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The Bible - Multiple Choice

Can you answer these multiple choice questions from the Bible?
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Last updated: December 11, 2019
First submittedOctober 18, 2019
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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
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level 86
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 76
Oct 24, 2019
As in "Blessed are the...."?
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level 77
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 76
Oct 24, 2019
This David guy sounds like a real jerk.
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level 65
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 76
Nov 3, 2019
Silly monogamists. Always plotting to extremes.
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level 70
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 56
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 82
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 70
Oct 25, 2019
blessed are the facilitators
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level 71
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 65
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 70
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 77
Nov 4, 2019
When in doubt, choose the more barbarous and appalling answer.
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level 62
Dec 10, 2019
I got them except the last question (had no idea) and the one about David's infatuation. I was fairly confident that David had his intended's husband killed, but I thought "No, David is a major character in the Bible and in Judaism. That seems too cruel for such an important religious figure," so I picked something else. Shows what I know.
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level 67
Dec 10, 2019
It's almost as if the Bible depicts its characters as they were, instead of sugarcoating them.
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level 62
Dec 10, 2019
It's almost as if you're posting a needlessly defensive response.
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level 58
Dec 10, 2019
That was how I guessed the one about Bathsheba.
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level 44
Nov 27, 2019
I'm not even Christian and yet I slayed this quiz
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level 67
Dec 10, 2019
Let’s give it up for Solomon folks, history’s smartest man!
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level 56
Dec 10, 2019
If it works, it works
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level 58
Dec 11, 2019
Why did the link to a relevant video I posted get deleted? Do the rules against insults and vulgar language also apply to anything you reference?
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level 47
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 60
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 62
Dec 10, 2019
I think Elijah ascended directly to heaven too though, right?
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level 58
Dec 11, 2019
Yes, as did Enoch in Genesis.
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level 66
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 58
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 58
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 36
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 71
Dec 11, 2019
The Lazarus question is ambiguous: there are two Lazari (?) in the bible - the brother of Mary and Martha, who was raised from the dead; and the one in the parable of Lazarus and Dives. The latter is the patron saint of lepers, and is considered by some to have been himself a leper.
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level ∞
Dec 11, 2019
I didn't know that. Changed "leper" to "moneylender".
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level 18
Dec 18, 2019
Why was my answer for Methuselah's age marked wrong? I was right--969 years.