Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Questions 601 to 700

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 601: When the high priests of Jerusalem first tried to suppress Christians (after Christ had died), who was included in the second round of arrests?
Answer 1: All the apostles.
Answer 2: Peter and John.
Answer 3: 120 followers of Christ.
Answer 4: Paul and Andrew

Explanation and information: The first arrest was only Peter and John; the second arrest included all of the apostles.

hard Question # 602: What was the name of the man who stopped the Sanhedrin from executing all of the apostles?
Answer 1: Gamaliel..
Answer 2: Saul.
Answer 3: Joseph of Arimethea.
Answer 4: Peter.

Explanation and information: Gamaliel was a member of the Sanhedrin, who was sympathetic to the Christians and seemed to be swayed by Christ's teachings. (Acts 5:33)

medium Question # 603: Why didn't the Sanhedran execute all of the apostles, when it arrested them and brought them in for trial.
Answer 1: They thought the Christ cult would simply die out.
Answer 2: They were afraid of the crowds.
Answer 3: Pontius Pilate refused to execute any more Christians.
Answer 4: Many of them had become followers of Christ.

Explanation and information: One of the members pointed out several other religious groups who disbanded after their leader died.

hard Question # 604: During the second trial, when it arrested all of the apostles, what punishment did the Sanhedrin give them?
Answer 1: A whipping and strong warning.
Answer 2: A strong warning only.
Answer 3: None.
Answer 4: It whipped them and exiled them from Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: Unlike the first arrest of Peter and John, when they were let off with a strong warning, the second trial (of all the apostles) resulted in a whipping. (Acts 5:39-42)

hard Question # 605: In the early days of the church in Jerusalem, why did the Hellenists become unhappy?
Answer 1: They did not think their widows were getting their share of food.
Answer 2: They thought that services should be held in Greek as well as Hebrew.
Answer 3: Some of the Hebrews would not eat with them.
Answer 4: They wanted to leave Jerusalem, but the apostles would not let them.

Explanation and information: "Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution." (Acts 6:1)

medium Question # 606: In the early church in Jerusalem, who were the Hellenists?
Answer 1: Jews who spoke Greek.
Answer 2: A group that included all Gentiles who believed in Christ.
Answer 3: Immigrants from Greece.
Answer 4: A derogatory nickname for merchants.

Explanation and information: The Hellenists were from many places, and included all Jews who spoke Greek and had adopted Greek culture. (Acts 6)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 607: Who became the first seven deacons of the church in Jerusalem?
Answer 1: Seven men who spoke Greek.
Answer 2: Six of the original apostles and Matthias.
Answer 3: Stephen and six men chosen by him.
Answer 4: Former members of the Sanhedrin.

Explanation and information: Acts 6:1-7.

medium Question # 608: In the early Jerusalem church, why did the apostles name other people as the deacons of the church?
Answer 1: They wanted to be out preaching and converting people, rather than waiting on tables.
Answer 2: They had been whipped and threatened with death by the Sanhedrin.
Answer 3: They wanted to include a diversity of backgrounds in the leadership.
Answer 4: They were about to leave Jerusalem to spread the Word to Anatolia and Egypt.

Explanation and information: "And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." (Acts 6:2-7

medium Question # 609: Who was the first Christian martyr after Christ was crucified?
Answer 1: Stephen.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Joseph of Arimethea.
Answer 4: Matthias.

Explanation and information: Stephen infuriated the high priests by accusing them of unholiness. (Acts 6)

hard Question # 610: What did Stephen look like, when he appeared for trial at the Sanhedrin (in the early days of the Jerusalem church)?
Answer 1: He had the face of an angel.
Answer 2: He was dressed in a rough robe of camel hair.
Answer 3: His hair was tangled and his face was dirty.
Answer 4: A halo (or nimbus) could be seen around his head.

Explanation and information: "And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel." (Acts 6:15)

hard Question # 611: In Acts 7, when Stephen was tried before the Sanhedrin, what subject did he speak of at great length.
Answer 1: The history of Judaism.
Answer 2: The life and resurrection of Christ.
Answer 3: The miracles done by Christ and his disciples.
Answer 4: The ultimate victory of the disciples of Christ.

Explanation and information: Stephen gave a very long speech, taking up most of Acts 7 and some of Acts 8, chronicling the history of the Hebrews from Abraham to Solomon.

medium Question # 612: Where was Abraham originally from?
Answer 1: Mesopotamia.
Answer 2: Egypt.
Answer 3: Samaria.
Answer 4: Turkey.

Explanation and information: Abraham was specifically from Ur of the Chaldees (or Chaldea), a primitive civilization near the site of the Garden of Eden. (Acts 7:2)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 613: What Hebrew patriarch was given the covenant of circumcision?
Answer 1: Abraham.
Answer 2: Moses.
Answer 3: Isaac.
Answer 4: Jesse.

Explanation and information: God's covenant of circumcision dates to the earliest days of Judaism. It was given to Abraham and helped keep the Jews united during their long slavery in Egypt. (Acts 7:7-8)

hard Question # 614: According to Stephen, how long did Moses' parents care for him?
Answer 1: Three months.
Answer 2: Until he was adopted by the daughter of Pharoah.
Answer 3: Exactly one year.
Answer 4: Until they died.

Explanation and information: "That's when Moses was born. He was highly favored by God, and for three months his parents cared for him in their home. After he was abandoned, Pharaoh's daughter adopted and cared for him as though he were her own son." (Acts 7:19-21)

medium Question # 615: Which of the following died in Egypt?
Answer 1: Jacob.
Answer 2: St. Paul.
Answer 3: Abraham.
Answer 4: Jonathan.

Explanation and information: Jacob was the father of Joseph (with the coat of many colors), who was sold into slavery in Egypt and became a rich and powerful man.

medium Question # 616: How old was Moses when the daughter of Pharaoh adopted him?
Answer 1: Three months.
Answer 2: Six months.
Answer 3: One year.
Answer 4: One week.

Explanation and information: Pharaoh regularly forced Hebrews to abandon their small children, so that they would die.

easy Question # 617: According to Proverbs, what happens to someone who refuses correction?
Answer 1: He goes astray.
Answer 2: He becomes rich.
Answer 3: He is forgotten by his parents.
Answer 4: He learns to love God.

Explanation and information: "He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray. (Proverbs 10:17)

easy Question # 618: How long did Moses wander in the wilderness?
Answer 1: Forty years.
Answer 2: Forty days.
Answer 3: Six months.
Answer 4: Four years.

Explanation and information: He wandered in the wilderness for forty years before he returned to Egypt. (Exodus 2)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 619: When Moses saw the burning bush, what did God command him to do?
Answer 1: Take off his shoes.
Answer 2: Fall on his face.
Answer 3: Find the Promised Land.
Answer 4: Go into the wilderness.

Explanation and information: God commanded him to remove his shoes, because he stood on holy ground. (Exodus 3:1-21) He then returned to Egypt to save the Hebrews from slavery.

easy Question # 620: When the Hebrews were traveling in the wilderness with Moses, what did they make that offended God?
Answer 1: A golden calf.
Answer 2: An altar of wood.
Answer 3: A roasted pig.
Answer 4: The Tower of Babel.

Explanation and information: They build a golden calf and worshiped it as a god, while Moses was on a mountain getting the Ten Commandments.

hard Question # 621: Who, in the Book of Acts, gives a long speech to the Sanhedrin, reciting the history of the Hebrews?
Answer 1: Stephen.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Barnabas.

Explanation and information: Stephen gave the speech to defend himself against charges of heresy.

easy Question # 622: Which of the following books of the Bible is best termed "apocalyptic"?
Answer 1: Revelation.
Answer 2: Gospel of John.
Answer 3: Exodus.
Answer 4: Proverbs.

Explanation and information: The Greek word apokalypsis actually means "revelation". In literature, it usually refers to a dream in which some great truth is revealed, especially cataclysmic future events.

medium Question # 623: In which book of the Bible do the names Gog and Magog appear?
Answer 1: Ezekiel.
Answer 2: Mark.
Answer 3: Acts.
Answer 4: Joshua.

Explanation and information: Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 describes a war between Gog, the prince of Magog, and Israel.

medium Question # 624: Who was Nimrod?
Answer 1: A great hunter and mighty man.
Answer 2: A coward who fled from battle.
Answer 3: A moneylender who ruined many men.
Answer 4: A tax collector despised by the Hebrews.

Explanation and information: Nimrod has somehow become a sarcastic term for people of low esteem; but in the Bible, he was a great man, known as a hunter. (Genesis 10:8)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 625: After the death of Christ, who became the first Christian martyr?
Answer 1: Stephen.
Answer 2: Bartholomew.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: Philip the Greater.

Explanation and information: Stephen was killed by members of the Sanhedrin themselves, who were infuriated by his defense of Christ and assertion that they had killed the son of God.

medium Question # 626: How did St. Stephen die?
Answer 1: He was stoned.
Answer 2: He was crucified by being hung on a cross with ropes.
Answer 3: He was shot by many arrows.
Answer 4: He was bashed in the head by a shovel.

Explanation and information: Stephen was stoned by members of the Sanhedrin in the early days of the Age of the Apostles.

easy Question # 627: In the very early days of Christianity, who was a major persecuters of Christians?
Answer 1: St. Paul (Saul)
Answer 2: Hieronymus.
Answer 3: The Pharaoh of Egypt
Answer 4: Ceaser Augustus.

Explanation and information: Saul was a famous and feared henchman of the Sahnedrin, but was converted and renamed Paul.

medium Question # 628: What happened on the day when Stephen died?
Answer 1: The apostles scattered to different regions.
Answer 2: The sun stood still in the sky for three minutes.
Answer 3: The followers of Christ banded together.
Answer 4: People from the countryside came to Jerusalem to honor him.

Explanation and information: On the day Stephen died, the Sanhedrin began full-scaled persecution against followers of Christ, dragging them from their houses to prison. The apostles scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. (Acts 8:1-7)

hard Question # 629: Where did Philip first travel to spread the Word of Christ?
Answer 1: Samaria.
Answer 2: Nazareth.
Answer 3: Ben Gaza.
Answer 4: Egypt.

Explanation and information: Philip was driven out of Jerusalem by the Sanhedrin, and he fled to Samaria. (Acts 9)

hard Question # 630: Where does the word "Semite" come from?
Answer 1: A son of Noah.
Answer 2: The name of the town where Abraham lived for a short time.
Answer 3: A river in Israel.
Answer 4: A Hebrew word meaning traveller.

Explanation and information: Shem, one of Noah's sons (and possibly the eldest), gave birth to many nations in the Middle East. (Genesis 10)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 631: What is the first foreign land to which an apostle spread the word of Christ?
Answer 1: Samaria
Answer 2: Phoenecia.
Answer 3: Egypt.
Answer 4: Philistia, land of the Philistines.

Explanation and information: Samaria was a traditional enemy of the Hebrews. (Acts 8)

medium Question # 632: Who is the first apostle mentioned in Acts to travel to a foreign land, to spread the good news?
Answer 1: Philip.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Matthew.

Explanation and information: All of the apostles left Jerusalem after Stephen was murdered, but Philip is specifically mentioned as traveling to Samaria. (Acts 8)

medium Question # 633: What did St. Paul think of the stoning of Stephen, at the time it happened?
Answer 1: He approved of it.
Answer 2: He participated in it.
Answer 3: He lamented it.
Answer 4: He forgave those who did it.

Explanation and information: Paul was still known as Saul when Stephen was martyred. Although he approved of it, he did not cast stones; he held the cloaks of the priests. (Acts 7:53-60; Acts 8:1)

medium Question # 634: Who baptized Simon the witch, who was called The Great Power in Samaria?
Answer 1: Philip.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: James.

Explanation and information: Philip was the first to arrive in Samaria and converted and baptized Simon; however, Simon did not received the Holy Spirit until Peter and John arrived.

easy Question # 635: Which of the following was a major enemy of the Biblical Hebrews?
Answer 1: Samaria.
Answer 2: Phoenicia.
Answer 3: Germany.
Answer 4: Punjab.

Explanation and information: It is difficult to find a land near Israel which was not a major enemy. The Phoenicians, however, were oriented to trade rather than empire, and do not seem to have had a major war with them. As far as we know from the Bible, the Hebrews had no contact with Germany or Punjab, part of India.

hard Question # 636: How did Simon, the Samaritan sorcerer, seek to gain power to baptize?
Answer 1: By offering money to the apostles.
Answer 2: By praying to Jesus.
Answer 3: By burning herbs and incense.
Answer 4: By eavesdropping on the apostles at night.

Explanation and information: Simon sought to buy the power to impart the Holy Spirit to others. (Acts 8)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 637: When Philip, Peter and John left Samaria on their first missionary trip, where did they go next?
Answer 1: Jerusalem.
Answer 2: Phoenicia.
Answer 3: Antioch.
Answer 4: Damascus.

Explanation and information: They returned to Jerusalem, which they had evacuated after Stephen was stoned. (Acts 8:25)

medium Question # 638: In the very beginning of the travels of the apostles, where did an angel tell Philip to travel?
Answer 1: Gaza.
Answer 2: Ethiopia.
Answer 3: Anatolia.
Answer 4: Libya.

Explanation and information: It is not known for sure whether the Philip who went to Gaza was the apostle Philip, or one of the Greek deacons of Jerusalem.

medium Question # 639: What odd person did Philip meet and convert in his early travel?
Answer 1: A eunuch from Ethiopia.
Answer 2: An exceedingly short prince from Nubia.
Answer 3: An albino musician.
Answer 4: A giant warrior from Assyria.

Explanation and information: Philip encountered an Ethiopian eunuch in Gaza during his first or second trip out of Jerusalem. (Acts 8 26-30)

medium Question # 640: What was the job of the man Philip notably converted in Gaza?
Answer 1: He was a court official in charge of treasure.
Answer 2: He was a priest of Ammon.
Answer 3: He was a nomad who wandered the desert, trying to avoid soldiers sent to kill him.
Answer 4: He was a physician.

Explanation and information: Acts 8:26-33.

hard Question # 641: Who was the Queen of Ethiopia during the first travels of the apostles?
Answer 1: Candace.
Answer 2: Andromeda.
Answer 3: Sheba.
Answer 4: Cassiopia.

Explanation and information: Candace is mentioned by name in Acts 8.

medium Question # 642: Where did Philip travel after he went to Gaza?
Answer 1: Caesarea.
Answer 2: Samaria.
Answer 3: Egypt.
Answer 4: Damascus.

Explanation and information: Philip went north after converting the Ethiopian eunuch, to a place called Azotus and on to Caesarea.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 643: What did Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch do together after the Ethiopian was baptized?
Answer 1: Nothing. Philip was caught away by the Spirit of the Lord.
Answer 2: Philip instructed the eunuch to return to his country and spread the good news.
Answer 3: Philip broke bread with a Gentile for the first time.
Answer 4: They prayed.

Explanation and information: Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. (Acts 8:37-40)

easy Question # 644: Where did Saul (later to become St. Paul) want to go, to arrest followers of Christ?
Answer 1: Damascus.
Answer 2: Nazareth.
Answer 3: Memphis.
Answer 4: Antioch.

Explanation and information: The conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus is a famous incident in the Book of Acts. (Acts 9)

medium Question # 645: What did God NOT do to Saul in order to convert him?
Answer 1: Give him a vision of hell.
Answer 2: Strike him blind.
Answer 3: Ask Saul why he was persecuting Him.
Answer 4: Knock him to the ground.

Explanation and information: After asking Saul "why do you persecute me?", God knocked Saul to the ground and blinded him for three days. (Acts 9:1-9)

medium Question # 646: Who converted Saul?
Answer 1: Jesus.
Answer 2: God the Father.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: The Holy Spirit.

Explanation and information: God appeared as a great light and then identified himself as Jesus. (Acts 9:1-9)

medium Question # 647: Who baptized Saul in Damascus?
Answer 1: Ananais.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Philip.
Answer 4: Saul was not baptized in Damascus.

Explanation and information: Ananais was a disciple in Damascus, who had a vision to go to Saul and baptize him. (Acts 9:10-19)

medium Question # 648: What odd place did God tell Ananais to go?
Answer 1: A street called Straight.
Answer 2: The sewers of Damascus.
Answer 3: A leper colony.
Answer 4: The top of a chimney.

Explanation and information: Acts 9:10-13:
10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”
“Yes, Lord,” he answered.
11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.
12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 649: How did Saul (who was to become St. Paul) regain his vision after God blinded him?
Answer 1: Scales fell from his eyes.
Answer 2: He was suddenly able to open his eyes.
Answer 3: He went to the Mayo Clinic.
Answer 4: Peter put his hands on the face of Saul and prayed.

Explanation and information: The story of the conversion of Saul, who was to become St. Paul and write numerous epistles, is famous and colorful. After God blinded him on the road to Damascus, he stayed blind for three days and then "something like scales fell from his eyes". (Acts 9)

medium Question # 650: How did Saul escape from Damascus?
Answer 1: He was lowered down the walls in a basket.
Answer 2: The prison doors were opened by an angel in the middle of the night.
Answer 3: He converted the prison guards, who escorted him through the city gates.
Answer 4: He disguised himself as a woman going out to gather grain.

Explanation and information: The Jews of Damascus were outraged when Saul began to preach that Jesus was God, and they guarded the city gates. But Saul escaped them by being lowered down the city wall in a basket. (Acts 9:19-23)

medium Question # 651: Which of the following composed numerous masses?
Answer 1: Bach.
Answer 2: Calvin.
Answer 3: Mendelssohn.
Answer 4: John Wesley.

Explanation and information: Bach composed at least five masses. The most famous is his Mass in B Minor, which is frequently performed to this day. Mendelssohn was Jewish and the others were famous evangelical protestants.

medium Question # 652: Where did Saul go first, after his conversion in Damascus?
Answer 1: Jerusalem.
Answer 2: Caesarea.
Answer 3: Syria.
Answer 4: Samaria.

Explanation and information: Saul went to Jerusalem and preached openly, until a number of people decided that they should kill him. (Acts:9:26-31)

medium Question # 653: Who took Saul to meet the apostles, because the Christians were afraid of him?
Answer 1: Barnabas.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Joseph.
Answer 4: Ananais.

Explanation and information: "When Saul arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to join the followers. But they were all afraid of him, because they did not believe he was a true follower. Then Barnabas helped him by taking him to the apostles." (Acts 9:26-29)

easy Question # 654: What city is most associated with Paul?
Answer 1: Tarsus.
Answer 2: Antioch.
Answer 3: Ephesia.
Answer 4: Atlantis.

Explanation and information: Paul is often called "Paul of Tarsus". It was the place of his birth and the place where he sought safety after the Jews of Jerusalem decided to kill him.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 655: Which of the following did Peter raise from the dead?
Answer 1: Tabitha (also known as Dorcus)
Answer 2: Nimrod.
Answer 3: Aeneas.
Answer 4: Lazarus.

Explanation and information: Tabitha was a woman known for her alms giving and good works. He did heal a man named Aeneas, but Aeneas was not dead when he was healed.

medium Question # 656: In what towns did Peter encounter Aeneas and Tabitha?
Answer 1: Joppa and Lydda.
Answer 2: Damascus and Antioch.
Answer 3: Samaria and Caesarea.
Answer 4: Tyre and Beirut.

Explanation and information: Peter's early travels took him to Joppa, Lydda, and Samaria. (Acts 9:36-43)

hard Question # 657: Peter lived for many days in Joppa. With whom did he stay?
Answer 1: Simon, a tanner.
Answer 2: Judas (not Iscariot).
Answer 3: Tabitha, who made many coats.
Answer 4: Timothy, a scribe.

Explanation and information: "And it became known throughout all Joppa: and many believed on the Lord. And it came to pass, that he abode many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner." (Acts 9:42-43)

medium Question # 658: Peter baptized a man named Cornelius. What group did Cornelius belong to?
Answer 1: The Italian Cohort.
Answer 2: The Sanhedrin of Caesarea.
Answer 3: The Syrian Auxilliary.
Answer 4: The Ninth Legion.

Explanation and information: Cornelius belonged to the Italian Cohort, a military unit stationed in Caesarea. (Acts 10:1)

medium Question # 659: What was the occupation of Cornelius, who was baptized by Peter?
Answer 1: A centurion.
Answer 2: A tanner.
Answer 3: A priest.
Answer 4: A merchant and shipowner.

Explanation and information: Cornelius was a centurion in the Roman Army, stationed in Caesarea.

medium Question # 660: What caused Cornelius of Caesarea to seek out Peter?
Answer 1: He had a vision of an angel of God.
Answer 2: He heard about Peter raising Tabitha from the dead.
Answer 3: He was struck blind by God, who then told him to seek Jesus.
Answer 4: Cornelius did not seek out Peter, but was converted when he heard John preaching.

Explanation and information: About the ninth hour of the day, Cornelius saw clearly in a vision an angel of God, who told him to send for Peter.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 661: When Peter was traveling from Joppa to Caesarea, what did he see in a vision?
Answer 1: Something like a sheet being lowered to earth by its four corners.
Answer 2: An angel dressed in white and gold.
Answer 3: Four horsemen.
Answer 4: A stairway leading to heaven.

Explanation and information: The four corners of the sheet represented the "four corners of the earth". (Acts 10:9-11)

medium Question # 662: When Peter had a vision, traveling from Joppa to Caesarea, what did he see?
Answer 1: All manner of animals.
Answer 2: Golden rain falling in the desert.
Answer 3: Drops like tongues of fire descending upon the heads of all who were with him.
Answer 4: A burning bush.

Explanation and information: In the vision, he saw "all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air". (Acts 10:12, KJV)

medium Question # 663: Why did God try to make Peter eat reptiles?
Answer 1: To prepare him to convert Gentiles.
Answer 2: To punish him for denying Christ.
Answer 3: To restore his health.
Answer 4: To prove to him that he would not die.

Explanation and information: Peter, a Jew, was having difficulty accepting Gentiles as brothers, so God sent him a vision in which He asked Peter to eat a variety of unclean animals. Soon after, Peter was called upon to baptize a number of Gentiles in Caesarea. (Acts 10)

medium Question # 664: Who was Peter staying with, when the men sent by Cornelius found him?
Answer 1: Simon.
Answer 2: Cornelius.
Answer 3: Aeneas.
Answer 4: Ananias.

Explanation and information: Oddly, Peter stayed in Joppa with a man whose first name was the same as his -- Simon. (Acts 10)

hard Question # 665: Where did Peter meet Cornelius?
Answer 1: Caesarea.
Answer 2: Jerusalem.
Answer 3: Joppa.
Answer 4: Gaza.

Explanation and information: Cornelius, a Roman centurion, sent men to Joppa asking Peter to come to him. (Acts 10)

hard Question # 666: Why did the centurion Cornelius send soldiers to bring Peter to him?
Answer 1: An angel told him to.
Answer 2: Herod ordered him to arrest Peter.
Answer 3: He had heard that Peter could heal the sick.
Answer 4: The Sanhedrin ordered him to arrest Peter.

Explanation and information: Cornelius was told to send for Peter by a "man in white clothing" so that he could hear the truth about God.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 667: When did Peter first fully realize that he must mix with Gentiles, forgoing Jewish law, to spread the word of Christ?
Answer 1: When he met Cornelius.
Answer 2: When Paul instructed him.
Answer 3: When he preached to the people of Antioch.
Answer 4: When he stayed at the house of Simon, the tanner.

Explanation and information: Peter had had a vision where God commanded him to eat unclean animals; Peter realized the full meaning of this when he came to the house of Cornelius, a Gentile who wanted to learn about Christ.

easy Question # 668: Which book of the Bible recounts Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt?
Answer 1: Exodus.
Answer 2: Judges.
Answer 3: Genesis.
Answer 4: Matthew.

Explanation and information: "Exodus", which means a group of people leaving a place, refers to the Hebrews leaving Egypt.

easy Question # 669: What saved the life of baby Moses?
Answer 1: A basket of bulrushes.
Answer 2: A wine cask.
Answer 3: A stack of bricks made of mud and straw.
Answer 4: His parents were visited by God, who told them to smuggle him to Canaan.

Explanation and information: The Pharaoh had ordered all Hebrew babies killed, so Moses' mother set him adrift in a basket of bulrushes, a kind of reed.

medium Question # 670: What did not happen to Moses when he wandered in the desert of Midian?
Answer 1: He was bitten by a camel.
Answer 2: He got married.
Answer 3: He saw God in a burning bush.
Answer 4: He asked God what His name was.

Explanation and information: Moses had numerous adventures in the desert. (Exodus 2-3)

easy Question # 671: When Moses first went up onto the mountain, what did the Hebrews make in his absence?
Answer 1: A golden calf to worship.
Answer 2: An alter made of stone.
Answer 3: The Ark of the Covenant.
Answer 4: A barbecue pit.

Explanation and information: Moses was so angry that he smashed the stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments, and had to go up the mountain again to get a second set.

medium Question # 672: What did God command Moses to build for him?
Answer 1: A tabernacle.
Answer 2: An altar of sandstone.
Answer 3: A pyramid.
Answer 4: A city on a hill.

Explanation and information: It was built and was called The Tabernacle of Tent of Meeting.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 673: From what kind of wood was the Ark of the Covenant made?
Answer 1: Acacia.
Answer 2: Ceder.
Answer 3: Pine.
Answer 4: Sandalwood.

Explanation and information: "God instructed them to make the Ark of the Covenant of acacia wood overlaid with gold in which to deposit the tablets setting forth God's commandments." (Exodus 25:10-16.)

easy Question # 674: On which day did Jesus arise from the dead?
Answer 1: The third day.
Answer 2: Ascension Day.
Answer 3: Thanksgiving Day.
Answer 4: Wednesday.

Explanation and information: Although we celebrate the day of the resurrection as Easter, it is often called the "third day", because He died on Friday and rose again on Sunday. (E.g., Acts 10:40)

easy Question # 675: What did Jesus command the apostles to do, after His death?
Answer 1: Preach to the people.
Answer 2: Travel to Spain.
Answer 3: Wear sandals.
Answer 4: Have a communion service every Sunday.

Explanation and information: "And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead." (Acts 10:42) The other three choices are things the apostles, or other Christians, have done, but Christ's principal command to the apostles was to spread His word.

easy Question # 676: By what single action do many Christians believe that they receive the Holy Spirit?
Answer 1: Baptism.
Answer 2: Doing good deeds.
Answer 3: Going to church on Sunday.
Answer 4: Tithing.

Explanation and information: Beliefs about baptism vary widely among denominations, but certainly Catholic, Orthodox and more liturgical churches believe that baptism is a sacrament in which the Holy Spirit is received. Another widely held belief, among denominations that do not focus on sacraments, is that the Holy Spirit is received by devotion to Christ and profession of belief.

medium Question # 677: Which denomination does not have archbishops?
Answer 1: Baptist.
Answer 2: Episcopal.
Answer 3: Catholic.
Answer 4: Lutheran.

Explanation and information: "Baptist" actually refers to a number of denominations; most historians attribute their core beliefs to the English Separatist movement; the first "Baptist" church was founded in Amsterdam by English immigrants. Although some Baptist denominations have recently begun to use the term "bishop", none use the term "archbishop".

hard Question # 678: After baptizing Cornelius, where did Peter go?
Answer 1: Jerusalem.
Answer 2: Joppa.
Answer 3: Gaza.
Answer 4: Cyprus.

Explanation and information: Peter returned to Jerusalem to explain to the church there about the conversion of Gentiles. (Acts 11:1-18)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 679: Who made the first significant missionary journey after the ascension of Christ?
Answer 1: Peter.
Answer 2: Paul.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Barnabas.

Explanation and information: Peter took a long journey through Judea, Galilee and Phoenicia, spreading the word of Christ. (Acts 8-11)

medium Question # 680: Who wrote a famous musical piece called The Passion of St. Matthew?
Answer 1: Bach.
Answer 2: Vivaldi.
Answer 3: Mozart.
Answer 4: Martin Luther.

Explanation and information: Bach wrote an enormous amount of Christian music; the St. Matthew Passion is one of the best known and is often performed today, both in symphony halls and churches.

medium Question # 681: Who convinced the church in Jerusalem that they should convert Gentiles, as well as Jews?
Answer 1: Peter.
Answer 2: Paul.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Philip (the greater).

Explanation and information: Peter returned to Jerusalem after his vision of the unclean animals and preached conversion of the Gentiles to the church there. (Acts 11)

medium Question # 682: Who were the Hellenists?
Answer 1: Jews who had adopted Greek customs.
Answer 2: Greek Gentiles who lived in Judea.
Answer 3: A heretical Jewish faction that worshipped marble statues.
Answer 4: Jews who lived in Anatolia and worshipped Greek gods.

Explanation and information: The Hellenists were Jews who were faithful to Judaism, but had lived outside Judea and become accustomed to Greek art, culture, etc. (Acts 11)

hard Question # 683: Who was the first disciple of Christ who is named in Acts as traveling to Antioch to preach the Gospel?
Answer 1: Barnabas.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: John Mark.

Explanation and information: Many apostles and other disciples later traveled to Antioch and founded a great church. There were missionaries who traveled there before Barnabas, but they are not named in the Bible. (Acts 12)

medium Question # 684: Where were the followers of Christ first called "Christians"?
Answer 1: The church in Antioch.
Answer 2: The church in Jerusalem.
Answer 3: The palace of Herod in Caesaria.
Answer 4: The Sanhedrin in Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: "And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch." (Acts 11:26)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 685: What is the source of the wonderful exhortation, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord"?
Answer 1: Psalm 150.
Answer 2: Psalm 23.
Answer 3: John 3:16.
Answer 4: Genesis 2.

Explanation and information:

medium Question # 686: Who predicted the great famine of 45 A.D.?
Answer 1: Agabus.
Answer 2: Daniel.
Answer 3: Joseph.
Answer 4: Aaron.

Explanation and information: The other three Biblical figures lived before Christ and were dead long before 45 A.D.

medium Question # 687: Which Roman emperor was in power when the famine of 45 A.D. occurred?
Answer 1: Claudius.
Answer 2: Caligula.
Answer 3: Tiberius.
Answer 4: Nero.

Explanation and information: "And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius)." (Acts 11:28)

medium Question # 688: Whom did Herod put to death by sword?
Answer 1: James, the brother of John.
Answer 2: James (the Lesser).
Answer 3: Barnabas.
Answer 4: Sebastian.

Explanation and information: In roughly 45 A.D., Herod seized Peter and James (the brother of John, sometimes called James "The Greater"). Peter escaped, but James was killed. (Acts 12:1-8

hard Question # 689: Who was the first king of Judea to murder an apostle?
Answer 1: Herod Agrippa.
Answer 2: Herod Antipas.
Answer 3: Herod the Great.
Answer 4: Herod II.

Explanation and information: Agrippa was the son of Herod Antipas and the grandson of Herod the Great. He was perhaps the greatest king of Judea during the Roman occupation. He arrested Peter and James as heretics and had James put to death. (Acts 12:1-2)

medium Question # 690: How did Peter escape from prison after he was arrested by Herod?
Answer 1: He was rescued by an angel.
Answer 2: A flash of light destroyed the prison.
Answer 3: An earthquake.
Answer 4: He was lowered in a basket over the walls.

Explanation and information: Peter and Paul had numerous escapes from prison. When Peter was arrested by Herod, an angel appeared to him and led him, right past the guards, to the gate of Jerusalem. (Acts 12:1-10)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 691: Who is the patron saint of Spain?
Answer 1: James.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Patrick.
Answer 4: George.

Explanation and information: James, the brother of John, is said to have traveled to Spain (a Phoenician trading center) and eventually became its patron saint.

medium Question # 692: When Peter escaped from prison in Jerusalem, where did he immediately go?
Answer 1: The house of a woman named Mary.
Answer 2: The home of Joseph of Arimathea.
Answer 3: The upper room.
Answer 4: Samaria.

Explanation and information: At that, Peter came to his senses and remarked, "Now I'm certain that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod and from everything the Jewish people expected." Realizing this, he made his way to Mary's house. (Acts 12:11)

medium Question # 693: When Peter escaped from prison in Jerusalem, what did Herod do to the guards?
Answer 1: Executed them.
Answer 2: Whipped them.
Answer 3: Demanded that they find him or else they would be executed.
Answer 4: Put them in the prison cell where Peter had been.

Explanation and information: Herod was a true Eastern potentate who did not mess around with half-measures, when it came to punishment. (Acts 12)

hard Question # 694: When Peter left Jerusalem after an angel helped him escape from prison, to what place outside Judea did he first go?
Answer 1: Caesarea.
Answer 2: Phoenicia.
Answer 3: Galilee.
Answer 4: Gaza.

Explanation and information: Although Caesarea was technically the capital of Judea, it was located in Samaria.

medium Question # 695: How did Herod Agrippa die?
Answer 1: Worms.
Answer 2: Indigestion.
Answer 3: Struck by lightning.
Answer 4: The Grippe.

Explanation and information: According to Acts 12, he was struck by the Lord and consumed by (internal) worms. Other historical accounts agree that he died of an intestinal ailment.

hard Question # 696: Why was Herod Agrippa struck down by God?
Answer 1: He allowed himself to be called a god.
Answer 2: He worshipped Baal.
Answer 3: He killed Jesus.
Answer 4: He spoke the name of the Lord.

Explanation and information: When the day arrived, Herod put on his royal robes, sat on his throne, and made a speech to them. The people gave him a great ovation, shouting, "It's the voice of a god, not of a man!" Instantly, an angel of the Lord struck Herod with a sickness, because he accepted the people's worship instead of giving the glory to God. (Acts 12:20-25)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 697: What was the name of the King of Judea during the days of Christ and the apostles?
Answer 1: Herod.
Answer 2: Ramses.
Answer 3: Tiberius.
Answer 4: Caiaphas.

Explanation and information: There were actually three kings who ruled Judea during the period from the birth of Christ until the beginning the the Apostolic Age, but they were all named Herod!

medium Question # 698: After Paul went to Antioch and Tarsus, where was he first called on an overseas mission?
Answer 1: Cyprus.
Answer 2: Egypt.
Answer 3: Samaria.
Answer 4: Turkey.

Explanation and information: So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. (Acts 13:1-5)

medium Question # 699: In their early journies, where did Paul and Barnabas primarily preach?
Answer 1: Synagogues.
Answer 2: Town squares.
Answer 3: Town gates.
Answer 4: Outside town walls.

Explanation and information: Most of their early work involved converting Jews.

medium Question # 700: Who went with Paul and Barnabas on their first great mission, as their assistant?
Answer 1: John, known as Mark.
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Timothy.
Answer 4: Peter.

Explanation and information: The identity of John Mark is a bit of a mystery.