Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Friday, October 21, 2016

Questions 1701 to 1800

medium Question # 1701: About how many Pilgrims died between the time they embarked the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving?
Answer 1: More than half.
Answer 2: 80 out of 200.
Answer 3: One in three.
Answer 4: One quarter.

Explanation and information: Of the 102 pilgrims who climbed aboard the Mayflower, 55 died during the first winter. Another 19 were stranded in England when the Speedwell was deemed unfit for the voyage.

easy Question # 1702: Proverbs 4 tells us that the path of the righteous is like the shining sun. What is the path of the wicked like?
Answer 1: Darkness.
Answer 2: Fog.
Answer 3: A rocky road.
Answer 4: A twisting serpent.

Explanation and information: The path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble. Proverbs 4:18-19

easy Question # 1703: In 1 Corinthians, what does Paul teach us about gifts of the Spirit.
Answer 1: People have different gifts, but they are all important.
Answer 2: We only get them if we pray hard.
Answer 3: Only men get them.
Answer 4: They will be lost if you sin.

Explanation and information: "Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good" 1 Corinthians 12:4-5

easy Question # 1704: Who wrote Colossians?
Answer 1: Paul.
Answer 2: Nobody is sure.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: St. John of Patmos.

Explanation and information: The prolific Saint Paul wrote 13 epistles contained in the Bible, and probably more than are lost.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1705: According to Colossians, what binds everything together in perfect harmony?
Answer 1: Love.
Answer 2: Forgiveness.
Answer 3: Faith.
Answer 4: Hope.

Explanation and information: As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:12-15

easy Question # 1706: How did Jesus know what to say?
Answer 1: God the Father told him what to say.
Answer 2: The Holy Spirit told him what to say.
Answer 3: He received teachings when he prayed.
Answer 4: He was really smart.

Explanation and information: " The one who rejects me and does not receive my word has a judge; on the last day the word that I have spoken will serve as judge, for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak." John 12:44-50

easy Question # 1707: What was the main reason Christ became a human being?
Answer 1: To save the world.
Answer 2: To judge the world.
Answer 3: To tell people how they should act.
Answer 4: To help sell toys and gifts in midwinter.

Explanation and information: "I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world."

medium Question # 1708: Which Gospel warns us not to lay up our treasures on earth, where moths and rust can ruin them.
Answer 1: Matthew.
Answer 2: Mark.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Jude.

Explanation and information: "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21

medium Question # 1709: When Moses asked the burning bush who he was, God replied: I am . . .
Answer 1: Who I am.
Answer 2: The God who will lead you out of Egypt.
Answer 3: Jehovah (YHWH).
Answer 4: The God of Abraham and Isaac.

Explanation and information: Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” Exodus 3:13-14

medium Question # 1710: In Hebrews, Paul (or whoever wrote it) said that the Greeks demanded wisdom and the Jews demanded what?
Answer 1: Signs.
Answer 2: Miracles.
Answer 3: A savior.
Answer 4: Laws.

Explanation and information: For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Hebrews 1:3-4

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1711: The prayer of St. Francis of Assissi begins by asking that God make us . . .
Answer 1: An instrument of His peace.
Answer 2: A living example of Christs love.
Answer 3: A lamp upon a hill.
Answer 4: More concerned to love than to be loved.

Explanation and information: "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love;"

hard Question # 1712: Who said that Christians pretend not to understand the Bible, because if they admitted they understood it, they would have to follow it?
Answer 1: Soren Kierkegaard.
Answer 2: Saint Augustine.
Answer 3: Mother Theresa.
Answer 4: Jimmy Carter.

Explanation and information: "The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

easy Question # 1713: How long did the Hebrews wander in the wilderness after they left Egypt?
Answer 1: Forty years.
Answer 2: Forty days and forty nights.
Answer 3: Thirteen months.
Answer 4:

Explanation and information: So the LORD’s anger was aroused against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the LORD was gone. Numbers 32:13

easy Question # 1714: Who was Jesus's earthly father?
Answer 1: Joseph was Jesus's earthly father.
Answer 2: Jesus didn't have an earthly father.
Answer 3: Jesus's earthly father was John the Baptist.
Answer 4: Darth Vader.

Explanation and information: Joseph was betrothed to Mary at the time of Jesus' birth.

hard Question # 1715: Where did Paul debate with Greek philosopers?
Answer 1: The Areopagus.
Answer 2: The Acropolis.
Answer 3: The Parthenon.
Answer 4: The Temple of Artemis.

Explanation and information: Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? Acts 17:18-19

hard Question # 1716: Under Mosaic law (in Exodus), what punishment was given to a thief who could not make restitution?
Answer 1: He was sold into slavery.
Answer 2: His right hand was cut off.
Answer 3: He was put in prison.
Answer 4: His head was shaved and he was cast out of the tribe.

Explanation and information: "A thief must certainly make restitution, but if he has nothing, he must be sold to pay for his theft." Exodus 22:3. Jewish slaves, however, were not permanent, but had to be freed after seven years.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1717: Which book contains this pep talk for Christians who are persecuted: "Do not, therefore, abandon that confidence of yours; it brings a great reward. For you need endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised."?
Answer 1: Hebrews.
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Revelation.
Answer 4: 2 John.

Explanation and information: Recall those earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and persecution, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion for those who were in prison, and you cheerfully accepted the plundering of your possessions, knowing that you yourselves possessed something better and more lasting. Do not, therefore, abandon that confidence of yours; it brings a great reward. For you need endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. Hebrews 10:32-39

medium Question # 1718: On an average Sunday, which country has the most people attending Anglican churches?
Answer 1: Nigeria.
Answer 2: United Kingdom.
Answer 3: United States.
Answer 4: Russia.

Explanation and information: It is not a close call. The Anglican Church of Nigeria has somewhere between 5 and 10 million people (of 19 million members) in church on any given Sunday, compared to 600,000 people attending Episcopal churches in the U.S. and perhaps 50,000 in spin-off Anglican churches. The highest estimate for regular attendance at Anglican churces in the UK is around 800,000.

medium Question # 1719: Who said, "They will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of" the name of Jesus?
Answer 1: Jesus Himself.
Answer 2: Paul.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: John.

Explanation and information: Jesus said to his disciples, "They will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. Then many will fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray." Matthew 24:9-14

medium Question # 1720: Who is responsible for the saying, "The lion will lie down with the lamb"?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Jesus.
Answer 3: David (or another psalmist).
Answer 4: Peter.

Explanation and information: This is a slight misquote -- perhaps a "summary" -- of Isaiah 11:1-9. "The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them."

hard Question # 1721: What King of Judah did Isaiah rail against for his idolatry?
Answer 1: Ahaz.
Answer 2: Jehosephat.
Answer 3: Obed.
Answer 4: Pekah.

Explanation and information: Obed was a prophet in the day of Isaiah and has a book in the Bible. Pekah was the King of Israel. Jehosephat was King of Judah long before Isaiah.

hard Question # 1722: What does "theophoric" mean?
Answer 1: Named after a god.
Answer 2: Enraptured in worship.
Answer 3: Believing in more religious influence over government or society.
Answer 4: Afraid of a god.

Explanation and information: The Greek stem "phoric" refers to an agent or bearer. "Theo" of course means "god".

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1723: Who prophesied that a Jewish savior would be born in Bethlehem?
Answer 1: Micah.
Answer 2: Ezekiel.
Answer 3: Elias.
Answer 4: Isaiah.

Explanation and information: But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. Micah 5:1-5

hard Question # 1724: What other name is used to distinguish between the Bethlehem where Jesus was born and other town(s) named "Bethlehem"?
Answer 1: Ephrathah.
Answer 2: ben Judah.
Answer 3: B'nei Yisrael.
Answer 4: Manasseh.

Explanation and information: Ephrath, meaning "fruitful", was the name given to the area when Rachel was buried there 1500 years earlier. " And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem." (Genesis 35:19)

hard Question # 1725: What Christian theological concept did Isaiah predict.
Answer 1: That salvation would be given to all nations.
Answer 2: That salvation would be by faith and not by works.
Answer 3: That love was the essence of Godly life.
Answer 4: That worshippers would celebrate the Messiah by symbolically drinking His blood.

Explanation and information: E.g., "Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted." Isaiah 12:3-4

medium Question # 1726: From what book of the Bible did George F. Handel take his text for the chorus, "For Unto Us a Child is Born"?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Micah.
Answer 3: Jeremiah.
Answer 4: Matthew.

Explanation and information: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:5-6.

medium Question # 1727: Where is the Hagia Sofia?
Answer 1: Istanbul, Turkey.
Answer 2: Damascus, Syria.
Answer 3: Jerusalem.
Answer 4: Athens, Greece.

Explanation and information: The Hagia Sofia was the equivalent of the Vatican for Orthodox Christianity before Constantinople (Byzantium) was conquered by the Ottoman Turks. It was converted into a mosque but later, in a gesture of good will to the Russians, converted into a museum.

medium Question # 1728: In the parable of the wise and foolish virgins (saving oil for their lamps), how many wise virgins were there?
Answer 1: Five.
Answer 2: Six.
Answer 3: Two.
Answer 4: Twelve.

Explanation and information: "Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps." Matthew 25:1-3

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1729: Which parable of Christ concerned being always prepared for the coming of Christ?
Answer 1: The wise and foolish virgins.
Answer 2: The sower of seeds.
Answer 3: The two debtors.
Answer 4: The unjust steward.

Explanation and information: Matthew 25:1-13 "And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us.' But he answered, 'Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' parable of ten virgins, wise and foolish, lamps and oil Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour."

medium Question # 1730: What does Dies Irae mean, literally?
Answer 1: Day of wrath.
Answer 2: God is ours.
Answer 3: Tenth plague.
Answer 4: Second coming.

Explanation and information: The term, used in various books of the Bible, became well-known when a monk wrote a poem titles "Dies Irae" in @ 1250 A.D.

hard Question # 1731: What is the source of this verse: "The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant."
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Jeremiah.
Answer 3: Obed.
Answer 4: Ezekiel.

Explanation and information: Isaiah 24:5

medium Question # 1732: What color is the fifth (center) candle in Advent wreaths with five candles?
Answer 1: White.
Answer 2: Purple.
Answer 3: Red.
Answer 4: Blue.

Explanation and information: Although the colors of the four candles of an Advent wreath vary (violet, rose, red and blue are most common), if there is a fifth candle, it is called the Christ candle and is customarily white.

medium Question # 1733: In Romans 8, what comforting words does Paul give us about suffering?
Answer 1: It is small compared to the joy we will receive in heaven.
Answer 2: Christ suffered more than any of us.
Answer 3: We can overcome all suffering through prayer and faith.
Answer 4: People suffer no matter whether they are Christians or not.

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

medium Question # 1734: Where was Saint Nicholas born?
Answer 1: Turkey.
Answer 2: Germany.
Answer 3: Poland.
Answer 4: Russia.

Explanation and information: St. Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, in Anatolia, in the 4th Century. His remains were stolen in the 11th Centure by Italian merchants and taken to Bari, where they can be seen today.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1735: What did John the Baptist say he was unworthy to do?
Answer 1: Untie the laces of Jesus' sandals.
Answer 2: Wash Jesus' feet.
Answer 3: Eat supper with Jesus.
Answer 4: Speak the name of Jesus.

Explanation and information: John answered them saying, "I baptize in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know. It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie." John 1:26-27

easy Question # 1736: What New Testament figure quoted Isaiah, saying "I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord"?
Answer 1: John the Baptist.
Answer 2: Jesus.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: Joseph.

Explanation and information: This was his response when people interrogated him about who he was. John 1:18-27

hard Question # 1737: In Isaiah 27, where he prophesies that Israel will one day fill the world with fruit, Isaiah depicts God slaying who on the day of judgment?
Answer 1: Leviathan.
Answer 2: A demon.
Answer 3: A black angel.
Answer 4: Moloch.

Explanation and information: "In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent . . . ." Isaiah 27:1

medium Question # 1738: What book is this from: "Though the Lord is on high, yet He regards the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar."
Answer 1: Psalms.
Answer 2: Proverbs.
Answer 3: Luke.
Answer 4: Philippians.

Explanation and information: Psalm 138:6

easy Question # 1739: In this quote from Isaiah, who is the prince? "The vessels of the deceitful are most wicked: for he hath framed devices to destroy the meek, with lying words, when the poor man speaketh judgment. But the prince will devise such things as are worthy of a prince, and he shall stand above the rulers."
Answer 1: Jesus.
Answer 2: King David.
Answer 3: Solomon.
Answer 4: Moses.

Explanation and information: This is one of many prophecies in Isaiah predicting the coming of Christ.

Isaiah 32:1-8

medium Question # 1740: Why did Elizabeth and Zechariah name their son, John the Baptist, "John"?
Answer 1: An angel told them to.
Answer 2: John was the name of Zechariah's father.
Answer 3: John was the name of Elizabeth's father.
Answer 4: John means "God is gracious" and Elizabeth was quite old.

Explanation and information: An angel appeared to Zechariah before the pregnancy and instructed him in detail about how the child should be raised. Luke 1:5-17

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1741: What was John the Baptist not allowed to do?
Answer 1: Drink wine.
Answer 2: Cut his beard.
Answer 3: Eat beef.
Answer 4: Visit Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: Most of John's eccentricities were self-imposed, but an angel told his father, before he was born, that he could not drink wine or other strong drink. Luke 1:5-17

medium Question # 1742: Who is the only angel identified as an "archangel" in the Protestant Bible?
Answer 1: Michael.
Answer 2: Gabriel.
Answer 3: Raphael.
Answer 4: There is none.

Explanation and information: "But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, 'The Lord rebuke you.'" Jude 1:9

medium Question # 1743: The father of John the Baptist has the same name as what other Biblical person?
Answer 1: A minor Hebrew prophet, who has a book in the Bible named for him.
Answer 2: The father of Abraham.
Answer 3: One of the sons of King David.
Answer 4: The father of Jesus.

Explanation and information: The name of John the Baptist's father is Zechariah, which is also the name of the next to last book in the Old Testament.

hard Question # 1744: What name is associated with the town where Jesus was born?
Answer 1: Ephrathah.
Answer 2: Bethel.
Answer 3: Hebron.
Answer 4: Nazareth.

Explanation and information: Ephrathah was the name given to the place where Rachel was buried, which later became Bethlehem. "But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days." Micah 5:2

hard Question # 1745: Approximately when did Micah live?
Answer 1: 700 B.C.
Answer 2: 1500 B.C.
Answer 3: 100 B.C.
Answer 4: 100 A.D.

Explanation and information: Micah prophesied after the Kingdom of Israel was split into two parts.

easy Question # 1746: What is the holiday called when we celebrate the Virgin Mary learning that she will be the mother of Jesus?
Answer 1: The Annunciation.
Answer 2: Pentecost.
Answer 3: The Visitation.
Answer 4: The Message of Gabriel.

Explanation and information: It is known simply as the Annunciation, when Gabriel announced to Mary that she would bear the Christ child. "Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus." Luke 1:26-38

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1747: What was the name of the Virgin Mary's cousin?
Answer 1: Elizabeth.
Answer 2: Martha.
Answer 3: Zechariah.
Answer 4: Sarah.

Explanation and information: Luke 1:36. Mary visited Elizabeth when Elizabeth was about five months pregnant with John the Baptist.

medium Question # 1748: What well known hymn/prayer contains words quoted from something said by Elizabeth?
Answer 1: Ave Maria.
Answer 2: Pie Jesu.
Answer 3: The Lord's Prayer.
Answer 4: The Magnificat.

Explanation and information: And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!" Luke 1:42

medium Question # 1749: In Luke 1, the word "magnify" means . . .?
Answer 1: Glorify.
Answer 2: Increase in size.
Answer 3: Make something seem bigger than it is.
Answer 4: Raise up from a lowly state.

Explanation and information: Mary says, "My soul magnifies the Lord", meaning praise or glorify. This is not a commonly heard meaning but it is not archaic.

hard Question # 1750: Technically, what would the Magnificat best be called?
Answer 1: A canticle.
Answer 2: A psalm.
Answer 3: A hymn.
Answer 4: A meditation.

Explanation and information: A canticle is "a nonmetrical hymn with words taken from a biblical text other than from the Book of Psalms".

medium Question # 1751: What name did Elizabeth's neighbors and relative want to give to John the Baptist when he was a baby?
Answer 1: Zechariah.
Answer 2: Jesus.
Answer 3: Joseph.
Answer 4: John.

Explanation and information: " Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father, but his mother answered,"No; he shall be called John." And they said to her, "None of your relatives is called by this name." Luke 1:57-60

medium Question # 1752: What happened to John the Baptist's father immediately after he named the baby John?
Answer 1: He regained his power of speech.
Answer 2: A glowing aura surrounded his head.
Answer 3: He fainted as if stricken.
Answer 4: A white dove descended upon him.

Explanation and information: Zechariah was mute after the angel Gabriel told him about his wife's pregnancy and how the child should be raised. When he wrote down that the baby should be named John, his tongue was loosed. Luke 1:52-64.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1753: Whose words in the Bible became the canticle called simply "Benedictus"?
Answer 1: Zechariah.
Answer 2: David.
Answer 3: Solomon.
Answer 4: Mary.

Explanation and information: Zechariah's hymn in Luke 1 begins with the word "Blessed", which is "Benedictus" in Latin.

medium Question # 1754: Who was "in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel"?
Answer 1: John the Baptist.
Answer 2: Samson.
Answer 3: Elijah.
Answer 4: Elisha.

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

medium Question # 1755: In John 1:1 - "In the beginning was the Word" - what is "the Word"?
Answer 1: Christ.
Answer 2: The Ten Commandments.
Answer 3: The voice of God.
Answer 4: John the Baptist.

Explanation and information: The meaning of the passage is that Christ existed with God, and as God, from the beginning of time.

medium Question # 1756: What is the meaning of "Immanuel"?
Answer 1: God with us.
Answer 2: Saviour.
Answer 3: Holy one.
Answer 4: Holy child.

Explanation and information: So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." Matthew 1:20-24

easy Question # 1757: Who was the Emperor of the Roman Empire when Jesus was born?
Answer 1: Caesar Augustus.
Answer 2: Tiberius.
Answer 3: Julius Caesar.
Answer 4: Nero.

Explanation and information: "And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city." Luke 2:1-3

easy Question # 1758: Why did Mary give birth to Jesus in a manger in a stable instead of a bed?
Answer 1: There was no room for them in the inn.
Answer 2: They were too poor to afford a room.
Answer 3: Mary liked the smell.
Answer 4: She went into labor before they could move her.

Explanation and information: So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1759: On Christmas, when angels appeared to the shepherds in the fields, what was the shepherds first reaction?
Answer 1: They were afraid.
Answer 2: They were filled with joy.
Answer 3: They were confused.
Answer 4: They vowed to stop drinking so much wine.

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

medium Question # 1760: What is another name for the Canticle of Simeon?
Answer 1: Nunc Dimittis.
Answer 2: Magnificat.
Answer 3: Ave Maria.
Answer 4: Benedictus.

Explanation and information: "Lord, now let Thou thy servant depart in peace, According to Thy word; For my eyes have seen Thy salvation Which Thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Thy people Israel." (Luke 2:29-32) The beginning of these verses in the Latin Bible is "Nunc dimittis", translated "Now You dismiss".

medium Question # 1761: Who prophesied of Jesus, "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising again of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed"?
Answer 1: Simeon.
Answer 2: Balthazar.
Answer 3: Gabriel.
Answer 4: Joseph of Arimathea.

Explanation and information: Luke 2:30.

medium Question # 1762: Where were the three wise men (Magi) who visited Bethlehem most likely from? (Contemporary country names are given.)
Answer 1: Iran.
Answer 2: India.
Answer 3: Afghanistan.
Answer 4: Syria.

Explanation and information: There was an unusual sect of astrologers in the vicinity of Persia 2000 years ago, which most scholars believe was probably the source of the magi, as they would have noticed an odd star and have wanted to investigate.

hard Question # 1763: Why did the three wise men not return to Herod to tell him where Jesus was?
Answer 1: They were warned in a dream.
Answer 2: The angel Gabriel appeared to them and told them to go straight home.
Answer 3: The star began to move west and they followed it.
Answer 4: They knew that Herod had a habit of executing foreigners.

Explanation and information: "Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way." Matthew 2:12

easy Question # 1764: Where did Joseph and Mary go to hide the infant Jesus from Herod?
Answer 1: Egypt.
Answer 2: Nazareth.
Answer 3: Syria.
Answer 4: Argentina.

Explanation and information: "An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him." When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt I called My Son." Matthew 2:16

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1765: When Joseph, Mary, and Jesus returned from Egypt, to what country or province did they go?
Answer 1: Galilee.
Answer 2: Judea.
Answer 3: Israel.
Answer 4: Judah.

Explanation and information: Galilee was, at this time, a separate colony governed by a different Herod than Judea, who was less likely to seek out Jesus and kill him.

hard Question # 1766: Who was the tetrarch who ruled over Nazareth when Jesus returned there from Egypt?
Answer 1: Herod Antipas.
Answer 2: Herod Archelaus.
Answer 3: Herod the Great.
Answer 4: Herodias.

Explanation and information: Well, this is the Hard category! If you actually knew this, our hat is off to you. Herod the Great was dead, which is why Joseph returned. Herod Archelaus was the King of Judea, but Herod Antipas ruled over Galilee, including Nazareth, as a separate colony. Herodias was Antipas' wife.

hard Question # 1767: How old was Abram when God told him to change his name to Abraham?
Answer 1: 99.
Answer 2: 40.
Answer 3: 84.
Answer 4: 70.

Explanation and information: "When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, 'I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.' Then Abram fell on his face."

medium Question # 1768: According to the KJV, who "Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest"?
Answer 1: The ant.
Answer 2: A righteous woman.
Answer 3: The wise virgin.
Answer 4: The sparrow.

Explanation and information: "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest." Proverbs 6:6

medium Question # 1769: To whom did Jesus address his famous words, "Except you be born again . . . ."?
Answer 1: Nicodemus.
Answer 2: Simeon.
Answer 3: John the Baptist.
Answer 4: Thaddeus.

Explanation and information: There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. "Rabbi," he said, "we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you." Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God." John 3:1-8

hard Question # 1770: How many generations were there from King David to the transportation to Babylon?
Answer 1: 14.
Answer 2: 10.
Answer 3: 6.
Answer 4: 5.

Explanation and information: So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations. Matthew 1:17

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1771: Matthew begins his genealogy of Jesus with whom?
Answer 1: Abraham.
Answer 2: Moses.
Answer 3: Jesse.
Answer 4: David.

Explanation and information: "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac . . . ." Matthew 1:1-2

hard Question # 1772: Who was the father of Anna, the prophetess, who lived in the Temple of Jerusalem?
Answer 1: Phanuel.
Answer 2: Emmaus.
Answer 3: Simeon.
Answer 4: Stephen.

Explanation and information: "Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. " Luke 2:36-37

medium Question # 1773: What was the name of the old widow who (along with Simeon) recognized and praised Jesus, at the time of His dedication?
Answer 1: Anna.
Answer 2: Mary Magdelene.
Answer 3: Judith.
Answer 4: Lydia.

Explanation and information: Luke 2:22-40.

hard Question # 1774: What was the sacrifice for the Temple dedication of infant Jesus?
Answer 1: Two pigeons or doves.
Answer 2: There was none, because Joseph had fled with Jesus to Egypt.
Answer 3: There was none, because and angel told Joseph that a ritual performed by Sadducee priests on Jesus would be heresy.
Answer 4: A lamb (or young goat).

Explanation and information: Luke 2:22-24

medium Question # 1775: What was the occasion when Jesus said, "I must be about my father's business?
Answer 1: Feast of Passover.
Answer 2: Yom Kippur.
Answer 3: A wedding in Cana.
Answer 4: Feast of the Tabernacles.

Explanation and information: The family had traveled from Nazareth to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. Luke 2:41-52

easy Question # 1776: Which book does this famous quote come from: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life"?
Answer 1: John.
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Romans.
Answer 4: Guinness Book of World Records.

Explanation and information: John 3:16

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1777: Which book of the Bible states that God sent Christ into the world to condemn it?
Answer 1: None of these.
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Romans.
Answer 4: John.

Explanation and information: "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. " John 3:17

easy Question # 1778: What is the event most commonly associated with the Epiphany?
Answer 1: The Magi worshiping the infant Jesus.
Answer 2: Mary learning that she will give birth to Jesus.
Answer 3: The coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles.
Answer 4: Jesus turning water into wine (the wedding at Cana).

Explanation and information: Epiphany refers to the realization that Jesus is the son of God, and is usually celebrated or remembered in connection with the Magi traveling to Bethlehem and worshiping the infant Jesus (often celebrated on January 6).

medium Question # 1779: Where did Reuben, Levi and Naphtali die?
Answer 1: Egypt.
Answer 2: Judea.
Answer 3: Syria.
Answer 4: Babylonia.

Explanation and information: These were three of the twelve sons of Jacob and progenitors of tribes of Israel. All of Jacob's sons died in Egypt. Exodus 1:1-3

hard Question # 1780: According to the Septuagint, which of these cities did Pharaoh NOT make the Hebrews build?
Answer 1: Naucratis.
Answer 2: Heliopolis.
Answer 3: Pithom.
Answer 4: Raamses.

Explanation and information: Pithom and Raamses are mentioned in all Christian Bibles. Exodus 1:8-14 Heliopolis is included in the Septuagint but for some reason was omitted from the Protestant Bible. Naucratis was an ancient Egyptian city in the Nile Delta, but far west of the area where the Hebrews lived.

medium Question # 1781: What popular hit song was based on Psalm 137?
Answer 1: By the Rivers of Babylon.
Answer 2: You Lift Me Up.
Answer 3: Why Me, Lord?
Answer 4: If I Had My Way.

Explanation and information: "By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion." Psalm 137:1. This unusual Reggae/calypso song was covered by Bob Marley, among others.

medium Question # 1782: Why did the Egyptians enslave the Hebrews?
Answer 1: They were afraid of their military potential.
Answer 2: They conquered them in battle.
Answer 3: They disliked Jewish monotheism.
Answer 4: The Hebrews were weakened by famine.

Explanation and information: Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us.” Exodus 1:8-9

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1783: Which book of the Bible tells us, "I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness?"
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Ezekiel.
Answer 3: 2 Corinthians.
Answer 4: Luke.

Explanation and information: Isaiah 42:1-9

medium Question # 1784: What is unusual about the phrase, "a bruised reed he will not break"?
Answer 1: Isaiah describes a Messiah very different from what the Jews were expecting.
Answer 2: Moses should have been slain as an infant.
Answer 3: David thought he was going to be sent out as a warrior.
Answer 4: It was said to Zecheriah by an angel.

Explanation and information: It is Isaiah predicting a Messiah contrary to the warrior king the Hebrews hoped for: "He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice." Isaiah 42:3-4

hard Question # 1785: Who were Shiphrah and Puah?
Answer 1: Midwives.
Answer 2: Soldiers.
Answer 3: Dyers of purple.
Answer 4: Wives of a king.

Explanation and information: Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, “When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him, but if it is a daughter, she shall live.” Exodus 1:15-16

medium Question # 1786: In Exodus, when Pharaoh order midwives to kill newborn Hebrew males, how do they avoid doing it?
Answer 1: They told Pharaoh that the Hebrew women were so vigorous the baby would be born before they could get there.
Answer 2: They hid the babies in baskets.
Answer 3: They told Pharaoh that the Hebrews no longer trusted them and would not let them in the house during a birth.
Answer 4: They gave the babies to Egyptian families.

Explanation and information: But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live. So the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and let the male children live?” The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.” Exodus 1:15-21

medium Question # 1787: To which Hebrew tribe did Moses belong?
Answer 1: Levi.
Answer 2: Benjamin.
Answer 3: Judah.
Answer 4: Dan.

Explanation and information: Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. Exodus 2:1-2

easy Question # 1788: Who discovered baby Moses floating in the river?
Answer 1: Pharaoh's daughter.
Answer 2: Miriam.
Answer 3: Ruth.
Answer 4: Pharaoh's sister.

Explanation and information: Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it. When she opened it, she saw the child. Exodus 2:4-6

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1789: What does the name "Moses" mean?
Answer 1: Drawn from the water.
Answer 2: Savior of his people.
Answer 3: Giver of laws.
Answer 4: Child of the basket.

Explanation and information: When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.” Exodus 2:9-10

medium Question # 1790: What was the name of Moses' Midianite father-in-law?
Answer 1: Jethro.
Answer 2: Moab.
Answer 3: Shiphrah.
Answer 4: Naphthali.

Explanation and information: Jethro was also known as Reuel. Exodus 2.

hard Question # 1791: From what tribe did Zipporah come?
Answer 1: Midianites.
Answer 2: Ishmaelites.
Answer 3: Moabites.
Answer 4: Ammonites.

Explanation and information: Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. . . . And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah. Exodus 2:11-22

easy Question # 1792: How did Moses meet his wife?
Answer 1: He fought off a band of shepherds from a well.
Answer 2: The Pharaoh gave her to him.
Answer 3: His mother arranged the marriage.
Answer 4: He bought her from her father for two goats and two sheep.

Explanation and information: Moses meeting Zipporah is a stirring tale. See Exodus 2:11-22

easy Question # 1793: In Acts 10, Peter tells us that the people of what nation would be acceptable to God?
Answer 1: In every nation, anyone who fears Him and does what is right.
Answer 2: Israel.
Answer 3: Rome.
Answer 4: The United States.

Explanation and information: I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. Acts 10:34-35

medium Question # 1794: Who was the Pharaoh of Egypt during the main events of Exodus?
Answer 1: Nobody is certain.
Answer 2: Rameses I.
Answer 3: Rameses II.
Answer 4: Thutmose III.

Explanation and information: All the names given, and numerous others, have been advanced by scholars, but his identity is speculative.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1795: From which book of the Bible comes the quote, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"?
Answer 1: Philippians.
Answer 2: 1 Corinthians.
Answer 3: Romans.
Answer 4: Galatians.

Explanation and information: Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13 (ESV)

easy Question # 1796: How did God first show Himself to Moses?
Answer 1: As a burning bush.
Answer 2: As a pillar of fire.
Answer 3: As a pillar of smoke.
Answer 4: As an angel in the form of a man.

Explanation and information: Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. Exodus 3:1-2

hard Question # 1797: Which book is this taken from: "God destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will"?
Answer 1: Ephesians.
Answer 2: Revelation.
Answer 3: Luke.
Answer 4: 2 Timothy.

Explanation and information: God destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace which he lavished upon us. Ephesians 1:5-8

hard Question # 1798: Which of the following tribes is NOT mentioned in Exodus 3, when God speaks to Moses about the tribes of Canaan?
Answer 1: Girgashites.
Answer 2: Hittites.
Answer 3: Hivites.
Answer 4: Perizzites.

Explanation and information: " I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites." Exodus 3:7-8 The Girgashites were actually a tribe that Joshua would encounter, but they were not mentioned in Exodus.

hard Question # 1799: What does "immanent" mean?
Answer 1: Existing in the knowable world.
Answer 2: About to happen.
Answer 3: Distinguished or outstanding.
Answer 4: Beyond human grasp.

Explanation and information: "Immanent" is a theological term to describe the manifestations of God within our ability to know Him, or God as He is present in the world. It is approximately the opposite of "transcendent".

medium Question # 1800: What did God, in the burning bush, tell Moses that His name was?
Answer 1: I am.
Answer 2: Yahweh (Jehovah).
Answer 3: God the Father.
Answer 4: The one true and only God.

Explanation and information: Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:13-14