Gu 201: Old Testament Survey Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Define what is meant by "Christological hermeneutic."

    • A.

      The first declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    • B.

      The name given the Hebrew Scriptures that were translated into Greek.

    • C.

      A method of biblical interpretation whereby an element found in the Old Testament is seen to prefigure one in the New Testament.

    • D.

      A method of interpreting Scripture that is concerned with the person, attributes, and ministry of Jesus Christ.

    Correct Answer
    D. A method of interpreting Scripture that is concerned with the person, attributes, and ministry of Jesus Christ.
    Explanation
    A "Christological hermeneutic" refers to a method of interpreting Scripture that focuses on understanding and interpreting the person, attributes, and ministry of Jesus Christ. This approach seeks to find connections and prefigurations of Jesus in the Old Testament, seeing it as a foreshadowing of the New Testament. It aims to uncover the deeper meaning and significance of biblical texts in relation to Christ.

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  • 2. 

    What is the ultimate connection between the Old and New Testaments?

    • A.

      Prediction and fulfillment through Jesus Christ.

    • B.

      History of the Hebrew people.

    • C.

      The Apostle Paul.

    • D.

      The Ten Commandments.

    Correct Answer
    A. Prediction and fulfillment through Jesus Christ.
    Explanation
    The ultimate connection between the Old and New Testaments is the prediction and fulfillment through Jesus Christ. Throughout the Old Testament, there are numerous prophecies and foreshadowings of the coming of the Messiah, who is revealed in the New Testament as Jesus Christ. Jesus fulfills these prophecies and brings the ultimate fulfillment of God's plan for salvation. He is the central figure that connects the two testaments, as the Old Testament points forward to his coming and the New Testament recounts his life, death, and resurrection.

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  • 3. 

    What three letters are used in reference to the Septuagint?

    • A.

      XXL

    • B.

      LXX

    • C.

      KJV

    • D.

      TNK

    Correct Answer
    B. LXX
    Explanation
    The three letters used in reference to the Septuagint are LXX. The Septuagint is a Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, which was completed around the 3rd century BCE. The term "LXX" is derived from the Roman numeral for seventy, as the translation was believed to have been completed by seventy Jewish scholars. It is an important text in the study of biblical history and is often referenced in academic and religious contexts.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is evidence that Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible?

    • A.

      Jesus supported Mosaic authorship.

    • B.

      Jewish history supports Mosaic authorship.

    • C.

      Internal textual claims of Mosaic authorship.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This is because all three options provide evidence that Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible. Jesus supported Mosaic authorship, which suggests that Moses did indeed write these books. Jewish history also supports Mosaic authorship, further strengthening the claim. Additionally, the internal textual claims of Mosaic authorship within the first five books themselves provide further evidence that Moses was the author.

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  • 5. 

    What was the primary theme of the book of Numbers as it relates to those 20 and younger and the older generation?

    • A.

      Don't imitate their parents' unbelief.

    • B.

      Follow the example of their parents.

    • C.

      Be fruitful and multiply in "numbers."

    • D.

      Eat, drink, and be merry.

    Correct Answer
    A. Don't imitate their parents' unbelief.
    Explanation
    The primary theme of the book of Numbers as it relates to those 20 and younger and the older generation is to not imitate their parents' unbelief. The book of Numbers tells the story of the Israelites wandering in the wilderness after leaving Egypt. The older generation, who had witnessed God's miracles and deliverance from Egypt, continually doubted and rebelled against God. As a result, they were not allowed to enter the Promised Land. The younger generation, on the other hand, were encouraged to learn from their parents' mistakes and have faith in God. The theme emphasizes the importance of faith and obedience in following God's guidance.

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  • 6. 

    How does the book of Deuteronomy end?

    • A.

      Death of Joseph.

    • B.

      Death of Moses.

    • C.

      Death of Joshua.

    • D.

      Death of Abel.

    Correct Answer
    B. Death of Moses.
    Explanation
    The book of Deuteronomy ends with the death of Moses. This is significant because Moses was the leader of the Israelites and played a crucial role in their journey from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land. His death marks the end of an era and the transition of leadership to Joshua. It also serves as a reminder of the consequences of Moses' actions, as he was not allowed to enter the Promised Land due to his disobedience to God's commands.

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  • 7. 

    Which history books are considered to be post-exilic?

    • A.

      Joshua, Judges, and Ruth

    • B.

      1 & 2 Samuel

    • C.

      1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles

    • D.

      Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther

    Correct Answer
    D. Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
    Explanation
    The books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther are considered to be post-exilic because they were written after the Babylonian exile of the Israelites. These books detail the events that took place during the time when the Israelites returned from exile and rebuilt the temple in Jerusalem. They provide historical accounts of the restoration of the Jewish community and the challenges they faced in rebuilding their society.

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  • 8. 

    What is the four-part cycle found in the book of Judges?

    • A.

      Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration

    • B.

      Evil, Oppression, Repentance, and Restoration

    • C.

      Creation, Evil, Betrayal, and Oppression

    • D.

      Prophecy, Deliverance, Rebellion, and Fulfillment

    Correct Answer
    B. Evil, Oppression, Repentance, and Restoration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Evil, Oppression, Repentance, and Restoration." The book of Judges follows a recurring cycle where the Israelites fall into evil and idolatry, leading to oppression by foreign nations. This oppression eventually prompts the Israelites to repent and cry out to God for deliverance. God raises up a judge or leader to rescue them, bringing restoration and peace to the land. However, the cycle repeats itself as the Israelites once again fall into evil, starting the process anew. This pattern is seen throughout the book of Judges.

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  • 9. 

    Define the Remnant.

    • A.

      A Jewish writing that consists of the Mishnah and Gemara.

    • B.

      A late fourth-century Latin translation of the Bible.

    • C.

      The Jews who were scattered from their homeland of Israel.

    • D.

      The Jews who have returned from the Babylonian captivity.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Jews who have returned from the Babylonian captivity.
    Explanation
    The term "Remnant" refers to the Jews who have returned from the Babylonian captivity. This refers to a specific group of Jewish people who were exiled to Babylon by the Babylonian Empire in the 6th century BCE. After the Babylonian Empire fell, some Jews were allowed to return to their homeland of Israel. This group of returning Jews is known as the Remnant. They played a significant role in rebuilding Jerusalem and reestablishing Jewish religious practices in the land.

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  • 10. 

    Define the Diaspora.

    • A.

      A Jewish writing that consists of the Mishnah and Gemara.

    • B.

      A late fourth-century Latin translation of the Bible.

    • C.

      The Jews who were scattered from their homeland of Israel.

    • D.

      The Jews who have returned from the Babylonian captivity.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Jews who were scattered from their homeland of Israel.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Jews who were scattered from their homeland of Israel." The term "Diaspora" refers to the dispersion or scattering of a population, specifically in this context, the Jewish people who were forced to leave their homeland and settle in different parts of the world. This occurred after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE and has resulted in Jewish communities existing outside of Israel throughout history.

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  • 11. 

    Wisdom is personified in Proverbs.  Who is Wisdom?

    • A.

      Solomon

    • B.

      Christ

    • C.

      David

    • D.

      Rehoboam

    Correct Answer
    B. Christ
    Explanation
    Wisdom is personified in Proverbs as Christ because in the New Testament, Jesus is referred to as the "wisdom of God" (1 Corinthians 1:24) and the "Word of God" (John 1:1). He is described as having divine wisdom and understanding, and his teachings in the Gospels are filled with wise and insightful sayings. Therefore, Christ is the personification of wisdom in the context of Proverbs.

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  • 12. 

    In which division of the Old Testament are the books like Psalms, Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes typically found?

    • A.

      Pentateuch

    • B.

      Prophets

    • C.

      Wisdom books

    • D.

      Historical books

    Correct Answer
    C. Wisdom books
    Explanation
    The Wisdom books, also known as the Writings or Ketuvim, include writings such as Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. These books contain poetry, philosophical reflections, and practical wisdom for living a faithful life.

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  • 13. 

    Which term refers to the first five books of the Old Testament?

    • A.

      Pentateuch

    • B.

      Prophets

    • C.

      Wisdom books

    • D.

      Historical books

    Correct Answer
    A. Pentateuch
    Explanation
    The Pentateuch, also known as the Torah, consists of the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books are foundational to both Judaism and Christianity and contain important narratives, laws, and teachings.

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  • 14. 

    In religious studies, the term ‘prophecy’ can have a broad definition. Which of the following options best describes this broad definition of prophecy?

    • A.

      Forth-tell: This involves gaining insight into the will of God.

    • B.

      Fore-tell: This involves having foresight into God’s plan.

    • C.

      Story-tell: This involves understanding the history of God through hindsight.

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    In a broad sense, prophecy can involve both forth-telling (proclaiming a message from God or providing insight into His will) and fore-telling (predicting future events according to God’s plan). This is because many religious traditions understand prophecy as not just delivering God’s messages or moral teachings (forth-telling), but also predicting future events (fore-telling). The options ‘Story-tell’ and ‘Can’t-tell’ do not align with the conventional understanding of prophecy.

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  • 15. 

    Within the context of religious studies, prophecy can be understood in different ways. How would you define the ‘narrow definition’ of prophecy based on the following options?

    • A.

      Fore-tell: This involves having foresight into God’s plan.

    • B.

      Forth-tell: This involves gaining insight into the will of God.

    • C.

      Story-tell: This involves understanding the history of God through hindsight.

    • D.

      Can’t-tell: This suggests an oversight or misunderstanding of the correct answer above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Forth-tell: This involves gaining insight into the will of God.
    Explanation
    The ‘narrow definition’ of prophecy is typically associated with the term Forth-tell, which involves gaining insight into the will of God. In religious contexts, prophecy often refers to a divine message or revelation. This can involve forth-telling, where prophets declare God’s will and provide insight into moral and ethical guidelines.
    However, it’s important to note that interpretations can vary based on different religious beliefs and traditions. Some might also include fore-telling (predicting future events) as part of prophecy. The options ‘Story-tell’ and ‘Can’t-tell’ do not align with the conventional understanding of prophecy.

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  • 16. 

    Which canon of the Old Testament typically contains more books, including additional books found in the Septuagint?

    • A.

      Protestant canon

    • B.

      Catholic canon

    • C.

      Orthodox canon

    • D.

      Jewish canon

    Correct Answer
    C. Orthodox canon
    Explanation
    The Orthodox canon of the Old Testament typically contains more books compared to the Protestant and Catholic canons. This includes additional books found in the Septuagint, such as 3 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, and Psalm 151, among others. These additional books are considered canonical by the Orthodox Church but are not included in the Protestant or Catholic canons.

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  • 17. 

    Which division of the Old Testament contains the Pentateuch (Torah), the historical books, the "wisdom" books, and the prophets?

    • A.

      Pentateuch

    • B.

      Historical books

    • C.

      Wisdom books

    • D.

      Prophets

    Correct Answer
    D. Prophets
    Explanation
    The division of the Old Testament known as the Prophets includes books such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve Minor Prophets. This division contains writings attributed to the prophets of Israel, including both major and minor prophets.

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  • 18. 

    Define Christophany.

    • A.

      Relating to the theology concerned with the person, attributes, and ministry of Jesus Christ.

    • B.

      The expected king and deliverer of the Jews.

    • C.

      A method of biblical interpretation whereby an element found in the Old Testament is seen to prefigure one found in the New Testament.

    • D.

      An appearance or manifestation of Christ in the Old Testament.

    Correct Answer
    D. An appearance or manifestation of Christ in the Old Testament.
    Explanation
    Christophany refers to an appearance or manifestation of Christ in the Old Testament. This means that in certain instances in the Old Testament, Christ is believed to have appeared or manifested Himself in some form. This concept is important in understanding the continuity and connection between the Old and New Testaments, as it suggests that Christ's presence and influence can be traced back to the earliest writings of the Bible. By recognizing Christophanies, believers can see how God's plan for salvation through Jesus Christ was present throughout history.

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  • 19. 

    Define Protoevangelium.

    • A.

      The term used for the archangels: Michael, Gabriel, and Lucifer.

    • B.

      The term used for the first declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    • C.

      The term used for the evangelization of the nations.

    • D.

      The term used for the patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    Correct Answer
    B. The term used for the first declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Explanation
    Protoevangelium refers to the first declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This term signifies the initial proclamation of the good news about Jesus and his redemptive work. It is believed to be the promise made by God in Genesis 3:15, where he foretells the coming of a savior who will crush the serpent's head. This declaration serves as a foreshadowing of Jesus' future incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection, and is considered a significant event in Christian theology.

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Chris Dortch |Lead Pastor
Dr. Chris Dortch, founder of Growing University, serves as the Lead Pastor of Grace Point Church in Mooresville, NC, exemplifying strong leadership in both the church and educational spheres.

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