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

By: Becky Stigall

How Well Do You Know the Figures in the Old Testament?
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About This Quiz

From Adam and Eve to Moses and Noah, the Old Testament is full of stories about people, rich with meaning and history. We challenge you to name them all!
Who created everything?
Jesus
Adam
God
God created everything. We thought we'd start out with the main character of the Old Testament.
Eve

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Who is considered the patriarch of the Hebrew people?
Abraham
Abraham is considered the patriarch of the Hebrew people. All Israelites descended from him.
John
Adam
Moses

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Who led the people of Israel out of Egypt?
John
Adam
Eve
Moses
Moses led the people of Israel out of Egypt to search for the Promised Land. He was the only human to ever "see" God.

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Who was the King of Israel?
Moses
David
David was a King of Israel. He brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem.
John
Adam

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Who stole his brother's inheritance?
Matthew
Mark
Jacob
Jacob stole his brother's inheritance. Jacob was Abraham's grandson.
Luke

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Who was sold into slavery by his brothers?
Joseph
Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers. He worked for the Pharaoh.
Matthew
Mark
Midas

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Who was Israel's first King?
Saul
Saul was Israel's first King. Saul conspired to kill David.
John
Mark
Matthew

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Who asked for wisdom from God?
Matthew
Mark
Solomon
Solomon asked God for wisdom. He struggled with moral issues, though.
John

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Who ate the forbidden fruit?
Adam
Adam ate the forbidden fruit. He was then exiled from the garden of Eden.
Mark
Mary
Miriam

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Who built a big boat in preparation for a flood?
Adam
Noah
Noah built a big boat in preparation for a flood. He saved people and animals from destruction.
Moses
David

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Who did God instruct to kill his own son?
John
Moses
Luke
Abraham
God instructed Abraham to kill his own son, Isaac. The deed did not ultimately need to be carried out.

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Which of Moses' brothers helped him lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?
Matthew
Noah
Luke
Aaron
Aaron helped Moses lead the people of Israel out of Egypt. Aaron then became the first high priest of Israel.

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What was the name of the son God instructed Abraham to kill?
John
Mark
Isaac
God instructed Abraham to kill Isaac. Later, Isaac's son stole his blessing from his other son.
Matthew

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Who fought to settle the Promised Land?
Joshua
Joshua fought to settle the Promised Land. He had little faith that the people of Israel could be faithful.
John
David
Abraham

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Who had a relationship with Delilah?
John
Saul
David
Samson
Samson had a relationship with Delilah. The source of Samson's strength was his hair, which Delilah conspired to cut.

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Who was Israel's last judge?
Matthew
Mark
Samuel
Samuel was Israel's last judge. He anointed Saul.
Luke

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Who wanted to overthrow his father's throne?
Mary
Matthew
Absalom
Absalom wanted to overthrow his father David's throne. He was a violent ruler.
Candace

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Who was the commander of King David's army?
Jesus
Adam
Joab
Joab was the commander of King David's army. He was very loyal to David.
Eve

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What wicked queen promoted the worship of Baal?
Eve
Deborah
Rebecca
Jezebel
Jezebel promoted the worship of Baal. Jezebel ruled Israel with her husband.

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Who became the queen of Persia?
Eve
Mary
Martha
Esther
Esther became the queen of Persia. She convinced the king to rescind his order to kill all of the Jews.

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Who was the main example of the struggle between good and evil?
Mark
Luke
John
Job
Job was the main example of the struggle between good and evil. He remained faithful despite his trials.

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Who murdered Abel?
Adam
Eve
Jesus
Cain
Cain murdered Abel. Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve.

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Who was married to Jezebel?
Ahab
Ahab was married to Jezebel. Together they encouraged the worship of Pagan gods.
John
Mark
Matthew

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Who was the first human?
Adam
Adam was the first human. Then God created Eve to keep Adam company.
Eve
Cain
Abel

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Who was encouraged to curse the wandering Israelites?
Adam
Eve
John
Balaam
Balaam was encouraged to curse the wandering Israelites. God spoke to him through a donkey.

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Who was Ruth's husband?
John
Mark
Luke
Boaz
Boaz was Ruth's husband. He was King David's great-grandfather.

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Who was the first king of the Persian Empire?
David
Adam
Abel
Cyrus
Cyrus the Great was considered the first king of the Persian Empire. He permitted the Jews to return to Jerusalem.

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What king of Israel ruled for 40 years?
Adam
David
King David ruled Israel for 40 years. He also killed Goliath.
Jeff
John

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Who was transported by a chariot of fire?
Eve
Elijah
Elijah was transported by a chariot of fire. He punished King Ahab for his sins.
Miriam
Martha

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Who was Cain's oldest son?
Adam
Abel
Enoch
Enoch was Cain's oldest son. Cain killed his brother Abel.
Jesus

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Who was Jacob's twin brother?
Esau
Esau and Jacob were twins. Esau was the older twin. Jacob was born holding Esau's heel.
Mark
Luke
John

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Who was made from one of Adam's ribs?
Eve
Eve was made from one of Adam's ribs. The name "Eve" means "source of life."
Anna
Miriam
Mary

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Who was imprisoned by King Nebuchadnezzar?
Adam
Ezekiel
Ezekiel was imprisoned by King Nebuchadnezzar. He had visions of a wheel and bones.
Jesus
Eve

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Who served as a judge for 40 years?
Adam
David
Saul
Gideon
Gideon served as a judge for 40 years. He led an army of men to confuse their enemies and make them fight among themselves.

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Who was Noah's youngest son?
Saul
John
Ham
Ham was Noah's youngest son. The land of Canaan was named after his son, Canaan .
Jesus

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