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Test Your Old Testament Bible Knowledge

Updated on September 18, 2020
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Lori Colbo loves to write about her Christian faith and the Bible to encourage and inspire others.


Welcome! Take the quizzes below and test your knowledge of the Old Testament. There is an Easy challenge section, Medium challenge section, and Expert challenge section. Some will be true or false questions, and others will be multiple choice. As there are so many differences as to how Bible scholars interpret the Bible, these answers are based on the general consensus. I tried to stay away from controversial issues. If you have a serious disagreement with an answer, feel free to comment. This is meant to be fun, so enjoy and have fun!

Easy Challenge Quiz

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1. How long did it take for God to create the heavens and the earth?
(2) 6 days, on the 7th day He rested (Genesis 1 - 2:2)
2. The first man created was?
(3) Adam (Gen. 3:20, 1 Cor. 15:45a)
3. Adam and Eve lived in?
(2) The Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:8)
4. Who tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit?
(2) The serpent who was Satan (Gen. 3:1-6)
5. True or False: Moses was born in Jerusalem
False. He was born in Egypt (See Exodus 1-2)
6. Which body of water did Moses part so that the Israelites could flee from the Egyptians?
(2) The Red Sea (Ex. 14:5-31)
7. True or False: There were 10 commandments on the stone tablets Moses brought down from the mountain
True. (Ex. 34:27-29)
8. True or False: David started as a shepherd and ended up king
True. Samuel anointed him king when he was a shepherd boy. He took office years later. (1Sam. 16:1-13)
9. True or False: Jonah built the ark
False. Noah built the ark (Gen. 6:9-22)
10. True or False: Daniel was thrown into a pit and sold into slavery
False. Daniel was thrown in the lions den (Daniel 6). Joseph was thrown into a pit and sold into slavery (Gen. 37).

Medium Challenge Quiz

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1. True or False: God covered Adam and Eve with fig leaves
False. He covered them with animal skins (Gen. 3:20)
2. True or False: Isaac and Rebekah played favorites with their two children
True. Jacob was Rebekah's favorite, Esau was Isaac's (Gen. 25:28).
3. True or False: Isaac was the only patriarch whose name wasn't changed
True. Abram was changed to Abraham (Gen. 17:5), and Jacob's was turned to Israel (Gen. 32:28). Isaac remained Isaac. You can read about Isaac's life from Gen. 21-38 and not find any evidence that his name was changed.
4. Who was the youngest of Jacob's sons?
(2) Benjamin (Gen. 42:1-4)
5. True or False: Moses crossed into the promised land with the children of Israel
False. God did not allow Moses to actually go into the promised land. Joshua was chosen to lead them over. (Numbers 20:9-12)
6. What body of water did God part as Joshua led the children of Israel over to the promised land?
(2) The Jordan River (Joshua 4).
7. What was Ruth's homeland?
(2) Moab (Ruth 1:4)
8. Which prophet was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire?
(2) Elijah (2Kings 2:11)
9. True or False: All of the Psalms were written by David
False. David, the sons of Korah, Asaph, Solomon, Moses and others who are unidentified. See Book of Psalms.
10. True or False: Samuel was raised in the temple with a priest named Levi
False. He was raised in the temple with the priest Eli (1Sam. 2).

Expert Challenge Quiz

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1. Which prophet obeyed God by marrying a prostitute?
(3) Hosea (Hosea 1:2)
2. Which king lost his senses and lived as an animal eating grass for 7 years
(1) Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 4:33)
3. Who was persecuted by being put in a well?
(3) Jeremiah (Jer. 38:6)
4. Who rode horseback around the demolished Jerusalem by night in prayer?
(3) Nehemiah (Neh. 2:11-16)
5. True or False: Isaac once lied and got in hot water
True. In Gen. 26 Isaac lies by saying Rebekah is his sister when she was really his wife. Abimelech found out and confronted Isaac.
6. Who was threshing wheat in a wine press to hide it from his enemies?
(2) Gideon (Judges 6:11)
7. God is not mentioned in which Old Testament book?
(3) Esther (See the Book of Esther)
8. What was King Saul doing while David secretly cut off a piece of his robe?
(2) Relieving himself (1Sam. 24:3-4)
9. What priest died falling off his seat?
(3) Eli (1Sam. 4:18)
10. True or false: A prostitute is named in the lineage of Christ
True. Her name is Rahab. In Josh. 2 we read Rahab was a harlot who lived in Jericho. She hid the spies of Joshua. Because of this, the Israelites spared her life when they conquered Jericho. She later became the wife of Salmon, and the mother of Boaz. Rahab's faith was later commended (Heb 11:30-31).

© 2011 Lori Colbo


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