Daily Life In The Time Of Jesus! Bible Trivia Quiz

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How much do you know about daily life in the time of Jesus? It is important for Christians to understand the life that Jesus lived as this offers them a chance to understand his teachings much better and at the same time understand why he lived the way he did. This bible trivia quiz will help to see how well you understand His life and its impact on Christian living.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why study daily life in Jesus' time?

    • A.

      Because we have to

    • B.

      To understand his words and deeds we need to understand his life

    • C.

      Because we need to know what life is like at different times

    • D.

      To know how jesus survived

    Correct Answer
    B. To understand his words and deeds we need to understand his life
    Explanation
    Studying daily life in Jesus' time is important because it helps us understand the context in which he lived and the cultural norms of the time. By understanding his life, we can gain insights into his teachings, actions, and the impact he had on society. This knowledge allows us to interpret his words and deeds more accurately and appreciate the significance of his message. Additionally, studying daily life in different times helps us broaden our understanding of history and human experiences.

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  • 2. 

    Dinner was the least important meal for families.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Dinner was the least important meal for families" is incorrect. The word "least" implies that dinner is considered less important compared to other meals. However, in many cultures, dinner is often seen as the main meal of the day where families gather and spend quality time together. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 3. 

    Which citizen would have meat regularly?

    • A.

      Poor

    • B.

      In between

    • C.

      Rich

    • D.

      All of them

    Correct Answer
    C. Rich
    Explanation
    The rich citizen would have meat regularly because they have the financial means to afford it. They have a higher income and can afford to buy meat on a regular basis. The poor citizen, on the other hand, may not have the financial resources to purchase meat regularly. The "in between" citizen's meat consumption would depend on their income and financial situation, but it is less likely to be as regular as the rich citizen. Therefore, the correct answer is the rich citizen.

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  • 4. 

    The role of bread is important and was eaten as a whole meal sometimes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bread has historically played a significant role in many cultures as a staple food. It has been consumed as a whole meal by many people, especially in times when other food options were limited or scarce. Bread is a versatile food that provides essential nutrients and can be easily stored and transported, making it a practical choice for a complete meal. Therefore, the statement that the role of bread is important and was eaten as a whole meal sometimes is true.

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  • 5. 

    Click all that describe a house.

    • A.

      Large

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      One room

    • D.

      Had oven

    • E.

      Removable roofs

    • F.

      Split in half during night time

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Small
    C. One room
    E. Removable roofs
    F. Split in half during night time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is small, one room, removable roofs, split in half during night time. These options describe features or characteristics that can be associated with a house. A house can be small, indicating its size. It can have one room, indicating the number of rooms it has. Removable roofs suggest that the house has a roof that can be taken off or detached. Lastly, the option "split in half during night time" suggests that the house has a unique feature where it can be divided into two parts during nighttime.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following are respected occupations? 

    • A.

      Fisherman

    • B.

      Shephers

    • C.

      Tanner

    • D.

      Carpenter

    • E.

      Tent Maker

    • F.

      Slave

    • G.

      Priest

    • H.

      Craftsman

    • I.

      Daylaborer

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Fisherman
    D. Carpenter
    E. Tent Maker
    G. Priest
    H. Craftsman
    Explanation
    Fisherman, Carpenter, Tent Maker, Priest, and Craftsman are respected occupations because they involve skilled work and contribute to society in various ways. Fishermen provide a valuable food source, carpenters and tent makers construct buildings and shelters, priests serve as religious leaders, and craftsmen create and repair goods. These occupations require expertise and are often held in high regard by communities.

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  • 7. 

    If you are righteous, male, rich, Jewish, and healthy you are

    Correct Answer(s)
    clean, pure
    Explanation
    The answer "clean, pure" suggests that being righteous, male, rich, Jewish, and healthy are considered positive attributes in a particular context. These attributes may be associated with purity and cleanliness in a cultural or religious context, indicating that individuals possessing these qualities are seen as morally upright, financially secure, and physically healthy. This answer implies that these attributes are highly valued and desirable in the given context.

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  • 8. 

    What are the characteristics of someone unclean/impure?

    Correct Answer(s)
    sinner, a sinner, sinners, female, females, extremely poor, poor, gentile, Gentile, ill, diseased, maimed, ill/diseased/maimed
    Explanation
    The characteristics of someone unclean/impure include being a sinner or sinners, being female, being extremely poor or poor, being a gentile or Gentile, and being ill, diseased, or maimed. These characteristics were often associated with impurity in certain cultural and religious contexts, where purity was highly valued.

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  • 9. 

    Marriages were not arranged before the daughter was born.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that marriages were arranged before the daughter was born. However, the answer is false because historically, marriages were often arranged after the daughter was born and reached a suitable age for marriage.

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  • 10. 

    __________ is a marriage contract.

    Correct Answer
    Ketubah, ketubah
    Explanation
    A ketubah is a marriage contract that is traditionally used in Jewish weddings. It outlines the rights and responsibilities of both the bride and groom, as well as the financial obligations of the groom towards the bride. The ketubah is signed by the couple and witnessed by two individuals, and it serves as a legally binding document. The repetition of "ketubah" in the question emphasizes its importance and significance in the context of a marriage contract.

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  • 11. 

    _______ is a legally binding engagement.

    Correct Answer
    Bethrothal, bethrothal
    Explanation
    Betrothal refers to a formal agreement between two individuals to marry each other. It is a legally binding engagement because it involves a promise or commitment to marry, which is recognized by law. Betrothal is often considered as a preliminary stage before marriage, where the couple is officially engaged but not yet married. During this period, the couple is bound by legal obligations and responsibilities towards each other. Therefore, bethrothal is a legally binding engagement.

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  • 12. 

    The high priest could only go into the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because according to Jewish tradition, the Holy of Holies was the innermost part of the ancient Jewish temple, and only the high priest was allowed to enter this sacred space. The high priest would enter the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur, which is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. This was a highly significant and solemn event, as the high priest would perform rituals and make atonement for the sins of the people on this day.

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  • 13. 

    _______ the 71 members governing body; had police force; controlled everything to do with religion.

    Correct Answer
    Sanhedrin, sanhedrin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sanhedrin, sanhedrin." The Sanhedrin was a governing body consisting of 71 members. They had their own police force and had control over all matters related to religion.

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  • 14. 

    It took ___ _____ to renovate the temple.

    • A.

      36 years

    • B.

      35 years

    • C.

      34 years

    • D.

      38 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 35 years
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that it took a certain amount of time to renovate the temple. The only option that fits this statement is "35 years".

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  • 15. 

    Sabbath is a day for work.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Sabbath is a day for work" is incorrect. The Sabbath, traditionally observed on Saturdays, is a day of rest and worship in many religious traditions, including Judaism and Christianity. It is a day set aside for rest, reflection, and spending time with family and community. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 16. 

    Jerusalem is/has/does

    • A.

      Holy city

    • B.

      Capital

    • C.

      Center of Marketing

    • D.

      Wealthy and poor area

    • E.

      Contains temple

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Holy city
    B. Capital
    C. Center of Marketing
    D. Wealthy and poor area
    E. Contains temple
    Explanation
    Jerusalem is considered a holy city due to its significance in the three major Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is also the capital of Israel and serves as a center for marketing activities. Additionally, Jerusalem has both wealthy and poor areas, reflecting the socioeconomic diversity of the city. Finally, Jerusalem contains the Temple Mount, which is a significant religious site for Judaism and Islam.

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  • 17. 

    The priestly caste was chosen based on wealth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In ancient societies, including some religious systems, the priestly caste was often chosen based on wealth. This meant that individuals from wealthy families were more likely to be selected for the priesthood, as they had the resources to support the religious rituals and responsibilities. This practice ensured that the religious institutions had the necessary financial support to carry out their duties effectively. Therefore, the statement that the priestly caste was chosen based on wealth is true.

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  • 18. 

    How often is the Shema recited by Jews?

    • A.

      6 times a day

    • B.

      8 times a day

    • C.

      2 times a day

    • D.

      1 time a day

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 times a day
    Explanation
    The Shema is a Jewish prayer that is recited twice a day. It is considered one of the most important prayers in Judaism and is recited in the morning and evening. The prayer consists of three biblical passages and expresses the Jewish belief in the oneness of God. Reciting the Shema twice a day is a way for Jews to reaffirm their faith and connect with God on a regular basis.

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