The Bible Quiz


By: Robin Tyler

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The good book, indeed!

The Bible is certainly a fascinating book. For Christians, it is the ultimate word of God, handed down over centuries and centuries, written by men as God guided their strokes, and gave them the words.

And it is a little controversial to those who are not Christians as well, but we won't get into that. 

Christians believe that the Bible, which is split into the New and Old Testament, not only foretold the coming of Jesus (told throughout the Old Testament) but then also shows his life and teachings (the New Testament). More so, they believe it also tells us how we can gain eternal salvation through him.

And other than that, it's a great source of information to base a quiz on, that's for sure.

And that's why you are here. 

Do you have what it takes to ace this ultimate Bible quiz? Questions from both the Old and New Testament will test your Bible knowledge to its fullest. 

Names, places, events ... they are all covered. 

But don't worry, take your time, think clearly and you should be able to ace it! 

Try and aim for 100%, you know you can do it!

Good luck! 

God commanded who to build an Ark for his family to save them from a coming flood?

The story of Noah is told in the book of Genesis. God tells Noah to build an Ark and collect two of each animal type to put on it, along with his family. God intends to destroy the world by flood and the Ark will protect Noah, his family and the animals.


Who was the oldest man mentioned in the Bible?

Methuselah is a figure in both Christianity, Judaism and Islam. He is mentioned in the book of Genesis in the bible. Genesis 5 verse 27 has his age as 969. "Thus all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty-nine years; and he died".


Can you name the religious teacher who proclaimed the coming of Jesus Christ and later who baptized him?

John the Baptist is mentioned in many religious texts including the Bible. Jesus' mother, Mary, and John's mother, Elizabeth, were related, with the Bible mentioning the word "cousins" although at that time, the word was used to refer to a relative and didn't necessarily mean cousin as we know it. John was later beheaded under instruction of King Herod.


On what day did God create Adam and animals?

The book of Genesis sets out the creation order of the universe and all in it quite clearly. On day six of the creation, God created man (Adam) and all the animals and creatures of Earth. Genesis 1 v 26 reads: "“Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”


What is the final book in the Old Testament called?

Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament in the Bible. Who wrote it, well no one is sure. Some scholars believe Malachi to be the author, while others think that Malachi is a reference to "messenger of Yahweh". It is thought to have been written between 500 and 400 BC.


Name the last book of the New Testament, please.

The book of Revelations is the final book in the bible. It was written by the apostle John and tells of the end times, giving a detailed account of how Jesus will return to Earth to judge the living and the dead.


Name the city in which Jesus Christ was born.

Although Jesus was brought up in Nazareth, the town where his parents Joseph and Mary lived, he was born in Bethlehem. Why? Well, near the time of his birth, Joseph, who was born in Bethlehem, had to return to the city for a census. Jesus was born on their arrival in the city.


Jesus performed a miracle in which he fed how many people with just five loaves and two fish?

The story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 is told in Matthew 14 v 13-21. Not only does it show Jesus was indeed who he said he was by performing the miracle but that God would provide. And there were leftovers, with around 12 baskets filled at the end once everyone had eaten their fill.


How many books are there in the Old Testament?

There are 39 books in the Old Testament. It is thought that it was written by around 25 authors including Moses, David, Solomon, Samuel and Ezra, among others. The first five books of the Bible, written by Moses, were completed in around 1,300 BC.


The apostle Simon Peter was a _________ before he gave up everything to follow Jesus.

Simon Peter and his brother, Andrew, were fishermen in the town of Galilee. Jesus passed them one day and told them to leave their father and follow him. Matthew 4 v 19: ""Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men". They did and became his apostles.


Who was the father of Jesus Christ?

Joseph was the earthly father of Jesus. Remember, Jesus was conceived through the Holy Spirit in Mary. Joseph was entrusted with bringing up the Messiah from a baby to manhood.


Name the hill on which Jesus was crucified.

Golgotha, also known as the "Place of the skulls" was found just outside the walls of Jerusalem. Christians prefer to refer to it as Calvary. It is estimated by the time frame laid out in the Bible that Jesus took around six hours to die.


Who was the Roman politician who gave the go-ahead for Jesus to be crucified?

Pontius Pilate, although he could not see any wrongdoing from Jesus, ordered his crucifixion at the insistence of Jewish leaders in Jerusalem. Pilate's official position at the time was Prefect of Judea.


Pilate release a prisoner to the Jews as was custom at Passover. He offered up both Jesus and this prisoner, with the crowd selecting the other prisoner for release. Who was he?

Who Barabbas was is up for debate. Some say he was the leader of an insurrection against the Romans, captured when it had been squashed, while others say he was a murderer. The book of Mark specifically mentions murderer.


Before Paul converted to Christianity, he was a Jewish leader called ________?

Paul was known as Saul of Tarsus before a meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus changed his life forever. Saul was a Pharisee (a Jewish leader) who openly persecuted the new Christian church.


Can you name the Jewish high priest who brought Jesus to Pontius Pilate to be tried?

Joseph Caiaphas was the Jewish leader behind the plot to have Jesus killed. He was the Jewish high priest and charged Jesus with blasphemy.


Jesus' first major sermon is commonly refered to as?

The first sermon delivered by Jesus to the people of Jerusalem is the sermon on the mount. One of the longest teachings of Jesus found in the Bible, it includes the Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer.


Which of the disciples of Jesus denies knowing him when he is on trial?

Peter, or Simon Peter, is the disciple who denies knowing Jesus when asked if he is a follower by a little girl. This happens after Jesus had been arrested. Jesus even told Peter that it would happen and when he realizes what he has done, he is ashamed.


Which famous Jewish king wrote the book of Psalms?

There are 150 psalms found in the Book of Psalms. Many are written by David at various points in his life and are seen as praises to God. They are also set to music.


Who betrayed Jesus to the Romans by telling them where he would be?

Judas Iscariot is the disciple of Jesus who betrays him. He pointed out Jesus to the Roman soldiers by kissing him on the cheek. Judas was paid 30 pieces of silver for the deed.


How many books are there in the New Testament?

There are 27 books in the New Testament. A number of authors contributed to its writing, including John, Luke and the letters written to fledgling churches around the Middle East.


What did Judas do after he had betrayed Jesus?

When he heard Jesus was to be killed, Judas knew what he had done was wrong. He tried to return the money to the Pharisees but they would not take it. After throwing it on the ground, Judas left and hung himself. There are other versions of how he died, however.


Name the first book of the New Testament, please.

Matthew is the first book of the New Testament. It is an account of the life of Jesus and forms part of the gospel. Christian scholars believe the book to have been written by Matthew himself.


The first four books of the New Testament are commonly called what?

The Gospels are the first four books of the Bible. They are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and are the accounts of the life of Jesus by four of his disciples.


Can you name the mother of Jesus?

Mary was to be married to Joseph. She conceived through the Holy Spirit and was told by an angel that she would give birth to the Messiah. Like Jesus, she was foretold in the Old Testament. Isaiah 7 v 14 mentions the “Virgin-Mother of Emmanuel”.


Jesus had a profession. What was it?

In Jesus' time, boys would often learn the profession of their father. As Joseph, Jesus' father, was a carpenter, so did he pick up the profession as well. It is thought he worked around three years in the profession before beginning his teachings.


True or False: Jesus had a number of brothers and sisters.

Yes, Jesus did have brothers and sisters. Although his sisters' names are not mentioned in the Bible, his brothers are. They are James, Joses (or Joseph), Jude and Simon.


A certain person wanted Jesus dead as a child. Who was he?

When Jesus was born, the wise men visited Herod looking for the new king of the Jews. Herod tasked them with reporting back to him when they found him, but they never did. Herod then had all the male children in Judea under the age of two killed to eliminate any rivals to his throne. But Jesus, Joseph and Mary escaped.


Where did Joseph, Mary and Jesus go to to get away from Herod's killing spree?

After an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream, he fled with Mary and Jesus into Egypt to escape Herod's wrath. After Herod's death, they returned to Judea, fulfilling the Hosea 11 v 1 prophecy "... and out of Egypt I called My son."


Name the giant killed by David.

David challenged the Philistine champion to one-on-one combat. Goliath's height varies in pieces of manuscripts over the years, with some saying he was 9 feet tall. Goliath was felled by a single stone from David's sling.


Name the man Jesus raised from the dead.

One of the most powerful miracles performed by Jesus, Lazarus had been dead for four days when Jesus raised him from the dead. The account of Lazarus also has the shortest verse in the Bible, "Jesus wept."


Cain, Abel and Seth are the sons of Adam and Eve. True or false?

Although many people remember Cain and Abel from the Bible and in Genesis, they forget the third son of Adam and Eve, Seth. He was born after Cain had murdered Abel.


The first of the 10 commandments is _______?

The 10 Commandments were given by God to Moses as the laws the Israelites should keep from that point onward. Did you know that Moses was given a second copy after breaking the first stone tablets when seeing the Israelites worshipping a golden calf?


The first five books of the Old Testament were written by who?

Moses was responsible for writing the first five books of the Old Testament. These have to do with the creation of the world, the destruction of the world by flooding, the creation of the Israelite nation, their escape from Egypt and their eventual finding of the promised land. Moses lived through many of these events.


The first time God appears to Moses, it is as a _________?

When Moses encounters the burning bush, he is told by God that he will lead the Israelites out of Egypt and captivity. Interestingly, the Bible mentions that the bush was burning but that the flames did not harm it.


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