Quiz On Approaches To The Bible

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  • 1. 

    How should we approach the ________ so that we may better understand its meaning for us? We need to have a methodology where “the word of God may become more and more the spiritual nourishment of the members of the people of God, the source for them of a life of faith, of hope and love – and indeed a light for all humanity. (Cf. DV, 20).

    • A.

      BIBLE

    • B.

      METHODOLOGY

    • C.

      WORD OF GOD

    Correct Answer
    A. BIBLE
    Explanation
    The Bible should be approached as a source of spiritual nourishment and guidance for the members of the people of God. It is a means for them to develop a life of faith, hope, and love, and it can also serve as a guiding light for all of humanity. This suggests that the Bible is seen as a significant resource for understanding the meaning of the word of God and its relevance to our lives.

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  • 2. 

    There are different approaches to the Bible because of varying interests. They could have identified from the __________to the extreme left.

    Correct Answer
    extreme right
    Explanation
    The answer "extreme right" suggests that the different approaches to the Bible can range from conservative or traditional interpretations to more liberal or progressive interpretations. The extreme right represents a more conservative perspective, which may prioritize traditional values, literal interpretations, and adherence to established doctrines. This answer implies that there is a spectrum of beliefs and interpretations within the study of the Bible, with the extreme right representing one end of that spectrum.

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  • 3. 

    From the extreme left, we have Fundamentalism. It starts from the principle that the Bible, being the word of God, inspired and free from error, should be read and interpreted literally in all its details.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    • C.

      BOTH

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    Fundamentalism is a belief system that holds the view that the Bible should be interpreted literally in all its details because it is the word of God and free from error. Therefore, the statement that the answer is FALSE suggests that the given explanation does not accurately describe fundamentalism.

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  • 4. 

    The ______________________confirms that “the fundamentalist approach to the Bible is very dangerous, for it is attractive to people who look to the Bible for ready answers to the problems of life.

    Correct Answer
    PONTIFICAL BIBLICAL COMMISSION (1933)
    Explanation
    The given answer, "PONTIFICAL BIBLICAL COMMISSION (1933)", is the source or author of the statement confirming that the fundamentalist approach to the Bible is dangerous. This statement suggests that relying solely on the Bible for easy solutions to life's problems can be misleading and potentially harmful. The Pontifical Biblical Commission, established in 1902 by Pope Leo XIII, is a body of biblical scholars appointed by the Vatican to promote the study and interpretation of the Bible.

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  • 5. 

    .“the fundamentalist approach to the Bible is very dangerous, for it is attractive to people who look to the Bible for ready answers to the problems of life. This approach is deceptive because it offers people interpretations “that are pious but _____________”.

    Correct Answer
    ILLUSORY
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that the fundamentalist approach to the Bible is dangerous because it appeals to those who seek easy solutions to life's problems. This approach is deceptive because it provides interpretations that may seem religiously devout but are ultimately illusory or false.

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  • 6. 

    From the extreme left, we have the ___________________ to the Bible. This approach considers the Bible as a collection of fairy tales. It has little or no significance for educated people. There is simply no faith.

    Correct Answer
    MYTHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "MYTHODOLOGICAL APPROACH". This approach views the Bible as a collection of fairy tales and holds that it has little or no significance for educated individuals. It rejects the idea of faith and does not consider the Bible as a religious or historical text.

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  • 7. 

    There are _______main approaches in the study of the Bible, the so-called Diachronic and the Synchronic approach.

    Correct Answer
    TWO
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the number of main approaches in the study of the Bible, which are the Diachronic and the Synchronic approach. The correct answer is "TWO" because there are only two main approaches mentioned in the question.

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  • 8. 

    ______________________approach is particularly attentive to the historical development of the texts and the traditions across the passage of time.

    • A.

      Diachronic

    • B.

      Synchronic approach

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Diachronic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is diachronic. Diachronic approach is focused on studying the historical development of texts and traditions over time. It looks at how texts and traditions have changed and evolved throughout history. This approach is interested in understanding the context and influences that have shaped the texts and traditions. It takes into account the historical, cultural, and social factors that have impacted their development. By studying the diachronic aspects, researchers can gain insights into the evolution and significance of texts and traditions.

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  • 9. 

    Synchronic Approach pays attention to the final form of the text as it appears to us today, without any particular interest for what would literally stand “behind” the texts.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that a synchronic approach focuses on the current form of the text without considering the historical or cultural context that may have influenced its creation. This approach is primarily concerned with analyzing the text as it exists in the present moment, rather than delving into the intentions or meanings that may have been present during its original creation.

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  • 10. 

    Exegesis (Greek word “_____________” meaning “to draw out”) is a method or process of drawing out the meaning of a given text, i.e., the original intention of the writer, and the meaning the passage would have held for the readers it was first intended. This objective discipline of ascertaining several approaches, which we call Biblical Criticism.

    Correct Answer
    Explanation
    Exegesis (Greek word “to draw out” meaning “to draw out”) is a method or process of drawing out the meaning of a given text, i.e., the original intention of the writer, and the meaning the passage would have held for the readers it was first intended. This objective discipline of ascertaining several approaches, which we call Biblical Criticism.

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  • 11. 

    Exegesis (Greek word “exegeisthai” meaning “to draw out”) is a method or process of drawing out the meaning of a given text, i.e., the original intention of the writer, and the meaning the passage would have held for the readers it was first intended. This objective discipline of ascertaining several approaches, which we call _______________.

    Correct Answer
    BIBLICAL CRITICISM
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "BIBLICAL CRITICISM," aligns with the context provided in the question. The question discusses the method of exegesis, which involves drawing out the meaning of a text, particularly in relation to the original intention of the writer and the intended meaning for the readers. Biblical criticism is a discipline that encompasses various approaches to understanding and interpreting biblical texts, making it an appropriate term to complete the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    Applied to the Biblical text, hermeneutics covers the entire process of biblical interpretation. Traditionally, interpretation takes three forms: _____________,_________________,___________..

    • A.

      SPEAKING

    • B.

      TRANSLATING

    • C.

      EXPLAINING

    • D.

      ALL OF THE ABOVE

    Correct Answer
    D. ALL OF THE ABOVE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ALL OF THE ABOVE". Hermeneutics, when applied to the Biblical text, encompasses all three forms of interpretation: speaking, translating, and explaining. Speaking refers to the oral communication and preaching of the biblical message. Translating involves the process of rendering the text into different languages to make it accessible to a wider audience. Explaining entails providing clarity and understanding of the meaning and significance of the biblical passages. Therefore, all three forms are essential components of the hermeneutical process in biblical interpretation.

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  • 13. 

    The German philosopher _______________explains the interpretative process in terms of the interplay of the world behind the text, the world of the text, and the world before the text.

    Correct Answer
    Gadamer
    Explanation
    Gadamer, a German philosopher, describes the interpretative process as a dynamic interaction between three worlds: the world behind the text, the world of the text, and the world before the text. This means that understanding a text involves considering the historical and cultural context in which it was created (the world behind the text), the actual content and meaning of the text itself (the world of the text), and the reader's own preconceptions and perspectives (the world before the text). By examining these three dimensions, Gadamer believes that a more comprehensive and accurate interpretation of a text can be achieved.

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  • 14. 

    The world behind the text _________________ views the text as a window, a source of information about the author, the addresses and the world in which they lived and everything the gave rise to the text.

    Correct Answer
    The Word of the Author
    Explanation
    The phrase "The Word of the Author" suggests that the world behind the text considers the author's words as the ultimate authority. They view the text as a window that provides insights into the author's thoughts, the intended audience, and the historical context in which the text was written. Additionally, the phrase implies that the world behind the text values the text as a valuable source of information about the author, the addressees, and the broader world that influenced the creation of the text.

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  • 15. 

    The world before the text ______________ concerns the world of meaning that the text generates.

    • A.

      The Reader

    • B.

      The Author

    • C.

      The Writer

    Correct Answer
    A. The Reader
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Reader" because the sentence is referring to the world of meaning that is created by the text. It implies that the reader plays a crucial role in interpreting and understanding the text, as they are the ones who generate meaning from it. The author and the writer may have their own intentions and ideas, but it is ultimately the reader who gives life and significance to the text through their interpretation.

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  • 16. 

    ________________deals primarily with the manuscripts and is task to ascertain the original text or the variant reading that is closest to the original form and the different variations presented by the manuscript.

    Correct Answer
    Textual Criticism
    Explanation
    Textual Criticism is the field that primarily deals with manuscripts and aims to determine the original text or the closest variant reading to the original form. It involves analyzing different variations presented by the manuscript to establish the most accurate and authentic version of the text.

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  • 17. 

    _________________ involves the reading of the text in the light of oppressive structures of patriarchal society. It is used to facilitate a better understanding of what is to be interpreted and to arrive at a unity of truth.

    Correct Answer
    Feminist Criticism
    Explanation
    Feminist Criticism involves analyzing text through the lens of oppressive patriarchal structures in society. This approach aims to gain a deeper understanding of the text's interpretation and to uncover the truth by examining how gender roles, power dynamics, and societal norms influence the portrayal of women and their experiences. By applying feminist principles, this form of criticism seeks to challenge and deconstruct male-centered perspectives, highlight gender inequalities, and advocate for gender equality.

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  • 18. 

    ____________________views biblical narratives as literary texts, which can be subjected to literary analysis, both ancient and modern. It communicates the biblical message in the form of story and personal testimony, which can reshape or influence the world of the reader.

    Correct Answer
    Narrative Criticism
    Explanation
    Narrative Criticism is an approach that views biblical narratives as literary texts, allowing them to be analyzed using literary analysis techniques from both ancient and modern perspectives. This approach recognizes that the biblical message is conveyed through storytelling and personal testimony, which have the power to reshape or influence the reader's worldview. In other words, Narrative Criticism emphasizes the importance of understanding the narrative elements and techniques employed in biblical texts to fully grasp their intended meaning and impact.

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  • 19. 

    .___________ examines the vocabulary and grammatical style of the text. It compares the use of a word in a passage and sees how the same word is used in other books of the Bible and other writings of the same period. It is concerned with the style, structure and distinctive language of a given text.

    • A.

      Narrative Criticism

    • B.

      Literary Criticism

    • C.

      Feminist Criticism

    Correct Answer
    B. Literary Criticism
    Explanation
    Literary Criticism examines the vocabulary and grammatical style of a text, comparing its use of words with other books of the Bible and writings from the same time period. It focuses on the style, structure, and distinctive language of a given text. This approach is not specific to any particular genre or theme, but rather analyzes the literary elements and techniques employed in the text.

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  • 20. 

    Literary Criticism studies how the text is edited and how it develops according to the final editor's point of view. By doing this, we get to know the nature and extent of an editor's own contribution to the work that has come from his hands and to uncover the theological tendencies and the compositional habits of the writers. (True or False)

    Correct Answer
    False
    Explanation
    Literary Criticism does not primarily focus on the editing process or the final editor's point of view. Instead, it analyzes and interprets literary works to understand their themes, meanings, and techniques. Literary criticism may consider the historical and cultural context, author's intentions, and reader's response, but it does not specifically investigate the editing process or the editor's contribution. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 21. 

    Thus, by determining the literary form, we can also determine the ________________ that is expressed by the text.

    Correct Answer
    kind of truth
    Explanation
    By determining the literary form of a text, we can also determine the kind of truth that is expressed by it. Different literary forms, such as fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, have their own unique ways of conveying truth. For example, a novel may use fictional characters and events to explore deeper truths about human nature or society. On the other hand, a non-fiction essay may present factual information and evidence to support its claims. Therefore, understanding the literary form helps us understand the specific kind of truth that the text is trying to communicate.

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  • 22. 

    ___________________ attempts to establish the sources, which a given biblical writer may have used in compiling his work in order to resolve existing discrepancies and inconsistencies.

    Correct Answer
    Source Criticism
    Explanation
    Source criticism is a method used to determine the sources that a biblical writer may have utilized when creating their work. This approach is employed to address any discrepancies or inconsistencies found within the text. By analyzing the content, style, and language used in the writing, source criticism aims to identify and evaluate the potential sources that influenced the author. This helps to provide a better understanding of the context and background of the biblical text, aiding in the interpretation and analysis of the work.

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  • 23. 

    Form Criticism determines the different literary types or a form used in the text and identifies their respective Sitz-im-leben (“life situation”). Generally, Sitz-im-leben theorists conclude that the Gospels were written:

    • A.

      To provide information about Jesus

    • B.

      To meet the Liturgical needs

    • C.

      To settle polemical issues

    • D.

      To Evangelize others

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Form Criticism is a method of biblical analysis that focuses on identifying the different literary forms or types used in a text and understanding the social and historical context in which they were written. According to Sitz-im-leben theorists, who study the life situation in which a text was produced, the Gospels were written for multiple purposes. They were written to provide information about Jesus, to meet the liturgical needs of the early Christian community, to address polemical issues within the community, and to evangelize others. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above."

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  • 24. 

    _________________involves the reading of the text in the light of oppressive structures of patriarchal society. It is used to facilitate a better understanding of what is to be interpreted and to arrive at a unity of truth.

    Correct Answer
    FEMINIST CRITICISM
    Explanation
    Feminist criticism involves analyzing a text by considering the oppressive structures of patriarchal society. This approach helps to gain a deeper understanding of the text and to find a common understanding of truth.

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  • 25. 

    It communicates the biblical message in the form of story and personal testimony, which can reshape or influence the world of the reader. WHAT KIND OF CRITICISM?

    • A.

      NARRATIVE

    • B.

      FEMINIST

    • C.

      LITERARY

    Correct Answer
    A. NARRATIVE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NARRATIVE. This is because the statement mentions that the communication of the biblical message is done in the form of a story and personal testimony. This aligns with the characteristics of narrative criticism, which focuses on analyzing the narrative elements and storytelling techniques used in a text to understand its meaning and impact on the reader.

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  • 26. 

    The world before the text (the reader) concerns the world of meaning that the text generates.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the world before the text refers to the reader's understanding and interpretation of the text. It suggests that the meaning of the text is created by the reader's prior knowledge, experiences, and perspectives. This implies that the reader plays an active role in constructing meaning from the text based on their own world of meaning.

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  • 27. 

    Why is it impossible to restore the original text? One of the reasons is that, the original copies (called ________) have been lost or have been found.

    Correct Answer
    autographs
    Explanation
    It is impossible to restore the original text because the original copies, known as autographs, have either been lost or have been found. This means that the original handwritten manuscripts or documents that were used to create the text are no longer available or have been discovered. Without these original copies, it is not possible to accurately recreate or restore the exact wording and content of the original text.

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