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100 Bible Trivia Questions

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Bible trivia is fun and useful. Need some questions for your own Bible trivia exercise—perhaps in a church group?

Below are a hundred Bible trivia questions—divided into eleven categories—to test your knowledge of God’s Word and hopefully provide some enjoyment. (And if you use Proclaim church presentation software, you can easily use these questions and hundreds of others on your slides.)

Heroes of the Faith 

Let’s start with great heroes of the faith: Noah, Joseph, Moses, David, and Paul.

Noah

God called Noah to a unique and important task. In anticipation of the great flood he would send upon the earth, God appointed Noah to build an ark to preserve his family and two of every kind of animal.

  1. Of what wood was Noah’s Ark made?
    A. Gopher wood (Gen 6:14)
    B. Acacia wood
    C. Cedar of Lebanon
    D. Carob wood
  2. How long was the ark?
    A. 500 cubits
    B. 100 cubits
    C. 300 cubits (Gen 6:15)
    D. 250 cubits
  3. For how long did the flood rain fall? 
    A. 80 days and nights
    B. 12 days and nights
    C. 107 days and nights
    D. 40 days and 40 nights (Gen 7:12)
  4. How long did the flood cover the earth?
    A. 19 days
    B. 150 days (Gen 7:24)
    C. 50 days
    D. 15 days

Joseph

Joseph lived a challenging life—the second-to-youngest of twelve sons, sold into slavery, mistreated on multiple occasions. Yet despite these trials, he remained steadfast and committed to following Christ. At the end of his life, God rewarded Joseph by promoting him to second-in-command over Egypt and by using him to save his people and family from famine and starvation.

  1. How old was Joseph when his brethren sold him into slavery?
    A. 69
    B. 23
    C. 17 (Gen 37:2)
    D. 90
  2. Who suggested that Joseph interpret the dreams of Pharaoh?
    A. Potiphar
    B. The cupbearer (Gen 41:12–13)
    C. Judah
    D. The baker
  3. What are the names of Joseph’s two sons?
    A. John and Mark
    B. Cain and Abel
    C. Ephraim and Manasseh (Gen 41:51–52)
    D. Dan and Naphtali

Moses

Sent into the Nile as a baby boy and a slave, Moses’s future seemed bleak. However, God had great plans for Moses and used him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt away from Pharaoh’s oppression. 

  1. How long did Moses’s mother hide him to escape the death edict of Pharaoh?
    A. 13 months
    B. 10 months
    C. 3 months (Exod 2:2)
    D. 7 months
  2. Who was Moses’s father-in-law?
    A. Laban
    B. Mordechai
    C. Jethro (Exod 3:1)
    D. Cyrus
  3. What was the name of Aaron’s (Moses’s brother) wife?
    A. Elisheba (Exod 6:23)
    B. Miriam
    C. Zipporah
    D. Deborah
  4. How old was Moses when he gave God’s message to Pharaoh: “Let my people go”?
    A. 80 years (Exod 7:7)
    B. 18 years
    C. 13 years
    D. 39 years
  5. What was the first of the ten plagues in Egypt?
    A. Frogs
    B. Water turned into blood (Exod 7:20)
    C. Plague of lice
    D. Darkness
  6. Where was Moses buried?
    A. In Canaan
    B. In a cave
    C. In the valley of Moab (Deut 34:6)
    D. In the desert

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David

David was the boy shepherd who wrote Israel’s songs, defeated Israel’s enemy, and became Israel’s king.

  1. What was the height of Goliath? In other words, how giant was this giant?
    A. Six cubits and a span (1 Sam 17:4)
    B. Seven cubits and two spans
    C. Nine cubits and a span
    D. Five cubits and three spans
  2. When Saul was pursuing David, in which cave did David seek refuge?
    A. Cave at Makkedah
    B. Cave of Machpelah
    C. Cave of Adullam (1 Sam 22:1)
    D. Dambulla Cave
  3. Who was the chief of the three mighty men of David?
    A. Jonathan
    B. Benaiah
    C. Josheb-basshebeth (2 Sam 23:8)
    D. Abishai

Paul

Paul served Christ as an apostle and missionary. He traveled extensively and was even imprisoned for his faith. Most notably, Paul wrote thirteen New Testament epistles, many of which begin with a friendly greeting to the believers he is addressing: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 1:3). Paul’s diligence in proclaiming Christ made a mark in the history of Christianity.

  1. Who restored Paul’s sight after the Lord blinded him?
    A. Peter
    B. Luke
    C. Ananias (Acts 9:17–18)
    D. Matthew
  2. How did Paul escape Damascus when the Jews were trying to kill him?
    A. He was let down from the city walls in a basket (Acts 9:25)
    B. An angel lifted him out
    C. An earthquake created the means of escape
    D. Silas came to his rescue
  3. Where was Paul stoned?
    A. Melita
    B. Damascus
    C. Galilee
    D. Lystra (Acts 14:19)
  4. Where was an altar erected “to the unknown God”?
    A. Athens (Acts 17:22–23)
    B. Capernaum
    C. Thessalonica
    D. Jericho
  5. What Athenian judge was converted under Paul’s preaching?
    A. Eunice
    B. Candace
    C. Eubulus
    D. Dionysius (Acts 17:34)
  6. What was Paul’s occupation? 
    A. Carpentry
    B. Tentmaking (Acts 18:3)
    C. Stonemasonry
    D. Fishing
  7. Prior to raising Eutychus from the dead, Paul preached a lengthy sermon. At what hour did he end his sermon?
    A. Early morning
    B. Mid afternoon
    C. Late evening
    D. Midnight (Acts 20:7)
  8. What does Paul say is the fulfillment of the law? 
    A. Righteousness
    B. Patience
    C. Faith
    D. Love (Rom 13:10)

Children of Israel

Now that we’ve taken a closer look at some well-known Bible characters, let’s delve into several trivia questions about the children of Israel, God’s chosen people. The Israelites faced highs and lows, victory and defeat, freedom and oppression, yet God remained faithful to sustain them as his own possession.

  1. What was the total number of the children of Israel that went down to Egypt? 
    A. 1000
    B. 70 (Gen 46:27)
    C. 53
    D. 560
  2. How long were the children of Israel in Egypt?
    A. 150 years
    B. 40 years
    C. 215 years
    D. 666 years
  3. How were the children of Israel guided in their forty years of wandering in the wilderness?
    A. By a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night (Exod 13:21)
    B. By the voice of God
    C. By Moses
    D. By Aaron’s rod
  4. How long did the children of Israel journey in the wilderness of Shur before they found water?
    A. 5 days
    B. 15 days
    C. 3 days (Exod 15:22)
    D. 7 days
  5. Upon what mountain was Israel cursed for disobedience?
    A. Mount Moriah
    B. Mount Zion
    C. Mount Carmel
    D. Mount Ebal (Deut 27:13)
  6. By whom were the children of Israel carried captive into Assyria?
    A. Nebuchadnezzar
    B. Tiglathpileser (2 Kgs 15:29)
    C. Darius
    D. Ahaz
  7. How long were the children of Israel in captivity?
    A. 70 years (Jer 25:11)
    B. 49 years
    C. 59 years
    D. 100 years

Kings

Though the power of earthly kings does not compare to that of Christ, God uses kings to provide rule and authority over his creation. Daniel 2:21 says: “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” 

In the Old Testament, God’s people experienced the rule of both good and evil kings. Read on to understand the progression of authority among the kings of Israel and Judah. 

  1. What were Solomon’s other names?
    A. Jedediah and Lemuel (2 Sam 12:25; Prov 31:1)
    B. Joab and Lemuel
    C. Jedediah and Joab
    D. Lemuel and Jeremiah
  2. What king was guilty of idolatry in making two golden calves and commanding the people to worship them?
    A. Jeroboam (1 Kgs 12:28)
    B. Jehu
    C. Joktan
    D. Joram
  3. Who was the most wicked king of Israel?
    A. Ahab (1 Kgs 21:25)
    B. Abimelech
    C. Manasseh
    D. Menahem
  4. What two kings disguised themselves before going into battle, and were both slain by archers?
    A. Ahab and Zedekiah
    B. Enosh and Zedekiah
    C. Japeth and Josiah
    D. Ahab and Josiah (1 Kings 22:34; 2 Chron 35:22)
  5. What king was killed by his own sons?
    A. Manasseh
    B. Sennacherib (2 Kgs 19:36)
    C. Ahaz
    D. Jotham
  6. What king of Judah was overtaken by an invading army and had his eyes put out?
    A. Zedekiah (2 Kgs 25:7)
    B. Jehoram
    C. Abijah
    D. Rehoboam
  7. What king’s name meant peaceable?
    A. Manasseh
    B. Josiah
    C. Solomon (1 Chron 22:9)
    D. David
  8. Who was made king of Judah at seven years of age after having been hidden for six years?
    A. Jehoshaphat
    B. Hosea
    C. Joash (2 Chron 23:11)
    D. Ahaz
  9. What king did God smite with leprosy?
    A. Athaliah
    B. Jehoram
    C. Amaziah
    D. Uzziah (2 Chron 26:19)
  10. What king of Israel followed heathen practices by burning his children in the fire?
    A. Abimelech
    B. Ahab
    C. Menahem
    D. Ahaz (2 Chron 28:3)
  11. What king was on the throne of Judah when he was only eight years old?
    A. Adonibezek
    B. Jehoiachin (2 Chron 36:9)
    C. Joash
    D. David
  12. What was the name of the king of Judah who had his eyes put out and then was imprisoned for life?
    A. Zedekiah (Jer 52:11)
    B. Absalom
    C. Jehoshaphat
    D. Abimelech

Prophets

Scripture not only tells of kings, but it also tells of prophets—those whom God appoints to be his mouthpieces on earth. At times prophets shared prophecies that were devastating, such as the interpretation of dreams foretelling unfortunate events. At other times they shared exciting news, such as the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  1. What was the first prophecy?
    A. The end of the age
    B. The victory over Satan of the seed of the woman (Gen 3:15)
    C. The second coming of Christ
    D. The destruction of the temple
  2. What aged prophet’s hands were upheld by two persons and caused the armies of Israel to be victorious?
    A. Elisha
    B. Elijah
    C. Moses (Exod 17:12)
    D. Hosea
  3. What prophet foretold the result of the ten tribes of Israel?
    A. Isaiah
    B. Nahum
    C. Ahijah (1 Kgs 11:29)
    D. Nehemiah
  4. Who prophesied that Judah should be carried captive into Babylon?
    A. Zechariah
    B. Nahum
    C. Jeremiah (Jer 20:4)
    D. Haggai
  5. Which of the prophets was carried captive to Babylon?
    A. Ezekiel (Ezek 1:1)
    B. Malachi
    C. Nehemiah
    D. Zechariah
  6. What prophet was suspended between earth and heaven by a lock of his hair?
    A. Daniel
    B. Ezekiel (Ezek 8:3)
    C. Joel
    D. Elisha
  7. What prophet was sent as a missionary to the Ninevites?
    A. Jonah (Jonah 1:1–2)
    B. Paul
    C. Elon
    D. Malachi
  8. The destruction of Nineveh was the fulfillment of whose prophecy?
    A. The prophet Jonah
    B. The prophet Isaiah
    C. The prophet Daniel
    D. The prophet Nahum (Nah 3)

Jesus and His Disciples

Jesus appointed twelve men to be his disciples during his earthly ministry. These men would walk alongside him throughout his life—to his crucifixion and eventually his ascension to heaven. His disciples were far from perfect, yet all but one demonstrated faithful devotion to our Savior.

  1. What was our Savior’s last command to his disciples?
    A. Help widows and orphans
    B. Love others
    C. Make disciples of all the nations and baptize them (Matt 28:19)
    D. Honor the Sabbath
  2. Of whom did our Savior say, “I will make you fishers of men?”
    A. Of Matthew, Peter, and Simeon
    B. Of Simeon, Peter, and Andrew (Mark 1:17)
    C. Of James, Peter, and Andrew
    D. Of Thomas, Matthew, and Peter
  3. What two distinct promises did our Savior make to his disciples when he was about to leave them?
    A. The gift in heaven and his return
    B. The salvation of their souls and the gift of the Comforter
    C. The riches of the world and a place in heaven
    D. The gift of the Comforter and his own personal return (John 12:16, 19, 22, 28)
  4. Which apostle told Christ he had left all to follow him?
    A. Matthew
    B. James
    C. John
    D. Peter (John 13:37)
  5. Who took Judas’s place among the twelve?
    A. Matthias (Acts 1:23)
    B. Stephen
    C. Jude
    D. Paul
  6. Which of the apostles first suffered martyrdom?
    A. Andrew
    B. Thomas
    C. James (Acts 12:2)
    D. Paul

Who God Is

The vastness of God is so great that it is impossible for us to fully grasp the depths of who he is. Though our Savior is currently preparing a place for us (John 14:2), he came down to earth in human form so that he could fulfill the requirements of the law and take the penalty for our sins. While on earth, he experienced human emotion and came face to face with the same challenges we do, yet without sin.

  1. What were the first words God spoke to man?
    A. Rule the earth
    B. Fill the earth
    C. Be fruitful and multiply (Gen 1:28)
    D. Love your neighbor
  2. What is the meaning of Jehovah Shammah?
    A. Jehova is there (Ezek 48:35)
    B. Jehova is here
    C. Jehova is near
    D. Jehova is with us
  3. How did God manifest his presence at the dedication of the temple?
    A. Fire came down from heaven (2 Chron 7:1)
    B. A cloud came from heaven
    C. Rain came from heaven
    D. A thunder came from heaven
  4. On what three occasions are we expressly told that Jesus wept?
    A. In Gethsemane and twice in Bethlehem
    B. Over Jerusalem and twice in Nazareth
    C. At the grave of Lazarus, over Jerusalem, and in Gethsemane (John 11:33; Luke 19:41; Heb 5:7)
    D. At the grave of Lazarus, over Jerusalem, and in Bethlehem
  5. Quote the first and last words of our Savior while on earth?
    A. “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”; and, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
    B. “Why were you searching for me? Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”; and, “It is finished” (Luke 2:49; John 19:30).
    C. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”; and, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit”
    D. “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”; and, “It is finished.”
  6. With whom did our Savior spend his last Sabbath?
    A. The apostles
    B. Peter, James, and John
    C. Simon the leper (Matt 26:6)
    D. Mark and Luke
  7. Who is called the light of the world?
    A. Moses
    B. Jesus (John 8:12; 12:46)
    C. John
    D. Abraham
  8. What was the first miracle performed by Christ?
    A. Healing of the blind man
    B. Feeding of the five thousand
    C. Water turned to wine (John 2:1)
    D. Jesus waking on water

Fruit of Faith

What does it mean to live out your faith? Most foundationally, it means that you ought to honor and glorify God with your life since, as believers, Christ calls us to take up our crosses and follow him (Mark 8:34). Prayer, confession, and commitment to honor the Sabbath also demonstrate evidence of true faith. And, some have even lived out their faith to the greatest extreme, standing up for Christ and losing their lives for doing so. 

  1. When was the Sabbath first instituted, and by whom was it observed?
    A. By Noah, after the flood
    B. By God, after creation (Gen 2:2–3)
    C. By Adam, in the garden of Eden
    D. By Moses, at the giving of the ten commandments
  2. Who made the first confession to the Lord, as recorded in the Bible?
    A. Abram
    B. Jacob (Gen 32:9)
    C. Adam
    D. Moses
  3. Who delivered Israel by killing 600 Philistines with an ox goad?
    A. David
    B. Jonathan
    C. Shamgar (Judg 3:31)
    D. Samson
  4. Who was the first recorded person raised from death to life?
    A. Tabitha
    B. Jesus
    C. Lazarus
    D. The son of Zarephath’s daughter (1 Kgs 17:21)
  5. Who partook of a meal prepared by an angel, and was sustained forty days and nights while in the mountain?
    A. Manoah
    B. Joseph
    C. Elijah (1 Kgs 19:8–9)
    D. Moses
  6. What is the whole duty of man, according to the Scriptures?
    A. Be fruitful and multiply
    B. Love enemies
    C. Take care of the earth
    D. Fear God and keep his commandments (Eccl 12:13)
  7. Which three men, in different periods, stood almost alone in their godliness, among a crooked and perverse generation?
    A. Abraham, Daniel, and Job
    B. Joseph, Jacob, and Daniel
    C. Jacob, Noah, and Joseph
    D. Noah, Daniel, and Job (Ezek 14:14)
  8. Who beheld a vision in the valley of dry bones?
    A. Jeremiah
    B. Ezekiel (Ezek 37)
    C. Joseph
    D. Daniel
  9. Who was compelled to bear the cross of Christ to the place of crucifixion?
    A. Joseph
    B. John
    C. Peter
    D. Simon (Mark 15:21)
  10. What woman continued in prayer day and night in the temple?
    A. Drusilla
    B. Mary
    C. Anna (Luke 2:36)
    D. Lydia
  11. Who was the first Christian martyr?
    A. Stephen (Acts 7:58)
    B. Peter
    C. John
    D. Paul

Punishments, Consequences, and Unfortunate Events

Sin makes bad things happen in this world. There are many instances throughout Scripture where various people make sinful decisions and face the negative results of those decisions. At other times, God sends consequences to remind his people who they should be living for. 

  1. Who lost their lives for using “strange” fire? 
    A. Nadab and Abihu (Lev 9:24; 10:1–2)
    B. Jacob and Esau
    C. Ahab and Zedekiah
    D. Sisera and Barek
  2. What man of Israel was stoned for blaspheming God?
    A. The son of Isaac
    B. Methuselah
    C. The son of Shelomith (Lev 24:10–11)
    D. Kenan
  3. Which three men were swallowed alive in a pit?
    A. Korah, Dathan, Hadad
    B. Jetur, Dathan, Abiram
    C. Korah, Dathan, Abiram (Num 26:9–10)
    D. Korah, Dathan, Rachab
  4. What tribe had no inheritance in the land of promise?
    A. Reubenites
    B. Levites (Deut 8:1, 5)
    C. Gadites
    D. Manassa
  5. Who was punished with death for touching the ark of God?
    A. Caleb
    B. Naaman
    C. Uzza (1 Chron 13:9, 13)
    D. Obed
  6. What woman upon the death of her son, the king of Judah, murdered her grandchildren and usurped the kingdom?
    A. Jezebel
    B. Rahab
    C. Athaliah (2 Chron 22:10)
    D. Anna
  7. What man, although warned, invited his murderer to a feast? 
    A. Jesse
    B. Gedaliah (Jer 40:14)
    C. Gideon
    D. Dan

Wars and Conflict

“The nations rage, the kingdoms totter” (Ps 46:6). In addition to the events mentioned above, wars and conflict have also been prevalent throughout history since sin entered the world. Despite the negative effects of conflict, we can often see God’s hand at work through even the hardest of circumstances. 

  1. What city was taken by stratagem and burned, with 12,000 women and children?
    A. Nineveh
    B. Thessalonica
    C. Ai (Josh 8:5, 25)
    D. Bethel
  2. How many Philistines did Samson slay with a jaw bone?
    A. 1,000 (Judg 15:15)
    B. 40
    C. 666
    D. 2,000
  3. What warrior fought so long and desperately that his hand was stuck to the hilt of his sword?
    A. Elijah
    B. Jabez
    C. Eleazar (2 Sam 23:10)
    D. Cush
  4. Who was in command of the largest army recorded in the Bible?
    A. Zedekiah
    B. Ahab
    C. Asa (2 Chron 14:9): This comprised 300,000 men from Judah and 280,000 men from Benjamin.
    D. Amon

Promise and Privilege 

Throughout Scripture, there are many times when God makes promises to a particular person or group of people. God’s promises often consist of privilege and blessing, and he never fails to keep the commitments he makes.

  1. To whom did God promise that his children should be in numbers as the stars in heaven?
    A. Abraham (Gen 15:5)
    B. Jacob
    C. Moses
    D. Jethro
  2. Of which person who was not of Abraham’s seed did God say, “I will make him a great nation?”
    A. Zelophehad
    B. Ishmael (Gen 17:20)
    C. Esau
    D. Caleb
  3. What were the three major promises God gave to Abraham?
    A. Wealth, blessing, and the stars of heaven
    B. Seed, land, and blessing (Gen 12:1–3; 15:5–7; 17:2–8)
    C. Blessing, health, and birthright
    D. Priesthood, wealth, and health

Fun Facts 

Even the random facts of the Bible are worth reading and knowing.

  1. What was the garden of Eden guarded with to prevent future access to the tree of life?
    A. A pillar of fire
    B. A cherubim and a flaming sword (Gen 3:24)
    C. A giant wall
    D. Leviathan
  2. What is the first city mentioned in the Bible?
    A. Babylon
    B. Nineveh
    C. Enoch (Gen 4:17)
    D. Sodom
  3. What is the name of the city to which Lot escaped at the destruction of Sodom?
    A. Golon
    B. Zoar (Gen 19:23)
    C. Silo
    D. Cabul
  4. How many cities were given to the Levites for their use?
    A. 56
    B. 48 (Josh 21:11)
    C. 34
    D. 99
  5. Which two men hid in a well to save their lives?
    A. Jonathan and Ahimaaz (2 Sam 17:17–19)
    B. Gideon and Phurah
    C. Saul and Jonathan
    D. David and Jonathan
  6. What queen of Bible times is described by the epithet “that wicked woman”?
    A. Lydia
    B. Esther
    C. Athaliah (2 Chron 24:7)
    D. Jezebel
  7. What book of the Bible was written without explicitly mentioning the name of God?
    A. Songs of Solomon
    B. Esther
    C. Ruth
    D. Haggai
  8. What other nation besides Israel is to be scattered to every people?
    A. Egypt
    B. Lebanon
    C. Syria
    D. Elam (Jer 49:36)
  9. Who was the first Christian convert in Europe?
    A. Lydia (Acts 16:14)
    B. Phoebe
    C. Priscilla
    D. Salome
  10. Where will the great feast of the marriage supper of the Lamb be spread?
    A. Earth
    B. Garden of Eden
    C. Bosom of Abraham
    D. Heaven (Rev 12:9)

Congratulations, you did it! You’ve completed a hundred Bible trivia questions. Now you know that Noah’s ark was made of gopher wood, that Paul preached a sermon until midnight, and that the Levites had no inheritance in the promised land. And, since your own knowledge has been tested, hopefully you can share this list with others. The better you know God’s Word, the better you will be able to grow your relationship with your Savior—even the details.

Keep reading and savoring Scripture; you certainly won’t regret it. Your walk with the Lord will only become more abundant from doing so.

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Katie French is a biblical counseling graduate student at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, and enjoys writing about biblical truths.

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