Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Questions 701 to 800

easy Question # 701: Which of the following was a very important church in the early days of the apostles, after Jesus ascended?
Answer 1: Antioch.
Answer 2: Calcutta.
Answer 3: Alexandria.
Answer 4: Rome.

Explanation and information: Antioch was a great city in eastern Turkey, which formed a basis of operations for Paul and many others to travel on long missions.

medium Question # 702: Who was the magician who was struck blind for opposing Paul and Barnabas on Cyprus?
Answer 1: Bar-Jesus.
Answer 2: Elephaim.
Answer 3: Chris Angel.
Answer 4: Mecchezidek the Magnificent.

Explanation and information: (Acts 13)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 703: What happened to the evil magician (Elymas) Paul and Barnabas met on Cyprus?
Answer 1: A mist fell upon him, and he became blind.
Answer 2: He was converted to Christianity and changed his name.
Answer 3: He fell down dead.
Answer 4: His tongue was tied so that he could no longer speak his lies.

Explanation and information: Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time." Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. (Acts 13:6-12)

hard Question # 704: Who was Sergius Paulus?
Answer 1: The Roman proconsul who governed Cyprus.
Answer 2: The prefect of Judea after Pontius Pilate.
Answer 3: The Roman senator who had Paul arrested.
Answer 4: A centurion in the Roman army whom Peter converted in Caesaria.

Explanation and information: When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. (Acts 13:6-7)

hard Question # 705: Which of the following is not a place on the island of Cyprus visited by Paul and Barnabas?
Answer 1: Pisidia.
Answer 2: Perga.
Answer 3: Paphos.
Answer 4: Pamphylia.

Explanation and information: Pisidia was visited by Paul and Barnabas, but it is a region on the mainland of Anatolia, not on Cyprus. It contained a town named Antioch, called Antioch (in Pisidia) to differentiate it from the great city on the Syrian border.

hard Question # 706: According to Paul, how many nations did God destroy in Canaan so that the Hebrews might own it?
Answer 1: Seven.
Answer 2: Twelve.
Answer 3: Nineteen.
Answer 4: Forty.

Explanation and information: "He destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan and made his people the owners of the land." (Acts 13:19)

hard Question # 707: According to Paul, how long did it take the Hebrews to conquer Canaan?
Answer 1: 450 years.
Answer 2: 4 years.
Answer 3: 40 years.
Answer 4: 240 years.

Explanation and information: Acts 13:19-20.

hard Question # 708: What region of ancient Anatolia had a town named Antioch?
Answer 1: Pisidia.
Answer 2: Galacia.
Answer 3: Pamphylia.
Answer 4: Ephesus.

Explanation and information: Paul and Barnabas visited Antioch (in Pisidia) on their first missionary journey.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 709: Where did Paul travel on his first great missionary journey?
Answer 1: Cyprus and Turkey.
Answer 2: Gaza and Egypt.
Answer 3: Syria and Cilicia.
Answer 4: Ephesus, Corinth and Rhodes.

Explanation and information: Paul traveled with Barnabas by sea to Cyprus, where he stayed for some time; they then went to a number of towns in Anatolia (Turkey) just north of Cyprus, and then they retraced their steps back to Antioch, whence they had begun. (Acts 13-14)

hard Question # 710: On their first journey, where did Paul and Barnabas go immediately after they were driven out of Antioch (in Pisidia)?
Answer 1: Iconium.
Answer 2: Perge.
Answer 3: Cyprus.
Answer 4: Attalia.

Explanation and information: They went to all four places; however, the town of Iconium is the place they fled after leaving Antioch (in Pisidia).

hard Question # 711: When the Jews of Antioch (in Pisidia) rose up against Paul and Barnabas, what did they do?
Answer 1: Shook the dust off their feet.
Answer 2: Stood up fearlessly and converted the crowd.
Answer 3: Went to prison.
Answer 4: Paul was stoned and left for dead outside the town wall; Barnabas followed him and resuced him.

Explanation and information: They were brave but not foolhardy! They "shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium". (Acts 13:51-52)

hard Question # 712: Who was Antioch named after?
Answer 1: A Seleucid king.
Answer 2: Alexander the Great.
Answer 3: One of the grandsons of Attila the Hun.
Answer 4: A Greek god.

Explanation and information: Antioch was named after Antiochus by his son. They were kings of the Seleucid Empire, the remnant of the empire of Alexander the Great.

hard Question # 713: Who wrote that "Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done."
Answer 1: C. S. Lewis.
Answer 2: St. Augustine.
Answer 3: Marcus Aurelius.
Answer 4: John Wesley.

Explanation and information: C. S. Lewis, who lived from 1898 to 1962, was born in Ireland but lived in Great Britain. He was a renown man of letters, a novelist especially well-known for books written for young people, and one of the most important Christian apologists of the 20th century.

hard Question # 714: Who did the people of Lystra think Paul was?
Answer 1: Hermes, the Greek god.
Answer 2: Jesus.
Answer 3: The King of Cyprus who had recently died.
Answer 4: A magician.

Explanation and information: After Paul had performed a miracle, he and Barnabas were shocked to find the people of the city worshiping them as Greek gods come to earth. (Acts 14:8-13)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 715: Why did the priest of Zeus bring oxen and garlands to the town gate, for sacrifice?
Answer 1: He thought Barnabas was Zeus come to earth in the form of a man.
Answer 2: He thought Paul was Zeus come to earth in the form of a man.
Answer 3: He thought that Jesus was a greater god than Zeus.
Answer 4: He sought to make a sacrifice because his son had been raised from the dead.

Explanation and information: Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!" And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes. (Acts 14:10-13)

easy Question # 716: What is the first book of the Bible?
Answer 1: Genesis.
Answer 2: Exodus.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Revelations.

Explanation and information: There actually isn't a book called "Revelations" -- it is actually called "Revelation" or, more fully, "The Revelation of St. John the Divine".

easy Question # 717: What is the last book of the Bible?
Answer 1: Revelation.
Answer 2: Job.
Answer 3: Ephesians.
Answer 4: Matthew.

Explanation and information: Revelation describes the second coming of Christ.

easy Question # 718: What is the first word in the Bible?
Answer 1: In
Answer 2: Jesus
Answer 3: Once
Answer 4: Before

Explanation and information: The Bible starts: "In the beginning". (Genesis 1:1)

easy Question # 719: Who is the first human mentioned in the Bible?
Answer 1: Adam.
Answer 2: Eve.
Answer 3: Jesus.
Answer 4: Moses.

Explanation and information: Adam was also the first human being created by God. Eve was made from one of his ribs.

easy Question # 720: How long did it rain while Noah was on the Ark?
Answer 1: Forty days and forty nights.
Answer 2: One year and one day.
Answer 3: Two seasons.
Answer 4: Until every animal had given birth.

Explanation and information: The period of time "forty days and forty nights" occurs several times in the Bible. It is the period of time we celebrate Lent.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 721: Which Bible book contains a history of the founding of the early Christian churches?
Answer 1: Acts.
Answer 2: Revelation.
Answer 3: 1 Peter.
Answer 4: John.

Explanation and information: Acts, also known as Acts of the Apostles, is a history of the events occurring after the Ascension of Jesus.

hard Question # 722: In what city did the people try to worship Paul and Barnabas as Greek gods?
Answer 1: Lystra.
Answer 2: Perge.
Answer 3: Philippi.
Answer 4: Athens.

Explanation and information: After Paul performed a miracle, the townspeople thought Paul was Hermes and Barnabas was Zeus, come to earth in the form of men.

easy Question # 723: Which sin would primarily lead us to argue with our next-door neighbor about how the strip of grass between our driveways is kept?
Answer 1: Pride.
Answer 2: Lust.
Answer 3: Greed.
Answer 4: Gluttony.

Explanation and information: Sinful pride often causes silly arguments over inconsequential matters, while we ignore the more important principle of loving our neighbor.

hard Question # 724: In which city was Paul stoned, during his first missionary voyage?
Answer 1: Lystra.
Answer 2: Derbe.
Answer 3: Iconium.
Answer 4: Antioch (in Pisidia).

Explanation and information: Enraged Jews and Gentiles from the other cities listed all descended upon Paul in Lystra (Acts 14:19)

medium Question # 725: According to Winston Churchill, what is the key to unlocking our potential?
Answer 1: Continuous effort.
Answer 2: Strength.
Answer 3: Intelligence.
Answer 4: Endurance.

Explanation and information: If we want to grow spiritually, the key is to make an effort every day.

medium Question # 726: Who accompanied Paul on his first missionary journey?
Answer 1: Barnabas.
Answer 2: Luke.
Answer 3: Timothy.
Answer 4: Phillip.

Explanation and information: After the first journey, Barnabas and Paul parted ways, each going on separate missions.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 727: At the end of their first missionary voyage, how did Paul and Barnabas travel from central Turkey back to Antioch?
Answer 1: Ship.
Answer 2: On foot.
Answer 3: By donkey.
Answer 4: By camel.

Explanation and information: All of the voyages of Paul involved at least some sailing.

medium Question # 728: According to Proverbs 11, what comes with pride?
Answer 1: Shame.
Answer 2: Greed.
Answer 3: Accomplishment.
Answer 4: Lions.

Explanation and information: In Proverbs 16, pride is also said to precede destruction and a great fall.

easy Question # 729: In the Lords Prayer, to what do we equate the forgiveness of sins that God gives us?
Answer 1: Our forgiveness of others.
Answer 2: Our sincere desire not to repeat our misdoings.
Answer 3: Our belief that the kingdom of God will come.
Answer 4: How often we go to church.

Explanation and information: "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us."

medium Question # 730: Where was the first great Council, which decided issues of Christian doctrine?
Answer 1: Jerusalem.
Answer 2: Antioch.
Answer 3: Rome.
Answer 4: Constantinople.

Explanation and information: The Jerusalem Council, mentioned in Acts 15, apparently made decisions where churches disagreed about doctrine.

medium Question # 731: Why were the followers of Christ, who had been Pharisees, primarily upset about admitting Gentiles to early churches?
Answer 1: The Gentiles were not circumcised.
Answer 2: The Gentiles did not keep the Sabbath holy.
Answer 3: The Gentiles did not speak Hebrew.
Answer 4: The Gentiles did not strangle the animals from which they got their meat.

Explanation and information: Although it sounds a bit weird to us now, circumcision was critical to the Jewish faith, because God had commended Abraham that all believers must be circumcised.

medium Question # 732: The Cathedral of St. Paul is most closely associated with what city?
Answer 1: London.
Answer 2: Rome.
Answer 3: Cologne.
Answer 4: Florence.

Explanation and information: The original Cathedral was begun by William the Conqueror in 1089.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 733: What rather startling requirement did the Jerusalem Council demand from Gentile members?
Answer 1: Refraining from sexual immorality.
Answer 2: Being circumcised.
Answer 3: Starting their Sabbath on Friday evening.
Answer 4: Not wearing leather made from pigskin.

Explanation and information: It is startling because, apparently, early Gentile converts must have thought that sexual immorality was okay for a follower of Christ. The sexual mores of Christianity come primarily from Judaic law.

medium Question # 734: In which book of the Bible did God first command that all male children be circumcised at birth, if they were to keep his commandments?
Answer 1: Genesis.
Answer 2: Exodus.
Answer 3: Leviticus.
Answer 4: Deuteronomy.

Explanation and information: In Genesis, God made his first covenant with Abraham and required that male children be circumcised in order to join the covenant. (Genesis 17)

hard Question # 735: Who argued to the Jerusalem Council that Gentiles should be admitted to Christian churches?
Answer 1: Paul and Barnabas.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Philip the Apostle.

Explanation and information: Although Peter had earlier urged the inclusion of Gentiles, and had baptized a number of Gentiles, it was Paul and Barnabas who traveled to Jerusalem to convince the council to recognize, officially, the conversion of Gentiles.

hard Question # 736: What specific thing were Gentiles forbidden to eat by the early church, in order to be admitted?
Answer 1: Blood.
Answer 2: Pork.
Answer 3: Shellfish.
Answer 4: Eels.

Explanation and information: "Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God, but should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols, and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood."(Acts 15:20)

hard Question # 737: Who did the Council of Jerusalem send to Antioch with a letter accepting Gentiles into the Christian church?
Answer 1: Judas (Barsabbas) and Silas
Answer 2: John and Apollos
Answer 3: Paul and Timothy
Answer 4: Peter and Aquila

Explanation and information: Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers. (Acts 15:22)

medium Question # 738: What famous prayer begins, "Lord make me an instrument of your peace"?
Answer 1: Prayer of Saint Francis
Answer 2: Prayer of Saint Augustine
Answer 3: Serenity Prayer
Answer 4: Lords Prayer

Explanation and information: This is the Prayer of Saint Francis, one of the most beloved prayers among almost all Christian denominations.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 739: What does Psalm 23 tell us that we will not fear, even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death?
Answer 1: Evil.
Answer 2: Death.
Answer 3: Satan.
Answer 4: Snakes.

Explanation and information: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou are with me."

hard Question # 740: Why did Barnabas not accompany Paul on his second mission journey?
Answer 1: They disagreed about whether John Mark should come with them.
Answer 2: They thought they could cover more territory if they went separately.
Answer 3: Barnabas fell ill and Paul did not want to wait.
Answer 4: Barnabas was called by the Holy Spirit to go to Egypt and Assyria.

Explanation and information: Barnabas wanted John Mark, who had gone on the first journey, to go with them again, but Paul would not have him because he had abandoned them in Pamphylia.

hard Question # 741: When Paul set out on his second mission journey, what did Barnabas do?
Answer 1: Sailed to Cyprus to visit the churches there.
Answer 2: Traveled to Egypt to found new churches.
Answer 3: Stayed in Antioch to oversee the inclusion of Gentiles in the church there.
Answer 4: Returned to Jerusalem to sit on the Council.

Explanation and information: Paul traveled by land to visit the churches in and around Cilicia (central Turkey). Acts 15:40-41

medium Question # 742: Where did Paul meet Timothy?
Answer 1: Turkey.
Answer 2: Greece.
Answer 3: Antioch.
Answer 4: Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: Paul and Silas went back to Derbe and Lystra, where there was a follower named Timothy. (Acts 16:1)

hard Question # 743: What did Paul require of Timothy, before he would allow him to come on a mission?
Answer 1: That he be circumcised.
Answer 2: That he be baptized.
Answer 3: That he give up eating meat from animals that had been strangled.
Answer 4: That he grow his hair for 60 days.

Explanation and information: Timothy's mother was Hebrew but he had not been circumcised.

hard Question # 744: What ethnicity was Timothy's father?
Answer 1: Greek.
Answer 2: Hebrew.
Answer 3: Roman.
Answer 4: Egyptian.

Explanation and information: His father was Greek but his mother was Hebrew. (Acts 16:1-2)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 745: In his second journey, why did Paul not travel to Asia?
Answer 1: The Holy Spirit did not allow it.
Answer 2: Asia was outside the protection of Rome and was dangerous.
Answer 3: There were almost no Jews in Asia.
Answer 4: A range of mountains made it nearly impossible.

Explanation and information: The province of "Asia" was actually a civilized Greek province in northwestern Turkey, not the continent we know as Asia today. The only reason the Bible gives for Paul's avoidance is that the Holy Spirit would not let him speak there. Acts 16:6

easy Question # 746: Where, in modern times, is the province of Galatia?
Answer 1: Turkey.
Answer 2: Israel.
Answer 3: Greece.
Answer 4: Italy.

Explanation and information: Galatia is part of Turkey. It was very important to the early church, and Paul traveled there many times. It was the church in Galatia to which Paul wrote the Epistle to the Galatians.

hard Question # 747: On his second journey, what caused Paul to go to Macedonia?
Answer 1: He had a vision of a Macedonian man asking him to come.
Answer 2: He saw a ship glowing in the port of Ephesus, which was sailing for Macedonia.
Answer 3: He received a letter from a man saying that many people there wanted to learn about Jesus.
Answer 4: It was the center of the empire of Alexander the Great.

Explanation and information: A vision of a man from Macedonia came to Paul during the night. He stood urging Paul, "Come over to Macedonia and help us!" Acts 16:6-10

hard Question # 748: Where was Lydia baptized?
Answer 1: Philippi.
Answer 2: Ephesus.
Answer 3: Lystra.
Answer 4: Corinth.

Explanation and information: Lydia was critical to the founding of the church of Philippi.

medium Question # 749: What did Lydia (whom Paul met in Philippi) do for a living?
Answer 1: She dyed and sold purple cloth.
Answer 2: She made tents out of leather.
Answer 3: She was a prostitute.
Answer 4: She gleaned the fields for grain.

Explanation and information: Purple cloth was in great demand, because it resembled the purple cloth worn by Roman aristocrats.

hard Question # 750: Where was Lydia (second journey of Paul) from?
Answer 1: Thyatira.
Answer 2: Demos.
Answer 3: Perga.
Answer 4: Samothrace.

Explanation and information: Thyatira was famous for dyed cloth.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 751: How did Paul and Silas get into trouble in Philippi?
Answer 1: They drove a spirit out of a fortune-teller.
Answer 2: They told the synagogue leaders that Jesus was the Messiah.
Answer 3: They healed a man whom the high priests had declared unclean.
Answer 4: They stayed in the house of a Gentile.

Explanation and information: The fortune teller, who was a slave, lost her power and thus deprived her owners of her value. Acts 16:16-24

medium Question # 752: What happened to Paul the first time he visited Philippi?
Answer 1: He was beaten, stripped, and thrown into prison.
Answer 2: He was stoned and left for dead at the edge of town.
Answer 3: He was visited by the Holy Spirit and saw a vision of many animals in a sheet.
Answer 4: He had a vision telling him to take the vow of a Nazirite for 100 days.

Explanation and information: Paul outraged the people of Philippi to an unusual degree, even by his standards. Even the Gentiles wanted to punish him. Acts 16:16-24

medium Question # 753: What natural phenomenon helped Paul and Silas escape from prison in Philippi?
Answer 1: An earthquake.
Answer 2: A solar eclipse.
Answer 3: A lunar eclipse.
Answer 4: A great whirlwind.

Explanation and information: Acts 16:25

hard Question # 754: What did the jailer in Philippi first do when he discovered the doors of the prison holding Paul and Silas had opened?
Answer 1: Tried to kill himself.
Answer 2: Ran to the magistrate.
Answer 3: Fell to his knees and praised God.
Answer 4: Locked the door and fled from the town.

Explanation and information: He tried to kill himself with his sword. Acts 16:25-29

hard Question # 755: What became of the jailer in Philippi, who was in charge of guarding Paul and Silas?
Answer 1: He was baptized and took Paul and Silas into his household.
Answer 2: He was slain for letting them escape.
Answer 3: He followed them for a month, trying to recapture them.
Answer 4: He was struck dumb and never spoke again.

Explanation and information: He was converted and became one of the founders of the church. Acts 16:25-34

easy Question # 756: What domesticated animal is never mentioned in the Bible?
Answer 1: Cat.
Answer 2: Dog.
Answer 3: Donkey.
Answer 4: Camel.

Explanation and information: There are lots of dogs, donkeys and camels in the Bible, but no cats, even though they were very popular in parts of the ancient Mideast (such as Egypt).

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 757: What symbol did Saint Patrick use to explain the Trinity?
Answer 1: Shamrock.
Answer 2: Cross.
Answer 3: Three cornered hat.
Answer 4: A three-legged stool.

Explanation and information: Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and is associated closely with the shamrock.

medium Question # 758: What country has the most Catholics?
Answer 1: Brazil.
Answer 2: Italy.
Answer 3: Spain.
Answer 4: United States.

Explanation and information: Brazil, by far, because it is such a large country (180 million people) and is mostly Catholic. Mexico is actually #2, followed by the United States.

medium Question # 759: Who accompanied Paul on his second journey?
Answer 1: Silas.
Answer 2: Barnabas.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: Lydia.

Explanation and information: Paul had a falling out with Barnabas, so Silas went with him instead.

medium Question # 760: Why were the magistrates of Philippi sorry they had thrown Paul and Silas into prison?
Answer 1: Because Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.
Answer 2: Because the magistrates were stricken with boils.
Answer 3: Because a huge earthquake levelled the prison.
Answer 4: Because Paul had healed the son of one of the magistrates.

Explanation and information: Paul and Silas were thrown into prison without proper procedure because the magistrates did not know they were Roman citizens. Paul made them sweat over it! (Acts 16)

medium Question # 761: During which of his journeys did Paul first go to Philippi?
Answer 1: Second.
Answer 2: First.
Answer 3: Third.
Answer 4: Fourth.

Explanation and information: Philippi is in Greece (Macedonia at that time), which Paul visited extensively in his second journey.

easy Question # 762: Who started the first church in Thessalonica, Greece?
Answer 1: Paul.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Matthew.
Answer 4: Billy Graham.

Explanation and information: Paul founded most of the early churches in Greece and Turkey. He traveled widely through both areas, which is documented extensively in the Book of Acts (of the Apostles).

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 763: What was the name of the man who housed Paul and Silas during their first trip to Thessalonika?
Answer 1: Jason.
Answer 2: Apollos.
Answer 3: Aquila.
Answer 4: Lystrus.

Explanation and information: His name was Jason. He was attacked by a mob for his hospitality to Paul. (Acts 17:1-9)

hard Question # 764: Which of the following is NOT a town visited by Paul and Silas?
Answer 1: Paphos.
Answer 2: Thessalonika.
Answer 3: Amphipolis.
Answer 4: Apollonia.

Explanation and information: Paphos was the port on Cyprus where Paul landed on his first journey. The others are in Macedonia. (Acts 17:1)

medium Question # 765: Berea, Ohio, and Berea College are named for a town in what country?
Answer 1: Greece.
Answer 2: Turkey.
Answer 3: Cyprus.
Answer 4: Italy.

Explanation and information: Berea is the name of the town in Macedonia where Paul and Silas founded a church, after they left Thessalonica. (Acts 17)

easy Question # 766: In what city did Paul have a long argument with a famous group of philosophers?
Answer 1: Athens, Greece.
Answer 2: Rome, Italy.
Answer 3: Jerusalem.
Answer 4: Oxford, England.

Explanation and information: Athens was the home of western philosophy. Paul traveled there on his journeys and engaged the Greek philosophers in a long debate about the nature of God.

medium Question # 767: With which specific schools of Greek philosophy did Paul debate in the Areopagus of Athens?
Answer 1: Stoics and Epicureans.
Answer 2: Platonists and Cynics.
Answer 3: Eclectisists and Aristotelians.
Answer 4: Sophists and Pluralists.

Explanation and information: Stoics and Epicureans are specifically named in Acts.(Acts 17)

medium Question # 768: What was the Areopagus?
Answer 1: A plaza in Athens where philosophers debated.
Answer 2: A temple dedicated to Artermis located in Ephesus.
Answer 3: A large boat.
Answer 4: A statue located in Corinth.

Explanation and information: It was an outdoor theater that had become the center of debate in Athens for philosphers. On his second journey, Paul was allowed to speak and argue there. (Acts 17)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 769: What was the "alter inscribed to the unknown god"?
Answer 1: An alter outside Athens to which Paul referred, trying to help Greeks to understand monotheism.
Answer 2: A great marble alter in the Temple of Artemis which Paul tried to use, causing a riot in Ephesus.
Answer 3: A fixture in the great Temple built by Solomon.
Answer 4: The site where sacrifices were made by the Hebrews in Egypt, which Pharoah tore down.

Explanation and information: Paul saw the alter while traveling into Athens and used it as a rhetorical hook to introduce his speech to the Athenian philosophers.

easy Question # 770: Which of the following did NOT have a polytheistic religion during the Age of the Apostles?
Answer 1: Pharisees.
Answer 2: Greeks.
Answer 3: Romans.
Answer 4: Phoenicians.

Explanation and information: Polytheism means worshipping multiple gods. The Greeks, Romans, and Phoenicians were all polytheistic, but the Pharisees were Jews and thus worshipped only one God.

medium Question # 771: According to Paul (speaking in the Areopagus), what is the purpose of human life?
Answer 1: To seek and find God.
Answer 2: To discover that pride is vanity.
Answer 3: To be fruitful and multiply.
Answer 4: To fight against Satan in his war with God.

Explanation and information: "And he made from one man every nation ... that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him." (Acts 17:27)

hard Question # 772: What poetical work did Paul quote when arguing with the philosophers of Athens?
Answer 1: the Phaenomena of Aratus.
Answer 2: The Republic of Plato.
Answer 3: On Nature, by Heraclitus.
Answer 4: The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle.

Explanation and information: In his work, Aratus stated that Zeus had created the universe, including mankind. Paul quoted a line from his work: "For we are indeed his offspring." (Acts 17:28)

medium Question # 773: Which of the Seven Wonders of the World caused problems for Saint Paul?
Answer 1: The Temple of Artemis
Answer 2: The Great Pyramid of Egypt
Answer 3: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Answer 4: The Statue of Zeus

Explanation and information: There was a riot in Ephesus, because the people who made idols for the Temple of Artemis thought the Christians were going to hurt their business. (Acts 19)

hard Question # 774: What kind of craftsman started the riot against Paul in Ephesus?
Answer 1: Silver worker.
Answer 2: Gold worker.
Answer 3: Tent maker.
Answer 4: Dyer of cloth.

Explanation and information: The riots were started by a silversmith who made silver images of Artemis for worshippers.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 775: Who stopped the riot against Paul in Ephesus?
Answer 1: The town clerk.
Answer 2: The commander of the Roman legion.
Answer 3: Paul himself.
Answer 4: Silas.

Explanation and information: The town clerk told the rioters that they could sue Paul in court if he had done any wrong and they were making themselves subject to arrest. (Acts 19)

hard Question # 776: In his third journey, why did Paul not sail from Greece (Achaeia) to Syria?
Answer 1: He found out about a Jewish plot against him.
Answer 2: The sea was becoming stormy.
Answer 3: He got a letter asking him to come to Thessalonica.
Answer 4: The shipowners wanted too much money.

Explanation and information: "And when the Jews plotted against him as he was about to sail to Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia. " (Acts 20:1-4)

hard Question # 777: During his third journey, from what port did Paul begin his trip home from Greece?
Answer 1: Philippi.
Answer 2: Corinth.
Answer 3: Athens.
Answer 4: Salamis.

Explanation and information: Acts 20

medium Question # 778: What did Paul do in Troas (on his third voyage)?
Answer 1: He met up with the rest of his party to sail home.
Answer 2: He baptized Apollos.
Answer 3: He baptized Priscilla.
Answer 4: He stopped to earn some money making tents.

Explanation and information: Troas was the rendezvous point for Paul and all his companions, where they gathered to find a ship to sail to Judea.

medium Question # 779: How did Eutychus almost die in Troas?
Answer 1: He went to sleep while Paul was giving a sermon and fell out a window.
Answer 2: He was trampled underfoot by a riot against Paul.
Answer 3: He fell off the ramp of a ship he was boarding.
Answer 4: He got drunk and fell off a donkey.

Explanation and information: (Acts 20:7-12) Note that churches today do not allow people to sit in open windows during the sermon!

medium Question # 780: Identify Assos, Chios, and Samos.
Answer 1: Greek islands.
Answer 2: Hebrew children.
Answer 3: Roman soldiers.
Answer 4: Philosophers who disputed with Paul.

Explanation and information: These are three places mentioned in Acts as being sighted while Paul was sailing home on his third voyage. (Acts 20)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 781: Which of the following best describes the homeward leg of the third voyage of Paul?
Answer 1: A cruise through the Greek isles.
Answer 2: A sightseeing tour of western Turkey.
Answer 3: A stormwracked ordeal at sea.
Answer 4: An adventurous trek through spectacular deserts and mountains.

Explanation and information: From Troas, Paul and his companions had an apparently pleasant sail through the easternmost Greek Islands.

hard Question # 782: How did Paul say farewell to the elders of the church at Ephesus on his third voyage?
Answer 1: He called them to meet him in Miletus.
Answer 2: He wrote them an epistle.
Answer 3: He stopped in Ephesus for two days.
Answer 4: He sent Timothy to convey his greetings.

Explanation and information: Paul did not want to divert his route, because he wanted to get to Jerusalem before Pentecost, so he asked them to meet him in Miletus.

medium Question # 783: From what Turkish port can Ephesus be reached today?
Answer 1: Kusadasi.
Answer 2: Katakolon.
Answer 3: Heracleon.
Answer 4: Istanbul.

Explanation and information: Although Ephesus was a port 2000 years ago, geological changes have added miles to the coast. It has been restored wonderfully and can be visited by sailing to the large port of Kusadasi, Turkey.

hard Question # 784: What did Paul warn the elders of the Ephesian church would happen to them after he left?
Answer 1: Wild wolves would come in among them.
Answer 2: Ephesus would get farther from the sea as men turned away from Christ.
Answer 3: They would lose their freedom, and many their lives, in days to come.
Answer 4: A great Satan would come from the South.

Explanation and information: "I know that after I leave, wild wolves will come in among you. They won't spare any of the sheep." (Acts 20:25-31)

hard Question # 785: When Paul said farewell to the elders of Ephesus, at Miletus, when did they believe they would see him again?
Answer 1: Never.
Answer 2: Two years later.
Answer 3: When he had concluded his business in Jerusalem.
Answer 4: The following Easter.

Explanation and information: "When Paul had said this, he got down on his knees with all of them and prayed. They all cried as they hugged and kissed him. What hurt them the most was that he had said they would never see his face again. Then they went with him to the ship." (Acts 20:35-38)

hard Question # 786: At the end of his third journey, when he reached to eastern coast of the Mediterranean, where did Paul first land?
Answer 1: Tyre.
Answer 2: Malta.
Answer 3: Caesarea Maritima.
Answer 4: Ptolemais.

Explanation and information: Although they continued south by ship after a seven day layover, Paul and his crew first landed at Tyre, the ancient Phoenecian trading port.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 787: At the end of his third journey, in what port did Paul finally leave his ship and begin traveling by land?
Answer 1: Ptolemais.
Answer 2: Caesarea Maritima.
Answer 3: Tyre.
Answer 4: Antioch.

Explanation and information: Acts 21.

hard Question # 788: What children does Acts tell us were had by Philip the Evangelist?
Answer 1: Four virgin daughters, who prophesied.
Answer 2: Seven children who went to Egypt.
Answer 3: Two sons who joined Paul on his third journey.
Answer 4: He had no children of his body and treated all the people of Gaza as his family.

Explanation and information: Acts 21:8-9

medium Question # 789: How was Paul warned that he would be arrested if he went to Jerusalem (at the end of his third journey)?
Answer 1: A man tied his own hands and feet together with a belt as a demonstration.
Answer 2: He had a dream in which he was in chains.
Answer 3: An angel came to him on the road.
Answer 4: Peter send Joremus to him on the road, warning him of a plot against him by the Jews.

Explanation and information: Acts 2:10-14

hard Question # 790: Who was the first Bishop of Jerusalem?
Answer 1: James the Just.
Answer 2: James the Greater.
Answer 3: Simon Peter.
Answer 4: John the Apostle.

Explanation and information: James the Just is sometimes identified with James the Lesser, an apostle about whom we know very little.

medium Question # 791: When Paul went to Jerusalem for the last time, how did he try to lessen the hostility of the Jews?
Answer 1: He sponsored the purification of four Jews who had taken vows.
Answer 2: He temporarily stopped preaching about the resurrection.
Answer 3: He told the high priest that he was in agreements with Sadducee beliefs.
Answer 4: He performed circumcisions on Gentile members of the church.

Explanation and information: The Jews of Jerusalem had spread rumors that Paul was urging Jews to abandon Judaic practices, so he went to be purified in the Temple and paid for four other Jews to be purified with him. (Acts 21)

medium Question # 792: Where was Paul attacked during his last visit to Jerusalem?
Answer 1: The temple.
Answer 2: The upper room of a house.
Answer 3: The Mount of Olives.
Answer 4: On the west porch of the temple.

Explanation and information: Acts 21.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 793: What rumor did the Jews spread about Paul in Jerusalem, to incite a mob against him?
Answer 1: That he had defiled the temple by bringing Gentiles into it.
Answer 2: That he used the blood of Jewish children in a ritual.
Answer 3: That he was planning a revolution to overthrow the high priest.
Answer 4: That he was claiming to be the Messiah.

Explanation and information: The Jews used the Christian acceptance of Gentiles into the church to fabricate a number of false claims about Paul. Acts 21:27-30.

medium Question # 794: Who saved Paul from being killed by a mob in Jerusalem?
Answer 1: The Roman commander.
Answer 2: The high priest in the temple.
Answer 3: The Sadducees.
Answer 4: Herod Agrippa.

Explanation and information: Whatever the evils of Roman rule (and they were numerous), they did not allow mob violence. (Acts 21.)

medium Question # 795: When the Roman commander arrested Paul in Jerusalem, who did he (rather humorously) think Paul was?
Answer 1: Moses.
Answer 2: Jesus.
Answer 3: The high priest of the temple.
Answer 4: Peter.

Explanation and information: The commander asked him, "Aren't you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the wilderness some time ago?" (Acts 21:37-40)

medium Question # 796: Which of the following languages did Paul speak?
Answer 1: All three.
Answer 2: Aramaic.
Answer 3: Greek.
Answer 4: Hebrew.

Explanation and information: Paul was undoubtedly brilliant in all aspects of language.

hard Question # 797: How did Paul defend himself to the angry mob in Jerusalem, that tried to kill him?
Answer 1: He told them the story of his life and conversion.
Answer 2: He told them that he had been in the temple to purify himself under Jewish law.
Answer 3: He told them that he was a Pharisee.
Answer 4: He spoke to them in Greek and told them he was a citizen of Rome.

Explanation and information: Acts 22.

hard Question # 798: Where was Barnabas sent by the church in Jerusalem?
Answer 1: Antioch.
Answer 2: Ephesus.
Answer 3: Gaza.
Answer 4: Corinth.

Explanation and information: Many Christians from Jerusalem fled to Antioch, which was just over the Syrian border, after Stephen was martyred. Barnabas was sent to help them.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 799: How many days did God take to create the world.
Answer 1: Six.
Answer 2: Forty.
Answer 3: Three.
Answer 4: One.

Explanation and information: On the seventh day, He rested. (Genesis 1)

easy Question # 800: Who killed Abel?
Answer 1: His brother, Cain.
Answer 2: His father, Adam.
Answer 3: His cousin, Seth.
Answer 4: His cousin, Isaac.

Explanation and information: Cain and Abel were Adam's sons.