Books of the Catholic Bible Quiz

Name the books of the Catholic Bible.
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
First submittedOctober 24, 2009
Times taken48,116
Average score46.6%
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Old Testament
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Old Testament
Tobit
Judith
Esther
1 Maccabees
2 Maccabees
Job
Psalms
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Songs
Wisdom
Ecclesiasticus
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Old Testament
Baruch
Ezekiel
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi
New Testament
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
New Testament
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation
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Level 27
May 29, 2012
You put 1&2 Kings before 1&2 Samuel. It should be the other way around.
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Level 46
Apr 19, 2014
i agree, i thought that was weird so i looked it up and every site has 1 samuel 2 samuel 1 kings 2 kings

it never goes 1/2kings then 1/2samuel it's always 1/2samuel and then 1/2kings

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Level 53
Apr 5, 2015
Yep. That completely threw me off.
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Level 21
Dec 27, 2015
Agreed. Still in catholic high school and learned them in a catchy song. Wish more Catholics knew their bibles
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Level 82
Dec 28, 2015
Yeah, seriously. You can't have two books about kings before the first king is crowned by Samuel.
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Level 76
Jan 11, 2016
This should really be changed. The order of the books is important.
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Level ∞
Nov 11, 2017
Finally fixed after all these years. Sorry about that.
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Level 84
Apr 30, 2013
I was raised Protestant... wonder if I'd do any better on the Protestant Bible quiz, but probably not. I don't notice any major differences here.
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Level 45
Oct 6, 2013
The Catholic and Orthodox Bibles have several books that the Protestant do not.
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Level 68
Dec 23, 2013
Wisdom, 1,2 Maccabees, Baruch, Tobit, Ecclisiasticus and Judith are the differences, and I didn't know any one of them. Funny to see that these 7 books are also guessed correctly least
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Level 84
Dec 25, 2013
I knew a couple of these but mostly because I am interested in history, not so much because I've studied the Catholic Bible. I've read the Bible pretty extensively but mostly various Protestant versions/translations.
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Level 77
Dec 25, 2015
I'm Protestant but I keep a New Jerusalem Bible for study purposes so I knew several of the books. Still I missed Wisdom, Baruch, and Ecclesiasticus, and tried to include Bel and the Dragon from the Apocrypha. What really burned me was missing Philippians. I should have known that one.
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Level 76
Jan 3, 2014
I knew Maccabees from the Holiday Armadillo episode of Friends where Ross is trying to explain Hanukkah to his son. Sigh...
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Level 56
Mar 1, 2014
Many Catholic bible name the books differently, such as 1 Esdras = Ezra. And Revelation is also known in Catholic bibles as Apocalypse. (Once lost a pub quiz because the quizmaster only knew Apocalypse and not Revelation!)
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Level 58
Mar 25, 2015
I'm Catholic, and I've heard it called Apocalypse before, but usually not by Catholics. It's usually referred to as "Revelations" or "the Book of Revelations." It could also be a culture/area of the world thing, though.
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Level 56
Mar 25, 2015
I saw a Catholic bible with full Esdras's (as well as 3 and 4 Esdras not included here), Apocalypse and naming Joshua as "Jesus Nave". It seems this was a very exceptional bible to have gone full Greek in this way, and not like normal Catholic bibles read in churches or people's homes.

How about I saw your reply to my comment of a year ago (my god, a year!) which was posted only today! What are the chances? (Except the quiz popped up on the frequent list).

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Level 75
May 11, 2015
Never go full Greek...
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Level 87
Dec 14, 2016
Here in Ireland we call it the Book of the Apocalypse.
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Level 53
Dec 28, 2020
When I've been to Catholic churches (here in Britain) it's almost always been called the Apocalypse. Not totally always though.
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Level 25
Jan 28, 2015
73/73 BOI
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Level 63
Dec 25, 2015
proud to say: 9/73
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Level 13
Dec 25, 2015
21/73 AFTER reading the comments.

Wow.

The only reason I know ANY is because this year I am in a Catholic school, where we memorize Bible verses in Spanish.

*insert thumbs up emoji here*

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Level 39
Dec 27, 2015
i'm a Lutheran and you should make a quiz on that
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Level 7
Dec 28, 2015
How about you and your church reunite with the first and one true chruch.
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Level 74
May 3, 2016
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Level 61
Jun 18, 2016
Sad.
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Level 70
Dec 27, 2017
The Lutherans are too busy singing hymns in four-part harmony and making lethally strong coffee in the church basement to take part in such a quiz.
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Level 56
Feb 15, 2016
maccabees is part of the new testament.
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Level 65
Mar 22, 2016
No. No it's not.
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Level 65
Jan 18, 2019
This is one of those times when you should do research before claiming something is incorrect. Maccabees is most certainly not in the new testament. It is in the old testament.
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Level 45
May 24, 2016
I'm Orthodox, and we also have 3 Macabees. Maybe it's combined with 2 Macabees in the Catholic Bible?
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Level 61
Jun 18, 2016
It's not considered canon by other Christians. I guess they ret-con'd it out.
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Level 38
Jun 30, 2016
Didn't see it was a Catholic Bible quiz

was quite confused near the end with some gaps in-between

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Level 81
Oct 15, 2016
Missed Joshua and Judges, but at least I got Haggai :D
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Level 37
May 30, 2017
There should be a special quiz category for all of us commenters with whom the quiz master(s) disagrees and, therefore, censor(s) our comments before they're posted.
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Level 65
Nov 5, 2017
Isn't it 'Song of Solomon' not 'Song of Songs'?
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Level ∞
Nov 11, 2017
It can be either
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Level 70
Dec 27, 2017
Protestants call it the Song of Solomon. Every Catholic Bible I've ever owned has called it Song of Songs, which is a closer translation of the original Hebrew (Shir ha-Shirim) than "Song of Solomon".
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Level 53
Dec 28, 2020
Which Protestants??
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Level 37
Dec 27, 2021
As Protestant I’ve never called it Songs of Solomon 🤔
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Level 3
Nov 11, 2017
Ive learnt the order of the books by doing this quiz over and over again. Just looked at the comments and found out that kings and Samuels are in the wrong order. Brilliant 😡. I thought something was weird when I did the Protestant books quiz and they were the other way around. At least now I know why 🙌
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Level ∞
Nov 11, 2017
Fixed
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Level 60
Dec 27, 2017
Well, I buggered that one all up.
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Level 69
Mar 10, 2018
Interesting Fact (by JetPunk standards):

Song of Solomon and Esther are the only books of the bible WITHOUT the word 'God' in them

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Level 50
Jun 22, 2021
Not true. In Esther 7:4 the word "God" is there.
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Level 20
Jan 14, 2022
AFAIK, I only saw that in the Douay-Rheims Bible, in which the verse says "For we are given up, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. And would God we were sold for bondmen and bondwomen: the evil might be borne with, and I would have mourned in silence: but now we have an enemy, whose cruelty redoundeth upon the king."
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Level 65
Apr 28, 2019
Funny how the bottom five guessed are all from the fake Apocrypha that the Catholics added in to suit their beliefs.
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Level 83
Jun 12, 2019
They weren't added. Martin Luther removed them. And he almost removed Esther, James, Hebrews, Jude, and Revelation.
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Level 84
Sep 10, 2020
Every version of this book is full of fake bull poo, with omissions, exclusions, redactions, alterations, questionable translations, inventions, and interpolations decided on by imperfect men with their various biases and agendas. And we have no reason to believe that the original texts, should they even not be lost to us now, were in any way superior to whatever has been identified as apocryphal after the fact.
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Level 90
Oct 12, 2020
I see Kalbahamut is still on his campaign to leave a nasty comment on any quiz containing anything remotely Christian.
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Level 53
Dec 28, 2020
Just for the benefit of other readers of this site... I know of at least two books written by atheists trying to disprove the reliability of the Bible who, in the course of their research, found the evidence for the reliability of the Bible was overwhelming to the extent that they converted. "The Case for Christ" is perhaps the best-known example.

Just to make it clear that there is rational grounds for not taking the view given above...

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Level 74
Mar 23, 2021
The Bible is not 'reliable'. Christianity, like all religions, is based on faith.
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Level 53
Dec 28, 2020
As I understand it, some time after Jesus it was decided by some council of Jewish scholars that God would never communicate in any language other than Hebrew, so they excised all parts of their scriptures which were in Greek (the "Apocrypha"). Christians carried on using the Old Testament that Jesus had known, i.e. the list in this quiz, for the obvious reason that the New Testament was in Greek.

Then, later on, the reformationists decided to jettison those books, and with them "difficult" verses like Tobit 4:11. I don't know why they did that, but if any part of the story was to "suit their own beliefs", that was probably it.

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Level 74
Sep 1, 2021
A great quiz. Could I suggest that you accept "Apocalypse" for the final answer as this is what it is usually called in Catholicism?
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Level 44
Oct 22, 2021
I concur that either Apocalypse or Revelation should be accepted as the final answer.
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Level 67
Dec 22, 2021
it accepts john 3 but not john 2, has to be 2 john, could this be made consistent?