Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Women of the Bible?
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How Well Do You Know the Women of the Bible?
By: Becky Stigall
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About This Quiz

How familiar are you with the women of the Bible? Do you think you could name them all? Take this How Stuff Works quiz to find out just how much you remember about these influential women.

Sure, you know all about Eve, the first woman ever, but did you know that she really may not have been the first woman? According to some religious historians, Adam actually had another companion before Eve. 

Although this claim is not part of the Book of Genesis or the Torah, some claim that Lilith was actually Adam's first companion. She was made of the same dirt as Adam and was to serve as his companion, but she left the Garden of Eden because she was not happy with a position of subservience. 

Although Lilith does appear in some writings, she is typically not looked upon favorably by practitioners of Judaism or Christianity. Whether or not you believe the legend of Lilith, and whether or not you look upon her part positively in the history of religion, she might just appear in this quiz along with a total of 35 iconic women of the Bible.

Do you think you can identify all 35 of these women of the Bible? Let's find out.

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Who gave Adam the apple?

Eve gave Adam the apple. But, let's be serious... he didn't have to take it.

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Who asked Abraham to sire a child with her maidservant, Hagar?

Sarah asked Abraham to sire a child with her maidservant, Hagar. Hagar was Egyptian.

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Who was married to Er and then involved with his brother, Onan?

Tamar was married to Er, then given to Er's brother, Onan, after Er died. She bore twin sons.

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Who was the wife of King David?

Bathsheba was the wife of King David. Their son, Solomon, was considered very wise.

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Who was Moses' wife?

Zipporah was Moses' wife. She was also Jethro's daughter.

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Who was Jesus' mother?

Mary was Jesus' mother. We couldn't leave her out, could we?

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What evil queen inspired a modern insult?

Jezebel was an evil queen. She conspired to steal Naboth's land.

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Who married the Herod brothers?

Herodias was wife to Herod Philip, then Herod Antipas. Both men were her uncles.

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Who killed her own grandchildren?

Athaliah killed her own grandchildren to gain the throne. She was Jezebel's daughter.

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Who cut Samson's hair?

Delilah cut Samson's hair - or actually, arranged for someone else to do so. His hair was the source of his strength.

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Who was King Asa's mother?

Maacah was King Asa's mother. King Asa denounced her for worshiping idols.

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Who was Moses' mother?

Jochebed was the mother of Moses. She was also mother to Aaron and Miriam.

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Who was the mother of the prophet, Samuel?

Hannah was Samuel's mother. She dedicated him to God after being unable to conceive for many years.

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Who is considered the first female prophet?

Miriam is considered the first female prophet. She was Moses' sister.

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Who predicted the Canaanite defeat?

Deborah predicted the Canaanite defeat. Her story can be found in Judges 4:4–9.

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Who spearheaded a religious revival?

Huldah spearheaded a religious revival via her visions. She lived under King Josiah.

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Who is the only female prophet in the New Testament?

Anna is the only female prophet in the New Testament. Anna lived to see the birth of Jesus.

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Who was the wife of Joseph in the Old Testament?

Asenath was the wife of Joseph in the Old Testament. She was Egyptian.

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Whose name was also Judith?

Aholibamah was also called Judith and Oholibamah. She was a daughter of Esau.

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Who was Leah's handmaid and Jacob's wife?

Zilpah was Leah's handmaid and Jacob's wife. Zilpah had two sons, Gad and Asher.

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Orpah was _____ sister-in-law.

Orpah was Ruth's sister-in-law. Her story can be found in the book of Ruth.

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Bilhah was _______ handmaid.

Bilhah was Rachel's handmaid. Bilhah bore Jacob two sons, Dan and Naphtali, as his concubine.

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Who was also called Tabitha?

Dorcas was also called Tabitha. Dorcas was a disciple in the New Testament.

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Who was the wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac?

Sarah was the wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac. Sarah's original name was Sarai, but it was changed by God.

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Who was the mother of John the Baptist?

Elisabeth was John the Baptist's mother. She was the wife of Zacharias.

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Who was Herodias' daughter?

Salome was Herodias' daughter. Her name means "peace."

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Who was the only female judge of the Bible?

Deborah was the only female judge of the Bible. She was also a prophet.

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Who was the daughter of Ishmael?

Mahalath was Ishmael's daughter. She was Esau's third wife.

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Who was Hosea's wife?

Gomer was Hosea's wife. She was also a prostitute.

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Who was Isaac's wife in the Book of Genesis?

Rebekah was Isaac's wife in the Book of Genesis. She was the mother of Jacob and Esau.

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Who was created from a rib?

Eve was created from Adam's rib. She was created to be Adam's companion.

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Who was the wife of Heber the Kenite?

Jael was the wife of Heber the Kenite. She killed Sisera, a Canaanite commander.

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Who was the "woman who has worked hard in the Lord."

Persis was the "woman who has worked hard in the Lord." She was greeted by Paul the Apostle.

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Who married Abraham after Sarah died?

Keturah married Abraham after Sarah died. Her name is thought to mean "incense."

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There is some argument over whether Eve or _______ was Adam's first wife.

There is some argument over whether Eve or Lilith was Adam's first wife. It is argued that lilith was created from the ground at the same time as Adam.

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