About the Bible Knowledge Exam
Acadia Divinity College strives to help students acquire a solid understanding of the content of the Bible and learn how to interpret the scriptures. One way ADC helps is through the course Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013). This course is a comprehensive survey of the Bible spread over two terms using online instruction. The final exam for the course is the ADC Bible Knowledge Exam.
Who should take the Bible Knowledge Exam?
- Some incoming students may wish to attempt to test out of Survey of the Bible BIBL 5013 by taking the Bible Knowledge Exam prior to beginning their studies at ADC. Those who score more than 65% on the exam will be permitted to take an elective in the place of BIBL 5013.
- Students wishing to enroll in Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5023 or Interpreting the New Testament BIBL 5033 must first pass the Bible Knowledge Exam or enroll in Survey of the Bible BIBL 5013 (which may be taken concurrently with BIBL 5023 and/or BIBL 5033). Students need not pass the Bible Knowledge Exam to enroll in other graduate-level courses.
Details on the Exam
The Bible Knowledge Exam consists primarily of multiple choice questions, with some true/false and matching questions as well. It is administered entirely online with a time limit of 1.5 hours. The test is 100 questions generated at random from a bank of 1,000 questions.
How Can I Prepare
To prepare for the exam we recommend reading the Bible from beginning to end. Questions on the test come from every book in the Bible and focus on main characters, key events and places, important and recognizable passages, and main themes in each book. In addition to reading the Bible, an excellent website for study and preparation is http://www.enterthebible.org/
Take the Bible Knowledge Exam
Step 1. Secure a Proctor and Time
The student must have a proctor (e.g. a pastor, church staff, or professor) to administer the exam. Arrange the time you will take the test, and acquire their email address before doing step 2. Wherever you will take the test, you must have stable internet and a computer or tablet.
Step 2. Create a User Account
With your proctor name and email secured, the student will create a user account using the button on the right side of this page. This will allow you to access the exam and see your results following the exam. Your proctor will also receive the instructions for the exam after you create your user account.
Step 3. Take the Exam
The student cannot, at any time during the test, open any other application or webpage on their computer. The student is also not allowed to access any notes or books during the test (the proctor will be informed of this when they receive the instructions as well). Click the link on this page to launch the test, at which time you will be asked to sign in with the user account you created in Step 3. Your proctor will have the password to allow you access to the exam. Once started you will have 90 minuites to complete the test. Once the test is complete and submitted you will be able to review your score and all of your answers.