Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
The questions below refer to the selections “Psalm 23” and “Psalm 137.”
____1.Which of the following descriptions of God’s gifts to humankind is not stated in Psalm 23? |a. |Protection from evil |c. |Ecstasy and joy | |b. |Goodness and mercy |d. |Righteousness |
____2.According to the author of Psalm 23, the speaker’s interactions with God resemble the relationship of a flock to its shepherd because both the psalmist and a flock — |a. |follow and trust |c. |wander and wonder | |b. |live in a large group |d. |fear and flee |
____3.The banquet in Psalm 23 is a(n) —
|a. |ritual meal celebrated by God’s most devout followers | |b. |metaphor representing the wealth one will receive in exchange for trusting God | |c. |example of how followers of God will not need shepherds | |d. |metaphor for the comfort and protection God provides his followers |
____4.Psalm 23 suggests that in exchange for following God, people can expect — |a. |material gain |c. |peace and serenity | |b. |prestige and power |d. |a long, healthy life |
____5.In Psalm 137, what does “Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth” mean? |a. |Let me be burned by scalding hot food. | |b. |Let me be unable to speak. | |c. |Let me be able to stick out my tongue as far as possible. | |d. |Leave me alone while I am making faces. |
____6.What do the children of Edom want to do to the city of Jerusalem? |a. |Rebuild it |c. |Settle in it | |b. |Destroy it |d. |Write about it |
____7.The Hebrews weep by the waters of Babylon because they — |a. |regret going to war |c. |are wounded | |b. |miss their children |d. |are homesick |
____8.In Psalm 137, when the Hebrews remember and praise Zion, they are also recalling and hoping to regain a — |a. |chance to sing psalms | |b. |chance to make peace with the Babylonians | |c. |lost belief in their own God | |d. |safe place of their own to live |
____9.In Psalm 137, Mount Zion can be said to represent — |a. |all of Israel |c. |the countries of the Middle East...