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Bible Literacy Quiz: A Test of Scripture Knowledge - Separated Format Print E-mail

Written by Sue Bohlin

1. Who wrote the first four books of the New Testament?
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2. Who wrote the first five books of the Old Testament?
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3. What two Old Testament books are named for women?
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4. What are the Ten Commandments?
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5. What is the Greatest Commandment?
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6. What is the second Greatest Commandment?
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7. What is the Golden Rule?
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8. What is the Great Commission?
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9. What was the test of a prophet, to know that he was truly from God?
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10. To whom did God give the 10 Commandments?
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11. Which two people did not die?
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12. What is the root of all kinds of evil?
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13. What is the beginning of wisdom?
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14. Who delivered the Sermon on the Mount?
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15. How did sickness and death enter the world?
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16. Who was the Roman governor who sentenced Christ to death?
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17. Who are the major prophets?
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18. What people group is the Old Testament about?
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19. What happened while the Lord Jesus was in the desert for 40 days?
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20. How many people were on Noah's ark?
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21. Who was the first murderer?
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22. Which person was afflicted with terrible trials but trusted God through it all?
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23. Who was Israel's most well-known and well-loved king?
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24. Who was "the weeping prophet?"
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25. Who was thrown into the lion's den?
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26. Who were the two people in the famous fight with a stone and a sling?
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27. What is the book of Acts about?
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28. What are epistles?
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29. On what occasion was the Holy Spirit given to the church?
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30. Whom did God command to sacrifice his only son?
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31. What was the Old Testament feast that celebrated God's saving the firstborn of Israel the night they left Egypt?
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32. Who was the Hebrew who became prime minister of Egypt?
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33. Who was the Hebrew woman who became Queen of Persia?
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34. Who was the pagan woman who became David's great-grandmother?
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35. Which angel appeared to Mary?
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36. How did the Lord Jesus die?
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37. What happened to Him three days after He died?
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38. What happened to the Lord Jesus 40 days after His resurrection?
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39. What should we do when we sin, in order to restore our fellowship with God?
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40. How did the universe and world get here?
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41. Where did Satan and the demons come from?
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42. Who directed the writing of the Bible?
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43. Where was the Lord Jesus before He was conceived in Mary?
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44. Who taught in parables?
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45. What are parables?
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46. Which two animals talked with human speech?
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47. With which woman did David commit adultery?
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48. Which one of their sons succeeded David as king?
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49. Who was the female judge of Israel?
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50. Who was the wisest man in the world?
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51. Who was the first man?
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52. Who was the most humble man on earth?
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53. Who was the strongest man on earth?
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54. Where were the two nations of God's people taken into captivity?
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55. Which cupbearer to a foreign king rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem?
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56. Who were the two Old Testament prophets who worked miracles?
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57. Which Old Testament prophet spent three days in the belly of a great fish?
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58. What is the last book of the Old Testament?
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59. For which Israelite commander did the sun stand still?
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60. Who was the first king of Israel?
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61. Who built the temple in Israel?
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62. Which of the twelve tribes of Israel served as priests?
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63. Which city fell after the Israelites marched around it daily for seven days?
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64. What did God give the Israelites to eat in the wilderness?
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65. Which two people walked on water?
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66. Who was the first martyr?
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67. Who betrayed Jesus to the priests, and for how much?
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68. What is the Lord's Prayer?
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69. Who was the first person to see the risen Lord?
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70. Which prophet and cousin of the Lord was beheaded?
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71. To what country did the young Jesus and His parents escape when Herod was threatening His life?
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72. What was Christ's first miracle?
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73. Which one of the Lord's personal friends did He raise from the dead?
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74. Who was the greatest missionary of the New Testament?
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75. Who was Paul's first partner?
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76. Whom did an angel release from prison?
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77. Which event caused God to splinter human language into many tongues?
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78. Which chapter of an Old Testament prophet's book gives a detailed prophecy of the Messiah's death by crucifixion?
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79. Who wrestled all night with the Lord and was left with a permanent limp?
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80. Which two pastors did Paul write letters to?
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81. Who was hailed as a god when he was bitten by a snake but nothing bad happened?
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82. Which two New Testament writers were brothers of the Lord Jesus?
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83. Which two New Testament books were written by a doctor?
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84. Who had a coat of many colors?
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85. In what sin did Aaron lead the Israelites while his brother Moses was up on the mountain talking to God?
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86. How many books are there in the entire Bible?
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87. What's the difference between John the Baptist and the John who wrote several New Testament books?
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88. Who saw the Lord appear to him in a burning bush?
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89. How many sons did Jacob have?
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90. Who gave up his birthright for a bowl of stew?
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91. Which Psalm starts out, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want?"
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92. Who disowned the Lord Jesus three times before a cock crowed?
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93. What did the Lord do just before the Last Supper to demonstrate His love and humility?
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94. Where is the New Testament "Hall of Faith?"
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95. Who appeared with the Lord in glory on the Mount of Transfiguration?
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96. Who is the second Adam?
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97. Which Old Testament prophet married a prostitute because God told him to?
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98. What are the two sacred ordinances that the Lord commanded us to observe?
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99. What are supernatural enablings that allow a believer to serve the Body of Christ with ease and effectiveness?
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100. Whose tomb was Christ buried in?
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101. Who wrote the book of Hebrews?
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102. Which is the "epistle of joy?"
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103. What is the book of Revelation about?
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104. Who is the bride of Christ?
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1. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.   Back

2. Most conservative scholars hold that the Pentateuch was written by Moses.  Back

3. Esther and Ruth.  Back

4. 1. I am the Lord your God; you shall have no other gods before Me.
2. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
5. Honor your father and your mother.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife--or anything that belongs to your neighbor. (Exodus 20:2-17)  
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5. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." (Matthew 22:37,38)  Back

6. "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:39)  Back

7. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." (Matthew 7:12)  Back

8. "Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:19,20)  Back

9. He had to be 100% accurate in his prophecies. The penalty for a false prophet was death by stoning. (Deuteronomy 18:20-22)  Back

10. Moses. (Exodus 20)  Back

11. Genesis 5:24 says that Enoch, who was Noah's great- grandfather, "walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." The other was the Old Testament prophet Elijah, who was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind with a chariot and horses of fire. (2 Kings 2:11)  Back

12. The love of money. (1 Timothy 6:10)  Back

13. The fear of the Lord. (Psalm 111:10)  Back

14. The Lord Jesus. (Matthew 5-7)  Back

15. Romans 5:12 says that sin entered the world though one man, and death through sin. The fall of man is recorded in Genesis 3, where God's perfect creation was spoiled by Adam's sin.  Back

16. Pontius Pilate. (Matthew 27:26)  Back

17. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel.  Back

18. The Hebrews, who became the nation of Israel. They were descendants of Abraham though Isaac.  Back

19. He was tempted by the devil. (Matthew 4:1) Hebrews 4:15 tells us that He was tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin.  Back

20. Eight: Noah and his wife, his three sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and their wives. (Genesis 7:13, 1 Peter 2:5)  Back

21. Cain, who killed his brother Abel. (Genesis 4:8)  Back

22. Job. (See book of Job)  Back

23. David. (1 Chronicles 29:28)  Back

24. Jeremiah.  Back

25. Daniel. (Daniel 6)  Back

26. David and Goliath. (1 Samuel 17)  Back

27. The early years of the church, as the gospel begins to spread throughout the world.  Back

28. Letters.  Back

29. Pentecost. (Acts 2:1-4)  Back

30. Abraham. (Genesis 22:2)  Back

31. Passover. (Exodus 12:27)  Back

32. Joseph. (Genesis 41:41)  Back

33. Esther. (Esther 2:17)  Back

34. Ruth. (Ruth 4:17)  Back

35. Gabriel. (Luke 1:26)  Back

36. He gave up His life while being crucified. (John 19:18)  Back

37. He was raised from the dead. (John 20)  Back

38. He ascended bodily into heaven. (Acts 1:9-11)  Back

39. 1 John 1:9 tells us, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."  Back

40. Genesis 1:1 tells us, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." We are told further in Colossians 1:16 and 17 that the Lord Jesus Christ was the one who did the creating.  Back

41. Satan was originally the best and the brightest angel, but he sinned in his pride, wanting to be God. Some of the angels followed him, and these "fallen angels" were cast out of heaven. (Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28)  Back

42. The Holy Spirit. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)  Back

43. In heaven. (Philippians 2:6-11, 1 Corinthians 15:49)  Back

44. The Lord Jesus. (Matthew 13:3)  Back

45. A short, simple story with a spiritual point.  Back

46. The serpent in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:3) and Balaam's donkey (Numbers 22:28)  Back

47. Bathsheba. (2 Samuel 11)  Back

48. Solomon. (2 Samuel 12:24)  Back

49. Deborah. (Judges 4:4)  Back

50. Solomon. (1 Kings 3:12)  Back

51. Adam. (Genesis 2:20)  Back

52. Moses. (Numbers 12:3)  Back

53. Samson. (Judges 13-16)  Back

54. Israel was taken into Assyria (2 Kings 17:23), and Judah into Babylon (2 Chronicles 36:20).  Back

55. Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 2:5)  Back

56. Elijah and Elisha. (1 Kings 17 - 2 Kings 6)  Back

57. Jonah. (Jonah 1:17)  Back

58. Malachi.  Back

59. Joshua. (Joshua 10)  Back

60. Saul. (1 Samuel 13:1)  Back

61. Solomon. (1 Kings 6)  Back

62. Levites. (Deuteronomy 10:8)  Back

63. Jericho. (Joshua 6:20)  Back

64. Manna and quail. (Exodus 16)  Back

65. Jesus and Peter. (Matthew 14:29)  Back

66. Stephen. (Acts 7)  Back

67. Judas betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver, the price of a slave. (Matthew 26:14-15)  Back

68. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)  Back

69. Mary Magdalene. (John 20:16)  Back

70. John the Baptist. (John 14:10)  Back

71. Egypt. (Matthew 2:13-15)  Back

72. He turned water into wine at the wedding at Cana. (John 2:11)  Back

73. Lazarus. (John 11)  Back

74. Paul. (see book of Acts)  Back

75. Barnabas. (Acts 13:2)  Back

76. Peter. (Acts 12)  Back

77. The building of the Tower of Babel. (Genesis 11)  Back

78. Isaiah 53.  Back

79. Jacob. (Genesis 32:22-32)  Back

80. Timothy and Titus.  Back

81. Paul. (Acts 28:5-6)  Back

82. James and Jude. (Matthew 13:55)  Back

83. Luke and Acts. (2 Timothy 4:11)  Back

84. Joseph. (Genesis 37:3)  Back

85. They made an idol in the form of a golden calf. (Exodus 32)  Back

86. 66: 39 in the Old Testament, and 27 in the New Testament.  Back

87. John the Baptist was a prophet who proclaimed the kingdom of God was near in preparation for his cousin Jesus' ministry. The John who wrote the gospel of John, the epistles--1, 2 and 3 John--and Revelation, was one of the twelve apostles and one of those closest to the Lord, along with Peter and James. He called himself "the disciple whom Jesus loved."  Back

88. Moses. (Exodus 3)  Back

89. Twelve. They were the ancestors of the twelve tribes of Israel. (Genesis 35:22)  Back

90. Esau. (Genesis 25:33)  Back

91. Psalm 23.  Back

92. Peter. (Matthew 26:69-75)  Back

93. He washed the disciples' feet. (John 13:5)  Back

94. Hebrews 11.  Back

95. Elijah and Moses. (Mark 9:4)  Back

96. The Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:45-49)  Back

97 Hosea. (Hosea 1:2)  Back

98. Baptism (Matthew 28:19,20) and Communion, or the Lord's Table (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).  Back

99. Spiritual gifts. (Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4:8-13, 1 Peter 4:10-11)  Back

100. Joseph of Arimathea. (Matthew 27:57-60)  Back

101. Nobody knows.  Back

109. Philippians.  Back

103. The end of the world.  Back

104. The church--that is, all who have trusted Him for salvation. (Ephesians 5:25-27, Revelation 19:7-8)  Back

 

© 2005 Probe Ministries International


About the Author

Sue BohlinSue Bohlin is an associate speaker with Probe Ministries. She attended the University of Illinois, and has been a Bible teacher and conference speaker for over 35 years. She is a frequent speaker for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and Stonecroft Ministries (Christian Women's Connections), and serves on the board and as a small group leader of Living Hope Ministries, a Christ centered outreach to those dealing with unwanted homosexuality. Sue is on the Bible.org Women's Leadership Team and is a regular contributor to Bible.org's Tapestry blog. She is also a professional calligrapher and the webmistress for Probe Ministries; but most importantly, she is the wife of Dr. Ray Bohlin and the mother of their two grown sons. Her personal website is suebohlin.com.

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