The Jesus Quiz

By: Tasha Moore
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
When the devil tried to tempt Jesus in the wilderness, how many days did Jesus spend there?
Six days
Forty days
The book of John is the only gospel that does not mention the Temptation of Jesus. Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights during the time the temptation took place.
Ninety-one days
Two days

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Which gospel does not detail the baptism of Jesus?
Jeremiah
Luke
John
The book of John does not recount Jesus's baptism or his Temptation. John's account of Christ's life tends to focus on the significant meanings of Jesus's life experiences.
Mark

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Which New Testament book tells the story of Jesus's ascension into heaven?
Titus
Exodus
Matthew
Acts
The books of Luke, first Timothy and first Peter mention the ascension of Jesus; however, the book of Acts provides greater detail. According to the book of Acts, Jesus is seen several times after he ascends into heaven.

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During the Last Supper, what two things represented Jesus's flesh and blood?
Bread and wine
The act of communion ritualizes the Last Supper scenario as recounted in the Bible. Christian worshipers drink wine or juice which symbolize the blood of Christ, and they eat bread, crackers or wafers which symbolize the flesh of Christ.
Potatoes and gravy
Locusts and honey
Caribou and water

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What kind of tree did Jesus curse before it withered?
An apple tree
A fig tree
Jesus cursing the fig tree, as told in the gospel books of Matthew and Mark, is considered one of Jesus's miracles. He cursed the tree for being barren, and the tree withered.
A pear tree
A coconut tree

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Whom did Jesus raise from the dead in the book of John?
Lazarus
The resurrection of Lazarus is only told in the book of John. It is one of the last miracles that Jesus performs before his own resurrection.
Moses
Pontius Pilate
Martha

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Which book of the New Testament gives the most accounts of Jesus's miracles?
Acts
Hebrews
Amos
Mark
The book of Mark is considered a Synoptic Gospel, in that it shares the same stories as the other Synoptic Gospels, Matthew and Luke. The book of Mark includes mostly miracles of Jesus and does not include his birth or any events after the Resurrection.

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To heal the blind man's eyes, what did Jesus use?
Oil and vinegar
Clay and spittle
The man Jesus healed had been blind from birth. After the man washed the mud from his eyes in the Pool of Siloam as Jesus had instructed he was then able to see.
Mortar and pestle
Sunshine and rain

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What did Jesus walk on, which shocked the disciples?
Heads of sheep
Shards of glass
Water
The gospel of Luke does not include the "Walking on Water" miracle. The other gospels, Matthew, Mark and John, include details of this event,
A bed of hot stones

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Jesus healed a total of how many men of leprosy?
Three men
Ten men
The miracles of Jesus curing lepers appears in all the gospels except for John. Jesus's notoriety increased as a result of these particular miracles.
One man
Sixty-three men

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In the gospel of John, what animal did Jesus ride on his way to Jerusalem as people displayed palm branches before him?
A donkey
It has been noted that the donkey symbolized the peaceful intentions Jesus brought along his journey. The slow-moving donkey is a timid creature compared to the aggressive stallions that militiamen once rode as they conquered defenseless villages.
A goat
A camel
An ostrich

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What was Jesus's first miracle?
He turned vinegar into hemlot.
He turned vinegar into wine.
He turned water into wine.
Jesus turned water into wine at the Marriage of Cana, also known as the Wedding of Cana. The gospel of John recounts that Jesus performed this miracle only after the celebrants ran out of wine.
He turned saltwater into freshwater.

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Who baptized Jesus?
Thomas
John the Baptist
The gospels affirm that Jesus did not baptize any of the disciples. Many Christian scholars consider John the Baptist to be Christ's forerunner.
Judas
Peter

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Which book of the Bible contains Jesus's last words?
Malachi
Genesis
Revelation
Revelation is the last book of the New Testament and of the Christian Bible. It provides riveting prophetic details of the end times and is entirely apocalyptic.
Matthew

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For how many days had Lazarus been dead before Jesus resurrected him?
One day
Four days
Lazarus of Bethany had been buried for four days before Jesus came to resurrect him. Lazarus's sister Martha was hesitant about Jesus opening the tomb of Lazarus because she was concerned about the potential stench.
Two days
Twenty-eight days

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What is the name of the king who sought to kill Jesus as a baby?
King of the Jews
Aretas IV
Herod
Baby Jesus's earthly father, Joseph, had been forewarned in a dream that King Herod intended to kill Jesus. He, Mary and baby Jesus fled to Egypt to avoid capture.
Olympias

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What was the occupation of Jesus's earthly father?
Carpenter
Joseph, Jesus's earthly father, married Mary to make an honest woman of her. He was instructed to do so by an angel of God who also told him the circumstances of her pregnancy.
Innkeeper
Sheperd
Gynecologist

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According to the gospel of Matthew, when Jesus makes his first sermon, where does he go?
On the Sea of Galilee
Pilate's palace
On the mount
The gospel of Matthew recounts the Sermon on the Mount event. Jesus introduced the Lord's Prayer and the Beatitudes during this time.
A lion's den

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In which New Testament Book does Jesus say "I and my Father are one"?
Book of John
The book of John is the fourth book of the New Testament and the fourth gospel. Many Christian scholars insist that the style and tone of this gospel resembles those of the first, second and third John epistles of the New Testament.
Book of Matthew
Book of Ruth
Book of Haggai

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What is the name of the religious authorities who continually tried to trick Jesus with questions?
The Mennonites
The Philistines
The Galatians
The Pharisees
The Pharisees were a rabbinical sect that led a highly influential religious movement. Members vehemently opposed any teachings that went against the established Judaic tradition.

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What did Jesus say when he was being crucified?
"I dislike Pontius Pilate."
"My followers, do whatever you can to avoid crucifixion."
"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
The book of Matthew explains that Jesus expressed the latin translation of this plea, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" The book of Mark provides a slight variation of this same latin phrase with the same meaning: "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"
"I will have my revenge."

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Before he was crucified, what did Pontius Pilates' soldiers place on Jesus's head?
A band of flowers
A crown of thorns
Pontius Pilate's soldiers placed the woven crown of thorns on Jesus's head to mock him and to cause him tremendous pain. The gospel of Mark reports that the soldiers dressed Jesus in purple, crowned him and saluted, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
A crown of gold
A woolen shawl

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Where was Jesus crucified?
Jaffa
Babel
Golgotha
Golgotha is also called Calvary or "the place of a skull." It is located immediately outside Jerusalem.
Jericho

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According to his Beatitudes, what will happen to those who hunger and thirst after righteousness?
They will be rejected.
They will be left behind during the rapture.
They will be filled.
The Beatitudes are a total of eight blessings that Jesus revealed at his Sermon on the Mount. He also mentions them at the Sermon on the Plain in the book of Luke.
They will be given money.

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After Jesus is crucified, who takes him off the cross?
James
Joseph of Arimathea
Joseph of Arimathea does not remove Jesus from the cross without Pilate's permission. The Pharisee Nicodemus assists Joseph in the woeful task.
Zechariah
Timothy

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What ailment did Jesus cure Peter's wife's mother of?
Leprosy
Blindness
A great fever
All of the gospels, except John, recount the healing of Peter's wife's mother miracle. Jesus simply touched the woman's hand and she was made well again.
Adultery

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When Jesus calmed the storm, what did the disciples say in wonderment?
"We are terrified of this man!"
"What manner of witchcraft is this?"
"What manner of man is this! For he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him."
The books of Matthew, Mark and Luke explain the calming of the sea miracle, which took place on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus and his disciples were on a boat when a heavy storm erupted over the sea.
"Oh no! We won't get anywhere without the winds!"

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What was the name of the angel that informed Mary that she was pregnant?
Michael
Azreal
Nephilim
Gabriel
The angel Gabriel advised Mary that she was highly favored and chosen by God to give birth to the Messiah. Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit.

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What was the name of the blind man of Jericho whom Jesus healed?
Job
Kedar
Bartimaeus
The books of Mark, Matthew and Luke offer various strains of this story. The book of Mark provides the most detail. As Jesus was leaving Jericho, he encountered a blind Bartimaeus and healed him.
Tarsus

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According to the book of Hebrews, Jesus was a high priest after which order?
Melchisedec
Melchisedec is also spelled Melkisetek or Melchizedek, and means "king of righteousness." The New Testament book of Hebrews states that Jesus is "a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."
Zadok
Jehozadak
Joram

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During the Last Supper, what did Jesus tell his disciples as he gave them bread and wine to eat?
"This do in remembrance of me."
The Christian holiday Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, commemorates the Last Supper as it relates to Jesus's crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. Some Christians revisit the Last Supper more frequently during a monthly or weekly Holy Communion ritual.
"Share this bread and wine with the birds."
"Do not eat this if you are unclean."
"Bread tastes best with red wine."

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Jesus calmed a storm on what which sea?
The Red Sea
The Aegean Sea
The Sea of Galilee
According to the gospels, much of Jesus's ministry was established near this body of water. He gave sermons and performed his most popular miracles on or around these waters.
The Black Sea

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What was Mary's mode of transportation before giving birth?
Zebra
Donkey
Animals serve an important symbolic role in many biblical stories. A calm temperament, like that of a donkey, often signifies the nature of the individual riding it. The animal's nature, rank in the animal kingdom, or physical appearance enhances the symbolism of the biblical stories that evoke these creatures.
Tiger
Cheetah

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What was a title given to Jesus?
Master of the Underworld
Son of God
The books of Matthew and Mark recount how a Roman centurion confessed that Jesus was the Son of God after the ground shook as a result of his death. The first sentence of the book of Mark includes the moniker.
The Ascender
A Great Man

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When the devil tried to tempt Jesus in the wilderness, how many days had Jesus fasted?
Thirty-six days
Twenty-two days
Four days
Forty days
The book of Matthew illustrates how Satan tried to tempt Jesus three times. Some Christian scholars believe that the Temptation of Jesus was necessary in order for Jesus to proclaim true victory over evil.

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