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1) With this type of translation, the translators are concerned about translating the words, but when there is difficulty matching the words of our language with the original language, the translators convey a similar meaning instead:

a. Paraphrase
b. Literal
c. Modern
d. Dynamic Equivalent

2) What is an example of historical context:

a. Taking into consideration the previous and following verses of a passage
b. Samaritans were strongly disliked by their Jewish neighbours
c. Poetry often contains significant symbolism
d. Letters should be read in one sitting, instead of in pieces

3) Examples of genre include:

a. Poetry, parable, narrative
b. Literal, Dynamic Equivalent, Paraphrase
c. Literary context, historical context, cultural context
d. Commentary, Dictionary

4) When reading the Bible, it is important to:

a. Discover your own truth
b. Try to get at the original meaning
c. Remember that what a verse means to you, might mean something very different to someone else
d. Ignore things you don’t understand

5. Who wrote the letter to the Galatians?

a. Peter
b. Jesus
c. Timothy
d. Paul

6. In 1 Corinthians 13, what three things last forever?

a. Spiritual gifts
b. Faith, hope and love
c. Knowledge
d. Sacrifice

7. When interpreting parables, it is important to:

a. Avoid making the details too important
b. Understand that everything Jesus said had a symbolic meaning that represents something in our world or in our lives
c. Not take them too seriously—they are only stories
d. Understand that they were never intended for us to fully understand them

8. Poetry is not found in the following places in the Bible:

a. Psalms
b. Isaiah
c. Philippians
d. None of the above

9. The most popular kind of Psalm is:

a. Psalms of thanksgiving & praise
b. Royal Psalms
c. Liturgical Psalms
d. Psalms of lament

10. Rewarding Bible study starts with and includes…

a. Find the right time and place
b. Choosing the right tools (Proper translation and possibly a good commentary or Bible dictionary)
c. Considering the context of the passage
d. Trying to find the truth that you already know in the Bible
e. Trying to understand the original meaning
f. All of the above
g. a, b & c
h. a, b, c & d
i. a, b, c & e

11. In most parables, how many main points are there?

a. 1
b. 2-3
c. Many
d. It doesn’t matter

12. The story of Job teaches us…

a. That it is important to ensure other people speak appropriately about God
b. That we must be honest with God
c. That if something about God does not make sense to us, we should keep it to ourselves
d. That if we are unhappy with God, we should keep it to ourselves.

13. When interpreting narrative, it is important to…

a. Learn from the examples and not necessarily imitate the heroes of the story
b. Learn from the examples and imitate the heroes of the story
c. Understand that they are just stories and we shouldn’t take them too seriously
d. Understand that they are just stories and probably have no real historical content

14. The New Testament Letters should be read…

a. A few verses at a time
b. One chapter at a time
c. With the understanding that you should not concentrate too much on the details
d. In a similar way that you would read a letter from a friend or family member

15. The best way to read the Bible is:

a. In the morning, before you start your day
b. In the evening, right before going to bed
c. Always considering the context
d. With a commentary or Bible dictionary handy
e. Regularly