Here are some real answers on student tests in religion and Bible classes:


1. Ancient Egypt was inhabited by mummies and they all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and traveled by Camelot. The climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.

2. The Bible is full of interesting caricatures. In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. One of their children, Cain, asked, "Am I my brother's son?"

3. Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread which is bread made without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments. He died before he ever reached Canada.

4. Eventually, the Romans conquered the Greeks. History calls people Romans because they never stayed in one place for very long.

5. Nero was a cruel tyranny who would torture his subjects by playing the fiddle to them.

We may chuckle or even shed a tear over these misconceptions, but do any of us spend as much time in the Scriptures as we ought.


J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.