Quiz On Approaches To The Bible

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SHORT ONLINE QUIZ ON APPROACHES TO THE BIBLE STUDY


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  • 1. 
    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.
  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    There are different approaches to the Bible because of varying interests. They could have identified from the __________to the extreme left.
  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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.
  • 6. 
    .“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 _____________”.
  • 7. 
    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.
  • 8. 
    There are _______main approaches in the study of the Bible, the so-called Diachronic and the Synchronic approach.
  • 9. 
    ______________________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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 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 _______________.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 15. 
    The world before the text ______________ concerns the world of meaning that the text generates.
    • A. 

      The Reader

    • B. 

      The Author

    • C. 

      The Writer

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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)
  • 21. 
    Thus, by determining the literary form, we can also determine the ________________ that is expressed by the text.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 26. 
    The world before the text (the reader) concerns the world of meaning that the text generates.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 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.