1st & 2nd Samuel, Kings And Chronicles

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This quiz is based on the teachings from the books of 1st & 2nd Samuel, Kings and Chronicles, October 6, 2010.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1st Samuel is about the people of Israel wanting

    • A.

      Meat instead of Manna

    • B.

      To go back to Egypt

    • C.

      To be ruled by a king instead of a judge

    • D.

      To be able to worship who they wanted to worship

    Correct Answer
    C. To be ruled by a king instead of a judge
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "To be ruled by a king instead of a judge." The book of 1st Samuel focuses on the transition of Israel from being ruled by judges to having a monarchy. The people of Israel desired to have a king like other nations, despite warnings from God and the prophet Samuel. This desire for a king ultimately led to the anointing of Saul as the first king of Israel.

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  • 2. 

    Samuel was a

    • A.

      Prophet

    • B.

      King

    • C.

      Judge

    • D.

      Priest

    • E.

      A and B

    • F.

      A and C

    Correct Answer
    F. A and C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A and C" because Samuel was both a prophet and a priest. In the Bible, Samuel is described as a prophet who received messages from God and delivered them to the people. He also served as a priest, offering sacrifices and interceding for the people before God. Therefore, he fulfilled both roles of a prophet and a priest.

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  • 3. 

    The very first king who ruled in Israel was

    • A.

      Joshua

    • B.

      Amalek

    • C.

      Jonathan (Saul's son)

    • D.

      David

    • E.

      Saul

    Correct Answer
    E. Saul
    Explanation
    Saul was the first king who ruled in Israel. He was anointed as king by the prophet Samuel and reigned for approximately 40 years. Saul's reign marked the transition from a tribal confederation to a centralized monarchy in Israel. However, his reign was marred by disobedience to God's commands, leading to his eventual downfall. Despite his shortcomings, Saul played a crucial role in establishing the monarchy in Israel's early history.

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  • 4. 

    The thing that launched David into his stardom and popularity with the people of Israel was

    • A.

      His fantastic musical ability

    • B.

      His 'ruddy' good looks

    • C.

      Killing the giant Goliath

    • D.

      Killing a lion in the open field though he was a shepherd

    Correct Answer
    C. Killing the giant Goliath
    Explanation
    David's popularity and stardom among the people of Israel can be attributed to his act of killing the giant Goliath. This event showcased his bravery, skill, and faith in God, which resonated with the people and earned their admiration. By defeating a formidable enemy and protecting his people, David demonstrated his leadership qualities and gained widespread recognition, leading to his rise in popularity and eventually becoming a prominent figure in Israel's history.

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  • 5. 

    God blesses David as King and the nation of Israel prospers and succeeds until

    • A.

      David writes a song that falls off the charts

    • B.

      David finally meets a Philistine giant he can't knock off

    • C.

      David starts worshiping a golden idol

    • D.

      David commits adultery and murder

    • E.

      Other

    Correct Answer
    D. David commits adultery and murder
    Explanation
    David commits adultery and murder. This answer is correct because it accurately identifies a significant event in David's life that had negative consequences. David's affair with Bathsheba and his subsequent arrangement of Uriah's death are well-known incidents that brought about severe repercussions for David and his kingdom. These actions demonstrated David's moral failure and led to a period of turmoil and strife in his reign.

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  • 6. 

    As 1st and 2nd Samuel was about David's Rein as king, 1st Kings is about

    • A.

      Solomon's reign as king

    • B.

      Elijah's reign as king

    • C.

      Absalom's reign as king

    • D.

      Saul's reign as the first king

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Solomon's reign as king
    Explanation
    1st Kings is about Solomon's reign as king. This can be inferred from the statement that the previous books, 1st and 2nd Samuel, were about David's reign as king. Therefore, it can be concluded that 1st Kings would focus on the next king in line, which is Solomon.

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  • 7. 

    The book of 1st Kings describes the division of the Israelites into two competing kingdoms. The kings of Israel (The Northern Kingdom) were invariably idolatrous while the kings of Judah (The Southern Kingdom) were sometimes good and sometimes evil.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The book of 1st Kings indeed describes the division of the Israelites into two competing kingdoms: the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Throughout the book, it is evident that the kings of Israel were consistently idolatrous, meaning they worshipped false gods and engaged in practices that went against the teachings of the Israelite religion. On the other hand, the kings of Judah were portrayed as sometimes good and sometimes evil, indicating that their behavior and adherence to religious principles varied. Therefore, the statement "The kings of Israel (The Northern Kingdom) were invariably idolatrous while the kings of Judah (The Southern Kingdom) were sometimes good and sometimes evil" is true.

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  • 8. 

    Solomon became world famous for his

    • A.

      Wisdom

    • B.

      Writing of Psalms

    • C.

      Wealth

    • D.

      Spirituality

    • E.

      A and C

    • F.

      B and D

    Correct Answer
    E. A and C
    Explanation
    Solomon became world famous for his wisdom and wealth. His wisdom was renowned and admired by many, as he was known for his ability to make wise decisions and solve complex problems. Additionally, Solomon's wealth was immense, as he was able to accumulate great riches through trade and commerce. Both his wisdom and wealth contributed to his fame and made him a well-known figure in the world.

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  • 9. 

    One of the great achievements of Solomon was

    • A.

      Bringing the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem

    • B.

      The many wives he had

    • C.

      The confirmation of Elijah as a prophet

    • D.

      The building of the Temple

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. The building of the Temple
    Explanation
    Solomon's great achievement was the construction of the Temple. This was a significant accomplishment as it became the central place of worship for the Israelites and symbolized the presence of God among them. The Temple was a magnificent structure that showcased Solomon's wealth, power, and dedication to God. It took years to complete and was considered a masterpiece of architecture and craftsmanship. The building of the Temple marked a pivotal moment in Israelite history and solidified Solomon's legacy as a wise and prosperous king.

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  • 10. 

    The Northern Kingdom is Judah and the Southern Kingdom is Israel

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Northern Kingdom is Israel and the Southern Kingdom is Judah.

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  • 11. 

    Two of the greatest prophets in 1st and 2nd Kings were

    • A.

      Shadrach and Meshach

    • B.

      David and Solomon

    • C.

      Caleb and Joshua

    • D.

      Jeroboam and Rehoboam

    • E.

      Elijah and Elisha

    Correct Answer
    E. Elijah and Elisha
    Explanation
    Elijah and Elisha were two of the greatest prophets mentioned in the books of 1st and 2nd Kings. They played significant roles in the religious and political history of Israel during the 9th century BCE. Elijah was known for his confrontation with the prophets of Baal and his miraculous ascension to heaven. Elisha, his successor, performed numerous miracles and was known for his wisdom and prophetic abilities. Together, they exerted a powerful influence on the nation of Israel and left a lasting impact on the religious traditions of the time.

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  • 12. 

    Out of the 39 kings after Israel and Judah divided, only 8 of those kings were good (or mostly good), and all of them were in Judah.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because out of the total 39 kings after the division of Israel and Judah, only 8 of them were considered good or mostly good, and all of these 8 kings belonged to the kingdom of Judah. This implies that none of the kings from the kingdom of Israel were considered good.

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  • 13. 

    One of the ways 1st Chronicles differs from 1st and 2nd Samuel is that it focuses on David's greatness and not as much on his personal failures.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because 1st Chronicles primarily emphasizes David's greatness rather than his personal failures. Unlike 1st and 2nd Samuel, which portray David's flaws and mistakes, 1st Chronicles highlights his achievements, such as his military victories, his establishment of Jerusalem as the capital, and his organization of the Levitical priesthood. This book presents David as a righteous and successful king, focusing on his positive contributions rather than his shortcomings.

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  • 14. 

    Another major reason Chronicles was written was because the person writing Chronicles (possibly Ezra) wanted to give the exiles a reason to stay where they were and not to return to their God-forsaken land.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The author wanted to give them a vision of how great their nation was and to reinvigorate them to return and rebuild.

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