Family Bible Quiz


 Family Bible Quiz

1)  What bizarre person saw Jesus from far off and ran to worship Him?


(2) Who brought Jesus to Peter?


(3)  Who heard the voice of Jesus many months after Jesus ascended to Heaven?



(1)  The Gadarene demoniac (Mark 5:6)   (2) Andrew   (3) Paul (Acts 9:4)


(1)  Who wrote over a thousand songs?


(2) What Jewish girl became queen of Persia?


  1. What were the original names of Abraham and Sarah?


(1)  Solomon (1 Kings 4:32)   (2) Esther (Esther 2:17)   (3) Abram and Sarai (Genesis 17:5 & 15)


(1)  What Roman official did Peter baptize?


(2) What king of Israel changed the religious institutions of the country by building an alter at Bethel?


(3)  What Moabite was an ancestor of Jesus?


(1)  Cornelius (Acts 10:23-48) (2) Jeroboam (1 Kings 12:32) (3) Ruth (4:7)



1. Joseph was originally from... (Luke 2:3)

    A. Bethlehem

    B. Nazareth

    C. Hebron

    D. Jerusalem

    E. None of the above


2. What does the Bible say that the innkeeper said to Mary and Joseph? (Luke 2:7)

    A. “There is no room in the inn.”

    B. “I have a stable you can use.”

    C. “Come back later and I should have some vacancies.”

    D. Both A and B

    E. None of the above


3. A manger is a...

    A. Stable for domestic animals

    B. Wooden hay storage bin

    C. Feeding trough

    D. Barn


4. Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus’ birth?

    A. Cows, sheep, goats

    B. Cows, donkeys, goats

    C. Sheep and goats only

    D. Miscellaneous barnyard animals

    E. None of the above


5. Who saw the star in the east?

    A. Shepherds

    B. Mary and Joseph

    C. Three kings

    D. Both A and C

    E. None of the above


6. According to the Bible, how did Mary and Joseph get to Bethlehem?

    A. Camel

    B. Donkey

    C. Walked

    D. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey

    E. Horse-drawn chariot

    F. Who knows?


7. How many angels spoke to the shepherds? (Luke 2:10)

    A. One

    B. Three

    C. Multitude

    D. None of the above


8. What did the angels say/sing? (Luke 2:14)

    A. “Glory to God in the highest, etc.”

    B. “Alleluia”

    C. “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given”

    D. “Joy the world, the Lord is come”

    E. “Glory to the newborn King”


9. What is a heavenly host?

    A. The angel at the gate of heaven

    B. The angel who serves refreshments in heaven

    C. An angel choir

    D. An angel army

    E. None of the above


10. There was snow that first Christmas...

    A. Only in Bethlehem

    B. All over Israel

    C. Nowhere in Israel

    D. Somewhere in Israel


1. A. He worked and lived in Nazareth, but he was returning to Bethlehem - “his own city” (See Luke 2:3). 2. E. The innkeeper didn’t “say” anything (See Luke 2:7). 3. C. Feeding trough - Interestingly enough, most mangers in New Testament times were made of stone. If you visit Israel today, you can see stone mangers used by Solomon to feed his horses at Megiddo. 4. E. The Bible doesn’t say, we just assume that since Jesus was born in a stable that there were various barnyard animals present. 5. E. The “magi” saw the star. However, the Bible doesn’t say how many there were, and they were not kings, but astronomers. 6. F. Although the modern “pictures” in Children’s Bibles often show Mary on a donkey with Joseph beside her, the Bible doesn’t say! 7. A. Luke 2:10. 8. A. Luke 2:14. 9. D. The word means “army” - literally thousands. Now, since there was a “multitude” of the heavenly army” (hosts), there could easily have been from 10,000 - 100,000 angels there that night! No wonder the shepherds were “sore afraid"! 10. D. There is always snow on Mt. Hermon.



(1)  Who foretold Jesus' birth and ministry to Mary?


(2) How long did cousins Mary and Elisabeth spend together during their pregnancies?


(3)  What king lied about his desire to worship the infant Jesus?


(1)  The Angel Gabriel (Luke 1:26-38)   (2) Three Months (Luke 1:20-21)   (3) Herod (Matthew 2:7-8)




(1)  What unproductive tree did Jesus wither by cursing it?


(2) What prophet of Moab had a talking donkey?


(3)  Who was Paul waiting for while he fasted three days in Damascus?


(1)  A fig tree (Matthew 21:17-20) (2) Balaam (Numbers 22:21-23) (3) Ananias (Acts 9:9)


(1)  How many jars of water did Jesus turn into wine?


(2) Who was killed for touching the Ark of the Covenant?


(3)  What was the site of Moses' burial place?


(1)  Six (John 2:1-10) (2) Uzzah (2 Samuel 6:6-7) (3) Beth-peor (Deuteronomy 34:1-6)


Genesis 4 includes the Bible's first recorded stepparents, Lamech's wives. Lamech was apparently the first polygamist and each wife was the stepmother to the other's children. Who were Lamech's wives?

Answer: Adah and Zillah



According to Scripture, what king of Israel had three hundred concubines in addition to seven hundred wives/princesses? (1 Kings 11:1-8)

Answer: Solomon


According to Scripture, whose unnamed wife was turned into a pillar of salt? (Genesis 19:26)

Answer: Lot's wife


Leah and Rachel were sisters who were both married to Jacob. According to Scripture, which one was the elder sister - Leah or Rachel? (Genesis 29:16)

Answer: Leah


What is the name of the brother who slew his younger brother because of a more acceptable sacrifice?

Answer: Cain Genesis 4:8


(1)  Who was the first shepherd?


(2) What group of consecrated men never cut their hair?


(3)  What woman did Peter raise from the dead?


(4)  What Old Testament woman bore a child at age 90 and is the most mentioned woman in the Bible (56 mentions)?

  1. What woman was called a prophetess by Luke?


(1)  Abel (Genesis 4:2) (2) The Nazarites (Numbers 6:5, 13, 18)   (3) Dorcas (Acts 9:36-41) (4)  Sarah (5)  Anna (Luke 2:36)


(1)  What prophet mentions a voice crying in the wilderness?


(2) Who made an ax head float on the water?


(3)  Who built the first alter?


(4)  When Jesus was brought before the Council, how many false witnesses were brought in to accuse Him?


(5) Who killed Abner?


(1)  Isaiah (40:3)   (2) Elisha (2 Kings 2:19-22)   (3) Noah (Genesis 8:20)  (4) Two (Matthew 26:57-66)  (5) Joab (2 Samuel 3:27)



(1)  What Priest examined Jesus before the council?


(2)  According to Isaiah, from what direction does God summon the birds of prey?


(3)  What disciple outran Peter to Jesus' tomb?


(4)  Who nagged at David for dancing in the streets?


(5)  What wife of David is mentioned in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus?


(6)  What three rulers, hearing Paul defend himself in Ceasarea, agreed that he deserved no punishment?


(7)  What two women ran from Jesus' empty tomb to tell the disciples what had happened?


(8)  Who was turned into a pillar of salt?


(9)  Paul's first traveling companion was Barnabas. Who was the second?


(10)  Who  was the first disciple chosen by Jesus?



(1)  Caiaphas (Matthew 26:62  (2) The east (Isaiah 46:11) (3) John (John 20:4)  (4)  Michal (1 Samuel 18:20; 2 Samuel 6:16) (5)  Bathsheba (Matthew 1:6)  (6)  Festus, Agrippa, and Bernice (Acts 25:23 & 26:32)  (7)  Mary and Mary Magdalene (Matthew 28:8)  (8)  Lot's wife (Genesis 19:26)  (9)  Silas (Acts 15:36-41)  (10) Simon Peter (John 1:42)



1)  Who was the first Christian martyr?


(2)  What king wanted to see miracles when the arrested Jesus was sent to him?


(3)  What did God change Jacob's name to?


(4)  Who outran a team of horses?


(5)  At 969 years, Methuselah was the longest-lived man. Who came in second at 962 years?


(6)  What man ran to meet Abraham's servant at the well?


(7)  What church was the faithful Persis a part of?


(8)  Who calmed the sea by speaking to it?


(9)  What old man laughed at God's promise that he would father a child in his old age?


(10)  Whom did Jesus speak of as dancing in the streets?


(1)  Stephen (Acts 6:7 & 8:2)  (2) Herod (Luke 23:8)   (3) Israel (Genesis 32:28)  (4)  Elijah   (1 Kings 18:46) (5)  Jared (Genesis 5:20)  (6)  Laban (Genesis 24:29)  (7)  Rome (Romans 16:12)  (8) Jesus (Mark 4:39)  (9) Abraham (Genesis 17:17)  (10) Children (Luke 7:32)



(1)  After Eve, who is the first woman mentioned in the Bible?


(2)  What did Jacob send as a gift to Joseph in Egypt?


(3)  After Peter and Paul, which apostle is mentioned most often in the Bible? (35 references)


(4)  Who was the last king of Judah?


(5)  Who was Timothy's devout grandmother?


(1)  Adah (Genesis 4:19  (2) Almonds (Genesis 43:11)   (3) John  (4)  Zedekiah (2 Kings 25:1-7  (5)  Lois (2 Timothy 1:5)



(1)  What apostle was a tax collector from Capernaum?


(2)  Who said, "Go ye, serve the Lord; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed; let your little ones also go with you."?


(3)  What tax collector climbed a tree to see Jesus?


(4)  Who kept Paul in prison, hoping Paul would try to bribe him for release?


(5)  What Gospel records the miraculous catch of fish after Jesus' resurrection?


(6)  Who said, "Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."?


(7)  What was Taverner's Bible?


(8)  What hid the departing Israelites?


(9)  Who sent spies to watch Jesus?


(10)  What apostle told the early Christians that all believers were anointed by the Holy Spirit?


(1)  Matthew  (2)  Pharaoh (Exodus 10:240  (3)  Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)  (4)  Felix   (Acts 24:26)  (5)  John (21:3-11)  (6)  John the Baptist (Matthew 3:2)  (7)  An independent translation made be Greek scholar Richard Taverner in 1539  (8)  A cloud (Exodus 14:19-20)  (9)  The priests and scribes (Luke 20:20)  (10)  Paul (2 Corinthians 1:21)


(1) What was Judas given to betray Jesus?


(2) To what woman did Jesus declare, "I am the resurrection and the life"?


(3) Who fooled Jacob by posing as her sister?


(4) What city was Melchizedek king of?


(5) What sorcerer was blinded at Paul's command?


  1. Thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16) (2) Martha (John 11:24-26) (3) Leah (Genesis 29:21-25) (4) Salem (Genesis 14:18) (5) Dymas (Acts 13:8-11)


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