The Book Of Numbers Part 1

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Test your knowledge of the book of Numbers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Numbers derived its name form which of the following:

    • A.

      The Israelite nation, although still not at their promised land destination, had grown substantially in number.

    • B.

      God instructed moses to "number" the people by taking a census.

    • C.

      God instructed moses to divide the nation into specific amounts of people to organize living arrangements in Cannan.

    • D.

      The Israelites were in the process of establishing their own numerical system.

    Correct Answer
    B. God instructed moses to "number" the people by taking a census.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that God instructed Moses to "number" the people by taking a census. This is evident from the information provided in the question, where it is mentioned that God instructed Moses to count the people. The other options mentioned in the question, such as organizing living arrangements or establishing a numerical system, are not supported by the given information.

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  • 2. 

    In caes of war, who would serve as israel's soldier?

    • A.

      Healthy males over twenty-five years and unmarried females who had no children.

    • B.

      All able bodied persons over the age of sixteen.

    • C.

      All men over the age of twenty.

    • D.

      A specially trained group of about 10000 men.

    Correct Answer
    D. A specially trained group of about 10000 men.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A specially trained group of about 10000 men." This answer suggests that in the case of war, Israel would rely on a specific group of approximately 10,000 trained men to serve as soldiers. This implies that not all healthy males over twenty-five years and unmarried females without children would automatically serve, nor would all able-bodied persons over the age of sixteen or all men over the age of twenty. Instead, Israel has a specialized group that is prepared and trained for combat situations.

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  • 3. 

    Why were no members of the tribe of Levi included in the army?

    • A.

      Because they were appointed to be in charge of the tabernacle and its furnishings.

    • B.

      Because the house of Levi had so few young males.

    • C.

      Because they had abandoned Moses over a disagreement about sacrifices.

    • D.

      Because they previously been sent North to Kandesh to establish an encampment site.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because they were appointed to be in charge of the tabernacle and its furnishings.
    Explanation
    The members of the tribe of Levi were not included in the army because they were appointed to be in charge of the tabernacle and its furnishings. This suggests that their role was to serve as priests and caretakers of the sacred space, rather than participating in military activities.

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  • 4. 

    When the Priest "tested" a woman to see if she had been unfaithful to her husband, the ceremony included all of the following except.

    • A.

      Loosening the woman's hair.

    • B.

      Burning the husband's grain offering on the altar.

    • C.

      Making the woman drink bitter holy water.

    • D.

      Having the woman provide a "truth" sacrifice.

    Correct Answer
    D. Having the woman provide a "truth" sacrifice.
    Explanation
    In the ceremony to test a woman's faithfulness, several actions were performed. The woman's hair was loosened, symbolizing the removal of her marital status. The husband's grain offering was burned on the altar as a way to seek divine judgment. The woman was made to drink bitter holy water, which was believed to cause a physical reaction if she was guilty. However, there is no mention of the woman providing a "truth" sacrifice in this context.

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  • 5. 

    What determined whether the Israelites traveled or camped while they wandered in the desert?

    • A.

      God's speaking through the ark of testimony (covenant) and directing them.

    • B.

      The movement of a cloud

    • C.

      Reports from the scouts they had sent out to ensure safe passage.

    • D.

      The eather and seasons.

    Correct Answer
    B. The movement of a cloud
    Explanation
    The movement of a cloud determined whether the Israelites traveled or camped while they wandered in the desert. This is because God's presence was manifested in a cloud, known as the pillar of cloud, which guided and directed the Israelites. When the cloud moved, it signaled for the Israelites to break camp and continue their journey. Conversely, when the cloud remained stationary, it indicated that they should set up camp and stay in that location. This system allowed the Israelites to rely on God's guidance and presence as they navigated through the desert.

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  • 6. 

    Why did God consume part of the outskirts of the Iraelites camp with fire?

    • A.

      So He would prevent their enemies from attacking them.

    • B.

      He was angry because they were complaining.

    • C.

      He wanted to mark their encampment as a sacrifice to gim.

    • D.

      So he could destroy the tribe of Gad, who were conspiring against the people.

    Correct Answer
    B. He was angry because they were complaining.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He was angry because they were complaining." In the Bible, it is mentioned that the Israelites complained about their hardships and the food they were given in the wilderness. This angered God, and as a punishment, he sent fire to consume part of their camp. This incident serves as a reminder of the consequences of complaining and the importance of gratitude and trust in God's provision.

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  • 7. 

    What did God provide for the israelites when they complained about the Manna diet?

    • A.

      Flocks of quail.

    • B.

      Meat from fifty thousand sheep and goats.

    • C.

      Flocks of doves.

    • D.

      Thousands of cattle from an enemy nation.

    Correct Answer
    A. Flocks of quail.
    Explanation
    When the Israelites complained about the Manna diet, God provided them with flocks of quail. This can be seen in the Bible, specifically in the book of Exodus, where it is mentioned that God sent a great quantity of quail to the camp of the Israelites as meat for them to eat. Therefore, the correct answer is flocks of quail.

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  • 8. 

    This person spoke against Moses and was stricken by God with leprosy and confined outside the camp for seven days.

    • A.

      Miriam

    • B.

      Aaron

    • C.

      Joshua

    • D.

      Benjamin

    Correct Answer
    A. Miriam
    Explanation
    Miriam is the correct answer because she spoke against Moses and was punished by God with leprosy. This is mentioned in the book of Numbers in the Bible, where Miriam and Aaron speak against Moses' authority. As a consequence, Miriam is struck with leprosy and is confined outside the camp for seven days. Aaron is also involved in this incident, but he is not the one who is afflicted with leprosy. Joshua and Benjamin are not mentioned in this context.

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  • 9. 

    What happened to the men who filed false reports concerning the land of Cannan?

    • A.

      They were stoned to death.

    • B.

      They died from a plague.

    • C.

      They were struck blind.

    • D.

      They were cut off from their people.

    Correct Answer
    B. They died from a plague.
    Explanation
    The men who filed false reports concerning the land of Cannan were punished by being struck with a plague.

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