We recently had our Third Annual “Are You Smarter Than a Sunday Schooler” Bible Trivia event at our church. Two teams . . . one made of our youth, and the other made up of four adults … “competed” against each other by answering Bible Trivia questions, acting or drawing out clues. I thought since not all the adults got to participate, that you might enjoy a little trivia exercise of your own. Let us know how you did! 🙂 (Answers will be given at the bottom of this page.)
1) When John was exiled to the ilsand of Patmos, he wrote the book of Revelation. (Notice Pastor Bill – there is no “s” at the end of “Revelation!” 🙂
In the first chapter, verse 10, John says he was in the spirit on the Lord’s day (Sunday) and had a vision of someone he called the Son of Man (meaning Christ). Christ was dressed in a long robe with something draped across his chest. What was it?
A) a golden sash; B) a towel; C) a ribbon with a cross sewn on it, or D) a palm leaf
2) In Revelation 22:16, Jesus says: “It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendent of ____________, the bright morning star.” Choose the correct name from the list below:
A) Isaac B) Jacob C) David D) Solomon
3) What did Jesus say his earthly mission was all about? Choose the correct answer from the list below:
A) Doing his own will; B) doing God’s will; C) doing the will of the people, or d) all of the above
4) In Jeremiah 18, God told Jeremiah to go down to the potter’s house. Jeremiah obeyed. The potter was forming a vessel of clay on his wheel, but he accidentally ruined it. He reformed the clay into a lump and started over. He worked the clay again until he had a vessel that seemed good to him. Jeremiah, the Lord’s prophet, discerned that God was using the occasion as a lesson regarding individuals and nations. What was the lesson?
A) God can do individuals and nations great good if they yield themselves to God’s will.
B) God doesn’t really care in the long run whether people obey him or not.
C) God’s judgement doesn’t really matter.
D) If things don’t work out well the first time, you can always try again.
5) One particular Bible character suffered nearly unbearable woes. His wife told him to curse God and die, but he refused. Indeed, he learned that he grew closer to God despite his troubles. He said to God, “I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you.” Who was this man?
A) Jeremiah B) Job C) Saul D) Abraham
6) A follower of Jesus traveled the world, spreading the Good News of Christ. While in Athens, Greece, he saw an altar with an inscription that read “To an unknown God.” Who was the follower?
A) Mark B) Peter C) Paul D) Luke
7) Which of the four Gospels begins with the following words: “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God?”
A) Matthew B) Mark C) Luke D) John
8) Psalm 121 focuses on the assurance of God’s help at all times. The final two verses (7-8) begin: “The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in …”
Choose the correct ending of the psalm:
A) today and every day; B) as long as you live a good life; C) if you ask God to do so, or D) from this time on and forevermore.
9) Psalm 103 begins: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his ______________ … ”
What should we not forget?”
A) goodness B) kindness C) gifts D) benefits
10) According to St. Matthew’s account of the Transfiguration, when Jesus was transfigured two Old Testament characters appeared and seemed to be talking with Jesus. One represented the law; the other represented the Prophets. Who were the two men who appeared to Jesus?
A) Abraham and David
B) Moses and Elijah
C) Nathan and Ezekiel
D) Elijah and David