How Well Do You Know Your Biblical Kings?

By: Becky Stigall

How Well Do You Know Your Biblical Kings?
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About This Quiz

Some lived for centuries, others wreaked absolute havoc. Biblical kings are notable for their influence on the Scriptures and the times. Take this quiz to find out just how much you remember from Bible study!
What biblical king was responsible for the demise of Goliath?
Solomon
Jedediah
David
During his pre-king years, David was also a musician.
Asa

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Which king had a hand in writing the Book of Proverbs, the Book of Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon?
Asa
Solomon
King Solomon appears in the Bible, the Quran and the Talmud.
Saul
Jared

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Which king was known for his evil ways?
Joseph
Ezekiel
Judah
Ahaz
Ahaz was the subject of evil in the Book of Kings. Ahaz is short for Jehoahaz.

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Which biblical king took the throne at age eight?
Josiah
King Josiah was noted for Deuteronomic reform. He was also called Yoshiyahu.
Asa
Solomon
Jedediah

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What biblical king was most noted for his keen wisdom?
Solomon
King Solomon, also known as Jedidiah, once applied his wisdom to a dispute between two mothers.
Josiah
Asa
David

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Which king was the son of Asa?
Josiah
Saul
Solomon
Jehoshaphat
Jehoshaphat ruled the Kingdom of Judah as the fourth king. His name is associated with the exclamation, "Jumping Jehoshaphat!"

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According to the Bible, which king was in power during Sennacherib's invasion of Jerusalem?
Asa
Hezekiah
Hezekiah was the 13th king of Judah. His name is Hebrew for "Yahweh Strengthens."
Ezekiel
Jehovah

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What son of Solomon was king of the Israelites?
Joseph
Ezekiel
Rehoboam
Rehoboam is said to have had 18 wives, 60 concubines, 28 sons and 60 daughters!
Rah

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Which king, father of Jehoshaphat, ruled for 41 years?
Ezekiel
Yahweh
Asa
Asa made Jehoshaphat a co-ruler when he became ill. Jehoshaphat later shared the throne with his son, as well.
David

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Which king was the only survivor of a massacre ordered by his grandmother?
David
Solomon
Jehoash
Jehoash was an infant when the massacre occurred. Seven years later, he ascended the throne.
Asa

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The king of Babylon destroyed Judah during what king's reign?
Zedekiah
Zedekiah ruled for eleven years. His eyes were gouged out by his enemies and he later died.
Asa
Solomon
David

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Which king came to power after his mother, Athaliah, murdered the royal family?
David
Ahaziah
Athaliah probably took the throne when he was 22, according to historians, not when he was 42 according to the Bible. Historians believe that someone made a typo.
Solomon
Ezekiel

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Which king was removed from power by the king of Babylon?
Asa
Ezekiel
Jeconiah
Jeconiah's rule lasted only a bit more than three months. He was released from exile after almost 40 years.
Solomon

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To what king did God give a "lamp"?
Solomon
Asa
Abijam
The "lamp" was a son, who would rule after him. Abijam had 14 wives, 22 sons, and 16 daughters.
David

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Which king was born with the name Eliakim?
Asa
Jehoiakim
Jehoiakim changed his name when he took the throne. He ruled for 11 years.
David
Saul

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Which king was praised for killing the people who assassinated his father, but sparing their sons?
David
Goliath
Solomon
Amaziah
Amaziah ruled for 29 years. He was the first king to establish an army of mercenaries.

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Which regent disobeyed God and was struck with leprosy?
Asa
Solomon
Uzziah
Uzziah reigned for 52 years. The years of his reign were prosperous.
David

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Which king was assassinated because of his idolatry?
David
Asa
Amon
Amon ruled for only two years. He was considered a great sinner.
Solomon

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Which king was ousted by the Assyrians and replaced with his son, Ahaz?
Amon
Uzziah
Jotham
Jotham is credited with the construction of the Upper Gate of the Temple of Jerusalem.
Saul

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Which king reestablished unpopular polytheistic religious practices?
Manasseh
Manasseh's reign of 55 years was the longest in Judah. He is said to have persecuted prophets.
David
Asa
Judah

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Which king ruled for three months before he was removed by the Egyptians?
Asa
Saul
Jehoahaz
Jehoahaz was popular among his own people but not among the Egyptians.
David

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Which king killed himself with his sword to avoid capture?
Asa
David
Solomon
Saul
Saul is mentioned in the Bible and in the Quran. He is believed to have been divinely appointed.

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Which king married the daughter of Ahab?
Asa
David
Jehoram
Jehoram killed all of his brothers to ensure his right to the throne would not be challenged.
Creole

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Which Persian king is referred to in the Bible as "the messiah"?
Asa
David
Saul
Cyrus
King Cyrus is the only foreigner described as a messiah in the Bible.

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Which king was at odds with David?
Asa
Solomon
Ish-bosheth
Ish-bosheth was also called Eshbaal. He was assassinated during the second year of his reign.
Ezekiel

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Which Persian king is mentioned in the Bible as commissioning Ezra to handle Jewish affairs in Jerusalem?
Caesar
Artaxerxes
Artaxerxes was said to promote the rebuilding of Jerusalem.
Marc Antony
Saul

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Which king ascended the throne after the death of David?
Saul
Asa
Solomon
Solomon had a whopping 700 wives and 300 concubines.
Ezekiel

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Who was the first king of Israel?
Saul
Samuel told the Israelites that God had chosen Saul to be their king. Saul had sons with both his wife and his concubine.
Asa
Ezekiel
Jedediah

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Which king was the great-grandson of Ruth?
Solomon
Asa
Saul
David
King David is said to have been favored over Saul by God.

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Which king is said to have been rejected by God?
Saul
King Saul, the first king, was replaced with King David. Saul was a good king, but he did not always follow God.
Asa
Ezekiel
Methuselah

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From which king is Jesus descended?
David
King David is a figure in the Bible, the Talmud and the Quran.
Saul
Caesar
Henry

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Which king is credited with writing many of the Psalms?
Ezekiel
Asa
Caesar
David
David was rewarded with the throne after he slayed Goliath.

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Who was the self-proclaimed first king of Israel?
Saul
Solomon
Asa
Abimelech
Abimelech was a warlike king who was mortally wounded by a woman. He requested one of his fighters to kill him so he would not be known as having been killed by a woman.

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Which king was married to Jezebel?
Saul
Asa
Henry
Ahab
Upon his death, it is said that both dogs and pigs licked Ahab's blood.

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Which Roman king ordered the Massacre of the Innocents?
Herod the Great
Herod the Great was also said to have killed his wife and two sons. He was a prolific builder but a tyrannical king.
Henry
David
Charles

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