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


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

A. Years of study
B. The fear of the LORD/Yahweh
C. Hard work
D. Listening to your parents


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. Thanksgiving




1.     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 mountain


1.     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 LORD; s beauty
B. The saints in glory
C. The LORD’s majestic glory
D. The angelic hosts


1.     Psalm 150 concludes, “Let ___________________________ praise the LORD/Yahweh!”

A. The people of Israel
B. The angel hosts
C. The valleys and hills
D. Everything that breathes


1.     Psalm 2 is a Royal Psalm.  I talk 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. The poor
B. Nations
C. Israelites
D. Rebels



1.     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. The archangels
C. Needy people
D. Those who mourn








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

A. Shield
B. Sword
C. Fire
D. Cloud


1.     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. Learns to deal with disappointment
B. is happy most of the time
C. Succeeds in everything he does.
D. Suffers less than his enemies


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

A. Developmental or Synthetic
B. Antithetic
C. Synonymous
D. Number


1.     The book of Proverbs is a collection of “sayings that offer _________________” (FSB 984).

A. Practical advice for daily life  
B. Advice in how to become wealthy  
C. Guidance in how to save yourself  
  D. Tools to put down your enemy



1.     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. Angels
B. Archangels
C. Israelite kings
D. Humans


1.     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 friends
B. Have too many children
C. Get far away from God
D. Let our guard down




1.     Proverbs 10 teaches us that  “Hate starts quarrels, but love _________________” (vs. 9, 12).

A. Accepts everything
B. Stops quarrels
C. Is blind to faults
D. Covers every wrong


1.     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. Light
B. Peace
C. Strength
D. Anchor


1.     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. Meaningless
B. A struggle but worth it
C. Wonderful
D. A joyful labor


1.     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


1.     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.”

A. Babylon
B. Assyria
C. Israel
D. Egypt


1.     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 lengthening shadow
B. A faint echo
C. A setting sun
D. The morning mist


1.     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 mourning the loss of a loved one
B. He is being attacked by enemies
C. He is sick and dying
D. He has lost his wealth


1.     Did you know that the Psalms are like a hymn book? Choose any Psalm and connect for us what type/genre of song you think the Psalm would have reflected in todays culture (rock, country, hip hop, r&b, etc) and expand on why you chose this genre to be the Psalms connection.