Bible Literacy Certification Test

Do you consider yourself to be biblically literate? I'm not talking about religion here, but simply about your academic knowledge of the Old and New Testaments.

Several national surveys have recently demonstrated that most Americans are "illiterate" when it comes to their familiarity with what the Bible says. How about you?

Created by: Larry Dozier of Bible Culture Resources
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What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
What is your gender?
Male
Female
1. How many books are in the New Testament?
Twenty-seven
Thirty-six
Fourty
Thirty
2. Who saw the Lord in a burning bush?
Moses
Ejiah
Paul
Peter
3. Jesus cast out seven demons from whom?
The daughter of Jairus
Simon Peter
Mary Magdalene
The Demoniac
4. Unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given...Who said this of the arrival of Jesus?
Joseph
Isaiah
Elizabeth
An Angel
5. Who dreamed about a ladder from earth to heaven with angels climbing up and down on it?
Paul
John
Joseph
Jacob
6. Who delivered the Sermon on the Mount?
Moses
Paul
Jesus
Peter
7. Abel kept sheep. What was Cain's occupation?
Carenter
Potter
Farmer
Woodcarver
8. Who had a coat of many colors?
Jesus
Joseph
Aaron
Caleb
9. Who made a golden calf while Moses was up on the mountain with God?
Philistines
Caleb
Aaron
Abijah
10. Judas Iscariot received thirty pieces of silver for betraying Jesus. How much was that worth in those days?
A small fortune
The price of a slave
A day's wages
The price of a house
11. Where did Jesus perform His first miracle?
In a tomb
On a mountain top
In the temple
At a wedding
12. Which two books of the Bible were written by a doctor?
Numbers and Deuteronomy
Luke and Acts
Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
Matthew and Mark
13. Whose tomb was Jesus buried in?
Jesus' Family Tomb
Joseph of Arimathea's
Golgotha's
Zachias'
14. Who walked on water?
Jesus
Peter
Both of the above
None of the above
15. Who sold his birthright for a bowl of stew?
Jacob
Esau
Sampson
Juda
16. Which two people did not die?
Adam & Eve
John & Paul
Elijah & Enoch
Joshua & Caleb
17. Where did the Ten Commandments come from?
God gave them to Moses
God gave them to Noah
Jesus gave them to us
God gave them to Joshua
18. What happened to the prophet Jonah?
He was swallowed by a giant fish
He was thrown into a den of lions
He was thrown into a fiery furnace
He dreamed about the end of the world
19. What happened to the prophet Daniel?
He was thrown into a fiery furnace
He was thrown into a den of lions
He was swallowed by a giant fish
He was tragically killed in a battle
20. How did Moses' mother save him from being killed by the evil pharaoh?
She hid him in a manger in the stable
She sent him out of Egypt with a caravan of traders
She hid him in a basket floating in the river
She secretly gave him to pharaoh’s daughter
21. What happened to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego?
They were thrown into a den of lions
They were swallowed by a giant fish
They were thrown into a fiery furnace
They saw writing on the wall of a cave
22. When was the entire Bible first translated into English?
973 A.D.
1102 A.D
1380 A.D
1580 A.D
23. How many books are in the 1611 King James Bible?
Seventy-seven
Sixty-six
Thirty-nine
Sixty-nine
24. Who was Ester?
Queen of the Persian King Xerxes who saved her people from a plot to eliminate them
A prophetess, wife of Lappidoth, leader of Israel
A pious woman, the daughter of Naomi, wife of Boaz
A prophet of Jericho who hid two spies, helping them to escape
25. Who was Jeremiah?
A prophet that was swallowed by a big fish
Known as the weeping prophet, God touched his lips to enable him to prophesy
An official of King Uzziah that predicted the coming Messiah
A prophet that built an altar on Mount Carmel and was carried up to heaven in a whirlwind
26. Who was Solomon?
The second king of Israel known for his slaying of Goliath
The third king of Israel known for his great wisdom
The first king of Israel known for his jealousy and poor leadership
The fourth king of Israel marked a devastating invasion of Egypt
27. Who was David?
The second king of Israel known for his slaying of Goliath
The third king of Israel known for his great wisdom
The first king of Israel known for his jealousy and poor leadership
The fourth king of Israel marked by the devastating Invasion of Egypt
28. Which book of the Bible contains the Ten Commandments?
Genesis
Exodus
Proverbs
Isaiah
29. What language was most of the Old Testament originally written in?
Greek
Latin
Hebrew
Aramaic
30. By what name do the Jews call the first five books of the Old Testament?
The books of Moses
The Torah
The Apocrypha
The Tannack
31. What language was the New Testament originally written in?
Latin
Hebrew
Greek
Aramaic
32. Which of these men wore clothes made of camels’ hair and ate wild honey?
Matthew
Jeremiah
Peter
John the Baptist
33. Which of these men was a tax collector before a disciple of Jesus?
Timothy
Mark
Matthew
John
34. The words “separation of church and state” can be found where?
The US Constitution
The US Bill of Rights
The US Constitutional Amendments
None of the above
35. Which cupbearer to a foreign king rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem?
Jonah
Jeremiah
Micah
Nehemiah
36. Who was the first female judge of Israel?
Ishtar
Jezabel
Deborah
Ester
37. Who was the Roman governor who sentenced Jesus to death?
Emperor Nero
Pontius Pilate
Caesar Augustus
King Herod
38. The words, “original sin” refers to what biblical event?
When the Israelites sinned against God in the desert
When the world sinned and God destroyed it with a flood
When Adam and Eve committed ate the fruit, after being tempted by a serpent
When Cain killed his brother, Able
39. What is the Golden Rule?
He who has the gold rules
A meaningless American saying
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
This saying refers to the California Gold Rush of 1849
40. Which of these men had a Damascus road experience?
Peter
John the Baptist
Paul
John
41. Which of these men denied Jesus three times?
Paul
Timothy
Thomas
Peter
42. Where did the English idiom, “The handwriting is on the wall” come from?
The early scribes wrote some of the Old Testament on cave walls
This expression comes from Daniel 5:5-31, telling King Belshazzar that his kingdom was about to fall
This expression referred to early Christians that wrote secret messages to each other on walls
When a new law was written, they frequently posted it on walls as a decree from the king

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