Do You Know Who's Who in the Old Testament?

By: Isadora Teich

Do You Know Who's Who in the Old Testament?
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About This Quiz

Think you are on a first-name basis with the characters of the Old Testament? The Old Testament is an important cornerstone of culture and religion across the world. It is an important part of all of the Abrahamic religions. This includes Judaism, Christianity, Islam and numerous other small and interesting sects that can be found scattered throughout Eurasia. Between Christianity and Islam alone, roughly half of all religious people on earth are accounted for. Roughly 3.7 billion people worldwide can attribute their spiritual, religious and cultural heritage in some way to the stories of the Old Testament. 

From wars to major works of art, the Old Testament has had a massive impact on people for centuries. Some people even live their lives by interpretations of it to this day. There are sayings used every day that come from it, and people often reference it without realizing it. In fact, it is very likely that many people you have met are named after its characters and you might not even know it. These stories hold sway even today, with effects on politics, lifestyles and more across the globe.  

If you know the characters of the Old Testament like the back of your hand, then put your knowledge to the ultimate test with this quiz!  

Who was the first human being?
Lilith
Adam
In Genesis, God creates Adam, the first human being. He is made from dust.
Solomon
Esau

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Who is the mother of humanity?
Eve
Eve was the first woman. She was created from Adam's rib.
Sarah
Jezebel
Deborah

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Who committed the first murder?
Ethan
Daniel
Cain
Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve. Cain killed Abel out of jealousy when his offering to God was found unacceptable, while Abel's was accepted.
Jehu

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Who was the first person to die?
Sarah
Abel
Abel died when his brother Cain killed him. He was the first human being to die.
Eve
Solomon

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Who built an ark?
Job
Noah
Noah built the ark on which one of every kind of animal was placed. This protected them from God's great flood.
Abraham
Bathsheba

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Which of these people was a child of Noah?
Shem
Ham
Japheth
all of the above
Noah took his 3 sons on the ark with him. They and their wives were meant to repopulate the earth after the flood.

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Which son of Noah is the forbearer of Jesus?
Shem
Shem was a son of Noah. He began the line which Jesus and all Jews come from.
David
Lot
Samuel

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Who was spared from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?
Ahab
Lot
Lot was spared when God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. His wife, however, did not comply with God's directions and was not spared.
Rebecca
Isaac

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Who was the wife of Abraham?
Delilah
Jezebel
The Queen of Sheba
Sarah
Sarah was Abraham's wife. She gave birth to their son, Isaac.

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Arab nomads are said to be descended from which man?
Abraham
Lot
Solomon
Ishmael
Ishmael was Abraham's son by Hagar. It is said that Arab nomads were his descendants.

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Who traded his birthright to his brother for a bowl of lentils?
Esau
Esau and Jacob were the sons of Isaac. Jacob was younger but able to trick his brother and father into giving him the birthright traditionally reserved for oldest sons.
Abel
Omri
David

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Who was the father of the 12 tribes of Israel?
Isaac
Joseph
Jacob
Jacob was a patriarch who gave birth to 12 sons, who it is said the 12 tribes of Israel descended from. These sons were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Napthali Gad, Asher, Joseph and Benjamin.
Moses

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Who was Jacob's favorite son?
Reuben
Joseph
Joseph's brothers were so jealous of their father's favoritism that they sold him into slavery in Egpyt. There Joseph became a powerful adviser to the Pharaoh due to his wisdom and ability to interpret dreams.
Solomon
Benjamin

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Jesus is descended from this tribe, started by one of Jacob's 12 sons.
Asher
David
Judah
The Jesus is descended from Jacob's son Judah. Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, is located within what was the territory of this tribe.
Ahab

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Who led enslaved jews out of Egypt?
Moses
Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. He famously parted the Red Sea and brought law from God to the Jewish people in the form of the Ten Commandments.
Solomon
Dan
Esau

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Who was Moses' brother?
Zimri
Jehu
Reuben
Aaron
Aaron was the brother and spokesman of Moses. He was also the first high priest.

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God struck her with leprosy for criticizing Moses.
Bathsheba
Miriam
Miriam was a prophet and sister of Moses and Aaron. She was struck briefly with leprosy by God after criticizing her brother.
Delilah
Ruth

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Who was the wife of Moses?
Rahab
Leah
Zipporah
Zipporah was the wife of Moses, and protected him from God's wrath. Moses' sister Miriam criticized their marriage because Zipporah was a Cushite.
Rebecca

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Who was the successor of Moses?
Levi
Aaron
Joshua
Joshua led Israel into Canaan. He also asked God to make the sun stand still in battle.
Levi

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Who was a prostitute spared by God in Jericho?
Sarah
Rahab
Rahab was a prostitute in Jericho whose life was spared when the walls fell during an attack. This is because she hid spies of Israel in her home.
Zipporah
Rachel

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Who were the people chosen by God to defend Israel?
pagans
warriors
nephilim
judges
God chose 16 leaders to defend Israel from enemies and oppressors. These people were called the Judges.

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Who was the only female Judge?
Sarah
Rachel
Deborah
The chosen Judges, or leaders, were Joshua, Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Tola, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, Samson, Eli and Samuel. Deborah was the only female Judge.
Delilah

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Which Judge of Israel was betrayed by Delilah?
Samson
Samson was known for his strength, the source of which was his long hair. Delilah betrayed him by cutting his hair, leaving him weak and easy to capture by his enemies.
Deborah
Zipporah
Joseph

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Which Biblical woman killed a military commander?
Jael
Jael killed the commander of the Canaanite army of King Jabin of Hazor. She lured him to her tent, put him to sleep with milk, and then hammered a tent peg into his head while he slept.
Ruth
Deborah
Jezebel

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Who is the last Judge and first Prophet?
Samuel
Samuel is mentioned in the Old Testament, New Testament and Koran. He is considered a prophet in all 3 religions.
Jael
Moses
Noah

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Who was the first king of United Israel?
Saul
Saul was the first king of united Israel. The kingdom was taken from him when he failed to please God.
Solomon
Benjamin
Abraham

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Who was the second king of United Israel?
Ishmael
David
King David was God's favorite. He wrote psalms.
Abraham
Jehu

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Which large Philistine was killed by David?
Gideon
Goliath
Before David was King, he killed Goliath in one of the Bible's most famous stories. Despite Goliath being much larger than him, David was able to outsmart him by using a slingshot.
Dan
Saul

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David coveted this woman and made her his wife.
Jael
Bathsheba
David wanted the married Bathsheba so badly that he had her husband sent to the frontlines to die in battle so he could be with her. They had four sons.
Ruth
Sarah

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Who was the last king of United Israel?
Uriah
Solomon
Solomon is famous for his wisdom and wealth. He angered God by worshipping the gods of his thousand foreign wives and concubines. He is considered a prophet in Judaism and Islam and an occult figure by many throughout history.
Samson
Dan

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Who came to hear the wisdom of King Solomon?
Jacob
The Queen of Sheba
The Queen of Sheba's visit to King Solomon is mentioned in both the Old Testament and the Koran. Their meeting has become the subject of widespread legend throughout Eurasia and Ethiopia.
Moses
Adam

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Which of these men is remembered as a great prophet?
Esau
Adam
Levi
Elijah
Elijah is remembered as a prophet and miracle worker. He defeated hundreds of Baal worshippers at Mt. Carmel.

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Which wicked Queen of Israel was killed by being pushed out of a window?
Jezebel
Jezebel was the wife of King Ahab. Both were known for their corruption and were overthrown.
Leah
Deborah
Jael

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Which king of Israel was appointed to destroy wicked King Ahab and his family?
Solomon
Jehu
Abraham killed Ahab and his family on God's orders. He had his wife, Jezebel, thrown from a window to her death and dogs ate her body.
Eli
Abraham

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Which prophet predicted the fall of Jerusalem?
Eli
Jacob
Jeremiah
Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet. He was punished for predicting the fall of Jerusalem.
Moses

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