Bible Trivia Quiz for Everyone

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20 Bible trivia questions

to test your Bible knowledge

We have a fascination with trivia questions and quizzes. Recalling random pieces of information gives us an almost illogical pleasure, and it’s no different with Bible Trivia. Since the Oxford Dictionary defines ‘trivia’ as ‘trifles and trivialities’ I suppose you could argue that ‘Bible trivia’ is a contradiction in terms. After all, if Scripture is inspired by God, how can any of it be trivial?

Jesus himself did, however, refer to some matters of the Jewish Law as ‘weightier’ than others. Well, this is not the weighty stuff. It’s the supporting act, the bits of information you could get by perfectly well as a Christian without knowing.

Have fun testing your memory. The questions are multiple choice so children can join in as well as adults. Follow the link at the bottom for the answers.


Q1          When was  Saul first called Paul?

  1. When he came of age
  2. Just after his conversion experience on the Damascus road
  3. When he set out on his mission to the Gentiles with Barnabas and John Mark

Q2          Who was given the name Belteshazzar?

  1. Daniel
  2. Jeroboam
  3. Ezekiel

Q3          In New Testament times, what was the geographical Roman province Jesus was born and lived in called?

  1. Israel
  2. Palestine
  3. Jordan

Q4          How many pairs of clean animals did Noah take into the ark?

  1. One pair
  2. Two pairs
  3. Seven pairs

Q5          What language did Jesus most likely speak in everyday life?

  1. Aramaic
  2. Yiddish
  3. Hebrew

Q6          Who called the crowd a ‘brood of vipers’?

  1. Paul
  2. Jesus
  3. John the Baptist

Q7          Which of these was NOT in the Holy Place or the Holy of Holies?

  1. The Ark of the Covenant
  2. The brazen altar
  3. The incense altar

Q8          Who said “entreat me not to leave thee”?

  1. Rebecca
  2. Ruth
  3. Sarah

Q9          Which Herod died around the time of Jesus’ birth?

  1. Herod Antipas
  2. Herod the Great
  3. Herod the Tetrarch

Q10        Which of these was NOT a forbidden food?

  1. Pork
  2. Shellfish
  3. Locusts

Q11        Who is the odd one out?

  1. Job
  2. Isaiah
  3. Abram

Q12        What region was Bethlehem in?

  1. Samaria
  2. Judea
  3. Galilee

Q13        Who was called a ‘mighty man of valour’?

  1. David
  2. Joshua
  3. Gideon

Q14        Who was Simon Peter’s brother?

  1. Andrew
  2. John
  3. Thaddaeus

Q15        Which modern day country is Mount Carmel in?

  1. Lebanon
  2. Jordan
  3. Israel

Q16        Which of these was NOT a parable of Jesus?

  1. The Seed Growing Secretly
  2. The Mustard Seed
  3. The Seed and the Leaven

Q17        Prophecy describes the destruction of a city in the Old Testament in the poetic description of a mighty ship being sunk. Which city?

  1. Paphos
  2. Tyre
  3. Ashkelon

Q18        Jesus healed a group of lepers but only one came back to thank him. How many were healed altogether in that group?

  1. 7
  2. 9
  3. 10

Q19        What was a bushel in the Bible?

  1. A heavy coin
  2. A container for measuring dry goods
  3. A lamp stand

Q20        The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rode horses of various colour. What colour was the horse which carried Death?

  1. Black
  2. Red
  3. Pale

I hope you have enjoyed taxing the ‘little grey cells’ on these Bible trivia questions. Click the link below for the answers.



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