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?
- When he came of age
- Just after his conversion experience on the Damascus road
- When he set out on his mission to the Gentiles with Barnabas and John Mark
Q2 Who was given the name Belteshazzar?
Q3 In New Testament times, what was the geographical Roman province Jesus was born and lived in called?
Q4 How many pairs of clean animals did Noah take into the ark?
- One pair
- Two pairs
- Seven pairs
Q5 What language did Jesus most likely speak in everyday life?
Q6 Who called the crowd a ‘brood of vipers’?
- John the Baptist
Q7 Which of these was NOT in the Holy Place or the Holy of Holies?
- The Ark of the Covenant
- The brazen altar
- The incense altar
Q8 Who said “entreat me not to leave thee”?
Q9 Which Herod died around the time of Jesus’ birth?
- Herod Antipas
- Herod the Great
- Herod the Tetrarch
Q10 Which of these was NOT a forbidden food?
Q11 Who is the odd one out?
Q12 What region was Bethlehem in?
Q13 Who was called a ‘mighty man of valour’?
Q14 Who was Simon Peter’s brother?
Q15 Which modern day country is Mount Carmel in?
Q16 Which of these was NOT a parable of Jesus?
- The Seed Growing Secretly
- The Mustard Seed
- 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?
Q18 Jesus healed a group of lepers but only one came back to thank him. How many were healed altogether in that group?
Q19 What was a bushel in the Bible?
- A heavy coin
- A container for measuring dry goods
- A lamp stand
Q20 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rode horses of various colour. What colour was the horse which carried Death?
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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