“Old Testament: Genesis–Ruth Learning Assessment Study Guide,” Seminary Learning Assessments (2016)
“Old Testament: Genesis–Ruth,” Seminary Learning Assessments
Doctrinal mastery questions: Understand the doctrines taught in the scripture mastery verses.
Context questions: Understand some of the key accounts, individuals, time periods, and symbolism.
What Moses knew that helped him overcome Satan (see Moses 1:4–7, 13)
Noah and the Flood: how the Flood might be considered a blessing to spirits not yet born and to the wicked living at the time of the Flood (see Moses 8:22–30; 2 Nephi 26:24; Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students , 38)
Moses’s calling to deliver Israel: what God told Moses to help him overcome his doubt (see Exodus 3:12, 17)
Key lessons learned from Israel in the wilderness: what the Lord gave Israel daily to remember Him (see Exodus 16:4–5), blessings of the tabernacle (see Exodus 25:8, 22; 29:43–46), how sacrifices described in the book of Leviticus pointed Israel to Jesus Christ (see Leviticus 1:3–9; 4:20–31; 16:21–22), and Caleb and Joshua’s response to the “evil report” (see Numbers 14:7–9)
Lessons learned from entering the promised land and overtaking Jericho (see Joshua 6)
The general timeline of key prophets: Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and Moses (see “Bible Chronology” in the Bible appendix; see also LDS.org)
Major individuals in the first part of the Old Testament: Adam, Eve, Moses, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Lot, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel, Esau, Joseph, Aaron, Caleb, Joshua, Balaam, Samson, Gideon, and Ruth
Doctrines and principles: Understand major doctrines and principles taught in the Old Testament.
The role of Jesus Christ in the Creation (see Moses 1:32–33)
Principles related to the Fall: what was done in the premortal life to overcome the Fall (see Moses 4:2), conditions after the Fall (see Moses 3:17; 4:11; 5:2; 6:48; 2 Nephi 2:22–23), and what Adam and Eve learned about the Fall after it occurred (see Moses 5:9–11)
Lessons learned about families and marriage from the Old Testament: reasons why marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God (see Moses 3:18–25), blessings reserved for individuals who remain faithful to their temple covenants (see Genesis 28:1–22; Old Testament Study Guide, 67–69), the relationship between husband and wife (see Moses 3:18–25; Genesis 2:24), commandments God has given those who are married (see Moses 2:26–28), and commandments God has given parents (see Moses 6:1, 5–6, 23)
Key terms: Understand the meaning of key terms.