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Learn to Read the Bible Effectively Question sheet 1


To help you in your learning, we have prepared questions based on the material in each session. They are designed to make you think about what you have read. We suggest that you underline or ring the correct answer or answers and send your answers to your tutor when you have completed the four sessions on each sheet.

Session 1
1 Who is the author of the Bible? (a) Paul (b) Moses (c) God (d) Jeremiah The books of the Bible were written over a period of (a) 50 years (b) 100 years (c) 200 years (d) 1,600 years How many separate books does the Bible contain? (a) 66 (b) 39 (c) 27 (d) 45 The Bible was originally written in (a) Hebrew (b) Greek (c) Latin (d) English Which of the following books is the odd one out? (a) Matthew (b) Luke (c) Acts (d) Genesis Who wrote the first five books of the Bible? (a) Daniel (b) Samuel (c) Moses (d) Ezra What was the sure word that Peter referred to in his second letter? (a) good conduct (b) singing (c) prophecy (d) talking What did Paul mean by inspiration in his second epistle to Timothy? (a) God-breathed (b) stimulation (c) knowledge (d) impulse Is Bible study important to us? (a) yes (b) no (c) dont know (d) not sure

Session 2
1 The universe was formed (a) by chance (b) by the power of God (c) by evolution Science has disproved the Bible story of creation (a) yes (b) no (c) dont know (d) possibly The human race was destroyed by (a) a plague (b) the flood (c) nuclear war Whose family survived the flood? (a) Adams (b) Enochs (c) Methuselahs (d) Noahs What did God promise Abram? (a) a land (b) a blessing (c) a son (d) a house Which of these New Testament books contain references to the promises to Abraham? (a) Luke (b) Philemon (c) Galatians (d) Jude The Old Testament is out of date and can be ignored (a) yes (b) no (c) dont know (d) could be What part of the Old Testament did Jesus use to explain about himself to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus? (a) writings of Moses (b) writings of the prophets (c) the Psalms (d) Proverbs

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10 Who is the person referred to in Isaiah chapter 53? (a) God (b) Hezekiah (c) Jesus (d) John the Baptist

Learn to Read the Bible Effectively Question sheet 1

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Session 3
1 The word testament means (a) a will (b) a covenant (c) evidence (d) declaration In the Bible a covenant is (a) an agreement (b) a promise (c) a treaty (d) a covering The covenant God made with Noah was that (a) there would never be another flood (b) the rainbow was the sign of guarantee (c) the earth would be destroyed in the future (d) it only applied to Noah and his family In the Bible the word prophecy means (a) teaching Gods law (b) foretelling the future (c) astrology (d) soothsaying Have the Bibles prophecies about the Jews come true? (a) yes (b) no (c) dont know (d) might have The Jews are a unique people because (a) they are Gods people (b) they are witnesses to Gods existence (c) they are very clever (d) most people dislike them Which of these nations are the subject of prophecy? (a) Philistines (b) Ammon (c) Jordan (d) Japan

Session 4
1 How should we read the Bible? (a) with an open mind (b) as a duty to be done (c) with reverence as the Word of God (d) to confirm our own ideas How often should we read the Bible? (a) on Sundays (b) occasionally (c) every day (d) when we need help from God Where are the lands of the Bible situated? (a) Africa (b) America (c) Middle East (d) China What land was promised to Abraham? (a) Egypt (b) Canaan (c) Edom (d) Shinar How many sons did Jacob have? (a) 2 (b) 6 (c) 12 (d) 1 Who led the Israelites out of Egypt? (a) Aaron (b) Moses (c) Joshua (d) David Which mountain was used by God to give His laws to the people? (a) Hermon (b) Tabor (c) Olives (d) Sinai

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