Can You Get a Perfect Score On This Difficult Bible Quiz?


By: Robin Tyler

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About This Quiz

Even if you are not a Christian, there is no denying that the Bible is an incredible book. Why? Well, just think about it. Many parts of it were written thousands of years ago. There are not many ancient manuscripts like it in the world are there? And if you are a believer, then it is the word of God, given down to man to help instruct, rebuke, teach, guide and so much more. 

And its impact on the world cannot ever be underestimated. In 2007, Time Magazine wrote that the Bible "has done more to shape literature, history, entertainment, and culture than any book ever written. Its influence on world history is unparalleled, and shows no signs of abating." Still today, more than 100 million Bibles are bought each year, something that no other book can boast. The catalyst for this incredible story has the printing press to thank. No doubt the Gutenberg Bible, the first book to be mass printed in the 1400s, was the catalyst that continues today. 

But enough about the history of the Bible, this is a quiz about what you will find in it. Just how much do you know about the "Good Book"? This quiz will seriously put you to the test!

Good luck!


Of the books in the Old Testament, two are named after women. One is Esther, what is the other?

The book of Ruth is the eighth book of the Old Testament. In Matthew, Ruth is one of the five females mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus. It's interesting to note that Ruth was not an Israelite but from Moab.


True or false? Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.

By raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus showed that he had power over everything. Lazarus had been dead for four days before Jesus performed his miracle.


When Judas betrayed Jesus, how much was he paid?

It took the promise of 30 pieces of silver for Judas to betray Jesus to the Pharisees and Roman authorities. He never used them as his guilt grew from what he had done and he hung himself.


The first sermon given by Jesus is often called "The Sermon on the Mount." What else is it known by?

While speaking to the disciples and the crowd that gathered to listen to him, Jesus preached about eight blessings. For example, "Blessed are the weak, for they shall inherit the Earth." These are known as the Beatitudes.


In the New Testament, what is said to be the root of all evil?

Yes, it is money! Even though this is a Biblical quote, it is pretty well known around the world. It is mentioned in 1 Timothy 16:10 which says, "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs."


How did Judas identify Jesus to the Pharisees and Roman authorities on the night he was arrested?

Judas left the Last Supper and told the authorities that Jesus would be praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. He took them there and kissed Jesus on the cheek to identify him. At that point, Jesus was arrested.


In order to marry Laban's daughter, Rachel, what was Jacob expected to do?

The story of Jacob, Laban and Rachel is told in Genesis 29:16-30. Jacob was tricked by Laban into working 14 years for the hand of Rachel in marriage. Jacob was to marry her after seven years, but Laban married off his oldest daughter, Leah, instead, something Jacob only found out the next morning. And so he worked another seven years to marry Rachel.


True or false? Luke, who penned a Gospel bearing his name, was a doctor.

Luke, often called Luke the Evangelist, was a disciple of Paul. Not only did he pen the Gospel of Luke but Acts as well. In Paul's letter to the Colossians, it is mentioned that Luke is a physician.


Of the options below, which is the Egyptian for whom Joseph worked?

The book of Genesis tells us that Joseph worked for Potiphar, gaining his trust. It also tells us that Potiphar was a military man and was the captain of the guards of Pharaoh's palace.


Why was Joseph jailed by Potiphar?

The Bible tells us that after Potiphar's wife failed in her attempts to seduce Joseph, she accused him of rape. It was at this point that Potiphar had him thrown in the dungeon after his wife asked him not to execute Joseph, which was the punishment for rape at the time.


True or false? David is an author of many of the writings found in the book of Psalms?

David penned many of the Psalms found in the book of Psalms in the Old Testament. Perhaps the most famous is Psalm 23, often called "The Lord is my Shepherd." This was written while David was on the run from King Saul.


In the Old Testament, who was Miriam?

The first time Miriam is encountered in the Bible is when she sees Pharaoh's daughter find baby Moses in the bullrushes, although she is unnamed at this point. Miriam played an important role once the Israelites left Egypt. She was the high priest for all the Israelite females.


Which of these IS a book of the old Testament?

The book of Job is found in the old Testament. It tells the story of Job, a man of immense faith who even when he goes through incredible hardships, does not turn away from the Lord.


The disciples of Jesus had many professions. Which one of them was a tax collector?

Matthew, the author of the first book of the New Testament, was a tax collector when he was called to follow Jesus. Tax collectors were despised by the people as they took their hard-earned cash. Matthew worked in Capernaum before answering the Lord's call.


Can you name the brother of Moses?

Aaron plays an important part in the story of Moses and the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, often serving as his brother's spokesman in dealing with Pharoah. He was later appointed the first high priest of the Israelites.


Jesus was often called of Nazareth but he wasn't born there? Where was he born?

Why was Jesus born in Bethlehem. Since it was Joseph's hometown, he had to return there to be counted in a census. He took Mary, his wife, with him. She was pregnant with Jesus at the time.


For how many days and nights did Jesus fast in the desert?

Following his baptism by John the Baptist, Jesus went out into the desert alone to fast. This is mentioned in various points in the Bible, including the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.


While in the desert fasting, Jesus faced temptation from whom?

While Jesus was fasting in the desert, he was tempted by Satan on a number of occasions. In Hebrews, it says, "In every way that we are, except without sin.” The Bible mentions that Satan tempted Jesus on four occasions.


A persecutor of Christians, Saul had an encounter with God on the road to which city?

Saul was a Jewish leader who spent much of his time hunting down members of the new Christian movement. While traveling to Damascus, he had an encounter with God which turned him into a follower. Many of the books of the Bible are attributed to him.


In the Gospel of Mark, who tells Mary that she will give birth to Jesus?

Only three angels are ever named in the Bible. Gabriel is one of them. Gabriel comes to Mary to tell her she is pregnant by the Holy Spirit. He also appears to Zechariah, to tell him he will have a son. That son is John the Baptist.


In which of the two gospels do Jesus' Beatitudes appear?

At Jesus' first sermon, commonly known as the Sermon on the Mount, he listed eight Beatitudes. For example "Blessed are the weak, for they shall inherit the Earth." This sermon is mentioned in the gospels of Matthew and Luke.


Can you name Jesus' cousin?

Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Elizabeth, the mother of John, were cousins. So although John and Jesus were not first cousins, they certainly were related in an earthly sense.


The three wise men who visited Jesus after his birth brought gifts? What were they?

The Bible tells us that wise men in the East had seen the star in the sky which they read to proclaim the birth of a great king. They traveled to find Jesus and while most people assume they found him in Bethlehem after his birth, it was only later that they found him and brought him gifts.


What was the name of the Jewish ruler at the time of Jesus' birth?

Herod Antipas was the Jewish ruler at the time of Jesus' birth. Although he is often referred to as a king, he had the title of tetrarch, or "ruler of a quarter." Herod died in 39 AD.


Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, worked with his hands. What profession did he do?

The Patron Saint of Workers for both the Protestant and Catholic faith, Joseph, the father of Jesus, was a carpenter. He even passed the trade on to Jesus. Joseph had four other sons and at least two daughters.


Can you name the second to last book of the Bible?

The book of Jude is the second to last in the Bible. Scholars believe it was written by Jude, the brother of James, one of Jesus' disciples. With only 25 verses, it is one of the shortest books in the Bible.


Of the people below, who recognized the child Jesus as the Messiah when he was presented at the temple.

It was a tradition for all Jewish children to be presented before God at the Temple in Jerusalem. When Joseph and Mary did this, Simeon, who had been told he would see the Messiah before his death, knew that baby Jesus was indeed the Messiah.


What did Jesus do that is commonly called the "Miracle at Cana"?

The "Miracle at Cana" is considered the first miracle performed by Jesus. Jesus, his mother and some of his disciples attended a wedding. Mary asked him to do something when the wine ran out. Jesus then turned water into wine.


True or false. One of the things Satan said Jesus should do is turn rocks into bread.

One of the first ways that Satan tempted Jesus was to tell him that as the Son of God he had the power to turn rocks and stones into bread to relieve his hunger from fasting. Jesus resisted and the devil left him.


What is the second to last book in the Old Testament?

Also part of the Hebrew Bible, the book of Zechariah is attributed to the prophet Zechariah and thought to have been written around 520 to 518 BC. This was during the reign of the Persian king, Darius the Great.


Of the 10 Commandments given by God to Moses, which is the fifth one?

It certainly would seem that the 10 Commandments are listed in order of importance, especially as they start out with that there are to be no other gods worshipped other than God. So honoring one's father and mother is very important. It is preceded by keeping the Sabbath holy and followed by don't murder.


Which of these books is part of the New Testament?

Written by Paul, the book of Titus is seen as an instruction to elders and bishops of the church. It makes specific reference to "false teachers," something Paul warns about which Jesus also mentioned in his teachings.


Once Cain had left the Garden of Eden, in which land did he settle?

Cain was banished from the Garden of Eden for killing his brother, Abel. In Genesis 4:16, the Bible mentions that he settled in Nod, which was to the east of Eden.


From the options below, can you name the Jewish high priest who had Jesus put on trial?

A Sanhedrin, Joseph Caiaphas was the Jewish leader behind the plot to kill Jesus. In 1990, an ossuary with the remains of "Caiphas, son of Joseph" was found by workers in Jerusalem. It was originally thought that it might be his bones inside but doubts now exist about this as there is no mention of him as a high priest.


When God started his creation process, what was the first thing he made?

Genesis 1:1 starts with "In the beginning, God created heaven and earth." It also mentions that the earth was without form. So the next thing that God created was light.


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