Can You Get More Than 11 Right on This Resurrection Quiz?

By: Tasha Moore
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About This Quiz

When was the last time you took a really interesting Resurrection quiz? Take this Resurrection test and be wowed by how much you'll learn. Did you know that the prophets that came before Jesus spoke of his Resurrection?  Why do you think Jesus only revealed himself to a select group of people after his Resurrection? Mary Magdalene and his eleven disciples may not have even known the answer to that question. (Recall that Judas, the twelfth disciple, realized a rather tragic ending before Jesus's "new beginning.")

The questions in this Resurrection quiz are simple, but there are loads of details to remember. Was Jesus's tomb shut or open when Mary Magdalene finally made her way there to anoint Jesus's body with spices and ointments? When she looked inside Jesus's sepulchre, did she find him walking around in there, or was he standing near her on the outside? When Jesus greeted his disciples after his resurrection, what were his first words? What was Jesus's first meal after experiencing such an extraordinary ordeal? 

We will help you find the right answers to these questions and so many more in this quiz. Have your Bible nearby, in case you want to check your answers. Let's get started!



Who was the first person to see Jesus's empty tomb?

In the Bible, John 20 describes how Mary Magdalene arrived at Jesus's tomb one day "early when it was yet dark" to find that the stone to the tomb had been removed. Mary Magdalene was a loyal follower of Jesus both before and after his death.

What woman accompanied Mary Magdalene and Mary "the mother of James" who went to the sepulchre to anoint Jesus's body?

According to Mark 15:42, Jesus died "the day before the Sabbath." The women waited, as Mark 16 states, "when the sabbath was past" to bring "sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him."

Who were the two disciples that entered Jesus's empty tomb?

Once Simon Peter and John received the news that Jesus was not in the sepulchre, they went to see for themselves. The Gospel of John states that at the sepulchre John first saw Jesus's "linen clothes lying."

What did Mary Magdalene see at the place where Jesus's body had lain?

As Mary Magdalene stood weeping outside of Jesus's sepulchre, she looked inside and saw two angels. John 20:12 recounts that she saw "two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain."

Who said to Mary Magdalene: "Woman, why weepest thou?"

Mary Magdalene was one of the first women to go to Jesus's sepulchre to anoint his body with spices and ointments, which was a burial custom among the Jews. John 20:15 also states that Jesus said to Mary, "Whom seekest thou?"

What did Jesus tell his disciples to receive when he breathed on them after his Resurrection?

In the Book of John, after Jesus breathes on the disciples, he proclaims that they were given power to absolve sin, saying, "Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained." One disciple was not with the others at the time.

On what day of the week did Jesus appear to the disciples?

According to Deuteronomy 5:13, no one was allowed to work on the Sabbath: "Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work." John 20:19 emphasizes that the "doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews," since they should have been working instead of communing with Jesus.

When Jesus first appeared unto his disciples, which disciple was not among them?

John 20:24 confirms, "But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came." During Thomas's absence, Jesus breathed on his disciples and told those present to receive the Holy Ghost.

How many days passed between the first and second appearances of Jesus to his disciples?

Disciple Thomas was present during the second meeting with Jesus after his Resurrection, as John 20:26 states: "And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them." Jesus greeted them all by saying, "Peace be unto you."

How did Jesus describe the "heart" of the two Emmaus disciples?

Two of Jesus's disciples were walking on a road to the village of Emmaus when Jesus appeared before them, according to Luke 24. Jesus responded to the disciples' disbelief when he said, "O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken."

When were the two Emmaus disciples made to recognize Jesus?

Luke 24:30-31 explains that Jesus "sat at meat" with the disciples. The disbelieving disciples "knew him" when "he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them."

After Jesus's Resurrection, what were the disciples doing when he appeared at the Sea of Tiberias?

John 21 explains that the disciples agreed to go fishing with Simon Peter. The third verse recounts how "they caught nothing" that night. When Jesus appeared on the seashore the next morning, "the disciples knew not that it was Jesus."

At the Sea of Tiberias, who said to Peter, "It is the Lord"?

In the Bible, John 21:7 names the "disciple whom Jesus loved" as the one who says this to Peter. Biblical scholars concede that the beloved disciple is John.

After his Resurrection, to whom did Jesus commission his disciples to preach?

Mark 16 confirms Jesus's order to his disciples: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature." Jesus goes on to explain that the disciples would be able to perform miracles, like casting out devils and speaking "with new tongues" in his name.

How many times did Jesus ask Simon Peter, son of Jonas, if he loved him?

John 21 recounts how Jesus and his disciples ate fish and bread by the Sea of Tiberias. While they dined, Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved him. After each of Peter's affirmative answers, Jesus said to him: "Feed my lambs" or "Feed my sheep."

How many days was Jesus seen after his Resurrection?

The Book of Acts, which follows the Gospel of John, explains that Jesus was "seen of [the disciples] forty days." While among them, Jesus spoke of things "pertaining to the kingdom of God."

What is the beginning order of Resurrections?

In 1 Corinthians, Apostle Paul teaches "every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward they that are Christ's at his coming." Jesus's Resurrection enables his believers to have immortal life after the death of the flesh.

Jesus told his disciples that they would be baptized with the Holy Ghost in how many days from his appearance to them?

Acts 1 states Jesus's words to the disciples concerning their baptism: "Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence." Prior to this statement, Jesus made a comparison between this form of baptism and baptism by water as was administered by John the Baptist.

What did Jesus say that the disciples were not to know about God's power?

According to Acts 1:6, the disciples asked Jesus after his Resurrection, "Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?" Jesus responded, "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power."

Jesus commissioned his disciples to act as what on his behalf?

Jesus commands, in Acts 1:8, that his disciples "shall be witnesses unto [him] both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." He mentions that this should occur "after that the Holy Ghost is come upon [them]."

The Gospel of Luke states that all things must be fulfilled about Jesus that are written where?

Luke 24:44 confirms Jesus's quoted words. In the verse, Jesus emphasized the three main parts of the Old Testament that concerned him: the law of Moses, meaning the books of Moses; the prophets that spoke of the Messiah; and the Psalms.

Jesus foretold of his Resurrection by using the example of what prophet?

In Matthew 12, religious leaders ask Jesus for signs that what he taught would occur. Jesus responds, "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."

In the Gospel of John, Jesus spoke of how many Resurrections?

In John 5:29, Jesus says, "And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." Jesus was responding to religious leaders who had emphasized Sabbath and hypocrisy laws instead of salvation.

After his Resurrection, what explanation did Jesus give Mary Magdalene when he advised her not to touch him?

While Mary Magdalene wept at the sepulchre, John 20 confirms that Jesus appeared to her but she didn't recognize him at first, "supposing him to be the gardener." When she finally realized it was Jesus, he warned her, "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father."

What cataclysmic event occurred during the time of Jesus's Resurrection?

Matthew 28:1-2 describes the event as a "great earthquake." Mary Magdalene and "the other Mary" had gone to the sepulchre to anoint Jesus with spices. "The angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door," enabling the women to see the sepulchre empty.

What two words did Jesus use to greet the women who left the sepulchre?

In Matthew 28:7-9 Mary Magdalene and "the other Mary" left the sepulchre after an angel instructed them to "tell his disciples that [Jesus] is risen from the dead." First, however, "Jesus met them"and they "held him by the feet, and worshiped him."

Who rolled back the stone from the sepulchre door?

According to Matthew 28:2-8, the angel's "countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow." He had "rolled back the stone from the door" and instructed the attendant women, who were of "fear and great joy," to send word of Jesus's Resurrection.

To whom did "the angel of the Lord" speak as he sat upon the sepulchre stone?

Matthew 28:2 confirms that the angel first rolled back the stone before he "sat upon it." The angel's words to the frightened women in Matthew 28:5 were, "Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified."

What did the elders give to the guards who kept watch at the sepulchre?

Matthew 28:12-13 indicates that the elders "gave large money unto the soldiers." Chief priests and elders plotted with the guards that they should say that Jesus's disciples "came by night, and stole him away" while they slept.

According to Paul, not believing in the Resurrection of Jesus makes what vain?

Paul the Apostle, in 1 Corinthians, taught about the importance of the Resurrection in Christianity. In 1 Corinthians 15:14, Paul writes, "And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain."

Which disciple did the angel single out by name to meet Jesus in Galilee?

In Mark 16, Mary Magdalene, Mary "the mother of James," and Salome had brought spices to anoint Jesus's body at the sepulchre. The Gospel describes the angel as "a young man sitting on the right side." He told them to tell the disciples and Peter in particular to go "into Galilee" to see Jesus.

How did the disciples react when they heard Jesus was alive?

Mary Magdalene informed the disciples that she had seen Jesus, according to Mark 16. The disciples did not believe that Jesus was alive. Neither did the disciples believe the personal accounts of two disciples who had seen Jesus "in another form" thereafter.

To whom did Jesus say, "I am the Resurrection and the life"?

In John 11, Jesus spoke to Martha, Lazarus's sister, after her brother died. Martha had said to Jesus, "I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day." Before he resurrected Lazarus, Jesus reassured Martha that "though he were dead, yet shall he live" through Jesus.

What did Jesus say when he first appeared unto eleven disciples?

Luke 24:36-37 states that "Jesus himself stood in the midst of them" and greeted them. The disciples are described as "terrified and affrighted," supposing that they "had seen a spirit."

What food did Jesus's disciples give him when he first appeared before them?

Luke 24:39-42 recounts how Jesus presented himself to his disciples after his Resurrection. He said, "Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have." Jesus then asked for food, saying, "Have ye here any meat?"

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