At a time when basic knowledge of the Bible is in decline both inside and outside the church, Acadia Divinity College wants to help students acquire a solid understanding of the content of the Bible and learn how to interpret the scriptures. One way ADC helps graduate students learn the basic content of the Bible is through BIBL 5013 Survey of the Bible. This course is a comprehensive survey of the Bible spread over two semesters using both live and online instruction. The final exam for the course is the ADC Bible Knowledge Exam.

Some incoming students may wish to attempt to test out of 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.

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.

When and How

The student MUST have a proctor (e.g. a pastor or professor) to administer 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 call for instructions).

The student will contact Danny Zacharias one week prior to the date they wish to take the exam to ensure the date is acceptable. 2 days before the exam the proctor will contact Danny by email to receive a password and instructions for the exam.

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