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The Ultimate Bible Quiz
by Staff
The Bible is one of the oldest texts in the history of the world. How much do you know about this influential tome?

How many books are there in the Bible?

  • 57
  • 66
  • 72

What is the oldest book in the Bible?

  • Ezekiel
  • Job
  • Isaiah

What does "the Bible" mean?

  • The word of God.
  • The story of God.
  • The books

In the Book of Genesis, how long does Methuselah live?

  • 721 years old
  • 969 years old
  • 873 years old

About how many total authors contributed to the books of the Bible?

  • 40
  • 60
  • 80

In what year did the first English-language translation of the Bible appear?

  • 1382
  • 1568
  • 1601

How many descriptions of the devil's physical appearance are there in the Bible?

  • four
  • three
  • one

Scholars generally agree that they've confirmed the identities of how many New Testament authors?

  • one
  • five
  • twelve

Many scholars say the Gutenberg Bible is the oldest mechanically-printed book. When was it printed?

  • Around 1450
  • Around 1580
  • Around 1600

How many chapters make up the Bible?

  • 4,176
  • 2,281
  • 1,189

A Christian group attaches Bibles to balloons and send them flying over which country?

  • China
  • North Korea
  • Israel

The Bible always portrays angels as what?

  • adults
  • children
  • alien-looking beings

What does the word "testament" mean?

  • Collection of books or collection of volumes
  • Covenant or contract
  • Word of God or Word of the Son

Zondervan Publishing, from Michigan, is the world's largest publisher of Bibles. Zodervan is a division of which publishing company?

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Penguin Random House
  • HarperCollins

The Old Testament was first written in which language?

  • Greek
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Biblical Aramaic

The word "Lord" is the most common word in the Bible.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Why were Adam and Eve cast out of the Garden of Eden?

  • For eating from the tree of life
  • For eating from the tree of knowledge
  • Neither

About how many handwritten copies of the Greek-language New Testament still exist?

  • Around 550
  • Around 5,600
  • Around 51,000

What's the approximate word count of the modern English-language Bible?

  • 773,000
  • 976,000
  • 1.2 million

About how many years did it take to write the Bible?

  • 230 years
  • 1,600 years
  • 2,100 years

How many books make up the New Testament?

  • 27
  • 34
  • 51

The Bible has been at least partly translated into how many different languages?

  • 2,800
  • 4,100
  • 5,600

According to Guinness World Records, roughly how many copies of the Bible have been sold?

  • Roughly 5 billion
  • Roughly 2 billion
  • Roughly 800 million

According to the Bible, who led the Israelites through the Red Sea, which was parted by God?

  • David
  • Moses
  • Noah

In 2011, a team created a handwritten Bible, called the St. John's Bible (complete with colored illustrations), at what approximate cost?

  • $8 million
  • $500,000
  • $200,000

What year was the first Bible published in America?

  • 1663
  • 1721
  • 1799

In what language was the Eliot Bible published?

  • A Native American language
  • French
  • English

By word count, what's the longest book in the Bible?

  • Jeremiah
  • Genesis
  • Psalms

When was the first English-language Bible finally printed in America?

  • 1698
  • 1782
  • 1821

By word count, what's the shortest book in the Bible?

  • Philemon
  • Jude
  • 3 John