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    1.) Why was Abishag brought before king David?
           She was found to have been part of a plot to kill the king.
           She was a harlot and she was brought before David for sentencing.
           The king was old, and his servants had suggested to him that he select a virgin to sleep with him to keep him warm.
           She was aware of a plot to kill the Jews, and went before the king to tell him about it.

    2.) What do we know about the sexuality of Abishag?
           She was a harlot.
           She was a virgin.
           She was the mother of David's nephew.
           We are not told anything.

    3.) How far did they search for Abishag before she was brought to the king?
           Throughout all of Jerusalem.
           Throughout all the territory of Israel.
           Throughout all the territory of Israel and the neighboring territories.
           We are not told.

    4.) Where was Abishag from?
           She was a Shunammite.
           She was a Samaritan.
           She was a Hittite.
           She was a Hivite.

    5.) What are we told about Abishag's looks?
           She was homely.
           She was cross-eyed.
           She was beautiful.
           Nothing is mentioned.

    6.) Why did Abishag lie down with the old king?
           To keep him warm.
           She was the same height as the king was and they were going to use her to take the measurement for the king's tomb.
           She had just been captured and she was exhausted, so she hid in his bed.
           She was a harlot, and hoped to save her life by offering sexual favors to the king.

    7.) Which one of David's wives asked Solomon if Abishag could be given to Adonijah for a wife?
           Abigail, the widow of Nabal.
           Bathsheba, Solomon's mother.
           Haggith, Adonijah's mother.
           We are not told which one.

    8.) How did Solomon respond to the request?
           He ordered his servant Benaiah to kill the fatted calf in preparation for the wedding.
           He ordered his servant Benaiah to summons Zadok the priest to start discussing the wedding ceremony.
           He ordered his servant Benaiah to have Adonijah and Abishag thrown out of the palace.
           He ordered his servant Benaiah to kill Adonijah.

    9.) CONJECTURE: What else was implied by Adonijah's request for the hand of Abishag?
           Entitlement to the throne of king David.
           Entitlement to all the lands owned by Abishag's people.
           Entitlement to the whole harem that Abishag was mistress over.
           There was no other entitlement implied: Adonijah loved Abishag and that was all.

    10.) CONJECTURE: If Abishag's appearance was as is described in the first mention of her, what other scripture may have been written concerning her?
           Psalms 116
           Proverbs 7
           Ecclesiastes 2
           Song of Solomon

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