Can You Get a Perfect Score on This Basic Jesus Test?



By: Gavin Thagard

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His son to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous." - Jesus

The life of Jesus and his teachings are surrounded in mystique and controversy, yet they have influenced millions of people all around the world. How much do you know about his life and lessons? Could you pass this basic Jesus quiz? Here's your chance to find out! 

Most of what we know about Jesus comes from his disciples, whose writings make up part of the Bible. Mostly allegorical, these writings tell about the supernatural acts of Jesus and his life lessons. These acts and lessons make up the basis of the Christian faith, which is one of the most dominant religions in the world today. That's why it's important to know who Jesus was and what he taught. 

Do you know everything there is to know about Jesus, though? Do you know about his birth and upbringing? What about his lessons? If you truly believe you know Jesus, give this quiz a shot and prove it!

Jesus is the son of who?

Many Christian denominations teach that Jesus was God's son and God himself. Therefore, he was both God and man.


Who is the mother of Jesus?

Mary was a virgin when she became pregnant with Jesus. That's why she is referred to as the Virgin Mary.


How was Jesus created?

According to Church doctrine, Mary was void of original sin. This is what made her suitable to be the mother of God.


Where was Jesus born?

Before the birth of Jesus, Mary traveled to Bethlehem where she sought refuge in an inn. However, the inn was full, so Mary found a nearby manger, which was the birthplace of Jesus.


Who came to visit Jesus when he was born?

The three wise men came from an area east of Jerusalem. This area was most likely the Parthian Empire.


Jesus was what?

A carpenter in the time of Jesus was most likely different than the modern understanding. The title more accurately referred to an inventor.


Who tried to have Jesus killed at birth?

Herod was a client king of the Roman Empire. He ruled over Judea.


Who was Mary's husband?

When Joseph found out Mary was pregnant, he sought to divorce her, though quietly. However, God sent an angel to Joseph to convince him that Mary was pregnant with the son of God.


Who did Jesus bring back from the dead?

Lazarus was the brother of Mary and Martha of Bethany. When Lazarus fell ill, the two sisters sent for Jesus, who arrived to find that Lazarus had died.


Jesus walked on what?

The story of Jesus walking on water appeared in three different Gospels. During the story, Jesus saves his disciples from a terrible storm that had them stuck at sea.


What foretold of Jesus coming?

The Old Testament makes up the Hebrew Bible. However, the structure of the Hebrew Bible is different, with sections dividing it into Law, the Prophets and the Writing.


The story of Jesus is found where?

There are 27 books in the New Testament. The first book is the Gospel of Matthew.


Where was Jesus raised?

The city of Nazareth dates back to the B.C. era. Today, it's the capital of the Northern District of Israel.


Jesus promised what?

Jesus promised everlasting life to anyone who put their faith in him. However, those who never knew him would be condemned to damnation.


How many disciples did Jesus have?

The first disciple of Jesus was Simon, also known as Peter. He died for his faith by being crucified upside down.


Who baptized Jesus?

John the Baptist was known his baptisms in the river Jordan. He also preached about the arrival of Jesus, even before he met him.


What religion was Jesus?

Judaism is a religion that dates back around 3,500 years. The religion teaches that there is one God whose word was taught through prophets.


How did Jesus die?

Crucifixion was a Roman punishment. It was usually reserved for traitors of the Roman Empire.


Jesus rose from the dead after how many days?

The resurrection of Christ is one of the defining events in the New Testament. It speaks to the nature of Jesus as God.


What was placed around Jesus' head while he was being beaten?

Being the son of God meant Jesus was the king of kings. For that reason, the crown served as a symbol to mock his authority.


How long did Jesus live in the desert?

After his baptism, Jesus traveled to the desert to fast and pray. While there, he encountered Satan.


How many times did Satan tempt Jesus?

Satan pulled from human flaws to tempt Jesus. His three attempts involved hedonism, egoism and materialism.


Jesus turned water into what?

This was the first miracle Jesus performed. It occurred during the Marriage at Cana with his mother and disciples present.


How old was Jesus when he started preaching?

Jesus was around 33 years old when he died. Though it's taught he died on a Friday, it's more likely that he died on a Wednesday.


Why will Jesus return at the end of time?

According to scripture, Jesus will judge everyone when he returns at the end of time. Those who pass the judgment will find glory in Heaven.


Whose daughter did Jesus bring back to life?

In the Bible, Jesus brings three people back to life. Lazarus is the best known, but he also brings back Jairus' daughter and the widow's son at Nain.


Who betrayed Jesus?

Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. With feelings of remorse, he later hung himself.


Where did Jesus go to pray before his crucifixion​?

The garden of Gethsemane is located in Jerusalem below the Mount of Olives. During Jesus' visit, he prayed for another solution other than his death.


Who was NOT a half brother of Jesus?

The brothers of Jesus are controversial because of Mary's association with being a virgin. Many Christians believe they weren't his real brothers, but close relatives instead.


What does Jesus make appear in the mouth of a fish?

This event took place in Capernaum. When Jesus is asked if he will pay the tax, he sends Peter to collect the money from a fish's mouth.


How many men did Jesus feed with a small portion of bread and fish?

After crowds gathered to see Jesus, his disciples told him to send them away if they sought to eat before it got too late. However, Jesus insisted on feeding the people with the bread and fish his disciples carried.


Jesus washed his disciples' what?

The washing of feet was a common practice before supper in the time of Jesus. When he performed this act on his disciples, it was a sign of humility and care.


Where was Jesus crucified?

Calvary was located outside the walls of Jerusalem. Criminals were executed here so that people passing by could see them.


Which animal is associated with Jesus?

In the Bible, Jesus is referred to as the "Lamb of God." The analogy points to the fact that Jesus would be sacrificed.


Who does Jesus say will deny him three times?

Jesus tells Peter at the Last Supper that he will deny him three times. Even though Peter refutes it, the prophesy comes true.


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