Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Questions 201 to 300

easy Question # 201: What is or was Metropolitan Philaret?
Answer 1: A famous Russian Orthodox leader
Answer 2: A subway stop in Paris
Answer 3: A cathedral in Athens
Answer 4: A reknown religious musical group

Explanation and information: In the Russian Orthodox Church, a metropolitan is higher in rank than an archbishop; only the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia is higher in precedence.

easy Question # 202: What was the name of the place where God confused the language of all the people?
Answer 1: Babel
Answer 2: Babylonia
Answer 3: Bedlam
Answer 4: The United Nations

Explanation and information: The story of the Tower of Babel is found in Genesis 11.

medium Question # 203: Where did the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah march out to do battle?
Answer 1: Valley of Siddim
Answer 2: Plain of Jordan
Answer 3: Valley of Epherath
Answer 4: Plain of Jericho

Explanation and information: "And the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah and the king of Admah and the king of Zeboiim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) came out; and they arrayed for battle against them in the valley of Siddim." (Genesis 14:8)

medium Question # 204: Who interceded for Sodom when he learned God intended to destroy the city?
Answer 1: Abraham
Answer 2: Lot
Answer 3: Terah
Answer 4: Joshua

Explanation and information: In Genesis 18, Abraham reverently inquires of God if he would spare the city if 50 righteous people were found in it, then 45, then 30, then 20 or even 10, with God affirming he would not destroy it after each request, for the sake of the righteous yet dwelling therein.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 205: What became of Lot's wife?
Answer 1: She turned into a pillar of salt
Answer 2: She wandered the wilderness of Sinai for the rest of her days
Answer 3: She was struck blind by an angel
Answer 4: She got her own show on Bravo!

Explanation and information: When she turned to look back at Sodom burning to the ground, which God had ordered them not to do, He turned her into a pillar of salt.

hard Question # 206: What did Abraham purchase from the Hittites for 400 shekels of silver?
Answer 1: A field
Answer 2: A wife
Answer 3: A house
Answer 4: A flock of goats

Explanation and information: Abraham asked Ephron the Hittite if he could bury his dead in Ephron's cave. After some negotiations, Abraham offered him 400 shekels of silver for a piece of land that included the cave. (Genesis 25)

medium Question # 207: What was the name of Abraham's first son?
Answer 1: Ishmael
Answer 2: Isaac
Answer 3: Esau
Answer 4: Jacob

Explanation and information: Abram's wife Sarai was barren, so he had Ishmael with Sarai's handmaiden, Hagar.

medium Question # 208: According to Islamic tradition, which Biblical figure was the ancestor of the Arab people?
Answer 1: Ishmael
Answer 2: Cain
Answer 3: Seth
Answer 4: Lot

Explanation and information: Islam views Ishmael, Abram's son by his wife's handmaiden, in a more positive light than Judaism or Christianity.

medium Question # 209: Which novel is narrated by a person named after Abraham's first son?
Answer 1: Moby Dick
Answer 2: Pilgrims Progress
Answer 3: Jude the Obscure
Answer 4: To Kill a Mockingbird

Explanation and information: The first line of Moby Dick is, "call me Ishmael". I hope you were paying attention in English class!

medium Question # 210: What painful task does God ask Abraham to perform as a test of his faith?
Answer 1: Sacrifice his son Isaac
Answer 2: Divorce his wife Sarah
Answer 3: Leave Canaan and go live in Egypt
Answer 4: Wander in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights

Explanation and information: Just as Abraham is about to slay Isaac, an angel stops him, and God provides a ram caught in a thicket to be sacrificed instead.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 211: What does the Gospel of John say that John the Baptist bore witness to?
Answer 1: The Light
Answer 2: The Holy Spirit
Answer 3: A white dove
Answer 4: The truth of the Bible

Explanation and information: "He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light." (John 1:8)

hard Question # 212: Why does Psalm 146 tell us not to trust in princes?
Answer 1: They die and their thoughts die with them.
Answer 2: They will lie to protect their power.
Answer 3: They do not carry the Spirit of God.
Answer 4: They are filled with earthly concerns.

Explanation and information: "Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish." (Psalm 146:3-4

medium Question # 213: How long did the sun stand still for Joshua?
Answer 1: About one day
Answer 2: Eight hours
Answer 3: Until the Philistines were all dead.
Answer 4: One hour.

Explanation and information: Joshua was fighting the Amorites, not the Philistines. The moon stopped, as well. (Joshua 10)

medium Question # 214: What Hebrew name did the followers of Jesus probably use for Him?
Answer 1: Joshua
Answer 2: Jesus
Answer 3: Kristos
Answer 4: Ishmael

Explanation and information: Jesus is the Greek translation for the Hebrew name "Joshua".

hard Question # 215: Who did Moses send out with Joshua to spy out the Promised Land?
Answer 1: Caleb
Answer 2: Gideon
Answer 3: Aaron
Answer 4: Elisha

Explanation and information: Joshua and Caleb, who were both very young, were the only spies who returned with good reports.

medium Question # 216: Who did John the Baptist claim to be?
Answer 1: a voice crying out in the wilderness
Answer 2: a prophet
Answer 3: a person who would lace Jesus' sandals
Answer 4: the vessel of the Holy Spirit

Explanation and information: When he was questioned by the authorities, John the Baptist quoted Isaiah 40.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 217: What is the Taize community?
Answer 1: A monastic order in France.
Answer 2: A choir from South Africa.
Answer 3: A Christian group living on Mt. Athos in Greece
Answer 4: A church with strict living rules in the midwestern U.S.

Explanation and information: To hear a beautiful rendition of the Kyrie Eleison, visit the Daily Devotional for January 17, 2011.

medium Question # 218: According to the Gospel of John, where was John the Baptist baptizing when first questioned by the Pharisees?
Answer 1: Bethany across the Jordan
Answer 2: Edom, a tributary of the Jordan
Answer 3: south of Galilee
Answer 4: in the Jordan River

Explanation and information: These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing. (John 1:28)

medium Question # 219: Which group did not go out to interrogate John the Baptist, according to John 1?
Answer 1: Philistines
Answer 2: Levites
Answer 3: Pharisees
Answer 4: priests

Explanation and information: The Philistines were not concerned about John the Baptist and probably never heard of him. The other three groups are all part of the Hebrew religious/political establishment, who wanted to see if John was committing heresy.

easy Question # 220: How did John the Baptist come to be called "the Baptist"?
Answer 1: He baptized people
Answer 2: He prayed sitting down
Answer 3: He was baptized by Jesus
Answer 4: He played center field on the Baptist baseball team.

Explanation and information: John lived in the wilderness and baptized many people, telling them that Christ was coming. He also baptized Jesus.

hard Question # 221: Who had a talking donkey?
Answer 1: Balaam of Babylon
Answer 2: Ephraim the Edomite
Answer 3: Ashmak from Ammon
Answer 4: Lethik the Potter

Explanation and information: Balaam was beating his donkey with a stick when it opened its mouth and said "Why are you beating me?" (Numbers 22)

easy Question # 222: When John the Baptist baptized Jesus, the Holy Spirit descended in the form of what?
Answer 1: A dove
Answer 2: Tongues of flame.
Answer 3: A mist.
Answer 4: A flying saucer.

Explanation and information: The dove represents the message of peace and humility that Christ will bring.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 223: How did John the Baptist know that Jesus was the Messiah?
Answer 1: The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus when he was baptized.
Answer 2: He saw a halo (or glow) around Jesus' head.
Answer 3: He had seen Jesus in a vision.
Answer 4: Jesus was carrying the branch of a fig tree in his hand.

Explanation and information: God told John the Baptist that he would know the Son of God, because he would witness the Holy Spirit descend on Him when He was baptized.

hard Question # 224: In which book does Paul tell us, "and hope does not put us to shame, because Godís love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."?
Answer 1: Romans
Answer 2: 1 Corinthians
Answer 3: Galatians
Answer 4: 1 Thessalonians

Explanation and information: Romans 5:5

easy Question # 225: Who was the first disciple called?
Answer 1: Andrew
Answer 2: Peter
Answer 3: Judas
Answer 4: Nicholas

Explanation and information: Andrew was a disciple of John the Baptist, who pointed Jesus out to him.

easy Question # 226: What does the word "Rabbi" mean?
Answer 1: Teacher
Answer 2: Priest
Answer 3: Holy One
Answer 4: Reader

Explanation and information: Jesus was frequently called "rabbi" during his lifetime.

medium Question # 227: Which disciple was the brother of Andrew?
Answer 1: Simon Peter
Answer 2: Timothy
Answer 3: Matthew
Answer 4: James the Greater

Explanation and information: It was Andrew who went and found Simon Peter, his brother, to tell him about Jesus.

hard Question # 228: In which book does Paul write, "Be not deceived: Evil company doth corrupt good manners."
Answer 1: 1 Corinthians
Answer 2: Romans
Answer 3: Galatians
Answer 4: Paul did not write this; it is a quote from 1 Peter.

Explanation and information: 1 Corinthians 15:33

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 229: Where did the wedding occur, when Jesus turned water into wine?
Answer 1: Cana
Answer 2: Jerusalem
Answer 3: Bethsaida
Answer 4: Nazareth

Explanation and information: The passage is known as the Wedding at Cana. (John 2:1-12)

medium Question # 230: Which gospel contains the account of the wedding at Cana?
Answer 1: John
Answer 2: Matthew
Answer 3: Mark
Answer 4: Luke

Explanation and information: The Synoptic Gospels do not tell the story, although they contain the parable "new wine into old wineskins".

hard Question # 231: Which Jewish feast would be celebrated once the produce of the winepress was gathered in?
Answer 1: Feast of Tabernacles
Answer 2: Purim
Answer 3: Passover
Answer 4: Hannukah

Explanation and information: The Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, comes from Deuteronomy 16:13: "Thou shalt keep the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in from thy threshing-floor and from thy winepress"

easy Question # 232: In his first miracle, what did Jesus turn into wine?
Answer 1: Water
Answer 2: Grapes
Answer 3: Milk
Answer 4: Juicy Juice

Explanation and information: This miracle happened at the Wedding at Cana.

hard Question # 233: At the wedding in Cana, how many jars of water did Jesus turn into wine?
Answer 1: 6
Answer 2: 12
Answer 3: 3
Answer 4: 8

Explanation and information: John 2:6

medium Question # 234: At the wedding in Cana, when Jesus turned water into wine, why were there jugs of water in the house in the first place?
Answer 1: Jewish rites of purification
Answer 2: It was how drinking water was stored at the time
Answer 3: Jugs of water were symbolic wedding presents at Jewish weddings
Answer 4: Mosaic law required at least three jugs of water in a household

Explanation and information: John 2:6

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 235: In John 2, where did Jesus go after leaving the wedding in Cana?
Answer 1: Capaernum
Answer 2: Jerusalem
Answer 3: Nazareth
Answer 4: Galilee

Explanation and information: If you said "Jerusalem", my sympathy. Give yourself a mental half point, because the next major even in John is the chasing of the money lenders out of the temple. But John 2 states that "After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days."

medium Question # 236: What animals are not mentioned when Jesus drove the animal sellers out of the temple in Jerusalem?
Answer 1: Pigs
Answer 2: Sheep
Answer 3: Pigeons
Answer 4: Oxen

Explanation and information: John 2:13 Pigs were unclean and were not sold or sacrificed in the temple.

easy Question # 237: What did Jesus do with the money changers in the Temple?
Answer 1: He overturned their tables and poured their money onto the floor.
Answer 2: He took their money and gave it to the poor.
Answer 3: He told them they would see the Kingdom of God
Answer 4: He gave them a pat on the back and told them to keep up the good work

Explanation and information: Jesus did not want his Father's house turned into a house of trade. John 2:15

easy Question # 238: Jesus said that nobody could know the kingdom of God unless they . . .
Answer 1: Were born again of the spirit.
Answer 2: Were good honest people
Answer 3: Went to church on Sunday
Answer 4: Obeyed their parents

Explanation and information: Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again." (John 3:3)

medium Question # 239: What was the name of the high-ranking Pharisee with whom Jesus spoke, after casting the moneylenders out of the Temple?
Answer 1: Nicodemus
Answer 2: Melchizedek
Answer 3: Levi
Answer 4: Jabael

Explanation and information: John 3

hard Question # 240: Just after casting the moneylenders out of the Temple, what did Jesus compare his followers to?
Answer 1: Moses lifting up a snake in the wilderness.
Answer 2: Sheep who have strayed from the flock.
Answer 3: Children.
Answer 4: A ram whose horns have been caught in a thicket.

Explanation and information: "Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up" (John 3:15)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 241: What was Matthew's job before he became a disciple of Christ?
Answer 1: Tax collector
Answer 2: Physician
Answer 3: Fisherman
Answer 4: Carpenter

Explanation and information: Matthew 9:9

medium Question # 242: How did Judas (who betrayed Christ) die?
Answer 1: He hung himself.
Answer 2: He was crucified.
Answer 3: He drowned.
Answer 4: A Roman soldier killed him with a sword and left his body beside the road.

Explanation and information: Judas, grief stricken by what he had done, hung himself.

easy Question # 243: What did Judas get for betraying Christ?
Answer 1: Thirty pieces of silver.
Answer 2: Twenty pieces of gold.
Answer 3: New clothing and food.
Answer 4: He was forgiven for the crime of heresy and allowed to go free.

Explanation and information: Judas said, "What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?" And they paid him thirty pieces of silver." (Matthew 26:15)

easy Question # 244: How did Judas identify Jesus, when he betrayed him?
Answer 1: He kissed him.
Answer 2: He handed him a piece of bread.
Answer 3: He pointed to him in the Garden of Gethsemene.
Answer 4: He copied His drivers license.

Explanation and information: This has given rise to the expressions "kiss of Judas" and "kiss of death".

hard Question # 245: After Jesus began baptizing, what did John the Baptist's followers bicker about?
Answer 1: Ceremonial washing.
Answer 2: Baptism by immersion.
Answer 3: Who would be second in charge.
Answer 4: How to address John.

Explanation and information: "An argument developed between some of John's disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing." (John 3:25)

medium Question # 246: John the Baptist compared Jesus to a bridegroom, and himself to what?
Answer 1: A friend of the groom.
Answer 2: A bride.
Answer 3: The father of the bride.
Answer 4: The master who has prepared the wedding feast.

Explanation and information: "The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete." (John 3:28-29)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 247: Which book says, "The wages of sin is death"?
Answer 1: Romans
Answer 2: John
Answer 3: 1 John
Answer 4: 2 John

Explanation and information: Romans 6:23

easy Question # 248: Who were the first two people?
Answer 1: Adam and Eve.
Answer 2: Adam and Abel.
Answer 3: Eve and the serpent.
Answer 4: Ur and Jana

Explanation and information: Adam and Eve were the first two people.

easy Question # 249: Where was the Garden of Eden located?
Answer 1: Near the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (probably in Iraq).
Answer 2: Near Alph the sacred river.
Answer 3: On an island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Answer 4: In Israel.

Explanation and information: Genesis specifically tells us that a river through Eden split into four parts, including the Tigris and Euphrates. This was also one of the first areas of human civilization known to secular history. (Alph the Sacred River is from the poem "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which also gave us the name "Xanadu")

easy Question # 250: What are angels?
Answer 1: Beings created by God who act as His messengers.
Answer 2: The ghosts of dead people who have gone to heaven.
Answer 3: The souls of children who die in infancy before they have sinned.
Answer 4: Great Christian warriors who have died in battle.

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easy Question # 251: Who wrote Psalm 23?
Answer 1: David
Answer 2: Solomon
Answer 3: Jesus
Answer 4: Homer

Explanation and information: Psalm 23 begins "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want". It is the best known of all the psalms.

easy Question # 252: How do we gain eternal life?
Answer 1: By believing in Jesus.
Answer 2: By leading good lives.
Answer 3: By going to church every Sunday.
Answer 4: By avoiding sin and doing good deeds.

Explanation and information: Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. (John 3:35-36)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 253: Who married his half-sister?
Answer 1: Abraham.
Answer 2: Lot.
Answer 3: Isaac
Answer 4: Aaron

Explanation and information: Genesis 11:29

medium Question # 254: Who dreamed that the sun and the moon and 11 stars bowed before him?
Answer 1: Joseph
Answer 2: Jacob
Answer 3: Simon Peter
Answer 4: Elijah

Explanation and information: "And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me." (Genesis 37:9)

easy Question # 255: Who received the covenant of circumcision from God?
Answer 1: Abraham.
Answer 2: David.
Answer 3: Moses.
Answer 4: Noah.

Explanation and information: Abraham was the ancient founder of the Hebrew people who made the first covenant with God. The Koran, as well as the Bible, includes an account of his life. (Genesis 17)

medium Question # 256: Who led Israel into Canaan?
Answer 1: Joshua
Answer 2: Moses
Answer 3: Aaron
Answer 4: Gideon

Explanation and information: Deuteronomy 31:23

medium Question # 257: Who sold his birthright for a bowl of stew?
Answer 1: Esau.
Answer 2: Isaac.
Answer 3: Ishmael.
Answer 4: Cain.

Explanation and information: Esau was Jacob's older brother; they were the sons of Isaac. As the eldest boy, Esau should have inherited Esau's property, but Jacob inherited instead and became the third patriarch of the Jews.

medium Question # 258: Which composer wrote "The Creation", an oratorio that includes "The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God"?
Answer 1: Josef Haydn
Answer 2: Frederic Handel
Answer 3: Ludwig von Beethoven
Answer 4: Amadeus Mozart

Explanation and information: Handel wrote "The Messiah" and numerous other oratorios, but it was Haydn who wrote "The Creation"

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 259: Who originated the quote, "A prophet is without honor in his own land"
Answer 1: Jesus
Answer 2: Isaiah
Answer 3: Jeremiah
Answer 4: Ezekiel

Explanation and information: All four gospels recount Jesus saying some form of this famous quote.

medium Question # 260: What did Jesus tell the Samaritan woman at the well?
Answer 1: Everything she had done.
Answer 2: That she would see him again in heaven.
Answer 3: That she had been sitting under a fig tree.
Answer 4: That she had three husbands.

Explanation and information: She actually had five husbands.

medium Question # 261: Where was Cana, the town where Jesus turned water into wine?
Answer 1: Galilee
Answer 2: Judea
Answer 3: Samaria
Answer 4: Just outside Jerusalem

Explanation and information: The best answer is Galilee, which was a separate province under Rome.

hard Question # 262: Where was the colonnaded hospital where Jesus healed a lame man on the Sabbath?
Answer 1: Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem
Answer 2: Near the Gate of Kings in Jerusalem
Answer 3: Next to the west wall of Jerusalem
Answer 4: West of Jerusalem near the Well of Jacob

Explanation and information: The Jews sought Jesus' death for healing on the Sabbath.

hard Question # 263: What is the name of the pool in Jerusalem where Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath?
Answer 1: Bethesda
Answer 2: Bethseda
Answer 3: Barsheba
Answer 4: Bath of Sheba

Explanation and information: The Pool of Bethesda has been excavated; its ruins are located in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem.

medium Question # 264: According to Proverbs, what is the beginning of all wisdom?
Answer 1: Fear of the Lord
Answer 2: Reading the Bible
Answer 3: Prayer
Answer 4: Meditation on the word of God

Explanation and information: This is repeated several times in Proverbs, e.g. Proverbs 1:7, 9:10

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 265: Who will judge us after our death?
Answer 1: Jesus
Answer 2: God the Father
Answer 3: The Holy Spirit
Answer 4: Our parents

Explanation and information: Jesus repeatedly states that He has been given the authority to judge, e.g. John 5:27.

medium Question # 266: Who is the nominal author(s) of Colossians?
Answer 1: Paul and Timothy
Answer 2: Paul
Answer 3: Peter
Answer 4: Paul and Silvanus

Explanation and information: "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother," (Colossians 1:1 KJV)

hard Question # 267: In John 5, how does Christ explain why his judgment is just?
Answer 1: Because he does not seek to please himself, but God the Father
Answer 2: Because he is the Son of God and his judgment is perfect
Answer 3: Because he has existed since the beginning of time.
Answer 4: Because the right to judge was given to him by God the Father.

Explanation and information: This is an interesting passage, because it hints at Christ's humanity. (John 5:30)

easy Question # 268: What is a spiritual?
Answer 1: An African American song with a Christian religious text.
Answer 2: An alcoholic beverage consumed during Communion in some churches.
Answer 3: A Pentecostal meeting where gifts of the spirit are called upon.
Answer 4: A seance.

Explanation and information: Spirituals are especially moving and emotional, because they originated as the songs of Christian slaves whose lives were filled with misery, and who longed desperately for the peace of heaven.

medium Question # 269: In which book of the Bible does the sounding of a trumpet NOT play a critical rolet?
Answer 1: Ruth
Answer 2: 1 Corinthians
Answer 3: Isaiah
Answer 4: Judges

Explanation and information: Judges has the story of Gideon's trumpet; 1 Corinthians contains the line "the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised", memorialized in Handel's Messiah, which in turn refers back to Isaiah's prophecy of a trumpet sounding the return of Jews out of bondage to Israel.

medium Question # 270: In John 5, Jesus says that He does not accept glory (or testimony) from whom?
Answer 1: Human beings.
Answer 2: Sinners.
Answer 3: The Pharisees.
Answer 4: Those who do not love their brothers.

Explanation and information: "I do not accept glory from human beings, but I know you." or in the KJV, "I receive not honour from men." (John 5:41) Like much of John, this passage is difficult to understand. It must be read in the context of John 5 and is appropriate for meditation.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 271: Jesus fed a multitude of 5,000 with what?
Answer 1: Five barley loaves and two fish.
Answer 2: Two loaves of bread and a basket of fish.
Answer 3: Bread and wine.
Answer 4: Takeout pizza from Dominoes.

Explanation and information: A young boy had five loaves of bread made from barley and two fish, which Jesus used to feed the entire crowd -- with food left over!

medium Question # 272: When did Jesus feed the 5,000?
Answer 1: Passover.
Answer 2: Just before Lent.
Answer 3: Just after he walked on water crossing the Sea of Galilee.
Answer 4: After the Sermon on the Mount.

Explanation and information: The first time He walked on water was just after he fed the multitude of 5,000.

medium Question # 273: After Jesus fed the multitude of 5,000, how much food was left over?
Answer 1: 12 baskets
Answer 2: Enough to feed the disciples
Answer 3: Seven baskets of bread and two baskets of fish
Answer 4: Food to feed all the people on their way home

Explanation and information: There were 12 baskets of scraps, the same number as the tribes of Israel, which seems to tie Jesus feeding the people with bread to the feeding of the lost Jews with manna. (John 6:13)

easy Question # 274: In what country did the Lutheran Church originate?
Answer 1: Germany
Answer 2: England
Answer 3: Switzerland
Answer 4: Denmark

Explanation and information: The church was founded by Martin Luther, a Catholic priest in Wittenburg, Germany. It soon spread to Scandinavia.

hard Question # 275: Who was the first person to be called "Pope"?
Answer 1: The Bishop of Alexandria.
Answer 2: The Bishop of Rome.
Answer 3: The Bishop of Constantinople.
Answer 4: The Bishop of Corinth.

Explanation and information: Interestingly, the title "pope" was first used by the Bishop of Rome to address the Bishop of Alexandria.

easy Question # 276: How many books are in the Pentateuch?
Answer 1: Five
Answer 2: Three
Answer 3: Seven
Answer 4: Twelve

Explanation and information: "Penta" is a Greek root for "five". A pentagon has five sides and the Olympic pentathlon has five events.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 277: Which of the following books is in the Pentateuch?
Answer 1: Genesis
Answer 2: Ecclesiastes
Answer 3: Sirach
Answer 4: Hebrews

Explanation and information: The Pentateuch consists of the first five books in the Old Testament (pente being Greek for "five".) Sirach is in the Apocrypha and Hebrews is an epistle in the New Testament.

medium Question # 278: Which book begins "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham"?
Answer 1: Matthew
Answer 2: Mark
Answer 3: Revelation
Answer 4: Acts

Explanation and information: Matthew starts with a long genealogy of Jesus, to show that Jesus was descended from Abraham and David, in accordance with Hebrew prophesy.

hard Question # 279: Which book contains a long passage about Onesimus?
Answer 1: Epistle to Philemon
Answer 2: Epistle to the Romans
Answer 3: Acts of the Apostles
Answer 4: Joshua

Explanation and information: Onesimus was Philemon's slave, who escaped after committing a theft and fled to Paul, who converted him to Christianity. Paul wrote to Philemon partially to ask Philemon to forgive his former slave and accept him as a brother.

hard Question # 280: About when was the Acts of the Apostles written?
Answer 1: 60 AD
Answer 2: 30 AD
Answer 3: 110 AC
Answer 4: 140 AD

Explanation and information: Scholars believe that it had to be written before 70 AD, because there is no mention of the destruction of Jerusalem which occurred in that year and would almost certainly have been mentioned.

medium Question # 281: On which body of water did Jesus walk?
Answer 1: Sea of Galilee
Answer 2: Dead Sea
Answer 3: Lake Jordan
Answer 4: Jordan River

Explanation and information: The Sea of Galilee was often called Lake Tiberius after the Roman conquest.

medium Question # 282: Which of the following is true, according to Matthew?
Answer 1: False prophets can perform miracles.
Answer 2: Only God can perform miracles.
Answer 3: Only God, angels, and saints can perform miracles.
Answer 4: Only those who have received the Holy Spirit can perform miracles.

Explanation and information: Although Christ performed miracles as a sign of his divinity, Matthew warns us against believing anybody who did so, because false prophets and false messiahs who perform miracles would come. (Matthew 24:24)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 283: Why did Jesus slip away from the crowd of 5,000, after He had fed them?
Answer 1: He did not want them to make him a king.
Answer 2: He sought to meditate and pray.
Answer 3: He had to be about his Fathers business.
Answer 4: He traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover.

Explanation and information: After the great miracle of feeding the multitude, Jesus was concerned that the people would want to make him an earthly king.

easy Question # 284: According to Psalm 1, who is blessed?
Answer 1: The man who does not sit in the seat of the scornful.
Answer 2: The man who fears God more than death.
Answer 3: The woman who rises before the sun.
Answer 4: The child who listens to the counsel of his parents.

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

medium Question # 285: The doctrine of predestination is associated primarily with which of the following men?
Answer 1: John Calvin
Answer 2: Martin Luther
Answer 3: Henry VIII
Answer 4: John Wesley

Explanation and information: Early Calvinism strongly emphasized that our salvation is determined before we are born; those who will be saved are called the elect. It is no longer strongly taught today, even in churches with Calvinist roots. (Luther also taught a less stringent form of predestination, but it is not primarily associated with him.)

medium Question # 286: According to the Gospel of John, what is the bread of life?
Answer 1: Jesus
Answer 2: Manna
Answer 3: The Holy Spirit
Answer 4: Unleavened bread

Explanation and information: "I am the bread of life." (John 6:47)

easy Question # 287: After His baptism, Jesus went into the wilderness and was tempted by whom?
Answer 1: Satan.
Answer 2: The Father.
Answer 3: Herod.
Answer 4: John the Baptist.

Explanation and information:

easy Question # 288: When Satan tempted Christ in the desert by saying "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread", what did Jesus reply?
Answer 1: Man does not live by bread alone.
Answer 2: Get thee behind me, Satan.
Answer 3: Thou may not tempt the Lord.
Answer 4: I may as soon eat stone

Explanation and information: Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'" (Matthew 4)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 289: When Satan took Jesus to the top of the Temple and told him to throw himself down, because angels would catch him, what did Jesus reply?
Answer 1: You shall not put the Lord your God to the test
Answer 2: Get thee behind me, Satan.
Answer 3: I must be about my Fathers business.
Answer 4: I would not be tempted by one such as you.

Explanation and information: Then the devil took Him into the holy city; and he had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God throw Yourself down; for it is written, 'He will give His angels charge concerning You'; and 'On their hands they will bear You up, Lest You strike Your foot against a stone.'" Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

medium Question # 290: Satan tood Jesus to a mountaintop and offered him everything he could see, to tempt him. What did Jesus reply?
Answer 1: Get thee behind me, Satan.
Answer 2: Man shall not live by bread alone.
Answer 3: This and more shall I inherit from the Father.
Answer 4: I will lay up my treasure in heaven.

Explanation and information: "Get thee behind me Satan" is the famous, iconic phrase for resisting temptation; however, most Bibles interpret the passage something more like "Be gone, Satan" or even "Go away".

medium Question # 291: What occurred on the day of Pentecost?
Answer 1: The apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit.
Answer 2: Jesus ascended into heaven.
Answer 3: The apostles dispersed to preach the Gospel throughout the world.
Answer 4: Peter founded the church of Rome

Explanation and information: Pentecost means fifty, because it occurred fifty days after the resurrection of Christ.

medium Question # 292: What is another name for Pentecost?
Answer 1: Whitsunday
Answer 2: Trinity Sunday
Answer 3: Ascension
Answer 4: Passover

Explanation and information: Pentecost is celebrated fifty days after Easter, and is called Whitsunday primarily in the Anglican and Episcopal churches.

medium Question # 293: Who is considered the first Christian martyr?
Answer 1: Stephen
Answer 2: Peter
Answer 3: Barnabas
Answer 4: Judas

Explanation and information: The account of St. Stephen can be found in Acts 6:8 to 7:60.

medium Question # 294: When Jerusalem began to persecute Christians, a man named Saul was one of their henchmen. What happened to him while traveling to Damascus to arrest Christians?
Answer 1: A light from heaven struck him to the ground and blinded him.
Answer 2: He was struck dead by lightning.
Answer 3: He saw a lamb stuck in a bush of thorns and rescued it.
Answer 4: A mysterious stranger rode beside him and questioned him.

Explanation and information: Soon after, Saul changed his name to Paul and became one of the cornerstones of early Christian churches and doctrine.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 295: When Paul was imprisoned in Damascus for heresy, how did he get out of prison?
Answer 1: He was lowered in a basket through a hole in the wall.
Answer 2: He dressed as a woman.
Answer 3: Timonty paid his bail money and they crawled over the wall at night.
Answer 4: He converted the guards to Christianity and they freed him.

Explanation and information: (2 Corinthians 11:33)

medium Question # 296: Paul and Silas were beaten and put into prison in Philippi. How did they escape?
Answer 1: An earthquake knocked down the prison doors.
Answer 2: They hid in grain bags and were carried out by donkeys.
Answer 3: They converted the guards, who then let them free.
Answer 4: Because they were Roman citizens, they had a right to freedom until their trial

Explanation and information: "But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed." (Acts 16:25-33)

hard Question # 297: Peter had a vision of a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. What was in it?
Answer 1: Wild beasts, reptiles, and birds.
Answer 2: 100 loaves of barley bread.
Answer 3: A radiant light that gave off no heat.
Answer 4: A great horned beast with cloven feet and fiery red eyes.

Explanation and information: This was part of Peter's explanation to the Jews about why he ate food that was considred unclean under Mosaic law. (Acts 11:1-7)

hard Question # 298: King Herod ordered James (the brother of John) killed by the sword and imprisoned Peter. How did Peter escape?
Answer 1: An angel removed his chains and walked him out.
Answer 2: The guards were struck deaf and blind by a great earthquake.
Answer 3: John sneaked into prison, removed his chains, and disguised him.
Answer 4: He awakened outside the city walls, still wearing the arm bands.

Explanation and information: Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. "Quick, get up!" he said, and the chains fell off Peterís wrists. (Acts 12:7)

hard Question # 299: Who went to sleep during a sermon by Paul, and fell out of a third story window?
Answer 1: Eutychus
Answer 2: Melobdynus
Answer 3: Peter
Answer 4: Thomas

Explanation and information: Eutychus was thought to be dead, but Paul either revived him or brought him back to life. (Acts 20:9-12)

hard Question # 300: The second part of Acts (chapters 10-28) primarily concens what?
Answer 1: The witness of the apostles to the Gentiles.
Answer 2: The witness of the apostles to Judea and Samaria.
Answer 3: The travels and teachings of Philip the Evangelist.
Answer 4: The conversion of Jews in Jerusalem and their persecution.

Explanation and information: The first chapters center on events in Jerusalem and the conversion of Jews to Christianity.