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  • 1. 

    According to the creation story in the book of Genesis, the sun was created after the world was formed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to the creation story in the book of Genesis, the sun was created after the world was formed. This is supported by the biblical account which states that God created light on the first day, and then created the sun, moon, and stars on the fourth day. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 2. 

    According to the theory of evolution, birds were created before land animals.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Birds evolved from land animals, therefore afterwards. In Genesis the birds are created before land animals.

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  • 3. 

    The curse that God gave to the snake in Gen. 3:14 "You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life" can be used to argue that the Genesis story and evolution are compatible.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Some argue that this is a story to explain that the snake evolved from an animal with legs to an animal without legs, a fact which is supported in the fossil record.

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  • 4. 

    Genesis 2:7: "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the _______ ___ __________; and man became a living soul."

    Correct Answer
    breath of life
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "breath of life." This answer is supported by the Bible verse from Genesis 2:7, which states that God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, causing man to become a living soul. This phrase emphasizes the idea that it was God's breath that gave life to mankind.

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  • 5. 

    Which quote from the Genesis story could be about how, as human brains and skulls became larger, giving birth became more difficult and more dangerous for women?

    • A.

      "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life." [Genesis 3:17]

    • B.

      "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." [Genesis 3:22]

    • C.

      "By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return." [Genesis 3:19]

    • D.

      "I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labour you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." [Genesis 3:16]

    Correct Answer
    D. "I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labour you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." [Genesis 3:16]
    Explanation
    The quote from Genesis 3:16 directly addresses the increased difficulty and danger of giving birth for women. It states that women will experience severe pains and labor during childbirth. This can be interpreted as a consequence of the larger human brains and skulls, which made the birthing process more challenging. Additionally, the mention of the husband ruling over the woman can be seen as a reflection of the power dynamics that emerged as a result of the increased risks associated with childbirth.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following are true about the theory of evolution? Tick all correct option

    • A.

      The universe has been evolving for 14 billion years

    • B.

      The universe took 6 days to create

    • C.

      Humans were given a soul and so are special and different to animals

    • D.

      Dinosaurs and humans co-existed

    • E.

      All fossils were created during a giant flood

    • F.

      The common ancestor of all humans (indeed all creatures) is a single celled, simple organism

    • G.

      The common ancestors of all humans are Adam and Eve.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The universe has been evolving for 14 billion years
    F. The common ancestor of all humans (indeed all creatures) is a single celled, simple organism
    Explanation
    The theory of evolution states that the universe has been evolving for 14 billion years and that the common ancestor of all humans (and all creatures) is a single-celled, simple organism. This means that all living organisms, including humans, share a common ancestry and have gradually evolved over time. This explanation is supported by scientific evidence such as fossil records, genetic studies, and observations of natural selection and adaptation in various species.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following are true about the creation story from the book of Genesis?

    • A.

      In the beginning, all animals were vegetarians

    • B.

      The first forms of life were land plants

    • C.

      Life started about 3.5 billion years ago

    • D.

      The first forms of life were marine organisms

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. In the beginning, all animals were vegetarians
    B. The first forms of life were land plants
    Explanation
    The given answer states that in the beginning, all animals were vegetarians and the first forms of life were land plants. This aligns with the creation story from the book of Genesis, which describes a time when all animals were herbivores and the first forms of life were plants on land.

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  • 8. 

    According to the first creation story in Genesis, God made the world in _ days.

    Correct Answer(s)
    6
    Explanation
    According to the first creation story in Genesis, God made the world in 6 days. This is based on the biblical account where each day represents a specific stage of creation. On the first day, God created light, on the second day, the sky and water, on the third day, land and vegetation, on the fourth day, the sun, moon, and stars, on the fifth day, sea creatures and birds, and on the sixth day, land animals and humans. On the seventh day, God rested, completing the creation process.

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  • 9. 

    According to the second creation story in Genesis, the first human was made from _________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    dust
    Explanation
    According to the second creation story in Genesis, the first human was made from dust. This suggests that in the biblical account, human beings were formed by God from the dust of the earth, symbolizing their connection to the natural world. This concept highlights the belief that humans are created beings and emphasizes their humble origins.

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  • 10. 

    According to the second creation story, God made Eve from Adam's _______.

    Correct Answer(s)
    rib
    Explanation
    In the second creation story, it is believed that God created Eve from one of Adam's ribs. This story is found in the book of Genesis in the Bible. God put Adam into a deep sleep, took one of his ribs, and then formed Eve from it. This story is often interpreted as a symbol of the close bond and unity between man and woman, as well as the idea that they are meant to be companions for each other.

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  • 11. 

    "By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for __________you are and to dust you will return."

    Correct Answer(s)
    dust
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because the passage is referencing the consequences of Adam and Eve's disobedience in the Bible. It states that humans will have to work hard and labor in order to eat their food, and eventually, they will return to the ground from which they were taken. The word "dust" is used metaphorically to represent mortality and the return to the earth after death.

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  • 12. 

    Liberal Christians believe.... (check all of the correct answers)

    • A.

      Genesis was written by Moses

    • B.

      Genesis is the word of God

    • C.

      The Bible is inerrant

    • D.

      Genesis is based on an ancient Babylonian myth

    • E.

      Genesis is not literally true

    • F.

      The universe was probably not created in 6 days.

    Correct Answer(s)
    D. Genesis is based on an ancient Babylonian myth
    E. Genesis is not literally true
    F. The universe was probably not created in 6 days.
    Explanation
    Liberal Christians believe that Genesis is based on an ancient Babylonian myth, implying that the story of creation in Genesis is not to be taken literally. They also believe that the universe was probably not created in 6 days, which challenges the literal interpretation of the creation account. However, it is not mentioned in the given information whether they believe that Genesis was written by Moses or that it is the word of God.

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  • 13. 

    Fundamentalist Christians believe.... (check all of the correct answers)

    • A.

      Genesis was written by Moses

    • B.

      Genesis is the word of God

    • C.

      The Bible is inerrant

    • D.

      Genesis is based on an ancient Babylonian myth

    • E.

      Genesis is not literally true

    • F.

      The universe was probably not created in 6 days.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Genesis was written by Moses
    B. Genesis is the word of God
    C. The Bible is inerrant
    Explanation
    The answer is correct because it aligns with the beliefs of fundamentalist Christians. They believe that Genesis was written by Moses, as traditionally believed in Christianity. They also consider Genesis to be the word of God, as it is a part of the Bible, which they believe to be inerrant, meaning without error.

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  • 14. 

    Tick all of the statements that are true about science

    • A.

      Is based on empirical observations.

    • B.

      Is based on faith.

    • C.

      Believes in eternal truths.

    • D.

      Tests hypotheses

    • E.

      Asks 'why'

    • F.

      Asks 'how'

    • G.

      Relies on revelation

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Is based on empirical observations.
    D. Tests hypotheses
    F. Asks 'how'
    Explanation
    Science is based on empirical observations because it relies on evidence and data that can be observed and measured. It tests hypotheses by conducting experiments and gathering data to support or refute them. It also asks 'how' questions to understand the mechanisms and processes behind natural phenomena. However, science is not based on faith or belief in eternal truths, nor does it rely on revelation.

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  • 15. 

    According to some modern creationists, which of the statements below are good reasons for believing in an intelligent designer of life?

    • A.

      Some features of organisms are only useful if they are complete. They are irreducibly complex.

    • B.

      Some random genetic mutations become more or less common in a species depending on how they help the species interact with its environment.

    • C.

      Things like DNA are far too complex to have occurred by chance

    • D.

      There must be an Uncaused Cause.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Some features of organisms are only useful if they are complete. They are irreducibly complex.
    C. Things like DNA are far too complex to have occurred by chance
    Explanation
    The Uncaused Cause is an argument for a Creator, but not necessarily for a designer.

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  • 16. 

    Stephen Jay Gould described religion and science as _____ ______ ________

    Correct Answer(s)
    non overlapping magisteria
    Explanation
    Stephen Jay Gould described religion and science as non-overlapping magisteria. This concept suggests that religion and science are separate domains of knowledge and authority, with each addressing different aspects of human existence. According to Gould, religion deals with questions of moral meaning and values, while science focuses on empirical observations and explanations of the natural world. The idea of non-overlapping magisteria suggests that religion and science can coexist without conflicting with each other, as they operate in different realms of human understanding.

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  • 17. 

    “Praised be my Lord for all his creatures,Especially for our brotherThe sun who brings us the day andWho brings us the light; far is heAnd shines with a very great splendour;O Lord, he _________ you to us." - St Francis of Assisi

    Correct Answer(s)
    signifies
    Explanation
    The passage by St Francis of Assisi praises the sun for its role in bringing light and day to the world. The word "signifies" suggests that the sun represents or symbolizes something important. It implies that the sun is not just a physical entity, but also has a deeper meaning or significance in the context of spirituality or religious beliefs.

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  • 18. 

    According to some Christian scientists, an example of a feature of natures that is irreducibly complex is a bacteria's __________

    Correct Answer(s)
    flagellum
    Explanation
    The flagellum is considered an example of a feature of nature that is irreducibly complex according to some Christian scientists. The flagellum is a whip-like structure found in bacteria that allows them to move. It is composed of multiple interconnected parts, such as the filament, hook, and motor, which all work together for the flagellum to function properly. According to the concept of irreducible complexity, if any of these parts were missing or not fully formed, the flagellum would not be able to function, making it impossible for it to have evolved gradually through natural selection.

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