Questions From Genesis To Deuteronomy

Bible Quiz Questions from Genesis to Deuteronomy with Answers

This Bible Quiz Questions from Genesis to Deuteronomy with answers features 30 thought-provoking questions carefully crafted to cover these first five books of the Bible.

Each question is followed by five possible answers, giving you ample opportunity to challenge your knowledge and understanding of these books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy.

All right, let’s dive into the deep waters of the first five books of the Bible.

The Book of Genesis summary by chapter
The Book of Deuteronomy summary by chapter

Bible Quiz Questions from Genesis to Deuteronomy with Answers

Here’s a comprehensive and challenging Bible quiz encompassing Genesis to Deuteronomy.

Question 1: What was the first thing that God called ‘good’ in Genesis?

a. The light
b. The firmament
c. Dry land
d. The seas
e. Vegetation

Answer: a. The light
Explanation: In Genesis 1:4, God sees the light that it was good, marking the first instance where God deems something as ‘good’ in the act of creation.

Question 2: Who was the oldest man recorded in the Bible and how old was he?

a. Noah – 950 years
b. Methuselah – 969 years
c. Adam – 930 years
d. Seth – 912 years
e. Jared – 962 years

Answer: b. Methuselah – 969 years
Explanation: According to Genesis 5:27, Methuselah lived for 969 years, making him the oldest person mentioned in the Bible.

Question 3: Fill in the blank: “And the LORD said unto __, Where art thou?” (Genesis 3:9)

a. Eve
b. Cain
c. Abel
d. Adam
e. Noah

Answer: d. Adam
Explanation: In Genesis 3:9, this question is directed towards Adam after he and Eve eat from the forbidden tree and realize their nakedness.

Question 4: Which of the following is NOT a plague that God inflicted upon Egypt in Exodus?

a. Water turned to blood
b. Frogs
c. Locusts
d. Thunderstorm of hail and fire
e. Burning boils

Answer: e. Burning boils
Explanation: While boils were indeed a plague (Exodus 9:8-12), they were not described as ‘burning’ in the biblical account.

Question 5: True or False: Aaron, the brother of Moses, made a golden spider for the Israelites.

a. True
b. False

Answer: b. False
Explanation: Aaron made a golden calf, not a spider, as an idol for the Israelites (Exodus 32:4).

Question 6: What was the name of Abraham’s second wife?

a. Sarah
b. Hagar
c. Keturah
d. Rebekah
e. Rachel

Answer: c. Keturah
Explanation: Genesis 25:1 states that Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

Question 7: Which of these foods did Esau sell his birthright for?

a. A pottage of lentils
b. A piece of bread and stew
c. A bowl of rice and beans
d. A plate of meat
e. A pot of barley

Answer: a. A pottage of lentils
Explanation: Genesis 25:34 specifies that Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a pottage of lentils.

Question 8: How many pairs of clean animals did God command Noah to take into the Ark?

a. One pair
b. Two pairs
c. Three pairs
d. Seven pairs
e. No clean animals were taken

Answer: d. Seven pairs
Explanation: In Genesis 7:2, God instructs Noah to take seven pairs of every clean animal.

Question 9: What did Joseph’s brothers do to deceive their father into thinking he was dead?

a. Showed him a torn coat
b. Brought back a bloodied robe
c. Told him a wild animal devoured Joseph
d. Showed a fake grave
e. Nothing, they told him the truth

Answer: b. Brought back a bloodied robe
Explanation: Genesis 37:31-33 describes how they dipped Joseph’s coat in goat’s blood to deceive their father.

Question 10: Who is the only female judge mentioned in the Book of Judges?

a. Deborah
b. Delilah
c. Jael
d. Ruth
e. Esther

Answer: a. Deborah
Explanation: Judges 4:4 identifies Deborah as a prophetess and the only female judge of Israel.

Question 11: According to Deuteronomy, what should not be yoked together with an ox when plowing?

a. A horse
b. An ass
c. A camel
d. A sheep
e. A goat

Answer: b. An ass
Explanation: Deuteronomy 22:10 advises against plowing with an ox and a donkey yoked together.

Question 12: Fill in the blank: “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the __ ascending and descending on it.” (Genesis 28:12)

a. spirits
b. doves
c. angels
d. stars
e. clouds

Answer: c. angels
Explanation: Genesis 28:12 describes Jacob’s dream where he saw angels ascending and descending on a ladder reaching to heaven.

Question 13: What was the fifth plague that struck Egypt?

a. Locusts
b. Boils
c. Death of the firstborn
d. Pestilence on livestock
e. Darkness

Answer: d. Pestilence on livestock
Explanation: According to Exodus 9:3, the fifth plague was a severe pestilence that affected the Egyptian livestock.

Question 14: How old was Moses when he died?

a. 120 years
b. 110 years
c. 130 years
d. 100 years
e. 90 years

Answer: a. 120 years
Explanation: Deuteronomy 34:7 states that Moses was 120 years old when he died.

Question 15: Select ALL that apply. Which of the following were specific instructions given to Noah about building the Ark?

a. Make it of gopher wood
b. Make rooms inside
c. Coat it with pitch inside and out
d. Build it 300 cubits long
e. Have a window 18 inches high

Answer: a. Make it of gopher wood, b. Make rooms inside, c. Coat it with pitch inside and out, d. Build it 300 cubits long
Explanation: Genesis 6:14-16 gives specific instructions about the construction of the Ark, including the material (gopher wood), rooms, coating with pitch, and dimensions. The window’s height is not specified in cubits or inches.

Question 16: Except for which son, did Jacob bless all his sons before his death?

a. Reuben
b. Simeon
c. Levi
d. Judah
e. Joseph

Answer: e. Joseph
Explanation: Jacob blessed all his sons in Genesis 49, but Joseph is not mentioned among them since he received a prior blessing (Genesis 48).

Question 17: Who was the only woman to have her age, death, and burial recorded in the Bible?

a. Eve
b. Sarah
c. Rebekah
d. Leah
e. Rachel

Answer: b. Sarah
Explanation: In Genesis 23:1-2, Sarah’s age at death (127 years), her death, and burial are recorded.

Question 18: True or False: The Tower of Babel was built before Noah’s flood.

a. True
b. False

Answer: b. False
Explanation: The Tower of Babel event occurred after Noah’s flood, as detailed in Genesis 11:1-9.

Question 19: In the Book of Exodus, what was the first thing that Moses’ rod turned into?

a. A snake
b. A flowering plant
c. A leprous hand
d. Water
e. Fire

Answer: a. A snake
Explanation: Exodus 4:3 describes how Moses’ rod turned into a snake when he cast it on the ground as a sign from God.

Question 20: Which book comes immediately after Genesis?

a. Exodus
b. Leviticus
c. Numbers
d. Deuteronomy
e. Joshua

Answer: a. Exodus
Explanation: Exodus is the second book of the Bible, following Genesis.

Question 21: Fill in the blank: “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an __ years.” (Genesis 6:3)

a. hundred
b. hundred and twenty
c. hundred and fifty
d. hundred and seventy
e. hundred and ninety

Answer: b. hundred and twenty
Explanation: Genesis 6:3 states that man’s days shall be a hundred and twenty years, referring to the lifespan God set for humans.

Question 22: How many sons did Jacob have?

a. 10
b. 11
c. 12
d. 13
e. 14

Answer: c. 12
Explanation: Jacob had 12 sons who became the progenitors of the twelve tribes of Israel (Genesis 35:22b-26).

Question 23: Which of the following is NOT one of the Ten Commandments?

a. You shall not steal
b. You shall not commit adultery
c. You shall have no other gods before me
d. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house
e. You shall keep the Sabbath holy

Answer: e. You shall keep the Sabbath holy
Explanation: While keeping the Sabbath holy is one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:8), the specific phrasing “You shall keep the Sabbath holy” is not listed among them.

Question 24: Who did God say would have a son at the age of ninety-nine?

a. Noah
b. Abraham
c. Isaac
d. Jacob
e. Joseph

Answer: b. Abraham
Explanation: God told Abraham he would have a son when he was ninety-nine years old (Genesis 17:1, 17:24).

Question 25: Which bird did Noah first send out from the Ark?

a. A raven
b. A dove
c. A sparrow
d. An eagle
e. A stork

Answer: a. A raven
Explanation: Genesis 8:7 mentions that Noah first sent out a raven from the Ark after the flood.

Question 26: According to Leviticus, which animal is a clean animal?

a. Camel
b. Hare
c. Pig
d. Lobster
e. Locust

Answer: e. Locust
Explanation: Leviticus 11:22 states that certain types of locusts are considered clean and may be eaten.

Question 27: In what form did God appear to Moses when he was called to lead the Israelites out of Egypt?

a. A burning bush
b. A cloud
c. A pillar of fire
d. A thundering voice
e. A whirlwind

Answer: a. A burning bush
Explanation: Exodus 3:2 describes God appearing to Moses in the form of a burning bush on Mount Horeb.

Question 28: True or False: The Israelites crossed the Red Sea before the ten plagues.

a. True
b. False

Answer: b. False
Explanation: The crossing of the Red Sea (Exodus 14) occurred after the ten plagues had been inflicted upon Egypt.

Question 29: How many days and nights did it rain during the time of Noah’s flood?

a. 40 days and 40 nights
b. 50 days and 50 nights
c. 100 days and 100 nights
d. 150 days and 150 nights
e. 30 days and 30 nights

Answer: a. 40 days and 40 nights
Explanation: Genesis 7:12 states that it rained for forty days and forty nights during the flood.

Question 30: Who was the high priest of Israel during the time of Moses?

a. Aaron
b. Eleazar
c. Melchizedek
d. Samuel
e. Eli

Answer: a. Aaron
Explanation: Aaron, the brother of Moses, was appointed as the first high priest of Israel (Exodus 28:1).

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