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Bible Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of The Bible With These Questions

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Editor's Note: Quiz provided courtesy of HuffPost blogger Timothy Beal, author of "Biblical Literacy: The Essential Bible Stories Everyone Needs To Know."

The Bible is everywhere. It pervades our culture, from Mozart and Mary Shelley to Neko Case and the Coen brothers. It pervades our political discourse, from environmental policy and immigration reform to healthcare and social security. Marge Simpson quotes it all the time. So does President Obama, and so does any other politician who knows better.

If you’re not hearing its resonances, you’re missing a lot of the conversation. But neither are you alone.

In fact, recent polls indicate that biblical literacy is at an all-time low –- even among Bible believing evangelicals. Whether you’re religious, non-religious, or anti-religious, it’s time for Americans to gird their loins and get to know the Bible. Here’s a fun little pop quiz to get you started. How many of these Bible basics do you already know?

Biblical Literacy Pop Quiz
To get the highest score, get all the answers right in the fastest time!
The clock will start as soon as you submit your first answer.
Question 1 of 25

What are the first spoken words in the Bible?
"Hear, O Israel"
"Let there be light"
"Arise, shine; for your light has come"
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together"
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