Old Testament Prophets Bible Trivia Quiz

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Old Testament Quizzes & Trivia

The Old Testament is the part of the Bible that contains all the prophecies concerning Christ. Prophets were considered the modes through which God spoke. The trivia quiz below tests your knowledge on the topic and more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the shortest book of the Bible?
  • 2. 
    Jonah is the son of
  • 3. 
    This prophet is from Galilee in the Northern Kingdom
  • 4. 
    These prophets were sons of priests...(3 total)(add commas, no "ands")Names in this order start with: E, J, Z
  • 5. 
    This prophet's name means EMBRACE
  • 6. 
    The major prophets are: (in this order -->) Prophet I, Prophet J, Prophet E, Prophet D(only use commas to separate names, no usage of the word "and")Hint: only 3 considered major prophets - not because of the importance of their message, but because their messages are longest. Note: Lamentations is not a prophet
  • 7. 
    This king was a Mede, who took advice from Daniel
  • 8. 
    Which prophet ministered after the time of Elisha and just before the time of Amos and Hosea?
  • 9. 
    Jeremiah dictacted his prophecies to his assistant
  • 10. 
    Which prophet is considered to be a priest?
  • 11. 
    Which prophet was a herdsman?
  • 12. 
    Which prophet was the son of Hilkiah?
  • 13. 
    Where was Micah from?
  • 14. 
    Which prophet condemned the Edomites?
  • 15. 
    Which tribe especially had a history of cult worship?
  • 16. 
    Which of the two prophets, ELIJAH or ELISHA have more recorded miracles?
  • 17. 
    Quoheleth is the title used for the writer of
  • 18. 
    This king was appointed by Nebuchadnezzar
  • 19. 
    Queen Athaliah: was she considered good or evil?
  • 20. 
    Which king was a good king, but he did not remove idols?
  • 21. 
    Which king tried to burn incense to Go and was made a leper?
  • 22. 
    This boy king discovered the book of law and restored the Temple?
  • 23. 
    This boy king began well, but finished poorly and was killed by his servants.
  • 24. 
    Who is the king who was considered good, removed his grandmother, and defeated Egyptians?
  • 25. 
    Amaziah was viewed as a good king?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    A king who died early, his wife was Athaliah?
  • 27. 
    Who was the queen who killed of sons and grandsons?
  • 28. 
    Lamentations was written by
  • 29. 
    Ecclesiastes was written by
  • 30. 
    Song of Songs is also called
  • 31. 
    What was the number of talents ($), which Solomon had in his treasury?
  • 32. 
    TRUE OR FALSE: Solomon had many wives and a very large harem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    TRUE OR FALSE:The writer of Chronicles ignored the Northern Kingdom and paid exclusive attention to the Southern Kingdom of Judah. From his perspective the north was already lost - and written off.
  • 34. 
    Manasseh's son is
  • 35. 
    This king receives more coverage in the Old Testament than any of the kings after the kingdom split.
  • 36. 
    This king asked Jeremiah to request God's intervention, but Jeremiah declared that while God would intervene, it would be against him.
  • 37. 
    The good king Hezekiah's father, is the evil king, whose name is ____
  • 38. 
    This king looked to Isaiah for advice
  • 39. 
    The book of Obadiah has only ___ (number of) verses
  • 40. 
    This prophet's name means servant or worshiper of God
  • 41. 
    The Edomites are descendants from...
  • 42. 
    This prophet was told to marry a harlot or adulteress
  • 43. 
    The name of the harlot, who a prophet of God was married to.
  • 44. 
    This prophet was a man of the court.
  • 45. 
    This prophet is from the priest's city of Anathoth
  • 46. 
    This king was just as bad as his father and his reign lasted less than 2 years, before he was assassinated.Note: even though he was evil, the people were not happy about the assasination of royalty
  • 47. 
    The city dump and place where child sacrifices took place - Valley of _____
  • 48. 
    Amon's 8 year old son, who was placed on the throne after Amon's assassination
  • 49. 
    This prophet sang in the night
  • 50. 
    Elijah received a double portion of Elisha's spirit
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    This prophet's name means hidden of God.
  • 52. 
    Ninevah is condemned to utter destruction by this prophet, when they were no longer repentant
  • 53. 
    Nahum was a native of
  • 54. 
    This prophet's name means comfort(s, ing, er) or consolation
  • 55. 
    This prophet was hesistant to follow God's calling on his life by saying that he was only a child.
  • 56. 
    This prophet rebelled against the will of God and was swallowed by a big fish (or whale). He stayed in the belly of the fish for three days.
  • 57. 
    This priest of Bethel, could not stand up against Amos's preaching
  • 58. 
    Amos was from a small town called
  • 59. 
    This prophet is the son of Pethuel
  • 60. 
    This prophet called the women of his day cows of Bashan, because they only cared for luxury and wordly pleasures
  • 61. 
    This prophet's name means God Strengthens of Strengthened by God
  • 62. 
    Cyrus the Great is the king of
  • 63. 
    This is the second shortest book in the Old Testament
  • 64. 
    This prophet was the son of Berechiah and the grandson of Iddo
  • 65. 
    This town is located in Judah's fertile foothills near Lachish, an international trading town
  • 66. 
    This prophet's name means "festal" "or "festive"
  • 67. 
    The prophet Ezekiel's father is named
  • 68. 
    This prophet's name means WHO IS LIKE GOD?
  • 69. 
    This prophet's name means GOD IS MY JUDGE
  • 70. 
    This prophet's name means burden or burden-bearer
  • 71. 
    The father of the prophet Isaiah is
  • 72. 
    This prophet came from the southern kingdom of Judah rather than from the Northern kingdom of Israel, he was given the task of carrying a message of warning against the  greed, injustice, worldliness, and self-righteousness of the Northern kingdom.
  • 73. 
    This prophet's name means The Lord is God or Yahweh is God.
  • 74. 
    This prophet's name means the Salvation of God or Salvation of Yahweh
  • 75. 
    The true names of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednegonames start in this order:H, M, A(use commas, no "and")
  • 76. 
    This King succeeded King Belshazzar
  • 77. 
    The prophet was put in the lion's den, but was unharmed because he had God's protection
  • 78. 
    This archangel ministered to Daniel, in Daniel, chapter 10
  • 79. 
    This is the last king of Babylon, according to the book of Daniel. His father was Nabonidus
  • 80. 
    God revealed the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar to this prophet:
  • 81. 
    This prophet uses a drought and locust plague that strikes Judah without warning as an object lesson to warn of a future invasion of Israel in the Day of Yahweh.
  • 82. 
    This prophet's name means God remembers or remembered of God
  • 83. 
    The last king of the Northern Kingdom is
  • 84. 
    The name Hosea means
  • 85. 
    A prophet is an authorized spokesman from God to man.TRUE OR FALSE
  • 86. 
    These prophets are considered oral prophets...Nathan, Ahijah, Iddo, Jehu, Elijah, Elisha, Oded, Shemaiah, Azariah, Hanani, Jahaziel, Huldah
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 87. 
    God appointed this man to be the spokesperson for Moses
  • 88. 
    This prophet records the death of Sennacherib
  • 89. 
    This prophet was told not to marry
  • 90. 
    This prophet presents Christ as the God of Jacob
  • 91. 
    Jewish tradition has it, that this prophet was put to death, while living in Egypt
  • 92. 
    According to old tradition, this prophet was martyred during the reign of Manasseh, possibly by being sawed int two inside a hollow log (Hebrews 11:37)
  • 93. 
    Ezekiel was active for __ (number of) years. He was a priest who was called to be a prophet to Israel before and after the Babylonian captivity.
  • 94. 
    This prophet is called the weeping prophet or prophet of loneliness
  • 95. 
    This prophet is sometimes referred to as the evangelical prophet
  • 96. 
    This prophet's name means God lifts up or God establishes
  • 97. 
    The day of the Lord is spoken of five times in this short book
  • 98. 
    This prophet received training straight from the hand of God. God called him when he was occupied in his daily work. Hint: He was a working man who tended sycamore trees and was a herdsman.
  • 99. 
    The name of this town means the village of Nahum. It is where Christ the Comforter wrought so many works.
  • 100. 
    This prophet's name means Dove
  • 101. 
    This prophet, was the son of Beeri
  • 102. 
    This prophet's origins are not stated. It is believed that he was not out of a kingly or priestly line, because his home town, family, and father are not named. A number of Old Testamaent men, share his name.
  • 103. 
    Theme of this book _____ of the Old Testament:True satisfaction in life comes only through God. Chasing worldly success, is vanity of vanities, or chasing the wind.
  • 104. 
    This book of the Bible shows God's faithfulness towards His people and their unfaithfulness towards Him, by using marriage as a symbol.
  • 105. 
    TRUE OR FALSE:The Shulamite is the bride in the Song of Solomon/Song of Songs
  • 106. 
    Canticles are also known as songs
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 107. 
    The term salvation occurs 26 times in the book of _____, but only 7 times in all the other prophets combined.
  • 108. 
    True or False:Ezekiel warned the people against political and military alliances with foreign powers, the temptation to become involved in idolatry and Canaanite cultic worship, and the danger of placing excessive confidence in religious activity and rituals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 109. 
    This prophet faithfully proclaimed God's judgments on the Southern Kingdom of Judah even though he experienced opposition, beatings, and imprisonment.
  • 110. 
    This particular book of the Bible has 66 chapters. The Bible itself has 66 books total. Also the first 39 chapters of this book correspond to the 39 books of the Old Testament. The last 27 chapters of this book, neatly parallel the 27 books of the New Testament.
  • 111. 
    Sennacherib is from
  • 112. 
    This book of the Old Testament presents a portrait of Christ, who is the Mighty One of Israel, the Holy One of Israel, and the Lord of Hosts.
  • 113. 
    In this book of the Old Testament, Jesus is seen as the Fountain of Living Waters, the balm of Gilead, the Good Shepherd, a Righteous Branch, the Lord our Righteousness - who will bring in the New Covenant.
  • 114. 
    This book of the Old Testament, portrays Jesus as the Man of Sorrows who was acquainted with grief, who was afflicted, despised, and scorned by His enemies. He weeps over the destruction of Jerusalem.
  • 115. 
    Christ is portrayed as the Ancient of Days in this book of the Old Testament.
  • 116. 
    Zephaniah is the son of
  • 117. 
    Under this king, almost 50,000 Jews were allowed to return to Jerusalem.
  • 118. 
    This is a Chaldean King
  • 119. 
    This prophet has a noble birth. His great-great grandfather was good king Hezekiah.
  • 120. 
    Tiglath's-Pileser's successor is ....
  • 121. 
    TRUE OR FALSEHosea's lack of reference to the kings of Israel during those years may indicate that they were insignificant, only the dynasty of David was legitimate and held hope for the future of God's kingdom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 122. 
    ___# of the last 6 kings of Israel, were assasinated.
  • 123. 
    True or False: Tiglath-Pileser III was an Assyrian emperor
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 124. 
    Gomer was the daughter of
  • 125. 
    Yes or NoWas Hosea a priest?
  • 126. 
    T/FThe interpretation that Hosea did not realize until later, that his wife was promiscuous is called the proleptic view.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 127. 
    One of Hosea's children, whose name means no mercy
  • 128. 
    T/FPriests were not allowed to marry, any but the most upright of women.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 129. 
    T/FThe people preferred the form of religion to the substance of obedience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 130. 
    One of Hosea's children whose name means not my people
  • 131. 
    The bride price is called
  • 132. 
    One of Hosea's children whose name means scatters/sows
  • 133. 
    Syrian wedding songs are called
  • 134. 
    This prophet was regarded as a patriot, for the good he prophesied for Israel