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It is my assertion that many Christians have never read the bible. Over many years debating Christians I find that even the more knowledgeable of them don't really know much of the Old Testament and only a few selected parts from the New.
This quiz is part of a scientific experiment to test my assertion (
I am now unofficially upgrading it to an hypothesis).
The quiz is fair (
there are no trick questions, impossible questions or questions which require lateral thinking)
. It consists of thirty questions (
multiple choice with five choices per answer
) each of which is a single question about part of the bible, and scores one point. The questions are related directly to the content and do not require theological interpretation or extra-biblical sources.
Because it is multiple choice with 5 choices per question, a random score (
if you chose at random, making no attempt to answer correctly
) would be 1/5*30 = 6. A score of 6 or less therefore constitutes an abysmal level of knowledge which could be bettered by my computer selecting at random. A score of 6-12 is pretty terrible. A score of 13-18 is probably (
this is a prediction based on my last quiz and the results it produced
) about average for a theist. A score of 20 (
) is probably about average for an atheist (
yes, really, we do tend to know the bible better than most theists
). A score of 20 represents 66%, but I want to be pretty sure that the pass score indicates someone who has read the whole bible, so I am setting the pass slightly higher at 70% - or 21 out of 30. I think that is fair - and if you don't then tough, my quiz, my rules ;-)
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