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In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve encounter a serpent, which is actually _____.

Adam and Eve were the first humans, and they were tempted by the Devil, who’d disguised himself as a snake. Then, our irresponsible couple couldn’t resist a piece of fruit.

How did David kill Goliath in battle?

Goliath was an enormous man; David was just a little dude. But David used a sling to fling a rock at Goliath’s head ... and found himself the last man standing.

Which famous Bible character built an ark to avoid a flood?

God warned Noah that a great flood was coming, and He instructed Noah to build a giant ark. Noah wisely built the big boat and then loaded two of every animal so that he could later repopulate the Earth.

Jesus Christ died to save people from their _____.

The Bible explains that Jesus Christ gave His life to save people from their own sins. And it all started because Adam and Eve couldn’t control themselves in the Garden of Eden. Get a grip, you two!

In the Book of Genesis, how long did it take God to create the world?

God created the universe and the Earth in six days. On the seventh day, He took a very long nap.

When God created the universe, what did He create first?

God started with a blank canvas and then started with the basics — light and darkness. This bit of yin and yang set the stage for much larger accomplishments in the following days.

What was the name of Jesus’ mother?

Mary was a virgin who conceived Jesus through immaculate conception. She gave birth to him in a little town called Bethlehem.

Where was Jesus born?

There was no room for Mary and her husband at the inn in Bethlehem, so the anxious couple was shoved into a stable filled with livestock. It was there that Jesus was born.

There was no food to eat, but Jesus prayed over bits of fish and bread and then managed to feed how many followers?

There were 5,000 followers and no Subways or Pizza Huts for miles. So Jesus prayed over scraps, and miraculously the food multiplied, everyone was able to eat their fill.

During a terrible storm, sailors threw Jonah overboard in hopes of warding off God’s anger. What happened to Jonah?

A great big fish swallowed Jonah, carried him to a beach, and then puked him up on the rocks. People were so astounded that they finally listened to Jonah’s stories about God.

What were the names of Adam and Eve’s first two children?

Adam and Eve had two famous sons by the name of Cain and Abel. Cain grew up to be a farmer; Abel, an actuary. Actually, he was a shepherd.

In the Book of Luke, a Jewish traveler is stripped of his belongings, beaten and left for dead alongside a road. Who saves him?

Jesus tells the story of the good Samaritan, a man who saves a Jew who has been left for dead. One important plot point — Samaritans and Jews typically hate each other, but this man set aside his differences to help someone in suffering.

After Noah loaded his famous ark with animals, the rain began to fall. How long did it rain?

For 40 days and nights, the rain fell in torrents, flooding the Earth and drowning all of its inhabitants. Noah and his family were the only people left.

Which person famously betrayed Jesus?

In front of a crowd that was hoping to arrest the man named Jesus, Judas — one of Jesus’ disciples — identified Him to His pursuers. Since then, the name Judas has been associated with betrayal.

What happened to Judas after he betrayed Jesus?

Judas was overcome with shame after he betrayed his teacher and leader Jesus. He committed suicide by hanging.

How did Cain and Abel get along, anyway?

Both men provided many offerings to God, but for some reason God preferred Abel’s offerings over Cain’s. In the end, Cain murdered his brother and was then condemned to a life of wandering.

God made Eve out of what?

As the story goes, Adam was lonely in the Garden of Eden. God took one of Adam’s ribs — because, why not — and made Adam a woman named Eve.

God told Moses to lead his people out of ______.

Moses and his people were enslaved in Egypt. God worked a good deal with the pharaoh and then told Moses to lead his people to freedom. Things didn’t go quite as planned.

The Egyptians pursued Moses and his followers to the shore of the Red Sea. How did Moses escape?

With the Egyptians hot on their heels, Moses and his people were doomed. But God parted the Red Sea so that they could escape. And when the Egyptians pursued them, the waters came crashing down.

How many people joined Noah on the ark?

Noah pleaded with people to repent of their sins and join his family on the ark ... but no one did. In the end, it was just Noah and seven other people left to rebuild humanity in the wake of the flood.

At the Last Supper, what did Jesus predict?

Jesus said that one of the Apostles would betray him. No one believed such a thing was possible ... but as it turned out, Jesus’ premonition was correct. I mean, duh, it's Jesus, why are these disciples still questioning the guy at this point? Were the previous 10,000 miracles not enough for them?

In the Bible, Goliath was a large warrior. He may have been a representation of ______.

Non-believing pagans were running rampant through the lands. David was an icon of the God of Israel — his killing of Goliath may have been a representation of God triumphing over paganism.

Pontius Pilate executed Jesus. How did Jesus die?

Pontius used his power as rule to execute Jesus, and he did so in a terrible way — by nailing Jesus to a cross in crucifixion. It was a slow and agonizing way to die.

Three days after He was crucified, what did Jesus do?

After His crucifixion, Jesus’ body was buried. Three days later, He rose from the dead and joined God in heaven.

Jacob gives Joseph a fancy _____ and makes him the envy of his brothers.

Jacob gives Joseph a "coat of many colors," and Joseph’s brothers become envious, worried that this special gift meant that Joseph would be given leadership of the family. They sell Joseph to a band of wandering merchants.

What happens to Joseph’s coat of many colors?

Joseph’s brothers strip him of the coat and then sell him to passing merchants. They shred the coat and present it to their father, telling him that Joseph has been killed by wild animals. Years later, Joseph reunites with his father ... and forgives his brothers for their stupidity.

What happens after Adam and Even eat fruit from the tree of knowledge?

Adam and Eve do exactly what God told them not to do — they eat fruit from the tree of knowledge. In what’s called "The Fall," they are expelled from the Garden of Eden.

What did Jesus say when he predicted that one of his disciples would betray Him?

Jesus knew that Judas was going to bend to the will of Satan. At the Last Supper He said, "... woe to the man who betrays the Son of man! It would be better for him if he had not been born." And Judas betrayed Him, anyway.

In one famous story, the disciples are in a small boat in the middle of a raging storm. How does Jesus reaching his terrfied followers?

In the midst of a terrible storm, the disciples fear for their lives. But Jesus walks toward them on the water, calms the storm and takes his followers to safety on the shore.

Easter celebrates which story of the Bible?

Good Friday marks Jesus’ crucifixion. Two days later, Easter celebrates Jesus rising from the dead.

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About This Quiz

In the beginning, there was only darkness. Then, God hit the light switch and illuminated the universe — and galaxies suddenly sprawled across the heavens. But God was just getting started. Then, He set about on one exhausting act of creation after another, making the Earth and everything on it. In this epic quiz, how much do you really know about the stories and parables of the Christian Bible?

As the world unfurled, readers get a sense of what the Garden of Eden was like. It was a perfect place, with the first human, Adam, wandering its lushness, filled with the wonders of God’s creation. Then, a woman joined Adam, and once Eve and her man put their heads together, they came up with some pretty dumb ideas … and humanity’s innocence was lost forever. What do you know about the events of The Fall and how it impacted future generations?

From Noah to Moses, in the the New Testament and the Old, the Bible is filled with stories that not only serve a moral purpose, but also present God’s plan for His followers. Do you understand the basic premise for the arrival of Jesus Christ? And do you know what will happen during the Second Coming? Stay tuned to this quiz to find out!

Maybe you think you understand the good Samaritan and the seven plagues of Egypt. And perhaps you remember how Joseph earned the ire of his brothers. But there’s only one way to find out — take this miraculous Bible quiz now and see if you’ll ascend into to Heaven, or whether you’ll spend eternity as Satan’s special friend!

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