Influential People From the Bible Quiz

By: Olivia Cantor

Influential People From the Bible Quiz
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About This Quiz

A great book has great characters, just like the Bible. But can you name the most influential of them all in this book?

The Bible features tales that have often been retold in literature and pop culture. And why are Hollywood execs and novelists still mining this book of faith for storylines, even after centuries of existing? Simple: the Bible has great and influential people in it. Do you think you can identify some of them in our interesting quiz?

Any existing classic book in human history is full of touching stories, courageous characters, uplifting underdog narratives, and people who have lost their way (but realized it and repented, or didn't and remained that way 'til the end). The Bible is the same. Starting from the Old Testament books and continuing through to the last books of the New Testament, the book features characters who have withstood the test of time and survived the modernization of the ages. We cheer the efforts of the good people, and we despise the twisted maneuverings of the not-so-good ones. Yes, some of these famous do-gooders and evildoers are included in this quiz! We're sure you can name them all!

At the heart of unforgettable Bible stories are influential characters. Whether their influence falls on the light side or the dark, they're still counted as influential - because they're inspirations for us as readers. We learn the lessons they learn and take note not to make the same mistakes they did. 

So come, start this quiz and see if you can pinpoint who's who in our Influential People From the Bible Quiz. We have faith that you can do it!

He is the Son of God, no less.
Jonah
Jesus
Jesus is the Savior of all humankind.
Jerusalem
Jehosaphat

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He’s the one who built an ark.
Nineveh
Noah
Russell Crowe played Noah in a movie recently, directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Nazareth
Naomi

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He is the youth who defied odds and toppled a giant Philistine soldier.
Jonah
David
David toppling Goliath became a modern idiom when referring to smalltime efforts winning over bigtime ones.
Aaron
Esau

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She is the mother of Jesus Christ.
Mary
Mary is known as the Virgin Mary because of this virgin birth.
Magdalene
Esther
Ruth

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He is the strong man whose strength lies in his long hair.
Shiva
Saul
Samson
Samson underwent hardships but, though fulfilling his calling from God, was still able to overcome them.
Samuel

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He is the one who was almost fed to the lions because of praying to God.
Duriel
Dammeil
Daniel
Daniel was protected by God in the lion’s den, and he wasn’t harmed.
Doriel

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He is considered as the very first king of Israel.
Paul
Saul
Saul considers King David as his arch nemesis.
Raul
Haul

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He is technically the first man ever, if we are to believe the creation story of the Bible.
Adorno
Adam
Adam lived in a paradise garden.
Cain
Abel

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She is Adam’s partner.
Ave
Eve
Eve ate the forbidden fruit with Adam, leading to their banishment by God.
Aven
Evan

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He is known as the great prophet.
Raphael
Samuel
Samuel was borne of a previously childless woman named Hannah.
Gabriel
Archangel

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He is perhaps the most well-known angel figure in the Bible.
Gabriel
Gabriel appeared to Daniel and also to Mary.
Azrael
Raphael
Ezekiel

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He is the prophet who challenged the evil King Ahab.
Ezekiel
Elijah
Elijah disappeared to teach the erring people a lesson on straying away from God.
Erasmus
Elbina

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He was preparing people for the coming of Christ by baptizing them.
John The Preacher
John The Baptist
John The Baptist was more of a preacher, actually.
John The Savior
John The Brother

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He is known as one of the Gospel writers.
Lark
Luke
Luke is actually a doctor by profession.
Look
Loki

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Perhaps he tops Judas in the most influential evil figure in the Bible category, since he is indeed the epitome of evil.
Draco
Mariel
Satan
Satan was once a good angel, but he wanted to rival God, so he went to the dark side, and never looked back.
Alhambra

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He is known as a huge betrayer.
Jeremiah Iscariot
Judas Iscariot
Even Jesus was aware of Judas’ destiny of betrayal, and held no grudge.
James Iscariot
John Iscariot

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She is the first person to see Jesus being resurrected.
Moira Magdalene
Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene is actually one of the closest followers of Jesus Christ, like a female apostle of sorts.
Miriam Magdalene
Mina Magdalene

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He is one of Jesus’ 12 apostles who didn’t believe that Jesus could come back from the dead.
Thomas
Doubting Thomas wanted physical proof that Jesus has risen, so he demanded to touch His wounds as proof.
Timothy
Tommy
Thames

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She is known as the wife of Abraham but she is technically his half-sister, too.
Rebecca
Leah
Naomi
Sarah
Sarah is the mother of Isaac.

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He is the king who’s supposed to possess great wisdom.
Solomon
King Solomon demonstrated a keen sense of wisdom in dealing with extraordinary situations.
Salome
Sumatra
Shiva

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He is the father of the 12 men who established the 12 tribes of Israel.
Judah
Jason
Jacob
Jacob’s sons were the heads of their respective tribes.
Jeremiah

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He is the famous brother of Cain.
Abram
Abel
The good Abel was sadly killed by his own brother Cain.
Alphan
Alacran

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He is the child who was about to be sacrificed by his own father as a sign of his love for the holy one.
Isaac
Isaac was spared his life by an angel.
Asimov
Bathsheeva
Ilona

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He took the enslaved Israelites out of Egypt via an exodus.
Job
Noah
Moses
Moses was able to help protect his true people from the plagues.
Abraham

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He is called the Father of Many Nations.
Isaac
Abraham
Abraham became the father of many tribes that led to the expansion of humanity.
Jacob
David

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He is infamous for letting Jesus Christ be sentenced to crucifixion.
Pontius Pirate
Pontius Pilate
His name is now synonymous to leaders who shrug off their direct involvement to an important (often disastrous) decision.
Pontius Pilates
Pontius Plato

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She is the strong-willed sister of Moses.
Minerva
Mathilda
Miriam
Miriam became a leader of sorts and helped people find God.
Manoah

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He is the first son of Adam.
Abel
Cain
Cain symbolized the evil son because of his story.
Ahab
Canaan

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He is one of the writers of the Gospels who probably had the most financial literacy.
Mark
Matthew
Matthew is also a disciple of Jesus.
Luke
John

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He is the one who was tested heavily by Satan to see if he will renounce God in the process.
Judas
Job
Job is a figure that stands for integrity in the face of hardships.
Jacob
John

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He is the famed figure in the Battle of Jericho.
Joseph
Joshua
Joshua has great leadership skills and ability.
Jacob
John

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She is perhaps the only female judge that was recorded in the Bible.
Desiree
Damiana
Delilah
Deborah
Deborah was a prophet and a warrior, too.

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She was able to save the lives of many Jewish people.
Ruth
Esther
Esther was designated to be a Jewish queen.
Naomi
Salome

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He is technically the first pope of the Christian world.
Parker
Paul
Peter
Peter established the first church after the death of Jesus.
Pilate

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Her influence in the Bible caused one man to be beheaded.
Sheila
Salome
Salome demanded the head of John The Baptist to be served to her on a platter.
Sarah
Somelia

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