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Welcome to The Book Of First Samuel Quiz! Samuel was Elkanah and Hannah's son but was taken under Eli's wings until God called him to become His prophet. In this first book, we see Samuel gave the people of Israel and King Saul Gods' message. Saul anointed David to be the king of Israel after Saul disobeyed God. By taking this quiz, you stand a chance of reviewing what you remember from this book. Check it out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the Bible, who did Saul blame? (1 Samuel 15)

    • A.

      His wife

    • B.

      Jonathan

    • C.

      The people

    • D.

      David

    • E.

      The devil

    Correct Answer
    C. The people
    Explanation
    In 1 Samuel 15, Saul blames the people for his disobedience to God's command. He was instructed to completely destroy the Amalekites and their possessions, but he spared the king and the best of the livestock. When Samuel confronts Saul about his actions, Saul shifts the blame onto the people, claiming that they took the animals to sacrifice to God. However, Samuel rebukes Saul, stating that obedience is more important than sacrifices. Therefore, the correct answer is "The people."

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  • 2. 

    What is better than sacrifice?

    • A.

      Doing justice

    • B.

      Honoring your parents

    • C.

      Loving

    • D.

      Obeying

    • E.

      Telling the truth

    Correct Answer
    D. Obeying
    Explanation
    Obeying is better than sacrifice because it encompasses all the other options. By obeying, you are doing justice, honoring your parents, loving, and telling the truth. Sacrifice may involve giving up something valuable, but it does not necessarily guarantee these virtues. Obeying, on the other hand, requires discipline, respect, and integrity, which ultimately leads to a harmonious and righteous life.

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  • 3. 

    What is the sin of witchcraft?

    • A.

      Adultery

    • B.

      Idolatry

    • C.

      Rebellion

    • D.

      Stealing

    • E.

      Unbelief

    Correct Answer
    C. Rebellion
    Explanation
    Rebellion is considered the sin of witchcraft because it involves defying authority and going against God's commands. In the Bible, witchcraft is condemned as a form of rebellion against God's sovereignty and a rejection of His guidance. The act of practicing witchcraft involves seeking supernatural power and control outside of God's will, which is seen as an act of rebellion against His authority. This connection between rebellion and witchcraft is emphasized in various biblical passages, highlighting the serious consequences and spiritual dangers associated with both.

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  • 4. 

    Which of Elkanah's wives had children first?

    • A.

      Abigail

    • B.

      Hannah

    • C.

      Michal

    • D.

      Peninnah

    • E.

      Ruth

    Correct Answer
    D. Peninnah
    Explanation
    Peninnah is the correct answer because according to the biblical account in 1 Samuel, Peninnah was able to have children before Hannah. Hannah, Elkanah's other wife, was initially barren and prayed to God for a child. Therefore, Peninnah had children first.

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  • 5. 

    What can be said about Saul's physical stature?

    • A.

      He was taller

    • B.

      He was heavier

    • C.

      He was stronger

    • D.

      His shoulders were broader.

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. He was taller
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, it can be inferred that Saul's physical stature was taller compared to the other options such as being heavier, stronger, or having broader shoulders.

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  • 6. 

    What had David previously killed?

    • A.

      A bear

    • B.

      A lion

    • C.

      A tiger

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      A & B

    Correct Answer
    E. A & B
    Explanation
    David had previously killed both a bear and a lion.

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  • 7. 

    From what tribe was Saul?

    • A.

      Asher

    • B.

      Joseph

    • C.

      Judah

    • D.

      Benjamine

    • E.

      Levi

    Correct Answer
    D. Benjamine
    Explanation
    Saul was from the tribe of Benjamin. This can be inferred from various biblical references, including 1 Samuel 9:1-2 which states that Saul was a Benjamite, and 1 Samuel 10:20-21 which mentions that Saul was chosen from among the tribes of Israel, and his tribe was Benjamin.

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  • 8. 

    Where was Saul when Samuel wanted to present him to the people at Mizpah?

    • A.

      Looking for some anointing oil

    • B.

      Looking for the asses

    • C.

      Hid among the stuff

    • D.

      On the platform

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Hid among the stuff
    Explanation
    Saul was hiding among the stuff when Samuel wanted to present him to the people at Mizpah. This means that Saul was not ready or willing to be presented as the chosen leader. He was hesitant and tried to avoid the attention by hiding among the belongings. This suggests a lack of confidence or reluctance on Saul's part to take on the role that Samuel had in mind for him.

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  • 9. 

    What did the people shout when Samuel presented Saul?

    • A.

      God save the king

    • B.

      Hallelujah

    • C.

      Long live Israel

    • D.

      The sword of the LORD and of Saul

    • E.

      Glory be to God

    Correct Answer
    A. God save the king
    Explanation
    When Samuel presented Saul, the people shouted "God save the king". This phrase is commonly used to express support and loyalty to a monarch or leader. In this context, it signifies the people's acceptance and endorsement of Saul as their king. The phrase implies a desire for God's protection and blessings upon the king, highlighting the religious and spiritual significance of the event.

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  • 10. 

    What could be said about the condition of the sons of Eli?

    • A.

      They knew not the Lord.

    • B.

      They lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle.

    • C.

      They go drunk

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      A & B

    Correct Answer
    E. A & B
    Explanation
    The condition of the sons of Eli can be described as follows: they did not know the Lord and they engaged in sexual relations with the women who gathered at the entrance of the tabernacle. This is indicated by the statements "They knew not the Lord" and "They lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle." Therefore, the correct answer is A & B.

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  • 11. 

    What was the condition Nahash, the army of the Ammonites, asked?

    • A.

      Get help from the other gods.

    • B.

      Hid in the baggage

    • C.

      "I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you as you disgrace upon all Israel."

    • D.

      No condition

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. "I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you as you disgrace upon all Israel."
    Explanation
    Nahash, the army of the Ammonites, asked the condition that he would gouge out the right eye of every one of the Israelites as a sign of their disgrace upon all of Israel.

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  • 12. 

    What did Samuel's mother bring him each year?

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      Food

    • C.

      Coat

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Coat
    Explanation
    Samuel's mother brought him a coat each year.

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  • 13. 

    Who did Samuel think had called him at night?

    • A.

      God

    • B.

      His mother

    • C.

      His Father

    • D.

      Eli

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Eli
    Explanation
    Samuel thought that Eli had called him at night.

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  • 14. 

    Who helped David escape out the window?

    • A.

      Samuel

    • B.

      Michal

    • C.

      Samuel

    • D.

      Jonathan

    • E.

      Eliab

    Correct Answer
    B. Michal
    Explanation
    Michal helped David escape out the window.

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  • 15. 

    Who in Israel had swords

    • A.

      Johnathan

    • B.

      David

    • C.

      Saul

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      A & C

    Correct Answer
    E. A & C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A & C" because both Johnathan and Saul had swords in Israel. David is not mentioned as having a sword in the given information. Therefore, the correct answer is A & C, indicating that both Johnathan and Saul had swords.

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  • 16. 

    What was Eli's occupation?

    • A.

      Samuel's dad

    • B.

      High Priest

    • C.

      Hannah husband

    • D.

      Judge

    • E.

      B & D

    Correct Answer
    E. B & D
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B & D, which means Eli's occupation was both High Priest and Judge. This implies that Eli held important roles in both religious and legal matters. As the High Priest, he would have been responsible for performing religious rituals and overseeing the religious affairs of the Israelites. As a Judge, he would have been involved in making legal decisions and settling disputes among the people. This dual occupation suggests that Eli had significant authority and influence in the community.

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  • 17. 

    What did Israel do when they bought the Ark of the Covenant into camp?

    • A.

      Build an altar

    • B.

      Hid in their tents

    • C.

      Sang praises to the Lord

    • D.

      Shouted with a great shout

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Shouted with a great shout
    Explanation
    When Israel brought the Ark of the Covenant into camp, they shouted with a great shout. This indicates that they expressed their joy and excitement by raising their voices loudly. It could have been a way for them to show their reverence and gratitude towards the Lord for allowing them to possess the Ark. This action also symbolizes their belief in the power and presence of God, as they celebrated the arrival of the Ark in their midst.

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  • 18. 

    What others leaders in the Old Testament had more than one wife, {even though this was not God's original intention for marriage}?

    • A.

      Moses, Seth

    • B.

      Cain, Lot

    • C.

      Joshua, Reuben

    • D.

      Abraham, Jacob, and David

    Correct Answer
    D. Abraham, Jacob, and David
    Explanation
    Abraham, Jacob, and David are mentioned in the Old Testament as having more than one wife, even though it was not originally intended by God for marriage to be this way. This practice was common during that time period, but it does not align with God's original design for marriage, which is one man and one woman. Despite their multiple wives, these leaders still played significant roles in biblical history.

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  • 19. 

    Who was killed when the Philistines captured the ark?

    • A.

      Eli

    • B.

      Hophni

    • C.

      Phinehas

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      B & C

    Correct Answer
    E. B & C
    Explanation
    Eli, Hophni, and Phinehas were all killed when the Philistines captured the ark. This is evident from the biblical account in 1 Samuel 4:11, which states that the ark of God was captured and that Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, died in battle that day. Therefore, the correct answer is B & C.

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  • 20. 

    Joab was Saul's commander.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Joab was not Saul's commander. Joab was actually the commander of King David's army. In the Bible, Joab is mentioned as the commander of David's forces, leading them in various battles. Saul, on the other hand, had different commanders throughout his reign, but Joab was not one of them. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 21. 

    How did Jonathan love David?

    • A.

      As his own brothers

    • B.

      As his father

    • C.

      As his mother

    • D.

      As his own soul

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. As his own soul
    Explanation
    Jonathan loved David as his own soul. This means that Jonathan had a deep and intense love for David, similar to the love one has for oneself. Their bond was incredibly strong and Jonathan cared for David as if he were a part of himself. This level of love and devotion shows the depth of their friendship and the closeness of their relationship.

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  • 22. 

    What caused the panic among the Philistines?

    • A.

      The earth quaked

    • B.

      Hailstones

    • C.

      The angels of the Lord

    • D.

      Thunder

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The earth quaked
    Explanation
    The panic among the Philistines was caused by the earthquake. The sudden shaking of the earth would have been a frightening and unexpected event, leading to panic among the people.

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  • 23. 

    Who was asked to come and get the ark?

    • A.

      The inhabitants of Kirjathjearim

    • B.

      Obed-edom

    • C.

      The Israelites

    • D.

      The men of Mizpah

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The inhabitants of Kirjathjearim
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the inhabitants of Kirjathjearim. In the Bible, after the Philistines returned the Ark of the Covenant to the Israelites, it was initially placed in the house of Abinadab in Kirjathjearim. The people of Kirjathjearim were then asked to come and get the ark and bring it to their city.

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  • 24. 

    Elkanah explained to Hannah that having him was better than what?

    • A.

      Having Pehinnah

    • B.

      Having 10 Sons

    • C.

      Going to Shiloh

    • D.

      Her Petition

    Correct Answer
    B. Having 10 Sons
    Explanation
    Elkanah explained to Hannah that having 10 sons was better than anything else. This implies that Elkanah believed that having a large number of sons would bring more happiness, security, and fulfillment to Hannah's life compared to any other possible option. This answer suggests that Elkanah valued the idea of a large and prosperous family, and believed that having 10 sons would bring Hannah the greatest joy and satisfaction.

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  • 25. 

    How many daughters and sons did Saul have?

    • A.

      3 sons 4 daughters

    • B.

      3 sons 3 daughters

    • C.

      2 sons 3 daughters

    • D.

      3 sons 2 daughters

    Correct Answer
    D. 3 sons 2 daughters
    Explanation
    Saul had 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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  • 26. 

    What did Abimelech give David?

    • A.

      Goliath's sword

    • B.

      Grapes

    • C.

      Showbread

    • D.

      All of above

    Correct Answer
    C. Showbread
    Explanation
    He was the twelfth High Priest [citation needed], and officiated at Nob, where he was visited by David (he gave David and his companions five loaves of the showbread) when David fled from Saul (1 Samuel 21:1–9).

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  • 27. 

    After Hannah was intimate with Elkahanh, and {the Lord remembered her petition}, she has a son named Samuel meaning what?

    • A.

      The Lord Provides

    • B.

      Mighty Child of God

    • C.

      The One Sent

    • D.

      A & B

    • E.

      Asked of God

    Correct Answer
    E. Asked of God
    Explanation
    The name Samuel means "Asked of God". This suggests that Hannah's son was a result of her prayer and petition to God. The name reflects the idea that Samuel was a special child who was specifically requested and granted by God.

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  • 28. 

    What did Saul spare?

    • A.

      Agag the king of the Amalekites

    • B.

      The best of the sheep

    • C.

      All that was good

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Saul spared all of the above, which includes Agag the king of the Amalekites, the best of the sheep, and all that was good. This means that Saul did not fully carry out the command given to him by God to completely destroy the Amalekites and their possessions.

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  • 29. 

    What is another word for "Seer"?

    • A.

      Backslider

    • B.

      Worshiper

    • C.

      Prophet

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Prophet
    Explanation
    A seer is someone who is believed to have the ability to see the future or have insights into future events. A prophet is also someone who is believed to have the ability to predict the future or receive divine messages. Therefore, the word "prophet" is synonymous with the word "seer".

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  • 30. 

    Who attacked and destroyed the garrison of Philistines at Geba?

    • A.

      Saul

    • B.

      Jonathan

    • C.

      David

    • D.

      Eli

    • E.

      Samuel

    Correct Answer
    B. Jonathan
    Explanation
    Jonathan attacked and destroyed the garrison of Philistines at Geba. This is evident from the biblical account in 1 Samuel 13:3, where it is mentioned that Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost at Geba, causing panic among the Philistines. Jonathan's bravery and military skills are highlighted throughout the narrative, making him the most likely candidate for this action.

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