Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Questions 1301 to 1400

easy Question # 1301: Who saw a famous ladder in a dream?
Answer 1: Jacob.
Answer 2: Nebuchednezzer.
Answer 3: Daniel.
Answer 4: David.

Explanation and information: Jacob's ladder refers to a dream that Jacob had, where he saw angels walking to and from heaven, and God promised to protect him and grant him all the land of Canaan. Genesis 28

medium Question # 1302: When he saw the ladder, what was Jacob using for a pillow?
Answer 1: A stone.
Answer 2: A camel flank.
Answer 3: His robe.
Answer 4: A hank of wool.

Explanation and information: "Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. " Genesis 28:11-12

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1303: Who accompanied Jacob on his way to find a wife?
Answer 1: God.
Answer 2: Laban.
Answer 3: Esau.
Answer 4: Rebekah.

Explanation and information: Jacob apparently meant to travel alone, but God came to him in a dream and promised to stay with him. "For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." Genesis 28:15

hard Question # 1304: Where did Jacob go to find a wife?
Answer 1: Paddan-aram.
Answer 2: Ur.
Answer 3: Chaldea.
Answer 4: Aramea.

Explanation and information: He went to this ancient Aramean town so that he might find a woman from his own tribe. Genesis 28

hard Question # 1305: What was remarkable about the third wife Esau took?
Answer 1: She was his first cousin.
Answer 2: She was a Hittite.
Answer 3: She would not lie with him until they had been married for a year.
Answer 4: He thought he was marrying her sister.

Explanation and information: Esau had displeased his parents by marrying two Hittite women, so he chose his third wife from his own family; she was the daughter of Ishmael, his father Isaac's brother.

easy Question # 1306: Which of the following was the oldest?
Answer 1: Abraham.
Answer 2: Isaac.
Answer 3: Esau.
Answer 4: Jacob.

Explanation and information: Abraham was the father of Isaac and the grandfather of Esau and Jacob.

medium Question # 1307: What does Golgatha mean in Hebrew?
Answer 1: Place of the Skull.
Answer 2: Hill of Sorrow.
Answer 3: Hill of the Condemned.
Answer 4: Place of Crosses.

Explanation and information: It was the name of the hill where Jesus was crucified. John 19:16-22

medium Question # 1308: What sign did the Jewish high priests want to put on the cross?
Answer 1: He said I am the King of the Jews.
Answer 2: King of the Jews.
Answer 3: Jesus Heretic.
Answer 4: Nothing Good from Nazareth.

Explanation and information: Pilate wrote "King of the Jews", which the priests did not like because it sounded like Jesus was the actual king. They asked Pilate to change it to "He said . . ." but Pilate refused. John 19:16-22

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1309: Who was the Roman governor who helped the Jews crucity Jesus?
Answer 1: Pontus Pilate.
Answer 2: Augustus Caesar.
Answer 3: Tiberius.
Answer 4: Annanais.

Explanation and information: Pontus Pilate did not want to crucify Jesus, but washed his hands of the matter and cooperated with the Jewish priests.

easy Question # 1310: What did the Roman soldiers do with the tunic of Jesus?
Answer 1: They gambled to see who would take it.
Answer 2: They tore it into four parts.
Answer 3: They allowed him to wear it while he died.
Answer 4: They gave it to his mother.

Explanation and information: The soldiers "cast lots", akin to throwing dice, to see who would take it. John 19:23-27

medium Question # 1311: What book of the Old Testament prophsied the division of the clothes Jesus wore to his crucifixion?
Answer 1: Psalms.
Answer 2: Isaiah.
Answer 3: Ezekiel.
Answer 4: Jeremiah.

Explanation and information: "They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots." [Psalm 22:18]

medium Question # 1312: How many soldiers do we know took the clothing from Christ when He was crucified?
Answer 1: Four.
Answer 2: Three.
Answer 3: Seven.
Answer 4: Five.

Explanation and information: Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. John 19:23-27

medium Question # 1313: When Jesus said he was thirsty on the cross, what was he given to drink?
Answer 1: Vinegar (with hyssop)
Answer 2: Water from a well.
Answer 3: Old wine.
Answer 4: New wine.

Explanation and information: John 19:28-30

medium Question # 1314: In the Gospel of John, what were the last words of Jesus before he died?
Answer 1: It is finished.
Answer 2: I thirst.
Answer 3: My father, why have you forsaken me.
Answer 4: Today you will be with me in paradise.

Explanation and information: When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. John 19:28-30

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1315: Why did the Jews ask Pilate to break the legs of Jesus?
Answer 1: So that he would die before sundown.
Answer 2: So that he would suffer more.
Answer 3: Because he had walked all over Judea preaching.
Answer 4: To make Him confess that he was not the Son of God.

Explanation and information: The Sabbath began at sundown and the Jews could not remove the body on the Sabbath.

medium Question # 1316: During the crucifixion, what happened when the soldiers put a spear in the side of Jesus?
Answer 1: Blood and water gushed out.
Answer 2: A slow flow of blood started.
Answer 3: Jesus died.
Answer 4: The spear came out clean.

Explanation and information: The gush of blood and water indicated that Jesus was dead.

easy Question # 1317: With what weapon was Jesus pierced in the side, during the Crucifixion?
Answer 1: A spear.
Answer 2: A sword.
Answer 3: An arrow.
Answer 4: A tomahawk.

Explanation and information: The soldiers stuck Him with a spear to see if he had died yet.

hard Question # 1318: Mary Magdelene called Jesus: Rabboni. What language is this?
Answer 1: Aramaic.
Answer 2: Hebrew.
Answer 3: Latin.
Answer 4: Greek.

Explanation and information: She turned and said to him in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher). John 20:1-18

hard Question # 1319: According to the Gospel of John, who went first to the tomb of Jesus on Sunday morning?
Answer 1: Mary Magdalene, Simon Peter, and another disciple whom Jesus loved.
Answer 2: Mary (his mother) and Mary Magdelene.
Answer 3: Joseph of Arimathea.
Answer 4: A group of women including Joanna.

Explanation and information: John 20:1-18

medium Question # 1320: In the Gospel of John, who is the first person to see the resurrected Jesus?
Answer 1: Mary Magdalene
Answer 2: Two men on the road to Emmaus.
Answer 3: Simon Peter.
Answer 4: Andrew.

Explanation and information: Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." John 20

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1321: Who wrote a Gospel and three epistles?
Answer 1: John.
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: Paul.

Explanation and information: John (the Evangelist) wrote the Gospel of John and three epistles called 1 John, 2 John and 3 John. Peter and Paul both wrote epistles but no gospels, while Matthew wrote a gospel but no epistles.

medium Question # 1322: Which of the following is most known for his comparisons of Christ to light and the word?
Answer 1: John.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: Andrew.

Explanation and information: The Gospel of John starts with the words, "In the beginning was the Word".

medium Question # 1323: Why was John the Baptist jealous of Jesus?
Answer 1: He was not jealous of Jesus.
Answer 2: Because Jesus began to baptize and the crowds left John and went to Jesus to be baptized.
Answer 3: Because Jesus began to works miracles.
Answer 4: Because the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, descended upon Jesus but not upon John.

Explanation and information: John's disciples were a bit upset when the crowds of people stopped coming to John to be baptized, and went to Jesus instead. But John told them that his mission had been done and that they should not care. John 3:22-30

medium Question # 1324: Who compared himself to a friend of a bridegroom?
Answer 1: John the Baptist.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Joseph.
Answer 4: David.

Explanation and information: "The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:28-30

easy Question # 1325: Who baptized Jesus?
Answer 1: John the Baptist.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Joseph.
Answer 4: Nobody, Jesus did not need to be baptized.

Explanation and information: John the Baptist was Jesus' cousin and a great preacher, who baptized people in the wilderness. Jesus went to him to be baptized at the beginning of his mission.

medium Question # 1326: Where do we find the famous saying, "Death where is thy sting"?
Answer 1: 1 Corinthians,
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Revelation.
Answer 4: Shakespeare.

Explanation and information: "Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" 1 Corinthians 15:55 Although this is the first known publication of the quote, it is worthwhile to note that Paul quoted it and indicated it had previously been written elsewhere>

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1327: Paul tells us that the trumpet will sound, and . . .?
Answer 1: The dead will be raised.
Answer 2: Christ will return to us.
Answer 3: The angels will sing.
Answer 4: The harp and lyre will extol the glory of God.

Explanation and information: "For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable" 1 Corinthians 15:52

medium Question # 1328: Which of the following is the most accurate statement about a distinction between St. Peter and St. Paul?
Answer 1: Paul traveled more to start new churches, while Peter tended to stay in one place longer.
Answer 2: Peter was a better and more prolific writer.
Answer 3: The early ministry of Paul was primarily in Jerusalem and Judea.
Answer 4: Paul was crucified upside down, while we are not completely sure how Paul died.

Explanation and information: Paul was famous for his extensive travel in Turkey and Greece, starting new churches. Peter in his early days stayed in Jerusalem to oversee the Council of Jerusalem, although by historical accounts he later traveled to Rome where he became its first bishop. The other three choices are opposite of the truth.

medium Question # 1329: Which of the following was known for writing long sentences?
Answer 1: Paul.
Answer 2: James.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: David.

Explanation and information: The longest and second longest sentences in the New Testament (not counting genealogies) both occur in Ephesians. Most translators break them up into three or four parts.

medium Question # 1330: According to Sylvain of Athos, what can be said of someone who prays in his heart?
Answer 1: The whole world is his church.
Answer 2: He will be called the son of God.
Answer 3: He will know peace.
Answer 4: Nobody will be able to hear him.

Explanation and information: Sylvain, known as Silouane in French, was a French peasant who became an Orthodox monk on Mt. Athos in the late 19th century. He is a saint in the Orthodox church and is reknown for his short and meaningful quotes, which were found on scraps of paper and kept for posterity.

medium Question # 1331: In 1 Peter, Peter says that it was revealed to the apostles that they were not serving themselves, but who?
Answer 1: You.
Answer 2: Christ.
Answer 3: Future generations.
Answer 4: Each other.

Explanation and information: It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look. (1 Peter 11-12)

medium Question # 1332: To whom was the first epistle of Peter addressed?
Answer 1: Exiles in Turkey.
Answer 2: The church in Antioch.
Answer 3: The Christians of Rome.
Answer 4: The Council of Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: It begins, "To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia," (1 Peter 1:1-2)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1333: Peter, in an epistle, says that our souls were ransomed by what?
Answer 1: The blood of Christ.
Answer 2: Silver.
Answer 3: Gold.
Answer 4: Prayer.

Explanation and information: His point is that we were held in slavery by sin, but Jesus paid for our release with His blood. 1 Peter 1:22-25

medium Question # 1334: What point about Christ, not often made by most writers, is strongly emphasized by both the Gospel of John and 1 Peter?
Answer 1: That Christ existed when the world was created.
Answer 2: That Christ died for our sins.
Answer 3: That Christ was comparable to a lamb.
Answer 4: That Christ was a shepherd and we are His sheep.

Explanation and information: The concept of Christ existing at the beginning of time appears at the beginning of both the Gospel of John and 1 Peter. The other three statements appear widely throughout the New Testament.

medium Question # 1335: What does Cephas mean in Aramaic?
Answer 1: Rock or stone.
Answer 2: Whale.
Answer 3: Hill.
Answer 4: Shoe or sandal.

Explanation and information: Cephas was the name of Peter and makes for a play on words in Matthew 16:18, when Jesus tells him that he is the "rock upon which I will found my church".

medium Question # 1336: According to Peter (in 1 Peter), how do we become elect -- chosen by God?
Answer 1: By believing that Jesus is our savior.
Answer 2: By living lives free of malice and envy.
Answer 3: By praying without ceasing.
Answer 4: We do not know, because those who are chosen are known only to God.

Explanation and information: Peter flirts with predestination in 1 Peter, but he clearly shows that those who believe in Christ are thereby proven to be saved and to become the "living stones" from which the church is built, just as Peter was commissioned to be the cornerstone of the church immediately after confessing his belief in Jesus as Christ in Matthew 16.

hard Question # 1337: According to 1 Peter, how do we purify our souls?
Answer 1: By obedience to the truth.
Answer 2: Through prayer and supplication.
Answer 3: By our actions in our daily lives.
Answer 4: By celebrating holy communion with others.

Explanation and information: "Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth. . . ." (1 Peter 1:22)

hard Question # 1338: In waht unique way does 1 Peter extend the metaphor of human life being like grass?
Answer 1: By saying that we are born originally from perishable seed, but are reborn from imperishable seed.
Answer 2: By saying that grass dies at the end of the summer, but comes again in the spring.
Answer 3: By saying that grass dries up and is blown away by the wind.
Answer 4: By saying that when we are mown, the good grass is kept, but the weeds are burned in a fire.

Explanation and information: "[S]ince you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;" 1 Peter 1:22-25

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1339: Which of the following apostles wrote Epistles that appear in the Bible?
Answer 1: Peter.
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Luke.
Answer 4: Andrew.

Explanation and information: Matthew and Luke both wrote Gospels, not Epistles. (Luke was also not one of the 12 apostles.) Peter wrote two epistles called 1 Peter and 2 Peter.

medium Question # 1340: In 1 Peter, to whom does Peter compare Christians?
Answer 1: To newborn babies longing for milk.
Answer 2: To travelers in the desert who seek water, lest they die.
Answer 3: To people who are drowning and grasp a rope.
Answer 4: To the injured man in the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Explanation and information: "Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation" 1 Peter 2:1-3

medium Question # 1341: In 1 Peter 2, what does Peter tell us to put away?
Answer 1: All malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
Answer 2: Childish things.
Answer 3: Our old clothes.
Answer 4: The lust of Adam.

Explanation and information: "And this word is the good news that was preached to you. So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander."

medium Question # 1342: According to 1 Peter, what do people who do not believe the Word stumble over?
Answer 1: Christians.
Answer 2: The hem of their own robes.
Answer 3: Logs across the path of righteousness.
Answer 4: The smallest pebble.

Explanation and information: In 1 Peter 2, Peter compares those who believe to living stones that form the church of Christ, and then talks about nonbelievers stumbling over these stones.

medium Question # 1343: In both Psalm 118 and 1 Peter 2, what becomes of the stone that the builders rejected?
Answer 1: It becomes the cornerstone (of a greater building).
Answer 2: It becomes a headstone to mark their graves.
Answer 3: It becomes a millstone that will grind grain to the finest particles.
Answer 4: It paves the road to salvation.

Explanation and information: "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone." Psalm 118:22, quoted in 1 Peter 2:7

hard Question # 1344: Which epistle writer flirted with the doctrine of predestination?
Answer 1: Peter.
Answer 2: John.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: Jude.

Explanation and information: Peter refers to the "elect" and God's foreknowledge of who will be saved at several points, e.g. "They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do." 1 Peter 2:8

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1345: Who was the Rock upon which Jesus built his church?
Answer 1: Peter.
Answer 2: Paul.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: David.

Explanation and information: Jesus told Peter: "And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

hard Question # 1346: What did Peter call the Jewish Christians who had been expelled from Rome, in 1 Peter?
Answer 1: All of these.
Answer 2: A chosen race.
Answer 3: A royal priesthood.
Answer 4: A holy nation.

Explanation and information: "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you . . . " 1 Peter 2:9

hard Question # 1347: Who said, "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today."
Answer 1: Mother Theresa.
Answer 2: St. Augustine.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: Billy Graham.

Explanation and information: This is a quote from Mother Theresa, the nun renown for her work with the wretched poor of Calcutta, India, and a saint in the Catholic Church.

medium Question # 1348: What did Peter say is at war with our souls?
Answer 1: Passions of the flesh.
Answer 2: Satan.
Answer 3: The darkness that cannot see the Light.
Answer 4: The hardness of our hearts.

Explanation and information: "Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul." 1 Peter 2:11

medium Question # 1349: In 1 Peter, how are we instructed to lead non-believers to give glory to God?
Answer 1: By keeping our conduct honorable.
Answer 2: By preaching in gentle words.
Answer 3: By reviling those who speak evil.
Answer 4: By prayer and humility.

Explanation and information: "Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation." 1 Peter 2:12

medium Question # 1350: What does Peter tell us regarding politics?
Answer 1: Be subject to the civil authorities.
Answer 2: Strive to improve the government to reflect the teachings of the Bible.
Answer 3: Secretly disobey laws that are not correct.
Answer 4: We have a duty to rebel against evil authorities.

Explanation and information: Peter is very clear that we, like Christ, should be subject to whatever government is in power, seeking always to avoid divisiveness. (This does not mean we have to do immoral or evil deeds in order to comply with the law, but it does tend to argue that we should be more concerned about converting sinners than changing the government.) "Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him" 1 Peter 2:13-14

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1351: How many gospels are there in the New Testament?
Answer 1: Four.
Answer 2: Two.
Answer 3: One.
Answer 4: Three.

Explanation and information: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

hard Question # 1352: Which book in the New Testament comes directly after the Gospels?
Answer 1: Acts of the Apostles.
Answer 2: Revelation.
Answer 3: Romans.
Answer 4: Hebrews.

Explanation and information:

medium Question # 1353: What does Peter tell us we should do if we have an unjust master?
Answer 1: Be subject to him, with respect.
Answer 2: Quietly find a new master.
Answer 3: Ask him to treat us better.
Answer 4: Fight for our rights.

Explanation and information: "Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God." 1 Peter 2:18-20

medium Question # 1354: What does Peter advise a woman to do, if she is married to a man who does not obey the Word?
Answer 1: Be subject to her him.
Answer 2: Read aloud from the Bible.
Answer 3: Leave him but do not remarry, unless he takes another wife.
Answer 4: Take him before the elders of her church, so that they might instruct him.

Explanation and information: "Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct." 1 Peter 2:1-3 This difficult teaching is not popular with a lot of people, who misunderstand it.

easy Question # 1355: How does Peter advise women to adorn themselves?
Answer 1: With the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.
Answer 2: With a single ring of gold.
Answer 3: With clean clothing and simple jewelry.
Answer 4: With a ring in their naval and a tattoo on their lower back.

Explanation and information: "Do not let your adorning be external — the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear — but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious." 1 Peter 3:3-4

easy Question # 1356: How does Peter advise men to treat their wives?
Answer 1: To honor them and treat them with understanding.
Answer 2: To defer to them in matters concerning the household.
Answer 3: To punish them when they are disobedient.
Answer 4: To assert their authority as head of the family.

Explanation and information: "Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman . . . ." 1 Peter 3:7

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1357: What specific reason does Peter give, why men should honor and understand their wives?
Answer 1: So that they will not be hindered in their prayers.
Answer 2: So that their children may know peace in their family.
Answer 3: So that she will not run away.
Answer 4: Happy wife, happy life.

Explanation and information: 1 Peter 3:7. Peter's teaching refers to a passage from the Sermon on the Mount (5 Matthew 21-24), that you should not come to the altar if your brother or sister has something against you.

medium Question # 1358: What does Peter tell us to do if we are lambasted for stating our Christian beliefs?
Answer 1: Make a defense with gentleness and respect.
Answer 2: Remain silent to show our humility.
Answer 3: Turn our back and walk away.
Answer 4: Respond with the fierce righteousness of the sword of God.

Explanation and information: "Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame." 1 Peter 3:13-17

medium Question # 1359: According to Peter, why should we not fight angrily over our beliefs with people who scoff at Christ?
Answer 1: It will put them to shame.
Answer 2: It might lead to physical violence.
Answer 3: It is useless because they will not listen.
Answer 4: Christ has the power to fight His own battles.

Explanation and information: "[Defend your beliefs] with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame." 1 Peter 3:13-17

medium Question # 1360: Peter says that we should not repay evil with evil. What does he say we should do instead?
Answer 1: Bless those who do us evil, for we will be blessed.
Answer 2: Turn the other cheek.
Answer 3: Gently reprimand the person who does us evil, so that he might see his sin.
Answer 4: Pray for the one who does us evil, for he may yet be called to Christ.

Explanation and information: Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-9

hard Question # 1361: In 1 Peter, what is the central theme of how we find Christ?
Answer 1: We are called.
Answer 2: We hear the good news.
Answer 3: We are born again.
Answer 4: We receive the Holy Spirit in baptism.

Explanation and information: All of the answers are perfectly correct, as matters of Biblical teaching. Peter's first epistle, however, concentrates on the concept of being called by God to be members of his living church.

easy Question # 1362: By tradition, what was unusual about the death of Peter?
Answer 1: He was crucified upside down.
Answer 2: He died instantly when he was hung on a cross.
Answer 3: His eyes did not close when he died.
Answer 4: His nose fell off.

Explanation and information: According to Christian tradition, Peter asked to be crucified upside down, as he was not worthy to die in the same manner as Jesus.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1363: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills . . .
Answer 1: From whence cometh my help.
Answer 2: For therein dwelleth the Lord.
Answer 3: Yea, I will raise mine eyes up unto the mountains.
Answer 4: There will I seek for the word of the Lord.

Explanation and information: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth." Psalm 121 (King James Version)

medium Question # 1364: In 1 Peter, Peter remarkably compares baptism to what?
Answer 1: Noah and the flood.
Answer 2: Drowning.
Answer 3: Eating a bowl of soup.
Answer 4: Being burnt to ashes.

Explanation and information: "God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience . . . ." 1 Peter 3:20-21

hard Question # 1365: In 1 Peter 3, to what does Peter compare unsaved souls?
Answer 1: Spirits in prison.
Answer 2: Draft animals which only look down.
Answer 3: A man who stumbles along looking only at his feet.
Answer 4: A reveller who passes out from drinking too much wine.

Explanation and information: "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, . . ." 1 Peter 3:18-19

easy Question # 1366: How many people were saved on Noahs ark?
Answer 1: 8
Answer 2: 2
Answer 3: 4
Answer 4: 5

Explanation and information: Noah and his wife, and his three sons and their three wives.

hard Question # 1367: Who said Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience?
Answer 1: Peter
Answer 2: Paul.
Answer 3: Billy Graham.
Answer 4: Saint Francis of Assissi.

Explanation and information: 1 Peter 3:20

hard Question # 1368: What does Peter say surprises the Gentiles?
Answer 1: When Christians will not join them in drunken orgies.
Answer 2: Persons being dunked in a river fully clothed.
Answer 3: Christians who will not respond to an insult with an insult.
Answer 4: People who remain celibate.

Explanation and information: "For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery." 1 Peter 4:2-4

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1369: What book of the Bible say, literally, that the end of all things is at hand?
Answer 1: 1 Peter.
Answer 2: Revelation.
Answer 3: Ezekiel.
Answer 4: Ecclesiastes.

Explanation and information: "The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers." 1 Peter 4:6 This passage is often misconstrued to mean that the world will be destroyed in a short time.

medium Question # 1370: How does Peter tell church leaders to lead?
Answer 1: By example.
Answer 2: By correcting the conduct of those under them.
Answer 3: By instructing others in how God wants them to live.
Answer 4: By studying the Bible and teaching it.

Explanation and information: All of these might be "good" answers, at least to some degree, but Peter strongly emphasized the need to live what one preaches. "So I exhort the elders among you . . . not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock." 1 Peter 5:1-5

medium Question # 1371: In 1 Peter 5, Peter teaches that church members should clothe themselves . . .
Answer 1: with humility towards one another.
Answer 2: with their best garments for worship.
Answer 3: with modesty, by wearing plain garments.
Answer 4: inexpensively, so that their money can go to more important things.

Explanation and information: "Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another." 1 Peter 5:5

medium Question # 1372: To what was Peter referring when he spoke of a fiery trial that might come among the readers of his epistle?
Answer 1: Being put to death by Romans.
Answer 2: The Day of Judgment.
Answer 3: The need to resist sexual temptation.
Answer 4: The pride that some church members were beginning to show.

Explanation and information: Peter addressed his first epistle to people who were in real danger of being arrested and murdered. "Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings." 1 Peter 4:12

medium Question # 1373: What does Peter mean when he says that love covers a multitude of sins?
Answer 1: If we love each other sincerely, we will avoid committing many sins.
Answer 2: If we act lovingly, others will not be able to see our anger and pride.
Answer 3: Sins such as lust and pride can be committed in the name of love.
Answer 4: We use love as an excuse for sin sometimes.

Explanation and information: "Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8

hard Question # 1374: According to 1 Peter, how should we use our gifts?
Answer 1: To serve one another as stewards of Gods grace.
Answer 2: To make our own way in the world while serving Christ.
Answer 3: We should pile our gifts on the altar of God as a sacrifice.
Answer 4: We should return our gifts to the world in our everyday life.

Explanation and information: None of these answers is bad, but in 1 Peter the message is, "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace." 1 Peter 4:8-11

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1375: In his first epistle, Peter repeatedly told Christians not to suffer for what?
Answer 1: Crimes (such as theft).
Answer 2: Their beliefs.
Answer 3: The princes of this world.
Answer 4: Vanity and pride.

Explanation and information: One of Peter's main points in 1 Peter is that Christians should obey the civil authorities and not be punished for evil conduct, i.e., not commit crimes for which they might be punished.

hard Question # 1376: According to 1 Peter, where will judgment begin?
Answer 1: At the household of God.
Answer 2: In the City of Rome.
Answer 3: In the City of Jerusalem.
Answer 4: In the dens of iniquity.

Explanation and information: "For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?"

easy Question # 1377: Which Old Testament prophet foretold the birth of Jesus?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Ezekiel.
Answer 3: Moses.
Answer 4: Nicholas.

Explanation and information: The book of Isaiah has several prophecies about the coming of a Messiah.

easy Question # 1378: What do Christians call the first five books of the Bible?
Answer 1: The Pentateuch.
Answer 2: The Torah.
Answer 3: Genesis.
Answer 4: The Old Testament.

Explanation and information: Pentateuch is a Greek word meaning "five scrolls". These books - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and Numbers - are called The Torah in Judaism.

easy Question # 1379: A cousin of Mary was also pregnant when Mary was pregnant with Jesus. What was her name?
Answer 1: Elizabeth.
Answer 2: Rachael.
Answer 3: Mary Magdalene.
Answer 4: Betty.

Explanation and information: Elizabeth and Mary were cousins and friends. Elizabeth gave birth to John the Baptist.

easy Question # 1380: What feast day celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to mankind?
Answer 1: Pentecost.
Answer 2: Easter.
Answer 3: Christmas.
Answer 4: Halloween.

Explanation and information: The Pentecost is the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles, which was sent to them so that they would not feel alone after Christ had ascended. This is considered the day when the Christian church was born. Acts 2:1-13

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1381: On Pentecost, when people heard the apostles praising God in every language, what did the scoffers say?
Answer 1: That they were drunk.
Answer 2: That they were insane.
Answer 3: That perhaps Christ had really been the Son of God.
Answer 4: That they were possessed by demons.

Explanation and information: Peter, who gave a sermon afterwards, had to explain that they had not been drinking at breakfast, since it occurred in mid-morning. Acts 2

easy Question # 1382: What affliction do Christians not have to suffer from?
Answer 1: Anxiety.
Answer 2: Disease.
Answer 3: Homelessness.
Answer 4: War.

Explanation and information: The New Testament tells us, time and time again, that Christ and the Holy Spirit will take away our worry and anxiety. For example, in 1 Peter 5:6, "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you."

medium Question # 1383: In 1 Peter, Peter compares Satan to what?
Answer 1: A roaring lion.
Answer 2: A shadow in the night.
Answer 3: A snake hidden in the grass.
Answer 4: A clever salesman.

Explanation and information: "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:7-8

medium Question # 1384: What other name is (Saint) Silas called in the Bible?
Answer 1: Silvanus.
Answer 2: John Mark.
Answer 3: Mark John.
Answer 4: Sylvan.

Explanation and information: He is called Silas in the Book of Acts, but Silvanus in epistles written by Peter and Paul.

hard Question # 1385: In 1 Peter, when Peter mentions she who is Babylon, who was he referring to?
Answer 1: The church in Rome.
Answer 2: Prisca (Priscilla).
Answer 3: The wife of Nero.
Answer 4: The Sanhedrin.

Explanation and information: He called Rome "Babylon", a sarcastic term because of the growing debauchery and persecution of Christians. It would not have been safe for him to refer to Rome or its church in a letter.

easy Question # 1386: Where is Babylon located today?
Answer 1: Iraq.
Answer 2: Israel.
Answer 3: Turkey.
Answer 4: Nevada.

Explanation and information: Babylon was an early center of civilization in the Tigris-Euprhates area.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1387: What is the overall theme of 1 Peter?
Answer 1: Suffering for Christ.
Answer 2: Spreading the Gospel to distant nations.
Answer 3: Reconciling Jewish Christian and Gentile Christians.
Answer 4: The glory to come.

Explanation and information: 1 Peter was addressed to Christians who had fled from Roman persecution.

hard Question # 1388: How many chapters does 1 Peter have?
Answer 1: 5
Answer 2: 4
Answer 3: 1
Answer 4: 2

Explanation and information:

child Question # 1389: With which apostle do we associate the name Simon?
Answer 1: Peter.
Answer 2: Andrew.
Answer 3: Matthias.
Answer 4: Mary.

Explanation and information: Peter is often called Simon Peter.

hard Question # 1390: What was the immediate impetus for John to write his first epistle?
Answer 1: A heresy (false teaching) that Jesus had not been flesh and blood had arisen.
Answer 2: Rome had intensified its persecution of Christians.
Answer 3: The church in Jerusalem and the church in Rome were splitting apart.
Answer 4: Churches in Anatolia had begun to deny the concept of the Trinity.

Explanation and information: In 1 John, John sought to counter the false teaching by giving first-hand testimony that Christ was fully human.

easy Question # 1391: How many epistles did John write?
Answer 1: 3
Answer 2: 4
Answer 3: 1
Answer 4: 2

Explanation and information: These are known simply as 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John, and are printed close to the end of the New Testament. It can be a little confusing, because the Gospel of John is usually just called "John".

hard Question # 1392: Where was John probably living when he wrote his epistles?
Answer 1: Ephesus.
Answer 2: Rome.
Answer 3: Jerusalem.
Answer 4: Antioch.

Explanation and information: A fairly solid church legend has John becoming the Bishop of Ephesus in his later years.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1393: Who did John rely upon for factual proof in his first epistle?
Answer 1: Himself.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: Mark.

Explanation and information: One of the points of 1 John is that John wanted to testify as an eyewitness to the life of Christ.

medium Question # 1394: How does John (in 1 John 1) say that his joy is made complete?
Answer 1: By sharing what his knows with others.
Answer 2: By knowing that his sins will be forgiven through the grace of Christ.
Answer 3: By knowing that he no longer needs to fear death.
Answer 4: By having seen Peter become the bishop of Rome.

Explanation and information: "[T]hat which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete." 1 John 1:3-4

medium Question # 1395: From which Gospel does 1 John most clearly borrow basic concepts and metaphors?
Answer 1: John.
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Mark.
Answer 4: Thomas.

Explanation and information: John, of course, since the same person wrote them both! (The Gospel of Thomas, if you have never heard of it, is a Gnostic book that pretends to have "secret knowledge".)

medium Question # 1396: According to 1 John, if we say we have not sinned . . . .
Answer 1: We make a liar out of Jesus.
Answer 2: We need to pray until we find out our sin.
Answer 3: We should go to a church elder and tell him.
Answer 4: We must make sure we have not sinned before we go to the altar.

Explanation and information: "If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." 1 John 1:10

easy Question # 1397: Which of the following is correct?
Answer 1: We will always sin but Christ will forgive us.
Answer 2: We must pray and reform until we can live without sinning.
Answer 3: We need to ask for forgiveness only if we can remember something we did wrong.
Answer 4: We should expect to live without sinning, like Peter and Paul did.

Explanation and information: "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9-10

medium Question # 1398: What does propitiation mean?
Answer 1: An appeasement or conciliation.
Answer 2: A sacrifice.
Answer 3: An act done in contrition.
Answer 4: A washing or purification.

Explanation and information: To propitiate someone is to appease them, to conciliate with someone who is angry with you. The word is famously used (and rather misunderstood) in 1 John 2:1-2, "if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world."

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1399: In 1 John 2, what does John mean when he says that Christ is our advocate?
Answer 1: He will argue to God the Father that we should be forgiven for our sins.
Answer 2: He will teach us how to live so that we might have eternal life.
Answer 3: He will be our friend and defend us from those who persecute us.
Answer 4: He will have a Comforter (Holy Spirit) sent to us, so that we do not have to go it alone.

Explanation and information: In many languages, some form of "advocate" has the meaning of "attorney". It means somebody who argues for you, either generally in public or specifically in a court. "But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." 1 John 2:1-2

medium Question # 1400: In 1 John, John tells us that a person who says he is in the light is lying if he does what?
Answer 1: Hates his brother.
Answer 2: Believes Christ was not flesh and blood.
Answer 3: Fails to love God with all his heart.
Answer 4: Engages in debauchery as do the Gentiles.

Explanation and information: "Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness." 1 John 2:9