Samuel 1-3 Bible MCQ Quiz: Trivia!

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Are you familiar with the book of Samuel 1-3 in the bible? Would you like to try this quiz? Samuel is a figure who plays an integral role in the transition from the period of biblical judges to the establishment of the kingdom under Saul and in the changeover from Saul to David. He is revered as a prophet by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. If you want to learn more, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did David have done to the Amalekite who honored Saul's request to finish the job of killing him after he had already tried to kill himself by falling on his sword?  2 Sam 1:15

    • A.

      He gave him a crown

    • B.

      He made him his servant

    • C.

      He had him executed

    Correct Answer
    C. He had him executed
    Explanation
    David had the Amalekite executed for honoring Saul's request to finish the job of killing him after he had already tried to kill himself.

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  • 2. 

    How long was David king over Judah? 2 Sam 1:11

    • A.

      7 years and 6 months

    • B.

      10 years and 7 months

    • C.

      12 years and 3 months

    Correct Answer
    A. 7 years and 6 months
    Explanation
    David was king over Judah for 7 years and 6 months. This information is derived from 2 Samuel 2:11, which states that David reigned in Hebron over the house of Judah for 7 years and 6 months.

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  • 3. 

    Who was king over Israel for the first 2 years that David was king over Judah? 2 Sam 2:10

    • A.

      Abner, commander of Saul's army

    • B.

      Ish-Bosheth, son of Saul

    Correct Answer
    B. Ish-Bosheth, son of Saul
    Explanation
    Ish-Bosheth, son of Saul, was the king over Israel for the first 2 years that David was king over Judah. This is stated in 2 Samuel 2:10.

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  • 4. 

    Who won the battle at the pool of Gibeon? 2 Sam 2:17

    • A.

      The men of Ish-Bosheth

    • B.

      The men of David

    Correct Answer
    B. The men of David
    Explanation
    In 2 Samuel 2:17, it is stated that the men of David won the battle at the pool of Gibeon. This means that David's army emerged victorious in the conflict against the men of Ish-Bosheth.

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  • 5. 

    At the battle of Gibeon, Abner killed Ashael, after giving him a warning that if he would stop pursuing him that he would not kill him, but Ashael would not stop. Which king was Abner a servant to? 2 Sam 2:18-23

    • A.

      David, king of Judah

    • B.

      Ish-Bosheth, king of Israel

    Correct Answer
    B. Ish-Bosheth, king of Israel
    Explanation
    Abner was a servant to Ish-Bosheth, king of Israel. This is evident from the given information that Abner killed Ashael during the battle of Gibeon. As Ashael was pursuing Abner, he gave him a warning to stop, indicating that Abner was on the side of Ish-Bosheth, who was at odds with David, the king of Judah. Therefore, the correct answer is Ish-Bosheth, king of Israel.

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  • 6. 

    How many men died in the battle of Gibeon? 2 Sam 2:29-31

    • A.

      Israel 360 and Judah 20

    • B.

      Israel 20 and Judah 360

    Correct Answer
    A. Israel 360 and Judah 20
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Israel 360 and Judah 20. According to 2 Samuel 2:29-31, there were 360 men from Israel who died in the battle of Gibeon, while only 20 men from Judah died.

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  • 7. 

    David had 6 sons while in Hebron. How many wives did he have during this time? 2 Sam 3:2-5

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      6

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    According to 2 Samuel 3:2-5, David had six sons while he was in Hebron. This implies that he must have had at least six wives during this time, as each son would typically be born to a different mother. Therefore, the correct answer is 6.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Abner leave Ish-Bosheth and come to serve David instead? 2 Sam 3:6-11

    • A.

      Ish-Bosheth accused Abner of doing wrong with a woman, his father's concubine

    • B.

      Because he felt guilty for killing Ashael

    Correct Answer
    A. Ish-Bosheth accused Abner of doing wrong with a woman, his father's concubine
    Explanation
    Abner left Ish-Bosheth and came to serve David instead because Ish-Bosheth accused him of doing wrong with a woman, who happened to be his father's concubine. This accusation likely caused Abner to feel betrayed and disrespected by Ish-Bosheth, leading him to switch his allegiance to David. Additionally, Abner may have felt guilty for killing Ashael, which could have contributed to his decision to leave Ish-Bosheth and join David.

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  • 9. 

    Why did Ish-Bosheth and Abner take Paltiel's wife away from him and give her to David? 2 Sam 3:12-16

    • A.

      Because Paltiel was an abusive husband and David wanted to help his wife

    • B.

      Because Paltiel's wife had been purchased by David before she had ever been given to Paltiel by Saul

    Correct Answer
    B. Because Paltiel's wife had been purchased by David before she had ever been given to Paltiel by Saul
  • 10. 

    What happened to Abner after David held a feast for him and sent him away in peace? 2 Sam 3:26-27

    • A.

      A lion killed him

    • B.

      Joab killed him

    Correct Answer
    B. Joab killed him
    Explanation
    After David held a feast for Abner and sent him away in peace, Joab, who was David's commander, killed him. This act was motivated by revenge as Joab's brother had been killed by Abner in battle.

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  • 11. 

    David put the following curse on Joab for killing Abner: "May the house of Abner never be without one who  _____. 2 Sam 3:29

    • A.

      Has a discharge

    • B.

      Who is leprous

    • C.

      Who holds a spindle

    • D.

      Who falls by the sword

    • E.

      Who lacks bread

    • F.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    F. All of the above
    Explanation
    In 2 Samuel 3:29, David curses Joab for killing Abner by saying, "May the house of Abner never be without one who has a discharge, who is leprous, who holds a spindle, who falls by the sword, who lacks bread." This curse implies that David wishes for various misfortunes to befall the house of Abner, including physical ailments, violence, and poverty. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as it encompasses all the different aspects of the curse that David puts on Joab.

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