This is a battery of 150 questions to self-test your Bible knowledge.
 

1. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” is a verse found in which of the following books?   
A. Ezra    
B. Ephesians    
C. Romans  
D. Isaiah    
E.  Job

2. How many years did the Israelites wander in the wilderness?   
A. 20    
B. 30    
C. 40    
D. 50    
E. 70

3. Paul was beheaded for his faith in Christ closest to which of the following dates?
A. 35 ad    
B. 40 ad    
C. 50 ad    
D. 55 ad    
E. 65 ad

4. Which book contains the account of the world-wide flood?   
A. Genesis    
B. Exodus
C. Leviticus    
D. Deuteronomy    
E. None of the above

5. Which book contains the story of Samson & Delilah?   
A. Acts    
B. II Samuel
C. II Kings    
D. Judges    
E. Jeremiah

6. Which of these men were taken out of this world without dying? 
A. Noah & Jonah
B. David & Enoch    
C. Jonah & Elijah    
D. Paul & Silas    
E. Elijah & Enoch

7. What world empire was in power when Paul made his missionary journeys?
A. Greece    
B. Rome    
C. Persian    
D. Egypt    
E. Babylon


8. How many days did Jesus remain on earth after His resurrection?   
A. 7    
B. 12
C. 33    
D. 40    
E. 70

9. Which judge of Israel used a fleece to determine the will of God?   
A. Samson
B. Ahaz    
C. Ahab    
D. Gideon    
E. Noah

10. Who is the author of II Timothy?   
A. John    
B. Luke    
C. Paul    
D. Jude
E. Unknown

11. What is the relationship of Aquila & Pricilla?   
A. Aunt/Uncle    
B. Brother/Sister
C. Master/Slave    
D. Husband/Wife    
E. Mother/Daughter

12. In which of these cities did the silversmiths start a riot?   
A. Colossae    
B. Ephesus
C. Rome    
D. Corinth    
E. None of the above

13. In which book is the story of the three men in the fiery furnace found?   
A. Daniel
B. Ezekiel    
C. Exodus    
D. Genesis    
E. I Kings
   
14. Which book tells of the 144,000 who are sealed?   
A. I Thessalonians    
B. II Peter
C. Revelation    
D. Jude  
E. I Peter

15. Which of these men came to Jesus at night?   
A. Zacharias    
B. John the Baptist
C. Thomas    
D. Nicodemus    
E. Andrew        

16. Which book contains the words, “Ye must be born again”?
A. Acts    
B. Matthew    
C. Luke    
D. John    
E. Mark

17. Who was the father of David?
A. Jesse    
B. John    
C. Judah    
D. Jude    
E. Jonathan

18. Which chapter in the Bible is known as “The Faith Chapter”?     
A. John 3
B. II Peter 2    
C. Ephesians 5    
D. Hebrews 11    
E. John 10

19. Who wiped the feet of Jesus with her hair?     
A. Martha    
B. Joanna
C. Dorcas    
D. Mary    
E. Lydia

20. Ravens brought bread to which of the following prophets?   
A. Elisha    
B. Elijah
C. John the Baptist    
D. Hulda    
E. Omri

21. During which of these periods did Paul minister?   
A. 4-30 AD    
B. 20-75 AD
C. 30-65 AD    
D. 45-80 AD    
E. 55-90 AD

22. Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar all gave advice to whom?   
A. David    
B. Saul
C. Jacob    
D. Noah    
E. None of the above

23. Moses sent 12 men to spy on which nation?   
A. Canaan    
B. Egypt  
C. Babylon
D. Syria
E. None of the above

24. To which of the following disciples did Jesus entrust the care of His mother?   
A. Thomas
B. John    
C. Peter    
D. James    
E. Andrew

25. What was the relationship of David to Solomon?   
A. brother/brother    
B. uncle/nephew
C. father/son    
D. grandfather/grandson    
E. None of the above

26. Who found honey in the carcass of a lion?   
A. Bildad    
B. Elijah    
C. Samson
D. Elisha    
E. Esau

27. Which of the following kings saw a hand writing on his palace wall?   
A. Nebuchadnezzar
B. Herod    
C. Pilate    
D. David    
E. Belshazzar
   
28. Which book records the story of the day the sun stood still?   
A. Genesis    
B. Amos
C. Hosea    
D. Joshua    
E. Ruth

29. Which of these kings ruled over the undivided kingdom of Israel?   
A. Hezekiah
B. David    
C. Uzziah    
D. Josiah    
E. Jehoiakim

30. Which book contains the account of Saul’s conversion?   
A. Acts    
B. John  
C. Mark    
D. Titus    
E. Luke

31. What river connects the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee?     
A. Nile    
B. Jordan
C. Ganges    
D. Euphrates    
E. None of the above

32. Who said, “He must increase, but I must decrease”?   
A. John the Apostle
B. Mary, Jesus’ mother    
C. John the Baptist    
D. Paul    
E. Peter

33. Who wrote the book of Proverbs?     
A. Samuel    
B. Jeremiah    
C. Moses
D. David    
E. Solomon

34. Which of these books is of unknown authorship?   
A. Romans    
B. Exodus
C. Acts    
D. Hebrews    
E. I Timothy

35. What was the occupation of Lydia?   
A. servant    
B. seller of purple cloth
C. medical doctor    
D. winemaker    
E. teacher

36. In what city was Lazarus raised from the dead?   
A. Cana    
B. Berea    
C. Jericho
D. Capernaum    
E. None of the above

37. Who was the author of more than half the Psalms?   
A. Solomon    
B. David
C. Samuel    
D. Jeremiah    
E. Moses

38. Which book speaks of the priesthood of Melchizedek?   
A. II Peter    
B. II John
C. Jude    
D. Revelation    
E. Hebrews

39. Name Saul’s youngest daughter who became David’s wife.   
A. Rahab    
B. Sarah
C. Rachael      
D. Michal    
E. Orpah

40. Which book gives the account of Stephen’s death?   
A. John    
B. Acts    
C. Philemon
D. Philippians    
E. III John

41. In Romans, what person is used as an example to prove that we are justified by faith?
A. Jacob    
B. Elijah    
C. Paul    
D. Abraham    
E. Joshua

42. Noah’s ark came to rest on which of these mountains?   
A. Ebal    
B. Ararat
C. Sinai    
D. Olivet    
E. Carmel

43. Who was Jesus’ first cousin?   
A. Luke    
B. Cephas    
C. Thomas
D. John the Baptist    
E. None of the above

44. To which disciple did Jesus say, “Get thee behind me, Satan”?     
A. Judas    
B. Thomas
C. Mark    
D. Luke    
E. Peter
   
45. To what island was John the Apostle banished?   
A. Crete    
B. Melita
C. Patmos    
D. Cyrus    
E. Malta

46. Who did not want Jesus to wash his feet?   
A. Peter    
B. Matthew    
C. Judas
D. Silas    
E. Timothy

47. David was king closest to which of the following dates?   
A. 700 BC    
B. 1000 BC
C. 1200 BC    
D. 1400 BC    
E. 1500 BC

48. How many books did Jeremiah write?   
A. 1    
B. 2    
C. 3    
D. 4    
E. 5      

49. How many sons did Jacob have?   
A. 3    
B. 5    
C. 7    
D. 10    
E. 12

50. Which woman did God punish by giving her leprosy?     
A. Deborah    
B. Orpha
C. Lot’s wife    
D. Job’s wife    
E. Miriam

51. What was the relationship of Hosea and Gomer?   
A. brother/sister    
B. father/daughter
C. husband/wife    
D. master/servant    
E. mother/daughter

52. The Septuagint is      
A. a modern translation of the Old Testament
B. a Greek translation of the Old Testament    
C. a Hebrew translation of the New Testament
D. a Latin translation of the Old Testament      
E.  None of the above

53. Which of the following words is most closely associated with the Southern Kingdom of Israel?
A. Persia    
B. Canaan    
C. Jericho    
D. Rome    
E. Judah

54. In which of the following books do we find an evil man named Haman?   
A. Daniel
B. Esther    
C. Amos    
D. Isaiah    
E. Exodus

   
55. What was another name for Peter?   
A. Andrew    
B. Cephas    
C. Silas    
D. Demas    
E. Titus


56. Which book records Christ’s genealogy from Abraham?   
A. Genesis
B. Matthew    
C. Mark    
D. Luke    
E. John

57. In which book does Jesus refer to Himself as “The Bread of Life”?   
A. Matthew
B. Mark    
C. Luke    
D. John    
E. Acts

58. Which of these events came first in Israel’s history?  Their captivity in:   
A.  Egypt
B.  Babylon    
C.  Assyria    
D.  Macedonia      
E. the Roman Empire

59. Whose bones were carried throughout the desert for 40 years?   
A. Moses
B. Joshua    
C. Abraham    
D. Joseph    
E. Elisha

60. Which disciple found money in the mouth of a fish?   
A. Thomas    
B. James
C. Andrew    
D. John    
E. None of the above

61. Which man prayed that the heavens would not give rain?   
A. Elijah    
B. Elisha
C. Joshua    
D. Isaiah    
E. Jeremiah

62. A lengthy description of a virtuous woman is found in which of the following books?
A. Song of Solomon    
B. Ecclesiastes    
C. Proverbs    
D. Psalms    
E. Job

63. About how old was Jesus when He was baptized?     
A. 12    
B. 21    
C. 30
D. 35    
E. 40

64. Which of the following men wrote two New Testament books?   
A. Luke    
B. Peter
C. James    
D.  A & B    
E.  A & C

65. Who were the two disciples who ran to Jesus’ tomb?   
A. Andrew & Thomas
B. James & John    
C. Matthew & Phillip    
D. Peter & John    
E. Peter & James

66. Who was the first husband of Bathsheba?   
A. Saul    
B. Jonathan    
C. Uzziah
D. Uriah    
E. None of the above

67. Which Bible translation is nearly 400 years old?   
A. New American Standard
B. King James    
C. Amplified    
D.  N.I.V.   
E. Phillips

68. Which New Testament writers were brothers?   
A. James & John    
B. James & Jude
C. Luke & James    
D. Luke & John    
E. Paul & Silas

69. “They were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak in other tongues” is found in:
A. Joel    
B. Jeremiah    
C. Acts    
D. Philippians    
E. Romans

70. In which book is the life of Joseph recorded?   
A. Genesis    
B. Exodus    
C. I Samuel
D. II Samuel    
E. II Chronicles

71. In what region was Ur located?   
A. Antioch    
B. Assyria    
C. Chaldea
D. Philistia    
E. Colossae

72. “The wages of sin is death” is found in: 
A. Luke  
B. John  
C. Acts  
D. Romans
E. Jude
           
73. Two rulers who both ordered the execution of babies were    
A. Pilate & Herod
B. Felix & Festus    
C. Bernice & Jezebel    
D. Pharaoh & Herod    
E. Ahab & Ahaz

74. Who defeated the Medianites with only 300 men?   
A. Eli    
B. Saul    
C. Jonathan
D. David    
E. None of the above

75. Which prophet foretold the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem? 
A. Micah
B. Amos    
C. Daniel    
D. Isaiah    
E. Zechariah
   
76. Which of the following women protected the spies which Joshua sent?   
A. Miriam
B. Rahab    
C. Rachel    
D. Sapphira    
E. Mary

77. The four letters known as the “Prison Epistles” are    
A. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
B. John, I John, II John & III John    
C. Romans, I and II Corinthians & Titus
D. Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon & Philippians    
E. I & II Timothy, Jude & Titus

78. How were Samuel and Hannah related?   
A. brother/sister    
B. father/daughter
C. son/mother  
D. uncle/niece    
E. grandson/grandmother

79. The great battlefield in Revelation is called    
A. Jezreel    
B. Armageddon
C. Apocalypse    
D. Millennium    
E. Apollyon

80. Who deserted Paul on his first missionary journey?   
A. Barnabas    
B. Demas
C. Timothy    
D. Silas    
E. None of the above

81. Moses and Aaron were    
A. uncle & nephew    
B. father & son  
C. grandfather & grandson    
D. brothers in law    
E. brother & brother

82. Which book records the anointing of the first king of Israel?   
A. Joshua
B. Exodus    
C. Nehemiah    
D. Obadiah    
E. I Samuel

83. Who wrote the last book of the Old Testament?     
A. David    
B. Micah
C. Haggai    
D. Zephaniah    
E. None of the above

84. In which book is found the story of the Valley of Dry Bones?     
A. Daniel
B. Ezekiel    
C. Isaiah    
D. Jeremiah    
E. Amos

85. Which books contains the list of the Fruits of the Spirit?   
A. Philippians
B. Romans    
C. Colossians    
D. Galatians    
E. Ephesians

   

86. Over which of these kingdoms did Xerxes rule?   
A. Drachma    
B. Babylon
C. Macedonia    
D. Lebanon    
E. Persia

87. Instead of going to Ninevah, which prophet ran to Tarshish?   
A. Nahum
B. Obadiah    
C. Jonah    
D. Elijah    
E. Ezekiel

88. Which prophet did Peter quote on the day of Pentecost concerning the Holy Spirit?
A. Joel    
B. Micah    
C. Amos    
D. Daniel    
E. None of the above
   
89. “The truth shall make you free” are the words of      
A. Paul    
B. Peter
C. James    
D. Thomas    
E. Jesus

90. Which of the following women did Jacob marry?   
A. Ruth    
B. Miriam
C. Rachel    
D. Elizabeth    
E. None of the above

91. Which of the following books contain the 10 Commandments?   
A. Joshua
B. Exodus    
C. Genesis    
D. Leviticus    
E. Numbers

92. Which of the following men dreamed of a ladder extending into heaven?   
A. Cain
B. Adam    
C. Joseph    
D. Peter    
E. Jacob

93. “I will show you my faith by my works” is a verse in    
A. I Peter
B. III John    
C. II Timothy    
D. James    
E. Colossians
94. Who had a wife who was turned into a pillar of salt?   
A. Lot    
B. Job
C. Jacob    
D. Abraham    
E. Isaac

95.  Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead. How old was she?   
A. 6    
B. 8
C. 10    
D. 12    
E. 14

96. The army of what country was destroyed in the Red Sea?   
A. Egypt    
B. Babylon
C. Assyria    
D. Rome    
E. None of the above

97. Galatia was a:   
A. town    
B. region    
C. island    
D. port    
E. large city

98. What river runs through the middle of Egypt?   
A. Ganges      
B. Nile
C. Jordan    
D. Euphrates    
E. Tigris

99. Into what country did Mary and Joseph flee with baby Jesus?   
A. Crete    
B. Judea
C. Samaria    
D. Egypt    
E. None of the above

100. Which two men brought back a good report concerning the Promised Land?
A. Caleb & Joshua    
B. Moses & Aaron    
C. Aaron & Hur    
D. Jacob & Esau      
E. David & Jonathan

101. Which New Testament writer was a medical doctor?   
A. Mark    
B. Luke
C. John      
D. Paul      
E. James  
102. Which book contains the story of the Good Samaritan?     
A. Matthew
B. Mark    
C. Luke    
D. John    
E. Acts

103. The book of Hebrews depicts Jesus as a      
A. King on a horse    
B. Conqueror
C. High Priest    
D. Nazarene    
E. None of the above

104. Which book contains the words, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved”?
A. Romans    
B. Philemon    
C. I Thessalonians    
D. Acts    
E. James

105. Which book contains the story of the Tower of Babel?   
A. Genesis    
B. Exodus
C. Leviticus    
D. Numbers      
E. Deuteronomy

106. The New Testament was originally written in which of the following languages?
A. Latin    
B. Aramaic    
C. Hebrew    
D. Syrian    
E. Greek

107. Which of the following places did Jesus not visit?   
A. Perea    
B. Galilee
C. Jordan    
D. Antioch    
E. Samaria

108. What was Paul’s trade while he was in the ministry?   
A. tentmaker    
B. carpenter
C. fisherman    
D. merchant    
E. publican

109. Which of the following books records a conversation between God and Satan? 
A. Exodus
B. I Kings    
C. II Kings    
D. Job    
E. Song of Solomon
110. Dogs licked up the blood of which of the following women?   
A. Sapphira    
B. Dorcas
C. Joanna    
D. Jezebel    
E. Herodias

111. How many books are in the Old Testament?       
A. 38      
B. 39      
C. 41      
D. 44      
E. 46

112. Which book contains the verse, “All we like sheep have gone astray”?   
A. Isaiah
B. Proverbs    
C. Lamentations    
D. Luke    
E. Psalms

113. Which book is also known as “The Canticles”?     
A. Psalms    
B. Proverbs
C. Ecclesiastes    
D. Job    
E. Song of Solomon

114. Which book is characterized by the words “straightway” or “immediately”?   
A. Luke
B. Mark    
C. Romans    
D. Acts    
E. Philippians

115. Who cut off a soldier’s ear when Jesus was arrested?   
A. Peter    
B. James
C. John    
D. a centurion    
E. Barabbas

116. Which of the following books describes the rapture of the church?   
A. Titus
B. I Timothy    
C. I Thessalonians    
D. John    
E. None of the above

117. Who said he would not believe unless he saw Jesus’ nail prints?   
A. Peter    
B. James
C. Thomas    
D. Cephas    
E. Nicodemus

118. To which tribe did Paul belong?   
A. Benjamin    
B. Levi    
C. Ephriam
D. Judah    
E. Naphtali

119. Who raped Tamar?   
A. Absolom    
B. Amnon    
C. Ahaz    
D. Ahab
E. Agag

120. Which chapter is known as “The Love Chapter”?     
A. I Corinthians 13    
B. John 15
C. Ephesians 5    
D. I John 3    
E. Acts 20
   
121. Which of the New Testament books gives the most complete account of Jesus’ birth?
A. Matthew    
B. Mark    
C. Luke    
D. John      
E. both Matthew & John

122.  Which of these epistles did Paul write to the owner of a runaway slave?   
A. Philippians
B. Philemon    
C. Titus    
D. Romans    
E. Colossians

123. Jesus was from which of these tribes?   
A. Ephraim    
B. Levi    
C. Manasseh
D. Judah    
E. Asher

124. Name the sea also known as the Sea of Tiberius      
A. Salt Sea    
B. Red Sea
C. Mediterranean    
D. Dead    
E. Sea of Galilee

125. Which book records the parable of the Prodigal Son?     
A. Matthew    
B. Luke
C. Mark    
D. John    
E. Revelation

126. To whom did Jesus ask the question, “Why are you persecuting Me”?   
A. Antipas
B. Peter    
C. Pilate    
D. Herod    
E. None of the above

127. On the Mount of Transfiguration, which two men appeared?     
A. Peter & Paul
B. Elijah & Elisha    
C. Peter & Paul    
D. Moses & Elijah    
E. None of the above

128. Which of these men did Jesus speak to from the cross?   
A. a centurion    
B. John
C. Luke    
D. Joseph    
E. None of the above

129. Saul got saved while traveling to what city?     
A. Samaria    
B. Jerusalem
C. Damascus    
D. Bethlehem    
E. Rome

130. To whom was the book of Acts addressed?     
A. Paul    
B. Peter    
C. John
D. Theophilus    
E. Andrew

131. Which of the following did Paul raise from the dead?     
A. Mary    
B. Salome
C. Dorcas    
D. Demas    
E. None of the above

132. What king gave the order to slice a baby in half?   
A. Ahab    
B. Herod
C. Solomon    
D. David    
E. Saul

133. To what tribal group did Elijah belong?   
A. Amalekite    
B. Amorite    
C. Jebusite
D. Nazarite    
E. Tishbite

134.  Who was primarily responsible for the building of the golden calf?   
A. Aaron
B. Achan    
C. Moses    
D. Joshua    
E. None of the above

135. Noah was in the ark    
A. only 40 days    
B. Only 60 days    
C. Only 6 months
D. Only 9 months    
E. Over 12 months

136. Who was bitten by a snake on the island of Malta?   
A. Paul    
B. Luke    
C. the father of Publius    
D. a soldier    
E. None of the above

137. Name the most popular goddess in the city of Ephesus:   
A. Pegasus    
B. Thor    
C. Neptune    
D. Venus    
E. Diana

138. The word “Pentateuch” refers to which of the following groups of books?   
A. Psalms
B. Poetical    
C. Wisdom Literature    
D. Prophetical    
E. Torah

139. Name the second king of Israel    
A. Saul    
B. Jonathan    
C. Samuel
D. Hezekiah    
E. None of the above

140. The book of II Samuel centers around which of these men?     
A. Solomon
B. Samson    
C. Abraham    
D. David    
E. Joshua

141.  Who was the sister of Moses?   
A. Miriam    
B. Hanna    
C. Mary    
D. Ruth
E. Rachel

142. Which book contains a detailed account of the division of the Promised Land among the twelve tribes?   
A. Exodus    
B. Judges    
C. Hebrews    
D. Deuteronomy
E. Joshua
           
143. Which of these men was David’s son?   
A. Jonathan    
B. Uriah    
C. Nathan
D. Joab    
E. Absolom

144. To find out how many times a certain word is used in the Bible, you would use a
A. Bible Dictionary    
B. Bible Concordance    
C. Bible Commentary
D. Study Bible    
E. Bible Encyclopedia

145. “Behold I stand at the door and knock” is part of a verse in    
A. Isaiah    
B. Proverbs
C. John    
D. Jude    
E. Revelation

146. Which New Testament writer was a Pharisee?   
A. John    
B. Luke    
C. Matthew
D. Peter    
E. Paul

147. Which of these men hid and fed 100 prophets in a cave?   
A. Jeremiah    
B. Nahum
C. Obadiah    
D. Amos    
E. Malachi

148. God sent fire from heaven to burn a sacrifice on which of the following mountains?
A. Olivet    
B. Sinai    
C. Carmel    
D. Ebal    
F. Ararat

149. Who led the Hebrews into the Promised Land?   
A. Moses    
B. Joshua
C. Jacob    
D. Samuel    
E. David

150. Which of these women traveled with Ruth?   
A. Miriam    
B. Mary  
C. Hagar    
D. Rahab    
E. Naomi

Copyright 1994, Dr. John and Doris Knoles    

 


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