Sprinkled throughout this New Testament quiz are easy, somewhat easy and not-so-easy questions designed to boost your score while challenging your biblical knowledge. Recall that the New Testament is packed with Jesus facts dealing with his birth, his miracles, his disciples, his death and his ultimate reign over good and evil. If you have a pretty good understanding of the aforementioned, you are sure to gain at least 11 wins with this Good-book teaser.
Tackling some of the harder questions will require that you know your way around the gospels and that you have a good grasp of New Testament specifics. This is a chance for you to brush up on certain obscure biblical names that you don't see too often. More recognizable notables should trigger some of the particularly prominent events of Christian culture.
Be forewarned, though. You'll need to know the major aspects of the Apocalypse since that part of the Bible is so drenched with details anyway. Whenever necessary, names of biblical texts are offered as mild hints. Knowing a book's author and their style of writing may help you along with some of the answers. Click on to test your Bible know-how now!
In the book of Revelation, the location description is the "isle that is called Patmos." The word "isle" can also describe what happened to John. God isled John, isolating him on Patmos so that he could receive a monumental prophecy.
Mary Magdalene is commonly perceived as having been one of Jesus's disciples. She was present at Jesus's crucifixion and his Resurrection.
The name Elisabeth appears in the New Testament on the gospel of Luke. She was the mother of John the Baptist.
In the book of Revelation, when the Lamb of God opened the first four seals, the four horsemen appeared. The horses were pale, black, white and red in color.
In the book of Mark in the 15th chapter, verses one through 47 explain Jesus's Roman trial and subsequent crucifixion. Good Friday has also been called Holy Friday or Great Friday.
Sceva was described as a Jewish chief priest in the book of Acts. His seven sons all tried to exorcise a demon out of a man in Ephesus.
The name of this miracle is "miracle of five loaves and two fish." All four gospels describe this story.
The Holy Spirit is another term for Holy Ghost. In the Bible, fire often describes the Holy Ghost in action.
In the book of Revelation, the beast of the sea is described as having seven heads and 10 horns. This beast unleashes war against the saints.
The birth of Jesus is also referred to as the nativity of Jesus. King Herod was also called "Herod the Great."
Paul focused on teaching the burgeoning Christian communities of Galatia in his epistle to the Galatians. He begins his letter by immediately rebuking Galatians for their alleged hypocrisy.
The twenty-first chapter of the book of Revelation describes the New Jerusalem gates. The verse reads: "And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl."
The multitude of people chose to free the criminal Barabbas and crucify Jesus. It was customary for the governor to pardon a prisoner around Passover time. Pontius Pilate obeyed the people and freed Barabbas.
In the same Ephesians verse, wives are encouraged to obey their husbands. The book of Ephesians often details how Christians should behave within the home.
After the early Christian church was established, Stephen was the first Christian to be killed for his testimony. According to the book of Acts, Stephen served as a deacon in Jerusalem and was accused of blasphemy.
Eutychus fell asleep during Paul's discourse, and he also fell down from a loft. Eutychus was assumed dead after such a nasty fall.
Peter was one of Jesus's inner-circle disciples. Once Peter realized that he had denied Jesus, he cried in anguish.
Luke was a disciple who authored one of the four gospels. His "Gospel According to Luke" is the third gospel and the longest of the four.
The disciple Matthew is also called Levi. He is reported to have observed Jesus's resurrection and ascension.
Simon Peter and Andrew were brothers who were called to follow Jesus at the same time. The book of Matthew states that the two "straightway left their nets" and followed Jesus.
Salome, the daughter of Herodias, was able to choose anything she wanted as a reward for her dancing. She chose the head of John the Baptist, and her request was honored.
John the Baptist describes the Holy Spirit as descending from heaven like a dove. The dove displayed in Christian artwork usually symbolizes the Holy Spirit.
Bible scripture asserts that non-believers and sinners will suffer the Apocalypse on earth, while true believers will join Christ. The book of Revelation gives explicit details on what will ultimately happen in the end times.
Before his conversion, Apostle Paul was known as "Saul of Tarsus." The book of Acts reports the moment he was converted on his way to Damascus.
Some Christian theorists acknowledge the book of Revelation as an account of the fall of the Roman Empire. The introduction in the book of Revelation addresses the Roman province specifically.
In the book of Luke, baby Jesus was presented at the Temple in Jerusalem when Simeon saw him. The Holy Ghost had visited Simeon previously and informed him that he would not die until he saw the Messiah.
The imagery is commonly referred to as "the great Harlot who sits on a scarlet Beast." This vision was given to John by the "angel who had the seven bowls."
John the Baptist is described as wearing clothes made of camel's hair. John preached repentance for the forgiveness of sin through baptism.
The biblical books Luke and Acts give detailed accounts of Jesus's ascension into heaven. Of course, only 11 of the 12 disciples were able to appreciate this event, since Judas had already hung himself.
The disciple Thomas was given the nickname "Doubting Thomas" because he doubted Jesus's resurrection at first. He became convinced after seeing Jesus's wounded body.
Timothy describes how Demas left him and departed to Thessalonica. As a result, Timothy and Demas ended their working relationship.
The seven thunders uttered mysteries and secrets that John was not to record. A mighty angel cried with a loud voice to initiate this part of the revelation.
Rhoda is a woman who is only mentioned once in the New Testament. The book of Acts recounts that in her excitement upon seeing Peter as she told others of his presence, she forgot to open the door for him.
The Ascension of Christ describes how Jesus left earth and rose to heaven to be with God, the Father. This happens in front of the disciples before a cloud hides their view of Christ.
Pontius Pilate served as governor of the Roman province of Judea. Pilate was the judge during Jesus's trial that led to his crucifixion.