The Bible and Literature


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Allusions commonly refer to _____.

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1. The term 'forbidden fruit' comes from the story of the temptation of _____.

2. When we hear the term 'in the belly of the whale,' the Biblical allusion is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Bible is a popular source of allusions in literature, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how it used. You will be assessed on your understanding of allusion and the ability to identify examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Bible story references
  • Allusion
  • Important texts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Bible
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Bible

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on The Bible and Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand biblical allusions
  • Identify examples of biblical allusions
  • Know important authors and texts
  • Discover that poetry is well known for alluding to the Bible