Take This Bible Literacy Quiz and We’ll Guess If You Can Be a Missionary

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Take This Bible Literacy Quiz and We’ll Guess If You Can Be a Missionary
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About This Quiz

Whether you've been considering entering into missionary work or you are simply curious if you are cut out for it, this quiz was meant for you. After you prove your knowledge, we'll let you know where you stand on the ready-to-be-a-missionary scale. Should you start planning your tour of service, or should you look for fulfilling work closer to home? 

Throughout this quiz, we are going to attempt to get to know you as well as the member of clergy behind the confessional does. In order to prove your Bible literacy, we are going to give you a real challenge! Instead of asking you about facts and stories, we're going to compare your best traits to some of the greatest missionaries in the world. Answer our questions as honestly as you can, and you'll get the answer you are most likely seeking. 

Being a missionary is about simply spreading the word! Many times, being a missionary is providing support to underprivileged folks, and using your sense of goodness to help others. Once we've compared you to a few Biblical figures and gauged your reactions to the actions of a few disciples, we'll let you know if you are cut out for missionary work. Are you? 

Which biblical king would you fear most?
King David
King Solomon
King Asa
King Saul

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Which ancient biblical site would you like to visit?
Petra
Mount Sinai
Mount Nebo
Hazor

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What is the name of the biblical woman about which you know the most?
Mary, Mother of Jesus
Ruth
Esther
Mary Magdalene

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Which of the four gospels do you know best?
Mark
Luke
Matthew
John

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Do you know the Ten Commandments by heart?
I can recite them.
I know most of them.
I know a few of them.
I know the Seven Deadly Sins better.

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Did Eve eat a pomegranate or an apple?
Who knows? Translating ancient text is hard.
It was an apple.
I think it was a pomegranate.
It was a fruit that's now extinct.

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Which biblical creature is most fascinating?
Satyrs
Unicorns
Cockatrice
Behmoth

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What sort of biblical job would you like to try?
Farmer
Shepherd
Scribe
Soldier

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Do you doubt like Thomas?
I'm not sure Thomas was all that doubtful.
I do have my doubts.
I don't doubt the word.
I think everyone has weak moments.

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Which version of the Bible do you read?
New Revised Standard Version
I read about many different religious texts.
King James Version
New Living Translation
Other

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What do you think they served at The Last Supper?
Bread
Wine
Fish
Chicken

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If you could interview a disciple, which one would it be?
Judas
Paul
Peter
John

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Which of the Bible's most popular foods do you prefer?
Lentils
Olives
Fish
Quail

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How many Bible verses can you recite from memory?
I know an entire book of them by heart.
I know at least 10.
I know a few.
I only know a couple.

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Do you take more lessons from the Old Testament or the New Testament?
I take valuable lessons from both.
I prefer the New Testament.
I'm old-school like the Old Testament.
I take lessons from everywhere.

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With which part of the Holy Trinity do you feel most connected?
All of them
Son
Holy Ghost
Father

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How do you imagine the Garden of Eden in your mind?
Peaceful
Flowery
Lush
Wild

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If you could turn water into something, what would you make it?
I would make more water for drought-stricken places.
I would turn it into an efficient fuel.
I would turn it into wine.
I can turn water into ice cubes.

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Would you fear the Ancient Egyptians or the Ancient Romans more?
They are both frightening!
I would fear the Romans more.
You don't want to mess with Ancient Egyptians.
I have no need to fear because of my faith.

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How often do you seek heavenly advice?
At least three times a day
When I need it
Once a day
At church on Sundays

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Do you believe in forgiveness?
It's the foundation of my faith.
I'm forgiving of most things.
I believe you should try to forgive, but it's not always possible.
If something is too awful, I can't forgive.

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Would you have been nomadic or settled during biblical times?
I'm sure I would have been a nomad.
I would have been settled part of the year.
I would be a permanent citizen of a biblical city.
I would have lived at sea.

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Which biblical story is most memorable?
Jonah and the Whale
Noah's Ark
The Crucifixion
Revelations

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Why do you think Judas practiced betrayal?
He was afraid for his life.
He needed the money.
He thought he was doing something good.
We will never know.

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Where do you think Jesus went for three days?
He went to heaven.
He was in the tomb.
He was being hidden.
He was with his mother.

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Which of the Bible's female rulers is most interesting?
Queen of Sheba
Candice, Queen of Ethiopia
Deborah
Berenice, Grandaughter of Herod

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Which lesson from the Bible is most important to teach others?
Humility
Dedication
Faith
Honesty

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Do you read your Bible every day?
I read it most days.
I read it when I need the advice.
I read it every night.
I read it in church.

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Have you broken any of the Ten Commandments?
I don't think so.
I've lied in the past.
I have, but I don't want to talk about it.
No one is innocent.

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How would you rate your biblical knowledge?
Expert
Good
Great
Excellent

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