Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Questions 301 to 400

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 301: In John 7, why does Jesus say that the world hates him?
Answer 1: Because he tells it that its ways are evil.
Answer 2: Because he was born to suffer and die.
Answer 3: Because it is not ready to receive him.
Answer 4: Because he heals on the Sabbath.

Explanation and information: Therefore Jesus told them, "My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil." (John 7:7)

hard Question # 302: What is another name for the Festival of Tabernacles?
Answer 1: Festival of Booths.
Answer 2: Festival of Weeks.
Answer 3: Passover.
Answer 4: Festival of Lights.

Explanation and information: There were three "pilgrimage" holidays observed by the Hebrews: The Festival of Tabernacles or Booths commemorated the time of wandering in the desert. Pilgrims would travel to Jerusalem and live in rickety booths, wooden frames covered with tree branches, such as the followers of Moses might have lived in.

medium Question # 303: In John 7, why did Jesus travel to Jerusalem in secret?
Answer 1: His time had not yet come.
Answer 2: He did not want his mother, Mary, to know.
Answer 3: His brothers would not let him travel with him.
Answer 4: He wanted to hear what was being said about him.

Explanation and information: Jesus had angered the authorities by this time, due to his claims of being sent by God, but it was not yet "his time", that is, the time at which he was fated to be arrested and killed.

hard Question # 304: What is faith, according to William Wordsworth?
Answer 1: Passionate intuition.
Answer 2: The unseen spirit within.
Answer 3: The sun hid behind a cloud.
Answer 4: A daffodil about to bloom.

Explanation and information: William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who rose to fame around 1800.

hard Question # 305: Proverbs 3 tells us not to be wise . . .
Answer 1: in our own eyes.
Answer 2: in the ways of the world.
Answer 3: from the words of sinners.
Answer 4: before we have learned the word of God.

Explanation and information: Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. (Proverbs 3:7-8)

medium Question # 306: Which psalm begins "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands"?
Answer 1: Psalm 100
Answer 2: Psalm 23
Answer 3: Psalm 1
Answer 4: Psalm 139

Explanation and information: Psalm 100 is also called "Jubilate Deo" and is used in many services in more liturgical denominations.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 307: Which opera contains a famous Ave Maria?
Answer 1: Otello
Answer 2: Carmen
Answer 3: Rigoletto
Answer 4: William Tell

Explanation and information: To hear this beautiful hymn, go to this devotional.

medium Question # 308: In John 7, Jesus compares his healing a man on the Sabbath to what?
Answer 1: Performing a circumcision on the Sabbath.
Answer 2: Pulling an ox from a ditch.
Answer 3: Walking to a synagogue.
Answer 4: A thirsty man drinking a cup of water.

Explanation and information: Jesus answered them, "I did one work, and you all marvel at it. Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man's whole body well?"(John 7:20-23)

medium Question # 309: In John 7, Jesus tells us not to judge by what?
Answer 1: Appearances.
Answer 2: Apparent miracles.
Answer 3: The words of false prophets.
Answer 4: Our own wisdom.

Explanation and information: In John 7:24, Jesus tells us not to judge by appearances, but by right judgment. Most of us know the hard way not to "judge a book by its cover" but we forget sometimes and usually regret it.

easy Question # 310: Which of these was present in the Garden of Eden?
Answer 1: Satan
Answer 2: Cain
Answer 3: Mary
Answer 4: Noah

Explanation and information: Satan took the form of a serpent to tempt Eve.

medium Question # 311: All of the following are part of the Armor of God as told by Paul in Ephesians 6, EXCEPT:
Answer 1: The gloves of holiness
Answer 2: The breastplate of righteousness
Answer 3: The shield of faith
Answer 4: The belt of truth

Explanation and information: Paul's writing on the armor of God, contained in Ephesians 6:10-17, is a wonderful inspirational passage, often used in fiery sermons.

medium Question # 312: Why did Jesus tell the crowd that they would not find him when they sought him (John 7)?
Answer 1: He would be in heaven.
Answer 2: They were too hard of heart to hear his words.
Answer 3: He needed to go into hiding until his time had come.
Answer 4: He was leaving Judea for a short time to carry his message to the Greeks.

Explanation and information: Although the crowd was not able to understand his words at the time, Christ wanted everyone to remember, after his death, that he would spend time in heaven and visiting the souls of those who had died before they could know him.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 313: When Jesus went to the Feast of Tabernacles the second time, why was he not arrested?
Answer 1: The guards were so taken with his teaching that they did not comply with their orders.
Answer 2: The irons fell from his wrists and he went where the guards could not find him.
Answer 3: The Pharisees had not built a solid enough case against him.
Answer 4: He sneaked into Jerusalem and the authorities did not know he was there until he had left.

Explanation and information: Jesus did sneak into Jerusalem to forestall his arrest, but the Pharisees found out he was there in time to attempt one arrest. The guards, however, were so persuaded at his words that they did not carry out their orders. (John 7:45-53)

medium Question # 314: According to Christ, when was the Spirit was given to humanity?
Answer 1: At the time Christ was glorified (after his death and resurrection)
Answer 2: When Christ was baptized by John the Baptist
Answer 3: At the moment Christ died on the cross.
Answer 4: When Jesus was born.

Explanation and information: "But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified." (John 7:38-39)

easy Question # 315: During Jesus' life, which group actively sought his arrest and execution?
Answer 1: The Pharisees.
Answer 2: The Romans.
Answer 3: All of Israel.
Answer 4: Pontius Pilate.

Explanation and information: The Pharisees were the leading theologians of Judaism at the time of Christ; they were threatened and outraged by his teaching.

medium Question # 316: According to John, during Jesus' second visit to the Feast of the Tabernacles in Jerusalem, why did many of the crowd find it hard to believe he was the Messiah?
Answer 1: They did not know he had been born in Bethlehem.
Answer 2: They did not know that his mother, Mary, was a virgin when he was born.
Answer 3: They did not like people from Nazareth.
Answer 4: Word of his miracles had not yet reached Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: The Old Testament prophesies said that the Messiah would be from the house of David and would be born in Bethlehem. The crowd in Jerusalem thought Jesus had been born in Galilee and did not know his earthly heritage.

hard Question # 317: Why did the Pharisees chastise the guards who were impressed by the teachings of Jesus and had therefore failed to arrest him (in John 7)?
Answer 1: Because none of the Pharisees believed in him.
Answer 2: Because the arrest warrant had been properly issued by Roman authorities.
Answer 3: Because the guards had taken an oath to obey them.
Answer 4: Because he claimed to have fed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish.

Explanation and information: Any of the answers might be correct, but the reason given in John 7 showed how arrogant the Pharisees were: none of them believed his teachings, therefore the people who believed in him were mistaken. Of course, most of the Pharisees had never even seen Jesus.

easy Question # 318: What phrase did Jesus use to persuade a crowd not to stone the adulteress to death?
Answer 1: Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
Answer 2: To forgive is divine.
Answer 3: God will forgive your trespasses as you forgive those who trespass against you.
Answer 4: Let her live, that you may drink from the fountain of living water.

Explanation and information: Jesus not only saved the woman's life by telling the crowd to cast stones only if they were without sin; he taught us that we should not judge other people.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 319: When Jesus said "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone", what crime had been committed?
Answer 1: Adultery
Answer 2: Theft
Answer 3: Murder
Answer 4: Blasphemy

Explanation and information: Jesus was not condoning adultery by any means, but only wished the crowd to know that they should not judge other people, because they were themselves sinful and should not be judging other people -- a lesson we should all remember.

easy Question # 320: What did Jesus do to the woman who had committed adultery, after the crowd (which had intended to stone her to death) left.
Answer 1: Told her he would not condemn her, and that she should go and sin no more.
Answer 2: Told her he would not be there to save her if she sinned again.
Answer 3: Told her that she must become a nun and serve others as penance for her sin.
Answer 4: Told her that she should drink from a fountain that would give her eternal life.

Explanation and information: Jesus did tell a Samaritan adulteress, whom he met at the Well of Jacob, that she should drink from living water, but she was not in danger of being stoned at the time.

medium Question # 321: In Jewish courts, how many witnesses were generally needed to establish proof?
Answer 1: Two
Answer 2: One
Answer 3: One free man or two slaves
Answer 4: Five

Explanation and information: "One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offense they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses." (Deuteronomy 19:15) However, Mosaic law is complex and there are many exceptions and specific situations.

medium Question # 322: When interrogated by the Pharisees in John 8, who did Jesus offer as witness to his divinity?
Answer 1: Himself and God the Father
Answer 2: Only himself
Answer 3: Himself and John the Baptist
Answer 4: John the Baptist and Simon Peter.

Explanation and information: John 8:14-20.

medium Question # 323: Who or what is Panis Angelicus?
Answer 1: A hymn written by Thomas Aquinas.
Answer 2: An Italian bread cooked and eaten during Lent.
Answer 3: A term used to describe Chist in the Book of Acts.
Answer 4: An alternate name for St. John the Divine.

Explanation and information: Panis Angelicus is a liturgical hymn written by Thomas Aquinas; the first line mean "bread of angels". (The most famous musical setting of it was written by Cesar Franck.)

medium Question # 324: When he was interrogated by the Pharisees in John 8, where did Jesus tell them he was going?
Answer 1: Somewhere they could not come.
Answer 2: To be with his Father for eternity.
Answer 3: To Jerusalem in order to fulfill his prophecy.
Answer 4: To bring light to the Gentiles.

Explanation and information: When he told them that "Where I go, you cannot come", the Pharisees thought he was going to kill himself.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 325: What did Paul do to make a living while he traveled on missionary journeys?
Answer 1: Made tents
Answer 2: Worked as a scribe.
Answer 3: Healed the sick.
Answer 4: Made rope for ships.

Explanation and information: Paul did not want to be too much of a burden on the fledgling churches, so he made tents to support himself. E.g. Philippians 4:14-16.

easy Question # 326: Which Psalm begins "The Lord is my shepherd"?
Answer 1: Psalm 23.
Answer 2: Psalm 100.
Answer 3: Psalm 123.
Answer 4: Psalm 1.

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

medium Question # 327: Who was the father of Rehoboam?
Answer 1: Solomon.
Answer 2: Enoch.
Answer 3: Nebuchadnezzar.
Answer 4: Jereboam.

Explanation and information: Rehoboam was the King of Israel after Solomon, about 950 years before Christ.

medium Question # 328: Which of the following apparently never died, but was taken bodily by God?
Answer 1: Enoch.
Answer 2: Methusaleh.
Answer 3: Adam.
Answer 4: Abraham.

Explanation and information: There are three apocryphal books ascribed to Enoch, who was the great-grandson of Adam.

easy Question # 329: Who killed John the Baptist?
Answer 1: Herod
Answer 2: Pontius Pilate
Answer 3: A crowd.
Answer 4: Satan.

Explanation and information: Herod Antipas beheaded him at the request of his stepdaughter, Salome.

easy Question # 330: How did Salome convince Herod to kill John the Baptist?
Answer 1: She danced for him.
Answer 2: She seduced him.
Answer 3: She convinced him that John was trying to have him assassinated.
Answer 4: She got him drunk.

Explanation and information: Salome was the stepdaughter of Herod Antipas. Herodius, his wife, wanted John dead. When Herod told Salome he would give her anything she wanted if she would dance for him, Salome accepted, and then told him she wanted John the Baptist's head.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 331: Which Gospel is the longest (i.e. which has the most chapters)?
Answer 1: Matthew
Answer 2: Mark
Answer 3: Luke
Answer 4: John

Explanation and information: Matthew has 28 chapters. The next longest, Luke, has 24.

medium Question # 332: Which Gospel is the shortest?
Answer 1: Mark
Answer 2: Matthew
Answer 3: John
Answer 4: Luke

Explanation and information: The Gospel according to Mark is only 16 chapters long. It is probably the oldest of the gospels and (although scholars debate almost every aspect of the Gospels) was written by a man known only as Mark the Evangelist, who took much of his knowledge from the oral teaching of St. Peter.

easy Question # 333: What does the word "gospel" mean?
Answer 1: Good news.
Answer 2: Holy book.
Answer 3: Truth.
Answer 4: Life of God.

Explanation and information: The word gospel derives from the Old English word "godspell", meaning "good news" or "glad tidings".

hard Question # 334: The word "evangelism" comes from a Greek word meaning what?
Answer 1: Good news.
Answer 2: Preaching.
Answer 3: Breath of an angel.
Answer 4: Telling the truth.

Explanation and information: The word "gospel" is a word-for-word translation of the classical Greek word "euangelion", which means "good message".

hard Question # 335: As far as we know, who was the first person to use the word "gospel" in writing?
Answer 1: Paul.
Answer 2: Mark.
Answer 3: Matthew.
Answer 4: John the Evangelist.

Explanation and information: In 1 Corinthians 15.1, Paul told the church at Corinth that that they were being saved by the gospel. Although this appears later in the Bible, it was written earlier than any known copy of a gospel (in the sense of a life of Christ).

hard Question # 336: Who was the first leader of the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem?
Answer 1: James (the Just)
Answer 2: James the Great
Answer 3: Paul
Answer 4: Peter

Explanation and information: James the Just, thought to be the biological brother of Christ (and sometimes associated with James the Less), assumed leadership of the church in Jerusalem immediately after Christ's death. This is not in the Bible itself, but is the consensus of most Christian scholars.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 337: What is a gospel harmony?
Answer 1: A single narrative encompassing the four canonical gospels.
Answer 2: A method of singing in four parts.
Answer 3: An apologium explaining apparent contradictions in a canonical gospel.
Answer 4: A work similar to a concordance which shows similar passages in different gospels.

Explanation and information: There were apparently at least several early harmonies, but only fragments of them remain. A gospel harmony entitled "ONE" was published in 1996.

medium Question # 338: According to John 8, what will knowing the truth do for us?
Answer 1: Set us free.
Answer 2: Give us eternal life.
Answer 3: Give us wisdom that will not perish.
Answer 4: Let us score 100% on Bible quizzes.

Explanation and information: "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

medium Question # 339: In John 8, why did the Jews find it hard to understand how Jesus could set them free?
Answer 1: Because they were children of Abraham and had never been slaves.
Answer 2: Because they were part of the Roman Empire.
Answer 3: Because they believed they were slaves to sin.
Answer 4: Because servitude under Jewish law was limited to 7 years.

Explanation and information: They responded, "We are Abraham's children; we've never been anyone's slaves. How can you say that we will be set free?" (John 8:33)

medium Question # 340: In John 8, who did the Jews say was their father?
Answer 1: Abraham.
Answer 2: God.
Answer 3: Jesus.
Answer 4: Israel (Jesse)

Explanation and information: "Abraham is our father," they answered. (John 8:39)

medium Question # 341: According to John 8, Jesus said only what?
Answer 1: What the Father had taught him.
Answer 2: That which was given to him by the Holy Spirit.
Answer 3: Words that would be truth for all eternity.
Answer 4: Part of the truth, which would become fully known to them before a year had passed.

Explanation and information: "You will know that these things I do are not by my own authority but that I say only what the Father has taught me." (John 8:28)

medium Question # 342: What is "Te Deum"?
Answer 1: An early Christian hymn frequently used in more liturgical churches.
Answer 2: The Latin name for the 23d Psalm.
Answer 3: An apologium written by Augustine.
Answer 4: A disparaging name given to the "tedious" Great Litany by unhappy medieval monks.

Explanation and information: Te Deum, short for Te Deum Laudamus, means "Thee, O God, we praise". It is a hymn frequently used in the Catholic Church and sometimes used in more liturgically-oriented Protestant denominations.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 343: In John 9, Jesus heals a man who was blind from birth. Why was the man blind?
Answer 1: So that the works of God might be displayed in him.
Answer 2: Because he had sinned.
Answer 3: Because his parents had sinned.
Answer 4: Because he had leprosy.

Explanation and information: "Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him." (John 9:3)

medium Question # 344: Why did Jesus spit on the ground and make mud with his saliva?
Answer 1: To heal a blind man.
Answer 2: To depict how God made Adam.
Answer 3: To offend the Pharisees.
Answer 4: To show how God\'s love was like the rain when it nourishes crops.

Explanation and information: He rubbed the mud on the eyes of a man who had been blind from birth, and the man could see again.

medium Question # 345: In 1 Timothy, which of the following did Paul not say should be a characteristic of clergy?
Answer 1: Unmarried.
Answer 2: Gentle.
Answer 3: Respectable.
Answer 4: Not a lover of money.

Explanation and information: Paul did say that a clergyman should be married only once. Churches that require clergy to be unmarried do so as a voluntary commitment to God, not as a Biblical requirement.

medium Question # 346: Jesus rubbed mud made from His saliva, and rubbed it on a blind man's eyes. What did the man then do?
Answer 1: Washed his face.
Answer 2: Cried out that he could see.
Answer 3: Fell to his knees before Jesus.
Answer 4: Gave thanks to God the Father.

Explanation and information: Jesus told the man to go wash; when the man had washed, his vision was restored. (John 9)

medium Question # 347: Why did the Pharisees object when Jesus healed a man who had been blind since birth?
Answer 1: It was done on the Sabbath.
Answer 2: Jesus acted as if he were a god.
Answer 3: Jesus did it in the name of God.
Answer 4: Jesus claimed that only the Messiah could heal the man.

Explanation and information: The Pharisees were constantly criticizing Jesus for doing forbidden things on the Sabbath, especially healing. (John 9)

medium Question # 348: When Jesus healed a man who had been blind from birth (John 9), what did the Jewish leaders do?
Answer 1: Asked the parents of the man if he had really been blind.
Answer 2: Praised God for His mercy.
Answer 3: Stated that they could have healed him if he had come to them in faith.
Answer 4: Called Jesus a magician whose powers came from Satan.

Explanation and information: They asked the man if he had been blind, and when he told them he had been, they refused to believe him. They then asked his parents, who also told them he had been blind from birth. Then they went back and asked the man again, much to his annoyance.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 349: What did the Jewish leaders do to the man, born blind, after Jesus restored his sight?
Answer 1: Threw him out of the synagogue.
Answer 2: Put him in jail.
Answer 3: Called him a liar and threw stones at him.
Answer 4: Threw sand in his eyes.

Explanation and information: The leaders told the man, "You have been a sinner since the day you were born! Do you think you can teach us anything?" Then they said, "You can never come back into any of our meeting places!" (John 9:31-34)

medium Question # 350: What does Proverbs 3 tell us that the Lord does to the home of the just?
Answer 1: Blesses it.
Answer 2: Makes it fruitful.
Answer 3: Strengthens its walls against storms.
Answer 4: Paints it with the blood of a lamb.

Explanation and information: The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the home of the just. (Proverbs 3:33)

medium Question # 351: Which denomination is known for a cappella singing (singing without musical instruments)
Answer 1: Mennonite.
Answer 2: Baptist.
Answer 3: Latter Day Saints (Mormon).
Answer 4: Coptic.

Explanation and information: The Mennonite Church uses unaccompanied hymns (in four-part harmony) extensively in worship services. Almost all churches use a cappella singing at times, but the Mennonites are famous for it.

medium Question # 352: According to John 10, what kind of person climbs over the fence of a sheep pen?
Answer 1: A thief.
Answer 2: A sinner.
Answer 3: One who does not believe Jesus.
Answer 4: A wolf in sheep clothing.

Explanation and information: Jesus contrasts such a person to the shepherd, who enters the sheep pen through the gate.

medium Question # 353: According to John 10, how do sheep know their shepherd?
Answer 1: They recognize his voice.
Answer 2: They know his face.
Answer 3: He shines before them like a lamp in darkness.
Answer 4: By his deeds.

Explanation and information: "And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice." (John 10:4)

easy Question # 354: In most western churches, what is the first day of Lent called?
Answer 1: Ash Wednesday.
Answer 2: Good Friday.
Answer 3: Mardis Gras.
Answer 4: Easter.

Explanation and information: On Ash Wednesday, many churches have services in which ashes are rubbed onto congregants' foreheads, symbolizing the beginning of a fast.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 355: How long does Lent last (in most western churches)?
Answer 1: Forty days.
Answer 2: 28 days.
Answer 3: It varies according to the date of Easter.
Answer 4: Seven weeks.

Explanation and information: The forty days of Lent celebrate two events: Jesus' fast of 40 days in the wilderness and the 40 hours He is said to have lain in the tomb.

medium Question # 356: Which of the following is true about fasting (or giving up something) for Lent?
Answer 1: You should break your fast on Sunday. Sundays do not count!
Answer 2: The fasting period lasts from dawn until half an hour after sunset.
Answer 3: You should write the items in your fast on paper and carry it with you.
Answer 4: The first thing you should give up is alcohol, if you normally drink it.

Explanation and information: Sundays are never fast days in the Western church. They are always days when we celebrate Christ's resurrection. (And if you look at a calendar, you will see that Lent is actually 46 days long, because Sundays are not counted.)

medium Question # 357: According to John 10:11, what does the good shepherd do?
Answer 1: Lays down his life for his sheep.
Answer 2: Leads his sheep into green valleys.
Answer 3: Tends to his flock both day and night.
Answer 4: Ignores the wolf, for he knows that his sheep will not be harmed.

Explanation and information: Jesus was anticipating the day he would die for all humanity.

medium Question # 358: Which of the following did the Pharisees NOT criticize or accuse Jesus for?
Answer 1: Raising an army to overthrow Rome.
Answer 2: Being possessed by a demon.
Answer 3: Breaking the laws of Moses.
Answer 4: Calling himself a god.

Explanation and information: Even the Pharisees understood that Jesus was not planning a violent revolution.

medium Question # 359: What did the word from which we get "Lent" orginally mean?
Answer 1: Spring
Answer 2: Mourning
Answer 3: A fast
Answer 4: Sleep

Explanation and information: It comes from the Middle English word "lente", meaning the season of spring. The German word for spring is "Lenz".

hard Question # 360: Who wrote the hymn "Be Thou My Vision"?
Answer 1: A blind Irish monk.
Answer 2: Martin Luther.
Answer 3: John Wesley.
Answer 4: St. Augustine.

Explanation and information: It was written in Old Irish, possibly in the 6th century. The tune to which it was later set is an old Irish folk song.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 361: What or who is celebrated on March 17?
Answer 1: The patron saint of Ireland.
Answer 2: Easter.
Answer 3: John the Baptist.
Answer 4: Ascension Day.

Explanation and information: St. Patrick's Day, on March 17, has become more of a secular holiday than a religious one.

medium Question # 362: According to Psalm 27, who should we not envy?
Answer 1: People who have gotten wealthy by doing wrong.
Answer 2: People who are beautiful on the outside but evil within.
Answer 3: Anyone.
Answer 4: Those who appear intelligent but lack wisdom.

Explanation and information: Although we should not envy anyone, the Psalm specifically tells us, "Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness."

medium Question # 363: Who was the sister of Jesus' beloved friend, Martha?
Answer 1: Mary of Bethany.
Answer 2: Mary Magdelene.
Answer 3: Elizabeth.
Answer 4: The woman at the well.

Explanation and information: Mary and Martha appear prominently in the Gospel of John, and in a shorter passage in Luke.

medium Question # 364: What was the name of Martha and Mary's brother?
Answer 1: Lazarus.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: James.
Answer 4: John.

Explanation and information: Jesus came to Bethany to raise Lazarus, because He was notified by Lazarus' sisters.

medium Question # 365: Where did Lazarus live?
Answer 1: Bethany.
Answer 2: Cana.
Answer 3: Nazareth.
Answer 4: Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: Bethany is a small village just outside Jerusalem.

medium Question # 366: What is another name by which the apostle Thomas was known?
Answer 1: Didymus.
Answer 2: James the Less
Answer 3: Philip.
Answer 4: Eunochyus.

Explanation and information: Didymus means "twin" in Greek, and it is speculated that Thomas was the twin brother of Matthew. (John 11:16)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 367: Which of these people did Jesus raise from the dead?
Answer 1: Lazarus.
Answer 2: Josephus.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: Elvis.

Explanation and information: Lazarus being raised from the dead is possibly the best-known miracle in the Gospels.

medium Question # 368: In John 11, what does Jesus tell his disciples that a person walking in the daylight will not do?
Answer 1: Stumble.
Answer 2: Stray from his path.
Answer 3: Fail to find Him.
Answer 4: Fall into the snares of the wicked.

Explanation and information: Jesus' disciples did not want him to travel back to Jerusalem, where the Pharisees were seeking to arrest him. He responded that there are twelve hours of daylight in a day, and that a person walking in the daylight would not stumble -- meaning, basically, that he knew what he was doing.

medium Question # 369: Who painted a famous work depicting Jesus in the house of Mary and Martha?
Answer 1: Tintoretto.
Answer 2: Andy Warhol.
Answer 3: Fra Lippo Lippi.
Answer 4: Vincent Van Gogh.

Explanation and information: You can see the painting at dailyprayer.us/morning_devotional.php?day=565

medium Question # 370: What does Proverbs say about an adulterous woman?
Answer 1: Her lips drip honey, but her end is as bitter as gall.
Answer 2: She traps the unwary and leads them into the pit.
Answer 3: She smells like flowers, but her fruit is destruction.
Answer 4: Her flashing eyes cover a pit of sharpened stakes.

Explanation and information: As usual, the Proverb gives good practical advice: "For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. (Prov. 5:3)

medium Question # 371: How long had Lazarus been in the grave when Jesus resurrected him?
Answer 1: Four days.
Answer 2: Three days.
Answer 3: Forty hours.
Answer 4: Twelve hours.

Explanation and information: The King James Version tells us that Lazarus' body "stinketh".

medium Question # 372: Which person stated openly that Jesus was the Christ or Messiah, before he was arrested?
Answer 1: Martha.
Answer 2: Mary.
Answer 3: Andrew.
Answer 4: Paul.

Explanation and information: Martha (Mary's sister) was very courageous in her praise of Jesus.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 373: Why did Jesus weep?
Answer 1: Because Lazarus was dead and his sister Mary grieved him.
Answer 2: Because he was in such pain from the nails.
Answer 3: Because Judas betrayed him.
Answer 4: Because Peter denied that he knew him.

Explanation and information: "Jesus wept" (John 11:35) is the shortest verse in the King James Bible.

medium Question # 374: What is a "Metropolitan"?
Answer 1: A rank of bishop in Catholic and Orthodox churches.
Answer 2: A bishop who oversees a large city.
Answer 3: A kind of church that frequently moves its location.
Answer 4: An urban church that rents space from a large building, such as a storefront.

Explanation and information: In most churches that use the term, a Metropolitan (or Metropolitan Bishop) has some sort of supervisory authority greater than a simple bishop.

medium Question # 375: According to Proverbs 5, where do the steps of an adulterous woman lead?
Answer 1: Straight to the grave.
Answer 2: Into a life of unrighteousness.
Answer 3: To a room without windows, where deeds are hid from sight.
Answer 4: Away from wisdom.

Explanation and information: "Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it." (Proverbs 5:5-6)

medium Question # 376: What does Proverbs 5 compare "the wife of one's youth" to?
Answer 1: A graceful deer.
Answer 2: Gold that does not tarnish.
Answer 3: Rubies.
Answer 4: The sunlight of a fresh morning.

Explanation and information: The verse gets a little racy! "May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer - may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love." (Proverbs 5:18-19)

medium Question # 377: What was Lazarus' tomb?
Answer 1: A cave with a rock in front of it.
Answer 2: A cavern set into the side of a white cliff.
Answer 3: A grave dug in clay.
Answer 4: A mausoleum of alabaster.

Explanation and information: Lazarus tomb was like that of Jesus, and foretells Jesus' death and resurrection.

medium Question # 378: What famous artist painted "The Raising of Lazarus"?
Answer 1: Rembrandt.
Answer 2: Da Vinci.
Answer 3: Renoir.
Answer 4: Georgia OKeefe.

Explanation and information: The Raising of Lazarus is a great example of Rembrandt's work; he also did numerous etchings of the subject. Oddly enough, Van Gogh also painted this subject, with Lazarus lying on a bale of hay in the sun of Southern France.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 379: How did Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead?
Answer 1: He said, in a loud voice, Lazarus come forth!
Answer 2: He sprinkled water on the face of Lazarus.
Answer 3: He spit on the ground and made mud, which he applied to Lazarus.
Answer 4: He knocked three times on the stone in front of the tomb.

Explanation and information: Jesus was especially bold in raising Lazarus so openly, as he was just outside Jerusalem and the Pharisees were seeking to arrest him; but this occurred near the end when the time for Jesus' arrest was close.

medium Question # 380: What was the name of the Hebrew ruling body at the time of Jesus.
Answer 1: Sanhedrin.
Answer 2: Pharisees.
Answer 3: Sadducess.
Answer 4: Metropolitan.

Explanation and information: There was actually a "lesser sanhedrin" authorized in every Hebrew city, but the Great Sanhedrin in Jerusalem was (at least in part) the Hebrew high court, where Jesus was tried and convicted.

easy Question # 381: What was the name of the Hebrew high priest primarily responsible for sentencing Jesus to die?
Answer 1: Caiphas.
Answer 2: Annas.
Answer 3: Melchizadek.
Answer 4: Pontius Pilate.

Explanation and information: Pontius Pilate was the Roman governor, who refused to sentence Jesus but turned Him over to the Jewish court for trial.

hard Question # 382: Who wrote the religious prayer-poem, "Pardon all my past transgressions, Give me strength for days to come"?
Answer 1: Charles Dickens
Answer 2: William Wordsworth
Answer 3: John Wesley
Answer 4: Robert Frost

Explanation and information: The entirety of it reads: "Pardon all my past transgressions,
Give me strength for days to come;
Guide and guard me with Thy blessing
Till Thy angels bid me home.

medium Question # 383: According to John, what act triggered the Jewish council's final decision to have Jesus executed?
Answer 1: Raising Lazarus from the dead.
Answer 2: Saying God was his Father.
Answer 3: Baptizing with the Holy Spirit.
Answer 4: Telling the Pharisees that they would not see God when they died.

Explanation and information: Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead in a very public spectacle just outside the walls of Jerusalem.

medium Question # 384: At the time of Christ's death, who was Annas?
Answer 1: A powerful Sadducee who had once been the High Priest.
Answer 2: The brother of Lazarus.
Answer 3: A wealthy Greek who lived in Bethany and defended Jesus.
Answer 4: The Roman who paid Judas to betray Jesus.

Explanation and information: Annas was a powerful, self-serving Sadducee who plotted to kill Jesus.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 385: With what substance did Mary of Bethany anoint Jesus?
Answer 1: Nard.
Answer 2: Myrrh.
Answer 3: Oil of frankincense.
Answer 4: Sandalwood in olive oil.

Explanation and information: Nard was an outrageously expensive perfume, made from the spikenard plant. It was imported from India.

medium Question # 386: With what did Mary, the sister of Martha, wipe Jesus' feet?
Answer 1: Her hair.
Answer 2: A sponge.
Answer 3: A purple cloth.
Answer 4: White linen.

Explanation and information: In John 12:3, Mary famously cleaned Jesus' feet with her hair.

medium Question # 387: Why did Judas Iscariot object to Mary anointing Jesus' feet.
Answer 1: Because the perfume she used cost so much.
Answer 2: It was unlawful for a woman to soil her hair.
Answer 3: She was not one of the apostles.
Answer 4: It was unlawful for an umarried woman to touch the bare feet of a man.

Explanation and information: Judas' love of money would eventually bring him to betray Christ.

medium Question # 388: Besides the betrayal of Christ, what sin does John tell us Judas committed?
Answer 1: Stealing money.
Answer 2: Adultery.
Answer 3: Stealing a goat.
Answer 4: Blasphemy.

Explanation and information: In John 12, John tells us that Judas often stole money from the bag used by Jesus and the apostles for their upkeep while traveling.

medium Question # 389: What reason does Jesus give for allowing Mary to anoint him with expensive perfumed oil?
Answer 1: The poor will always be with you.
Answer 2: The time to glorify the Son of man is come.
Answer 3: A woman may spend her money as she pleases.
Answer 4: Money given in worship should not be questioned.

Explanation and information: John 12:8. The phrase "the poor you will always have with you" has been the source of much dissension between denominations.

medium Question # 390: According to Proverbs 5, what ensnares the wicked?
Answer 1: Their evil deeds.
Answer 2: Their lack of wisdom.
Answer 3: Their lack of faith in the Lord.
Answer 4: The snares Satan places in the darkness.

Explanation and information: The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast. (Proverbs 5:22)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 391: According to 1 Peter, how should we answer someone who asks us about the hope that we have as Christians?
Answer 1: With gentleness and respect.
Answer 2: With the power of the Holy Spirit.
Answer 3: With strong testimony of the power of Jesus.
Answer 4: By praying out loud for their salvation.

Explanation and information: Peter emphasizes that witness to our faith should not be done in a way that alienates the listener. (1 Peter3:15)

easy Question # 392: How did Jesus entered Jerusalem just before his trial and crucifixion?
Answer 1: On a donkey.
Answer 2: On a horse.
Answer 3: By foot.
Answer 4: Carried on the shoulders of his worshippers.

Explanation and information: He rode a donkey, which emphasized humility and his lack of desire to be the earthly King of Judea.

easy Question # 393: When Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time, what did people strew before him?
Answer 1: Palm fronds.
Answer 2: Flowers.
Answer 3: Stalks of wheat.
Answer 4: Prayers written on paper.

Explanation and information: We celebrate Jesus' final entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

medium Question # 394: When Jesus made his last entrance into Jerusalem, people shouted "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord." What is the source of this phrase?
Answer 1: A psalm.
Answer 2: Isaiah.
Answer 3: The Sermon on the Mount.
Answer 4: Genesis.

Explanation and information: It was a famous and beautiful line of praise from Psalm 118.

hard Question # 395: Who prophesied that "your King will come sitting on a donkey's colt"?
Answer 1: Zecheriah.
Answer 2: Jeremiah.
Answer 3: Isaiah.
Answer 4: Elias.

Explanation and information: "Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey's colt." (Zechariah 9:9)

hard Question # 396: From which book of the Bible do the Jehovah's Witnesses take their name?
Answer 1: Isaiah
Answer 2: Ezekiel.
Answer 3: Judges.
Answer 4: Exodus.

Explanation and information: "Ye are my witnesses, saith Jehovah, and my servant whom I have chosen" (Isaiah 43:10)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 397: What animal does Proverbs 6 urge us to emulate?
Answer 1: The ant.
Answer 2: The dove.
Answer 3: The raven.
Answer 4: The lamb.

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 6:6-8 (KJV))

medium Question # 398: When the Greeks sought to meet Jesus on his entrance to Jerusalem, who did they ask?
Answer 1: Philip.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Andrew.
Answer 4: Mary.

Explanation and information: Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." (John 12:20-21)

medium Question # 399: Which of the following is not associated with the Jehovah's Witnesses?
Answer 1: The doctrine of the trinity.
Answer 2: Belief in Christ and his divinity.
Answer 3: The Watch Tower
Answer 4: The book of Isaiah

Explanation and information: They reject the Trinity doctrine, which they consider unscriptural.

easy Question # 400: Who is the earthly head of the Catholic (or Roman Catholic) Church?
Answer 1: The Pope.
Answer 2: The Archbishop of Canterbury.
Answer 3: The Patriarch.
Answer 4: The Holy Roman Emperor.

Explanation and information: The Pope lives at the Vatican in Vatican City, an independent country inside the city limits of Rome, Italy.