Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Questions 401 to 500

medium Question # 401: According to John 12, what is the primary reason people who believe in Christ might not confess their belief in public?
Answer 1: They love the glory of other people more than the glory of God.
Answer 2: They fear for their lives.
Answer 3: Their belief is not sufficient.
Answer 4: They do not pray and meditate on the word of God often enough.

Explanation and information: Even when Christ was alive and performing miracles before them, many people preferred to get along easily in the world rather than confessing their faith. (John 12:42-43)

medium Question # 402: Which prophet said, of those who would not follow Christ, "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them."
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Jeremiah.
Answer 3: Moses.
Answer 4: Amos.

Explanation and information: The Gospel of John (ch. 12) quotes this prophecy of Isaiah, to explain those who witnessed miracles from Christ and yet would not believe in him.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 403: According to Dr. Kent Keith, what should we do with people who are "unreasonable, illogical and self-centered"?
Answer 1: Forgive them anyway.
Answer 2: Teach them about Christ.
Answer 3: Confess our faith to them.
Answer 4: Be gentle with them.

Explanation and information: The quote is from "The Paradoxical Commandments", a poem by Kent M. Keith. Mother Theresa kept a copy of it hanging on her wall.

medium Question # 404: According to Proverbs 6, what happens to people who sleep too much?
Answer 1: Poverty comes upon them like a prowler.
Answer 2: A stranger comes and passes by them.
Answer 3: They awake to find their treasure has vanished.
Answer 4: Their days flee like sheep before wolves.

Explanation and information: Proverbs is not optimistic about sluggards!

"How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,
and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man." (Proverbs 6:9-11)

hard Question # 405: Why did Jesus say "when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself."
Answer 1: So that people would know what kind of death he would die.
Answer 2: So that people would believe in him after he was gone.
Answer 3: So that people would not be afraid to confess their belief in him.
Answer 4: So that people would remember him by taking communion.

Explanation and information: "And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself." He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. (John 12:32-33)

easy Question # 406: What was Christ's purpose?
Answer 1: To save us with forgiveness.
Answer 2: To judge us for our sins.
Answer 3: To make us better people.
Answer 4: To teach us how to act.

Explanation and information: Christ came to announce that God would forgive everyone who believed in him. "If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world." (John 12:47)

medium Question # 407: According to Proverbs 6, what happens to a wicked man?
Answer 1: Calamity comes upon him suddenly.
Answer 2: He slowly becomes corrupted by his acts.
Answer 3: His words become a poisonous dagger in his own heart.
Answer 4: He will be shunned by those who follow the laws of God.

Explanation and information: "therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing." (Proverbs 6:15)

medium Question # 408: How does the Serenity Prayer teach us to handle this sinful world?
Answer 1: To take it as it is.
Answer 2: To do what we can to improve it by teaching faith in God.
Answer 3: To become examples of righteousness.
Answer 4: To witness the teachings of Christ so that others may learn and improve.

Explanation and information: "Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;"

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 409: Which of the following books is in the Protestant Bible (and not part of the Apocrypha)?
Answer 1: Acts of the Apostles.
Answer 2: Acts of Thomas.
Answer 3: Acts of Andrew.
Answer 4: Acts of John.

Explanation and information: The book "Acts of the Apostles" was originally called simply "Acts". Some scholars have suggested that it would be better called "The Acts of the Holy Spirit", since so much of it describes the continuing acts of Christ. The other three are books in the New Testament Apocrypha.

easy Question # 410: Which of the following is a main character in the Book of Acts?
Answer 1: Peter.
Answer 2: John the Baptist.
Answer 3: Moses.
Answer 4: St. John the Divine.

Explanation and information: Most of the book of Acts is given over to accounts of Peter and Paul after the death of Jesus.

medium Question # 411: Which of the following was an important "church" described in the Book of Acts?
Answer 1: Antioch.
Answer 2: Baptist.
Answer 3: Byzantium.
Answer 4: Orthodox.

Explanation and information: Antioch was a great city in what is now Turkey, and was one of the earliest centers of Christianity.

medium Question # 412: Who is believed to be the last of the twelve apostles to die?
Answer 1: John.
Answer 2: Philip.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: Andrew.

Explanation and information: Christian tradition says that John was the only apostle to die of natural causes (the others were all martyred); he might have lived as late as AD 100.

medium Question # 413: Who was the brother of John the Apostle?
Answer 1: James the Greater.
Answer 2: James the Lesser.
Answer 3: Andrew.
Answer 4: Simon Peter.

Explanation and information: John and James (the Greater) were the sons of Zebedee.

medium Question # 414: Which of the following did not witness the Transfiguration of Jesus?
Answer 1: Andrew.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: James.
Answer 4: John.

Explanation and information: Peter, James (the brother of John) and John were with Christ during the Transfiguration. (Matthew 17)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 415: Which Gospel does not contain an account of the Transfiguration of Jesus?
Answer 1: John.
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Mark.
Answer 4: Luke.

Explanation and information: You might have guessed this even if you didn't know it, since the three Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) contain much of the same material.

medium Question # 416: What has existed since the beginning?
Answer 1: The Word.
Answer 2: Heaven.
Answer 3: The universe.
Answer 4: The Law.

Explanation and information: "In the beginning was the Word." (John 1:1)

easy Question # 417: Which apostle betrayed Jesus so that He could be arrested?
Answer 1: Judas Iscariot.
Answer 2: Simon Peter.
Answer 3: Satan.
Answer 4: James the Lesser.

Explanation and information: Judas became an infamous name synonymous with "traitor". St. Peter did betray Jesus in a sense, by denying Him three times, but this was not done so that Jesus would be arrested.

medium Question # 418: How did Jesus identify Judas as the one who would betray Him?
Answer 1: He gave him a piece of bread.
Answer 2: He anointed his head.
Answer 3: He pointed to him.
Answer 4: He kissed him.

Explanation and information: Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish." Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. (John 13:25-26) Judas identified Jesus by kissing him.

medium Question # 419: At the last supper, after Jesus identified Judas as His betrayer, what did Judas do?
Answer 1: Ran out into the night.
Answer 2: Denied it.
Answer 3: Begged Jesus for forgiveness.
Answer 4: Dropped the piece of bread onto the ground.

Explanation and information: Judas ran out into the night, symbolizing his flight into the darkness of sin.

easy Question # 420: How did Judas identify Jesus so that he could be arrested.
Answer 1: With a kiss.
Answer 2: By pointing to him.
Answer 3: By giving him a piece of bread.
Answer 4: By giving him a white linen cloth.

Explanation and information: Judas kissed Jesus so that the Roman soldiers could arrest him.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 421: Immediately after washing Peter's feet, what did Jesus tell the apostles they should do?
Answer 1: Wash the feet of one another.
Answer 2: Hand him over to the Romans.
Answer 3: Eat the bread of life.
Answer 4: Drink from the cup of salvation.

Explanation and information: "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet." (John 13:13-14)

medium Question # 422: When Jesus told his apostles to wash the feet of others, what was one of the things he meant?
Answer 1: They should love and serve others as he had loved and served them.
Answer 2: That cleanliness is next to godliness.
Answer 3: They should keep each other from sinning.
Answer 4: They should keep themselves above things of the flesh.

Explanation and information: Jesus told them that if He, their Lord, could humble himself to wash their feet, they should do likewise.
This verse has a number of other implications, especially that the disciples should spread the gospel and enable others to be cleansed of their sins.

medium Question # 423: Whose feet did Jesus first wash at the Last Supper?
Answer 1: Peter.
Answer 2: John.
Answer 3: Andrew.
Answer 4: Philip.

Explanation and information: Peter seems to have been the chosen leader of the apostles.

medium Question # 424: Why did Jesus wash Peter's feet?
Answer 1: To symbolize his love and forgiveness.
Answer 2: Because Peter had a foot disease.
Answer 3: Because Peter had walked ten miles to get bread.
Answer 4: To show that the apostles should keep themselves free from earthly desires.

Explanation and information: Jesus humbled himself to wash Peter's feet as a sign that He would forgive sins that we committed after baptism.

hard Question # 425: What English pre-Raphaelite painter created a famous painting of Jesus washing the feet of Peter?
Answer 1: Ford Madox Brown.
Answer 2: Gabriel Rossetti.
Answer 3: John Millais.
Answer 4: Edward Burne-Jones.

Explanation and information: Brown was not a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, but he was linked to them and painted in the style.

hard Question # 426: What did Jesus do before washing Peter's feet?
Answer 1: Girded himself with a towel.
Answer 2: Prayed that the Holy Spirit would stay with the apostles.
Answer 3: Broke a piece of bread and gave it to Judas.
Answer 4: Asked Peter how his feet had become covered by dust.

Explanation and information:

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 427: According to Christian tradition, how did St. Andrew die?
Answer 1: Crucified on a cross shaped like an X.
Answer 2: Crucified upside-down.
Answer 3: Shot with arrows.
Answer 4: Beheaded by a sword.

Explanation and information: The Cross of St. Andrew, in the shape of an X, became the flag of Scotland and is still part of the flag of the "Union Jack" (the flag of the United Kingdom).

hard Question # 428: According to Christian tradition, where was St. Andrew martyred?
Answer 1: Patras
Answer 2: Antioch
Answer 3: India
Answer 4: Ravenna

Explanation and information: Today there is a cathedral dedicated to St. Andrew in Patras, Greece, and he is the patron saint of the city.

hard Question # 429: Who is the patron saint of fishermen?
Answer 1: Andrew.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Jude.
Answer 4: Matthew

Explanation and information: Although Jesus told Peter as well as Andrew to "follow me and become fishers of men", it is Andrew who became the patron saint of fishermen.

medium Question # 430: Which of the following is not associated with Baptist churches?
Answer 1: Infant baptism.
Answer 2: Salvation through faith alone.
Answer 3: Scripture as the basis of faith.
Answer 4: Autonomy of local churches.

Explanation and information: Baptist churches believe that people should be baptized only when they are old enough to make an informed decision to follow Jesus.

medium Question # 431: In which country was the first Baptist church founded?
Answer 1: Holland.
Answer 2: England.
Answer 3: The United States.
Answer 4: France.

Explanation and information: Historians trace the earliest Baptist church back to 1609 in Amsterdam, with English Separatist John Smyth as its pastor. Smyth refused to baptize infants.

medium Question # 432: Which of the following is a teaching that Christ called a new commandment?
Answer 1: To love each other as he loved us.
Answer 2: To worship on Sunday rather than on the Sabbath.
Answer 3: To eat bread and drink wine in rememberance of Him.
Answer 4: To spread his word throughout the world.

Explanation and information: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another." (John 13:33-34)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 433: In John 13 (just before the Last Supper), where did Jesus tell Peter he was going?
Answer 1: Where you cannot follow me now.
Answer 2: To dwell with my Father.
Answer 3: To visit the souls who knew me not.
Answer 4: Where his glory would be revealed.

Explanation and information: Jesus repeated this several times in the days before his arrest, e.g., Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered him, "Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward." (John 13:36)

medium Question # 434: On the day before Christ was arrested, when Peter offered to lay down his life for Christ, how did Christ respond?
Answer 1: That Peter would deny him three times before the cock crowed.
Answer 2: That the time for Peter to die had not yet come.
Answer 3: That Peter must live to witness His glory.
Answer 4: That his Fathers house were many mansions.

Explanation and information: Peter said to him, "Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you." Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times." (John 13:37-38)

medium Question # 435: On the day before his arrest, when Jesus told his follower "yet I will be with you a little longer", what did he call them?
Answer 1: Little children.
Answer 2: My flock.
Answer 3: You who will find salvation.
Answer 4: My brethren.

Explanation and information: "Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, 'Where I am going you cannot come.'" (John 13:33)

medium Question # 436: When did Jesus say, "in my Father's house are many mansions"?
Answer 1: On the day before he was arrested.
Answer 2: In the Sermon on the Mount.
Answer 3: Just after he had raised Lazarus from the dead.
Answer 4: When he was feeding the 5,000.

Explanation and information: He said it to comfort his followers, who were distressed because he had told them he was going where they could not follow.

medium Question # 437: Shortly before his arrest, how did Jesus respond to his followers' request to "show us the Father"
Answer 1: That they had already seen the Father.
Answer 2: That they would see the Father before the week had passed.
Answer 3: That they had heard His voice in everything Christ had said.
Answer 4: That they should follow him, because he was the way to the Father.

Explanation and information: "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him." (John 14:7)

medium Question # 438: What was Paul's attitude towards differences between churches?
Answer 1: They should not exist.
Answer 2: They should not be so many that the love between brethren was lessened.
Answer 3: That all churches should follow his teachings.
Answer 4: That every person must find his own way to Christ.

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

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 439: Who did Paul personally baptize in the church at Corinth?
Answer 1: Crispus and Gaius
Answer 2: Sosthenes and Hippus
Answer 3: Nobody.
Answer 4: Only those who would be baptized in public.

Explanation and information: "I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. (1 Corinthians 1:14-15)

easy Question # 440: What is the source of the book, 1 Corinthians?
Answer 1: A letter from St. Paul to the church in Corinth.
Answer 2: A letter from St. Paul to people from Corinth living in Jerusalem.
Answer 3: A letter from St. Peter to the inhabitants of Anatolia (nowTurkey).
Answer 4: A vision of St. John the Divine.

Explanation and information: Like many of the Epistles in the New Testament, 1 Corinthians takes its name from the church to which Paul addressed it.

medium Question # 441: What is “Kyrie Eleison”?
Answer 1: Greek for “Lord have mercy”.
Answer 2: Latin for “God bless us”.
Answer 3: Greek for “God be with us”.
Answer 4: Latin for “God be with us”.

Explanation and information: A Greek Orthodox worshipper, who had attended a Latin mass at a Catholic Church, once told me that he didn't like it because the only Latin he had understood was the Kyrie Eleison!

medium Question # 442: What is another name used by Jesus for the Holy Spirit?
Answer 1: Helper.
Answer 2: Bringer of Life.
Answer 3: God among us.
Answer 4: Bringer of Power.

Explanation and information: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth." (John 14:15-16)

hard Question # 443: Who asked Jesus (in the Gospel of John) "How is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?"
Answer 1: Judas (not Iscariot)
Answer 2: Judas Iscariot
Answer 3: Judas Barsabbas,
Answer 4: Judas of Galilee

Explanation and information: The speaker is identified as Judas (not Iscariot); this might well have been Jude, the Apostle. (John 14:21)

medium Question # 444: According to Proverbs 6, people do not despise what kind of thief?
Answer 1: A thief who is starving and steals to eat.
Answer 2: A thief who repents and returns what he has stolen.
Answer 3: A thief who steals to give to the poor.
Answer 4: A thief who steals from the unrighteous.

Explanation and information: "People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving." Proverbs 6:30.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 445: According to John, what is one reason Christ gives to his disciples that he would not "talk much with you"?
Answer 1: The ruler of this world is coming.
Answer 2: The Kingdom of Peace is at hand.
Answer 3: The day of judgment will be sufficient.
Answer 4: He will meet death on a cross.

Explanation and information: "I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming." (John 14:29)

medium Question # 446: To whom did C.S. Lewis compare a person who refuses to worship?
Answer 1: A man scribbling the word darkness on the wall of a cell.
Answer 2: A person who sees the sunrise and goes inside.
Answer 3: A person who tries to cook his supper on a block of ice.
Answer 4: One who sticks his fingers in his ears.

Explanation and information: "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."

medium Question # 447: According to the parable of the vine and the branches, what does God do to a branch that bears no fruit?
Answer 1: He cuts it off the vine.
Answer 2: He lets its fruit drop to the hard ground untasted.
Answer 3: He makes its grapes into sour wine.
Answer 4: He lets worms eat the leaves.

Explanation and information: "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful." (John 15:1)

medium Question # 448: What book states, "There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots."
Answer 1: Isaiah
Answer 2: Jeremiah
Answer 3: Genesis
Answer 4: Elijah.

Explanation and information: Isaiah 11:1

medium Question # 449: Christ said that "greater love has no man" than what?
Answer 1: To give up his life for his friends.
Answer 2: To die for his country.
Answer 3: To sacrifice his life to God.
Answer 4: To commit his life to following Jesus.

Explanation and information: "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:12-13)

medium Question # 450: Which of the following is not a Christian church?
Answer 1: Bahai.
Answer 2: Mormon.
Answer 3: Messainic Judaism.
Answer 4: Seventh Day Adventist.

Explanation and information: Although Bahai accepts Jesus as one of God's messengers, it does not teach that he was the Son of God. The other three, although considered problematic by many Christian theologians, worship Christ as divine.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 451: What is the most widely known anomaly of the Seventh Day Adventists?
Answer 1: They go to church on Saturday instead of Sunday.
Answer 2: They speak in tongues.
Answer 3: They believe that Christ lives as a watchtower over human events.
Answer 4: They recognize the Pope as the head of their church, even though the Pope does not recognize them.

Explanation and information: Worship of God on the Jewish Sabbath, called "Sabbatarianism", is a peculiar trait of the Seventh Day Adventists. (There are also Seventh Day Baptists who worship on Saturday, and possibly others.) Note that there is nothing in the Bible requiring that Sunday be the day of worship.

medium Question # 452: Christ said that a servant is not greater than whom?
Answer 1: His master.
Answer 2: The bridegroom.
Answer 3: Those he serves.
Answer 4: A carpenter.

Explanation and information: "Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.'" (John 15:20)

medium Question # 453: Jesus said that whoever hates Him, hates whom?
Answer 1: His Father.
Answer 2: All men.
Answer 3: Himself.
Answer 4: His own soul.

Explanation and information: "Whoever hates me hates my Father also." (John 15:24)

medium Question # 454: Who does Jesus call "the helper"?
Answer 1: The Holy Spirit.
Answer 2: Simon Peter.
Answer 3: Mary Magdalene.
Answer 4: The angel Gabriel.

Explanation and information: "But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me." (John 15:26)

hard Question # 455: Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will come to convict the world concerning all except what?
Answer 1: Lawfulness.
Answer 2: Righteousness.
Answer 3: Sin.
Answer 4: Judgment.

Explanation and information: "Concerning sin indeed, because they do not believe in me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to my Father and you will see me no longer; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged." (John 16:10-11)

medium Question # 456: What does the Holy Spirit tell us?
Answer 1: What he has heard from Christ.
Answer 2: To follow the ten commandments.
Answer 3: What gifts we have been given.
Answer 4: To kneel when we pray.

Explanation and information: "The Spirit doesn't speak on his own. He will tell you only what he has heard from me," (John 16:14)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 457: What is the Holy Spirit?
Answer 1: The spirit that Jesus sent to guide us after he died and went to heaven.
Answer 2: An unseen angel who watches over us and protects us from evil.
Answer 3: The human mind.
Answer 4: A tongue of flame known only to those who have been elected by God.

Explanation and information: Jesus promised to send us a Holy Spirit (also called the Comforter or Helper) after he died, to guide us, so that we would not be alone after he had gone.

medium Question # 458: According to Proverbs 8, wisdom is more precious than what?
Answer 1: Rubies.
Answer 2: Diamonds.
Answer 3: Frankincense.
Answer 4: Pearls.

Explanation and information: For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. (Proverbs 8:11)

medium Question # 459: In John, Jesus compared his death and resurrection to what?
Answer 1: A woman giving birth.
Answer 2: A fire that seems to have gone out, but flames up from a single ember.
Answer 3: A setting sun.
Answer 4: A tree that sheds its leaves in the winter.

Explanation and information: "When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world." (John 16:20)

medium Question # 460: Who was Palestrina?
Answer 1: A composer who wrote religious music.
Answer 2: The wife of Herod Antipas.
Answer 3: A woman who charmed King David by playing the harp.
Answer 4: The first wife of Samsom.

Explanation and information: Giovanni Palestrina was possibly the greatest composer of the Renaissance. He lived in the 1500s and composed 105 masses, plus an enormous number of other religious works.

medium Question # 461: Which popular singer had a father who was famous for singing spirituals?
Answer 1: Bobby McFerrin.
Answer 2: Sam Cooke.
Answer 3: Aretha Franklin.
Answer 4: Stevie Wonder.

Explanation and information: Robert McFerrin Sr. was the first African-American male to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. (Aretha Franklin's father was a minister but was not famous as a singer.)

medium Question # 462: In John 16, why does Jesus tell us to take heart when we face tribulation?
Answer 1: Because he has overcome the world.
Answer 2: Because we will know peace in heaven.
Answer 3: Because he has sent us a Comforter.
Answer 4: Because all evil things will end.

Explanation and information: "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." (John 16:23)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 463: According to Proverbs 8, with whom or what does wisdom dwell?
Answer 1: Prudence.
Answer 2: Chastity.
Answer 3: A man who meditates upon the word of the Lord.
Answer 4: A son who listens.

Explanation and information: "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion." (Proverbs 8:12)

medium Question # 464: When Jesus said his final prayers (in John 17), who did he pray for first?
Answer 1: Himself.
Answer 2: Those who would suffer in his name.
Answer 3: His disciples.
Answer 4: The world.

Explanation and information: After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you." (John 17:1-2)

medium Question # 465: Robert Duvall won an Academy Award for a movie called "Tender Mercies". Where did the movie title come from?
Answer 1: A psalm.
Answer 2: Proverbs.
Answer 3: The Gospel of John.
Answer 4: Eccelsiastes.

Explanation and information: Great are Your tender mercies, O Lord; Revive me according to Your judgments. (Psalm 119:156)

hard Question # 466: Where is the Garden of Gethsemene located?
Answer 1: Across the ravine of the Kidron.
Answer 2: At the foot of Mount Carmel.
Answer 3: In what is now the Syrian Quarter of Jerusalem.
Answer 4: Kust outside Jerusalem near Bethany.

Explanation and information: When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples. (John 18:1)

easy Question # 467: Where was Jesus arrested?
Answer 1: In the Garden of Gethsemane.
Answer 2: On top of the Mount of Olives.
Answer 3: In the second story of a house in Jerusalem.
Answer 4: At the foot of Mount Ararat.

Explanation and information: The Garden of Gethsemane is actually right at the foot of the Mount of Olives, but not on top of it.

medium Question # 468: What time of day was it when Jesus was arrested?
Answer 1: Night.
Answer 2: Noon.
Answer 3: Sunset.
Answer 4: Middle of the morning.

Explanation and information: The soldiers came bearing torches (John 18)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 469: In John, when asked who they were looking for, what did the soldiers who came to arrest Jesus say?
Answer 1: Jesus the Nazarene.
Answer 2: The King of the Jews.
Answer 3: Jesus who calls himself the Son of God.
Answer 4: Jesus of Bethlehem.

Explanation and information: So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, "Whom do you seek?" They answered Him, "Jesus the Nazarene." (John 18)

medium Question # 470: Whose ear did Peter cut off with a sword?
Answer 1: Malthus.
Answer 2: Annas.
Answer 3: Caiphas.
Answer 4: Marcus.

Explanation and information: Malthus was a slave of the high priest.

medium Question # 471: Who was Edgar Guest?
Answer 1: A famous Christian poet.
Answer 2: The translator of the American Standard Version of the Bible.
Answer 3: The founder of the American Methodist Church.
Answer 4: A theologian who translated the New Testament into 27 different languages.

Explanation and information: Edgar Guest (1881-1959, Detroit, Michigan) was a prolific American poet who became known as "the People's Poet". Although his work was derided by critics, it was hugely popular with the American public.

medium Question # 472: According to the Gospel of John , who was Jesus first taken before after his arrest?
Answer 1: Annas.
Answer 2: Caiaphas.
Answer 3: Pontius Pilate.
Answer 4: The Pharisee high priest.

Explanation and information: Annas, who was probably a Sadducee and a former high priest, was Caiaphus' father-in-law. This incident is mentioned only in John.

medium Question # 473: After the arrest of Jesus, who followed him to the courtyard of the high priests?
Answer 1: Peter and another unnamed disciple.
Answer 2: Peter and Andrew.
Answer 3: Only Peter.
Answer 4: Peter, Mary Magdelene and another man.

Explanation and information: According to Mark, the guards seized the unnamed second man by his linen gown, but the man ran away naked leaving the guards holding the gown.

medium Question # 474: After Jesus was arrested and taken into the courtyard of the high priests, what did Peter do while waiting for his interrogation?
Answer 1: Stood around with the guards warming himself in front of a fire.
Answer 2: Prayed that the Holy Spirit would give him strength.
Answer 3: Denied four times that he knew Jesus.
Answer 4: Sent for the other apostles.

Explanation and information: The servants and the guards had made a fire because it was cold. They were standing around it, warming themselves. Peter joined them there, standing by the fire and warming himself. (John 18:17-18)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 475: What time of year was Jesus arrested and crucified?
Answer 1: The Jewish Feast of the Passover.
Answer 2: The Feast of the Tabernacles.
Answer 3: The first day of spring.
Answer 4: April.

Explanation and information: Jesus and the apostles, being devout Jews, ate unleavened bread at the Last Supper. (Mark 14)

medium Question # 476: According to the Gospel of John , why was Jesus struck in the palm of his hand?
Answer 1: For sassing the high priest.
Answer 2: To soften it so that a nail could be driven through it.
Answer 3: To break it.
Answer 4: To stop him from praying.

Explanation and information: The Gospel of John recounts how Jesus was first taken before Annas (the former High Priest of Judea) and spoke to him disrespectfully; a guard struck Him in the palm for this.

easy Question # 477: How many times did Peter deny Christ?
Answer 1: Three.
Answer 2: One time.
Answer 3: Twelve times.
Answer 4: Never.

Explanation and information: Jesus correctly foretold that Peter would deny him three times before the cock crowed.

medium Question # 478: What happened when Jesus spoke too cleverly to the high priest Annas during his trial?
Answer 1: A soldier struck him with the palm of his hand.
Answer 2: A soldier pierced his side with a spear.
Answer 3: The high priest sent him to Pontius Pilate.
Answer 4: He was forced to drink vinegar.

Explanation and information: And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Do You answer the high priest like that?" (John 18:22)

easy Question # 479: What happened when Peter denied Christ for the third time?
Answer 1: A rooster crowed.
Answer 2: The sun came up.
Answer 3: He fell to his knees and asked for forgiveness.
Answer 4: Jesus wept.

Explanation and information: Jesus predicted that Peter would deny him three times before the cock crowed; and Peter did it, then was reminded of Jesus' prediction by the crowing cock.

medium Question # 480: Why would the Pharisees, who took Jesus to his trial, not enter Pilate's house?
Answer 1: They did not want to make themselves unclean before Passover.
Answer 2: Only Roman citizens were allowed in official Roman buildings.
Answer 3: Pilate refused to invite them in.
Answer 4: They did not want to stand in a room with Jesus, whom they considered a heretic.

Explanation and information: Jesus was crucified just before the Passover, and entering the house of a Gentile was considered unclean.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 481: Why did the Jews take Jesus before Pontius Pilate for trial?
Answer 1: They were not allowed to crucify criminals.
Answer 2: Jerusalem was a Roman colony.
Answer 3: Pilate was the curiae imperitor of Judea.
Answer 4: The Jews were considered partial and unable to give Jesus a fair trial.

Explanation and information: The Jews, in an act of hypocrisy, took Jesus to Pilate and insisted that Pilate sentence Him to death, because they were forbidden to do so.

medium Question # 482: Who in the Bible famously asked, "What is truth"?
Answer 1: Pontius Pilate.
Answer 2: Jesus Christ.
Answer 3: Simon Peter.
Answer 4: Democlanes.

Explanation and information: Jesus had just told him, "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 18:27)

easy Question # 483: Who did the Jews cry out to be released from prison, instead of Jesus?
Answer 1: Barabbas.
Answer 2: Joseph of Arimathea.
Answer 3: Simon Peter.
Answer 4: A murderer.

Explanation and information: Barabbas was a common robber.

hard Question # 484: What does "Ecce homo" mean?
Answer 1: Behold the man.
Answer 2: You shall be free.
Answer 3: The sin of sodomy.
Answer 4: Became human.

Explanation and information: "Ecce homo" -- "Behold the man" -- is a famous saying, repeated in countless works of art, philosophy, etc.

medium Question # 485: Who said "Behold the man"?
Answer 1: Pontius Pilate.
Answer 2: Elizabeth, the cousin of Mary.
Answer 3: Simon Peter.
Answer 4: Caiaphas.

Explanation and information: These words were spoken by Pilate when he brought Jesus out of the building before the crowd, wearing a crown of thorns.

medium Question # 486: What was the name of the seat of judgment, where Pilate sat?
Answer 1: Gabbatha.
Answer 2: Gethsemene.
Answer 3: Golgotha.
Answer 4: Germanius.

Explanation and information: Gabbatha is Hebrew for "The Pavement".

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 487: What did the chief priests reply when Pilate asked them, "Shall I crucify your King"?
Answer 1: We have no king but Caesar.
Answer 2: Give us Barabbas.
Answer 3: Give him to us to crucify.
Answer 4: Crucify his followers as well.

Explanation and information: Pontius Pilate teased the Jewish leaders by calling Jesus "King of the Jews".

hard Question # 488: Where do the Sinhala Christians live?
Answer 1: Sri Lanka (Ceylon).
Answer 2: Nigeria.
Answer 3: Egypt.
Answer 4: Punjab.

Explanation and information: The Sinhalese people are the primary ethnic group of Ceylon.

easy Question # 489: Where was Jesus crucified?
Answer 1: Golgatha (the Place of the Skulls).
Answer 2: The Mount of Olives.
Answer 3: The Garden of Gethsemene.
Answer 4: Gabbatha (The Mount of Sorrows).

Explanation and information: The little hill outside Jerusalem is often called "Calvary" in English, but all four gospels call it Golgatha. (Note that the place where Jesus was crucified, Calvary, is spelled different from the word for a troop of armed horsemen, "cavalry".)

easy Question # 490: What sign was hung above the cross?
Answer 1: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
Answer 2: Father forgive them.
Answer 3: Jesus Christ the Messiah.
Answer 4: The Lamb of God.

Explanation and information: In Latin this was "Jesus Nazarus Rex Judiorum". The cross is often depicted with the first letter of each of the words on a sign above Jesus' head. Because there is no letter "J" in early Latin, the sign reads "INRI" instead of "JNRJ".

medium Question # 491: What sign did the chief priests of the Jews want to hang above Jesus' head on the cross?
Answer 1: He said I am the King of the Jews.
Answer 2: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
Answer 3: None.
Answer 4: Behold the Heretic.

Explanation and information: The chief priests did not want a sign to say Jesus was their King and tried to get Pilate to change the sign "King of the Jews" to "He said I am King of the Jews", but Pilate would not change it.

hard Question # 492: Where in the Old Testament does it say, "They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots."?
Answer 1: Psalm 22.
Answer 2: Psalm 103.
Answer 3: Isaiah 7.
Answer 4: Jeremiah 4.

Explanation and information: Psalm 22 also says, "They pierced My hands and My feet."

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 493: For which of Jesus garments did the soldiers cast lots?
Answer 1: His tunic.
Answer 2: His robe.
Answer 3: His sandals.
Answer 4: His girdle.

Explanation and information: The tunic was made from a single piece of cloth, without seams, and the soldiers did not want to tear it up.

medium Question # 494: According to John, how many Roman soldiers cast lots for Jesus' garment?
Answer 1: Four
Answer 2: Three
Answer 3: Five
Answer 4: Six

Explanation and information: They actually cast lots for only one piece of clothing; the rest they divided up equally.

easy Question # 495: What substance was given to Christ to drink just before he died?
Answer 1: Vinegar.
Answer 2: Sweet wine.
Answer 3: Water.
Answer 4: Morphine.

Explanation and information: Matthew and Mark also say he was offered wine, but this was earlier; both gospels state that he was offered vinegar to drink just before he died.

medium Question # 496: What vessel was offered to Jesus from which he could drink, after he said he was thirsty?
Answer 1: A sponge.
Answer 2: A cup.
Answer 3: A gourd.
Answer 4: A clay mug.

Explanation and information: Because he was hanging high on a cross, it was impossible to get a cup to his lips without spilling the contents.

medium Question # 497: In the Gospel of John, what were Jesus' last words before he died on the cross?
Answer 1: It is finished.
Answer 2: Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.
Answer 3: I thirst.
Answer 4: Into your hands I commend my spirit.

Explanation and information: Jesus said all four phrases on the cross, and according to Luke, his last words were "Into your hands I commend my spirit".

medium Question # 498: Why were people in a hurry to bury Jesus?
Answer 1: The Sabbath was about to begin.
Answer 2: They did not want him to decompose in public view.
Answer 3: He had asked his followers to bury him quickly.
Answer 4: His mother, Mary, was distressed by the sight of his body hanging.

Explanation and information: Under Jewish law, a body must be buried as quickly as possible, but cannot be buried on the Sabbath; so his followers hurried to get his body in a tomb before the sun could set.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 499: Why were Jesus' legs broken?
Answer 1: They were not broken, because he was already dead.
Answer 2: To hasten his death.
Answer 3: To torture him.
Answer 4: So that he could not hold himself up with his legs and would hang by his arms.

Explanation and information: The Roman soldiers broke the legs of those being crucified to hasten their death. Jesus, however, was already dead, so they did not break his legs.

medium Question # 500: Who asked Pontius Pilate for the body of Jesus?
Answer 1: Joseph of Arimathea.
Answer 2: Nicodemus.
Answer 3: Mary Magdelene.
Answer 4: James, his brother.

Explanation and information: All four gospels agree that a man named Joseph of Arimathea got permission to take the corpse of Jesus. Nicodemus assisted him in moving and preparing the body for burial.