Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Monday, October 24, 2016

Questions 1901 to 2000

easy Question # 1901: How did Moses get water for the Israelites in the desert?
Answer 1: He struck a rock with his staff.
Answer 2: He dug a well in the sand.
Answer 3: He raised his arms and a great rain came.
Answer 4: He followed a pillar of smoke to a spring.

Explanation and information: And the Lord said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” (Exodus 17:5-6)

hard Question # 1902: Where were the Hebrews, in Exodus, when the crisis over water arose?
Answer 1: Wilderness of Sin.
Answer 2: Wilderness of Shur.
Answer 3: Wilderness of Sinai.
Answer 4: Wilderness of Paran.

Explanation and information: All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. (Exodus 17:1)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1903: What does Exodus compare manna to?
Answer 1: Coriander seed.
Answer 2: Barley.
Answer 3: Groats.
Answer 4: Millet.

Explanation and information: Now the house of Israel called its name manna. It was like coriander seed, white . . . (Exodus 16:31)

medium Question # 1904: Which of the following describes manna?
Answer 1: Sweet.
Answer 2: Powdery.
Answer 3: Mealy.
Answer 4: Chewy.

Explanation and information: " the taste of it was like wafers made with honey." (Exodus 16:31)

medium Question # 1905: According to the Gospel of John, on which day of the week was Jesus resurrected?
Answer 1: First.
Answer 2: Seventh.
Answer 3: Third.
Answer 4: Sixth.

Explanation and information: "Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb." (John 20:1) The seventh day of the week is Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.

hard Question # 1906: According to the Gospel of John, who was the first person to learn of Jesus' resurrection?
Answer 1: Mary Magdalene.
Answer 2: Simon Peter.
Answer 3: Joseph of Arimathea.
Answer 4: Mary, His mother.

Explanation and information: Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early . . . Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). (John 20:1, 16)

medium Question # 1907: At the crucifixion, what did the Roman soldiers plan to do to Jesus that they did NOT do?
Answer 1: Break His legs.
Answer 2: Nail His feet to a board.
Answer 3: Stab Him with a spear.
Answer 4: Strangle Him.

Explanation and information: They went to break His legs before sundown on the Sabbath, so that they could hasten His death. But He was already dead. (John 19:31-35)

easy Question # 1908: Who took the body of Jesus from the cross to the tomb?
Answer 1: Joseph of Arimathea.
Answer 2: Mary Magdalene.
Answer 3: Simon Peter.
Answer 4: James and Andrew.

Explanation and information: "Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate's permission, he came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night." (John 19:36-42) The apostles were all in hiding.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1909: In the Gospel of John, what are the final words of Christ on the cross?
Answer 1: It is finished.
Answer 2: Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.
Answer 3: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me.
Answer 4: Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Explanation and information: "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost." (John 19:30) The words "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit" appear only in Luke.

easy Question # 1910: What odd liquid was given to Jesus to drink while He was on the cross?
Answer 1: Vinegar.
Answer 2: Blood.
Answer 3: Salt water.
Answer 4: Myrrh.

Explanation and information: "Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth." (John 19:29)

medium Question # 1911: The Gospel of John describes in detail which of the following events at the Last Supper?
Answer 1: Jesus washed Peter's feet.
Answer 2: Peter washed Jesus' feet.
Answer 3: Jesus washed Judas' feet.
Answer 4: John washed Jesus' feet.

Explanation and information: Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. So He came to Simon Peter. (John 13:4-11)

medium Question # 1912: According to John, what did Jesus reply when Pilate asserted, "So you admit you are a king"?
Answer 1: You are the one who is saying I am a king.
Answer 2: My kingdom is not of this world.
Answer 3: I am not a king; I am the truth.
Answer 4: The Sadducees call me a king. I did not say it.

Explanation and information: Pilate said, "So you are a king!" Jesus answered, "You are the one saying I am a king. This is why I was born and came into the world: to tell people the truth. And everyone who belongs to the truth listens to me." (John 18:37-38)

easy Question # 1913: What was the name of the thief the crowd demanded that Pilate release, instead of Jesus?
Answer 1: Barrabas.
Answer 2: Judas.
Answer 3: Annas.
Answer 4: Caiaphas.

Explanation and information: So do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?" They cried out again, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber. (John 18:39-40)

medium Question # 1914: When Pilate tried to release Jesus, what did the crowd yell that convinced him not to do it?
Answer 1: Pilate would be considered an enemy of Caesar.
Answer 2: The crowd would riot and lynch Jesus anyway.
Answer 3: The high priests would curse Pilate.
Answer 4: The Jesus had said Pilate would go to hell when he died.

Explanation and information: As a result of this Pilate made efforts to release Him, but the Jews cried out saying, "If you release this Man, you are no friend of Caesar; everyone who makes himself out to be a king opposes Caesar." (John 19:11-13)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1915: What was the name of the tribe that the Israelites first fought, after the exodus from Egypt?
Answer 1: Amalekites.
Answer 2: Jebusites.
Answer 3: Cushites.
Answer 4: Philistines.

Explanation and information: Amalek was the grandson of Esau, and his descendants became a roaming band of nomadic bandits in the Sinai desert. Exodus 17.

medium Question # 1916: During the Israelites' first battle after the exodus, what challenge did Moses face?
Answer 1: He was physically unable to hold his staff above his head.
Answer 2: He became weak from lack of food and could not stand.
Answer 3: He did not have enough weapons to distribute among the men.
Answer 4: Joshua wanted to lead the battle, but Moses thought he was too young and inexperienced.

Explanation and information: Moses had to hold the heavy staff above his head during the entire battle and was physically unable to do it; Aaron and Hur had to support him. (Exodus 17: 8-13)

hard Question # 1917: Who was the Hebrew general at the Battle of Rephidim?
Answer 1: Joshua.
Answer 2: David.
Answer 3: Rehoboam.
Answer 4: Samuel.

Explanation and information: If you realize that Rephidim is the first battle fought by the Israelites in the Sinai after the exodus, the answer is easy! (Exodus 17)

easy Question # 1918: What does God look like?
Answer 1: We don't know.
Answer 2: A human being.
Answer 3: A pillar of fire.
Answer 4: An angel.

Explanation and information: God can manifest Himself in any way He chooses, that is, represent Himself in a visible form so that we can communicate with Him. But nobody knows, because nobody (at least, nobody alive) has seen God. (1 John 4:12) Most people think of God, in His pure form, as invisible spirit.

medium Question # 1919: Where did Jethro and Zipporah reunite with Moses (in Exodus 19)?
Answer 1: Mount Horeb.
Answer 2: Mount Paran.
Answer 3: Wilderness of Shur.
Answer 4: The Negev Desert.

Explanation and information: Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was encamped at the mountain of God. (Exodus 18:5) The "Mountain of God" was Mount Horeb, also called Mount Sinai.

easy Question # 1920: What was the name of Moses' (first) father-in-law?
Answer 1: Jethro.
Answer 2: Isaac.
Answer 3: Gideon.
Answer 4: Jacob.

Explanation and information: Exodus 18. The other three choices are famous Hebrew leaders. Jethro was from another tribe, the Midianites.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1921: Who first devised the idea of a system of judges for the Israelites?
Answer 1: Jethro.
Answer 2: Yahweh.
Answer 3: Moses.
Answer 4: Aaron.

Explanation and information: It was actually Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, who suggested that Moses stop exhausting himself by adjudicating every dispute himself, and institute a judiciary. (Exodus 18)

medium Question # 1922: How long did it takes the Israelites to travel from Egypt to their camp at the base of Mount Sinai?
Answer 1: Three months.
Answer 2: Five years.
Answer 3: Five weeks.
Answer 4: Five months.

Explanation and information: On the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. (Exodus 19:1)

easy Question # 1923: What book of the Bible contains the famous phrase, "Let there be light."?
Answer 1: Genesis.
Answer 2: Exodus.
Answer 3: Matthew.
Answer 4: Psalms.

Explanation and information: This verse is right at the beginning of the Bible (Genesis 1:3) and describes the first step in the creation of the universe.

medium Question # 1924: How did the Hebrews accept the old covenant when they were at Mount Sinai?
Answer 1: They answered together that 'All that the Lord has spoken we will do.'
Answer 2: They did not 'accept' it, because it was God's commandment.
Answer 3: Moses spoke for them.
Answer 4: Aaron spoke for them.

Explanation and information: So Moses came and called the elders of the people and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. All the people answered together and said, 'All that the Lord has spoken we will do.' And Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord. (Exodus 19:7-8)

medium Question # 1925: When did the Israelites hear God's voice directly, rather than through Moses as an intermediary?
Answer 1: While camped at Mount Sinai.
Answer 2: When God closed the Red Sea over the Egyptian army.
Answer 3: Never.
Answer 4: After they built the golden calf.

Explanation and information: When Moses told the words of the people to the Lord, the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments and be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. (Exodus 19:9-10)

hard Question # 1926: When does Psalm 113 tell us we should praise God?
Answer 1: From sunrise to sunset.
Answer 2: From the time we wake up.
Answer 3: Whenever a bird sings.
Answer 4: When we see another person.

Explanation and information: "From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised."

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1927: Who was L'Ouverture Poisson?
Answer 1: A Haitian painter.
Answer 2: A French Huguenot.
Answer 3: The translator of the first French Bible.
Answer 4: A missionary to Africa.

Explanation and information: Poisson was a primitive Haitian artist known for his vivid and joyous depictions of Christian life in Haiti.

medium Question # 1928: What were the Hebrews commanded not to do for two days before God appeared to them on Mount Sinai?
Answer 1: Have sexual relations.
Answer 2: Eat meat.
Answer 3: Drink anything but water.
Answer 4: Eat leavened bread.

Explanation and information: And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.” (Exodus 19:15)

medium Question # 1929: When Yahweh announced He would appear and speak to the entire congregation of Hebrews camped at Mount Sinai, what did he require them to do to prepare?
Answer 1: Wash their clothes.
Answer 2: Fast.
Answer 3: Pray.
Answer 4: Abstain from eating meat.

Explanation and information: When Moses told the words of the people to the Lord, the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments and be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. (Exodus 19:9-10)

medium Question # 1930: When God appeared to the Hebrews on Mount Sinai, what events occurred?
Answer 1: All of these.
Answer 2: Smoke and fire covered the mountain.
Answer 3: Thunder and lightning.
Answer 4: The sound of a trumpet.

Explanation and information: On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast. . . (Exodus 19:13)

easy Question # 1931: Who did God allow to ascend Mount Sinai with Moses?
Answer 1: Aaron.
Answer 2: Joshua.
Answer 3: Miriam.
Answer 4: Jethro.

Explanation and information: And the Lord said to him, “Go down, and come up bringing Aaron with you. But do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the Lord, lest he break out against them.” (Exodus 19:24)

medium Question # 1932: How did the Israelites first receive the ten commandments?
Answer 1: The entire nation heard them spoken by the voice of God.
Answer 2: Moses brought them down from Mount Sinai written on stone tablets.
Answer 3: Aaron read them out loud.
Answer 4: Moses recited them, after receiving them from God on Mount Sinai.

Explanation and information: The Hebrews gathered at the base of Mount Sinai and heard them from the voice of God. (Exodus 19, 20)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1933: Which book does this come from: "Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which has drunk the cup of Jehovah's wrath at his hand. You have drunk the bowl of the cup of staggering, and drained it."
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Ezekiel.
Answer 3: Psalms.
Answer 4: Jeremiah.

Explanation and information: This is a tough one. The quote is from Isaiah 51.

hard Question # 1934: What criticism can fairly be made of modern representations of "The Ten Commandments?
Answer 1: All of these.
Answer 2: The Bible never calls them 'commandments'.
Answer 3: There are not necessarily ten of them.
Answer 4: They weren't originally engraved on stone.

Explanation and information: The Ten Commandments are a valuable teaching tool and perfectly good shorthand for some important principles. But what is shown in generic representations are full of technical errors.

medium Question # 1935: Which religion, in general, takes the commandment not to make graven images the most literally?
Answer 1: Islam.
Answer 2: Judaism.
Answer 3: Christianity.
Answer 4: Shinto.

Explanation and information: Shinto shrines and Jewish temples do not contain depictions of persons or objects, but Muslims traditionally will not make even secular paintings and statues. Their secular art is non-representational.

medium Question # 1936: Why did Christ tell us not to swear an oath?
Answer 1: Because we do not have dominion over the thing we swear upon.
Answer 2: Because we might inadvertently say something untrue.
Answer 3: Because we will be punished if we lie, whether or not we tell the truth.
Answer 4: Because swearing is impolite.

Explanation and information: " But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black." (Matthew 5:34-36)

medium Question # 1937: How many pairs of each "clean" animal did Noah bring on the Ark?
Answer 1: Seven.
Answer 2: One.
Answer 3: Two.
Answer 4: Four.

Explanation and information: "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate." (Genesis 7:1-2)

hard Question # 1938: Which of the following is a famous English preacher, whose sermons were published and widely read?
Answer 1: Charles Spurgeon.
Answer 2: John Calvin.
Answer 3: William Tyndale.
Answer 4: Jonathan Edwards.

Explanation and information: Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a Baptist minister and the pre-eminent preacher of 19th century Britain. Calvin was French, Tyndale was an academic, and Edwards was American.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1939: As a group, what specific subject do the last six of the Ten Commandments address?
Answer 1: How we should treat other people.
Answer 2: How we should behave towards God.
Answer 3: How we should act.
Answer 4: Rules that apply only to Jews.

Explanation and information: All of the commandments address "how we should act"; the last six specifically address how people should act in regards to other people, while the first four address how people should act towards God.

medium Question # 1940: What does the sixth commandment forbid?
Answer 1: Murder.
Answer 2: Killing people.
Answer 3: Sleeping with someone else's spouse.
Answer 4: Sleeping with someone you aren't married to.

Explanation and information: The Hebrew text forbids murder, not killing. The Mosaic Law clearly allows putting other people to death under a number of circumstances.

(Whether Christian belief allows this is a completely different issue.)

medium Question # 1941: Which of the following is not expressly forbidden in the Bible?
Answer 1: Polygamy.
Answer 2: Homosexual acts.
Answer 3: Prostitution.
Answer 4: Adultery.

Explanation and information: The idea that marriage should involve only one man and one woman is strongly implied, but polygamy was common in the Old Testament and even occurred occasionally in the early church; where polygamists converted, they were apparently not required to divorce any of their spouses.

hard Question # 1942: Who wrote, "Those who want to get rich fall into temptation."
Answer 1: Paul.
Answer 2: Timothy.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: Billy Graham.

Explanation and information: The quote is from 1 Timothy, an epistle attributed to Paul. (It was addressed to Timothy, not written by him.)

medium Question # 1943: Which of the following is the most literal breach of the ninth commandment?
Answer 1: Perjury.
Answer 2: Gossiping.
Answer 3: Rationalizing sinful conduct.
Answer 4: Saying that God does not exist.

Explanation and information: Perjury is the literal meaning of "giving false witness".

medium Question # 1944: Which book is this quote from: "Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty"?
Answer 1: Job
Answer 2: Psalms
Answer 3: Proverbs
Answer 4: Ecclesiastes

Explanation and information: Job 5:17-18

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1945: What does "covet" mean, in its original sense?
Answer 1: To want something.
Answer 2: To want something that belongs to someone else.
Answer 3: To become fixated or obsessed with obtaining something.
Answer 4: To gaze longingly at someone else's husband or wife.

Explanation and information: "Covet" simply means to want. The Tenth Commandment does not forbid coveting, but coveting something that belongs to someone else.

medium Question # 1946: Which of the following is not mentioned specifically in the Tenth Commandment?
Answer 1: Sheep.
Answer 2: Donkey.
Answer 3: Wife.
Answer 4: House.

Explanation and information: You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.” (Exodus 20:17)

medium Question # 1947: Immediately after God spoke the ten commandments to the Hebrews, what did they do?
Answer 1: Ran away.
Answer 2: Fell to their knees and worshiped.
Answer 3: Built an altar at the foot of Mount Sinai and sacrificed.
Answer 4: Asked Aaron to explain their meaning.

Explanation and information: "Now when all the people saw the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking, the people were afraid and trembled, and they stood far off ..." (Exodus 20:18)

medium Question # 1948: What were the features of the first altar the Lord commanded Moses to build, after He first spoke the Ten Commandments?
Answer 1: That it could be made of stone.
Answer 2: That the edges should be hewn straight.
Answer 3: That there be three steps up to it.
Answer 4: None of these.

Explanation and information: If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stones, for if you wield your tool on it you profane it. And you shall not go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not exposed on it. (Exodus 20:25-26)

easy Question # 1949: Which prophet is most known for prophesying the coming of the Messiah?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Ezekiel.
Answer 3: Daniel.
Answer 4: Obadiah.

Explanation and information: Such as, "This is my servant, whom I support, and my chosen, in whom my soul delights: I have put my Spirit upon him, and he will bring justice to the Gentiles." (Isaiah 42:1-2)

medium Question # 1950: How many times do some form of the ten commandments appear in the Old Testament?
Answer 1: Four.
Answer 2: Five.
Answer 3: Two.
Answer 4: Three.

Explanation and information:

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1951: Which of the following books does NOT contain some version of the Ten Commandments?
Answer 1: Numbers.
Answer 2: Exodus.
Answer 3: Leviticus.
Answer 4: Deuteronomy.

Explanation and information: Exodus 20, Leviticus 19, Deuteronomy 5

hard Question # 1952: In the "ten commandments" given in Exodus 34, what does the first commandment specifically forbid?
Answer 1: Making treaties with nations who worship false gods.
Answer 2: Making statues of living persons.
Answer 3: Making statues of animals out of precious metals.
Answer 4: Eating leavened bread during Passover.

Explanation and information: The first commandment in the Exodus 34 version is greatly concerned with the influence of outsiders who worship idols.

medium Question # 1953: What is generally wrong with graphic representations of the Ten Commandments on two stones?
Answer 1: The version written was not the version engraved on stone at Mt. Sinai.
Answer 2: The commandments were actually engraved on four stone tablets, not two.
Answer 3: The tablets were actually over four feet high and too heavy to be carried in one arm.
Answer 4: All ten commandments were engraved on each of two tablets.

Explanation and information: The engraved tablets Moses brought down from Mt. Sinai contained a version of the Ten Commandments very different from the popular one. See Exodus 34.

hard Question # 1954: In the Exodus 34 version of the Ten Commandments, what does the second commandment specifically prohibit?
Answer 1: Making gods from metal.
Answer 2: Making statues.
Answer 3: Making graven images.
Answer 4: Making poles of Asherah.

Explanation and information: "You shall not make for yourself any gods of cast metal." (Exodus 34:17)

medium Question # 1955: Why does Paul say, in 1 Corinthians, that God chose the foolish of the world?
Answer 1: To put the wise to shame.
Answer 2: Because their ears are not full of their own voices.
Answer 3: The empty of knowledge are willing to learn.
Answer 4: Some of the last will be first.

Explanation and information: "Consider why you were called, my friends; that not many who are wise in the ways of the world are called, nor those with wealth and power. Rather, God chose the foolish of the world, that he might put the wise to shame." (1 Cor. 1:26-27)

hard Question # 1956: According to Exodus 34, what is the third commandment?
Answer 1: You must eat unleavened bread during Passover.
Answer 2: You must not take the name of the Lord in vain.
Answer 3: You must not work on the Sabbath.
Answer 4: You must not make any gods out of metal.

Explanation and information: " Don’t fail to observe the Festival of Thin Bread in the month of Abib. Obey me and eat bread without yeast for seven days during Abib, because that is the month you left Egypt." (Exodus 34:18)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1957: In Exodus 34, which of the following does the sixth commandment NOT require be kept holy?
Answer 1: The Day of Atonement.
Answer 2: The seventh day.
Answer 3: The Festival of Shelters.
Answer 4: The Harvest Festival.

Explanation and information: "Do your work in six days and rest on the seventh day, even during the seasons for plowing and harvesting. Celebrate the Harvest Festival each spring when you start harvesting your wheat, and celebrate the Festival of Shelters each autumn when you pick your fruit." (Exodus 34:21-22)

The Festival of Shelters is known by several names, such as the Festival of Tabernacles and Succot.

hard Question # 1958: Where are people instructed to "Bring an offering every time you come to worship?"
Answer 1: The ten commandments.
Answer 2: 1 Corinthians.
Answer 3: 2 Timothy.
Answer 4: Proverbs 22.

Explanation and information: This is a tricky one! This is not one of the popular version of the ten commandments found in Exodus 20, but is one of the commandments engraved in stone, found in Exodus 34.

medium Question # 1959: How many times per year were Jews in ancient Israel expected to travel to Jerusalem for festivals?
Answer 1: Three.
Answer 2: Two.
Answer 3: One.
Answer 4: None.

Explanation and information: "Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord God, the God of Israel. " (Exodus 34:43)

This is actually one of the "ten" commandments engraved on the stone tablets Moses brought down Mt. Sinai.

medium Question # 1960: What Old Testament figure said that a Messiah would come "to open blind eyes, to free the prisoners from the dungeon, and those that sit in darkness out of their jail"?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Jeremiah.
Answer 3: Micah.
Answer 4: Moses.

Explanation and information: Isaiah 42:1-9

medium Question # 1961: What do the ten commandments, as stated in Exodus 34, require in terms of an offering to the church (actually, to God)?
Answer 1: The best of the first fruits.
Answer 2: One tenth of the harvest.
Answer 3: One tenth of all income.
Answer 4: Enough to feed half a family.

Explanation and information: "The best of the first fruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God." (Exodus 34:26)

easy Question # 1962: Why do so many churches use wafers for communion instead of regular bread?
Answer 1: Because they are unleavened.
Answer 2: Because they are sanitary.
Answer 3: Because they can be stamped with a cross.
Answer 4: Because they don't spoil.

Explanation and information: In the "ten commandments" given in Exodus 34 (not the ones most people are used to seeing) God ordains that no leavened bread be eaten with the "blood" (now wine or grape juice) of the sacrifice to Him.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1963: What does the commandment in Exodus 34, "do not boil a baby goat in its mother's milk", seek to prevent?
Answer 1: Superstition.
Answer 2: Unsanitary dietary practices.
Answer 3: Cruelty to animals.
Answer 4: Forgetting the Passover.

Explanation and information: This was a common superstitious practice in Egypt and Canaan to increase the fertility of goat herds, with about the same effectiveness as playing "lucky 7" in Las Vegas. (Exodus 34:26)

medium Question # 1964: Where does the phrase "tender mercies" come from?
Answer 1: Psalms.
Answer 2: Proverbs.
Answer 3: Isaiah.
Answer 4: Gospel of John.

Explanation and information: "Do not remember our past iniquities; help us quickly with your tender mercies, for we have been brought very low." (Psalm 79:8)

hard Question # 1965: Why do we need to follow the Ten Commandments, but not the other laws of the Old Testament?
Answer 1: We don't.
Answer 2: Because they are the Word of God.
Answer 3: Because the other laws applied specifically to the Hebrews.
Answer 4: Because the other laws are ceremonial.

Explanation and information: Although there are differences between the Ten Commandments and the other Laws of the Old Testament, the nature of our obligation to follow them is the same.

medium Question # 1966: Under the laws of Moses, how long could a Hebrew slave be kept in slavery?
Answer 1: 6 years.
Answer 2: 12 years.
Answer 3: It depended on the price paid for him.
Answer 4: 20 years.

Explanation and information: "Now these are the rules that you shall set before them. When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing." (Exodus 21:1-2)

hard Question # 1967: If a Hebrew man voluntarily became a permanent slave, what mark would be made on him?
Answer 1: A hole would be made in his ear with an awl.
Answer 2: He would be branded on the back.
Answer 3: The tip of his right little finger would be removed.
Answer 4: His head would be shaved.

Explanation and information: "But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ then his master shall bring him to God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall be his slave forever." (Exodus 21:4-6)

hard Question # 1968: According to Exodus, when must a female slave be released?
Answer 1: If she is taken as a wife but not treated well.
Answer 2: When she is married and her husband takes another wife.
Answer 3: After six years.
Answer 4: When her father offers the redemption price.

Explanation and information: "When a man sells his daughter as a handmaid, she shall not go out as the male servants do. If she does not please her master, who has designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has broken faith with her. If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her as with a daughter. If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marital rights. And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money." (Exodus 21:7-11)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1969: Which of the following epistles does NOT indicate that it was written while Paul was in prison?
Answer 1: Galatians.
Answer 2: Colossians.
Answer 3: Ephesians.
Answer 4: Philippians.

Explanation and information: E.g. Colossians 4:18, Ephesians 4:1, Philippians 1:12. These late epistles were written in Rome. Paul might well have written the earlier epistle to the Galatians, in part or whole, while he was in prison, but if so he doesn't mention it.

hard Question # 1970: In Exodus 21, which of the following crimes is not punishable by death?
Answer 1: Rape of a woman who is not married or engaged.
Answer 2: Being found in possession of someone who has been kidnapped.
Answer 3: Striking your mother or father.
Answer 4: Cursing your parents.

Explanation and information: The punishment for raping a virgin who is not engaged, as seen later in the Old Testament, is that the man has to pay the marriage price and marry her! (Exodus 21:12-17, Deuteronomy 22:25)

medium Question # 1971: Did the law of Moses have any rules about mistreatment of slaves?
Answer 1: A slave whose master did serious bodily damage, such as knocking out a tooth, would be set free.
Answer 2: A master could beat a slave as long as he did not kill him.
Answer 3: A slave's body was the property of his master and a master could do what he wanted to.
Answer 4: A master who beat a slave would be put in prison.

Explanation and information: (Exodus 21:26-27) Slaves in the Old Testament were more akin to indentured servants than what we would call true "slaves" today. A master who killed a slave might be executed for murder.

medium Question # 1972: Which psalm warns us not to "sit in the seat of the scornful"?
Answer 1: 1.
Answer 2: 100.
Answer 3: 23.
Answer 4: 37.

Explanation and information: It is from the first line in the Book of Psalms: "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful."

hard Question # 1973: Under the law of Moses, if you have an ox that has gored people in the past and it gores someone to death, what penalty (if any) may be imposed?
Answer 1: The ox and you will both be put to death.
Answer 2: The ox will be stoned and you will have to go to prison for one year.
Answer 3: The ox will be sacrificed and you will have to pay a fine.
Answer 4: The ox will become the property of the family of the victim.

Explanation and information: When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner of the ox shall not be liable. But if the ox has been accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has been warned but has not kept it in, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death. (Exodus 21:28-30)

medium Question # 1974: In the law of Moses in Exodus, what was the legal ramification of a man who had sexual relations with a virgin to whom he was not engaged?
Answer 1: He had to pay the bridal price and offer to marry her.
Answer 2: The man was flogged.
Answer 3: The woman could be put to death but the man had no obligation.
Answer 4: The woman was sold as a slave and the man had to pay compensation.

Explanation and information: “If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife. If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.” (Exodus 22:16-31)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1975: What does the law of Moses say should be done to a sorceress?
Answer 1: She should be put to death.
Answer 2: She should be banished.
Answer 3: Her head should be shaved.
Answer 4: Her tongue should be cut out.

Explanation and information: "Do not allow a sorceress to live." (Exodus 22:18)

medium Question # 1976: How can we know God through our intelligence?
Answer 1: We cannot.
Answer 2: By reading the Bible and drawing logical conclusions.
Answer 3: By proving that God exists.
Answer 4: By meditating and reasoning.

Explanation and information: "It was God's wisdom that decided the world could not know Him by its intelligence; it pleased God to save those who believe by the irrationality of preaching." (1 Corinthians 1:18-25)

medium Question # 1977: What did God instruct us to do with people of other religions.
Answer 1: Not to mistreat or oppress them.
Answer 2: To keep them separate.
Answer 3: To let them dwell with us only until their business was done.
Answer 4: To require them to hear the Word of God while they are in our country.

Explanation and information: "Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt." (Exodus 22:21

medium Question # 1978: Under what circumstances does the Bible tell us to curse the leader of our people?
Answer 1: None.
Answer 2: When he breaks one of the Ten Commandments.
Answer 3: When the government acts contrary to Christian principles.
Answer 4: When he sends soldiers to war.

Explanation and information: "Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people." (Exodus 22:27)

hard Question # 1979: Where was Abraham when God and two angels appeared to him in the form of men?
Answer 1: Near the great trees of Mamre.
Answer 2: Outside a well in Beersheba.
Answer 3: Outside Zoar.
Answer 4: In the Valley of Shaveh.

Explanation and information: Genesis 18:1.

hard Question # 1980: When a ewe or nanny goat had its first male offspring, what does the law of Moses say should be done?
Answer 1: It must be sacrificed exactly eight days later.
Answer 2: It must be sacrificed within forty days.
Answer 3: It must be brought to the Temple to be blessed.
Answer 4: It must be saved for the Passover feast.

Explanation and information: "You must give me the firstborn of your sons. Do the same with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day." (Exodus 22:30)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1981: What were the Hebrews supposed to do with an animal that had been killed by a wild beast?
Answer 1: Feed it to their dogs.
Answer 2: Bleed it dry and cook it brown before eating it.
Answer 3: Use it as fertilizer for their fields.
Answer 4: Destroy the carcass.

Explanation and information: "You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs." (Exodus 22:31)

medium Question # 1982: Which book of the Bible warns us not to " fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit"?
Answer 1: Exodus.
Answer 2: Proverbs.
Answer 3: 1 Corinthians.
Answer 4: 2 Kings.

Explanation and information: Exodus emphasizes the importance of not going along with a crowd or mob when they are set on doing something wrong.

medium Question # 1983: What is the original meaning of "tithe"?
Answer 1: Tenth.
Answer 2: Money given to a church.
Answer 3: Food given to the poor.
Answer 4: Tax.

Explanation and information: Tithe means "one-tenth" and originally was the ordinal number "tenth" in Old English. It came to refer to money given to the church, because if was used to translate numerous Hebrew references in the Old Testament to giving the "tenth" part of a crop to God. E.g. Deuteronomy 14:22-29, "Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year."

medium Question # 1984: Where in the New Testament are we instructed to give one-tenth of our income to the church?
Answer 1: Nowhere.
Answer 2: 1 Corinthians.
Answer 3: 2 Corinthians.
Answer 4: Acts.

Explanation and information: Churches which instruct members to donate a tenth of their income to the church do so as a matter of church policy, not as a Scriptural duty. Paul's instruction on the amount to be given to a church (which is a different matter than giving to the poor) are that "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart . . ." 2 Corinthians 9:7

easy Question # 1985: Who did Christ die for?
Answer 1: Everyone.
Answer 2: The Hebrews.
Answer 3: Those who believe in Him.
Answer 4: Those who were trying to follow the law.

Explanation and information: "The love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. " (2 Corinthians 5:14)

hard Question # 1986: Which angel is associated (by some scholars) with the angel who led the Israelites into Canaan?
Answer 1: Michael.
Answer 2: Gabriel.
Answer 3: Raphael.
Answer 4: Azrael.

Explanation and information: The angel is not named in Exodus, but the Archangel Michael is the leader of God's army in Revelation.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1987: Which of the following did God NOT promise to the Hebrews in Exodus 23, if they would keep his laws and worship Him faithfully?
Answer 1: Chariots of thunder.
Answer 2: No miscarriages.
Answer 3: Hornets to attack their enemies.
Answer 4: Ownership of part of modern-day Iraq.

Explanation and information: Exodus 23:20-33

hard Question # 1988: Which of the following was not an explicitly stated part of the ritual in which the Hebrews solemnized their covenant with Yahweh (in Exodus 24)?
Answer 1: Burning grain to ashes.
Answer 2: Building pillars.
Answer 3: Having blood sprinkled on them.
Answer 4: Throwing blood on an altar.

Explanation and information: " And Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. He rose early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. And he sent young men of the people of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the Lord. And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he threw against the altar." (Exodus 24:4-9)

hard Question # 1989: When the 70 elders of Israel went up Mount Sinai to see God (Exodus 24), what did they record seeing?
Answer 1: A pavement of perfectly clear sapphire.
Answer 2: A golden crown.
Answer 3: A blinding white light.
Answer 4: The form of a huge man shining like silver.

Explanation and information: "Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness." (Exodus 24:9-11)

medium Question # 1990: "Who is this that darkens my counsel, using words without knowledge?"
Answer 1: Job.
Answer 2: Esau.
Answer 3: Jonah.
Answer 4: Adam.

Explanation and information: Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, saying: "Who is this that darkens my counsel, using words without knowledge? Gird your loins like a man; for I am going to ask questions, and you are going to answer me. (Job 38:1-2)

hard Question # 1991: Complete the quote from Job 38. "Can you hold the beautiful Pleiades in place, or cut the cord that binds ___________?"
Answer 1: Orion.
Answer 2: Draco.
Answer 3: Leviathan.
Answer 4: The Twins.

Explanation and information: Job 38:31.

hard Question # 1992: When Moses went up Mount Sinai to receive the stone tablets (the first time), who accompanied him?
Answer 1: Joshua.
Answer 2: Aaron.
Answer 3: Nobody.
Answer 4: Hur.

Explanation and information: The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.” So Moses rose with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. (Exodus 24:12-18)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1993: What language is "kyrie eleison"?
Answer 1: Greek.
Answer 2: Latin.
Answer 3: Hebrew.
Answer 4: Aramaic.

Explanation and information: This ancient phrase was so well-known that even the Catholic Latin mass generally has retained the original Greek.

medium Question # 1994: What wood was used to make the Ark of the Covenant, as described in Exodus?
Answer 1: Acacia.
Answer 2: Cypress.
Answer 3: Cedar.
Answer 4: Oak.

Explanation and information: Exodus 25. Acacia was probably the only wood available to the Hebrews on the southern Sinai.

medium Question # 1995: According to Exodus, how many candles should a temple menorah or lampstand have?
Answer 1: Seven.
Answer 2: Nine.
Answer 3: Eleven.
Answer 4: Twelve.

Explanation and information: Exodus 25:31-32. Menorahs seen in homes for use during Hanukkah often have nine candles, however.

medium Question # 1996: What is a tabernacle, technically?
Answer 1: A tent used for worship.
Answer 2: A sanctuary.
Answer 3: Any place where the Gospel is preached.
Answer 4: A box in which communion wafers are stored after consecration.

Explanation and information: A tabernacle is a frame and fabric tent. The word comes from Exodus 26, where it describes the original structure in which the Hebrews kept the Ark of the Covenant while wandering in the desert.

medium Question # 1997: In ancient Judaism, on what occasion or occasions did the general Hebrew populace get to look at the Ark of the Covenant?
Answer 1: Never.
Answer 2: Once a year during Purim.
Answer 3: At the culmination of the Sabbath service in the great temple.
Answer 4: After they had undergone a full-day purification ritual.

Explanation and information: The only person who ever saw it, after it was built, was the high priest, and he only saw it once a year.

medium Question # 1998: What person did Christ advise, "Truly, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."?
Answer 1: Nicodemus.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Zecheriah.
Answer 4: Lazarus.

Explanation and information: There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, who came to Jesus one night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him." Jesus answered, "Truly, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:1-8)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1999: What material covered the altar in the front of the Hebrew Tabernacle?
Answer 1: Bronze.
Answer 2: Iron.
Answer 3: Gold.
Answer 4: Silver.

Explanation and information: "And you shall make horns for it on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with bronze." (Exodus 27)

hard Question # 2000: How many jewels does Exodus 28 specify for the breastplate of the high priest?
Answer 1: 12.
Answer 2: 1.
Answer 3: 3.
Answer 4: None.

Explanation and information: There is one jewel for each of the 12 tribes. "You shall set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row; and the second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; and the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper"