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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      Michael Hampson

    • B. 

      Saint Augustine

    • C. 

      Irenaeus

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    Irenaeus argued that 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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Mackie's inconsistent triad argues that...
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      A Only

    • E. 

      B Only

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      St. Augustinian

    • B. 

      Irenaeus

    • C. 

      John Hick

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      St. Augustine

    • B. 

      Irenaeus

    • C. 

      John Hick

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
    Some people think of evil as a force that works against everything good and have personified it in the form of the Devil/Satan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      A roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8)

    • B. 

      Leader of a host of demons who help him in his attacks against God's people

    • C. 

      Murderer from the beginning (John 8:44)

    • D. 

      The Lamb of God (John 1:36)

    • E. 

      The great dragon (Revelation 12:9)

    • F. 

      The serpent (2 Corinthians 11:3)

    • G. 

      The accuser (Revelation 12:9-12)

    • H. 

      The god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4)

    • I. 

      All of the above

    • J. 

      All except D

    • K. 

      All except E

    • L. 

      A,B,C and D Only

    • M. 

      A,B,D and E only

  • 32. 
    Theodicies are arguments justifying why there is evil in the world if God is good.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Original Sin is the sin that was brought into the world at the Fall.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Some Christians argue that we are not born with a desire to sin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    The idea that all people are born with a natural inclination to do wrong is called 'Original Sin.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Some Christians believe that unless the price of the sin of Adam and Eve is paid, a person has no hope of eternal life in heaven with God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    All Christians agree that...
    • A. 

      God created the universe

    • B. 

      God cares for His creation - even in its broken state

    • C. 

      Human beings are made in God's image

    • D. 

      Human beings are sinful and lack God's perfection

    • E. 

      God created the world in six literal 24 hour days

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      All except E

    • H. 

      A,B and C Only

    • I. 

      None of the above

  • 38. 
    Creationists reject any science that suggests that the world was not made in six days
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Many Christians interpret the Genesis stories as myths.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Some Creationists argue that the world is approximately 5,700 years old.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Christians who accept the view of Theistic Evolution believe that evolution is a process started by God and is a mechanism by which God brings about life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Scientific evidence that shows that the universe is billions of years old, rather than several thousand years old

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      A Only

    • E. 

      B Only

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    Many Christians argue that any attempts to match the Genesis accounts-which were written hundreds of years before science had developed- is unhelpful and unnecessary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Christians often refer to 'the problem of evil' because it is difficult for them to accept that a good God could create a world where there is so much evil.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    For hundreds of years, theologians have tried to present arguments to help Christians come to terms with the  question of how a perfect, omnipotent, omniscient, all-loving God could allow people to suffer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 47. 
    • A. 

      The concept of redemption might be explained as the belief that the death of Jesus Christ was an offering f payment for human sin

    • B. 

      By accepting the sacrifice of Jesus on their behalf people can be assured that their sins will be forgiven.

    • C. 

      Through baptism and acceptance of Christ the stain of original sin can be redeemed

    • D. 

      free will, which not only carried the possibility of evil within it, also allows people to choose whether or not to accept the redemption offered by Jesus Christ that is offered by Christ.

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

    • G. 

      A,B and C Only

    • H. 

      A, B, and D only

  • 48. 
    • A. 

      Free will is one of God’s greatest gifts to humanity but the risk that people will make bad moral choices is an intrinsic aspect of that gift

    • B. 

      The Fall of Adam and Eve, an example of an act of Free Will, means evil came to be present in the world

    • C. 

      Evil is a figment of mankind's imagination

    • D. 

      God is wholly good, and things which seem evil (such as the Devil) can only happen because they are a part of God’s ineffable plan

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A, B and C only

    • G. 

      A, B and D only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    • A. 

      The suffering and death of Christ on the cross is an example to Christians of how suffering should be faced

    • B. 

      The suffering and death of Christ on the cross is an assurance that the suffering of Christians is understood and shared by a God who suffers with them God who suffers with them

    • C. 

      All suffering will ultimately be redeemed

    • D. 

      those who maintain their faith and trust in God will be rewarded

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A, B and C only

    • G. 

      A, B and D only

  • 50. 
    • A. 

      All people contain the potential for both good and evil

    • B. 

      God expects goodness, even from those who have sinned

    • C. 

      Human nature is fallible, and God is forgiving

    • D. 

      God will never forgive some people, even if they repent, because they are too evil

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A,B and C only

    • G. 

      A, B and D only

  • 51. 
    Which of the following could be explored when answering the question ‘Bad people can never do good things'?
    • A. 

      The capacity for good and evil exists within an individual All people contain the potential for both good and evil

    • B. 

      if free will is to be a meaningful reality then it has to be possible to choose either way whenever a decision is to be made

    • C. 

      Do labels such as good and evil have any meaning in situations where someone has a psychiatric condition or a genetic predisposition to act in a certain way?

    • D. 

      Reject the idea that someone who is evil lacks the capacity for good

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A,B and C only

    • G. 

      A, B and D only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 52. 
    • A. 

      People retain the capacity for evil but if they live a Christian life they will never commit it

    • B. 

      Is 'badness' an inherent characteristic of an individual or can it only be judged in relation to specific incidents or contexts?

    • C. 

      all things are relative and different people, cultures and religions might well view the same incident in totally different lights

    • D. 

      Does failing to meet expectations which come with your public role constitute genuinely bad actions?

    • E. 

      Do some actions seem worse because of the presumed character of the individual committing it?

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      All except D

    • H. 

      A, B and C only

    • I. 

      None of the above