Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Friday, October 28, 2016

Questions 1001 to 1100

hard Question # 1001: Which Biblical person said, "For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole"?
Answer 1: Job.
Answer 2: Paul.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: David.

Explanation and information: Job 5:18.

hard Question # 1002: What additional name is given to the town of Bethlehem where Jesus was born, to distinguish it from another town also called Bethlehem?
Answer 1: Ephrathah.
Answer 2: Pisidia.
Answer 3: ben Judah.
Answer 4: of Jordan.

Explanation and information: Micahused this name because there was another town in the North named Bethlehem, ironically quite close to Nazareth. "But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who will be ruler over Israel" (Micah 5:2)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1003: Jesus is often depicted as a man in what occupation (although he did not do this in real life)?
Answer 1: A shepherd.
Answer 2: The captain of a ship.
Answer 3: The mayor of Jerusalem.
Answer 4: A stonemason.

Explanation and information: Jesus is compared to a shepherd tending over a flock of sheep repeatedly, even in Old Testament prophecies.

hard Question # 1004: What is the Jewish Bible properly called?
Answer 1: Tanakh.
Answer 2: Talmud.
Answer 3: Mishnah.
Answer 4: Midrash.

Explanation and information: The Tanakh is nearly identical to the Old Testament of the Protestant Bible. The Talmud and Mishnah are rabbinical writings and "midrash" is a method of study. By the way, "the Torah" refers to the first five books of the Tanakh, which Christians call the Pentateuch.

medium Question # 1005: What happened to Zechariah, father of John the Baptist, after he was told that his wife would have a child?
Answer 1: He was struck mute.
Answer 2: He was blind.
Answer 3: He sang a song of praise and died.
Answer 4: He fell unconscious and did not awaken for three days.

Explanation and information: Zechariah was struck mute because he found the news difficult to believe. (Luke 1:18-23)

medium Question # 1006: Who announced the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist to his mother, Elizabeth?
Answer 1: None of these.
Answer 2: The Archangel Gabriel.
Answer 3: The Archangel Michael.
Answer 4: An unnamed angel.

Explanation and information: Gabriel appeared to the father of John the Baptist, Zechariah, not to Elizabeth, to announce the conception and birth of John. Because Zechariah was struck mute, Elizabeth did not know what was happening when she became pregnant.(Luke 1)

easy Question # 1007: Who baptized Jesus?
Answer 1: John the Baptist.
Answer 2: Elijah.
Answer 3: Joseph.
Answer 4: Isaiah.

Explanation and information: John the Baptist was sent to prepare Israel for the birth of Jesus, and baptized him when Jesus was about 30 year old.

medium Question # 1008: Which of the following is NOT true about Elizabeth?
Answer 1: She was one of the party who went to the tomb of Christ after his burial.
Answer 2: She was a relative of the Virgin Mary.
Answer 3: She was the mother of John the Baptist.
Answer 4: She was the wife of Zechariah.

Explanation and information: Elizabeth, who was much older than Mary, might well have died before the crucifixion; at any rate, she would have been quite old.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1009: How many months had Elizabeth been pregnant at the time of the Annunciation?
Answer 1: Six.
Answer 2: One.
Answer 3: Three.
Answer 4: None. She became pregnant three months after Mary.

Explanation and information: And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy — the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God." (Luke 1:34-37)

easy Question # 1010: In what language was the Old Testament first written?
Answer 1: Hebrew.
Answer 2: Greek.
Answer 3: Egyptian.
Answer 4: Arabic.

Explanation and information: The Old Testament consists of the religious writings of the Hebrew (Jewish) people. A few parts of it were originally written down in Aramaic, another language spoken by the Hebrew people, but most of it was in Hebrew.

medium Question # 1011: When Mary visited Elizabeth after learning of her pregnancy, what immediately happened to Elizabeth?
Answer 1: Her baby leaped inside her womb.
Answer 2: She fell to her knees.
Answer 3: She was struck speechless.
Answer 4: She saw a halo around Mary.

Explanation and information: "In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb." Luke 1:39-40

easy Question # 1012: Where were Joseph and Mary from?
Answer 1: Nazareth.
Answer 2: Jerusalem.
Answer 3: A small town in Judah (southern Israel)
Answer 4: Bethlehem.

Explanation and information: Although he was born in Bethlehem, it was because his parents were traveling to be counted in a census. They lived to the north, in Nazareth.

easy Question # 1013: As used in the Bible, what does "to magnify" mean?
Answer 1: To praise.
Answer 2: To use a microscope.
Answer 3: To write in large letters.
Answer 4: To make a piece of iron into a magnet.

Explanation and information: The most famous use of "magnify" is in The Magnificat, a song by the Virgin Mary praising God for making her the mother of His son. Luke 1:46-56

hard Question # 1014: How long did the Virgin Mary stay with Elizabeth when they were pregnant?
Answer 1: Three months.
Answer 2: Two weeks.
Answer 3: Three days.
Answer 4: Until Elizabeth had given birth.

Explanation and information: "And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home." Luke 1:56

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1015: What was the name of the cousin of the Virgin Mary, who was herself the mother of John the Baptist?
Answer 1: Elizabeth.
Answer 2: Ruth.
Answer 3: Naomi.
Answer 4: Lady Gaga.

Explanation and information: Mary visited with Elizabeth while both of them were pregnant.

medium Question # 1016: Why were the neighbors surprised when Elizabeth and Zechariah named their baby John?
Answer 1: Because it was not a name in either of their families.
Answer 2: Because Elizabeth had always said she hoped to name her first son Andrew.
Answer 3: Because John was a name associated with the Philistines.
Answer 4: Because the name of the town tax collector was Johannas.

Explanation and information: And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father, but his mother answered, "No; he shall be called John." And they said to her, "None of your relatives is called by this name." (Luke 1:58-60)

medium Question # 1017: What happened immediately after Zechariah indicated that his only son should be named John?
Answer 1: He was able to speak.
Answer 2: An angel appeared.
Answer 3: He died.
Answer 4: The baby stopped crying.

Explanation and information: Zechariah had lost his power of speech when the angel Gabriel visited him to announce that his wife would have a child, whom he should name John. As soon as the baby was named, Zechariah recovered his power of speech.

easy Question # 1018: Who was born first, Jesus or John the Baptist?
Answer 1: John the Baptist.
Answer 2: Jesus.
Answer 3: They were both born on Christmas day.
Answer 4: John was not born; they found him under a cabbage leaf.

Explanation and information: John was born first; his role was to prepare the way for the coming of Christ. See Luke 1.

medium Question # 1019: At what age were Hebrew girls usually betrothed?
Answer 1: 12 or 13.
Answer 2: 14.
Answer 3: 16.
Answer 4: 18.

Explanation and information: The second step of the marriage would occur about a year later, give or take. Mary was probably 13 or 14 when Jesus was born!

easy Question # 1020: DId Joseph know that Mary was pregnant when he married her?
Answer 1: Yes, but an angel appeared to him in a dream and explained the situation.
Answer 2: Yes, but he loved her so much he did not care.
Answer 3: No, and he was going to divorce her until an angel came to him to explain the situation.
Answer 4: No, he thought Jesus was the child of his body until he was born.

Explanation and information: "When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son." (Mark 1)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1021: In what language was the Christmas carol Oh Holy Night originally written?
Answer 1: French (Menuit, Chretiens)
Answer 2: English
Answer 3: German (O Heilele Nacht)
Answer 4: Italian (O Santa Notte)

Explanation and information: "Cantique de Noel" was written by a French wine merchant, when his local priest asked him to write a Christmas poem.

medium Question # 1022: Who originally said, "He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound"?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Jesus.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: Peter.

Explanation and information: Isaiah 61:1

medium Question # 1023: What dire event did Isaiah predict?
Answer 1: The conquest of Israel by Babylon.
Answer 2: The destruction of the first tablet of the ten commandments.
Answer 3: The great flood.
Answer 4: The rise of King David.

Explanation and information: Much of Isaiah's prophecy has been tied to the subsequent conquest by Babylon, which killed or enslaved almost the entirety of Israel and Judah. The other events occurred many centuries earlier.

medium Question # 1024: What is a canticle?
Answer 1: A Bible passage used as a song in a worship service.
Answer 2: A group of connected chapters in a book of the Bible.
Answer 3: A psalm set to music.
Answer 4: A poem written by a saint.

Explanation and information: A psalm could be used as a canticle, but the term canticle is not limited to psalms.

medium Question # 1025: Where did John the Baptist live as a young man, before he began baptizing and preaching?
Answer 1: In the wilderness.
Answer 2: Nazareth.
Answer 3: In a hill town near Jerusalem.
Answer 4: Bethlehem.

Explanation and information: "And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel." (Luke 1:80)

medium Question # 1026: What is the Song of Zechariah?
Answer 1: A canticle taken from the Gospel of Mark.
Answer 2: A psalm.
Answer 3: A passage from the Song of Songs.
Answer 4: A book of the Apocrypha.

Explanation and information: It is the song that was sung by the father of John the Baptist at his birth.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1027: Where did the image of a dove with an olive branch, as a symbol of peace, come from?
Answer 1: The story of Noah.
Answer 2: The baptism of Jesus.
Answer 3: The ascension of Elijah into heaven.
Answer 4: A miracle worked by St. Peter.

Explanation and information: Noah sent the bird out from the ark to see if the flood had receded. Genesis 8:11.

medium Question # 1028: Who was the emperor of Rome when Jesus was born?
Answer 1: Augustus
Answer 2: Julius Caesar.
Answer 3: Tiberius.
Answer 4: Nero.

Explanation and information: "In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered." Luke 2:1

hard Question # 1029: Who was the governor of Syria when Jesus was born?
Answer 1: Quirinius.
Answer 2: Antiochus.
Answer 3: Caiaphas.
Answer 4: Cornelius.

Explanation and information: "In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town" Luke 2:1-2

easy Question # 1030: Why were Joseph and Mary traveling when Jesus was born?
Answer 1: They went to Bethlehem for a census, so they could be taxed.
Answer 2: They went to Bethlehem to visit Elizabeth, a relative of Mary.
Answer 3: They were traveling to Jerusalem for Passover.
Answer 4: Joseph had two weeks coming at work and needed to take it before the end of the year.

Explanation and information: Bethlehem was the town where Joseph's family was based and so he and Mary had to travel there to be registered in the census, which the Romans did for tax purposes.

easy Question # 1031: On Christmas day, a group of what people saw angels, and came to find Jesus in the manger?
Answer 1: Shepherds.
Answer 2: Farmers.
Answer 3: Priests.
Answer 4: Carpenters.

Explanation and information: "Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid." Luke 2:8-9

medium Question # 1032: In the Christmas carol "Angels We Heard on High", what does the refrain "Gloria in excelsis Deus" mean?
Answer 1: Glory to God in the highest.
Answer 2: Glory be to the son of God.
Answer 3: God has given us glory.
Answer 4: Glory has been sent by God.

Explanation and information: It is the Latin for the Bible verse sung by the heavenly host on Christmas: "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 'Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!'" Luke 2:10-20.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1033: How many wise men came to worship baby Jesus, according to the Bible?
Answer 1: Unknown.
Answer 2: Three.
Answer 3: Four.
Answer 4: Twelve.

Explanation and information: The Bible doesn't tell us how many magi, or wise men, there were. Many people have depicted three of them, because three types of gifts are mentioned. "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?'" Matthew 2:1-2

medium Question # 1034: Which book of the Bible tells us about the wise men who came to visit Jesus?
Answer 1: Matthew.
Answer 2: Mark.
Answer 3: Luke.
Answer 4: Acts.

Explanation and information: Matthew 2:1-12

easy Question # 1035: Which of the following is NOT a gift that the wise men brought to baby Jesus?
Answer 1: Amber.
Answer 2: Myrrh.
Answer 3: Frankincense.
Answer 4: Gold.

Explanation and information: "And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh." Matthew 2:10-11

medium Question # 1036: The last day of Christmas traditionally falls on what day?
Answer 1: January 6.
Answer 2: December 26.
Answer 3: December 28.
Answer 4: December 25.

Explanation and information: The twelve-day celebration of Christmas begins on Dec. 25 and ends on Jan. 6. Secular commercial marketing has all but obliterated this aspect of the Christian celebration.

medium Question # 1037: Where did the tradition of the Christmas wreath take hold?
Answer 1: Colonial America.
Answer 2: Elizabethan England.
Answer 3: Bavaria.
Answer 4: Sweden.

Explanation and information: American colonists in the 17th and 18th century began to mark Christmastide by decorating their houses with local evergreens.

medium Question # 1038: In most western churches, what day marks the end of Christmas?
Answer 1: Feast of the Epiphany.
Answer 2: Candlemas.
Answer 3: Boxing Day.
Answer 4: Feast of the Annunciation.

Explanation and information:

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1039: What is the significance of Jesus being the first to open the womb of his mother?
Answer 1: Because it was the first pregnancy of Mary, Jesus was dedicated to God under Jewish law.
Answer 2: Because he was the first child of Mary, Jesus was dedicated to God under Jewish law.
Answer 3: Because Mary was a virgin, Jesus was known to be the son of God.
Answer 4: Because Mary had not slept with Joseph, Joseph had to legitimize Jesus in a ceremony.

Explanation and information: The first born son of a family was dedicated to God, but only if his mother had not been pregnant before, even if the first pregnancy ended in miscarriage or stillbirth.

medium Question # 1040: Who sang, “ Lord now let thy servant depart in peace ”?
Answer 1: Simeon.
Answer 2: Joseph of Arimethea.
Answer 3: Quirinius.
Answer 4: Zechariah.

Explanation and information: Simeon had been promised by God that he should see the Savior before his death. Luke 2:22-32

easy Question # 1041: Who was the most important person in creating the Jewish Law?
Answer 1: Moses.
Answer 2: Aaron.
Answer 3: David.
Answer 4: Solomon.

Explanation and information: The Jewish Law was often called the Law of Moses. It is contain in the last four books of the Pentateuch (Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy and Numbers).

medium Question # 1042: What did Simeon predict would happen to the Virgin Mary?
Answer 1: Her soul would be pierced as if by a sword.
Answer 2: She would be revered by Jews and Gentiles alike.
Answer 3: She would live to see her son born again.
Answer 4: She would be called the Mother of God.

Explanation and information: Simeon warns her that many will oppose the symbol of Christ and that "a sword will pierce through your own soul also". Luke 2:33-35

easy Question # 1043: Where did Jesus grow up?
Answer 1: Nazareth.
Answer 2: Jerusalem.
Answer 3: Egypt.
Answer 4: Bethlehem.

Explanation and information: Jesus was born in Bethlehem and went to both Egypt and Jerusalem while he was still a baby, but his home where he grew up was in Nazareth, in the area called Galilee in the north of Israel.

easy Question # 1044: Why did Jesus go to Egypt when he was a baby?
Answer 1: An angel told Joseph that Herod was going to kill all the male children in Bethlehem.
Answer 2: Jewish religious traditions encouraged parents to take firstborn children to Egypt.
Answer 3: The parents of Mary lived in Memphis, a town in Egypt.
Answer 4: The three wise men had told Caiphas, the high priest, about Jesus and Joseph was afraid of him.

Explanation and information: The magi (wise men) had told Herod that a Messiah was born in Bethlehem, and Herod killed all the male babies in Bethlehem because he did not want a rival to grow up. But Joseph was warned by an angel and outsmarted him by taking the family to Egypt until Herod died.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1045: What are the children slain by Herod, in Bethlehem, often called?
Answer 1: The Holy Innocents.
Answer 2: The Childrens Crusade.
Answer 3: The Littlest Angels.
Answer 4: The Infants of Sacrifice.

Explanation and information: They are known as The Holy Innocents and the feast day, on which their massacre is remembered, is called Holy Innocents or (especially in former times) Childermas.

hard Question # 1046: Which Old Testament prophet said &lquo; Out of Egypt I called my son &rquo;
Answer 1: Hosea.
Answer 2: Isaiah.
Answer 3: Jeremiah.
Answer 4: Habukkuk.

Explanation and information: "When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son." Hosea 11:1. The quote is well known because Matthew recounts it as a prediction of Jesus' flight to Egypt. Matthew 2:13-15

medium Question # 1047: Who was Rachel?
Answer 1: A wife of Jacob.
Answer 2: The mother of Judah.
Answer 3: The mother of Ruth.
Answer 4: The mother of Samuel.

Explanation and information: Rachel was Jacob's second wife. He intended to marry her but was tricked into marrying her older sister, Leah; so he decided to take a second wife! (Genesis 29)

hard Question # 1048: Which prophet predicted darkness at noon, and first used the term The Day of the Lord?
Answer 1: Amos.
Answer 2: Hosea.
Answer 3: Habbukuk.
Answer 4: Nahum.

Explanation and information: "And on that day," declares the Lord God, "I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight. (Amos 8:9)

easy Question # 1049: What wicked thing did Herod do when he heard that Jesus had been born?
Answer 1: He killed all the male babies in Bethlehem.
Answer 2: He stole the gold from the three wise men.
Answer 3: He burned down the inn and stable where Jesus had been born.
Answer 4: He killed all the shepherds and stole their sheep.

Explanation and information: "Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under." Matthew 2:16

hard Question # 1050: What prophet predicted the massacre of the Holy Innocents?
Answer 1: Jeremiah.
Answer 2: Amos.
Answer 3: Isaiah.
Answer 4: Ezekiel.

Explanation and information: Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: "A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more." (Matthew 2:17-18)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1051: When the infant Jesus returned from Egypt, who was reigning in Judea?
Answer 1: Archelaus.
Answer 2: Herod Antipas.
Answer 3: Pontius Pilate.
Answer 4: Herod Antipater.

Explanation and information: "But when Jospeh heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there" Matthew 2:19-23

medium Question # 1052: At the time of Christ, in what district was Nazareth located?
Answer 1: Galilee.
Answer 2: Israel.
Answer 3: Judea.
Answer 4: Samaria.

Explanation and information: "being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: "He shall be called a Nazarene." Matthew 2:19-23

easy Question # 1053: When he was 12, why did Jesus stay at the temple in Jerusalem after his parents has started traveling home?
Answer 1: He needed to go about his fathers business.
Answer 2: He went to sleep when they were departing.
Answer 3: He wanted to study the books there.
Answer 4: He was listening to a long sermon and lost track of time.

Explanation and information: And his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress." And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business? Luke 2:41-51

medium Question # 1054: Other than the Bible, what sources give us information about the life of Jesus as a boy?
Answer 1: None.
Answer 2: The Dead Sea Scrolls.
Answer 3: The works of Plautinus.
Answer 4: The Annals of Tacitus.

Explanation and information: The Dead Sea Scrolls contain fragments of the Old Testament. Tacitus was not born until 56 AD, and Plautinus was a Roman comedian.

medium Question # 1055: In which book is the phrase: As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Psalms.
Answer 3: Joshua.
Answer 4: Mark.

Explanation and information: This appears also in Romans, when Paul quotes Isaiah, to make the point that we should worry about our own salvation rather than criticizing others. Isaiah 45:23; Romans 14:10-12

medium Question # 1056: Proverbs tells us that the fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, except for what?
Answer 1: It is swept away through injustice.
Answer 2: They sleep too late.
Answer 3: The rich take it for themselves.
Answer 4: They spend their time in idleness.

Explanation and information: "The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice." Proverbs 13:23

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1057: How many tribes did ancient Israel have?
Answer 1: 12.
Answer 2: 7.
Answer 3: 40.
Answer 4: 3.

Explanation and information: The twelve tribes of Israel were each descended from one of the sons of Jacob; Jacob was also called "Israel", and the country was called after him. The name of each tribe is actually a Jewish first name: Benjamin, Reuben, Levi, etc.

medium Question # 1058: If we eat with a person who believes it is ungodly to eat meat, we should:
Answer 1: Eat only vegetables for that meal.
Answer 2: Instruct him about the passage in Genesis, where God declared humans could eat meat.
Answer 3: Point out to him that the Jewish dietary laws no longer apply to us and we can eat what we want.
Answer 4: Consider what he says and think about becoming vegetarians.

Explanation and information: "Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats. It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble." Romans 14:20-21

medium Question # 1059: According to Paul, if we have a diet that we believe is healthy and is based in Christian faith, we should:
Answer 1: Consider ourselves fortunate.
Answer 2: Tell others about the benefits of our diet.
Answer 3: Write a book.
Answer 4: Open up to our friends and tell them why we eat as we do.

Explanation and information: Paul tells us to keep it to ourselves. "The faith that you have [about what you eat and drink], keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith." Romans 14:20-23

easy Question # 1060: How did the Hebrews conquer Jericho?
Answer 1: The walls fell down.
Answer 2: The inhabitants converted to Judaism.
Answer 3: The city burned to the ground.
Answer 4: An angel opened the city gates at night.

Explanation and information: As the famous old spiritual says, "Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, and the walls come tumbling down." According to the Bible, "So the people shouted, and [the priests] blew with the horns. And it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the horn, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city." Joshua 6:20

easy Question # 1061: In Romans, Paul says that the strong have what obligation?
Answer 1: To bear with the weak.
Answer 2: To please themselves.
Answer 3: To become the leaders of society.
Answer 4: To make a lot of money.

Explanation and information: "We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up." Romans 15:1-2

medium Question # 1062: Which of the following won four Grammy Awards for sacred music?
Answer 1: Elvis Presley.
Answer 2: John Lennon.
Answer 3: Neil Diamond.
Answer 4: Joan Baez.

Explanation and information: Gospel was actually the only category in which Elvis ever won, and he won four times (twice for "How Great Thou Art"). Aretha Franklin and Al Green are other popular artists who have won for a gospel song or album.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1063: What early saint was primarily responsible for bringing the Gospel to the Gentiles?
Answer 1: Paul.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Stephen.
Answer 4: Patrick.

Explanation and information: Paul spent his later life traveling outside Israel, suffering great hardship and danger, to bring the Gospel to all the nations and to ensure that Jewish Christians accepted Gentiles as full members of the new churches.

easy Question # 1064: Who wrote most of the Epistles in the New Testament?
Answer 1: Paul.
Answer 2: Luke.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Peter.

Explanation and information: Of the 21 epistles, at least 13 were written by Paul.

medium Question # 1065: What was the age difference between Jesus and John the Baptist?
Answer 1: John was six months older.
Answer 2: Jesus was six months older.
Answer 3: John was two years older.
Answer 4: Jesus was two years older.

Explanation and information: "After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, ... In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David." Luke 1:26

hard Question # 1066: Where did Paul tell the Romans (rather boastfully) that he had started churches?
Answer 1: From Jerusalem to Illyricum.
Answer 2: Throughout Anatolia and Asia.
Answer 3: In the known world between Jerusalem and Rome.
Answer 4: In every town his foot had taken him.

Explanation and information: "from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ . . ." Romans 15:17-20.

medium Question # 1067: In Romans, where did Paul say that he liked to travel and teach?
Answer 1: In places that had never heard of Christ.
Answer 2: In places where there were at least a few Jews.
Answer 3: In places where small groups of Christians were struggling.
Answer 4: To places he had never seen before.

Explanation and information: "and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation" Romans 15:20

easy Question # 1068: What body of water did Moses famously lead the Hebrews across, to escape from Egypt?
Answer 1: The Red Sea.
Answer 2: The Nile River.
Answer 3: The Persian Gulf.
Answer 4: The Dead Sea.

Explanation and information: Moses parted the waters of the Red Sea, so that the Hebrews could walk across. "Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left." Exodus 14:21-22

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1069: In Romans, we find out that Paul was planning a future missionary trip to:
Answer 1: Spain.
Answer 2: Provence (France).
Answer 3: Germany.
Answer 4: Syria.

Explanation and information: "I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain, and to be helped on my journey there by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a while." Romans 15:22-24

medium Question # 1070: Toward the end of Acts, Paul travels to Jerusalem. Why?
Answer 1: He was carrying donations from the Greeks.
Answer 2: Peter wanted to consult with him.
Answer 3: He wanted to report his progress in starting new churches to the Council of Jerusalem.
Answer 4: He needed to discuss issues concerning Gentiles in the church with the Council.

Explanation and information: "At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints. For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem." Romans 15:24-27

easy Question # 1071: The Epistle to the Corinthians was addressed to a church in what (modern) country?
Answer 1: Greece.
Answer 2: Turkey.
Answer 3: Italy.
Answer 4: Israel.

Explanation and information: Corinth had been a great city-state in ancient Greece, before it was conquered by Alexander the Great and, then, the Roman Empire. Saint Paul visited it and started a church; the Epistle to the Corinthians is a letter he wrote to this church.

medium Question # 1072: How did Paul tell the Romans he felt about his last trip to Jerusalem?
Answer 1: He felt some trepidation, because the powerful high priests were his enemies.
Answer 2: He felt relief, because he had wanted to return for many years.
Answer 3: He felt total joy, because it was the place where Jesus had died and risen.
Answer 4: He felt like it was somewhat a waste of time, because his mission was to the Gentiles.

Explanation and information: "Strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea." Romans 15:30-32 Paul was right to have misgivings, since he would be arrested, and the high priests would try to murder him several times.

hard Question # 1073: Where was Peter when Paul wrote the Epistle to the Romans?
Answer 1: Probably in Rome or Jerusalem, although there is some disagreement.
Answer 2: Probably in Rome or Antioch, although there is some disagreement.
Answer 3: Jerusalem.
Answer 4: Antioch.

Explanation and information: The Catholic Church belief holds that Peter was already in Rome and considers that he was acting as the first Pope at the time, but this is not documented, and there is some doubt in both Catholic and Protestant circles that he had arrived there so early.

medium Question # 1074: Where did Paul die?
Answer 1: Nobody is sure.
Answer 2: He was martyred with Peter in Rome.
Answer 3: He was strangled in Rome several years before Peter was crucified.
Answer 4: Almost certainly in Spain.

Explanation and information: All of the "wrong" answers are entirely possible. There is simply no documentation of what became of Paul after he was imprisoned in Rome.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1075: Who probably carried the Epistle to the Romans from Corinth to Rome?
Answer 1: Phoebe.
Answer 2: Prisca (Priscilla).
Answer 3: Aquila.
Answer 4: Tertius.

Explanation and information: In Chapter 16 of Romans, Paul wrote "I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well."

hard Question # 1076: In Romans 16, who does Paul say "risked their necks for my life"?
Answer 1: Prisca and Aquila.
Answer 2: Peter and Tertius.
Answer 3: John Mark and Tertius.
Answer 4: Barnabas and Tertius.

Explanation and information: "Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their necks for my life," (Romans 16:2-4) Prisca (or Priscilla) and Aquila had been Paul's great friends for years in Corinth.

easy Question # 1077: How did Paul instruct Christians to greet each other?
Answer 1: With a holy kiss.
Answer 2: By shaking hands as brothers.
Answer 3: With the name of Jesus on their lips.
Answer 4: "Yo!"

Explanation and information: "Greet one another with a holy kiss." Romans 16:16 This rather sweet tradition has fallen out of favor in Western society.

easy Question # 1078: In which city did Paul start a great church?
Answer 1: Corinth.
Answer 2: Florence.
Answer 3: Jerusalem.
Answer 4: Las Vegas.

Explanation and information: This is a tricky one. When the church in Jerusalem was first started, Paul was still known as Saul and was an enemy of Christians. His job, in fact, was to travel around arresting them. Corinth, in Greece, was one of the greatest churches started by Paul, and two letters he wrote to them are in the Bible (1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians).

medium Question # 1079: In Romans, how does Paul advise us to respond to people who cause divisions and create obstacles?
Answer 1: Avoid them.
Answer 2: Show them a Bible verse.
Answer 3: Pray for them.
Answer 4: Take them before a group of elders in the church and discuss matters with them.

Explanation and information: "I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them." Romans 16:17

medium Question # 1080: At the end of Romans, what does Paul promise us that the God of peace will do to Satan?
Answer 1: Crush him under our feet..
Answer 2: Overcome him for all eternity.
Answer 3: Drive him from the face of the earth.
Answer 4: Imprison him in a place from which he cannot escape.

Explanation and information: "The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet." Romans 16:20

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1081: What is a doxology?
Answer 1: A short prayer or hymn of praise to God.
Answer 2: A canticle that closes a worship service.
Answer 3: The short form of a creed.
Answer 4: A musical setting of Psalm 100.

Explanation and information: "Doxa" is Greek for praise, and a doxology in the broad sense is any work praising God; more narrowly, it is a short hymn of praise sung in worship.

medium Question # 1082: What was the name of the scribe who physically wrote the Epistle to the Romans?
Answer 1: Tertius.
Answer 2: Timothy.
Answer 3: Barnabas.
Answer 4: John Mark.

Explanation and information: "I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord." Romans 16:21-22

easy Question # 1083: What is an epistle?
Answer 1: A letter that contains a lot of general information about something.
Answer 2: A poem written for someone who has died.
Answer 3: A poem that tells people about God.
Answer 4: A letter to someone describing a long journey.

Explanation and information: There are 21 epistles at the end of the Bible. Most of them (13) were written by Paul to various churches setting out Christian doctrine.

easy Question # 1084: What is a Gospel?
Answer 1: A book in the Bible describing the life of Christ.
Answer 2: A book that is considered absolutely true.
Answer 3: Any book in which somebody comes back to life after he dies.
Answer 4: An editorial in the New York Times.

Explanation and information: Gospel means "good news". It became a word used for the four books of the Bible describing the life of Christ, because these books showed people the good news of their salvation.

medium Question # 1085: What is the narrow (and original) meaning of "epiphany"?
Answer 1: The appearance of a god on earth.
Answer 2: A sudden realization or insight.
Answer 3: The first time a god is worshiped.
Answer 4: Creation of a new invention unlike anything seen before.

Explanation and information: All of the meanings are either correct or close to correct, but the original Greek word means the manifestation of a god on earth; Christians use Epiphany (with a capital "E") to mean the appearance of Christ to humanity or human realization of His divinity.

easy Question # 1086: Most commonly, the Christian celebration of The Epiphany refers to what event?
Answer 1: The visit of the three wise men to baby Jesus.
Answer 2: The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.
Answer 3: The appearance of the angel to Mary, telling her that she will bear the child of God.
Answer 4: Moses leading the Hebrews out of Israel.

Explanation and information: An epiphany is a sudden realization, but it comes from an old Greek word meaning the appearance of a god on earth. Churches celebrate the Epiphany of Jesus -- that is, the time when the world came to realize He was God -- at different times and use different events to signify it, but most Western churches think of the three magi visiting Bethlehem as the point at which humanity realized Christ's divinity (because the magi worshiped Him).

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1087: After Jesus fed the 5000, what did the people want?
Answer 1: Another miracle, so that they might believe in Him.
Answer 2: To call him the Son of God and worship Him.
Answer 3: More food.
Answer 4: To follow Him wherever he went.

Explanation and information: So they said to him, "Then what sign do you do, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you perform? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" (John 6:30-31)

hard Question # 1088: Which psalm recounts the feeding of the Hebrews in the wilderness, and the refusal of many Hebrews to worship God even after all the miracles?
Answer 1: Psalm 78
Answer 2: Psalm 23.
Answer 3: Psalm 119.
Answer 4: Psalm 45.

Explanation and information: In Psalm 78, things do not turn out well for those who refuse to believe, after God makes water flow from rocks and manna fall from heaven. "But while their meat was yet in their mouths, The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel." (30-31)

easy Question # 1089: Which Christian denomination is the largest?
Answer 1: (Roman) Catholic.
Answer 2: Orthodox.
Answer 3: Baptist.
Answer 4: Anglican.

Explanation and information: The Catholic Church has over a billion communicants.

medium Question # 1090: In his first epistle, how does John tell us to distinguish between false and true statements about spiritual matters?
Answer 1: True statements will always come from people who confess Jesus in the flesh.
Answer 2: True statements will come from people who lead pure lives.
Answer 3: True statements will not come from people who have self interest in what they say.
Answer 4: True statements will come from people who base their doctrine on a verse of the Bible.

Explanation and information: "By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God." 1 John 4

easy Question # 1091: Who were Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego?
Answer 1: Hebrews who were tested by being thrown into a fiery furnace.
Answer 2: The three wise men who visited the baby Jesus.
Answer 3: High priests who presided over the trial of Jesus.
Answer 4: The original Three Stooges.

Explanation and information: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are characters in the Old Testament book of Daniel (Chapters 1–3), known for their exclusive devotion to God. In particular, they are known for being saved by divine intervention from the Babylonian execution of being burned alive in a fiery furnace.

easy Question # 1092: Which of the following is Jesus often compared to, in the Bible?
Answer 1: A shepherd.
Answer 2: A bricklayer.
Answer 3: An eagle.
Answer 4: A farmer.

Explanation and information: Jesus is often compared to a shepherd, because like a shepherd He is constantly with us, leading us away from sin and danger and protecting us from evil.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1093: What Bible chapter tells us that we will fear no evil, even when we face the shadow of death?
Answer 1: Psalm 23.
Answer 2: Proverbs 12.
Answer 3: Psalm 10.
Answer 4: Ecclesiastes 1.

Explanation and information: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

medium Question # 1094: Who asks, "Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?"
Answer 1: Job.
Answer 2: Paul.
Answer 3: Jesus.
Answer 4: Isaiah.

Explanation and information: Job says this when he has suffered terribly and his wife tells him to "dies and curse God". Job 2:7-10

easy Question # 1095: What Old Testament character was especially known for his suffering?
Answer 1: Job.
Answer 2: Moses.
Answer 3: Ruth.
Answer 4: Mr. Bill

Explanation and information: The Book of Job tells the story of a man who loses everything and contracts terrible and painful diseases, yet remains always faithful to God.

hard Question # 1096: What did Job do when he contracted terrible sores over his entire body?
Answer 1: He scraped himself with a piece of pottery.
Answer 2: He made a salve of mud by spitting in the dirt.
Answer 3: He thanked God that he did not lose his hair.
Answer 4: He tried to figure out what he had done wrong.

Explanation and information: "So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes." Job 2:7-8.

hard Question # 1097: On the second day of creation, what did God do?
Answer 1: He separated the waters that were above the expanse from the waters above the expanse.
Answer 2: He separated the light from the darkness and called the light "Day".
Answer 3: He gathered the waters under heaven into one place.
Answer 4: He separated the waters from the dry land.

Explanation and information: And God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. (Genesis 1:6-8)

medium Question # 1098: In Genesis 1, where was heaven located?
Answer 1: Between the waters above and the waters below.
Answer 2: Above the waters.
Answer 3: Above the earth and all creation.
Answer 4: We are not told where it is, only that is was separated from the earth.

Explanation and information: "And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven." (Genesis 1:7-8)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1099: How did God separate dry land from the seas?
Answer 1: He gathered the seas together.
Answer 2: He made the dry land rise above the sea.
Answer 3: He made the sea level lower until the land appeared.
Answer 4: He made water fall on earth until the seas were formed.

Explanation and information: And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so. (Genesis 1:9)

medium Question # 1100: According to Genesis 1, what did God create on the third day?
Answer 1: Plant life.
Answer 2: The stars.
Answer 3: The oceans.
Answer 4: The sun.

Explanation and information: The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. (Genesis 1:12-14)