Bible Quiz on Acts Chapter 15-28

The Ultimate Bible quiz on Acts Chapter 15-28 with Answers (50 Questions)

This Bible Quiz on Acts Chapter 15-28 with answers features 50 thought-provoking questions carefully crafted to cover the last fourteen the chapters in the book of Acts.

Each question is followed by five possible answers, giving you ample opportunity to challenge your knowledge and understanding of this book of Acts chapter 15-28.

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Bible Quiz on Acts Chapter 15-28

50 Questions on Acts Chapter 15-28 with Answers

Question 1: At the Jerusalem Council, what was NOT one of the requirements agreed upon for Gentile believers?

A. Abstain from food polluted by idols
B. Abstain from sexual immorality
C. Abstain from eating blood
D. Abstain from eating meat of strangled animals
E. Offer sacrifices in the Temple twice yearly

Answer: E. Offer sacrifices in the Temple twice yearly

Explanation: Acts 15:28-29 makes it clear that Gentile believers were to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual immorality. There is no mention of them needing to offer sacrifices in the Temple.

Question 2: What did Paul choose to do after his disagreement with Barnabas over John Mark?

A. He returned to Tarsus
B. He went to Jerusalem
C. He took Silas and departed
D. He retired from missionary journeys
E. He joined Peter on a mission to Antioch

Answer: C. He took Silas and departed

Explanation: In Acts 15:40, after Paul’s disagreement with Barnabas over John Mark’s accompanying them, Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God for his journey.

Question 3: Fill in the blank: “And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of __ met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying.”

A. Divination
B. Darkness
C. Illness
D. Confusion
E. Revelation

Answer: A. Divination

Explanation: Acts 16:16 specifies that the girl who met Paul and his companions was possessed with a spirit of divination, which allowed her to predict the future, benefiting her masters financially.

Question 4: In Acts chapter 17, on which day did Paul reason with the Jews in the synagogue at Thessalonica?

A. The first day of the week
B. The seventh day of the week
C. The third day of the week
D. The fifth day of the week
E. Daily

Answer: B. The seventh day of the week

Explanation: Acts 17:2 indicates that Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures.

Question 5: True or False: In Acts chapter 18, Apollos wanted to pass into Achaia, the disciples wrote exhorting the disciples to receive him.

A. True
B. False

Answer: A. True

Explanation: Acts 18:27 confirms that when Apollos was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him.

Question 6: What was the occupation of Aquila and Priscilla?

A. Tentmakers
B. Shepherds
C. Fishermen
D. Scribes
E. Silversmiths

Answer: A. Tentmakers

Explanation: Acts 18:3 says that Paul stayed with Aquila and Priscilla, who were of the same craft; they were tentmakers.

Question 7: How many men did the Holy Ghost fall on while Paul was at Ephesus?

A. Twelve
B. Seven
C. Ten
D. Fifty
E. One hundred

Answer: A. Twelve

Explanation: Acts 19:7 notes that there were about twelve men in total on whom the Holy Ghost fell while Paul was laying his hands upon them at Ephesus.

Question 8: In Acts chapter 20, who fell asleep as Paul preached and fell down from the third loft?

A. Eutychus
B. Alexander
C. Gaius
D. Sopater
E. Trophimus

Answer: A. Eutychus

Explanation: Acts 20:9 narrates the incident of a young man named Eutychus, who fell asleep while Paul was preaching and then fell down from the third loft and was taken up dead.

Question 9: Except the phrase “I must also see Rome,” which of the following did Paul NOT say in his speech at Miletus?

A. The Holy Ghost witnesses in every city
B. Bonds and afflictions abide me
C. None of these things move me
D. I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel
E. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith

Answer: E. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith

Explanation: In Acts 20:22-24, Paul does mention that the Holy Ghost has witnessed to him that in every city, bonds and afflictions await him, but he does not mention finishing his course or keeping the faith. That phrase is from 2 Timothy 4:7, where Paul reflects on his life as he nears his end.

Question 10: Select all that apply: Which of the following items did Paul say he had not coveted?

A. Silver
B. Gold
C. Apparel
D. Houses
E. Land

Answer: A. Silver, B. Gold, C. Apparel

Explanation: Acts 20:33 shows Paul stating he has not coveted anyone’s silver, gold, or apparel, illustrating his commitment to serving without material greed.

Question 11: What was the name of the old prophet who prophesied that Paul would be bound by the Jews in Jerusalem?

A. Ananias
B. Agabus
C. Philip
D. Nahum
E. Manaen

Answer: B. Agabus

Explanation: Acts 21:10-11 introduces Agabus, a prophet who came down from Judea to visit Paul and his companions. He took Paul’s belt, bound his own hands and feet, and prophesied that the Jews at Jerusalem would bind the owner of the belt in the same way.

Question 12: During Paul’s arrest in the temple, what did the crowd suppose that Paul had done?

A. Preached against Moses
B. Stolen from the treasury
C. Brought Greeks into the temple
D. Desecrated the Holy of Holies
E. Overthrown Roman rule

Answer: C. Brought Greeks into the temple

Explanation: Acts 21:29 details that the crowd assumed Paul had brought Greeks into the temple and defiled the holy place because they had previously seen him in the city with Trophimus, an Ephesian.

Question 13: Fill in the blanks: When speaking to the people in Hebrew, Paul identifies himself as “a Jew, born in _ of , but brought up in this city at the feet of ___.”

A. Jerusalem, Judea, Gamaliel
B. Tarsus, Cilicia, Gamaliel
C. Bethany, Galilee, Caiaphas
D. Nazareth, Samaria, Annas
E. Bethlehem, Judah, Hillel

Answer: B. Tarsus, Cilicia, Gamaliel

Explanation: In Acts 22:3, Paul introduces himself to the crowd after his arrest, stating that he is a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, and educated in Jerusalem under Gamaliel.

Question 14: True or False: According to Paul’s defense before the council, he received letters from the high priest to bring bound unto Jerusalem those of the Way found in Damascus.

A. True
B. False

Answer: A. True

Explanation: Acts 22:5 confirms that Paul received letters from the high priest to the synagogues at Damascus, authorizing him to bring any followers of the Way, bound unto Jerusalem.

Question 15: Which group in the council stood up in defense of Paul, claiming they had found no evil in him?

A. Pharisees
B. Sadducees
C. Essenes
D. Herodians
E. Zealots

Answer: A. Pharisees

Explanation: Acts 23:6-9 describes how the Pharisees defended Paul, saying they found no fault in him. They even suggested that perhaps a spirit or an angel had spoken to him, challenging the Sadducees who say there is no resurrection.

Question 16: How many men took a vow to not eat or drink until they had killed Paul?

A. More than 40
B. 12
C. 30
D. 3
E. More than70

Answer: A. More than 40

Explanation: Acts 23:12-13 reveals that more than forty men had made a conspiracy and taken a vow that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.

Question 17: To whom did Paul’s sister’s son reveal the plot to kill Paul?

A. Paul
B. The chief captain
C. The high priest
D. Barnabas
E. Peter

Answer: B. The chief captain

Explanation: Acts 23:16 tells us that Paul’s sister’s son heard of their ambush and went into the castle to inform the chief captain of the plot against Paul.

Question 18: Who was the chief captain that Paul’s nephew spoke to regarding the plot against Paul?

A. Lysias
B. Felix
C. Festus
D. Herod Agrippa
E. Pontius Pilate

Answer: A. Lysias

Explanation: In Acts 23:22-24, the chief captain Lysias is informed of the plot by Paul’s nephew. Lysias then arranges for Paul to be taken to Felix the governor.

Question 19: In Acts chapter 24, Paul is accused before the governor Felix by a lawyer named Tertullus. Which of the following is NOT an accusation made against Paul?

A. Pestilent fellow
B. Mover of sedition among Jews
C. Profaner of the temple
D. Thief
E. Ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes

Answer: D. Thief

Explanation: In Acts 24:1-5, Tertullus accuses Paul of being a troublemaker (pestilent fellow), stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world, being a ringleader of the Nazarene sect, and even trying to desecrate the temple. There is no accusation of theft.

Question 20: How many years did Felix leave Paul bound?

A. Two
B. One
C. Five
D. Three
E. He immediately released him

Answer: A. Two

Explanation: Acts 24:27 notes that Felix left Paul bound for two years before Porcius Festus succeeded Felix as governor.

Question 21: Who succeeded Felix as governor and to whom Paul stated his case?

A. Festus
B. Agrippa
C. Drusilla
D. Gallio
E. Tiberius

Answer: A. Festus

Explanation: Acts 24:27 mentions that after Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, Paul had to state his case before the new governor.

Question 22: Fill in the blanks: “King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, _ thou persuadest me to be a _.”

A. Almost; Christian
B. Surely; believer
C. Indeed; disciple
D. Quickly; follower
E. Verily; proselyte

Answer: A. Almost; Christian

Explanation: Acts 26:27-28 records Paul’s address to King Agrippa, where he questions Agrippa’s belief in the prophets. Agrippa’s response indicates that Paul’s argument is persuasive.

Question 23: True or False: Before King Agrippa, Paul pleaded that he should be released because he had done nothing against the Jewish law, the temple, or Caesar.

A. True
B. False

Answer: A. True

Explanation: Acts 25:8 gives account of Paul’s defense before Festus, asserting that he had not offended in anything against the Jewish law, the temple, nor Caesar.

Question 24: Who said, “This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar”?

A. Festus
B. Agrippa
C. Bernice
D. Lysias
E. Ananias

Answer: B. Agrippa

Explanation: In Acts 26:32, Agrippa expresses to Festus that Paul could have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar.

Question 25: How did Paul describe the Jews’ response to his preaching that the Christ should suffer, die, and be the first to rise from the dead?

A. Accepting and faithful
B. Doubtful and curious
C. Ignorant and dismissive
D. Contradicting and blasphemous
E. As one speaking against the law

Answer: D. Contradicting and blasphemous

Explanation: Acts 26:9-11 describes Paul’s recounting of his past when he was vehemently against those who followed Jesus, affirming his role in persecuting them. In Acts 13:45, it’s mentioned that when Paul and Barnabas preached, the Jews contradicted and blasphemed.

Question 26: According to Acts chapter 27, who advised that the ship should not set sail from Crete because of the fast?

A. Paul
B. Luke
C. The shipmaster
D. The owner of the ship
E. The centurion

Answer: A. Paul

Explanation: Acts 27:9-10 mentions Paul’s advice against sailing after the fast was already past, predicting that the voyage would be with hurt and much damage.

Question 27: Which phenomenon is described as “neither sun nor stars in many days appeared” during Paul’s journey to Rome?

A. A great tempest named Euroclydon
B. The day of darkness
C. A solar eclipse
D. An overcast sky
E. A dust storm

Answer: A. A great tempest named Euroclydon

Explanation: Acts 27:20 refers to the many days where the sailors didn’t see the sun or stars as they were caught in a storm called Euroclydon, which made navigation and hope of being saved very difficult.

Question 28: On what did the ship run aground when it was wrecked in Acts chapter 27?

A. A reef of sharp rocks
B. A sandbar
C. The shore of an island
D. A hidden shoal
E. The coast of Malta

Answer: B. A sandbar

Explanation: Acts 27:41 specifies that the ship ran aground on a certain island’s sandbar, where the front of the ship stuck fast and remained immovable while the stern was broken by the violence of the waves.

Question 29: Select all that apply: Which of the following events occurred on the island of Melita (Malta) after the shipwreck?

A. Paul was bitten by a viper
B. Paul healed the father of Publius
C. The natives showed them no kindness
D. They kindled a fire and were welcomed
E. An angel appeared to Paul again

Answer: A. Paul was bitten by a viper, B. Paul healed the father of Publius, D. They kindled a fire and were welcomed

Explanation: Acts 28:1-9 describes how the natives showed unusual kindness by kindling a fire, Paul was bitten by a viper but suffered no harm, and he healed the father of Publius and others who had diseases on the island.

Question 30: In Acts chapter 28, to whom does “they” refer in “they who dwelt at the chief man of the island’s estate”?

A. The chief man’s servants
B. The shipwreck survivors
C. Paul and his companions
D. The native people of Malta
E. The Roman soldiers

Answer: C. Paul and his companions

Explanation: Acts 28:7 indicates that “they” refers to Paul and those with him, who were received and lodged courteously by the chief man of the island, named Publius, for three days.

Question 31: What happened to the viper that latched onto Paul’s hand on the island of Malta?

A. It fell off into the fire and Paul felt no harm.
B. It was killed by the islanders.
C. It caused Paul to fall ill, but he recovered.
D. It was a sign of divine judgment to the natives.
E. Paul commanded it to depart in the name of Jesus.

Answer: A. It fell off into the fire and Paul felt no harm.

Explanation: Acts 28:5 details that the viper, after fastening onto Paul’s hand, was shaken off by Paul into the fire, and he suffered no harm, which amazed the islanders.

Question 32: Upon their arrival in Rome, with whom did Paul first meet?

A. The Jewish leaders
B. The Roman Senate
C. The Emperor
D. The chief of the guards
E. The brethren

Answer: E. The brethren

Explanation: Acts 28:14-15 records that Paul and his companions were met by brethren who had heard of their coming and had come to meet them as far as Appii forum and The three taverns.

Question 33: What was Paul’s living situation during his first two years in Rome?

A. He lived in a rented house.
B. He was confined in the Mamertine Prison.
C. He resided within the barracks of the Praetorian Guard.
D. He was housed in Caesar’s household.
E. He stayed in the home of a Roman believer.

Answer: A. He lived in a rented house.

Explanation: Acts 28:30 mentions that Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, where he received all who came to him.

Question 34: Who did Paul call upon first when he arrived in Rome?

A. The chief Jews
B. The Roman Christians
C. The centurion who guarded him
D. The Greek community
E. The followers of John the Baptist

Answer: A. The chief Jews

Explanation: Acts 28:17 tells us that after three days in Rome, Paul called the chief of the Jews together to explain his situation, as he had nothing against his people or the customs of the ancestors.

Question 35: Fill in the blanks: “For the hope of _ shall not see death, said he, nor his _ shall see corruption.”

A. Israel; flesh
B. David; body
C. Abraham; seed
D. The prophets; descendants
E. The righteous; kin

Answer: B. David; body

Explanation: Acts 13:36-37 elaborates on Paul’s preaching about David, that he served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption, but he whom God raised again, saw no corruption.

Question 36: True or False: Paul declared to the Jews in Rome that the Holy Ghost was right in saying to their fathers through Isaiah the prophet that they would hear but not understand.

A. True
B. False

Answer: A. True

Explanation: Acts 28:25-27 references Paul’s parting words to the Jewish leaders in Rome, quoting Isaiah the prophet (Isaiah 6:9-10) as he spoke by the Holy Ghost to their fathers, saying that they would hear and not understand, and see and not perceive.

Question 37: To what group of people did Paul declare that the salvation of God was sent after his meeting with the Jews in Rome?

A. The Gentiles
B. The Samaritans
C. The Romans
D. The Greeks
E. The Galatians

Answer: A. The Gentiles

Explanation: Acts 28:28 records Paul’s statement that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and they will hear it, this was after his meeting with the Jewish leaders yielded mixed results.

Question 38: In Acts 27, when the ship Paul was on was caught in a storm, how many days did they spend without food before Paul urged everyone to eat?

A. Fourteen
B. Seven
C. Three
D. Twenty-one
E. Ten

Answer: A. Fourteen

Explanation: Acts 27:33 describes the moment before the ship was to be run aground, Paul implored all to take food, stating they had continued fasting for fourteen days.

Question 39: Which group of people were said to have examined the scriptures daily to determine if what Paul preached was true?

A. The Bereans
B. The Ephesians
C. The Corinthians
D. The Thessalonians
E. The Athenians

Answer: A. The Bereans

Explanation: Acts 17:11 praises the Bereans for being more noble than those in Thessalonica because they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily to verify Paul’s teachings.

Question 40: In Acts chapter 15, what did James suggest should not be troubled to those who from among the Gentiles turned to God?

A. With excessive doctrinal teachings
B. With visions and prophecies
C. With laws of tithing and offerings
D. With things offered to idols, and blood
E. With circumcision and the custom of Moses

Answer: D. With things offered to idols, and blood

Explanation: Acts 15:19-20 recounts James’s counsel during the Jerusalem Council, suggesting that Gentiles who turn to God should not be troubled, except they should abstain from pollutions of idols, from fornication, from things strangled, and from blood.

Question 41: During Paul’s journey to Rome, who said, “Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage”?

A. Paul
B. The shipmaster
C. The centurion
D. The owner of the ship
E. Luke

Answer: A. Paul

Explanation: Acts 27:10 recounts Paul’s warning to the centurion and the ship’s company that the proposed voyage would result in loss and much damage, not only to the cargo and ship but also to their lives.

Question 42: What was the occupation of Aquila, with whom Paul stayed and worked in Corinth?

A. Tentmaker
B. Fisherman
C. Carpenter
D. Blacksmith
E. Scribe

Answer: A. Tentmaker

Explanation: Acts 18:3 notes that Paul stayed with Aquila and his wife Priscilla, who were tentmakers by trade, which was also Paul’s own occupation, and he worked with them.

Question 43: What did Paul do immediately after he perceived that the vessel would not bear up into the wind during the storm?

A. He fasted and prayed.
B. He gave a speech to encourage the crew.
C. They lowered the gear and were driven along.
D. He took bread, gave thanks, and ate.
E. He appealed to sail to Phoenix.

Answer: C. They lowered the gear and were driven along.

Explanation: Acts 27:15-17 describes how the ship, caught by the storm and unable to face the wind, gave way to it and were driven along, after securing the ship’s lifeboat and undergirding the ship.

Question 44: Who was the high priest that ordered those who stood by Paul to smite him on the mouth during his trial before the council?

A. Ananias
B. Caiaphas
C. Gamaliel
D. Alexander
E. Eli

Answer: A. Ananias

Explanation: Acts 23:2 tells of Ananias the high priest commanding those who stood by Paul to strike him on the mouth during his defense before the council.

Question 45: In Acts chapter 19, who are referred to as “certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists” that took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus?

A. The sons of Sceva
B. The seven deacons
C. The brothers of John the Baptist
D. The followers of Simon the sorcerer
E. The disciples of Apollos

Answer: A. The sons of Sceva

Explanation: Acts 19:13-14 specifically names the sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, who attempted to use the name of Jesus in their exorcism practice.

Question 46: What did the Ephesian silversmiths make that brought them no small gain, which they feared would be discredited by Paul’s preaching?

A. Idols of Diana
B. Silver shrines for Diana
C. Silver coins with Caesar’s image
D. Weapons for the Roman army
E. Ornaments for the temple of Zeus

Answer: B. Silver shrines for Diana

Explanation: Acts 19:24-27 describes the concern of Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver shrines for Diana, that Paul’s preaching could discredit their trade and the temple of the great goddess Diana would be despised.

Question 47: Who fell down from the third loft and was taken up dead while Paul was preaching until midnight in Troas?

A. Eutychus
B. Timothy
C. Tychicus
D. Stephanas
E. Gaius

Answer: A. Eutychus

Explanation: Acts 20:9-10 narrates the incident of a young man named Eutychus, who fell asleep and fell down from the third loft during Paul’s long preaching, and was taken up dead but later revived by Paul.

Question 48: Who said, “The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth”?

A. Jesus Christ
B. Ananias of Damascus
C. Barnabas
D. Gamaliel
E. Peter

Answer: B. Ananias of Damascus

Explanation: Acts 22:14 recounts the words of Ananias to Paul in Damascus, stating that God had chosen Paul to know His will, see the Just One (Jesus Christ), and hear His voice.


49: In Acts chapter 16, who did Paul command to come out of a certain damsel, after many days of being followed and annoyed by her?
A. A spirit of divination
B. A spirit of infirmity
C. An unclean spirit
D. A deceiving spirit
E. A spirit of bondage

Answer: A. A spirit of divination

Explanation: Acts 16:16-18 describes a girl with a spirit of divination who earned money for her masters by fortune-telling. After many days, Paul, being grieved, turned and commanded the spirit to come out of her.

Question 50: What did Paul do on the first day of the week when the disciples came together to break bread, in Troas?

A. He preached until dawn.
B. He performed a baptism.
C. He healed the sick.
D. He broke bread and prayed.
E. He discussed the law of Moses.

Answer: A. He preached until dawn.

Explanation: Acts 20:7 details that on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached to them, ready to depart on the morrow, and continued his speech until midnight.

Please note that the verses mentioned in the explanations are from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible.

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