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1.. This division of the Psalms, mentioned above, is probably made...

1.. This division of the Psalms, mentioned above, is probably made to mirror  _____________ (FSB 827).

A.God's perfect, holy nature, symbolized by 7

B.The 5 books of the Pentateuch

C.The 12 tribes of Israel

D.The 10 Commandments


2..Some of the Psalms are _____________ poems, which means that the successive sections begin with the different letters of the Hebrew alphabet, in alphabetic order; the most obvious example of these is Psalm 119 (pg. 950 in FSB).

A.Metaphoric

B.Synthetic

C.Metrical

D.Acrostic


3.. The major feature of poetry in the Hebrew Old Testament is a design called parallelism. This is briefly explained in FSB on page 823, with a chart on page 1008. FSB 1008: What kind of parallelism does the second line of poetry restate the idea of the first?

A.Synonymous

B.Antithetic

C.Number

D.Developmental


4.. In Hebre poetry, in what type of parallelism does the second line contrast the idea of the first line?

A.Developmental

B.Antithetic

C.Number

D.Synonymous


5.. In Hebrew poetry, in what type of parallelism does the second line extend or build upon the idea of the first line?

A.Synonymous

B.Developmental or Synthetic

C.Number

D.Anithetic


6.. Biblical scholars have categorized the psalms into various genres, forms or types (FSB 823-825). Understanding the different types of psalms helps us to understand each psalm's purpose. Which psalm type (FSB 823-824) is a cry to God for help brought on by hardship or despair, which is mixed with trust in God?

A.Thanksgiving

B.Royal

C.Praise 

D.Lament


7.. Which type of Psalm does not focus upon a specific situation, but calls attention to the general power, ove and protective care of God? (FSB 823-824)

A.Thanksgiving

B.Royal

C.Lament

D.Praise


8.. Which type of psalm emphasizes the role of a human king as God's chosen leader for Israel?

A.Praise

B.Lament

C.Royal

D.Thanksgiving


9..Which type of Psalm has not only a plea to God for help, but then celebrates the fact that God responded to the prayer and rescued the person?

A.Royal

B.Lament

C.Praise

D.Thanksgving


10.. Psalm 30 is an example of a "Thanksgiving Psalm." It opens with praise to God (vs. 1-5), then recounts the problem that came to the poet (vs. 6-7). Then in verse 8-10, the poet addresses God, saying, "I will cry out to you, O Lord. I will plead to the Lord for _____________." (God's Word version)

A.Mercy

B.Pity

C.Salvation

D.Compassion


11..The Lament is another Psalm type.  The usually have an address (to whom is the prayer given?), an expression of trust, the narration of a problem, the explicit request for help, and then some concluding words of trust as the poet waits for God to act. In Psalm 3, what is the Psalmist's problem?

A.He is sick and dying

B.He is mourning the loss of a loved one

C.He has lost his wealth

D.He is being attacked by enemies


12.. In Psalm 3 the author expresses trust in God by saying, "But you O LOD, are a ______________ that surrounds me."

A.Fire

B.Shield

C.Sword

D.Cloud


13..In Psalm 3, the author also expresses trust in God in verse 4, when He says that God answers his cry for help from ___________________.

A.The Ark of the Covenant

B.His holy temple

C.His majestic throne

D.His holy mountian


14..In another Psalm Lament, David pleads with God to hear him.  in verse one he says, "If you remain silent, I will be like those who go ______________."

A.Into the valley of death

B.Into exile

C.Into the pit

D.Away from Your presence


15..David ends Psalm 28 with a statement of praise and trust, praying, "Save your people, and bless those who belong to you. Be their _______________, and carry them forever."

A.Warrior

B.Redeemer

C.King

D.Shepherd


16.. In Psalm 109, another Lament of David, he talks about his desperate situation by saying in verse 23 "I fade away like ____________________. I have been shaken off like a grasshopper."

A.A setting sun

B.The morning mist

C.A faint echo

D.A lengthening shadow


17..Once again David ends his lament, this time in Psalm 109, with a word of praise and trust in God.  He says that he will praise God, because God "stands beside ________________."

A.The Ark of the Covenant

B.Those who mourn

C.The archangels

D.Needy people


18.. Psalm 137 is a Lament written by someone in Exile.  It starts off, "By the rivers of ______________, we sat down and cried as we remembered Zion." (select all that apply)

A.Assyria

B.Egypt

C.Babylon

D.Israel


19.,Psalm 8 is an example of a Praise Psalm. It praises God that He has given ____________ such a high or exalted role over the rest of God's creation.

A.Archangels

B.Israelite kings

C.Angels

D.Humans


20.. Psalm 27 is another beautiful example of a Praise Psalm.  It starts off, "The Lord is my __________________ and my salvation. Who is there to fear?"

A.Peace

B.Light

C.Anchor

D.Strength


21..Psalm 27 goes on to say, "I have asked one thing from the LORD. This I will seek: to remain in the LORD''s house all the days of my life in order to gaze at ______________________."

A.The angelic hosts

B.The LORD;s beauty

C.The LORD's majestic glory

D.The saints in glory


22.. Psalm 27 ends with an expression of trust or faith in God with a common synonym in the Psalms for trust. The Psalmist says that he will: _______________________."

A.Bring an offering to the LORD

B.Bow down to the LORD

C.Pray to the LORD

D.Wait with hope for the LORD


23.. In Psalm 46, another Praise Psalm, the Psalmist starts off "God is our _______________ and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble."

A.Refuge

B.Light

C.Salvation

D.Shepherd


24..Psalm 46 goes on to praise God that He is a savior when nature seems to fall apart (vss. 2-3), or when human politics and ____________ threaten us (vs. 9).

A.Famine

B.Flooding

C.Economic loss

D.War


25.. Psalm 48 praises God taht He has chosen to stay close to His people on Mount ____________ (a synonym for Jerusalem) and defend them.

A.Sinai

B.Zion

C.Carmel

D.Tabor


26..Psalm 121 reminds us that "My help comes from Yahweh (remember the word LORD in all caps in your Bible is a way of designating God's actual name "Yahweh"), the maker of heaven and earth." Then, in verses 3-8, what is God's role among His people? He is the ________________ of Israel."

A.Shepherd

B.The Rock

C.The Light

D.The Guardian


27..

Psalm 150 concludes, "Let ___________________________ praise the LORD/Yahweh!"

A.The valleys and hills

B.The people of Israel

C.The angel hosts

D.Everything that breathes


28..Psalm 2 is a Royal Psalm.  I talks about the _______________ (v. 1) who want to break free from the rule of God's king, and describes God's divine establishment of the authority of this king (vs. 7-12).

A.Nations

B.Israelites

C.The poor

D.Rebels


29.. The divine proclamation by God concerning the King in Psalm 2:7, that He said to the king, "You are my ____________" was repeated by God the Father about Jesus at His baptism and again on the Mount of Transfiguration.

A.Warrior

B.King

C.Son

D.Beloved


30..Psalm 45 celebrates the wedding of a king. The new bride is encouraged to" ______________ your people and . . . your father's house" because she now is part of the family of her great husband (v. 10).

A.Hate

B.Ridicule

C.Remove

D.Forget


31.. The Wisdom Psalms are best understood as meditations on the great truths of life. Psalm 139 discusses the fact that we can never _____________________.

A.Have too many children

B.Get far away from God

C.Have too many friends

D.Let our guard down


32.. Psalm 49 discusses the fact that it is often evil people who become rich and powerful in this life, and that fact tempts us to give up the faith. But all humans die, just like animals. But hope is held out for believers in verse 15: "But God will buy me back me back from the power of __________ because he will take me."

A.Sin

B.Satan

C.Hell

D.Corruption


33.. Psalms 14 and 15 discuss the fact that most humans turn away from God, but it is those who actually try to follow God (trust in Him) who have a place reserved in God's __________ (15:1) with God."

A.Temple

B.Tent

C.Kingdom

D.City


34.. Psalm 1 is a Wisdom Psalm placed at the beginning of the entire book to give a theme or mood to the use of the psalms. There, the person who "delights in the teachings of the LORD/Yahweh" (v. 2) is the person who "___________" (v. 3).

A.is happy most of the time

B.Succeeds in everything he does.

C.Suffers less than his enemies

D.Learns to deal with disappointment


35.. The book of Proverbs is a collection of "sayings that offer _________________" (FSB 984).

A.Advice in how to become wealthy

B.Guidance in how to save yourself

C.Tools to put down your enemy

D.Practical advice for daily life


36.. Proverbs 1:7 gives us the theme for the whole book (and really, for all Wisdom Literature): "_______________ is the beginning of knowledge."

A.The fear of the LORD/Yahweh

B.Listening to your parents

C.Hard work

D.Years of study


37.. Proverbs 10 teaches us that "Hate starts quarrels, but love _________________" (vs. 9, 12).  

A.Accepts everything

B.Covers every wrong

C.Stops quarrels

D.Is blind to faults


38.. Ecclesiastes looks at life from a purely human perception, and sees what human reason and experience alone can tell us. It examines many possible goals or purposes for human life, and it concludes over and over again that human existence (apart from God) is ________________ (NIV text from FSB, Ecl. 1:2).

A.Wonderful

B.A joyful labor

C.A struggle but worth it

D.Meaningless


39.. Although Ecclesiastes is pretty depressing, it gives us a glimpse of hope and of our true purpose at the end of the book when it encourages us to "remember your Creator when you are young" and "Fear God." There is also a hint about our purpose in chapter 3, verse 11, when it says that God has "put a sense of _________ in people's minds." This is so we might seek Him and and know, according to the Christian point of view, that He has sought and found us in Christ.

A.Anxiety

B.Passion

C.Eterntiy

D.Dissatisfaction

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