Genesis 38-40 Bible MCQ Quiz!

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The book of Genesis is the initial book of the bible. It is where you can find the stories about Adam and Eve and Noah and the ark. With this quiz, you will be accountable for knowing things like which of the 12 sons of Jacob did Jesus Christ come from and what happened to both of Tamar’s husbands, Er and his brother Onan. See how much you know about Genesis 38-40 by taking the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the 12 sons of Jacob (the 12 tribes of Israel) did Jesus Christ come from? Use link to genealogy chart below:

    • A.

      Joseph

    • B.

      Judah

    • C.

      Levi

    Correct Answer
    B. Judah
    Explanation
    Jesus Christ came from the tribe of Judah. This can be seen in the genealogy chart provided, which shows that Jesus is a descendant of King David, who was from the tribe of Judah. The tribe of Judah was one of the twelve tribes of Israel, and it held a special significance as the tribe from which the kings of Israel would come. Jesus being from the tribe of Judah fulfills the prophecy that the Messiah would come from the line of David.

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  • 2. 

    There Judah saw the daughter of a certain ________ whose name was Shua. He took her and went into her, and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er. -Gen 38:2, ESV

    • A.

      Canaanite

    • B.

      Egyptian

    • C.

      Hebrew

    Correct Answer
    A. Canaanite
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Canaanite. This is evident from the context of the passage in Genesis 38:2, where Judah sees the daughter of a certain Canaanite named Shua. This information helps to establish the cultural background and ethnicity of the woman Judah took as his wife, and subsequently, the lineage of their son Er.

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  • 3. 

    And Judah _____ Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. -Gen 38:6

    • A.

      Did not like the wife of

    • B.

      Loved the wife of

    • C.

      Took a wife for

    Correct Answer
    C. Took a wife for
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "took a wife for". In this verse from the book of Genesis, it is stated that Judah took a wife for his firstborn son, and her name was Tamar. This phrase implies that Judah arranged a marriage for his son, indicating his role in finding a suitable wife for him.

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  • 4. 

    What happened to both of Tamar's husband's, Er and his brother Onan? -Gen 38:7-10

    • A.

      They each begot children by Tamar

    • B.

      They were both killed by the Lord

    • C.

      They mysteriously disappeared

    Correct Answer
    B. They were both killed by the Lord
    Explanation
    In Genesis 38:7-10, it is mentioned that Tamar's first husband, Er, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, so the Lord put him to death. After Er's death, Tamar was given to his brother Onan as a wife. However, Onan also displeased the Lord by refusing to fulfill his duty of providing offspring for his brother. As a result, the Lord put Onan to death as well. Therefore, the correct answer is that both Er and his brother Onan were killed by the Lord.

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  • 5. 

    And when Tamar was told, “Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep,” she took off her ______ and covered herself with a veil, wrapping herself up, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. -Gen 38:13-14

    • A.

      Prostitute's garments

    • B.

      Widow's garments

    • C.

      Temple garments

    Correct Answer
    B. Widow's garments
    Explanation
    Tamar was told that her father-in-law was going up to Timnah to shear his sheep. In response, she took off her widow's garments and covered herself with a veil. This suggests that Tamar, who was widowed, was disguising herself as a prostitute in order to trick her father-in-law into sleeping with her and fulfilling her right to bear children in her deceased husband's name. The use of widow's garments implies that Tamar was acting out of desperation and was willing to go to great lengths to secure her future.

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  • 6. 

    When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had _______. He turned to her at the roadside and said, “Come, let me come into you,” for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law.  Gen 38:15-16

    • A.

      On earrings and necklaces and braided hair

    • B.

      On a short satin robe

    • C.

      Covered her face

    Correct Answer
    C. Covered her face
    Explanation
    In this passage, Judah mistook his daughter-in-law for a prostitute because she had covered her face. This suggests that covering one's face was a common practice among prostitutes during that time. Judah's mistaken assumption led to a misunderstanding between him and his daughter-in-law.

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  • 7. 

    After Judah found out that the prostitute he had sex with was Tamar, what did he do?  Then Judah identified them and said, “She is more righteous than I since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he _______. -Gen 38:26)

    • A.

      Married her

    • B.

      Did not know her again

    • C.

      Fell in love with her

    Correct Answer
    B. Did not know her again
    Explanation
    After Judah found out that the prostitute he had sex with was Tamar, he acknowledged that she was more righteous than him because he did not give her to his son Shelah as he had promised. As a result, he did not have any further sexual relations with her.

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  • 8. 

    Of the twins that Tamar gave birth to, which one is the ancestor of Jesus? -Gen 38:29-30, Matt 1:3

    • A.

      Perez (aka: Pharez)

    • B.

      Zerah

    Correct Answer
    A. Perez (aka: Pharez)
    Explanation
    According to the biblical references given, in both Genesis 38:29-30 and Matthew 1:3, it is mentioned that Perez (also known as Pharez) is the ancestor of Jesus. Therefore, Perez is the correct answer to the question.

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