Old Testament - Pentateuch

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Old Testament - Pentateuch - Quiz

Old testament brief overview covering the Pentateuch


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The book of Genesis is the book that tells the story of:

    • A.

      The Creation, Cain and Abel and Noah and the Ark.

    • B.

      The tower of Babel, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    • C.

      Joseph in Egypt.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The book of Genesis is the first book of the Bible and it covers a wide range of stories and events. It starts with the creation of the world, followed by the stories of Cain and Abel and Noah and the Ark. It also includes the account of the tower of Babel and the stories of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Lastly, it narrates the story of Joseph and his time in Egypt. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as the book of Genesis encompasses all these narratives.

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  • 2. 

    The first five books of the Bible are called:

    • A.

      The Pentagon

    • B.

      The Pentateuch

    • C.

      The Menorah

    • D.

      The Memorandum

    Correct Answer
    B. The Pentateuch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Pentateuch." The term "Pentateuch" refers to the first five books of the Bible, which are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The word "Pentateuch" comes from the Greek words "penta," meaning "five," and "teuchos," meaning "scroll" or "book." These books are also known as the Torah in Judaism and are considered to be foundational texts in both Judaism and Christianity.

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  • 3. 

    Who wrote the first five books of the Bible?

    • A.

      Adam

    • B.

      Moses

    • C.

      David

    • D.

      Abraham

    Correct Answer
    B. Moses
    Explanation
    Moses is traditionally believed to be the author of the first five books of the Bible, also known as the Pentateuch or the Torah. These books include Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Moses is considered a central figure in Judaism and is credited with receiving the divine revelation from God and leading the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. He is often depicted as the lawgiver and prophet who established the covenant between God and the Israelites.

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  • 4. 

    Why did Adam call his wife Eve?

    • A.

      She was the firstborn among women

    • B.

      She was a help meet fit for him

    • C.

      She was the mother of all living

    • D.

      She was taken out of man

    Correct Answer
    C. She was the mother of all living
    Explanation
    See: Genesis 3:20

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  • 5. 

    After Adam and Eve sinned, what did God make for them?

    • A.

      A garment of fig leaves

    • B.

      Coats of skin

    • C.

      Clothing made from the dust of the earth

    • D.

      A loincloth of pure linen

    Correct Answer
    B. Coats of skin
    Explanation
    See: Genesis 3:21

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  • 6. 

    Who was Adam and Eve's first son?

    • A.

      Seth

    • B.

      Abel

    • C.

      Cain

    • D.

      Joshua

    Correct Answer
    C. Cain
    Explanation
    See: Genesis 4:1

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  • 7. 

    Which of Adam and Eve's sons was 'a keeper of sheep'?

    • A.

      Enosh

    • B.

      Cain

    • C.

      Seth

    • D.

      Abel

    Correct Answer
    D. Abel
    Explanation
    See: Genesis 4:2

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  • 8. 

    Which of Adam and Eve's sons was 'a tiller of the ground'?

    • A.

      Enosh

    • B.

      Cain

    • C.

      Seth

    • D.

      Abel

    Correct Answer
    B. Cain
    Explanation
    See: Genesis 4:2

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  • 9. 

    The book of Exodus tells the story of:

    • A.

      The reign of Joseph in Egypt

    • B.

      Moses and the Israelites coming out of Egypt

    • C.

      The building of Solomon's temple

    • D.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    B. Moses and the Israelites coming out of Egypt
    Explanation
    The Book of Exodus in the Bible primarily focuses on Moses leading the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery, the plagues God inflicted upon Egypt, the Israelites' journey through the desert, and the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. It does not cover the reign of Joseph in Egypt or the building of Solomon's temple, which are topics found in other parts of the Bible.

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  • 10. 

    Moses was hidden among the bulrushes in what river:

    • A.

      Euphrates

    • B.

      Jordan

    • C.

      Nile

    • D.

      Tigris

    Correct Answer
    C. Nile
    Explanation
    See: Exodus 2:1-10

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  • 11. 

    Who found Moses and adopted him?

    • A.

      The Pharaoh's wife

    • B.

      The Pharaoh's daughter

    • C.

      The Pharaoh's sister

    • D.

      The Pharaoh's maid-servant

    Correct Answer
    B. The Pharaoh's daughter
    Explanation
    See: Exodus 2:5-10

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  • 12. 

    The brother of Moses was named:

    • A.

      Aaron

    • B.

      Joshua

    • C.

      Levi

    • D.

      Abraham

    Correct Answer
    A. Aaron
    Explanation
    See: Exodus 4:14

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  • 13. 

    Where did Moses first encounter the Lord?

    • A.

      In a dream

    • B.

      In a vision

    • C.

      At a well

    • D.

      At a burning bush

    Correct Answer
    D. At a burning bush
    Explanation
    See: Exodus 3:2

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  • 14. 

    Where did Moses send men to spy out the land?

    • A.

      Caanan

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Midian

    • D.

      Syria

    Correct Answer
    A. Caanan
    Explanation
    See: Numbers 13:2

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  • 15. 

     How old was Moses when he died?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      120

    • C.

      270

    • D.

      290

    Correct Answer
    B. 120
    Explanation
    See: Deuteronomy 34:7

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  • 16. 

    Who was chosen to lead Israel after Moses had died?

    • A.

      Lot

    • B.

      David

    • C.

      Joshua

    • D.

      Saul

    Correct Answer
    C. Joshua
    Explanation
    See: Deuteronomy 34:9

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  • 17. 

    In the book of Joshua, how long did God lead the children of Israel around in the wilderness before arriving at the promised land?

    • A.

      Forty years

    • B.

      Forty months

    • C.

      Forty weeks

    • D.

      He didn't

    Correct Answer
    D. He didn't
    Explanation
    See: Joshua 2:22;3:3

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