The Bible

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Bible Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz tests one's knowledge on the Bible.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many books are there in the Catholic Bible?
    • A. 

      73

    • B. 

      77

    • C. 

      72

  • 2. 
    How many books are there in the Old Testament?
    • A. 

      39

    • B. 

      46

    • C. 

      49

  • 3. 
    How many books are there in the New Testament?
    • A. 

      27

    • B. 

      37

    • C. 

      33

  • 4. 
    The main divisions of the Old Testament are the:
    • A. 

      Law Books, History Books, Wisdom Books and Prophetic Books

    • B. 

      Law Books, Letters, History Books and Prophetic Books

    • C. 

      Law Books, Acts of the Apostles, History Books and Apocalypse

  • 5. 
    Most of the Books of the Old Testament were written in Hebrew.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Books of the New Testament were written in Greek.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible is the:
  • 8. 
    St Jerome translated all the books of the Bible into
  • 9. 
    The Book of Genesis is the first book of the Bible.  It contains stories of prehistory and the patriarchs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Book of Exodus contains
    • A. 

      Laws dealing with feasts, ritual sacrifice and holiness

    • B. 

      The story of God, freeing the people from slavery

    • C. 

      Contains speeches about the meaning of the Exodus experience

  • 11. 
    I was called by God to leave my homeland; though childless, I was promised many descendants.  I am
  • 12. 
    Write a paragraph on Abraham to explain why he is an important person in the Old Testament. 
  • 13. 
    Write a paragraph on King David to explain why he is an important person in the Old Testament.
  • 14. 
    I was betrayed by my brothers and left to die, but came to greatness in Egypt.  I am
  • 15. 
    I was given the name "Israel" after my struggle with an angel; I fathered 12 sons and lived to bless my grandsons.  I am
  • 16. 
    Who succeeded Moses and led the Israelites into the Promised Land?
    • A. 

      Jeremiah

    • B. 

      Joshua

    • C. 

      Gideon

  • 17. 
    Who was the king who built the Temple in Jerusalem?
    • A. 

      Saul

    • B. 

      David

    • C. 

      Solomon

  • 18. 
    God entered into a special covenant with the Israelites on:
    • A. 

      Mount Tabor

    • B. 

      Mount Calvary

    • C. 

      Mount Sinai

  • 19. 
    The Bible is the Word of God because:
  • 20. 
    Explain the stages of development of the Bible.
  • 21. 
    The books of the Pentateuch are:
  • 22. 
    The major groups of the New Testament are:
    • A. 

      Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Wisdom Books and the Apocalypse

    • B. 

      Gospels, Letters, Prophetic Writings and the Apocalypse

    • C. 

      Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Letters and the Book of Revelation

  • 23. 
    What is Biblical inspiration?
  • 24. 
    The hagiographers are the secondary authors of the Bible because
  • 25. 
    Who said these words: "The truth of Scripture explains how one can get to heaven and not how the planets move in the skies."
    • A. 

      Pope Benedict XVI

    • B. 

      Galileo Galilei

    • C. 

      St Thomas Aquinas

  • 26. 
    The Bible is free from Religious error.  Explain.
  • 27. 
    The Vulgate is the
    • A. 

      Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible

    • B. 

      Latin translation of all the books of the Bible

    • C. 

      Is the official list of books recognized by the church as inspired by God

  • 28. 
    The canon of sacred Scripture refers to the
  • 29. 
    Literary forms are:
  • 30. 
    The primary author of the Bible is
  • 31. 
    I said, "Speak Lord for your servant is listening."  I am
  • 32. 
    During the Annunciation Mary said to the Angel Gabriel:
  • 33. 
    Give the name of two Old Testament prophets and two modern-day prophets. Explain the role of these prophets.
  • 34. 
    The following figures are in chronological order: Abraham, Moses, the Exodus, Joshua, David, the Babylonian Captivity, Isaiah, the Exile,  John the Baptist, Jesus, St Paul
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Another name for a tax-collector is:
    • A. 

      Pharisee

    • B. 

      Sadduccee

    • C. 

      Publican