Are You The Book Of Genesis Genius?

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Book Of Genesis Quizzes & Trivia

So, you think you know the Bible? Well, let's see! Here is the first Quiz in the monthly Bible Trivia Challenge. Because it is the first quiz, we have decided to start with the first book of the Bible: The Book of Genesis. At the beginning of every question is the scripture reference you can use to find the correct answer. Be sure to take your time! There are 20 questions total. Please do not feel you have to complete this quiz at one time. If needed, be sure to create and remember Read moreyour User ID so you can return to finish it later. Understand, while this is a contest, it is more important that you take the time to learn the Word of God. Please be aware, while you can take this quiz as many times as you would like, your first score will be the only score recorded and used for the Bible Trivia Challenge, so make sure you do your best the first time around. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    (Genesis 1:3-5) On the first day, God:

    • A. 

      Said, "Let there be light!"

    • B. 

      Created the dry land called Earth

    • C. 

      Made the two great lights, to rule the day and the night

    • D. 

      Rested

    Correct Answer
    A. Said, "Let there be light!"
    Explanation
    In Genesis 1:3-5, it is stated that on the first day, God said, "Let there be light!" This suggests that God spoke and commanded the existence of light into being. This is the correct answer because it aligns with the biblical account of creation where God's words have the power to bring about creation and order.

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  • 2. 

    (Genesis 1:11-13) On the third day, God:

    • A. 

      Created the great whales

    • B. 

      Said, "Let the earth bring forth grass"

    • C. 

      Created cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth

    • D. 

      Created man

    Correct Answer
    B. Said, "Let the earth bring forth grass"
    Explanation
    On the third day, God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass." This is the correct answer because according to the passage in Genesis 1:11-13, God specifically commands the earth to produce vegetation, including grass. This command precedes the creation of the great whales, cattle, creeping things, beasts of the earth, and man, which suggests that the formation of grass and other vegetation was a necessary step in the overall creation process.

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  • 3. 

    (Genesis 2:7) God formed man of:

    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Mud

    • C. 

      Dust

    • D. 

      Water and sand

    Correct Answer
    C. Dust
    Explanation
    According to Genesis 2:7, God formed man from dust. This means that God created the first human being by shaping him out of the dust of the earth. This explanation is supported by the biblical account of creation, where God is described as forming man from the dust and then breathing life into him. The concept of man being formed from dust symbolizes the idea that humans are created beings, dependent on God for their existence.

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  • 4. 

    (Genesis 2:9,17) The tree, the fruit of which man forbidden to eat, was the tree of:

    • A. 

      Knowledge of good and evil

    • B. 

      Knowledge of evil

    • C. 

      Evil

    • D. 

      Life

    Correct Answer
    A. Knowledge of good and evil
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "knowledge of good and evil." In Genesis 2:9, it is stated that God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground, including the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. In verse 17, God tells Adam that he is free to eat from any tree in the garden, except for the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Therefore, the tree that man was forbidden to eat from was specifically the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

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  • 5. 

    (Genesis 2:21-22) God made woman by taking from Adam:

    • A. 

      One rib

    • B. 

      Two ribs

    • C. 

      Three ribs

    • D. 

      Four ribs

    Correct Answer
    A. One rib
    Explanation
    In Genesis 2:21-22, it is stated that God made woman by taking from Adam. The passage specifically mentions that God took one of Adam's ribs to create woman. Therefore, the correct answer is one rib.

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  • 6. 

    (Genesis 3:20) Adam called his wife Eve because:

    • A. 

      She came after God had caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam

    • B. 

      She was the mother of all the living

    • C. 

      It was evening when the Lord God questioned them

    • D. 

      The word "eve" signifies in Hebrew, "woman"

    Correct Answer
    B. She was the mother of all the living
    Explanation
    Adam called his wife Eve because she was the mother of all the living. This is supported by the fact that in Genesis 3:20, it is mentioned that Adam named his wife Eve because she was the mother of all the living. This implies that she would be the mother of all future generations and the source of life for humanity.

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  • 7. 

    (Genesis 3:6-8) Adam and the woman became aware that they were naked:

    • A. 

      After talking with the serpent, but before eating the forbidden fruit

    • B. 

      After talking with the Lord God

    • C. 

      Just before talking with the serpent

    • D. 

      After eating the forbidden fruit, but before talking with the Lord God

    Correct Answer
    D. After eating the forbidden fruit, but before talking with the Lord God
    Explanation
    After eating the forbidden fruit, Adam and the woman became aware that they were naked but had not yet talked with the Lord God. This is evident from the sequence of events mentioned in the passage. They ate the fruit first, which resulted in their realization of their nakedness. Subsequently, they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden and hid themselves, indicating that they had not yet spoken with Him. Therefore, the correct answer is after eating the forbidden fruit, but before talking with the Lord God.

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  • 8. 

    (Genesis 4:14-15) The Lord set a mark upon Cain to:

    • A. 

      Protect him against murder

    • B. 

      Warn others against him

    • C. 

      Identify him as a tiler of the soil

    • D. 

      Make sure he would never forget the mistake he made

    Correct Answer
    A. Protect him against murder
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "protect him against murder." In Genesis 4:14-15, after Cain had killed his brother Abel, he expressed concern that anyone who found him would kill him. In response, the Lord set a mark upon Cain to protect him from being murdered by others. This mark served as a sign that anyone who harmed Cain would face severe consequences from God.

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  • 9. 

    (Genesis 4:3-5) Cain argued with Abel because:

    • A. 

      Abel had been made a keeper of sheep, but Cain only a tiler of the ground

    • B. 

      Abel claimed a half-share of the property set aside for the sons

    • C. 

      Abel taunted Cain on his bad habits

    • D. 

      The Lord accepted Abel's offering, but not Cains

    Correct Answer
    D. The Lord accepted Abel's offering, but not Cains
    Explanation
    Cain argued with Abel because the Lord accepted Abel's offering, but not Cain's.

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  • 10. 

    (Genesis 3:22-23:) Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden to prevent them from:

    • A. 

      Repeating their previous offense

    • B. 

      Eating of the tree of life

    • C. 

      Remaining under the influence of the serpent

    • D. 

      Spreading their disobedience to other people in the garden

    Correct Answer
    B. Eating of the tree of life
    Explanation
    Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden to prevent them from eating of the tree of life. This is evident from the passage in Genesis 3:22-23, where God states that if Adam and Eve were allowed to eat from the tree of life, they would live forever. By removing them from the Garden, God ensured that they would not have access to the tree and thus would not be able to attain eternal life.

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  • 11. 

    (Genesis 6:18) The only human beings allowed in the ark were:

    • A. 

      Noah, his wife, his sons, and his sons' wives

    • B. 

      Noah, his sons, and his sons' wives

    • C. 

      Noah, his wife, his sons and daughters, and their spouses

    • D. 

      Noah and his wife

    Correct Answer
    A. Noah, his wife, his sons, and his sons' wives
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Noah, his wife, his sons, and his sons' wives. This is evident from the passage in Genesis 6:18 which states that only Noah and his sons, along with their wives, were allowed in the ark.

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  • 12. 

    (Genesis 7:14, 12) It rained for:

    • A. 

      150 days and nights

    • B. 

      40 days and nights

    • C. 

      40 days

    • D. 

      40 nights

    Correct Answer
    B. 40 days and nights
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 40 days and nights. In the book of Genesis, it is mentioned that it rained for 40 days and nights during the great flood. This prolonged rainfall caused widespread flooding and destruction. The duration of 40 days and nights emphasizes the severity and intensity of the flood, highlighting the catastrophic nature of the event.

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  • 13. 

    (Genesis 11:1-9) The city of Babel was so named because:

    • A. 

      It was such a big project to complete, men from foreign lands who spoke strange languages were brought in to work on it

    • B. 

      It was proof of what allowing mankind to have a common-language could do. Because of this, the Lord scattered the workers by creating different languages

    • C. 

      Its tower was used as a platform from which many prophets spoke to the people

    • D. 

      The main architect's name was Babel

    Correct Answer
    B. It was proof of what allowing mankind to have a common-language could do. Because of this, the Lord scattered the workers by creating different languages
    Explanation
    The city of Babel was named so because it served as proof of the potential consequences of allowing mankind to have a common language. The Lord, recognizing the power of a unified language, decided to scatter the workers by creating different languages. This decision was made to prevent the people from achieving their ambitious goals and to maintain diversity among different groups.

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  • 14. 

    (Genesis 9:12-17) The rainbow was devised as:

    • A. 

      A symbol of the Lord's promise never to flood the earth again

    • B. 

      A way to let Noah know that the rain was about to end

    • C. 

      A help to the dove to find its way back to the ark

    • D. 

      A signal of the birth of Shem, Ham, and Japheth

    Correct Answer
    A. A symbol of the Lord's promise never to flood the earth again
    Explanation
    The rainbow was devised as a symbol of the Lord's promise never to flood the earth again. This can be understood from the passage in Genesis 9:12-17 where God establishes a covenant with Noah and sets the rainbow as a sign of that covenant. The rainbow serves as a reminder of God's promise to never again destroy the earth with a flood.

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  • 15. 

    (Genesis 8:6-12) The bird that, by her actions, finally let Noah know that all was well was the:

    • A. 

      Raven

    • B. 

      Dove

    • C. 

      Swallow

    • D. 

      Gull

    Correct Answer
    B. Dove
    Explanation
    In the passage from Genesis 8:6-12, it is mentioned that Noah sent out a raven and a dove to find dry land after the flood. The raven flew back and forth until the waters dried up, indicating that it did not find a suitable place to rest. However, the dove returned with an olive leaf in its beak, showing that it had found dry land. This action reassured Noah that the floodwaters had receded and it was safe to leave the ark. Therefore, the correct answer is the dove.

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  • 16. 

    (Genesis 7:2-3) The Lord never instructed Noah, with respect to the creatures he took on board the ark, to take more than:

    • A. 

      One pair of each

    • B. 

      Two pairs of each

    • C. 

      One pair of some, two pairs of others

    • D. 

      One pair of some, eight pairs of others

    Correct Answer
    B. Two pairs of each
    Explanation
    The correct answer is two pairs of each. In Genesis 7:2-3, it is stated that Noah was instructed to take "seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate." This means that for the clean animals, he took two pairs (a total of four animals), while for the unclean animals, he took one pair (a total of two animals). Therefore, the correct answer is two pairs of each.

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  • 17. 

    (Genesis 37: 31-32) Joseph's brother showed their father Joseph's coat, which they had dipped in the blood of:

    • A. 

      A sheep

    • B. 

      A goat

    • C. 

      Themselves

    • D. 

      A kid

    Correct Answer
    B. A goat
    Explanation
    In Genesis 37: 31-32, Joseph's brothers showed their father Joseph's coat, which they had dipped in the blood of a goat. This act was part of their plan to deceive their father into thinking that Joseph had been killed by a wild animal. By using the blood of a goat, they were able to create a convincing illusion of Joseph's death.

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  • 18. 

    (Genesis 37:5-11, 19-20) Joseph's brothers made a plan to kill him because:

    • A. 

      They had dreamed of dominance over him

    • B. 

      He had dreamed of dominance over them

    • C. 

      Their father had dreamed of his dominance over them

    • D. 

      They were being tempted by Satan to sell him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver

    Correct Answer
    B. He had dreamed of dominance over them
    Explanation
    Joseph's brothers made a plan to kill him because he had dreamed of dominance over them. This can be inferred from the given Bible verses, where Joseph shares his dreams with his brothers, which depict him ruling over them. This revelation of Joseph's dreams threatened their position and authority within the family, leading them to plot against him.

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  • 19. 

    (Genesis 25:29-34) The reason Esau gave for selling his birthright to Jacob for bread and pottage was that he:

    • A. 

      Knew of the Lord's prophecy that he would serve Jacob

    • B. 

      Did not like responsibility

    • C. 

      Thought Jacob could not prove the bargain

    • D. 

      Thought he was about to die

    Correct Answer
    D. Thought he was about to die
    Explanation
    Esau's reason for selling his birthright to Jacob was that he thought he was about to die. This suggests that Esau was in a desperate situation and believed that he would not survive, so he prioritized immediate physical needs over his birthright.

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  • 20. 

    (Genesis 19:26) As Lot and his family fled from Sodom,:

    • A. 

      Because Lot looked back, he was turned to a pillar of salt

    • B. 

      Because Lot's wife looked back, she was turned to a pillar of salt

    • C. 

      Because Lot looked back, his wife was turned to a pillar of salt

    • D. 

      Because his wife looked back, Lot was turned to a pillar of salt

    Correct Answer
    B. Because Lot's wife looked back, she was turned to a pillar of salt
    Explanation
    In Genesis 19:26, the correct answer is "because Lot's wife looked back, she was turned to a pillar of salt." This explanation is supported by the biblical account, which states that as Lot and his family fled from Sodom, they were warned not to look back. However, Lot's wife disobeyed this command and turned back, resulting in her transformation into a pillar of salt as a consequence of her disobedience.

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