Test your biblical literacy with this 20-question quiz. No Googling, Bible-opening or other cheating allowed!
A few issues:
* Levi was not technically on of the 12 as the tribe lived among the others. If you're going to count Levi, then say 13 tribes.
* Your question a question "Which New Testament Author..." listed _books_ instead of authors.
* Your question about the first "Kings of Israel" was not technically true. You forgot about Ish-Bosheth.
I got. 17 out of 20. :)
Did I miss it?? I got 16/20 but didn't see which answers I got wrong.
I got 19 out of 20! wow! wondering which one I missed??
Thanks, Scott. We fixed the "books" question and adjusted the other two for clarity. Give yourself a couple of biblical literacy bonus points for knowing where to stick the asterisks!
Scott, wasn't Levi one of the 12, but Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, replace Joseph (each as a "1/2 tribe")? That's how I've always understood it.
Well all right...I got 20 out of 20...but admittedly, I had to guess on a few of them.
Thanks for this wake-up quiz. Our pastor used this in church last Sunday, and it was pretty shocking for some to see what they didn't know from the Bible. I did okay, but should've done better. I pray this encourages many people to begin reading in earnest, for truth and transformation!
PS (sp) Barnabas - the r is missing in your list of answers
Thank you for having this Biblical test. I wasn't really good on taking exams while I attended
at Talbot. I certainly was surprised I did get 18 out of 20. It must have been all that reading
I had to do over the years. Many of the questions were tough. Studying the Old Testament
has always been difficult for me. I do thank God for my former professors who taught me.
If I could go back to school, I would do it all over again. Maybe have a better understanding
what I was reading and have a better study system. After being out of Talbot my Biblical
understanding is way better because I'm not under the pressure of exams and I can go
back to what i was reading.
The question was which of the tribes, not which of the 12 tribes.
The tabernacle service started on the way to the promised land. Levi was camped around the tabernacle.
Joseph received a double portion of inheritance from Jacob, and Jacob told Joseph before he died that his two sons would be considered Jacob's sons each representing one of the tribes of Israel.
Manasseh became two 1/2 tribes after the conquest of Canaan, one 1/2 on each side of the Jordan River.
Our church just covered last Sunday the fact about the miracle recorded in all four Gospels. :)
However, there's another miracle recorded in all four Gospels: Jesus' resurrection.
I got 20 of 20 correct, but I can't attribute that to just the Bible classes almost 50 years ago. It's from continued, deep study of God's word. Without that, I wouldn't have known some of the answers, especially to the O.T. questions, since it was more of a survey class rather than study.
I'm tempted to peek, but have not. Wasn't the tribe of Simeon absorbed by the tribe of Judah?
My score, 20, was with some luck and help! At least I know where I need to brush up!
I'll go on the record here and say that 3/20 is probably what the typical would be from Christians, and I'm not ashamed about it the slightest bit.
A minor request: right now, the top comment is showing as the text in the facebook link for this quiz. Could it be set up so that the text is either not there or is the comment in the sidebar about "Christians used to memorize....."?
Awesome! I got 8 right! Oh ya, I rock. (To quote Peter)
14 of 20 is a " C"
I enjoyed very much. Thanks
The quiz seemed to be a bit heavily focused on the book of Acts
I got 14/20. While the Old Testament consistently describes Israel and consisting of 12 tribes, I don't believe it's consistent in how it counts the 12. Before arriving in the Promised Land, Levi was definitely counted as 1 of the 12. After they settle in the land, and Levi is no longer counted, they arrive at the number 12 by splitting the tribe of Joseph into Ephraim and Manasseh. Later on, when they refer to the 10 lost tribes, I believe that they include West Manasseh and East Manasseh separately, and no longer count Simeon because it was completely absorbed by the tribe of Judah. (The 2 remaining tribes, then, are Judah and Benjamin.) Regardless, I think that was definitely one of the easier questions.
I got 19/20 I couldn't got 20/20, went to fast on the genealogy question, I knew it was between Matthew & Luke but I still choose Luke, when only after my selection I knew I got that one wrong. It was a great quiz! Thanks for the Biblical reminder to study our Bibles, better yet! To live out the living Biblical truths...
I'm embarrassed to admit I missed the two I did. Bible Survey classes at Moody many years ago don't qualify for being a factor in long-term remembrance of scripture. Those classes were too much information too quick. It's the slower ingestion of scripture over years that allows hopeful remembrance. I'm thankful I didn't do worse. I'd be interested in hearing what the average score is from those who submit to this.
Being corrected is part of learning. I enjoyed the test but it would have been nice to know the answers to the ones I missed. Would it be possible to post them at the end of each test? Thanks much................
That is the first time in a long time that I have taken the text. I thought I got all right, but I must have misread the question on the two I missed. We need to do this in Church. Is it possible to make this available, or can we just print the test part? Many people are really ignorant of the simple Bible stories in these days. Read it to be wise; obey it to be blessed; believe it to live an abundant life!
Got 14 out of 20 which I consider to be not bad. It was a good test. It would have been nice to know which ones I got right and which ones I got wrong.
missed 3, 2 of which I didn't pay close attention. Story of my life.
I got 10 out of 20 don't know which one is wrong or right.
I love this test just wish that there was a geography and the result were published.
However here are my thought on the comments
Scott, I sure by now you know why all three of your issues are are a result of your error not the test. 1.Levi is a tribe, you were confused because you forgot about the two half tribes of Joseph.
2. It does not matter whether it is listed as author or books the answer would have been the same.
3. lastly the question ask about the united Israel, after the death of Saul Judah selected David while Ish-Bosheth was king over Israel. When Abner defected to David's side Ish-Bosheth was killed by his own general and David then became the second king of the United Israel.
I didn't answer all the questions
You have a wrong answer (don't you?) on your quiz. Saul was not king of the "united" kingdom. He was king before the split, right? David was the first king of the united kingdom, right? David, Solomon, Rehaboam should be the answer.... or so I think. Of course, I'm not a bible scholar so I will yield to your answer.
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I got a 4/20. Not religious but I went to a Catholic School for the first year of high school. I fucking hated it. Obviously I did not give a fuck during theology class. I guess on every single question on this quiz.
Got a 20/20, this test was too easy!
My friend Johnny Rapid and I took this quiz. We both did well.
Your question about the first three kings of the united kingdom is incorrect.
Ishbosheth is said to be 'king over all Israel' [2 Samuel 2.8,9], while Judah is said to have 'followed' David [ESV]. So he follows Saul and precedes David-
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