Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Questions 1401 to 1500

medium Question # 1401: In 1 John, what teaching of Christ (found in Matthew) does John call the New Commandment?
Answer 1: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Answer 2: Take the splinter out of your own eye.
Answer 3: Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Answer 4: Seek first the kingdom of God, and all things shall be added to you.

Explanation and information: These are all teachings found in Matthew that we should know and follow, but John's emphasis in his first epistle is love for other people.

medium Question # 1402: What song has the following lines: I sing because I am happy, I sing because I am free . . .
Answer 1: His Eye is on the Sparrow.
Answer 2: Walking in the Light.
Answer 3: I Saw the Light.
Answer 4: Precious Lord, Take My Hand.

Explanation and information: This hymn was written in 1905 by two Americans and became the trademark of Ethel Waters, who used it as the title of her autobiography. The lyrics are based on Matthew 10:29, "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father."

medium Question # 1403: In a poetic passage in 1 John 2, who does John say he is writing to?
Answer 1: All of these.
Answer 2: Fathers.
Answer 3: Young Men.
Answer 4: Children.

Explanation and information: "I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one." 1 John 2:12-14

medium Question # 1404: In 1 John, what does John warn us not to love?
Answer 1: The things of this world.
Answer 2: Attractive people we are not married to.
Answer 3: People who are not Christians.
Answer 4: The sound of our own voice.

Explanation and information: "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John 2:15

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1405: Which of the following was known especially for his disdain for the things of this world, and living a life of simplicity and poverty?
Answer 1: Saint Francis.
Answer 2: Solomon.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: Abraham.

Explanation and information: Paul did not relish the things of this world, but he was not known for asceticism as much as was Francis of Assisi, who abandoned a sizable inheritance and lived as a monk. Abraham was fairly rich, and Solomon lived in downright opulence and self-indulgence.

medium Question # 1406: In which book of the Bible does the term antichrist appear?
Answer 1: 1 John
Answer 2: Revelation.
Answer 3: Acts of the Apostles.
Answer 4: Luke.

Explanation and information: The first epistle of John is the only book of the Bible that uses the term "antichrist". E.g. 1 John 2:18

medium Question # 1407: What was meant by the term antichrists in the Bible?
Answer 1: People who taught a false verson of the gospel by changing it with their own thoughts.
Answer 2: People who were possessed by demons and tried to lure others away from Christ.
Answer 3: Satanic beings who would spread evil and bring about the end of the world.
Answer 4: People who would teach false nonchristian religions and thus prevent people from finding Christ.

Explanation and information: The term antichrist is used to refer to people who became Christians, but then changed the gospel and started sects that perverted God's word,thus interfering with the mission of salvation. See 1 John 2.

medium Question # 1408: What is the defining feature of the antichrist?
Answer 1: He denies that Jesus is the Christ.
Answer 2: He lures people into sins of the flesh.
Answer 3: He belittles and persecutes Christians.
Answer 4: He preaches that there is not one God, but many.

Explanation and information: "Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son." 1 John 2:21-22

easy Question # 1409: Who will go to heaven?
Answer 1: People who believe that Jesus is their savior.
Answer 2: People who lead good lives.
Answer 3: People who follow the Ten Commandments.
Answer 4: People who worship one God.

Explanation and information: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

medium Question # 1410: According to John, why does the world not see Christians as the children of God?
Answer 1: Because they do not know God.
Answer 2: Because they are filled with pride.
Answer 3: Because they are too attached to their worldly possessions.
Answer 4: Because Satan has captured their hearts.

Explanation and information: "See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him." 1 John 3:1

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1411: The beginning of Colossians emphasizes . . .
Answer 1: Prayer for one another.
Answer 2: Enduring suffering on account of our faith.
Answer 3: Responding to criticism from nonbelievers.
Answer 4: Living a sober and fruitful life.

Explanation and information: Chapter 1 contains long passages about Paul's prayers for those in Colossae.

medium Question # 1412: In 1 John 3, what does John tell us about how people act, when they abide with Christ?
Answer 1: They do not make a practice of sinning.
Answer 2: They increase the days of their lives.
Answer 3: They pay less attention to what they eat and drink.
Answer 4: They need less sleep.

Explanation and information: "No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God." 1 John 3:4-10

medium Question # 1413: Which of the following was a popular gospel singer in the 1950s?
Answer 1: Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Answer 2: Dean Martin.
Answer 3: Aretha Franklin.
Answer 4: Enrico Caruso.

Explanation and information: Dean Martin was a nightclub entertainer and pop singer. Caruso was an operatic tenor before WW2. Aretha Franklin did not become popular until the 1960s.

medium Question # 1414: In 1 John, how does John tell us that we will feel reassured that we belong to the truth?
Answer 1: When we love our brothers and do not hate.
Answer 2: When we cease all sin.
Answer 3: When we tell others about our faith.
Answer 4: When we speak in tongues.

Explanation and information: The second half of 1 John 3 is devoted to the "second commandment" of the New Testament, loving other people. "This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and how we will be reassured in his presence." 1 John 3:19

medium Question # 1415: What should we do when our conscience condemns us?
Answer 1: Realize that God is greater than our consience.
Answer 2: Fast until our behavior improves.
Answer 3: Resolve to do good works as penance for our misbehavior.
Answer 4: Ignore our conscience.

Explanation and information: "Whenever our conscience condemns us, we will be reassured that God is greater than our conscience and knows everything." 1 John 3:20

easy Question # 1416: What did Jesus tell us is the second commandment?
Answer 1: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Answer 2: Love God above all things.
Answer 3: To follow His teachings.
Answer 4: Do not take the name of the Lord in vain.

Explanation and information: Matthew 22:37-39

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1417: According to John, why did Cain murder Abel?
Answer 1: Because his deeds were evil and the deeds of Abel were good.
Answer 2: Because he wanted his land.
Answer 3: Because he was jealous of the attention Adam paid to Abel.
Answer 4: Because Abel had wronged him.

Explanation and information: We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. 1 John 3:11-15

medium Question # 1418: In 1 John, why does John tell us that Christians should not be surprised that others hate them?
Answer 1: Because Cain murdered Abel.
Answer 2: Because Jesus was crucified.
Answer 3: Because Paul was thrown into prison.
Answer 4: Because their beliefs contradicted human desires to indulge in pleasure.

Explanation and information: All of these answers are indications that we should not expect heathens to love Christians, but the one cited by John is: "We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you." 1 John 3:11-15

hard Question # 1419: What city is known for its ancient Christian mosaics?
Answer 1: Ravenna, Italy.
Answer 2: Nimes, France.
Answer 3: Tel Aviv, Israel.
Answer 4: Ephesus, Turkey.

Explanation and information: In the 5th and 6th centuries A.D., Ravenna became the Western center of mosaic art. Many of these have been well preserved and can be seen today, in excellent condition.

medium Question # 1420: In 1 John 3, how does John tell us that we should love?
Answer 1: By works and deeds rather than words.
Answer 2: By praying for those who have offended us.
Answer 3: By greeting one another with a holy kiss.
Answer 4: By keeping criticisms and angry thoughts to ourselves.

Explanation and information: 1 John 3 is a gentle lecture about hypocrisy. "Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." 1 John 3:18

easy Question # 1421: What is an epistle?
Answer 1: A letter meant to be read by a large number of people.
Answer 2: A document meant to be read after the writer has died.
Answer 3: An essay about Christian life.
Answer 4: A book in the New Testament that nobody really reads.

Explanation and information: An "epistle", especially when spelled with a small "e", is really any literary work in letter form. In church, the word "Epistle" is used to specifically refer to epistles of several early church father contained in the Bible.

medium Question # 1422: According to the fifth commandment, what will become of children who honor their mother and father?
Answer 1: They will live long in the land.
Answer 2: They will be blessed by their own children.
Answer 3: God will give them peace in their day.
Answer 4: God will let them go unpunished.

Explanation and information: "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. "

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1423: What duty does Paul give to fathers in Ephesians?
Answer 1: Not to provoke their children to anger.
Answer 2: Not to discipline their sons with a rod.
Answer 3: To love their children as Christ loved them.
Answer 4: To keep their children in the household until they are of age.

Explanation and information: "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4

easy Question # 1424: How do the Ten Commandments tell children they should treat their mother and father?
Answer 1: Honor them.
Answer 2: Obey them.
Answer 3: Love them.
Answer 4: Keep them from doing stupid things.

Explanation and information: The fifth commandment is "Honor your father and your mother."

hard Question # 1425: Proverbs 15 tells us that the way of a sluggard is like . . . . ?
Answer 1: A hedge of thorns.
Answer 2: A stony path in darkness.
Answer 3: A pit of mud.
Answer 4: A dog in summer.

Explanation and information: Proverbs 15:19: "The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway." It is quite convincing, picturing someone trying to navigate his way through a hedge of thorny shrubs.

medium Question # 1426: John tells us that a prophet who does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is motivated by what?
Answer 1: The spirit of the Antichrist.
Answer 2: The spirit of Satan.
Answer 3: The sin of pride.
Answer 4: Hatred of his fellow man.

Explanation and information: "Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world." 1 John 4:2-3 John did not depict the Antichrist as the colorful demonic Destroyer that Hollywood loves to show, but simply as people preaching false doctrine.

medium Question # 1427: What does 1 John say about people who do not love?
Answer 1: They do not know God.
Answer 2: They will not be loved.
Answer 3: They stumble in the darkness like blind men.
Answer 4: Their lives will be meaningless.

Explanation and information: "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love." 1 John 4:7-8

medium Question # 1428: What did John mean when he said, Nobody has seen God at any time?
Answer 1: We have seen manifestations of God, but not God Himself.
Answer 2: Jesus was not flesh and blood, but a spirit who appeared as flesh and blood.
Answer 3: The Holy Spirit is invisible.
Answer 4: Moses did not see the burning bush with his eyes, but with his heart.

Explanation and information: God is incomprehensible to us, but out of His love for us, he has appeared to us in forms we could comprehend, so that we might know Him.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1429: Who was Shadrack?
Answer 1: One of the three Hebrew children who were thrown into a fiery furnace but lived.
Answer 2: A prophet who had a coat of many colors.
Answer 3: A man who survived a great flood by building an ark.
Answer 4: A man who was swallowed by a whale and lived inside it for three days.

Explanation and information: The other three people are Daniel, Noah, and Jonah.

medium Question # 1430: What does John call someone who says he loves God, but who does not love his brothers?
Answer 1: A liar.
Answer 2: A fool.
Answer 3: A hypocrite.
Answer 4: A pseudo-Christian.

Explanation and information: If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 1 John 4:16-21

medium Question # 1431: What unusual point does John make about love?
Answer 1: That love prevents fear.
Answer 2: That love cannot be measured.
Answer 3: That talking about love destroys it.
Answer 4: That only those who have confessed their sins can know love.

Explanation and information: "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love." 1 John 4:18-19

medium Question # 1432: According to 1 John, what is our relationship to the struggles of life?
Answer 1: That we can overcome the world.
Answer 2: The God will help us live long and prosperous lives.
Answer 3: That the Holy Spirit will show us the path to success.
Answer 4: That we must work hard and get ahead, to show the glory of Christ to others.

Explanation and information: "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" 1 John 5:3-5

hard Question # 1433: Which poem illustrates that Pride goeth before a great fall?
Answer 1: Ozymandias, by Percy Shelley
Answer 2: Ode on a Grecian Urn, by Keats
Answer 3: Full Fathom Five thy Father Lies, by Shakespeare
Answer 4: The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost.

Explanation and information: "Ozymandias" is the story of a statue lying ruined in an empty desert, built by a powerful king named Ozymandias to perpetuate his fame.

easy Question # 1434: What manifestation of God testifies directly to us and through us?
Answer 1: The Holy Spirit.
Answer 2: Angels.
Answer 3: Jesus.
Answer 4: Dancing.

Explanation and information: If we have faith and pray for it, the Holy Spirit will live with us in our daily lives. 1 John 5.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1435: What book of the Bible says, literally, God is love?
Answer 1: 1 John.
Answer 2: 1 Peter.
Answer 3: 1 Corinthians.
Answer 4: 1 Kings.

Explanation and information: "God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." 1 John 4:17

medium Question # 1436: At the end of his first epistle, what does John tell us about having confidence in our prayer?
Answer 1: When we pray in accordance with the will of Jesus, our prayers will be heard and granted.
Answer 2: When two or three are gathered together, God will grant their requests.
Answer 3: We should be completely confident that our prayers will be hear, but they may not be granted.
Answer 4: To be confident in our prayers, we should not make requests, except to say the Lords Prayer.

Explanation and information: "And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15

medium Question # 1437: Who wrote, When two or three are gathered together thou wilt grant their requests “?
Answer 1: Chrysostom.
Answer 2: Augustine.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: Marcus Aurelius.

Explanation and information: This famous prayer is know as The "Prayer of St. Chrysostom": ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

medium Question # 1439: Who was the last known living human, who had witnessed the life, death and resurrection of Christ?
Answer 1: John the Evangelist.
Answer 2: John the Baptist.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: Joseph of Arimathea.

Explanation and information: John the Evangelist was one of Christ's original twelve apostles and the only one to live into old age. We know he was still alive after 90 A.D., because we can date his last writings to the period 90 - 100 A.D.

medium Question # 1440: To whom does John apply the term Antichrist?
Answer 1: Purported Christian teachers who tell lies about Christ.
Answer 2: A man yet to be born who will be filled with Satan but pretend to be holy.
Answer 3: The Emperor of Rome.
Answer 4: Those who persecute Christians.

Explanation and information: John apparently invented the word "antichrist" (in 1 John) and applied it to the numerous false prophets who sprang up in the first century A.D. and told various lies about Christ and Christian doctrine.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1441: To what great city did God send Jonah, because it had fallen into sinfulness and needed a good preacher?
Answer 1: Ninevah.
Answer 2: Babylon.
Answer 3: Hebron.
Answer 4: Beersheba.

Explanation and information: "Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me." Jonah 1:1

hard Question # 1442: To what city did Jonah try to flee, to escape a commission given him by God?
Answer 1: Tarshish.
Answer 2: Carthage.
Answer 3: Byblos.
Answer 4: Memphis.

Explanation and information: All of these were Phoenician trading centers. Carthage actually might be the same as Tarshish, but it is doubtful. Byblos was in Lebanon, a Phoenician home port, and would not have made a good place to flee. Memphis is in Egypt. Tarshish was probably in southern Spain, at the extreme end of the Phoenician trade routes.

easy Question # 1443: What people were known as great sailors and traders in the time of the Hebrew Kings?
Answer 1: Phoenicians.
Answer 2: Jews.
Answer 3: Bablylonians.
Answer 4: Greeks.

Explanation and information: The Phoenicians were a major maritime empire, based just north or northwest of Judea, who sailed from one end of the Mediterranean to the other, making their money by sea trade. They were very advanced and were credited with spreading the alphabet.

hard Question # 1444: Who was the first king of Israel, when Israel split apart after the death of Solomon?
Answer 1: Jeroboam.
Answer 2: Rehoboam.
Answer 3: Absalom.
Answer 4: Jehosophat.

Explanation and information: Rehoboam (the rightful heir) was the king of the other half, the Kingdom of Judah. 1 Kings 12.

medium Question # 1445: What happened to Jonah when he tried to flee from the order from God, to go to Nineveh?
Answer 1: His ship was beset by a huge storm.
Answer 2: His ship caught on fire.
Answer 3: His ship ran into a mighty rock and began to sink.
Answer 4: He was washed overboard by a great wave.

Explanation and information: Jonah 1:1-6

easy Question # 1446: What strange thing happened to Jonah?
Answer 1: He got swallowed by a whale.
Answer 2: His hair and eyebrows fell out.
Answer 3: He found a bag of gold in a tree trunk.
Answer 4: His hair caught on fire during a battle, which scared the enemy soldiers so badly that they ran away

Explanation and information: Jonah was swallowed by "a great fish" sent by God to retrieve him, when he ran away.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1447: How did Jonah escape from the belly of the whale?
Answer 1: He said a prayer and the whale vomited him out.
Answer 2: He cut through the belly of the whale with his knife.
Answer 3: He crawled back out of the mouth of the whale.
Answer 4: He was blown out through the spout.

Explanation and information: God sent the whale (literally, "great fish") to swallow Jonah because Jonah was disobedient and running away. When Jonah repented, the fish spit him out onto dry land.

medium Question # 1448: In the story of Jonah, for what is the belly of the whale a metaphor?
Answer 1: Sheol.
Answer 2: Disobedience.
Answer 3: Life on earth.
Answer 4: The time before we are born.

Explanation and information: Jonah, like Jesus, was in the fish's belly for three days. He compared it to Sheol or "the pit", the Hebrew concept of hell.

hard Question # 1449: How does Jonah depict the size of the city of Nineveh?
Answer 1: Three days journey in breadth.
Answer 2: The size of two Jerusalems.
Answer 3: Greater than the city of the Pharoahs.
Answer 4: Stretching farther than his eye could see.

Explanation and information: "Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days' journey in breadth." Jonah 3:3

medium Question # 1450: What message did Jonah deliver to Nineveh?
Answer 1: That it would be overthrown in 40 days.
Answer 2: That it would perish in an earthquake.
Answer 3: That fire would rain upon it and its idols would flow like molten rivers.
Answer 4: That a great plague would descend on all who did not repent of idolatry.

Explanation and information: "Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's journey. And he called out, 'Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!'"

medium Question # 1451: What happened when the king of Nineveh heard that Jonah was prophesying the destruction of the city?
Answer 1: He called for all people to fast and wear sackcloth, including himself.
Answer 2: He arrested Jonah and put him in prison.
Answer 3: He had Jonah taken to the ocean and thrown in.
Answer 4: He invited Jonah to his court to hear him first hand.

Explanation and information: Although Nineveh was the capital of Assyria, a heathen empire, the king was convinced by Jonah's prophesy and ordered the entire country to fast. Jonah 3:6-10

medium Question # 1452: After Jonah made his prophecy in Nineveh, what did the Lord do to the city?
Answer 1: He spared it.
Answer 2: He destroyed it with a great fire.
Answer 3: The city was conquered by Assyria and razed to the earth.
Answer 4: The Euphrates River rose out of its bounds and drowned the king and all those who opposed Jonah.

Explanation and information: When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it. Jonah 3:10

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1453: How did Jonah feel after his prophesy saved the city of Nineveh?
Answer 1: Angry.
Answer 2: Prideful.
Answer 3: Joyous.
Answer 4: Thankful.

Explanation and information: Jonah was angry because God had sent him off to the heathen city to save it, when Israel was falling into idolatry. "But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry." Jonah 4:1

medium Question # 1454: What reward did Jonah pray for, after his prophecy saved the city of Nineveh?
Answer 1: Death.
Answer 2: Peace.
Answer 3: His return to Israel.
Answer 4: A jug of water.

Explanation and information: And he prayed to the Lord and said, "O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster. Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live." Jonah 4:2-4

medium Question # 1455: What improvement did God make to the booth Jonah built outside Nineveh?
Answer 1: A shade plant.
Answer 2: A spring of water.
Answer 3: A cool breeze.
Answer 4: A fruit tree.

Explanation and information: "Now the Lord God appointed a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant." Jonah 4:6-8

hard Question # 1456: Why did God send a worm to the booth Jonah had built?
Answer 1: To teach Jonah a lesson about mercy.
Answer 2: To cure Jonah of his vanity.
Answer 3: To show how fleeting human accomplishment is.
Answer 4: To teach a lesson about obedience.

Explanation and information: God sent the worm to destroy the shade-giving plant growing on Jonah's booth. "And the Lord said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left?" Jonah 4:9-11

medium Question # 1457: Who said, Make sure you are right, then go ahead?
Answer 1: Davy Crockett.
Answer 2: Paul.
Answer 3: St. Augustine.
Answer 4: Mother Theresa.

Explanation and information: Crockett's famous words reflect Proverbs 15:28: "The righteous heart reflects before answering, but the wicked mouth blurts out evil."

easy Question # 1458: Why did Jonah go from a ship into a stormy sea?
Answer 1: He was thrown overboard by the sailors.
Answer 2: He was grabbed by a giant squid.
Answer 3: He was standing on a rail and fell.
Answer 4: A great wind came down and blew him off.

Explanation and information: The sailors blamed Jonah (correctly) for the storm. "So they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging." Jonah 1:15-16

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1459: Why did the sailors think that Jonah was responsible for the great storm that threatened them?
Answer 1: They cast lots.
Answer 2: Because he was a stranger.
Answer 3: Because he spoke a foreign language and they thought he was casting a spell.
Answer 4: Because he was a Hebrew.

Explanation and information: And they said to one another, "Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us." So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. Jonah 1:7-8

hard Question # 1460: Which of the following refers to a parallel between Jonah and Jesus?
Answer 1: Three days.
Answer 2: Obedience.
Answer 3: A great fish.
Answer 4: A manger.

Explanation and information: Jonah was entombed in the belly of the great fish for three days before he was "resurrected" to bring God's mercy to a non-Hebrew nation.

hard Question # 1461: In Micah 1, what city does Micah predict will be turned to rubble?
Answer 1: Samaria.
Answer 2: Jerusalem.
Answer 3: Babylon.
Answer 4: Sodom.

Explanation and information: "Therefore I will make Samaria a heap in the open country, a place for planting vineyards, and I will pour down her stones into the valley and uncover her foundations." Micah 1:6

hard Question # 1462: What translation of the Bible was written by Eugene Peterson?
Answer 1: The Message.
Answer 2: GODS WORD.
Answer 3: New Life Version.
Answer 4: New Living Translation.

Explanation and information: The Message is the most radically contemporary of the translations. Peterson actually did not mean for it to be read as a primary source of Scripture, but to give Bible students a fresh point of view and to help those who had never read it from being alienated by the archaic language of more literal translations.

medium Question # 1463: In Matthew 5:14 -- you are the salt of the earth -- why is it so important for salt to be salty?
Answer 1: All of these.
Answer 2: If salt does not taste good, nobody will eat it.
Answer 3: Salt is a required nutrient in the human diet.
Answer 4: Salt was able to preserve meat and fish.

Explanation and information: Salt was much more important to ancient people, especially in dry climates, than it is to us today. It was practically the only way to preserve meat; people who sweat a lot will sicken and even die without it; and, as today, it makes food taste better.

medium Question # 1464: In the Sermon on the Mount, what is a city set on a hill?
Answer 1: A person who openly believes in Christ.
Answer 2: Jerusalem.
Answer 3: A church that people can see wherever they go.
Answer 4: A cross.

Explanation and information: The teaching about the city set on a hill encourages Christians to spread their faith openly.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1465: Which prophet wrote, Though you soar aloft like the eagle, though your nest is set among the stars, from there I will bring you down?
Answer 1: Obadiah.
Answer 2: Micah.
Answer 3: Zepheniah.
Answer 4: Zechariah.

Explanation and information: He continues, "For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head." Obadiah 1

hard Question # 1466: According to Proverbs 15, whose house will the Lord tear down?
Answer 1: The proud.
Answer 2: He who mocks.
Answer 3: The dark seducer.
Answer 4: A man without pity.

Explanation and information: The Lord tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow's boundaries. Proverbs 15:25

medium Question # 1467: In 2 Timothy, what did Paul say was good for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness?
Answer 1: Scripture.
Answer 2: Prayer.
Answer 3: Attending worship services.
Answer 4: Travel.

Explanation and information: "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:14-17

medium Question # 1468: What Reformation figure is often credited with first translating the Bible into Modern English?
Answer 1: William Tyndale.
Answer 2: King James 1.
Answer 3: Martin Luther.
Answer 4: John Calvin.

Explanation and information: Tyndale is often said to have made the first full translation of the Bible into English, which may or may not be entirely correct. King James authorized a famous translation, but that came later and he certainly did not translate it himself. Luther was German and Calvin, French. There had been English translations prior to the Reformation, most notably a Bible translated from the Latin by Thomas Wycliffe (into Middle English) in the 14th century.

medium Question # 1469: What book of the Bible gave rise to the use of the mezuzah by Orthodox Jews?
Answer 1: Deuteronomy.
Answer 2: Numbers.
Answer 3: Judges.
Answer 4: 1 Kings.

Explanation and information: "You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you . . . shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, . . ." Deuteronomy 11:18-21 A mezuzah is a Scriptural passage written on a piece of paper and nailed (usually in a case) to the front door post.

hard Question # 1470: What does Deuteronomy say you should do when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Answer 1: Think or talk about Scripture.
Answer 2: Pray.
Answer 3: Sing a psalm.
Answer 4: Remember that God created the universe.

Explanation and information: "You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul. . . . You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." Deuteronomy 11:18-20

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1471: Which of the following books contains a large amount of Jewish law, rules telling the Jews how to lead their lives?
Answer 1: Deuteronomy.
Answer 2: 1 Peter.
Answer 3: Isaiah.
Answer 4: Song of Solomon.

Explanation and information: Jewish law is primarily set forth in the last four books of the Pentateuch: Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and Numbers.

medium Question # 1472: What does the Parable of the Sower compare to a person who hears the word, but is torn away from it by the temptations of greed for worldly goods?
Answer 1: Seeds that fall among thorns.
Answer 2: Seeds that fall on rocky ground.
Answer 3: Seeds that fall on the path.
Answer 4: Seeds that are eaten by birds.

Explanation and information: "As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful." Matthew 13:18-23

easy Question # 1473: In the Parable of the Sower, what does Jesus use as a metaphor for the Word of God?
Answer 1: Seeds.
Answer 2: A plow.
Answer 3: Grapevines.
Answer 4: Rain.

Explanation and information: "A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." Matthew 13:3-8

medium Question # 1474: If we practice our faith correctly, what benefit does Christ promise us while we are still on earth?
Answer 1: Less anxiety.
Answer 2: More money.
Answer 3: Better health.
Answer 4: Less suffering.

Explanation and information: In Matthew 11:28, Christ promises to refresh us from our burdens, and in 1 Peter 5:7, Peter urges us, "Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you."

medium Question # 1475: According to the famous old hymn, what comes once to every man and nation?
Answer 1: The moment to decide.
Answer 2: The sight of heaven.
Answer 3: A chance to be redeemed forever.
Answer 4: The holy spirit.

Explanation and information: "Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side;"

hard Question # 1476: From which book come the famous phrase, Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice?
Answer 1: Philippians.
Answer 2: Luke.
Answer 3: Acts.
Answer 4: Ephesians.

Explanation and information: "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:4-6

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1477: According to Paul, in the Epistle to the Philippians, what is unusual about the Peace of God?
Answer 1: It surpasses all understanding.
Answer 2: It will reign for all eternity.
Answer 3: It can be found only in silent prayer.
Answer 4: It is available to anyone.

Explanation and information: None of the answers are "wrong", but in Philippians, Paul wrote a famous line that characterized the peace of God, specifically, as beyond human comprehension: "And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7

medium Question # 1478: What does Proverbs tell us to do, in order for our plans to succeed?
Answer 1: Commit our work to the Lord.
Answer 2: Tell God our plans in prayer.
Answer 3: Live in the light of the righteous.
Answer 4: Listen to the advice of our elders.

Explanation and information: "Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established." Proverbs 16:3

medium Question # 1479: What does Matthew say about the standards we use to judge other people?
Answer 1: We will be judged by the same standards.
Answer 2: We must read the Scripture to develop them.
Answer 3: There is only one standard, and that is Christ the Lord.
Answer 4: We should use the same standards for others as we apply to ourselves.

Explanation and information: "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you." Matthew 7:1-2

easy Question # 1480: Which Gospel comes last in the New Testament?
Answer 1: John.
Answer 2: Mark.
Answer 3: 3 John.
Answer 4: Revelation.

Explanation and information: The four gospels, in order, are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. 3 John is not a gospel, but an epistle or letter written by John to the early churches. Revelation is a book of apocalyptic prophesy.

medium Question # 1481: Which book tells us to lay aside every weight, and run with endurance the race that is set before us?
Answer 1: Hebrews.
Answer 2: Philippians.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Acts.

Explanation and information: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us ...." Hebrews 12:1

easy Question # 1482: What part of the Bible has a chapter beginning: The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want?
Answer 1: Psalms.
Answer 2: Proverbs.
Answer 3: Ecclesiastes.
Answer 4: John.

Explanation and information: This is the beginning of the 23d Psalm.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1483: When did King David rule the Kingdom of Israel?
Answer 1: 10th century B.C.
Answer 2: 12th century B.C.
Answer 3: 7th century B.C.
Answer 4: David never ruled Israel; he was the King of Judah.

Explanation and information: David was the King of Judah from 1010 to 970 B.C., and King of Israel (the "Combined Kingdom of Israel") from 1003 to 970 B.C.

easy Question # 1484: What Biblical king is associated with the Book of Psalms?
Answer 1: David.
Answer 2: Solomon.
Answer 3: Abraham.
Answer 4: Wenceslas.

Explanation and information: Nobody really knows who wrote any particular psalm, or when, but many of them are credited to King David, who had a deep interest in them. Abraham was not a king at all, and it King Wenceslas (actually a duke) lived in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) in the 10th century A.D., long after the Bible was written.

medium Question # 1485: What book describes hell as a lake of fire and brimstone?
Answer 1: Revelation.
Answer 2: Ezekiel.
Answer 3: Matthew.
Answer 4: Ephesians.

Explanation and information: "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever." Revelation 20:9-10 A number of books, from Genesis onward, use the term "fire and brimstone", but as a rain that destroys the wicked on earth, e.g. Sodom.

medium Question # 1486: Revelation centers around what city?
Answer 1: Jerusalem.
Answer 2: Rome.
Answer 3: Babylon.
Answer 4: Ur of the Chaldeans.

Explanation and information: In Revelation 20, the saints gather in the "beloved city" for a final stand against hordes of the unrighteous for the final battle.

easy Question # 1487: Which book of the Bible describes the end of the world in lengthy detail?
Answer 1: Revelation.
Answer 2: Deuteronomy.
Answer 3: Genesis.
Answer 4: Job.

Explanation and information: The entirety of the Book of Revelation concerns the last days of earth and the Day of Judgment.

hard Question # 1488: Where was Paul when he wrote the First Epistle to the Corinthians?
Answer 1: Ephesus.
Answer 2: Antioch.
Answer 3: Rome.
Answer 4: Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: Paul wrote this letter to the church in Corinth during his long sojourn in Ephesus, during his third voyage.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1489: At the beginning of 1 Corinthians, who does Paul mention by name as joining him in sending greetings?
Answer 1: Sosthenes.
Answer 2: Timothy.
Answer 3: Barnabas.
Answer 4: Tertius.

Explanation and information: Nobody is precisely sure who Sosthenes was, although he might well have been the former head of the synagogue in Corinth.

easy Question # 1490: In what country were the people living, to whom 1 Corinthians was addressed?
Answer 1: Greece.
Answer 2: Italy.
Answer 3: Turkey.
Answer 4: Israel.

Explanation and information: The Corinthians live in Corinth, a city located in the south of Greece.

medium Question # 1491: In the first chapter of 1 Corinthians, what does Paul say he is proud of?
Answer 1: That he has not baptized very many people.
Answer 2: That he is a good tentmaker.
Answer 3: That he does not shave his beard.
Answer 4: That he has spent five years traveling to spread the word of Christ.

Explanation and information: "I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name." 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Paul is highly concerned about divisions among Christians, specifically people dividing into factions depending upon who had baptized them.

medium Question # 1492: What was the primary impetus for Paul to write 1 Corinthians.
Answer 1: To being an end to divisions in the church.
Answer 2: To convince the Gentile members to cease sexual immorality.
Answer 3: To stop church members from being status-conscious.
Answer 4: To combat preachers who were teaching that Christ had not been a real, flesh and blood human.

Explanation and information: The first substantive verse in Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1:10, is: "I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment."

easy Question # 1493: Which of the following are found primarily in the Old Testament?
Answer 1: Psalms.
Answer 2: Epistles.
Answer 3: Gospels.
Answer 4: Dating techniques.

Explanation and information: Epistles are letters written to be read to numerous people as a sermon or teaching.

medium Question # 1494: In 1 Corinthians, Paul decries that the Greeks seek to find God through wisdom and the Jews . . . ?
Answer 1: demand signs.
Answer 2: seek Him in books.
Answer 3: through foolishness.
Answer 4: know Him only by their law.

Explanation and information: "For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles . . . ." 1 Corinthians 1:22

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1495: In 1 Corinthians, what does Paul have to say about foolishness and God?
Answer 1: The foolishness of God is wiser than men.
Answer 2: There is no foolishness in God, but only in the eyes of the nonbeliever.
Answer 3: We must not think God foolish, but seek to learn His ways in Scripture.
Answer 4: God has given us the Holy Spirit to drive away all foolishness.

Explanation and information: Paul uses the word "foolishness" in 1 Corinthians to describe the gulf between what a human mind is capable of grasping and the infinite wisdom of God. "For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men." 1 Corinthians 1:25

easy Question # 1496: A Corinthian is best described as a person who . . .
Answer 1: Lives in Corinth.
Answer 2: Belonged to a church founded by Saint Peter.
Answer 3: Followed the teachings of an early Christian sect.
Answer 4: Were led by a man named Corinthius.

Explanation and information: Corinthian simply means someone who lives in Corinth, a city in southern Greece. There are a lot of epistles in the New Testament addressed to Christians who live in a specific city. So Philippians is a letter addressed to those in Philippi, Romans to those in Rome, Colossians to those in Colossae, etc.

medium Question # 1497: Why is it, Paul tells us (in 1 Corinthians), that God chose what is weak in the world?
Answer 1: To shame the strong.
Answer 2: So that He might be clearly seen.
Answer 3: Because the last shall be first.
Answer 4: Because they had ears to hear.

Explanation and information: "But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong." 1 Corinthians 1:11

medium Question # 1498: What do the Latin words Ave Verum Corpus mean?
Answer 1: Hail, true body.
Answer 2: Come, blessed person.
Answer 3: All hail the true Son.
Answer 4: The body has arisen.

Explanation and information: This famous canticle has been set to music many times, notably by Mozart.

easy Question # 1499: What do we commorate when we drink wine or grape juice at communion?
Answer 1: All of these.
Answer 2: The blood (and water) that came from the wound in Jesus side.
Answer 3: The cleansing of our sins by the blood of Jesus.
Answer 4: The Last Supper.

Explanation and information: The Last Supper was actually the first communion, given by Christ to the apostles.

medium Question # 1500: In 1 Corinthian, how does Paul describe his method of spreading the Gospel?
Answer 1: By demonstrating the power and the Spirit.
Answer 2: By convincing people with wisdom.
Answer 3: By showing that Christ fulfilled the Old Testament.
Answer 4: By arguing until all objections were overcome.

Explanation and information: In 1 Corinthians, one of the major point Paul makes is that God cannot be known or taught by human wisdom, but must be sought and shown by the power of the Spirit. "And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God." 1 Corinthians 2:2-5