Genesis “Search Around”

The following is a battery of over 100 questions from the book of Genesis. It is designed to familiarize you with the stories within it via the question and answer method.. All questions are in chapter order, although you may need to “Search Around” within particular groups of chapters to find your answers. Although there are not questions here for every single chapter in Genesis, you will be given the areas in which the answers are found.  Place the chapter and verse(s) to the left of each answer.

Chapter One

Which did God create first – light itself or the sun?

What did God create on the sixth day?

Who spoke the first recorded words in Genesis?

Chapter Two

From what substance did God form the animals?

What was Adam doing when God removed his rib?

What do the rivers of Euphrates, Pishon, Gihon and Tigris all have in common?

What was God’s final act of creation in Genesis chapter 2?

Name the tree in Eden which is also mentioned in the book of Revelation.

What was the first task God gave to Adam in the Garden?

Chapter Three

What was the first thing that Adam and Eve noticed about themselves after they had sinned?

When God banned Adam from Eden, what did He say Adam must do from then on?

What classification of angels guarded the way to the Tree of Life?

With what were these angels armed?

Who named Eve?

What did Adam and Eve use to make clothing for themselves?

Chapter Four

Cain named a city which he founded after a person. Name the person.

Who was the first person to be murdered?

Name Enoch’s father.

Who asked the question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

What was this man’s motive for the murder?

What was Cain’s occupation?


Chapters Five and Six

How old was Methuselah when he died?

Name the first person to go to heaven without dying.

How old was Lamech, Noah’s father, when Noah was born?

How old was Adam when he died?

How old was Enoch when God “took him home”?

Name Eve’s third son.

How old was Noah when he fathered his three sons?

In which chapters of Genesis is the story of Noah and the ark found?

Chapters Seven and Eight

How many women were on Noah’s ark?

God told Noah to take more than two of certain animals aboard the ark?  True or False

How old was Noah when the flood occurred?

What was the first thing Noah did after leaving the ark?

Name the mountain upon which the ark landed.

Name the two types of birds sent forth from the ark.

Chapters Nine and Ten

What natural sign reminds us of God’s promise to never again destroy the earth with water?

How many years did Noah continue to live after the flood?

Chapter Eleven

Name the place where Abraham had been living prior to his call to go to Canaan.

From which of the sons of Noah did Abraham descend?

What was the motive for building the tower of Babel?

Chapters Twelve and Thirteen

On how many occasions did Abraham lie and say his wife was really his sister?  (Jump ahead to Chapter 20 for this answer)

Did Abraham ever go to Egypt?

How old was Abraham when he left Haran to go to Canaan?

According to Genesis 13, why did Abraham and Lot separate?

The Lord promised Abraham, on three separate occasions, that Abraham’s descendants would be as numerous as the dust, the stars and the sand on the seashore.
List the verses in Genesis 13, 15 and 22 that these separate promises are given.

Chapters Fourteen and Fifteen

Who did Abraham pay tithes to?

According to Genesis 14, who was the king of Salem?

Who was the first man in Genesis to be captured in battle?

God told Abraham that his decedents would be slaves for how many years?

Chapters Sixteen through Eighteen

Name Sarai’s Egyptian maid.

Which brother was the oldest: Isaac or Ishmael?

Who announced to Hagar that she would have an infamous son?

How old was Abraham when he was circumcised?

What was Sarah’s original name?

Name the elderly man who laughed within himself when told he would become a father.

How many angels visited this man to make this announcement?

Chapter Nineteen

List the four humans who escaped from Sodom before the Lord destroyed it.

What did the angels do to the Sodomites who tried to attack them?

Who was punished for looking back?

With what two elements did God destroy Sodom and Gomorrah?

Chapters Twenty through Twenty-Two

Why did God punish all the women of Abimelech’s house with barrenness?

Name the skill in weaponry which Ishmael developed.

In what area was the mountain that Abraham intended to offer Isaac upon?

What animal was sacrificed, instead of Isaac, in this story?


Chapters Twenty-Three through Twenty-Four

How old was Sarah when she died?

How much did Abraham pay Ephron for the field at Machpelah?

Who was a special comfort to Isaac after his mother died?

Chapter Twenty-Five

Name the first twins in the Bible.

In Genesis 25, what man died when he was 175 years old?

Where was Sarah buried?

Of his two boys, which was Isaac’s favorite?

Of her two sons, which one did Rebekah prefer?

Which one of these twins was born first?

Name the man that Isaac and Ishmael buried.

What was Isaac’s special prayer request, recorded in Genesis 25?

Which son of Isaac became a skillful hunter?


Chapter Twenty-Six through Twenty-Eight

Name the man who was Jacob’s uncle, employer and father in law.

What did Jacob name the place where he dreamed about angels and a ladder?

In this dream, who stood at the top of the ladder or stairway?


Chapter Twenty-Nine through Thirty

Name Jacob’s first son.

Name Reuben’s mother.

How was Leah related to Rachel?

Jacob served his father-in-law for 14 years because of his love for whom?


Chapter Thirty-One

What did God warn Leban about in a dream in Genesis 31?

What man had his waged changed 10 times in 20 years?

Name the woman who stole Laban’s idols.


Chapter Thirty-Two through Thirty-Four

What did Jacob name the place where he wrestled with an angel?

What was Jacob’s name changed to in Genesis 32?

Who came to meet his brother with 400 men?

Who said, “I will not let you go until you bless me?”

Who raped Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah?

Who died as a result of this rape?


Chapter Thirty-Five through Thirty-Six

Name the child that Rachel gave birth to just before she died.

How many sons did Jacob have by his wife Leah?

Who buried idols and earrings beneath an oak tree?

Rachel was buried on the road to what famous town?

Name Joseph’s only younger brother.


Chapter Thirty-Seven

Which one of Joseph’s brothers was absent when Joseph was sold.

Who dreamed that his entire family bowed down to him?

Name the man who gave Joseph a brightly colored coat.

For how many pieces of silver was Joseph sold?

What evidence was shown to Jacob as proof that Joseph was dead?

Name the man whom the Midianite traders sold Joseph to.

In one of Joseph’s dreams, what did the sun, moon and stars represent?


Chapter Thirty-Eight through Forty-One

How old was Joseph when he interpreted Pharaoh’s dream?

In Pharaoh’s dream, what did the seven lean cows represent?

What piece of jewelry did Pharaoh give to Joseph when Joseph was promoted?


Chapter Forty-Two through Forty-Five

What motivated Joseph’s brothers to go to Egypt?

For how long did Joseph keep his brothers in jail?

In whose sack was Joseph’s silver cup found?

To whom was Joseph speaking when he asked if his father was still alive?

Who did Jacob want to see before he died?


Chapter Forty-Six through Fifty

In what country did Jacob spend the last 17 years of his life?

In Genesis 50, what did both Jacob and Joseph request just before they died?


Maxim of the Moment

God will bless the man who blesses his wife.