Holy Bible Quiz - The Book Of Samuel

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The Book of Samuel is a book in the Hebrew Bible and two books in the Christian Old Testament. The book is part of the narrative history of Ancient Israel called the Deuteronomistic history, a series. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the only thing God commanded the Israelites to leave alive of the Amalekites?  1 Sam 15:1-3

    • A.

      Women who had never had sexual relationship with a man

    • B.

      Children and babies

    • C.

      Cattle, sheep, camels and donkeys

    • D.

      None of the above (every one and every thing must die)

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above (every one and every thing must die)
    Explanation
    According to 1 Samuel 15:1-3, God commanded the Israelites to completely destroy the Amalekites, including every person and every thing. This means that none of the options provided in the question are correct, as they all suggest leaving something alive.

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  • 2. 

    Because Saul and the Israelites felt bad about destroying "every thing," they decided to keep alive anything worth keeping, which included what? 1 Sam 15:9

    • A.

      Women who had never had sexual relations with a man

    • B.

      Children and babies

    • C.

      The king of the Amalekites (Agag), the fat cattle, and the best sheep and the lambs

    Correct Answer
    C. The king of the Amalekites (Agag), the fat cattle, and the best sheep and the lambs
    Explanation
    Saul and the Israelites decided to keep alive the king of the Amalekites (Agag), the fat cattle, and the best sheep and lambs because they felt bad about destroying everything.

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  • 3. 

    What was the first thing Saul did after he defeated the Amalekites? 1 Sam 15:12

    • A.

      He went to meet with Samuel

    • B.

      He asked for forgiveness for keeping the things he deemed valuable from among the Amalekites

    • C.

      He set up a stone monument to honor himself at Carmel

    Correct Answer
    C. He set up a stone monument to honor himself at Carmel
    Explanation
    After defeating the Amalekites, Saul set up a stone monument to honor himself at Carmel. This action shows Saul's pride and self-centeredness, as he chose to commemorate his own victory rather than acknowledging God's role in it. This act goes against the principles of humility and giving glory to God, which ultimately led to Saul's downfall.

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  • 4. 

    Who cut the king of the Amalekites (Agag) into pieces before the Lord at Gilgal?  1 Sam 15:33

    • A.

      Jonathan

    • B.

      Samuel

    • C.

      Saul

    Correct Answer
    B. Samuel
    Explanation
    In 1 Samuel 15:33, it is mentioned that Samuel cut the king of the Amalekites, Agag, into pieces before the Lord at Gilgal. This event occurred as a consequence of Saul's disobedience to God's command to completely destroy the Amalekites and all their possessions. Samuel, as a prophet and judge, carried out God's judgment on Agag, ensuring that the command was fulfilled.

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  • 5. 

    What did the Lord send to Saul that caused him much trouble? 1 Sam 16:14

    • A.

      An evil spirit

    • B.

      Mice

    • C.

      Tumors

    Correct Answer
    A. An evil spirit
    Explanation
    In 1 Samuel 16:14, it is mentioned that the Lord sent an evil spirit to Saul, which caused him much trouble. This evil spirit is believed to have tormented Saul, leading to his mental distress and erratic behavior. It is important to note that this act of sending an evil spirit was part of God's judgment upon Saul for his disobedience and rejection of God's commands.

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  • 6. 

    Who did God choose to take Saul's place as King?  1 Sam 16:13

    • A.

      Eliab, the oldest son of Jesse

    • B.

      Abinadab, the second to oldest son of Jesse

    • C.

      David, the youngest son of Jesse

    Correct Answer
    C. David, the youngest son of Jesse
    Explanation
    In 1 Samuel 16:13, it is stated that God chose David, the youngest son of Jesse, to take Saul's place as King. This is significant because it shows that God's selection does not always align with societal norms or expectations. David's selection demonstrates that God values qualities such as faith, humility, and a heart after His own, rather than external appearances or birth order. David's anointing as King marks the beginning of his journey as a central figure in biblical history.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Saul's servants go in search of someone who could play the harp well? 1 Sam 16:15-17

    • A.

      Because Saul liked to listen to music while he was relaxing

    • B.

      Because Saul thought it would comfort him when the evil spirit was bothering him

    Correct Answer
    B. Because Saul thought it would comfort him when the evil spirit was bothering him
    Explanation
    Saul's servants went in search of someone who could play the harp well because Saul thought it would comfort him when the evil spirit was bothering him. This implies that Saul believed that music had a soothing effect on him and could alleviate the distress caused by the evil spirit.

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  • 8. 

    What did Saul's servants tell Saul about David? 1 Sam 16:18

    • A.

      He knows how to play the harp

    • B.

      He is brave and fights well

    • C.

      He is smart and handsome

    • D.

      The Lord is with him

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Saul's servants told Saul that David knows how to play the harp, he is brave and fights well, he is smart and handsome, and the Lord is with him.

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  • 9. 

    Did the evil spirit leave Saul each time David would play the harp? 1 Sam 16:23

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    According to 1 Samuel 16:23, whenever David played the harp, the evil spirit would leave Saul. This suggests that the soothing and calming music played by David had a positive effect on Saul, causing the evil spirit to depart.

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  • 10. 

    How many of the 5 stones did David use to kill Goliath? 1 Sam 17:50

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      All 5

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    According to 1 Samuel 17:50, David used only one stone to kill Goliath. This verse states that David "took his sling in his hand and slung a stone, and struck the Philistine on his forehead." Therefore, the correct answer is 1.

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