Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Friday, October 21, 2016

Questions 101 to 200

medium Question # 101: What was the Apostle Matthew's occupation?
Answer 1: Tax collector
Answer 2: Fisherman
Answer 3: Carpenter
Answer 4: Football player

Explanation and information: Matthew was a publican, a sort of private tax collector and an occupation despised by most people. Matthew 9:9

medium Question # 102: Which Gospel records Jesus turning water into wine
Answer 1: John
Answer 2: Mark
Answer 3: Luke
Answer 4: Matthew

Explanation and information: John 2:1; The Gospel according to John is quite different from the other three.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 103: Which of these is not one of the synoptic Gospels?
Answer 1: John
Answer 2: Matthew
Answer 3: Mark
Answer 4: Luke

Explanation and information: Most scholars believe that the three synoptic gospels had a common source, as they generally tell the same stories in the same order. The word synoptic comes from synopsis, meaning giving a general view of the whole, although its use to describe these three Gospels is so common that it usually given a separate definition specifically relating to the Bible.

medium Question # 104: How do we know that we have passed out of death into life?
Answer 1: We love the brothers.
Answer 2: We see four horsemen on pale horses.
Answer 3: We hear angels singing.
Answer 4: We see the face of God.

Explanation and information: 1 John 3:14 "We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death."

medium Question # 105: In Ephesians 3, what does Paul say "surpasses knowledge"?
Answer 1: The love of Christ.
Answer 2: The word of God.
Answer 3: Faith
Answer 4: Hope of salvation.

Explanation and information: From Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3 -- "To know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."

medium Question # 106: What is the longest chapter in the Bible?
Answer 1: Psalm 119
Answer 2: Psalm 126
Answer 3: Job 5:11
Answer 4: Judges 6:12

Explanation and information: Psalm 119 has 176 verses and is divided into subchapters, using the names of Hebrew letters.

medium Question # 107: What is the shortest chapter in the Bible (King James version)
Answer 1: Psalm 117
Answer 2: Psalm 126
Answer 3: Job 5:9
Answer 4: 2 John 1:7

Explanation and information: Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD! Psalm 117.

medium Question # 108: What is the shortest verse in the New Testament?
Answer 1: Jesus wept. (John 11:35)
Answer 2: And he died. (Mark 17:5)
Answer 3: Amen. (Revelation 22:21)
Answer 4: Job said. (Job 3:2)

Explanation and information: John 11:35 is, in fact, the shortest verse in the entire King James Bible. Some newer translations, however, have a shorter verse in Job.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 109: What is the shortest verse in the Old Testamant?
Answer 1: Job answered. (Job 3:2)
Answer 2: Jesus wept (John 11:35)
Answer 3: Absalom, Absalom (1 Samuel 14:11)
Answer 4: He sayeth not (Proverbs 3:15)

Explanation and information: In many modern translations, Job 3:2 is translated "Job said" and is the shortest book in the entire Bible. John 11:35 is in the New Testament. Absalom, Absalom is a novel by William Faulkner.

medium Question # 110: Which of these is NOT a name given to Satan in the Bible?
Answer 1: Legion
Answer 2: Lucifer
Answer 3: Beelzebub
Answer 4: Satan

Explanation and information: Legion was the name give by an evil spirit or demon which Christ drove out of swine. "And he answered, saying, 'My name is Legion: for we are many.'" (Mark 5:9)

easy Question # 111: What is known as Original Sin?
Answer 1: Eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.
Answer 2: Adam and Eve having sex for the first time.
Answer 3: Adam and Eve becoming naked.
Answer 4: Talking to the Serpent.

Explanation and information: Adam and Eve were naked until they ate the forbidden fruit.

medium Question # 112: Who wrote the Book of Ecclesiastes?
Answer 1: Qohelet, son of David
Answer 2: Moses
Answer 3: David
Answer 4: Adonijah, son of Solomon

Explanation and information: The Bible does not record David having a son named "Qohelet". This may be a term meaning simply "a preacher", or it may be the name of a person who was or was not literally David\'s son.

medium Question # 113: Which of the following is not a book of the Protestant Bible?
Answer 1: Ecclesiasticus
Answer 2: Haggai
Answer 3: Zechariah
Answer 4: Nahum

Explanation and information: Ecclesiasticus (not to be confused with Ecclesiastes), also known as "Sirach" and "The Book of Wisdom", was written too late to be included in the Hebrew Bible and is part of the Apocrypha in most Protestant denominations. It is a canonical book of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Bibles.

medium Question # 114: Who was the Emperor of Rome when Jesus was born?
Answer 1: Augustus
Answer 2: Tiberius
Answer 3: Pontus Pilate
Answer 4: Herod the Great

Explanation and information: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (Luke 2:1)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 115: Who said to Mary, "Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb."
Answer 1: Her cousin Elisabeth
Answer 2: Zacharias
Answer 3: An angel
Answer 4: John the Baptist

Explanation and information: Elisabeth, Mary's kinswoman, was the mother of John the Baptist. Mary went to visit her during her pregnancy.

medium Question # 116: In 1 Corinthians, Paul says that Jews ask for signs and Greeks seek after what?
Answer 1: Wisdom
Answer 2: Gold
Answer 3: Many gods
Answer 4: Beauty

Explanation and information: He continues, "but we preach Christ crucified, unto Jews a stumbling block, and unto Gentiles foolishness." (1 Corinthians 23)

medium Question # 117: Why did God choose the weak things of the world?
Answer 1: That he might put to shame the things that are strong
Answer 2: For they will inherit the earth.
Answer 3: Because many who are last will go first.
Answer 4: For the moth does not corrupt them.

Explanation and information: "But God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong." (1 Corinthians 1:27)

hard Question # 118: Who was Paul's companion in writing 1 Corinthians?
Answer 1: Sosthenes
Answer 2: Timothy
Answer 3: Philemon
Answer 4: Artemas

Explanation and information: Some people believe that the Sosthenes mentioned in Corinthians was the chief ruler of the synagogue in Corinth, who was beaten because he refused to prosecute Paul; others believe that Sosthenes is another name for Crispus. 1 Corinthians was clearly written by Paul; it is not clear what Sosthenes' role was in writing it.

medium Question # 119: Which book of the Bible says, "For God helps those who help themselves"?
Answer 1: None
Answer 2: Hezekiah
Answer 3: Proverbs
Answer 4: 1 Peter

Explanation and information: The quote is attributed to Benjamin Franklin. It is sometimes cited as Hezekiah 6:1, but Hezekiah is a fictitious book (or at least, not found in any legitimate Bible). The saying is actually contrary to Biblical teachings, especially those of Christ, who taught that God would help all who believe in Him. E.g., "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength . . ." (Jeremiah 17:5)

medium Question # 120: Which book says "Cleanliness is next to Godliness"?
Answer 1: A number of different books
Answer 2: 2 Thessalonians
Answer 3: Colossians
Answer 4: 1 Timothy

Explanation and information: This is a bit of a trick question, because, while the saying is found in many books, the Bible is not one of them! Although some Christian authors have espoused this concept, many saints believed just the opposite and refused to bathe, believing it to be a vanity. At any rate, love of cleanliness is a human trait and should not be confused with Christian principles.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 121: Which of these events happened first?
Answer 1: The Great Flood
Answer 2: The Exodus from Egypt
Answer 3: The Tower of Babel
Answer 4: The Babylonian Captivity

Explanation and information: The story of Noah and the Ark is the first major event in the Bible after the stories of Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel. Remember, all of humanity died except Noah and his family, so there really couldn't be much history before it. It is recounted in Genesis 6-9.

medium Question # 122: Which book is the source of the saying "Spare the rod and spoil the child"?
Answer 1: Proverbs
Answer 2: Exodus
Answer 3: Psalms
Answer 4: None, the saying is not Biblical

Explanation and information: Although the saying is not taken verbatim from the Bible, the gist of it appears several times in Proverbs, e.g., "Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them." (Proverbs 13:24)

easy Question # 123: Which of these books is in the New Testament?
Answer 1: All of these
Answer 2: Philemon
Answer 3: Hebrews
Answer 4: Jude

Explanation and information: Hebrews and Philemon are Pauline epistles. Jude is an epistle written by a man named Jude, who states that he is "a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James".

hard Question # 124: The prologue to Ecclesiasticus was written by:
Answer 1: The grandson of Jesus
Answer 2: Sirach
Answer 3: Ben Sira
Answer 4: John of Patmos

Explanation and information: The Jesus mentioned is not Jesus Christ, but a Hebrew scholar possibly living in Alexandria, known as Jesus ben Sirach or simply Ben Sira.

easy Question # 125: Which book says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth"?
Answer 1: Genesis
Answer 2: John
Answer 3: Revelation
Answer 4: Exodus

Explanation and information: The Gospel according to John starts, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

medium Question # 126: Which tribe of Israel did Jesus belong to?
Answer 1: Judah
Answer 2: Levi
Answer 3: Benjamin
Answer 4: Nazareth

Explanation and information: It was prophesied that the Messiah would be from the tribe of Judah. (Gen 49:10) Nazareth is a place, not a tribe.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 127: Who led Israel into the Promised Land?
Answer 1: Joshua
Answer 2: Moses
Answer 3: Aaron
Answer 4: Gideon

Explanation and information: Moses and Aaron both died in the wilderness. They were not allowed to enter the Promised Land.

hard Question # 128: What land did God covenant to give to Abram's descendants?
Answer 1: Land between the River of Egypt and the Euphrates River
Answer 2: The land East of Eden
Answer 3: Land between the Jordan River and the sea
Answer 4: Land between Sinai and the Lake of Gallilee

Explanation and information: "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates." (Genesis 15:18)

medium Question # 129: How are Christians justified?
Answer 1: by faith
Answer 2: by their works
Answer 3: by prayer
Answer 4: by baptism

Explanation and information: This is the great lesson of Romans, e.g., "Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 5:1)

medium Question # 130: Which book tells us to cast our bread upon the waters?
Answer 1: Ecclesiastes
Answer 2: Gospel according to John
Answer 3: Romans
Answer 4: "Christian Duty" by Haddon Spurgeon

Explanation and information: Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. (Ecclesiastes 11:1) This means, give away part of your food to the needy.

hard Question # 131: The apostles James (the Greater) and John were not
Answer 1: martyrs
Answer 2: brothers
Answer 3: fishermen
Answer 4: nicknamed the Sons of Thunder

Explanation and information: John apparently died of old age, although James was executed by sword.

easy Question # 132: What did Samson kill with his bare hands?
Answer 1: A lion
Answer 2: An ox
Answer 3: A giant soldier named Goliath
Answer 4: A demon in the form of a great bird

Explanation and information: Killing the lion was a foreshadowing of Samson's victory over the Philistines.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 133: Samson wanted to marry a woman from what village?
Answer 1: Timnah
Answer 2: Zorah
Answer 3: Beersheba
Answer 4: Ashkelon

Explanation and information: Zorah was the village where Samson was born and raised; he traveled to Timnah to find a wife.

medium Question # 134: What kind of woman did Samson first want to marry?
Answer 1: A Philistine
Answer 2: A priestess
Answer 3: A prostitute
Answer 4: An Ashkenazy

Explanation and information: Samson wanted to marry a Philistine woman, because he wanted an opportunity to provoke the Philistines to war

easy Question # 135: Which of the following is a Gospel?
Answer 1: John
Answer 2: 1 John
Answer 3: Peter
Answer 4: James

Explanation and information: James and 1 John are epistles. There is no book named Peter, although there are epistles named 1 Peter and 2 Peter.

medium Question # 136: Nehemiah is considered to be:
Answer 1: An Historical Book
Answer 2: A Prophetic Book
Answer 3: A Poetic Book
Answer 4: An Epistle

Explanation and information: Nehemiah was a political leader who rebuilt Jerusalem.

hard Question # 137: Nehemiah was cup-bearer to whom?
Answer 1: Artaxerxes, king of Persia
Answer 2: Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylonia
Answer 3: King David
Answer 4: King Solomon

Explanation and information: Artaxerxes sent him to Judah as governor of the province with a mission to rebuild the walls.

hard Question # 138: Which two Old Testament books were originally combined in a single book?
Answer 1: Ezra and Nehemiah
Answer 2: Joshua and Judges
Answer 3: 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel
Answer 4: The Song of Solomon and Proverbs?

Explanation and information: Nehemiah and Ezra were contemporaries who rebuilt Jerusalem in the 4th Century BC.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 139: How long was Samson's wedding feast?
Answer 1: Seven days
Answer 2: Three days
Answer 3: 12 hours
Answer 4: 24 hours

Explanation and information: The seventh day was cut short when Samson killed 30 Philistines in the next village over.

medium Question # 140: How did the Philistines guess Samson's riddle?
Answer 1: The wife of Samson told them.
Answer 2: The answer came to them in a dream
Answer 3: Samson secretly told one of them
Answer 4: They figured it out when they watched Samson sleeping

Explanation and information: Samson's Philistine bride turned out to have more loyalty to the Philistines than to her new husband.

medium Question # 141: How did Samson get the clothes to pay off the 30 Philistines when they guessed his riddle?
Answer 1: He went to a neighboring village and killed 30 other men, then stripped them
Answer 2: His father gave him the money to buy them
Answer 3: He refused to pay them and killed them instead
Answer 4: The Lord showed him where to find them.

Explanation and information: Samson was quite a character. To pay off his bet with the 30 Philistines, he went to the next village and killed 30 other Philistines, then took the clothes off their bodies.

medium Question # 142: What was Samson's "young cow" that the Philistines plowed with?
Answer 1: His wife
Answer 2: The white heifer
Answer 3: A sacrificial animal
Answer 4: Samson himself

Explanation and information: Samson's witty answer to the Philistines, to indicate that he knew how they had answered his riddle, was "If you hadn't plowed with my young cow, you wouldn't know my riddle now!"

medium Question # 143: Why wouldn't Samson's father-in-law let him sleep with his wife?
Answer 1: He had given her to another man
Answer 2: He found out that Samson was a Jew
Answer 3: Samson had killed a friend of his
Answer 4: Samson smelled like a lion

Explanation and information: Samson's father in law assumed, when Samson fled the wedding feast, that Samson was no longer interested in marrying his daughter.

medium Question # 144: How did Samson set fire to the Philistine's fields?
Answer 1: He tied torches to the tails of foxes
Answer 2: He called upon the Lord to send bolts of lightning
Answer 3: He shot flaming arrows into the tall grain
Answer 4: He carried coals from the sacrificial fire

Explanation and information: Samson, again showing himself to be a colorful character, captured 300 foxes, tied them together by their tails, and then let them loose in the Philistine's fields with lit torches tied between them.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 145: How did Samson's young wife die?
Answer 1: The Philistines burned her to death
Answer 2: Samson cut off her head
Answer 3: She jumped to her death from a great rock
Answer 4: She was stung by a swarm of bees

Explanation and information: The Philistines burned Samson's Philistine wife and father-in-law to death in revenge for Samson burning their crops

hard Question # 146: Who bound Samson in new ropes and delivered him to the Philistines?
Answer 1: 3,000 men of Judah
Answer 2: Delilah
Answer 3: His wife and her brothers
Answer 4: An angel of the Lord

Explanation and information: Samson allowed 3,000 men of Judah to bind him and deliver him to the Philistines, in order to stop Philistine reprisals against occupied Judah; however, he did so only after they promised not to kill him themselves. (Judges 15:9-13)

hard Question # 147: When Samson was delivered to the Philistines at Lehi, how did he get free?
Answer 1: The Lord made the ropes binding him burn
Answer 2: He ripped his bonds asunder
Answer 3: His wife cut the ropes binding him with a dagger she had hidden in her girdle
Answer 4: He smote his chains with a great rock

Explanation and information: Samson arrived at Lehi. The Philistines shouted at the sight of him. But the Spirit of the Lord was with him, and the thick ropes on his arms began to burn like flax on fire and fell from his hands. Judges 15:14-15

hard Question # 148: After slaying 1,000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, why was Samson distressed?
Answer 1: He was dying of thirst
Answer 2: He had not sacrificed correctly to the Lord
Answer 3: The Philistines had not attacked him first
Answer 4: Two of the men he killed were the brothers of his (first) Philistine wife

Explanation and information: He was parched with thirst, and called to the Lord, saying "You have given Your servant this amazing salvation; but now, I am dying from thirst, and will fall into the hand of the uncircumcised." So God cleft the hollow in Lehi, and water flowed from it. Samson drank, and he was revived, and his spirits returned. Judges 15:18-19

hard Question # 149: Who created a famous sculpture of Samson slaying Philistines with the jawbone of an ass?
Answer 1: Giambologna
Answer 2: Michelangelo
Answer 3: Rodin
Answer 4: Bernini

Explanation and information: The sculpture was created in 1560-62 in Florence, Italy, for the garden of one of the Medici. Today it resides in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

easy Question # 150: What was Paul's name before he became a Christian?
Answer 1: Saul
Answer 2: Andrew
Answer 3: Maximus
Answer 4: Jephtha

Explanation and information: Saul was a Roman citizen and was struck by a flash of light.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 151: When he became a follower of Christ, what country was Paul a citizen of?
Answer 1: Rome
Answer 2: Nazareth
Answer 3: Syria
Answer 4: Phoenicia

Explanation and information: Paul was a Roman citizen engaged in the persecution of Christians when he was struck by a flash of light. (Acts 22:22-29)

easy Question # 152: What city was Paul traveling to when he heard Jesus speak to him?
Answer 1: Damascus
Answer 2: Jerusalem
Answer 3: Rome
Answer 4: Las Vegas

Explanation and information: Paul was on the road to Damascus, to identify and arrest followers of Christ. (Acts 9)

easy Question # 153: What did Paul temporarily suffer when Jesus struck him down on the road to Damascus?
Answer 1: Blindness
Answer 2: Deafness
Answer 3: Muteness
Answer 4: Scrofula

Explanation and information: Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. (Acts (:8-9)

easy Question # 154: Where was Paul born?
Answer 1: Tarsus
Answer 2: Jerusalem
Answer 3: Corinth
Answer 4: Rome

Explanation and information: Paul answered, "I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no ordinary city. Please let me speak to the people." (Acts 21:39)

easy Question # 155: Which book was definitely not written by Paul?
Answer 1: Revelations
Answer 2: 1 Thessalonians
Answer 3: Hebrews
Answer 4: Ephesians

Explanation and information: There actually is no book in the Bible called "Revelations" -- it's Revelation.

medium Question # 156: When shipwrecked on Malta, what animal bit Paul?
Answer 1: A viper
Answer 2: A wolf
Answer 3: A spider
Answer 4: A fox

Explanation and information: When the islanders saw that he miraculously showed no ill effects, they thought he was a god. (Acts 28)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 157: Which two gospels tell the story of Jesus' birth?
Answer 1: Matthew and Luke
Answer 2: Matthew and John
Answer 3: Mark and John
Answer 4: Mark and Luke

Explanation and information: After some introductory material, Mark and John both begin with an account of John the Baptist.

medium Question # 158: Which angel announced Jesus' birth to Mary?
Answer 1: Gabriel
Answer 2: Michael
Answer 3: Raphael
Answer 4: Ariel

Explanation and information: "And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary." (Luke 1:26-27

easy Question # 159: Why were Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem when Jesus was born?
Answer 1: To pay their taxes
Answer 2: To visit her cousin Elisabeth
Answer 3: They were traveling to Egypt and Bethlehem was on the way
Answer 4: To shop for a manger

Explanation and information: "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed." (Luke 2:1)

easy Question # 160: What is a manger?
Answer 1: A trough used to feed animals
Answer 2: A box in which cloth is stored
Answer 3: A crib with rockers on the bottom
Answer 4: A supervisor who answers to a dirctor.

Explanation and information: The French word "manger" means "to eat".

easy Question # 161: Samson was undone by a woman named
Answer 1: Delilah
Answer 2: Jezebel
Answer 3: Eve
Answer 4: Sheba

Explanation and information:

hard Question # 162: What was one of the false ways Samson told Delilah that his strength could be overcome
Answer 1: Tie him up with seven bowstrings
Answer 2: Have him drink wine
Answer 3: Have him eat pork
Answer 4: Trim his fingernails

Explanation and information: She had him tied up with seven bowstrings, but when he awoke, he easily burst them.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 163: Where did Samson meet Delilah?
Answer 1: Gaza
Answer 2: Beersheba
Answer 3: Hebron
Answer 4: Sinai

Explanation and information: Judges 16

hard Question # 164: When the Philistines put Samson in prison, what did they make him do?
Answer 1: Grind with a millstone
Answer 2: Break rocks with a hammer
Answer 3: Mine salt with a pick
Answer 4: Carry loads of wood on his back

Explanation and information: Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison. (Judges 16:20)

medium Question # 165: Jesus said, "Come to Me, all you who are heavy laden, and I will give you _____."
Answer 1: Rest
Answer 2: The keys to heaven
Answer 3: Help
Answer 4: Eternal life

Explanation and information: In the King James version, "Come unto Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

easy Question # 166: Who did Jesus raise from the dead?
Answer 1: Lazarus
Answer 2: Peter
Answer 3: The leper
Answer 4: Ezekial

Explanation and information: Luke 16:19

medium Question # 167: Which was not a son of Jacob?
Answer 1: Daniel
Answer 2: Benjamin
Answer 3: Reuben
Answer 4: Judah

Explanation and information: The sons of Jacob became the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. (Genesis 35)

medium Question # 168: Who were Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar?
Answer 1: Friends of Job
Answer 2: Concubines of King David
Answer 3: The three magi
Answer 4: Minor Hebrew prophets

Explanation and information: His friends were full of false theological ideas. They could not conceive that God would permit suffering other than as retribution. E.g. Job 3.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 169: Isaiah said, "For to us a child is born, to us a _____ is given."
Answer 1: son
Answer 2: savior
Answer 3: messiah
Answer 4: shield

Explanation and information: Handel used this phrase as the text for one of the best-known choruses in "The Messiah". (Isaiah 9:6)

hard Question # 170: Who was a "left-handed man"?
Answer 1: Ehud
Answer 2: Ishmael
Answer 3: Esau
Answer 4: Cain

Explanation and information: Again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and he gave them a deliverer. Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite. The Israelites sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab. (Judges 3:15)

medium Question # 171: When Elijah was in his cave, he encountered the Lord as what?
Answer 1: A still small voice
Answer 2: A man
Answer 3: A flame without heat
Answer 4: A silver light coming from a stone

Explanation and information: The voice told him to anoint Elisha as his successor. (2 Kings 2:1-2)

hard Question # 172: What was the name of Abraham's second wife?
Answer 1: Keturah
Answer 2: Rebekah
Answer 3: Sarah
Answer 4: Hannah

Explanation and information: Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name [was] Keturah. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, (Genesis 25:2)

medium Question # 173: Paul said, "For we walk by faith, not by" what?
Answer 1: sight
Answer 2: our feet
Answer 3: deeds
Answer 4: our will

Explanation and information: 2 Corinthians 5:7

medium Question # 174: What would Samuel not be called?
Answer 1: A king
Answer 2: A judge
Answer 3: A prophet
Answer 4: A warrior

Explanation and information: Samuel is regarded as the last of the judges and also the first of the major prophets. He led a large army in victory against the Philistines at Mizpah.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 175: What nationality was Goliath?
Answer 1: Philistine
Answer 2: Israeli
Answer 3: Roman
Answer 4: Assyrian

Explanation and information: Goliath was a giant who was the mainstay of the Philistine army. (1 Samuel 17)

easy Question # 176: Who was King Solomon's father?
Answer 1: David
Answer 2: Saul
Answer 3: Absalom
Answer 4: Samuel

Explanation and information: Solomon became king even though he had an older brother, Adonijah.

medium Question # 177: Haile Selassie, the last Emperor of Ethiopia, traced his ancestry back to whom?
Answer 1: Solomon and the Queen of Sheba
Answer 2: Rameses 1 and the adoptive mother of Moses
Answer 3: John the Baptist
Answer 4: Pontius Pilate

Explanation and information: According to Ethiopian legend, the Queen of Sheba had relations with Solomon and gave birth to a son by him, from whom sprang a dynasty in Ethiopia that lasted almost 3000 years.

easy Question # 178: The name "Peter" comes from a Greek word meaning what?"
Answer 1: Stone
Answer 2: Saintly
Answer 3: Father
Answer 4: Generous

Explanation and information: And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:18)

hard Question # 179: What was Simon Peter's surname?
Answer 1: Bar-Jonah
Answer 2: Ben Abelah
Answer 3: Barsabas
Answer 4: Boanerges

Explanation and information: Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 16:17)

hard Question # 180: Which of the following people might Isaiah have known during their lives?
Answer 1: Micah
Answer 2: Solomon
Answer 3: Moses
Answer 4: John the Baptist

Explanation and information: Isaiah and Micah were both prophets in the latter 8th century BC. Micah likely died in 701.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 181: Who prophesied that a savior would be born in the little town of Bethlehem?
Answer 1: Micah
Answer 2: John the Baptist
Answer 3: Ezekiel
Answer 4: Moses

Explanation and information: 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 is to be ruler in Israel. (Micah 5:2)

medium Question # 182: Bethlehem Ephrathah is not what?
Answer 1: A classic Christmas Carol
Answer 2: A small town outside Jerusalem
Answer 3: The birthplace of Christ
Answer 4: Different from another town named Bethlehem

Explanation and information: In his prophecy of the birth of a savior, Micah called the Bethlehem where Christ was born "Bethlehem Ephrathat" to distinguish it from another town named Bethlehem.

medium Question # 183: Who was Ahaz?
Answer 1: A King of Judah
Answer 2: A King of Israel
Answer 3: A minor prophet
Answer 4: The friend of Ishmael

Explanation and information: Ahaz was a wicked and idolotrous king of Judah, who ignored the prophecies of several great prophets.

medium Question # 184: Who prophesied 700 years before Christ was born, that a child would be born to a woman, and his name would be called Immanuel?
Answer 1: Isaiah
Answer 2: Moses
Answer 3: Jeremiah
Answer 4: Job

Explanation and information: Then Isaiah said: "Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:12-14)

easy Question # 185: Who was Isaiah?
Answer 1: A great Hebrew prophet who foretold the coming of Christ.
Answer 2: The brother of John the Baptist who brought him food.
Answer 3: The King of Israel after Solomon's death.
Answer 4: The husband of the Queen of Sheba.

Explanation and information: Isaiah was one of the great prophets of the Old Testament. He lived about 700 years before Jesus and foretold Jesus' birth.

hard Question # 186: Which of these is theophoric?
Answer 1: A name that includes the name of a god
Answer 2: Someone who believes that religion parallels subconscious thought
Answer 3: The saying: Cleanliness is next to Godliness
Answer 4: A monk who devotes his life to a saint

Explanation and information: Theophoric is a term used to describe names which contain a divine name, such as Christopher, Thorvald, or Apollonia.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 187: The saying "the lion will lie down with the lamb" is derived from what?
Answer 1: The Book of Isaiah
Answer 2: Aesop`s Fables
Answer 3: The Book of Job
Answer 4: The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Explanation and information: Although the saying "the lion will lie down with the lamb" does not occur in the Bible, it is derived from a passage in Isaiah: "The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them." (Isaiah 11:6)

easy Question # 188: What is Advent?
Answer 1: The four weeks before Christmas
Answer 2: A Greek word meaning "to wait"
Answer 3: A time of sadness
Answer 4: A type of calendar primarily used to celebrate the days of various saints

Explanation and information: Advent, from a Latin word meaning "coming", is the period of about four weeks before Christmas. Advent calendars are fairly common, but their function is to celebrate the coming of Christmas, not the lives of saints.

medium Question # 189: Who did NOT come from the "root of Jesse"?
Answer 1: Ruth
Answer 2: Jesus
Answer 3: David
Answer 4: Solomon

Explanation and information: Ruth was actually Jesse's grandmother. David was his son and Solomon thus his grandson.

medium Question # 190: Who wrote a poem of thanksgiving that begins, "For each new morning with its light"?
Answer 1: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Answer 2: William Shakespeare
Answer 3: Robert Frost
Answer 4: Anne Bradstreet

Explanation and information: This poem by Emerson is often quoted in the Daily Devotional as a prayer. (Anne Bradstreet was an early immigrant to Massachusetts and is a famous Puritan poet, so if you guessed her because of an association with Thanksgiving, it was a good guess; however, she was not a Pilgrim.)

medium Question # 191: Who wrote the choral composition, "For Unto Us a Child is Born"?
Answer 1: Handel
Answer 2: Mozart
Answer 3: Beethoven
Answer 4: John Lennon

Explanation and information: This magnificent work is part of Handel's Messiah and quotes one of Isaiah's most famous prophecies of the birth of Christ.

medium Question # 192: Which prophet wrote, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace"?
Answer 1: Isaiah
Answer 2: Micah
Answer 3: Ezekiel
Answer 4: Joel

Explanation and information: Isaiah wrote many prophesies concerning the birth of Christ. This passage is found at Isaiah 9:6.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 193: What does Psalm 133 say is like a precious ointment upon the head?
Answer 1: For brethren to dwell together in unity
Answer 2: Meditation on the word of the Lord
Answer 3: The fruit of the tree of Jesse
Answer 4: Jerusalem

Explanation and information: "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments." (Psalm 133:1-2)

easy Question # 194: In the parable of the ten virgins, what did the wise virgins have?
Answer 1: Oil for their lamps
Answer 2: A feast prepared for the bridegroom
Answer 3: Veils covering their heads
Answer 4: Shoes with flat heels

Explanation and information: The five wise virgins had oil for their lamps and so were ready when the bridegroom arrived. (Matthew 25:1-13)

medium Question # 195: What is the lesson of the Parable of the Ten Virgins?
Answer 1: We should always be ready for the arrival of Christ
Answer 2: We should keep our bodies pure before marriage
Answer 3: Unmarried women should listen to their parents
Answer 4: We should light candles when we pray

Explanation and information: Matthew 25:1-13

medium Question # 196: In which book does the Parable of the Ten Virgins occur?
Answer 1: Matthew
Answer 2: Proverbs
Answer 3: Ecclesiastes
Answer 4: Romans

Explanation and information: This was a parable of Christ, so it is found in a Gospel.

medium Question # 197: What is the source of the word "Israel"?
Answer 1: It is another name for Jacob
Answer 2: A Hebrew word meaning "Promised Land"
Answer 3: An Aramaic word meaning "chosen ones"
Answer 4: It was spoken by an angel who appeared to Moses

Explanation and information: Jacob, also known as Israel, was the father of twelve sons, whose descendants became the twelve tribes. Its meaning in Hebrew is "persevere with God".

medium Question # 198: What does Isaiah say that the Lord will swallow up?
Answer 1: Death
Answer 2: Sin
Answer 3: Pain
Answer 4: Tears

Explanation and information: He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. (Isaiah 25:8)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 199: In Romans 8, Paul compares waiting for salvation to what?
Answer 1: The pain of childbirth
Answer 2: The darkness just before sunrise
Answer 3: Blindness
Answer 4: Planting a field of barley

Explanation and information: He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. (Romans 8:22)

hard Question # 200: In Romans 8, Paul tells us that the suffering of the present time is what?
Answer 1: Unworthy to be compared to the glory that awaits us
Answer 2: An illusion that will be dispelled
Answer 3: The price we pay for original sin
Answer 4: Like the agony of a sick man who awaits the arrival of a healer

Explanation and information: I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (Romans 8:18)