Are You Biblically Literate?


 Recent studies have shown that Americans who claim to be Christians know very little about the book that defines their beliefs.

Take this quiz to see whether you are Biblically literate.

1. Who wrote the first 5 books of the Bible?
Abraham
Jonah
Moses
Jesus

2. What man is commonly known for his patience in extreme suffering?
Jonah
Noah
Job
Adam

3. Satan first appeared on earth in the form of a ____?
Man
Snake
Monkey
Whale

4. How many books make up the Old Testament?
100
51
45
39

5. Which Old Testament prophet wrote this: "He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon him..."
Moses
Jeremiah
Ezekiel
Isaiah

6. How many Old Testament prophecies did Jesus fulfill?
Over 300
50
Over 1000
Over 90

7. Jesus was born in ___________, but grew up in ____________________.
Jerusalem, Bethlehem
Bethlehem, Jerusalem
Nazareth, Egypt
Bethlehem, Nazareth

8. Jesus first miracle was _____________________.
Turning water into wine
Feeding 5000 people
Walking on water
Healing a blind man

9. Who said, "In him we live, and move, and have our being."
Peter
Paul
John
Jesus

10. How many books of the New Testament are attributed to Paul?
10
8
20
13

11. Who was the disciple chosen to replace Judas?
Paul
Mathias
Barnabas
Silas

12. Name the forth gospel: Mathew, Luke, John and ___________.
Galatians
Peter
Mark
Paul

13. Jesus said that there are many roads to God?
True
False

14. How many books are in the New Testament?
27
15
32
20

15. Fill in the missing words: "For by ___________are you saved, through ____________, and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God." Eph. 2:8-9
love, action
grace, faith
God, Jesus
hope, grace

16. Where is this verse found in the Bible: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son."
Mathew 20:21
John 3:16
I John 3:5
Luke 2:12

17. Name the 3 disciples that made up Jesus' "inner circle" of friends.
_____________________, _____________________, _______________________

18. Who asked for wisdom when God offered to grant him anything he wanted?
David
Moses
Solomon
Paul

19. How many churches are addressed in the book of Revelation?
100
7
20
1

20. Who wrote the book of Revelation?
John
Paul
Peter
No one knows
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Answers: 1. Moses, 2. Job, 3. Snake, 4. 39, 5. Isaiah, 6. Over 300, 7. Bethlehem, Nazareth, 8. Turning water into wine, 9. Paul, 10. 13, 11. Matthias, 12. Mark, 13. False, 14. 27, 15. grace, faith, 16.  John 3:16, 17. Peter, James, and John, 18. Solomon, 19. 7, 20. John

How did you do?

If the answer is "not too well," let this be a wake-up call. In this day of literacy, technology, and freedom, there is no excuse for being Biblically illiterate.

"Study to show yourselves approved unto God, a workman who needs not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
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