Can You Name the Woman in the Bible From a List of Her Children?

By: Isadora Teich
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Can You Name the Woman in the Bible From a List of Her Children?
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About This Quiz

The Bible is a dense and complex work. It was one of the most influential books of all time. World history and thought have been influenced by it for thousands of years. 

The Bible's many characters are some of the most iconic and widely known figures there are. They have influenced empires, wars, artists, thinkers, and more over the centuries. The Bible traces generations of family lines, which is part of what makes it so complex. Also, quite a few names are repeated, which can make it hard for someone who isn't very familiar with the scriptures to know who is who in Biblical lore. 

There are many interesting women throughout the Bible, many of whom were mothers. Some gave birth to kings and others to terrible villains. Some raised people who grew up to be saviors and wise men and others birthed tyrants. There are a lot of triumphant and troubled characters throughout the Bible's many passages and stories. 

Are you a true wiz when it comes to the many tales of the Bible? Do you know all about the many women of its pages? See if you can name the Biblical woman from a list of her children with this challenging Bible knowledge quiz!

Who gave birth to Jesus?
Jezebel
Mary
Eunice
Zilpah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mary is the mother of Jesus according to both the New Testament and the Quran. According to some sources she had other children after Jesus as well.

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The mother of Solomon is:
Noadiah
Merab
Bathsheba
Jezebel
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Bathsheba is the mother of Solomon and wife of King David, who Solomon succeeded as King of Israel. David stole her from her husband, Uriah.

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Who is the mother of Joseph and Benjamin?
Rachel
Jael
Hodesh
Eunice
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Rachel was the first love and favorite wife of Jacob. She gave birth to Benjamin and Joseph, who used his ability to interpret dreams to become powerful in Egypt.

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Cain, Abel, and Seth's mother is:
Eve
Maacah
Tabitha
Zipporah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Eve first gave birth to Cain and Abel, followed by Seth. Noah is descended from Seth, which means that so is all of modern humanity.

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Who gave birth to twins Esau and Jacob?
Rebecca
Eunice
Tamar
Dinah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Rebecca is the wife of Abraham and mother of twins Esau and Jacob. She is the daughter of Bethuel.

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Who is the mother of Perez and Zerah?
Dinah
Eunice
Eve
Tamar
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Wrong Answer

Tamar was Judah's daughter-in-law, and tricked him into impregnating her. Their children are the twins Perez and Zerah.

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Moses, Aaron, and Miriam's mother is ____________.
Mary
Ruth
Bathsheba
Jochebed
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Wrong Answer

Jochebed is the mother of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. She was the wife and aunt of Amram.

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Gershom and Eliezer's mother is:
Zipporah
Miriam
Sarah
Jezebel
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Zipporah is the wife of Moses and daughter of Jethro. Jethro is considered to be the spiritual founder of the esoteric religion Druze.

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Who gave birth to Michal?
Ahinoam
Judith
Sarah
Deborah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Ahinoam is the wife of King Saul and mother of Michal. Michal was a wife of King David.

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____________ is the mother of Samuel.
Naomi
Iscah
Rachel
Hannah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Hannah is a prophetess and wife of Elkanah. She is the mother of Samuel.

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Who is Amasa's mother?
Sarah
Rachel
Abigail
Bathsheba
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Wrong Answer

Abigail is the mother of Amasa, who is the commander in chief of Absalom's army. Abigail is the sister of David.

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Which of these women gave birth to Obed?
Ruth
Priscilla
Salome
Judith
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Wrong Answer

Ruth is the wife of Boaz. Their son Obed is the grandfather of King David.

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Who begat Manasseh and Ephraim?
Asenath
Lois
Judith
Ruth
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Wrong Answer

Asenath was given to Joseph by the Pharaoh. Their sons Manasseh and Ephraim are the patriarchs of the Israelite tribes named after them.

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Dan and Naphtali's mother is:
Hazelelponi
Salome
Rebekah
Bilhah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Bilhah was the handmaid of Rachel and concubine of Jacob. Dan and Naphtali are the children of Bilhah and Jacob.

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Which of these women bore John the Baptist?
Deborah
Mary
Elisabeth
Ruth
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Elisabeth is the mother of John the Baptist. She is also the wife of Zacharias.

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Gad and Asher's mother is:
Zilpah
Vashti
Priscilla
Orpah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Zilpah was a slave and handmade of Leah, who she gave to Jacob to give him children. These are Gad and Asher.

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____________ is the mother of Darius II.
Esther
Mary
Jael
Adah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Esther is known as the Jewish Queen of Persia who saved her people from genocide. She gave birth to Darius II, who later ruled Persia.

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Jezreel, Lo-Ruhamah, and Lo-Ammi's mother is:
Vashti
Gomer
Susanna
Phoebe
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Gomer is the wife of Hosea and mother of his three children. She is a prostitute.

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Of these women, which is Zuriel's mother?
Abihail
Eve
Zipporah
Elisabeth
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Abihail appears in Numbers. She is the mother of Zuriel, chief of the house of Merari.

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Who gave birth to Ishmael?
Eglah
Hagar
Zeresh
Rachel
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In the Bible, Hagar is considered to be a handmaid of Sarah who is given to Abraham to bear a child. In the Quran, Hagar is considered to be the second wife of Abraham, after Sarah.

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Jehoahaz and Mattaniah's mother is:
Bathsheba
Sarah
Hamutal
Eve
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Hamutal gave birth to Jehoahaz and Mattaniah. They are known as "ungodly" Kings of Judah.

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Who gave birth to Tamar?
Maacah
Esther
Ruth
Sapphira
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Maacah was a wife of King David and daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. Her and David's child is named Tamar.

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Who is the mother of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Juda, Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah?
Leah
Elisabeth
Esther
Zibiah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Leah is a wife of Jacob. She gave birth to six sons, who fathered tribes of Israel, and a daughter named Dinah.

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Of these women, which is the mother of Ahbah and Molid?
Abihail
Helah
Jael
Rachel
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Abihail appears in Chronicles. She is the wife of Abishur.

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Shephatiah's mother is:
Salome
Abital
Jezebel
Miriam
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Abital is mentioned in Samuel as one of King David's wives. She is the mother of his fifth son, Shephatiah.

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Who gave birth to Amnon?
Anna the Prophetess
Ahinoam
Tamar
Zilpah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Ahinoam is the second woman with this name to appear in the Bible. She is the wife of King David and mother of Amnon, King David's oldest son.

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Which of these women is the mother of Jehoshaphat?
Vashti
Susanna
Ruth
Azubah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Azubah is the wife of Asa, the third King of Judah. Her son Jehoshaphat succeeded Asa as king.

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Adoniyah's mother is:
Haggith
Sheerah
Tirzah
Eve
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Haggith was the Wife of King David. She is the mother of Adoniyah. Her name means "festive."

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Which woman begat Josiah?
Jedidah
Bathsheba
Hannah
Elisabeth
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Jedidah is the wife of the wicked King Manessah of Judah. Their son Josiah brought about religious reforms.

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The mother of Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah is:
Jael
Deborah
Hannah
Keturah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Keturah was the wife of Abraham after the death of his first wife, Sarah. Her name is thought to mean "incense."

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Eunice was born to:
Lois
Keturah
The Queen of Sheba
Zipporah
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Lois is the mother of Eunice and grandmother of Timothy. Timothy was the first Christian Bishop of Ephesus.

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The mother of Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith is:
Sarah
Maacah
Rachel
Lois
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Maacah is the second wife of King of Israel Rehoboam. She is his favorite wife.

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Which of these women is the mother of Rehoboam?
Naamah
Peninnah
Mary
Anna
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Naamah is the mother of King Rehoboam. He was the successor of Solomon, King of Israel.

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Who is the mother of Armoni and Mephibosheth?
Zipporah
Rizpah
Esther
Mary
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Rizpah is a concubine of King Saul. She is a daughter of Aiah.

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Which of these women is the mother of Jotham?
Deborah
Julia
Eve
Jerusha
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Jerusha is the wife of King Uzziah of Judah. Her son Jotham is also a King of Judah.

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