Old Testament Trivia Questions Quiz!

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The Old Testament includes all the books written before the coming of Jesus. The first book in this group and the Bible is Genesis, which tells the story of creation. One of the major covenants made in the Old Testament was between God and Abraham's generation, who is the father of many nations. Take the quiz and see how well you know the stories in the books of the Old Testament.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do Christians call the first five books of the Bible?
    • A. 

      The Pentateuch.

    • B. 

      The Old Testament.

    • C. 

      The Gospels.

    • D. 

      The New Testament.

  • 2. 
    What is the first book of the Bible?
    • A. 

      Exodus.

    • B. 

      Matthew.

    • C. 

      Psalms.

    • D. 

      Genesis.

  • 3. 
    What is a covenant?
    • A. 

      A place where nuns live.

    • B. 

      An agreement or promise.

    • C. 

      A biblical book.

    • D. 

      A cup used to hold the blood of Jesus at Mass.

  • 4. 
    The Covenant that is central to the Old Testament is a covenant between 
    • A. 

      Adam and Eve.

    • B. 

      Abraham and Sarah.

    • C. 

      Cain and Abel.

    • D. 

      God and the Israelites. 

  • 5. 
    What is the second book of the Bible?
    • A. 

      Genesis.

    • B. 

      Exodus.

    • C. 

      Mark.

    • D. 

      Matthew.

  • 6. 
    Catholicism teaches that the Bible contains no errors regarding what? 
    • A. 

      Anything.

    • B. 

      Science.

    • C. 

      What we need to know for our salvation.

    • D. 

      History.

  • 7. 
    In the first biblical creation story, what did God create on the first day?
    • A. 

      Human beings.

    • B. 

      Light.

    • C. 

      The sun, moon, and stars.

    • D. 

      The sky.

  • 8. 
    In the first biblical creation story, what did God do on the seventh day of creation?
    • A. 

      Rested and blessed the day.

    • B. 

      Created human beings.

    • C. 

      Created light.

    • D. 

      Created the first woman from the rib of the first man.

  • 9. 
    According to the Bible, what was the fruit that Adam and Eve were forbidden to eat?
    • A. 

      An apple.

    • B. 

      A fig.

    • C. 

      The fruit of the tree of life.

    • D. 

      The fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

  • 10. 
    In Genesis, Cain kills his brother, whose name is . . .
    • A. 

      Isaac.

    • B. 

      Ishmael.

    • C. 

      Aaron.

    • D. 

      Abel.

  • 11. 
    What was the sign of God's covenant with Noah, that God would never again destroy the earth by flood?
    • A. 

      The rainbow.

    • B. 

      The ark.

    • C. 

      A dove.

    • D. 

      The Tower of Babel.

  • 12. 
    What was Abraham's name before God changed it to Abraham?
    • A. 

      Sarai.

    • B. 

      Aaron.

    • C. 

      Abram.

    • D. 

      Jacob.

  • 13. 
    What was the name of Ishmael's biological mother?
    • A. 

      Rachel.

    • B. 

      Eve.

    • C. 

      Hagar.

    • D. 

      Hagrid.

  • 14. 
    How did God create Adam?
    • A. 

      By forming him from the dust of the earth and breathing into his nostrils. 

    • B. 

      By sewing fig leaves together.

    • C. 

      By simply speaking him into being.

    • D. 

      With a 3-D printer.

  • 15. 
    What was Sarah's name before God renamed her?
    • A. 

      Eve.

    • B. 

      Rachel.

    • C. 

      Leah.

    • D. 

      Sarai.

  • 16. 
    Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?
    • A. 

      Because Isaac had killed his brother.

    • B. 

      To test Abraham's faith. 

    • C. 

      Because Isaac ate forbidden fruit. 

    • D. 

      Because Isaac wore a Marist sweatshirt in class. 

  • 17. 
    What does the Catholic Church teach about the theory of evolution?
    • A. 

      It is compatible with Catholic faith.

    • B. 

      It must be wrong, since the Bible contradicts it.

    • C. 

      Catholic schools shouldn't teach evolution.

    • D. 

      A good Catholic may not believe in evolution.

  • 18. 
    According to the Catholic Church, should the biblical creation stories be considered factual?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No. 

    • C. 

      Only the part about how a serpent talked to the first two humans. 

    • D. 

      Only the part about how the sky is a dome with water above it.

  • 19. 
    Who was sold into slavery by his brothers and ended up being a powerful man in Egypt?
    • A. 

      Moses.

    • B. 

      Abel. 

    • C. 

      Abraham.

    • D. 

      Joseph. 

  • 20. 
    Which Jewish patriarch had twelve sons and one daughter?
    • A. 

      Jacob.

    • B. 

      Abraham.

    • C. 

      Isaac.

    • D. 

      Noah.

  • 21. 
    Moses's mother put baby Moses in a basket and put the basket where?
    • A. 

      In the Red Sea.

    • B. 

      In the reeds by the Nile River.

    • C. 

      Under a bush that was burning but not consumed.

    • D. 

      In the Sinai Desert.

  • 22. 
    Who received the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai?
    • A. 

      Adam.

    • B. 

      Abraham.

    • C. 

      Jesus.

    • D. 

      Moses.

  • 23. 
    Why did Moses flee from Egypt?
    • A. 

      God asked him to sacrifice his son.

    • B. 

      He'd killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew, so Pharaoh wanted him dead.

    • C. 

      His adoptive Egyptian mother was mistreating him.

    • D. 

      The talking serpent from Eden was chasing him.

  • 24. 
    From a burning bush, God told Moses to do what?
    • A. 

      Free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

    • B. 

      Eat from any tree except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

    • C. 

      Be fruitful and multiply.

    • D. 

      Sacrifice his son.

  • 25. 
    Who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt?
    • A. 

      Noah.

    • B. 

      Moses.

    • C. 

      Jacob.

    • D. 

      Abraham.

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