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1 Part I Multiple Choice Hebrews Quiz Unlike the other cultures the ancient world, the Israelites believed in a. a chief god they called Baal. c. multiple gods. b. one God they called Yahweh d. an earth-mother goddess and a god of rebirth. 2. The early Israelites trace the beginnings of their history back to a. Solomon c. Moses b. Terrance d. Abraham 3. King Solomon was responsible for all of the following things EXCEPT a. establishing new cities. c. fighting Goliath on Saul s b. constructing a magnificent behalf. temple to God in Jerusalem d. being known all around for being a wise king 4. The Jewish people did all of the following EXCEPT a. conquer the Chaldeans. b. remember their troubled history of slavery, exile, and return c. return to Jerusalem in 370 B.C. d. record their history and study it. 5. The Israelite tribes were ruled by judicial and military leaders called a. god-kings c. priests b. judges d. satraps 6. The holy Jewish writings compiled around 400 B.C. are called the a. Torah c. Micah b. Diaspora d. Ten Commandments 7. The Jewish festival of Passover celebrates a. the Israelite Exodus from Egypt. b. the construction of a temple in Jerusalem. c. the arrival of Abraham in Canaan. d. the unification of the northern and southern tribes. 8. The Israelite king who set up his capital in Jerusalem was a. Cyrus II c. David b. Saul d. Solomon

2 History 421 Fertile Crescent and Empire Builders and Hebrews 9. During their stay in Egypt, the Hebrews resided in (now think about this one before you say you don t know it) a. the city of Nineveh c. the desert of Sinai. b. the land of Goshen in the north of Egypt d. Canaan. 10. The Jewish holy writings were organized into the Torah by a. Saul c. Deborah b. Micah d. Ezra 11. Abraham most likely left Ur of the Chaldean region around the year (think) a B.C. c B.C. b B.C. d A.D. 12. The book of gives an overview of the creation as believed by the Hebrews. a. the Dead c. Exodus b. Genesis d. Leviticus 13. The book of describes the exit of the Hebrews from captivity in Egypt. a. Genesis c. Leviticus b. Exodus d. Numbers 14. The book of gives the first numbered census of the Hebrew people. a. Genesis c. Leviticus b. Exodus d. Numbers 15. After the death of Moses, the Hebrew people were led into the promised land by a. Joshua c. Deborah b. Gideon d. Samson 16. The land of Canaan was divided amongst the tribes of Israel. a. Ten c. Thirteen b. Twelve d. Twenty-four 17. King of Israel set up by Babylonians as puppet king. a. Hezekiah c. Obadiah b. Zedekiah d. Zacharia 18. Last judge of Israel, anointed Saul and David as king. a. Samson c. Deborah b. Elijah d. Samuel

3 Part II Match (8) Home of Aaron s staff, manna and ten commandments Jewish people living outside their homeland preacher who interprets God s will and tells of future events agreement of the highest order left Ur and settled in Canaan Led his people out of Egypt in an Exodus Female judge who planned a victorious Israelite attack on a Canaanite army Powerful judge who didn t cut his hair Hebrews Quiz 2010 a. monotheism b. covenant c. exodus d. prophet e. Ark of the Covenant f. Abraham g. Deborah h. Ezra i. Jeremiah j. Moses k. Samson Part III Short Answer (16) Answer any two of 1-3 and any two of "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For they that carried us away in captivity required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us joy, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion." (Psalms 137:1-3) What were the historical events reflected in this Psalm? (3) 2. Why have the Jews survived as a people, while other civilizations that we have studied have not? (3) 3. After the death of Solomon, the nation of Israel divided into two. Identify the two new nations and explain how they differed in leadership and fate. (3) 4. Identify the commandments that God gave Moses. (Hint: There are 10.) Do they have any relevance or purpose in society today? Why or why not? (5) Answer only 5. What is the connection between Judaism, Islam and Christianity? What are two of the two of 4-6 differences we have discussed in class? (5) 6. Describe the period of the Judges. When, who, where, why and how were the Hebrews ruled during this time? (5) Part IV Longer Answer 1. Outline the family tree of the Patriarchs with one brief story about each. (8) Answer only two of 1-3

4 Part V Map (5) Lines indicate countries or regions. Circles indicate rivers or bodies of water. Dots indicate cities or towns. 1. Jerusalem 2. Jericho 3. Ur 4. Judah 5. Babylon 6. Philistia 7. Dead Sea 8. Jordan River 9. Sea of Galilee 10. Mediterranean Sea

5 Answer Key Name: Part I Part II Part V

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