Trivia Questions Quiz On The Problem Of Evil And Suffering!

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Trivia Questions Quiz On The Problem Of Evil And Suffering!

Trivia Questions Quiz On The Problem Of Evil And Suffering! I Christianity, it is believed that evil comes as a result of the devil meddling in human life, and it is, at times, confusing for Christians to believe in God while accepting that suffering is a part of their life. Take up this quiz and see what you know about the teaching of the bible on it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following might be Christian responses to the problem of evil?
    • A. 

      Evil exists because of the sin of Adam and Eve, who disobeyed God and fell from a state of Grace thus bringing evil into the world

    • B. 

      Evil exists because of human actions and sins and can be reduced by good works and virtue

    • C. 

      Evil is a part of the creation/development of the world

    • D. 

      God suffers with all those who suffer as a result of evil

    • E. 

      People who suffer now should be patient and accepting, and keep their faith in God and they will be rewarded with a place in heaven

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      A,B, C and D Only

    • H. 

      A,C and E only

    • I. 

      A and D only

    • J. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following actions might a Christian consider to be morally good?
    • A. 

      Giving to charity

    • B. 

      Volunteering/charity work

    • C. 

      Protecting or helping to conserve the environment

    • D. 

      Forcing others to become Christians

    • E. 

      Teaching about their faith

    • F. 

      Gambling to provide for their famiies

    • G. 

      All of the above

    • H. 

      A,B,C,D and F Only

    • I. 

      A,B,C and E Only

    • J. 

      A,B,C and G only

    • K. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following might be a definition of the term ‘suffering'?
    • A. 

      Physical or mental pain that a person or animal is feeling

    • B. 

      Being uncomfortable

    • C. 

      Physical or emotional discomfort/pain

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

    • G. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following might be Christian responses to the problem of evil?
    • A. 

      Evil is a human responsibility

    • B. 

      Evil is not God’s responsibility

    • C. 

      God knows the greater good that will ultimately result from evil and suffering and people should trust this

    • D. 

      Suffering is a test from God

    • E. 

      Suffering leads people to a deeper understanding of God

    • F. 

      Suffering will not last because it will end with death and life in heaven

    • G. 

      All of the above

    • H. 

      A, B and C Only

    • I. 

      A,B, C and D Only

    • J. 

      A,C,D and F only

    • K. 

      All of the above except B

    • L. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following stories from the Bible can be seen as an example of how God allows apparently good and innocent people to suffer, perhaps as a test of their faith?
    • A. 

      The story of Job

    • B. 

      The story of Lazarus ans the rich man

    • C. 

      The story of Abraham and Sarah

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B Only

    • F. 

      B Only

    • G. 

      C Only

    • H. 

      A and B Only

    • I. 

      B and C only

    • J. 

      Nonoe of the above

  • 6. 
    Who wrote "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us'?
    • A. 

      Matthew

    • B. 

      Mark

    • C. 

      Luke

    • D. 

      Paul

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Christians believe that the death of Jesus Christ was an offering of payment for human sin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes 'The Fall'?
    • A. 

      When Adam and Eve gave in to temptation and eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

    • B. 

      When Adam and Eve were thrown out of Heaven for disobeying God

    • C. 

      When Adam and Eve hid from God after they had sinned

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Satan was expelled from heaven after he repented of his sin against God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    While people can resist the devil, he still causes suffering that might test their faith.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Who argued that the world was deliberately created with both good and evil in order that humans would be able to choose and learn what is right and good?
    • A. 

      Michael Hampson

    • B. 

      Saint Augustine

    • C. 

      Irenaeus

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following theodicies is know as 'the soul-making theodicy' because it basically suggests that it is through suffering that we learn and develop spiritually, just as it is through good and bad experiences that a child learns to be a responsible adult.
    • A. 

      Irenaean theodicy

    • B. 

      Augustinian theodicy

    • C. 

      Hampson theodicy

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Irenaeus believed that God would not interfere with human decisions because this would affect human free will.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    St. Augustine argues that God did not intervene to stop Adam and Eve from sinning because if He did so, humans would no longer have free will and would become like robots
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of the following help did Christians know how to respond to the problem of evil and suffering?
    • A. 

      The parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-30)

    • B. 

      The parable of the sheep and goats (Matthew 25)

    • C. 

      The story of Ruth

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C Only

    • G. 

      B and C Only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    John Hick ( a 20th-century theologian) argued that evil and suffering bring out the best in people and are necessary if humans are to develop the qualities of selflessness and compassion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following are types of evil?
    • A. 

      Mortal

    • B. 

      Moral

    • C. 

      Natural

    • D. 

      Internal

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A, B and C Only

    • G. 

      A,B and D Only

    • H. 

      B and C Only

    • I. 

      C and D Only

    • J. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Which of the following help Christians to cope with the problem of evil and suffering?
    • A. 

      Faith in God

    • B. 

      The example of the suffering of Jesus

    • C. 

      The example of the suffering of Lucifer

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B Only

    • F. 

      B and C Only

    • G. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Which of the following could be used to explore the statement ‘Sometimes an evil action is the best choice’?
    • A. 

      the consideration of moral dilemmas

    • B. 

      experiments where two unpalatable options are offered and one must be chosen

    • C. 

      Consider whether any actions are irredeemably evi

    • D. 

      consider what possible courses of action could be taken in a situation where one had to choose between two 'evil actions'

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A,B and C only

    • G. 

      B,C and D only

    • H. 

      All except C

    • I. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Which of the following could be used to explore the statement ‘Sometimes an evil action is the best choice’?
    • A. 

      Mortal sins are those sins that cut you off from God, and therefore any choice is better than a mortal sin.

    • B. 

      Many Christians argue that God is capable of forgiving anyone who truly repents.

    • C. 

      The ‘evilness’ of any action is dependent on the consequences of it; therefore a subjectively less evil choice is always possible.

    • D. 

      There are situations where the consequences cannot be known in advance, and in these circumstances different criteria have to be applied.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

    • F. 

      A,B and C Only

    • G. 

      A and B Only

    • H. 

      B,C and D Only

    • I. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Which of the following could be used to explore the statement ‘Sometimes an evil action is the best choice’?
    • A. 

      focus on the philosophical implications of the phrase “the best”

    • B. 

      distinguish between absolutist and relativist decision making processes

    • C. 

      exlore the concept of two kinds of sin, mortal and venial

    • D. 

      Argue that the ‘evilness’ of any action is dependent on the consequences of it

    • E. 

      Explore how pre-existent moral codes, such as those found in religion and the law of the land, can offer guidance on the ‘better’ choice

    • F. 

      Explore explore the refusal to make a choice, where the only options are morally negative.

    • G. 

      consider whether inaction carries its own responsibilities with it and whether there are circumstances where even this might prove to be an ‘evil’ option

    • H. 

      All of the above

    • I. 

      A,B,C and D Only

    • J. 

      A,B,C,E and G only

    • K. 

      All except G and E

    • L. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    The existence of evil and suffering is perhaps one of the greatest barriers to belief in God for many people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Some Christians argue that...
    • A. 

      Suffering has a purpose.

    • B. 

      The sinful nature of man explains why a loving God allows tidal waves and earthquakes to hurt innocent and not so innocent people.

    • C. 

      Without natural disasters, there would be no opportunity for people to show their love for others

    • D. 

      Suffering presents an opportunity to share in the suffering that Jesus himself experienced

    • E. 

      Suffering is a natural result of the sinful nature of humans

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      A,B and C Only

    • H. 

      A,B, D and E Only

    • I. 

      All except A and E

    • J. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Mackie's inconsistent triad shows the problem of evil.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Theodicies are proposed Christian responses to the problem of why an omnipotent and omnibenevolent God allows evil and suffering to exist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False