Bible Trivia Quiz

Answers to December 1995 Quiz

1. Where in the Scriptures do you find the following: "Behold I stand at the door and knock."
Answer: Revelation
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20 KJV)

2.What Bible personality was transformed into a pillar of salt?
Answer: Abram's niece by marriage (i.e., the wife of his nephew Lot).
And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee ...... Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. (Genesis 19:15-26 KJV)

3. Three things were placed in the Ark in the Tabernacle, what were they?
Answer: Manna, Aaron's rod, and the table of the covenant (the ten commandments).
Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; (Hebrews 9:4 KJV)

4. Who worked for 14 years to get two wives?
Answer: Jacob
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel ....
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter ....
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her....
And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn. Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years. And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also. (Genesis 29:16-28 KJV)

5. How many of Jesus' brothers wrote books of the Bible?
Answer: 2: James and Jude. It is pretty commonly held church tradition that the author of the book of James was the Lord's brother (not one of the apostles named James). And the author of the book of Jude refers to himself as the brother of James, therefore also the brother of the Lord, as noted in the following scriptures.
Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? (Matthew 13:55 NKJV) (note: the New Testament Greek word translated as Jude and Judas are the same).

Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: (Jude 1:1 KJV)

6. What king's speech was so heinous, that he was eaten by slender, soft-bodied, bilaterally symmetrical invertebrates?
Answer: Herod (Agrippa the First)
And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. (Acts 12:23 KJV)

7. What were the names of the first and last judges of Israel?
Answer: Othniel and Samuel. During Samuel's time, the Israelites wanted a king, and God answered their prayers and called Saul to be their first human king.
And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother. And the spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim. (Judges 3:9-10 KJV)

And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh. (1 Samuel 7:6 KJV)

8. There was a mother who was so loving that she made her son a new coat every year. Who was she?
Answer: Hannah (for Samuel)
Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD. (1 Samuel 1:20 KJV)

But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod. Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. (1 Samuel 2:18-19 KJV)

Note: the following two questions are not answered by direct verse quotation, but by inference from the Scriptures. Question number 10 purposefully left out December 25th as a potential answer, as it is "generally accepted" that it was not really the actual birthdate of the Lord. But you can find the "official - unofficial answer" to this question on JoshuaNet - In Chuck Missler's article - When Was Jesus Born.

9. What was it that Adam never saw or possessed, yet left two for each of his children.
Answer: human parents
Note it isn't "brothers and sisters," because the mathematics do not work (i.e., two for each of his children).

10. Assuming use of our current calendar format, what date might Jesus have been born on? [It is acknowledged that we don't really know the answer to this question! But as I said previously, there is somewhere in JoshuaNet the answer for the purposes of this question.
Answer: September 29, 2 B.C
See Chuck Missler's article, When Was Jesus Born


Updated December 31, 1995