How Well Do You Know Genesis?

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  • 1. 

    The name Adam is also the Hebrew word for "man" and "red."  Which of the patriarchs were also described as "ruddy?" (select all that apply)

    • A.

      Abraham

    • B.

      Ishmael

    • C.

      Isaac

    • D.

      Esau

    • E.

      Jacob

    • F.

      Joseph

    • G.

      Benjamin

    Correct Answer
    D. Esau
    Explanation
    King David was also described as a "ruddy" man.

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  • 2. 

    Cain's descendants are not mentioned in the Bible after Noah's flood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Moses married a daughter of Jethro, a Kenite. Saul later spared the Kenites in his slaughter of the Amalekites.

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  • 3. 

    How many women was Abraham recorded as having children with?

    Correct Answer
    3
    Explanation
    In addition to his first wife, Sarah, Abraham had children with her handmaid Hagar, and Keturah, his second wife. Every child born to him is recorded as going on to become a tribe.

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  • 4. 

    The Biblical tribe of Levi was given scattered cities among the tribes rather than a land grant because their patriarch took part in the slaughter of a town.  Which other Biblical tribe likewise was scattered for participating in the same slaughter?

    • A.

      Dan

    • B.

      Gad

    • C.

      Simeon

    • D.

      Naphtali

    Correct Answer
    C. Simeon
    Explanation
    In the initial apportionment of the Promised Land, the tribe of Simeon was given cities within the southernmost parts of Judah, rather than any specific lands.

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  • 5. 

    At the time time of his death, how many sons inherited from the patriarch Jacob?

    Correct Answer
    13
    Explanation
    Jacob adopted the two sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, in the stead of Joseph, who had long been presumed dead, for a total of 13 patriarchs.

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  • 6. 

    The city of Jerusalem is mentioned how many times in Genesis?

    • A.

      0 - 1

    • B.

      2 - 5

    • C.

      6 - 10

    • D.

      More than 10

    Correct Answer
    A. 0 - 1
    Explanation
    The city is mentioned only once in the entire Pentateuch, and is there called Salem, rather than Jerusalem.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following places does the Bible say Abraham visited?

    • A.

      Gerar

    • B.

      Beersheba

    • C.

      Haran

    • D.

      Mount Moriah

    • E.

      Tyre

    • F.

      Shechem

    • G.

      Ur

    • H.

      Hebron

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Gerar
    B. Beersheba
    C. Haran
    D. Mount Moriah
    G. Ur
    H. Hebron
    Explanation
    The Bible mentions that Abraham visited Gerar, Beersheba, Haran, Mount Moriah, Ur, and Hebron. These places are significant in Abraham's journey and are mentioned in various passages of the Bible. Gerar is where Abraham stayed for a while and encountered King Abimelech. Beersheba is where Abraham made a covenant with Abimelech. Haran is the place where Abraham's family originally lived before God called him to go to Canaan. Mount Moriah is where Abraham was tested by God to sacrifice his son Isaac. Ur is Abraham's birthplace and Hebron is where Abraham settled and where the tombs of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Rebecca are located.

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  • 8. 

    According to Deuteronomy, a firstborn son was to receive a double portion of his father's estate.  Which of these patriarchs was a firstborn?

    • A.

      Abraham

    • B.

      Isaac

    • C.

      Jacob

    • D.

      Ephraim

    • E.

      Judah

    • F.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    F. None of the Above
    Explanation
    None of the patriarchs who inherited the birthright was a firstborn son.

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  • 9. 

    Genesis was named for series of statements declaring "the generations of" various individuals, which divide the book neatly into parts.  Which of these individuals does NOT have a section of his "generations" in Genesis?

    • A.

      Adam

    • B.

      Cain

    • C.

      Seth

    • D.

      Noah

    • E.

      Abraham

    • F.

      Ishmael

    • G.

      Isaac

    • H.

      Jacob

    • I.

      Esau

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Adam
    D. Noah
    F. Ishmael
    G. Isaac
    H. Jacob
    I. Esau
    Explanation
    While Abraham is arguably the most important character in Genesis, his story is included among the "generation of Terah," and there is no section of the book so named for him.

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