and separate the water under the vault from the water above it. He then called the vault 'sky.'

    • C. 

      Said 'let dry ground appear

    • D. 

      Said "Let the land produce vegetation."

    • E. 

      Said "Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night

    • F. 

      Created man

    • G. 

      Said "Let the water teem with living things

    • H. 

      Walked in the garden of Eden

  • 3. 
    One of the names of the Holy Spirit is the breath of God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    In Job, the Holy Spirit is not only the creator of the physical form of man, but also the giver of life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In Genesis 2 God 'breathed into [Adam's] nostrils the breath of life. This shows God's unique relationship with humanity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    All Christians agree with ALL of the following EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      God created the universe

    • B. 

      God cares for His creation, even in its broken and sinful state

    • C. 

      Human beings are made in God's image, but are sinful and lack his perfection

    • D. 

      The accounts in Genesis 1-3 provide an accurate historical account of the creation of the world and the Fall.

  • 7. 
    All Christians argue that the Bible is inspired by God and that God's word is infallible, unlike human knowledge, and as such, it should be taken as absolute truth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a view that some Christians who do not believe the Bible stories in Genesis 1-3 should not be taken literally, hold? 
    • A. 

      The Bible is the inspired word of God and should be taken as an absolute truth

    • B. 

      Evolution is a process started by God and is the mechanism by which God brings about life.

    • C. 

      Genesis 1-3 provide an accurate, historical account of the creation of the world and the Fall.

    • D. 

      The world is approximately 5700 years old. this date is calculated by working back through the events in the Bible.

  • 9. 
    "The Fall" is a term Christians use to describe the move by humans out of a perfect relationship with God to disobedience and a broken relationship.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Some Christians believe that scientific evidence has shown that the universe is billions of years old, rather than several thousand years old, so the Genesis accounts cannot be literally true.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Many Christians who do not think the stories in Genesis 1-3 should be taken literally believe that these stories give us some important truths about the uniqueness of human beings and the possibility of humans having a relationship with God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is among the reasons many Christians accept the view that the stories in Genesis 1-3 are mythological?
    • A. 

      Apparent differences between both the style and the order of the accounts given in Genesis 1 and 2.

    • B. 

      The Bible says God created the world in six days and that is impossible.

    • C. 

      The world is approximately 5700 years old.

  • 13. 
    Some Christians are of the view that God's time is not necessarily the same as our time, so each day of the week in the creation story actually represents a longer period of time, maybe even billions of years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Christians believe that suffering and death is a direct result of Adam and Eve's disobedience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is the word used to describe everything that is the opposite of good?
    • A. 

      Evil

    • B. 

      Theodicy

    • C. 

      Monotheism

    • D. 

      Animism

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT a type of evil?
    • A. 

      Triad

    • B. 

      Natural

    • C. 

      Moral

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was NOT an argument Irenaeus used to explain how an omnipotent, benevolent God does not stop evil from affecting mankind?
    • A. 

      THe world is deliberately created with both good and evil in order that human beings be able to choose and learn what is right and good.

    • B. 

      It is through suffering that we learn and develop spiritually

    • C. 

      If God gives people the freedom to choose between right and wrong, they will sometimes choose evil - but they will learn from it and choose the better path in the future.

    • D. 

      There is no evil in God's creation, it is through human free will that evil comes into existence.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following was NOT an argument  used by Saint Augustine to explain how an omnipotent, benevolent God does not stop evil from affecting mankind?
    • A. 

      God allows suffering because he wants our souls to develop.

    • B. 

      God did not intervene to stop Adam and Eve making their bad choice because if He did, humans would no longer have free will and would be like robots.

    • C. 

      God provided human beings with the opportunity of salvation from their sin through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ

    • D. 

      There is no evil in God's creation, it is through human free will that evil comes into existence.

  • 19. 
    For many people, the problem of evil is probably one of the greatest obstacles to believing in God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is an example of natural evil?
    • A. 

      Rape

    • B. 

      Murder

    • C. 

      Genocide

    • D. 

      Earthquakes

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of moral evil?
    • A. 

      Rape

    • B. 

      Murder

    • C. 

      Genocide

    • D. 

      Earthquakes

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is NOT stated in Mackie's inconsistent triad?
    • A. 

      As long as people are learning from their actions, they can go to heaven.

    • B. 

      If God is all loving, then He would care enough to stop the suffering caused by evil. but He hasn't, so maybe He is not omnipotent.

    • C. 

      On the other hand, if God is omnipotent and has the power to stop suffering but He hasn't, maybe He doesn't care enough, so He is obviously not omnibenevolent.

  • 23. 
    Which of the following Christian philosophers suggests that man is not created perfect, but immature, needing to grow and develop to perfection, as planned by God?
    • A. 

      Irenaeus

    • B. 

      St. Augustine

    • C. 

      St, Thomas Aquinas

  • 24. 
    Some Christians think that suffering is a test of faith for believers and a punishment for the wicked.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is NOT an argument some Christians use to explain why God allows evil and suffering to continue to exist in the world?
    • A. 

      Evil is necessary for us to understand goodness

    • B. 

      It is because of the existence of evil that we can be aware of the goodness of God

    • C. 

      God allows the devil to bring evil and suffering His people to see if they will remain faithful to Him.

    • D. 

      God is powerless to stop evil.