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The Bible - Multiple Choice

Can you answer these multiple choice questions from the Bible?
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1. How long did Methuselah live?
3 months
33 years
99 years
969 years
2. What was the profession of Joseph, Jesus's earthly father?
Carpenter
Temple priest
Farmer
Cheesemaker
3. When Moses came down from Mt. Sinai what did he discover the Israelites worshiping?
A golden calf
A statue of Baal
The sun
Himself
4. What did King Solomon propose to do when two women were claiming to be a child's real mother?
Give the child to the richer woman
Take the child for himself
Cut the baby in half
Cast lots with the loser being stoned to death
The real mother would rather let the other woman have the child then let it be cut in two.
5. Why did Cain kill Abel?
He was jealous because God preferred Abel's sacrifice
He coveted Abel's land
For revenge after Abel stole his wife
He wanted Abel's warm and beautiful coat
6. What did King David do when he became infatuated with Bathsheba?
Arranged to have her husband killed, then married her
Sang a song to her while playing the lyre
Conquered Jerusalem
Committed suicide
7. How long did it rain during the deluge that killed everyone except for Noah and his family?
One day
Forty days and nights
About one year
Eleven years and a day
8. Which of these is NOT a book in the Bible?
1 Corinthians
Job
Exodus
Elijah
9. Who was Lazarus?
A moneylender
An angel cast out of heaven
A king of Judea
A man that Jesus brought back from the dead
10. Who or what is an epistle?
A sermon given by Jesus
A letter that became a book of the Bible
A crown of thorns
A person who spread the word of Jesus
11. Who is credited with writing about half of the Book of Psalms?
Solomon
Moses
John the Baptist
David
12. How did Jesus enter Jerusalem on Palm Sunday?
On foot
Carried in a chair by his disciples
On his hands and knees
On a donkey
13. How does John 3:16 start?
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son
Love is patient, love is kind
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy
14. Other than Jesus, did any other Bible characters ascend directly to heaven?
Yes
No
Enoch and Elijah also did. Catholic dogma says that Mary did as well, but it is not in the Bible.
15. Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. But who led them into Egypt?
Jeremiah
Jezebel
Joseph
Jehoshaphat
58 Comments
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Level 94
Oct 24, 2019
St. Joseph is traditionally viewed as a carpenter - however the word in Greek used to descripe him is 'tekton' which means more broadly an artisan or builder. It's not really clear what kind of material he worked with.

What I'm saying is it might be more accurate to ask what St. Joseph's profession was in common depiction. Or at least not inclued stonemason alongside carpenter, given there's an argument he was a stonemason rather than a wood-working carpenter.

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Level ∞
Oct 24, 2019
Changed stonemason to cheesemaker.
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Level 89
Oct 24, 2019
As in "Blessed are the...."?
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Level 81
Nov 5, 2020
Well, obviously, this is not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.
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Level 75
Dec 25, 2022
Do we know that the material he worked with certainly wasn't cheese? I suggest changing 'cheesemaker' to 'very naughty boy'.
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Level 85
Oct 24, 2019
Pedantic point, but the wording suggests that Bathsheba's husband was killed by David's soldiers. The biblical story, however, says that Uriah was put in harm's way and then abandoned, to be slaughtered by the enemy.
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Level ∞
Oct 24, 2019
Changed the wording a little.
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Level 89
Oct 24, 2019
This David guy sounds like a real jerk.
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Level 87
Oct 24, 2019
He's the same guy who was the hero of Israel for defeating Goliath too. The Bible tends to have complex characters.
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2019
Silly monogamists. Always plotting to extremes.
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Level 77
Dec 17, 2019
The Bible shows that God uses every to accomplish His will. Jacob was actually a terrible person that cheated his brother out of an inheritance and scammed his father in law. Judah slept with his Step mother, and Paul, killed more early Christians than many Romans. Just goes to show that God can use you even if you are a little or even very flawed.
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Level 54
Feb 9, 2020
The answer from Somequiztaker doubles as the answer to "how can evangelicals rationalize Trump?" Fascinating.

So: A candidate is a bit flawed and we disagree with the politics? "Stone him! Impeach him! Lock her up!" Flawed to the nth degree and totally against every moral law in the Bible but handing out candy in the shape of judges etc.? "Well, no one is perfect, God used Jacob and he was terrible too."

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Level 78
Mar 17, 2024
"Thou shalt not kill"? Ask the Canaanites about that. Oh, you can't.
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Level 34
Apr 23, 2024
The Canaanites would be too busy melting babies alive as sacrifices to their god Moloch, the screams drowned out by drums so the parents wouldn't hear them.
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Level 60
May 10, 2024
Sounds like anti-Canaanist propaganda to me.
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Level 55
Dec 11, 2019
Got the answer right, but wondering why it doesn't say he slept with and impregnated her before the whole, had her husband killed and married her portion of the story?
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Level 62
Feb 10, 2022
Slept with? Raped. If the king summons you to his bed-chamber can you really say no? If you can't say no, can you really say yes? If you can't say yes there's no consent. If it's not consensual, it's rape.
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Level 69
Aug 10, 2022
Yes, but rape what okay in the Bible, because reasons or theology or something.
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Level 68
Dec 25, 2022
Rape not okay. If you study the Bible you will see that, and that there were bad consequences for David for his sin. Also that he was very repentant, and God forgave him.
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Level 60
May 10, 2024
Oh well that's ok then. All's well that ends well.
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Level 88
Oct 25, 2019
For the last question, Joseph was already in Egypt. Jacob as head of the family technically led them from Palestine into Egypt. Joseph facilitated the move.
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Level 79
Oct 25, 2019
blessed are the facilitators
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Level 76
Oct 25, 2019
Yes, I got that wrong because I put Jacob who sent a "delegation" to see about getting some food and then the entire family went there in the end, led by Jacob. Not really accurate to say that Joseph "led" them to Egypt.
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Level 73
Oct 26, 2019
Joseph invited them to come though and they wouldn't have done so if he hadn't been there first, so I think it's fair to say Joseph is the answer.
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Level ∞
Oct 26, 2019
Removed Jacob as a choice so there can be no confusion.
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Level 77
Dec 17, 2019
You could almost say Reuben on this one as instead of killing Joseph they sold him into slavery which took him into Egypt
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Level 48
Nov 27, 2019
I'm not even Christian and yet I slayed this quiz
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2022
you don't have to be, you just need to know the bible
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Level 62
Dec 10, 2019
Great quiz. I had to think about the flood question, then remembered the Jars of Clay song from the 90's. :)
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Level 61
Dec 28, 2022
Love that song (and band)! There's a reason it's the highest-charting Christian song on secular charts in history.
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2019
Catholics dogma does not teach that Mary ascended into heaven. Dogma says she was "assumed". A subtle difference but basically saying that she was brought into heaven.
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2019
I think Elijah ascended directly to heaven too though, right?
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Level 65
Dec 11, 2019
Yes, as did Enoch in Genesis.
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Level 70
Feb 16, 2020
One took the escalator and the other took the lift/elevator. ;)
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2022
an elevator? where can I find this?
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Level 69
Aug 10, 2022
Sadly, heaven is only served by a stairway. Now, if you want to go to hell, there's a convenient highway that leads right there!
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2019
John 3:13 says: "Moreover, no man has ascended into heaven but the one who descended from heaven, the Son of man."

Could it be that Elijah went somewhere else?

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Level 59
Dec 10, 2019
I got stuck on this question for a little while too. I thought of Enoch and Elijah and then realized Enoch simply "was not, for God took him." That doesn't mean he ascended to heaven. However, in the Hebrew in 2 Kings 2:11, the Hebrew word translated in English as "went up" or "taken up" (as in "Elijah went up into heaven") is a form of עלה, which can mean "go up, ascend, climb." So technically, I suppose we could say Elijah also "ascended" to heaven, albeit with the aid of a whirlwind and fiery chariot.
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Level 70
Dec 11, 2019
I'm afraid you're correct but I'm going to have to disagree with you on this one.
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Level 34
Dec 10, 2019
Enoch and Elijah both ascended into heaven. Enoch in Genesis 5:21-24 and Elijah in 2 Kings 2:3-9
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Level 15
Dec 18, 2019
Why was my answer for Methuselah's age marked wrong? I was right--969 years.
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Level 43
May 8, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 56
Jun 25, 2020
This started really easy, got pretty hard... some great questions here.
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Level 28
Feb 23, 2021
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Level 60
May 10, 2024
pretty clear that you were guided by a divine hand
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Level 28
Aug 8, 2021
Question 14 is incorrect.

Jesus Ascended into heaven, which means that He did so by his own power.

Enoch, Elijah, and Mary were assumed into heaven, meaning that they were taken up not by their own power.

The language here is more than nuance.

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Level 86
Mar 1, 2022
BLESSED ARE THE CHEESEMAKERS!
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Level 34
Apr 23, 2024
Amen
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Level 63
Oct 27, 2022
Génesis 5:24 said: “Enoch kept walking with the true God. Then he was no more, for God took him.” God “took him,” that is, cut short his life at the age of 365, an age far below that of most of his contemporaries. Enoch was “transferred so as not to see death,” (Hebrew 11:5, 13) which may mean that God put him in a prophetic trance and then terminated Enoch’s life while he was in the trance so that he did not experience the pangs of death.

2 Kings 2:11 said: “[…] Elijah ascended to the heavens in the windstorm.” Racing through earth’s atmosphere, the fiery chariot evidently transferred Elijah to another part of the earth, where he continued living for a time. Years later, in fact, Elijah wrote a letter to Jehoram, the king of Judah. (2 Chronicles 21:1, 12-15)

This is in accordance with what the Bible itself indicates in John 3:13. Jesus said: “Moreover, no man has ascended into heaven but the one who descended from heaven, the Son of man.”

So the answer to question 14 should be No.

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Level 65
Dec 27, 2022
Agree
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Level 55
Dec 25, 2022
Ah yes, the Bible. The irrefutable words of generations of monks who showed artistic license as they diligently transliterated and chronicled the writings of their predecessors.
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Level 69
Dec 25, 2022
I thought an epistle was the wife of an apostle. Just kidding.
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Level 38
Dec 25, 2022
67% as a Muslim 😁

Question 3 and 15 are in Quran too

I have studied #9 in an Armenian church in Iran ( where I am from )

Another questions : randomly

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Level 82
Dec 25, 2022
There was a comment I left here, I think years ago, that was funny, relevant, and objectively inoffensive. It had been liked, and responded to positively by others, encouraging positive engagement with the site and comments section as many of my comments do. I saw that it was still here just last night.

Today, it's missing. It would seem odd, except that this seems to be a pattern lately. Noticing this more and more. Starting to feel very unwelcome here and once again like I should just go. If there's someone new in charge of moderating the comments section... they suck more than usual. If that's not it and this is coming from someone who has been around longer, I'd respect them a lot more if they just came out and asked me to leave rather than doing this passive aggressive BS shadow banning crap. I would leave if asked; not like I'm going to make a big stink, or take anyone with me, other than indirectly through the lower rates of engagement with the site.

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Level 82
Dec 25, 2022
on the off chance that it's the first thing (someone new), I don't know if replying to my own comment with the box checked to attract QM's eyeballs makes a difference or not... but... here
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Level 83
Feb 4, 2024
Not to be contrary since I don't know what the original comment was, but your comments on Bible quizzes are rarely totally inoffensive and non-inflammatory.
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Level 44
Dec 26, 2022
Good thing I'm Catholic.
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Level 71
Dec 26, 2022
Confused Psalms with Song of Solomon. Got all the rest, though.