Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Questions 1101 to 1200

medium Question # 1101: According to Genesis 1, what did God create on the fourth day?
Answer 1: The seasons.
Answer 2: Plant life.
Answer 3: Birds.
Answer 4: Dry land.

Explanation and information: And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, . . . And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day. (Genesis 1:15-19) Dry land was formed on the second day, plants on the third, and birds on the fifth day.

easy Question # 1102: What were the first words God said when He created the universe?
Answer 1: Let there be light.
Answer 2: I name you Adam.
Answer 3: I command the sun to shine.
Answer 4: My name is Jehovah.

Explanation and information: And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)

medium Question # 1103: According to Genesis 1, what did God create on the fifth day?
Answer 1: Great sea creatures.
Answer 2: Burrowing mammals.
Answer 3: Trees full of fruit.
Answer 4: The stars in the sky.

Explanation and information: So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. (Genesis 1:20-23)

medium Question # 1104: Which statement in the Bible does the (Darwinian) theory of evolution disagree with?
Answer 1: None of these.
Answer 2: God created man from the dust.
Answer 3: God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds.
Answer 4: God said "Let there be light".

Explanation and information: There is nothing in the theory of evolution that shows God did not create the earth, the creatures on it, or human beings. Evolutionists might say that life arose from chemicals in the ocean rather than dry land, and that "dust" can only refer to dry land, but this is a quibble that overlooks the meaning.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1105: What did God not give to man to eat in Genesis 1?
Answer 1: Beef.
Answer 2: Apples.
Answer 3: Wheat.
Answer 4: Spinach.

Explanation and information: Before Noah, God did not give man the right to eat animal flesh. And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. (Genesis 1:28-30)

easy Question # 1106: What did God do on the seventh day of creation?
Answer 1: He rested.
Answer 2: He made men and women.
Answer 3: He made men but not women.
Answer 4: He went to church and then watched football on t.v.

Explanation and information: God made the world and all within it in six days, and on the seventh day, He rested. Jews and Christians both follow His example, keeping one day out seven holy and not doing any work.

medium Question # 1107: In his first epistle, how does John tell us we should love?
Answer 1: In truth and deed.
Answer 2: In every sentence we speak.
Answer 3: By worshipping Christ.
Answer 4: By pointing out to others when they go wrong.

Explanation and information: Little children, let us not love in word or speech but in deed and in truth. (1 John 3:18)

easy Question # 1108: How many books of the Bible did John (the Evangelist) write?
Answer 1: Four.
Answer 2: Two.
Answer 3: Three.
Answer 4: One.

Explanation and information: John wrote the great Gospel named after him, usually just called "John", and three epistles, called 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John.

easy Question # 1109: What was the original name of the Old Testament patriarch, Abraham?
Answer 1: Abram.
Answer 2: Saul.
Answer 3: Moses.
Answer 4: Hymie.

Explanation and information: God renamed Abraham when he made the old covenant (also called the old testament) with him. Genesis 17:5

hard Question # 1110: What was the name of the father of Abraham?
Answer 1: Terah.
Answer 2: Haran.
Answer 3: Nahor.
Answer 4: Milcah.

Explanation and information: "When Terah had lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran." (Genesis 11:26)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1111: What relation was Lot to Abraham?
Answer 1: Nephew.
Answer 2: Son.
Answer 3: Cousin.
Answer 4: Son in law.

Explanation and information: Lot was the son of Abram's dead brother, Haran. "Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot. Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his kindred, in Ur of the Chaldeans." (Genesis 11:27)

medium Question # 1112: Where was Abraham originally from?
Answer 1: Ur of the Chaldeans.
Answer 2: Haran.
Answer 3: Bagdad.
Answer 4: A village on the Tigris River.

Explanation and information: Ur of the Chaldeans was an ancient city, now a ruin, on the Euphrates River.

medium Question # 1113: What was the original name of the wife of Abraham?
Answer 1: Sarai.
Answer 2: Sarah.
Answer 3: Sarahai.
Answer 4: Hannah.

Explanation and information: Like Abraham, Sarah was given a new name by God when He made the first covenant. (Genesis 17)

medium Question # 1114: What was the name of the place where Abraham first stopped in Canaan and built an altar to God?
Answer 1: Shechem.
Answer 2: Bethel.
Answer 3: Jerusalem.
Answer 4: Haran.

Explanation and information: When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. (Genesis 12) If you answered "Bethel" give yourself half a point. Abraham immediately moved there and built another altar.

hard Question # 1115: Who or what is the "Oak of Moreh"?
Answer 1: The spot where Abraham built an altar to God when he first entered Canaan.
Answer 2: A warrior who led the armies of Solomon.
Answer 3: The shield carried by Joshua.
Answer 4: A name given by Jesus to Andrew, because of the constancy of his belief.

Explanation and information: When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. . . . So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. (Genesis 12)

easy Question # 1116: What desert separates Israel (Canaan) from Egypt?
Answer 1: The Sinai.
Answer 2: The Sahara.
Answer 3: The West Bank.
Answer 4: The Arabian.

Explanation and information: The Sinai peninsula is a harsh desert that completely separates Egypt from the Middle East. This would become critical for Moses and the Hebrews during the Exodus, because it prevented Pharaoh's army from harassing them.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1117: What was the biggest concern Abraham had when he traveled to Egypt?
Answer 1: That the Egyptians would kill him because his wife was so beautiful.
Answer 2: That he would be robbed of his numerous donkeys, camels and sheep.
Answer 3: That he would be taken into slavery because he was Hebrew.
Answer 4: That he would be imprisoned for worshipping God.

Explanation and information: Abraham (Abram) lived in a very early and lawless time, and he reasonably feared that the Egyptians would kill him just to take his beautiful wife, Sarai.

medium Question # 1118: How did Abraham (Abram) become rich in Egypt?
Answer 1: He gave his wife to the Pharaoh.
Answer 2: He performed miracles.
Answer 3: He told fortunes and made prophecies.
Answer 4: He married the daughter of a nobleman.

Explanation and information: Abram pretended Sarai, his wife, was his sister, and in effect sold her into royal concubinage.

hard Question # 1119: Who were the Perizzites?
Answer 1: A nomadic people living in Canaan, who are not mentioned outside the Bible.
Answer 2: A Jewish sect at the time of Christ that lived separately from society in caves.
Answer 3: A minor Sumerian civilization that was absorbed by the Philistines.
Answer 4: A warrior tribe in the Negev that often raided southern Israel in the time of Saul.

Explanation and information: Genesis 13 tells us that Canaan was inhabited by "Canaanites and Perizzites" when Abram and Lot returned to Canaan from Egypt. Almost nothing is known of them, outside of the Bible.

medium Question # 1120: When Abram and Lot finally settled in Canaan, strife about overcrowding on the land arose between:
Answer 1: The two of them.
Answer 2: Them and the Canaanites.
Answer 3: Them and the Samaritans.
Answer 4: Them and the Philistines.

Explanation and information: "The land could not support both of them dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together, and there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock." Genesis 13:6-8

easy Question # 1121: Who were the first inhabitants of Canaan mentioned in the Bible?
Answer 1: The Canaanites.
Answer 2: Adam and Eve.
Answer 3: Noah and his family, after the flood.
Answer 4: The Samaritans.

Explanation and information: Adam and Eve lived in Mesopotamia; Noah is thought to have landed in eastern Turkey.

medium Question # 1122: When Abram and Lot separated and moved to different locations, where did Lot go?
Answer 1: The valley of the Jordan River.
Answer 2: The city of Gomorrah.
Answer 3: North of the Dead Sea, near Jerusalem.
Answer 4: To an area west of Abram and his herdsmen.

Explanation and information: "And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east." (Genesis 13:10-12)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1123: What does the Bible say about the men of Sodom?
Answer 1: They were wicked and great sinners.
Answer 2: They strayed from goodness only out of ignorance.
Answer 3: They were good people who were misled by their king.
Answer 4: They were hospitable to strangers and generous, but habitually engaged in immoral conduct.

Explanation and information: The inhabitants of Sodom were downright evil. "Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the Lord." (Genesis 13:13)

medium Question # 1124: In Genesis 13, God tells Abram to lift up his eyes and look at what?
Answer 1: The north, south, east and west.
Answer 2: The oaks of Mamre.
Answer 3: Sodom.
Answer 4: The face of God.

Explanation and information: The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. (Genesis 13:14)

medium Question # 1125: In Genesis 13, God tells Abram that his descendants will be as numerous as . . .
Answer 1: The dust of the earth.
Answer 2: The grains of sand in Sinai.
Answer 3: Drops of water in the Jordan River.
Answer 4: The birds of the air.

Explanation and information: "I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted." (Genesis 13:15)

easy Question # 1126: What land did God give to Abraham and his descendants?
Answer 1: Israel.
Answer 2: Syria.
Answer 3: The Jordan River valley.
Answer 4: Gallilee.

Explanation and information: Genesis 13:14. Although God did not say "Israel", the context makes it clear that God meant Canaan, an area with undefined borders that corresponds closely to modern-day Israel.

medium Question # 1127: What black mineral is abundant in the Jordan Valley?
Answer 1: Bitumen.
Answer 2: Coal.
Answer 3: Oil.
Answer 4: Obsidian.

Explanation and information: Bitumen is a sticky black natural asphalt that forms pits when it bubbles to the surface, such as the La Brea Tar Pits. In Genesis 14, a number of soldiers from Sodom and its allies are killed by falling into bitumen pits.

medium Question # 1128: Who fought against a coalition of kings headed by the King of Elam?
Answer 1: Abraham.
Answer 2: Saul.
Answer 3: David.
Answer 4: Jeroboham.

Explanation and information: Abram chased down the confederacy of five kings, headed by the King of Elam, after they sacked Sodom.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1129: What other city do we associate with Sodom?
Answer 1: Gomorrah.
Answer 2: Jerusalem.
Answer 3: Antioch.
Answer 4: Nazareth.

Explanation and information: Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God for their wicked habits, and the names have come to be associated with immorality.

medium Question # 1130: What is *not* true of the "oaks of Mamre"?
Answer 1: It was located in the Jordan River Valley.
Answer 2: Abram stopped there on his way to Egypt to build an altar.
Answer 3: It was an area controlled by Amorites.
Answer 4: It was where Abram lived when he returned from Egypt.

Explanation and information: Abram, unlike his nephew Lot, chose to live to the west of the cities in the Jordan Valley.

hard Question # 1131: Who were Eschol and Aner?
Answer 1: The brothers of Mamre the Amorite.
Answer 2: Kings of minor city states in Mesopotamia.
Answer 3: Two "saints" mentioned at the end of Romans.
Answer 4: The brothers of the first wife of Samson?

Explanation and information: Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and of Aner. (Genesis 14:13)

easy Question # 1132: Which group is not mentioned in the Old Testament?
Answer 1: The Mormons.
Answer 2: The Amorites.
Answer 3: The Sumerians.
Answer 4: The Babylonians.

Explanation and information: The Mormons are a Christian denomination, so they could hardly have been mentioned in the Old Testament!

medium Question # 1133: Who was Melchizedek?
Answer 1: A priest of God who lived in Jerusalem at the time of Abraham.
Answer 2: A statue of a dead king worshipped as a god in Babylonia.
Answer 3: A Babylonian general who invaded Israel.
Answer 4: A Galatian priest of Astarte who tried to have Paul killed.

Explanation and information: "After [Abram's] his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him,. . . Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.)" (Genesis 14:17) He is later mentioned favorably by Paul in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

medium Question # 1134: After defeating the armies that had sacked Sodom, what did Abraham accept from the King of Sodom?
Answer 1: Only the share of the men who went with him, and the food that they had eaten.
Answer 2: Nothing.
Answer 3: One tenth of all that they had recovered.
Answer 4: Only the return of the people who had been captured.

Explanation and information: Abraham did not want to be in the debt of Sodom by accepting booty from him, but basically let Sodom foot the expenses of the war. (Genesis 14:21-24)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1135: What is a tithe?
Answer 1: A donation of one-tenth of some amount.
Answer 2: A silver plate used to hold bread during Communions services in some denominations.
Answer 3: A prayer for food made by someone who is starving.
Answer 4: A piece of clothing that is too small.

Explanation and information: Jews traditionally paid one-tenth of their income to the temple, and many Christian churches still follow the practice (or try to get their members to do so!). The first mention in the Bible is in Genesis 14, where Abraham gives a tenth of the spoils of a battle to the high priest in Jerusalem.

hard Question # 1136: If Abraham had remained childless, who would have inherited his estate?
Answer 1: Eliezer of Damascus.
Answer 2: An unnamed member of his household.
Answer 3: His nephew, Lot.
Answer 4: Melchizedek, king of Salem.

Explanation and information: But Abram said, "O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?" (Genesis 15:2)

medium Question # 1137: Roughly how many people were in the household of Abraham?
Answer 1: 1,000
Answer 2: 20
Answer 3: 60
Answer 4: 180

Explanation and information: Abram was able to field an army of 318 trained men (Genesis 14); by extension, he must have had at least 1,000 people in his household.

easy Question # 1138: What is the main difference between the Catholic and Protestant Bibles today?
Answer 1: The Old Testament of the Catholic Bible is longer.
Answer 2: The New Testament of the Protestant Bible is longer.
Answer 3: The Catholic Bible is in Latin.
Answer 4: None; they are substantially identical.

Explanation and information: The Catholic Old Testament includes several books that are in the Protestant Apocrypha, but the difference is nearly meaningless; the Apocrypha is greatly respected in Protestant churches and the difference is closer to an historical accident than a theological issue. The New Testament is identical in all mainstream Christian denominations.

medium Question # 1139: When Abram sacrificed various animals to God, to seal the promise that he would have a son, what did Abram have to protect the sacrifice against?
Answer 1: Birds of prey.
Answer 2: A hungry lion.
Answer 3: A Canaanite beggar.
Answer 4: The heat of the sun.

Explanation and information: "And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away." (Genesis 15:11)

medium Question # 1140: What does the Bible tell us about vegetarianism?
Answer 1: That those who eat meat and those who do not should not criticize each other, but live in peace.
Answer 2: That vegetarians are especially holy in the eyes of God.
Answer 3: That Christians should eat meat.
Answer 4: That killing animals for food is wrong.

Explanation and information: "Let not the one who eats [meat] despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him." Romans 14:3

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1141: When Abram fell into a deep sleep and darkness fell upon him, what future event did God inform him of?
Answer 1: Hebrew slavery in Egypt.
Answer 2: The coming of a Messiah.
Answer 3: The conquest of Canaan by Joshua.
Answer 4: The giving of the Ten Commandments.

Explanation and information: Then the Lord said to Abram, "Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years." Genesis 15:12-15

medium Question # 1142: When God informed Abram that he would have a son, Abram made an animal sacrifice. What mysterious object passed among the sacrifice that night?
Answer 1: A flaming torch.
Answer 2: A white deer.
Answer 3: A scroll that shined in the dark.
Answer 4: A piece of cloth like a sheet.

Explanation and information: "When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces." Genesis 15:17

medium Question # 1143: What were the boundaries of the land God gave to Abraham?
Answer 1: The Nile and Euphrates Rivers.
Answer 2: The Sinai desert and Mount Ararat.
Answer 3: The Negev and the Tigris River.
Answer 4: Alexandria and Damascus.

Explanation and information: On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates . . . ." Genesis 15:18-20

easy Question # 1144: To which Hebrew patriarch did God first give the land where Israel is located?
Answer 1: Abraham.
Answer 2: Moses.
Answer 3: Joshua.
Answer 4: Adam.

Explanation and information: On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates . . ." Genesis 15:17-21

medium Question # 1145: What nation or tribe was Hagar from?
Answer 1: Egyptian.
Answer 2: Hebrew.
Answer 3: Canaanite.
Answer 4: Chaldean.

Explanation and information: Abraham and Sarah brought Hagar with them from Egypt as a servant. "Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was Hagar." Genesis 16:1

medium Question # 1146: Which of the following is NOT a reason Abraham committed adultery?
Answer 1: He lusted after a servant in his household.
Answer 2: The ten commandments did not exist.
Answer 3: His wife encouraged him to.
Answer 4: Sarai was barren.

Explanation and information: Abrahams's wife, Sarah (Sarai) was barren and asked him to sleep with her servant so that they could have a child. (Genesis 16:1-6)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1147: Who was the first recorded surrogate mother?
Answer 1: Hagar.
Answer 2: Naomi.
Answer 3: Eve.
Answer 4: Rebekah.

Explanation and information: In Genesis 16, Sarah (who was barren) asks Abraham to sleep with her servant, so that the servant might bear their child.

hard Question # 1148: What was the name of the well where the angel found Hagar?
Answer 1: Beer-lahai-roi.
Answer 2: Beer-sheva.
Answer 3: En-rogel.
Answer 4: Beer-elim.

Explanation and information: "Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; it lies between Kadesh and Bered." Genesis 16:14-16. "Beer" is Hebrew for "well".

medium Question # 1149: Why did Hagar run away from Abram and Sarai?
Answer 1: Sarai abused her because she was acting uppity.
Answer 2: She had been sexually assaulted by Abraham.
Answer 3: She wanted to return to her family in Egypt.
Answer 4: She wanted to marry a man from another tribe.

Explanation and information: Sarai was barren and so Abram, her husband, lay with Sarai's maidservant Hagar so that they could have a child. When Hagar became pregnant, she became haughty towards her mistress, Sarai, who punished her for it. Genesis 16:1-6

easy Question # 1150: Who was Ishmael?
Answer 1: The first son of Abraham, who was born to one of his servants because his wife was barren.
Answer 2: The patriarch of all Hebrews, who was also called Israel.
Answer 3: The prophet who led the Hebrews out of Egypt.
Answer 4: The main harpoonist in Moby Dick.

Explanation and information: Israel was the alternate name of Jacob, Abraham's grandson. Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt. (And although the narrator of Moby Dick was named Ishmael, he was not a harpoonist -- the main harpoonist was Queequeg. Besides, this is a BIBLE quiz, smarty!)

medium Question # 1151: In an old biblical translation, how does the angel describe what Ishmael will be like, to Hagar?
Answer 1: A wild-ass man.
Answer 2: A lion runner.
Answer 3: A stranger in a strange land.
Answer 4: The father of the Arabs.

Explanation and information: In Young's Literal Translation (1898), Genesis 16:12 begins "and he is a wild-ass man, his hand against every one, and every one's hand against him". This is actually the most correct translation; however, due to the double (or even triple) entendre, modern Bibles say something like "he will be a wild donkey of a man".

medium Question # 1152: What does "Abraham" mean?
Answer 1: Father of many.
Answer 2: Blessed before God.
Answer 3: Maker of the contract.
Answer 4: He who walks before.

Explanation and information: "Ab" means "father" in Hebrew. There is no Hebrew word "raham", but there is an Arabic word "ruham" that means "multitude", and scholars believe that there was once a nearly identical word in ancient Hebrew.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1153: What does "Dies Irae" mean in Latin?
Answer 1: The Day of Wrath.
Answer 2: God on Earth.
Answer 3: Days of Rain.
Answer 4: God in Heaven.

Explanation and information: This phrase from the Latin Bible was often used in old texts and musical compositions. "Irae" is the stem of "irate", and means extreme anger. "Dies" (like the Spanish "dias") means "day"; God in Latin is "Deus".

medium Question # 1154: According to Genesis 17, which of the following were NOT required to undergo circumcision?
Answer 1: Male babies born on Jewish land to free Gentile parents.
Answer 2: Adult Jewish men who had not been circumcised, but had been baptized.
Answer 3: Male Jewish babies.
Answer 4: Adult Gentile men who became slaves of Jewish households.

Explanation and information: "Every male throughout your generations, whether born in your house or bought with your money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring, both he who is born in your house and he who is bought with your money, shall surely be circumcised." Genesis 17:12-13

medium Question # 1155: When must male Jewish babies be circumcised?
Answer 1: When they are eight days old.
Answer 2: When they are three days old.
Answer 3: As soon as possible after the umbilical cord detaches.
Answer 4: Anytime in the first month after birth.

Explanation and information: "You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you. He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised." Genesis 17:9-10

easy Question # 1156: Why are Jewish men traditionally circumcised?
Answer 1: God commanded Abraham that it must be done.
Answer 2: God gave it as a law to the Jews through Moses.
Answer 3: It prevented a disease prevalent in the Middle East.
Answer 4: The Jews thought it was more attractive.

Explanation and information: And God said to Abraham, . . . "This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised." Genesis 17:9-10

easy Question # 1157: Which of the following people is considered a patriarch of both Judaism and Islam?
Answer 1: Abraham.
Answer 2: David.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: Jesus.

Explanation and information: Abraham ("Ibrahim" in Arabic) is considered a great patriarch and revered as the ancestor of the nation of both Judaism and Islam. David was a great king of the Hebrews. Jesus is generally considered heretical by Jews, although some rabbi's respect many of his teaching; surprisingly, Jesus is held in very high regard as a prophet in Islam. Paul would be considered a heretic by both.

medium Question # 1158: What does the name "Sarah" mean in Hebrew?
Answer 1: Princess.
Answer 2: Beloved of God.
Answer 3: Good wife.
Answer 4: Shining star.

Explanation and information: Sarah, or Princess, was the name God gave to Abraham's wife Sarai, when He announced that she would have a son.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1159: What blessing did God grant to Ishmael, when Abraham petitioned that he might live in the favor of God?
Answer 1: That he would be the father of twelve princes.
Answer 2: That he would live in a covenant with God.
Answer 3: The his progeny would forever dwell in peace with the Hebrews.
Answer 4: The he would not need to be circumcised.

Explanation and information: As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and multiply him greatly. He shall father twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation. Genesis 17:20-21

medium Question # 1160: According to the calendar used in Genesis, how old was Abraham when he was circumcised?
Answer 1: 99.
Answer 2: 138.
Answer 3: 80.
Answer 4: 57.

Explanation and information: "Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin." Genesis 17:22-27 (Using the Gregorian calendar, Abraham was probably about 50.)

medium Question # 1161: On the day when Abraham was circumcised, which of the following was NOT circumcised.
Answer 1: Isaac.
Answer 2: Ishmael.
Answer 3: His Gentile servants.
Answer 4: All those born in his house.

Explanation and information: "And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. That very day Abraham and his son Ishmael were circumcised. And all the men of his house, those born in the house and those bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him." Genesis 17:24-27 Isaac had not yet been born.

easy Question # 1162: What is the Old Testament?
Answer 1: A religious history of the Jewish people.
Answer 2: An account of the early life of Jesus.
Answer 3: The books of the Bible that were written in Greek.
Answer 4: Books of the Bible that were written before anyone realized a Messiah would come.

Explanation and information: The Old Testament is identical to the Jewish Bible and contains history, prophecy, poetry, and books of wisdom. Many of the later books prophecy the coming of a Messiah, Jesus.

medium Question # 1163: After the three men visited Abraham, where did they all go?
Answer 1: To a place overlooking Sodom.
Answer 2: To the city of Gomorrah.
Answer 3: To the temple porch in Jerusalem.
Answer 4: To the Oak of Mamre.

Explanation and information: Then the men set out from there, and they looked down toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to set them on their way. Genesis 18:16

medium Question # 1164: Did God tell Abraham what He planned to do to Sodom?
Answer 1: Yes, because He had chosen Abraham to be the father of a nation that would keep His righteousness.
Answer 2: Yes, because He had given Canaan to Abraham and needed his approval under their covenant.
Answer 3: No, because He did not want Abraham to warn Lot who would in turn warn the people of Sodom.
Answer 4: No, because He wanted to demonstrate to Abraham that He continued to rule over Canaan.

Explanation and information: "For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice," Genesis 18"16-21

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1165: Which Old Testament patriarch was alive when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed?
Answer 1: Abraham.
Answer 2: Moses.
Answer 3: Joshua.
Answer 4: Isaac.

Explanation and information: Genesis 18.

medium Question # 1166: When the three mysterious men visited Abraham, what did Sarah do?
Answer 1: She eavesdropped on their conversation.
Answer 2: She washed their feet and dried them with her hair.
Answer 3: She brought Ishmael out to meet them.
Answer 4: She went to her room and prayed.

Explanation and information: The Lord said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son." And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Genesis 18:9-10

medium Question # 1167: What did Sarah do when God said she would have a son?
Answer 1: She laughed.
Answer 2: She fell on her face.
Answer 3: She fainted.
Answer 4: She spoke a poem of thanksgiving.

Explanation and information: So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?" Genesis 18:9-15

medium Question # 1168: Where was Abraham when the three mysterious men visited him?
Answer 1: Oaks of Mamre.
Answer 2: Sodom.
Answer 3: Beer-sheba.
Answer 4: A cave near Zoar.

Explanation and information: "And the Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre," Genesis 18:1

medium Question # 1169: What did the angels who visited Abraham, just before the destruction of Sodom, look like?
Answer 1: Regular men.
Answer 2: Beautiful boys with white wings.
Answer 3: They shined with a golden glow.
Answer 4: They were like ghosts and hard to discern in the twilight.

Explanation and information: God and two angels visited Abraham looking like three normal men. They even ate a meal with Abraham. "He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him." Genesis 18:1-2

easy Question # 1170: What kind of building was Abraham living in, when the three mysterious men visited him?
Answer 1: A tent.
Answer 2: A house.
Answer 3: A cave.
Answer 4: A mansion.

Explanation and information: "And the Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him." Genesis 18:1-2 Abraham seems to have lived his entire life in a tent, even though he was very prosperous.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1171: God finally agreed with Abraham to spare Sodom if he could find what inside the city?
Answer 1: Ten righteous men.
Answer 2: A single house where the Lord was worshipped every night.
Answer 3: An altar dedicated to the Lord.
Answer 4: Fifty men who had never comitted a homosexual act.

Explanation and information: Then he said, "Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten [righteous men] are found there." He answered, "For the sake of ten I will not destroy it." Genesis 18:30-33

medium Question # 1172: Why did Abraham say to God, "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?"
Answer 1: He wanted God to spare Sodom if righteous men lived there.
Answer 2: He wanted God to spare his son, Isaac.
Answer 3: He wanted God to give him an heir.
Answer 4: He wanted God to take his wife away from the Pharaoh of Egypt, who had taken her as a concubine.

Explanation and information: "Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city. . . . Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?" Genesis 18:22-25

medium Question # 1173: Who investigated Sodom, to see if it should be destroyed?
Answer 1: Two angels.
Answer 2: God in the form of an ordinary man.
Answer 3: Lot.
Answer 4: Abraham.

Explanation and information: Genesis 18 and 19.

medium Question # 1174: When angels visited Lot in Sodom, what did the people of the city do?
Answer 1: The men tried to rape the angels.
Answer 2: The women tried to seduce the angels.
Answer 3: The entire city tried to beat and rob them.
Answer 4: A large group tried to kill them and take their clothes.

Explanation and information: The attempted homosexual rape of the angels, who were in the form of men, was the catalyzing act for Sodom's destruction. Genesis 19:1-11

medium Question # 1175: What did Lot do to try to protect the angels who visited him?
Answer 1: He offered his daughters to be raped.
Answer 2: He armed his household with heavy clubs.
Answer 3: He told the mob that the men were actually angels and the city would burn if the angels were touched
Answer 4: He barred his doors and poured boiling water on the people in the street.

Explanation and information: Lot, in his desperation, tried to convince the crowd to take his own daughters rather than rape God's messengers.

medium Question # 1176: What did the fiances of the daughters of Lot do, when Lot warned them that Sodom would be destroyed?
Answer 1: They laughed at him.
Answer 2: They demanded some sort of proof.
Answer 3: They went to his house and talked to his daughters.
Answer 4: They packed their belongings and waited outside the city gates.

Explanation and information: So Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, "Move! Get out of this place, for the Lord is about to destroy the city." But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting. Genesis 19:14-15

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1177: How did the angels get Lot and his daughters out of Sodom?
Answer 1: They had to physically drag them out.
Answer 2: They described the destruction of the city in detail.
Answer 3: They made a fire appear from nowhere in the room.
Answer 4: They told them that God was going to destroy Sodom, utterly and completely.

Explanation and information: "But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city. " Genesis 19:12-22

hard Question # 1178: Where did Lot and his daughters go to escape the destruction of Sodom?
Answer 1: Zoar.
Answer 2: The hills.
Answer 3: Gomorrah.
Answer 4: A cave.

Explanation and information: Genesis 19:12-22 The angels first asked Lot to go to the hills, but he successfully pleaded with them to go to the tiny city of Zoar. He later left Zoar to live in a cave.

easy Question # 1179: What happened to the wife of Lot?
Answer 1: She turned into a pillar of salt.
Answer 2: She died in Sodom, when it was destroyed by God.
Answer 3: She became miraculously pregnant when she was 89 years old.
Answer 4: She became a backup dancer for Lady Gaga.

Explanation and information: When Lot and his family fled from Sodom, God told them not to look back at the city. Lot's wife disobeyed, and as soon as she looked back, she was turned into a pillar of salt. Genesis 19:23-29

easy Question # 1180: What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah?
Answer 1: God utterly destroyed them with fire and brimstone.
Answer 2: They were cursed by a plague and all but the righteous perished.
Answer 3: They were attacked by the Philistines and burned to the ground.
Answer 4: They were renamed New York and Las Vegas.

Explanation and information: "Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground." Genesis 19:23-24

medium Question # 1181: God waited for what event before destroying Sodom?
Answer 1: Lot to arrive at Zoar.
Answer 2: Lot and his family to get out of the city.
Answer 3: The sun to set.
Answer 4: His angels to come back to where He and Abraham were standing.

Explanation and information: "The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar. Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven." Genesis 19:23.

medium Question # 1182: What women in the Bible seduced their father?
Answer 1: The daughters of Lot.
Answer 2: The daughters of Abraham.
Answer 3: Rachael and her sister.
Answer 4: The daughters of Noah.

Explanation and information: Genesis 19:30-38

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1183: Why did the daughters of Lot sleep with their father?
Answer 1: Because there were no other men where they lived, and they wanted to continue his lineage.
Answer 2: Because they had been tempted by Satan with promises of wealth.
Answer 3: Because they were lustful and without shame.
Answer 4: Because their morals had been poisoned by living in Sodom.

Explanation and information: "Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father." Genesis 19:30-38

hard Question # 1184: The daughters of Lot gave birth to sons who became the patriarchs of what people?
Answer 1: The Moabites and the Ammonites.
Answer 2: The Philistines.
Answer 3: The Perrizites and the Semites.
Answer 4: The Babylonians.

Explanation and information: "Thus both the daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father. The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day. The younger also bore a son and called his name Ben-ammi. He is the father of the Ammonites to this day." Genesis 19:36-38

medium Question # 1185: Why did Abimelech take Sarah from Abraham?
Answer 1: He did not know she was his wife., because Abraham had told him Sarah was his sister.
Answer 2: Abraham gave her to him in return for a piece of land.
Answer 3: Abraham had put Sarah away when Hagar gave him a son.
Answer 4: Sarah had remained behind when Abraham traveled to the Oaks of Mamre.

Explanation and information: And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. Genesis 20:1-2

hard Question # 1186: In Genesis, Abimelech is the . . . .
Answer 1: King of Gerar.
Answer 2: Mayor of Zoar.
Answer 3: King of Kadesh.
Answer 4: King of Shur.

Explanation and information: All of these are places in the northern Negev. Genesis 20:1-2

medium Question # 1187: How did Abraham get Sarah back from Abimelech?
Answer 1: God came to him in a dream and told Abimelech that he would die if he did not give her back.
Answer 2: An angel of the Lord entered the tent of Abimelech and led Sarah out without waking anyone.
Answer 3: Sarah escaped from Abimelech by dressing as a shepherdess and going out with the flocks.
Answer 4: Abraham bought her back with a gift of land.

Explanation and information: God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man's wife." Genesis 20:3-4

easy Question # 1188: What is Shrove Tuesday?
Answer 1: The last day before Lent begins.
Answer 2: The Tuesday before Easter.
Answer 3: The first day of Advent.
Answer 4: A festival invented by the management of IHOP.

Explanation and information: The word "shrove" means "forgiven for sins"; at one time, people used the day for confession and forgiveness, before they entered the forty days of fasting of Lent.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1189: Why is Shrove Tuesday also called "Fat Tuesday".
Answer 1: Housewives would use up all the fat in the house before Lent started.
Answer 2: People eat so many pancakes that they get fat.
Answer 3: Geese were traditionally slaughtered before Lent and foie gras made from the goose fat.
Answer 4: Medieval towns would have a Carnival that the fattest man in town would preside over.

Explanation and information: Before refrigeration, housewives would want to use up all the fat and eggs in their cupboard before Lent, because they were not eaten during the Lenten fast.

easy Question # 1190: What did Jesus say to Satan when Satan asked Him to turn a stone into bread?
Answer 1: Man does not live by bread alone.
Answer 2: Get thee behind me, Satan.
Answer 3: Upon this rock I will build my church.
Answer 4: Did you want that on white or rye?

Explanation and information: And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread." And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone.'" Luke 4:1-4

medium Question # 1191: When did Jesus fast in the wilderness for 40 days?
Answer 1: Directly after He was baptized by John the Baptist.
Answer 2: Just before He went to Jerusalem to face crucifixion.
Answer 3: Just before He was baptized by John the Baptist.
Answer 4: Soon after his first miracle.

Explanation and information: Although we celebrate Christ's 40-day fast just before Easter, it occurred just before his great ministry began, right after He was baptized. Luke 4.

medium Question # 1192: What relation was Sarah to Abraham, in addition to being his wife?
Answer 1: Half-sister.
Answer 2: Sister.
Answer 3: First cousin.
Answer 4: Niece.

Explanation and information: "Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife." Genesis 20:11-13

medium Question # 1193: What did Abimelech do when he learned Sarah was the wife of Abraham?
Answer 1: He returned her with an apology.
Answer 2: He tried to flee to Egypt with her.
Answer 3: He tried to have Abraham killed.
Answer 4: He went to Abraham and offered to pay him if he could keep her.

Explanation and information: Abimelech was frightened when God informed him that Sarah was the wife of Abraham, for God swore to punish him for taking her. He returned her immediately. Genesis 20.

medium Question # 1194: Which of these is a Philistine god that demanded child sacrifice?
Answer 1: Moloch.
Answer 2: Beelzebub.
Answer 3: Belial.
Answer 4: Astarte.

Explanation and information: Statues of Moloch were hollow and contained an oven, which would make the statue glow red and which was used to burn live children as sacrifices. This practice so horrified the Hebrews that the name became synonymous with a devil, one of Satan's minions.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1195: Which of the following did Abimelech NOT give to Abraham, in penance for having taken Sarah from him?
Answer 1: Goats.
Answer 2: The right to graze on his lands.
Answer 3: 1000 pieces of silver.
Answer 4: Male and female servants.

Explanation and information: Then Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and male servants and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and returned Sarah his wife to him. And Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you; dwell where it pleases you." To Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver." Genesis 20:14-16

easy Question # 1196: Who was Baal?
Answer 1: A commonly worshipped god represented by a statue.
Answer 2: The King of the Philistines.
Answer 3: A chief devil under Satan.
Answer 4: A heavy metal band in the 1970s.

Explanation and information: Baal, or Ba'al, was a generic name for many statue-gods worshipped in the middle east during Biblical times.

medium Question # 1197: How old does the Bible tell us Abraham was when Isaac was born?
Answer 1: 100.
Answer 2: 99.
Answer 3: 89.
Answer 4: 244.

Explanation and information: "Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him." Genesis 20:1-7

easy Question # 1198: Who was the mother of Isaac?
Answer 1: Sarah.
Answer 2: Hagar.
Answer 3: Naomi.
Answer 4: Madonna.

Explanation and information: Sarah (whose original name was Sarai) was childless and past childbearing age when God fulfilled his promise to give her a son. Genesis 20.

medium Question # 1199: How old was Isaac when he was circumcised?
Answer 1: 8 days.
Answer 2: 3 days.
Answer 3: 2 weeks.
Answer 4: 3 months.

Explanation and information: 8 days was the customary age for cicumcision.

medium Question # 1200: Why did Abraham cast out Hagar and Ishmael?
Answer 1: Sarah did not want Ishmael, who was older than Isaac, to inherit from Abraham.
Answer 2: It was penance for his adultery with Hagar.
Answer 3: God demanded that Abraham cast out all who did not worship Him.
Answer 4: Hagar was Egyptian.

Explanation and information: But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, laughing. So she said to Abraham, "Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac." Genesis 21:8-10