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BIBLE-Q is a trivia-type game with 600 multiple-choice questions drawn from the Bible (600 more available with registration). Bible students and teachers of the church school variety will certainly want this in their collections. Test youself and others on a wide range of topics including geography of the Biblical lands, personalities, incidents, and teachings of the Gospels. Players can choose the category and difficulty level of the question. Combine with WORDWORKER (PC-SIG disk #'s 581, 582) and you have the foundation for an excellent on-line scripture study system.
BIBLE-Q DOCUMENTATION DESCRIPTION: "Bible-Q" is a quiz-type game for the IBM PC and compatibles. It is designed to challenge your factual knowledge of the Scriptures and to encourage you to dig in them. The shareware version of the game contains 600 multiple-choice questions drawn from the Scriptures. More questions are available through registration. THE SHAREWARE CONCEPT: "Bible-Q" is provided as user-supported software. User-supported software is a means for the computing community to receive quality software and at the same time support software authors directly. It is based on the following assumptions: The user can best determine the value and usefulness of software by trying it on his own system. After trying a program one can tell whether it serves his or her applications, needs, and tastes. The creation of independent personal computer software can and should be supported by the computing community. People should be able to copy programs freely to make the most use of the powerful tools provided by electronic information. If you like this program and decide to make use of it, please register for $10. In return, you get the latest version of "Bible-Q" with 1200 questions. I also have another program called "Daily Bread" available. Please see below for a description of that program. Your support helps me maintain my hardware and software and in turn support you. Robert S. Smith 557 Plantation Rd. Pelican Lake, WI 54463 Copyright (C) 1986 - 1989 by Robert S. Smith. All rights reserved. Non-registered users are granted a limited license to use this product on a trial basis, and to copy the program for trial use by others subject to the following limitations: 1) This program is distributed as is. 2) No fee, charge, or other consideration is requested or accepted. Shareware distributors who charge for disks must have written permission to distribute this program. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Beyond an IBM PC or good compatible with one disk drive and 256 K of memory, no special equipment is necessary. The game runs equally well on monochrome or color systems. 1 SPECIAL OFFER I have another program called "Daily Bread." This program is a calendar which displays the day, date, a Bible passage, and a suggested Bible reading. The readings cover the entire Bible over the course of a year. You can run "Daily Bread" in a memory-resident mode and pop up passages over your applications. Verses are available from either the King James Version or the New International Version. To receive the latest registered copies of both "Daily Bread" and "Bible-Q," send $15. Also available: Quizzle, a program which allows you to generate your own quizzes in a Bible-Q format. Quizzle allows you to use your word processor to generate quizzes as long as it can handle ASCII or DOS text files. Add $10 to registration for this program. INSTALLATION: First you will probably want to make a backup copy of the game. Use the "diskcopy" command or the "copy a:*.* b:" command. Then set aside one of the disks in your archive. To start the game, boot your computer with your DOS disk. At the A> prompt insert your "Bible-Q" disk in the a: drive, type "bq" (no quotes), and hit enter. The game will load automatically. You may also copy the files to your hard drive, if you have one, and run the game from there. The only thing to remember is that the game must be run from the default drive and the default subdirectory. For example, if you copy this game to a directory called c:\games you must be in that directory when you type "bq" to run the program. You can change to that directory with the "cd" change directory command. The program must be able to find the data files (cat1.dat through cat5.dat). Note: "Bible-Q" is also available on 3.5" diskettes. SOUND If you want sound while running the program, use the "s" switch when starting the program from the command line. Example: at the A> prompt type "bq s" (no quotes) and hit <enter>. Make sure there is a space between the "bq" and the "s. " COLOR With certain types of monochrome systems, the print may be hard to read because some text is bright while the rest is dim. If you have this problem, use the "c" switch at the command line. (At the prompt enter "bq c"). PLAYING THE GAME: "Bible-Q" is meant to be easy to play. Simply follow the onscreen instructions. There are modes of play. types of game. In the manual game the player(s) can choose the category and difficulty level of the question. In the automatic game the program does this automatically. 2 BIBLE REFERENCES: At the request of several users, Bible references were added so that users can check the context of the questions. At times no specific reference was applicable, so the program refers the user to a map or dictionary, or simply replies with the word "general." Here is a list of the abbreviations used for Bible books: OLD TESTAMENT Gn Genesis Ec Ecclesiastes Ex Exodus Sol Song of Solomon Lv Leviticus Is Isaiah Nu Numbers Jr Jeremiah Dt Deuteronomy Lm Lamentations Jos Joshua Eze Ezekiel Jdg Judges Dn Daniel Ru Ruth Ho Hosea 1 Sm 1 Samuel Jl Joel 2 Sm 2 Samuel Am Amos 1 Kgs 1 Kings Ob Obadiah 2 Kgs 2 Kings Jon Jonah 1 Chr 1 Chronicles Mic Micah 2 Chr 2 Chronicles Na Nahum Ezr Ezra Hab Habakkuk Ne Nehemiah Zph Zephaniah Est Esther Hg Haggai Job Job Zch Zechariah Ps Psalms Mal Malachi Pr Proverbs NEW TESTAMENT Mt Matthew 1 Tm 1 Timothy Mk Mark 2 Tm 2 Timothy Lk Luke Tt Titus Jn John Phm Philemon Ac Acts He Hebrews Ro Romans Jas James 1 Cor 1 Corinthians 1 Pe 1 Peter 2 Cor 2 Corinthians 2 Pe 2 Peter Ga Galatians 1 Jn 1 John Eph Ephesians 2 Jn 2 John Php Philippians 3 Jn 3 John Col Colossians Jd Jude 1 Th 1 Thessalonians Re Revelation 2 Th 2 Thessalonians 3 QUESTION CATEGORIES: The questions are arranged in five categories--Old Testament 1, Old Testament 2, Geography etc., Life of Jesus, and New Testament. The "Old Testament 1" category contains questions drawn from the books of Genesis through Ruth. "Old Testament 2" contains questions from 1 Samuel through Malachi. "Geography etc." contains questions on geographical facts drawn from the whole Bible. It also contains general questions on the Bible. "Life of Jesus" contains questions drawn from the four gospels. "New Testament" contains questions drawn in general from the New Testament. Each category has 120 (240 for registered version) questions. ENDING THE GAME: Press the Esc key. PRINTING QUIZZES You now have the option of printing out quizzes. This option appears on the first menu. Subsequent menus will display the types of quizzes available. This feature should be useful for Bible classes and church groups. TANDY USERS (& other compatibles) If you have arrow keys separate from your number pad, they may not work for the manual mode of the game. You may need to use the 2,4,6, or 8 keys for the arrow keys. THE BEREAN AWARD: Players scoring more than 30,000 points in the game get the Berean award on the scoreboard screen. What is the significance of this award? I can't tell you--it's related to one of the questions! AUTHOR: Robert S. Smith 557 Plantation Rd. Pelican Lake, WI 54463 ADDRESS FOR REGISTRATIONS "Bible-Q" PO Box 1790 White Salmon, WA 98672 (Wisdom Research has kindly consented to handle the registrations to free up my time for ministry and programming.) 4 REGISTRATION FORM BIBLE-Q 4.0 FOR THE IBM PC AND COMPATIBLES WR89 Invoice #________ (office use only) Date: _______________ Name: __________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ City _________________________ State ______ Zip _____________ Where did you receive your copy of "Bible-Q"? _____________________ Amount enclosed $__________ "Bible-Q" only __ "Bible-Q" and "Daily Bread" __ Add "Quizzle" __ Send $10 to register "Bible-Q." Send $15 if you would like to receive "Daily Bread" along with the latest version of "Bible-Q." A demo version of "Godspeed," a speedy Bible search program with many features, is included with orders of $15 or more. Add $10 if you would like "Quizzle" included. (Price may rise in coming years. Check with the author if the program file is more than 2 years old.) Check one: 5.25" 360 K diskettes __ 3.5" 720 K diskettes __ (add $1) Type of computer: Comments: Please make check payable to Wisdom Research and mail to: Bible-Q PO Box 1790 White Salmon, WA 98672 Thank you for your support.
Disk No: 628 Disk Title: BibleQ PC-SIG Version: S3.5 Program Title: Bible-Q Author Version: 4.1 Author Registration: $12.00 Special Requirements: None. BIBLE-Q is a trivia-type game with 1,000 multiple-choice questions drawn from the Bible. Bible students and teachers of the church school variety will certainly want this in their collections. Test youself and others on a wide range of topics including geography of the Biblical lands, personalities, incidents, and teachings of the Gospels. Players can choose the category and difficulty level of the question. Combine with WORDWORKER (PC-SIG disk #'s 581, 582) and you have the foundation for an excellent on-line scripture study system. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
BIBLEQ DOC Documentation for program CAT1 DAT Questions on Old Testament CAT2 DAT More questions on Old Testament CAT3 DAT Geography and general questions CAT4 DAT Questions on life of Jesus CAT5 DAT Questions on New Testament README Must read file before starting BQ EXE Main program BQ SET file with settings for program PRINTDOC BAT batch file to print documentation FILES TXT this file
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