What Can You Tell US About "The Book Of Jonah"

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What Can You Tell US About "The Book Of Jonah" - Quiz

The Book of Jonah is a story of God's prophet, Jonah, and his way to redemption. How good is your knowledge on this Biblical story. Let's see if you're smart enough to tell us what happened! 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What's the moral of the story about Jonah?

    • A.

      The shortest way isn't the easiest one.

    • B.

      God doesn't like lies.

    • C.

      God will punish those who don't pray.

    • D.

      God will forgive those who repent their sins.

    Correct Answer
    D. God will forgive those who repent their sins.
    Explanation
    The story of Jonah teaches us that God is willing to forgive those who repent their sins. In the story, Jonah initially disobeys God's command and tries to run away, but after being swallowed by a large fish, he repents and prays for forgiveness. God hears his prayer and forgives him, showing us that no matter how far we may stray, if we sincerely repent and ask for forgiveness, God is always ready to forgive us. This moral emphasizes the importance of repentance and the boundless mercy of God.

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  • 2. 

    What does Jonah's name mean? 

    • A.

      A whale

    • B.

      A dove

    • C.

      A camel

    • D.

      A sword

    Correct Answer
    B. A dove
    Explanation
    Jonah's name means "a dove". In biblical context, the name Jonah is derived from the Hebrew word "yonah" which translates to "dove". The dove is often associated with peace, innocence, and purity. In the story of Jonah in the Bible, Jonah was a prophet who was swallowed by a whale but later released, symbolizing his journey of repentance and redemption. The name "dove" reflects the peaceful and spiritual nature of Jonah's character.

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  • 3. 

    What did God ask Jonah to do?

    • A.

      Jonah needed to kill the Nineveh's king.

    • B.

      Jonah needed to proclaim judgement to Nineveh.

    • C.

      Jonah needed to sacrifice his firstborn son.

    • D.

      Jonah needed to help the people of Nineveh to escape.

    Correct Answer
    B. Jonah needed to proclaim judgement to Nineveh.
    Explanation
    God asked Jonah to proclaim judgement to Nineveh. This means that Jonah was instructed to deliver a message from God to the people of Nineveh, warning them of their wrongdoings and the consequences they would face if they did not repent. This task did not involve killing the Nineveh's king, sacrificing his firstborn son, or helping the people of Nineveh to escape.

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  • 4. 

    How did Jonah react to God's will?

    • A.

      Jonah accepted God's will.

    • B.

      Jonah resisted and leaved Nineveh.

    • C.

      Jonah took away his own life.

    • D.

      Jonah made a deal with God to punish everyone but his family.

    Correct Answer
    B. Jonah resisted and leaved Nineveh.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Jonah resisted and left Nineveh. This is supported by the biblical story of Jonah, where he initially tries to flee from God's command to go to Nineveh and instead boards a ship going in the opposite direction. Later, when he finally goes to Nineveh and delivers God's message of impending destruction, Jonah becomes angry when the people of Nineveh repent and God spares them. He expresses his displeasure and frustration, which shows his resistance to God's will.

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  • 5. 

    God sent a sea storm and the crew of the ship where Jonah was, threw him in the water. What happened next? 

    • A.

      Jonah was washed up after the storm on a deserted island.

    • B.

      Jonah drowned.

    • C.

      A whale swallowed Jonah.

    • D.

      Jonah landed on whales back who carried him to shallow waters.

    Correct Answer
    C. A whale swallowed Jonah.
    Explanation
    After being thrown into the water during the sea storm, Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

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  • 6. 

    How many days and nights did Jonah spend inside the whale? 

    • A.

      Three days and three nights

    • B.

      Four days and four nights

    • C.

      Nine days and nine nights

    • D.

      Twelve days and twelve nights

    Correct Answer
    A. Three days and three nights
    Explanation
    Jonah spent three days and three nights inside the whale. This is stated in the Bible in the book of Jonah, where it mentions that Jonah was swallowed by a great fish and remained inside it for three days and three nights.

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  • 7. 

    How did Jonah leave the whale?

    • A.

      Jonah promised he'll obey so the whale digested him after a week.

    • B.

      Jonah prayed to God and repented his sins. God showed His mercy and had the whale threw Jonah up safely on a dry land.

    • C.

      Jonah talked to the whale because he was able to understand animals, and the whale felt sorry for Jonah.

    • D.

      Jonah fought his way through the whale and swam towards the shore. He didn't repent.

    Correct Answer
    B. Jonah prayed to God and repented his sins. God showed His mercy and had the whale threw Jonah up safely on a dry land.
    Explanation
    Jonah left the whale by praying to God and repenting his sins. In response to his repentance, God showed mercy and caused the whale to throw Jonah up safely onto dry land.

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  • 8. 

    Even though God saved Jonah, he was still angry. Jonah asked God to end his life. How did God respond? 

    • A.

      God agreed and ended Jonah's life.

    • B.

      God punished Jonah with a thunder storm.

    • C.

      God caused a tree to grow over Jonah giving him shade.

    • D.

      God ignored Jonah's wish and asked him, again, to proclaim judgement on Nineveh's people.

    Correct Answer
    C. God caused a tree to grow over Jonah giving him shade.
  • 9. 

    How did Jonah turn out to be in the end? 

    • A.

      Jonah died because God sent punishment to all Nineveh's people.

    • B.

      Jonah did repent, but refused to proclaim judgement on his friends.

    • C.

      Jonah accepted God's will and became one of the most effective prophets.

    • D.

      Jonah repented but asked God to show mercy and choose another prophet because he was too weak.

    Correct Answer
    C. Jonah accepted God's will and became one of the most effective prophets.
    Explanation
    Jonah accepted God's will and became one of the most effective prophets. This is the correct answer because according to the biblical story of Jonah, after initially trying to run away from God's command to go to Nineveh, Jonah eventually accepted God's will and went to Nineveh to deliver his message. The people of Nineveh repented and God showed mercy, sparing the city from destruction. Jonah's obedience and the success of his prophetic message make him one of the most effective prophets in the Bible.

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  • 10. 

    What happened to Nineveh's people?

    • A.

      They did not repent so God sent a locust plague.

    • B.

      They repented and God did not punish them.

    • C.

      God punished those who did not repent and awarded those who did.

    • D.

      They had to bring sacrifice to God every year for the next 100 years.

    Correct Answer
    B. They repented and God did not punish them.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the people of Nineveh repented and as a result, God did not punish them. This implies that the people acknowledged their wrongdoings, expressed remorse, and made a conscious effort to change their ways. In response to their repentance, God showed mercy and withheld punishment, highlighting the importance of genuine repentance and the potential for forgiveness.

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