How Well Do You Know the Figures in the New Testament?

By: Becky Stigall
Estimated Completion Time
2 min
How Well Do You Know the Figures in the New Testament?
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From the miracles of Jesus to the devotion of his disciples, the figures of the New Testament play a role in many of the world's religions. Can you name them all?
Jesus of ________ is the central figure of the New Testament.
Nazareth
Jesus of Nazareth is the central figure of the New Testament. The first four books of the New Testament, called the four Gospels, are dedicated to the life of Jesus.
Judah
Egypt
The Nile

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Paul of ______ spread the word of Christianity.
Nazareth
Egypt
Canaan
Tarsus
Paul of Tarsus spread the word of Christianity. He is said to have penned over half of the books in the New Testament.

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Who was Jesus' first disciple?
Paul
Mary
Joseph
Peter
Peter was Jesus' first disciple. His name was originally Simon, but Jesus renamed him.

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John the _______ fortold of Jesus' arrival.
Canaanite
Baptist
John the Baptist spread the word of Jesus' arrival. John lived in the desert.
Pharoah
Moses

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What follower of Jesus was one of the first to discover that his body was not in his tomb?
Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene was one of the first to discover that his body was not in his tomb. She had been one of Jesus' followers since his early days.
Peter
Simon
John

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Prefect __________ governed Judea for the Roman Empire.
John the Baptist
Mary Magdeline
Pontius Pilate
Prefect Pontius Pilate governed Judea for the Roman Empire. Most agree he was at least somewhat responsible for Jesus' death.
Simon Walker

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Who was a patron of Jesus' mission?
Paul
Simon
Justin
Barnabas
Barnabas was a patron of Jesus' mission. He later teamed up with Paul to spread the word of Christianity.

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Who betrayed Jesus?
John
Simon
Judas
Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus. He did so for 30 pieces of silver.
Paul

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Who spoke against the temple and Jewish leadership?
David
Adam
Paul
Stephen
Stephen spoke against the temple and Jewish leadership. He was tried before a Jewish court for these crimes.

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Philippians was coauthored by Paul and _______.
Mary
Candace
Bathsheba
Timothy
Philippians was coauthored by Paul and Timothy. Timothy was also Paul's traveling companion.

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What virgin was impregnated by the Holy Spirit?
Eve
Deborah
Rebecca
Mary
Mary was impregnated by the Holy Spirit. She was said to be courageous and faithful.

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Who was Mary's husband and Jesus' father?
Paul
David
John
Joseph
Joseph was Mary's husband and Jesus' father. Joseph was a descendant of King David.

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Who is said to be the author of the Acts of the Apostles?
Luke
Luke is said to be the author of the Acts of the Apostles. He also authored the book of Luke.
Matthew
Mark
John

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Who presided over Jesus' trial?
John
Celeste
Caiaphas
Caiaphas presided over Jesus' trial. Caiaphas was a high priest.
Caesar

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Who was the King of Judea from 37 to 4 B.C.?
Herod the Great
Herod the Great was the King of Judea from 37 to 4 B.C. He was the one who issued the order to kill the newborn Jesus.
John the Baptist
Mary Magdelene
Pontius Pilate

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What fisherman was an early disciple of Jesus?
Peter
Simon
Andrew
Andrew was an early disciple of Jesus. He was Simon Peter's brother.
John

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Who prophesied the apostle Paul would be arrested in Jerusalem?
Agabus
Agabus prophesied the apostle Paul would be arrested in Jerusalem. He also predicted the three-year famine in Judea and Jerusalem.
Peter
Paul
Mary

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Who was supposed to be crucified with Jesus?
John
Peter
Simon
Barabbas
Barabbas was supposed to be crucified with Jesus, but he was released. Barabbas was a thief and a murderer.

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Who was the first gentile to become a Christian?
John
David
Saul
Cornelius
Cornelius was the first gentile to become a Christian. Cornelius was a Roman soldier.

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Who did Peter bring back from the dead?
Dorcas
Peter brought Dorcas back from the dead. Dorcas was also called Tabitha.
Mary
Celeste
Anna

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Who was the mother of John the Baptist?
Mary
Anna
Deborah
Elisabeth
Elisabeth was the mother of John the Baptist. She was the cousin of Mary, Jesus' mother.

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Paul brought _________ back from the dead.
Simon
Eutychus
Paul brought Eutychus back from the dead. Eutychus had fallen out of a window.
David
Saul

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Who imprisoned Paul for two years?
John
Mary
David
Felix
Felix imprisoned Paul for two years for causing a riot. Felix had hoped for a bribe for Paul's release.

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Herod _______ was Herod the Great's son.
the Minor
the Major
Antipas
Herod Antipas was Herod the Great's son. He beheaded John the Baptist.
the Bold

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Who did Jesus resurrect?
John
Paul
Lazarus
Jesus resurrected Lazarus after he had been dead for four days. He was a relative of Jesus.
Simon

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Who was known as a "seller of purple"?
Peter
Paul
Mary
Lydia
Lydia was known as a "seller of purple." She was Paul's first convert in Europe.

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Who helped Joseph of Arimathea wrap Jesus' body after his death?
Paul
Nicodemus
Nicodemus helped Joseph of Arimathea wrap Jesus' body after his death. Nicodemus was a Pharisee.
Miriam
Deborah

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Who was renamed Paul after he was converted on a trip to Damascus?
Peter
John
Saul
Saul was renamed Paul after he was converted on a trip to Damascus. Saul originally persecuted Christianity.
Simon

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Who was forced to help Jesus carry his cross?
John
Paul
Mary
Simon
Simon was forced to help Jesus carry his cross. Simon was from Cyrene.

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Who refused to believe that Jesus had arisen from the dead?
Paul
Simon
Judas
Thomas
Thomas refused to believe that Jesus had arisen from the dead unless he saw and touched his wounds. Thomas was also called Didymus.

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Who was a tax collector?
Peter
Paul
Zacchaeus
Zacchaeus was a tax collector. He welcomed Jesus into his home.
Mary

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Ananias and ________ lied about donating money to the church.
Sapphira
Ananias and Sapphira lied about donating money to the church. They were husband and wife and were struck dead for their lie.
Mary
Miriam
Anna

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What high priest ruled longer than any other priest in the New Testament?
Caiaphas
Caiaphas ruled longer than any other priest in the New Testament. He plotted to have Jesus killed.
John
Matthew
Mark

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Who opposed the death of Jesus' apostles?
Matthew
Mary
Miriam
Gamaliel
Gamaliel opposed the death of Jesus' apostles. The name, Gamaliel, means "reward of God."

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Who wrote the book of Revelation?
John
John wrote the book of Revelation. He was the disciple who asked Jesus during the last supper who was going to betray him.
Mary
Anne
Eve

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