The Old Testament Stories Quiz II

Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

Think you are an expert on the stories of the Old Testament? The Bible is comprised of both the Old Testament and the New Testament. These books have had untold influence on thousands of years of culture and history. While the Old Testament is an important part of Judaism, both collections of stories play a central role in Christianity. These stories have shaped religion, culture, politics, countries and the lives of countless millions of people for centuries.

The stories of the Old Testament are especially important, as they are central to Judaism and Christianity, and also recognized by Islam. The Abrahamic religions can all find their roots in the Old Testament, even though all of them do not necessarily agree with every line of it. The influence of these stories is more far-reaching than many people even think about. The two religions on earth with the most followers are both Abrahamic. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2 billion people out of the world's roughly 7 billion being Christians. Islam, the world's second-largest religion, is not far behind.

If you are an Old Testament expert who knows the stories inside and out, try your hand at this Biblical quiz!

How many days did it take God to create the world in Genesis?

In Genesis, God creates the world in 6 days. On the 7th day, he rests.

Who survived being thrown into the lion's den?

After being condemned to death in Babylon, Daniel is thrown into a pit of lions. He lives and says that God closed the mouths of the lions to protect him.

How long did Moses and the Hebrews wander in the desert?

Due to the lack of faith in God of the Hebrews, they wandered in the desert for 40 years. During this time, Moses wrote the first books of the Bible.

What did Jacob give to his favorite son?

Joseph was the favorite son of Jacob, who gave him a coat of many colors. Jacob's favoritism made his other sons resent Joseph, who they sold into slavery in Egypt.

What did God make man out of, according to Genesis?

In Genesis 2:7, it says that God made the first man, Adam, out of the dust of the earth. Then he breathed the breath of life into him.

Bathsheba was the wife of David and mother of ____________.

Bathsheba was the wife of David, King of Israel. She gave birth to both Solomon and Nathan.

Who was Adam's companion in Genesis?

First, God made Adam out of the dust of the earth. He then made Eve out of his rib, to be his companion.

Which of these is not one of the ten commandments given to Moses by God?

The Ten Commandments cover specific acts of harm but do not forbid general harm. It directly forbids murder, however.

The children of Adam and Eve were:

Adam and Eve gave birth to Cain and Abel. Cain was the first and Abel the younger child.

Ezekiel was a:

Ezekiel is one of the major prophets of the bible. He was taken into captivity in Babylon and known for his visions.

According to the Bible, who is the first murderer in history?

Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve. Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and anger after God favored his brother's offering over his.

What great natural disaster did God level on the world in the time of Noah?

God warned Noah that there would be a great flood to cleanse the world. He told him to build an ark to prepare.

How long did it take Noah to build his ark?

Noah did not build his massive ark overnight. God warned him far in advance of the flood, and it took him years to build it.

How did Noah decide which animals to bring on his ark?

God ordered that a pair of each type of animal would be brought on the ark. This was so that they could repopulate after the flood.

Why did God flood the earth?

God flooded the earth for 40 days to cleanse it of evil. He wanted Noah, his family and the chosen animal pairs to restart society.

_________ was almost sacrificed to God by his father, Abraham.

God tested Abraham's loyalty by asking him to sacrifice his son Isaac. Abraham was about to do it when an angel came down and stopped him, telling him he had passed God's test.

God destroyed the cities of _______ and Gomorrah.

God rained fire on these two cities to punish them for the evil things their residents were doing. He destroyed them entirely.

God saved one man and his family in the city of Sodom. What was his name?

God considered Lot to be the one man worth saving in the city of Sodom. His angel led Lot and his family to safety from destruction, on the condition that they never looked back.

Did Jacob have any daughters?

Jacob had at least 12 sons and 1 daughter. He and his first wife, Leah, had Dinah.

Which of these biblical figures was sold to be a slave in Egypt?

Due to sibling rivalry, Joseph, a son of Jacob and Rachel, was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. They meant for him to be a slave in Egypt.

Who is considered the father of the Hebrew people?

Abraham is considered the patriarch of the Israelites. It is with him that God establishes his covenant.

___________ is the only man to ever know God face to face.

Moses was rescued from the Nile as a baby and became the savior of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. He is the only man in the Bible who knew God face to face.

Which of these men was a King of Israel?

David was the founder of Jerusalem. He was a politically shrewd king.

Who is the father of the men who formed the 12 tribes of Israel?

Jacob had 12 sons and 1 daughter. These sons were Joseph, Judah, Benjamin, Levi, Reuben, Simeon, Asher, Zebulun, Naphtali, Issachar, Dan, and Gad.

Who was Israel's first king?

Saul was Israel's first king. He was chosen by God, but lost his divine right to rule by displeasing god.

Elijah and Elisha were prophets who opposed the worship of _________ in Israel.

Israel often came under fire from God and others in the Old Testament for turning away from God and instead worshipping the pagan deity Baal. Historically, this can apply to a number of pagan gods of the time.

Israel splits into two kingdoms, the kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of _________.

Israel became the Northern Kingdom of Israel and Southern Kingdom of Judah. Jerusalem was within Judah.

How did God react to Solomon's request for wisdom?

King Solomon of Israel requested wisdom from God. In response, God granted him immense knowledge which he used to lead Israel to its height of wealth and power.

After his death, dogs licked up the blood of which of Israel's rulers?

Ahab and Jezebel are considered the most wicked of Israel's rulers. It was prophesied that after their deaths, dogs would lick up their blood.

Why does God ruin Job's life?

God and Satan do a cosmic experiment to see how faithful a content man will remain to God once all of the sources of his contentment are destroyed. Poor Job gets caught in the crossfire, but does stay faithful to God.

Moses' ________ went with him to demand the release of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt.

Moses' brother Aaron went with him to demand that the Pharaoh free the Jews from slavery. Aaron was the first high priest of Israel.

Why did King David have Uriah killed?

Uriah was married to Bathsheba, who David wanted as his own. He slept with her and then sent Uriah to be killed in battle.

Who was the youngest of Jacob's sons?

Benjamin was born to Jacob and Rachel. He was the youngest of Jacob's 12 sons.

A King of Babylon captured this youth, and many others, in order to teach them magic.

Daniel was captured by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. He became the chief advisor of the king largely due to his ability to interpret dreams and later became a King of Babylon.

Who is the first woman in the Bible to die in childbirth?

Rachel was Jacob's favorite wife, whom he worked for 7 years to marry. She died giving birth to Benjamin.

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