"Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all the depths; fire and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling His word; mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars; beasts and all cattle; creeping things and flying fowl; kings of the earth and all peoples; princes and all judges of the earth; both young men and maidens; old men and children. Let them praise the name of the LORD, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven." — Psalm 148:7-13

The green Quiz:
the Bible and the Environment,
Global Climate, and Similar Topics

Multiple Choice, True or False, Type in the Blank (spelling counts)

1. T or F: Neither any form of the word FREEZE (froze, frozen, etc.) nor any form of the word GAS (gasses, gaseous, etc.) appear in the Bible.


2. Which term does appear in the English Bible?

A. Charcoal    B. Petroleum    C. Rubber    D. Carbon   

3. Complete this verse of Scripture: "A righteous man regards the life of his ."

4. T or F: The Bible contains an instance of what might be called "organic water filtration."


5. Thinking Biblically, one might say that genetic engineering is:

A.  Wrong for the same reason that abortion on demand is wrong.
B.  Acceptable for altering fruits and vegetables, but not animals.
C.  Another form of applied science that can be well used or abused.
D.  Apparently what Jacob did in Genesis 30:37-43.

6. Mankind's God-given relationship to the earth and all its plants and animals is one of .

7. T or F: The laws found in Leviticus chapter 11 were given primarily to make sure that ancient Israel's diet was more healthy than they could have known apart from divine revelation.


8. Choose the phrase found in Scripture.

A.  None of the following.
B.  The planet Earth.
C.  The Milky Way galaxy.
D.   The solar system.

9. On an occasion when Jesus' disciples failed to wash their hands, the scribes and Pharisees found fault because:

A.  Of a tradition that had been passed down.
B.  They were very germ conscious.
C.  They didn't realize that the disciples had hand sanitizer.
D.  Jesus Himself HAD washed His hands.

10. God promised to bring His ancient people into a land "flowing with and ."

11. Depending on its context, the extra-Biblical term environment can refer to:

A.  A certain ecosystem.
B.  The contents of a test tube.
C.  The entire universe.
D.  All of the above.

12. Choose the extra-Biblical word defined as: "noting or pertaining to a class of chemical compounds that formerly comprised only those existing in or derived from plants or animals, but that now includes all other compounds of carbon."

A. Bio-degradable   B. Vegemitic   C. Organic   D. Carboniferous

13. T or F: God commanded Noah to take onto the ark only one pair of most animals, but seven pairs of all endangered species.


14. "Garbage dump" is the essential meaning of the common New Testament word for .

15. Considering that under the Old Covenant the life blood of untold thousands of animals was required for sacrificial offerings that God commanded, we conclude:

A.  That all animals which died this way will be resurrected along with God's saints.
B.  That all grain offerings such as Cain's are worthless.
C.  That to worship God as He requires is a weightier matter than respect for an animal's life.
D.  That God has no mercy toward animals.

16. A major aspect of the fear of global warming evaporates in consideration of God's promise: "...never again shall there be a to destroy the earth."

17. The extra-Biblical word ANTHROPOGENIC:

A.  Refers to the creation of the first man, Adam.
B.  Is an archaic synonym of unisex.
C.  Means caused or produced by humans.
D.  Refers to the DNA sequence that makes a person a genius.

18. Having learned of a case of pet dog being killed by its owner's neighbor who had become irate because of the dog's incessant barking, your friend says to you, "That guy should get locked up for life! Animals have rights, too!" Which of the following is the most Biblical response?

A.  I couldn't agree more!
B.  The neighbor should be brought to justice, but he has not committed the crime of murder.
C.  Let us pray for the soul of that dog.
D.  Just like people, animals also have responsibilities. The dog would be alive today if it had been more responsible in its barking.

19. Looking at the big picture, EXTINCTION is best attributed to:

A. God's curse    B. Cruel poachers   C. Big asteroids   D. Mindless predators

20. Choose the most Biblically sound statement about the global ecosystem:

A.  It is quite fragile and could be utterly ruined by humans someday.
B.  It is invulnerable and all environmental concerns are complete nonsense.
C.  God faithfully watches over it, but this does not mean humans have no responsibility toward it.
D.  According to the Bible, it does not exist.

21. T or F: The earthly ministry of Jesus Christ shows no "green consciousness".


22. Which human quality makes us unlike any animal?

A.  Our creation in the image of God.
B.  Our normal practice of lifelong monogamy.
C.  Our capacity for behavior not caused by instinct.
D.  All of the above.

23. Choose the one which is NOT a set of three ancient people groups of the Bible:

A.  the Kenites, the Amorites, and the Kadmonites

B.  the Hittites, the Perizzites, and the Rephaim

C.  the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites

D.  the Algorites, the Kyotoites, and the Treehuggim

24. Complete the Psalmist's ascription: "The is the LORD's, and all its ."

25. Which brief example of "reasoning in the Scriptures" do you find most persuasive?

A.  The Word is clear at Revelation 11:18 - "The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great, and should destroy those who destroy the earth." Mankind's trashing of the planet will be one of the primary reasons for Judgment Day.

B.  At Genesis 8:22 God said "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night Shall not cease." We can be sure that no human industry will ever be able to overthrow the force of this divine promise. However, Biblically defined abuse of the earth and its resources is to be detested as all sinful behavior should be detested.

C.  Although the term "Mother Nature" does not appear in the Bible, the idea is derived from the Bible. We should think of the earth as our mother who feeds us and cares for us, and ourselves as her good children, dependent on her bounty and ever seeking to honor and care for her.

D.  In the Old Testament, God commanded or permitted tree logging, animal sacrifices, and hunting. He never gave a commmandment regarding air or water pollution. Moreover, He Himself radically disrupted the global climate of the "world that then was" (2 Peter 3:6) by the great Flood. Jesus even once cursed a fig tree (Matthew 21:19,20)! Mankind need have no concerns whatsoever for the environment.