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Anne’s Quiz #6


"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." -- Genesis 1:1
These questions are all based on the first book of the Old Testament.

1. Which of the following is the 'correct' story of the creation of man?
a) "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
b) "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
c) "In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him."
d) "Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created."
e) all of the above
2. Why did Cain kill Abel?
a) He was upset that Adam loved Abel more.
b) He was upset that God liked Abel's offering better.
c) He mistook Abel for a wild lion.
d) He wanted Abel's flocks.
e) He didn't. That is just a popular myth.
3. How long was Noah in the ark?
a) 40 days
b) 150 days
c) 7 days
d) over a year
e) 40 years
4. How did the rite of circumcision begin?
a) In remembrance of the intent of Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.
b) To appease God after the flood so there would never be another one.
c) Moses wanted to punish the Israelites for sinning.
d) God made it a condition of his covenant with Abraham to make a nation of his descendents.
e) The women wanted to retaliate for the pain of childbirth.
5. Who, of the inhabitants, survived the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?
a) Hagar and Ishmael
b) Abraham and Isaac
c) Lot and his daughters
d) Abraham and Sarah
e) no one
6. How were Abraham and Sarah related?
a) Sarah was Abraham's half-sister
b) Sarah was Abraham's cousin
c) Abraham was Sarah's uncle
d) Abraham was Sarah's nephew
e) they weren't
7. Jacob convinced his older-by-minutes twin brother Esau to give him his birthright to inherit most of their father's wealth. How did he do this?
a) Jacob threw a temper tantrum when they were 4 years old and Esau consoled him by yielding the birthright.
b) Jacob bribed Esau with a meal of bread a pottage of lentiles when Esau was tired and hungry.
c) Rebekah, their mother, pleaded with Esau to give Jacob the birthright.
d) Esau knew he was dying of cancer so he asked Jacob to lead the family and take the birthright when their father died.
e) He told Esau of his dream that God had promised him the birthright.
8. Jacob had 2 wives simultaneously. How did this happen?
a) He wanted his cousin Rachel for a wife but had to marry her older sister Leah first, according to the local custom.
b) His parents each wanted him to marry someone from their own side of the family; so he did.
c) His first wife was kidnapped and he thought she had died, so he remarried and then got the first wife back.
d) He commuted between Sodom and Gomorrah and kept a wife in each city.
e) His first wife was barren so he had to marry again for heirs.
9. Jacob had 12 sons altogether, one of which was Joseph. Why didn't his brothers like Joseph?
a) They envied his coat-of-many-colors that their father had given him.
b) He brought evil reports of their doings to their father (he was a tattle-tale).
c) They knew he was Jacob's favorite.
d) He dreamed that he would reign over them in the future.
e) all of the above
10. How did the Israelites end up in Egypt?
a) Joseph led an army against his brothers and carried them off to captivity in Egypt.
b) Since Joseph was a trusted friend of Pharoah, his family moved closer to curry favor.
c) They came during the famine because Egypt, under Joseph's leadership, had storehouses of grain with which to feed people.
d) They were there to begin with.
e) They were fleeing the invading Babylonians.


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