59 Questions on the Old Testament


1. On the first day of creation, God made the light. On the second day, God made the sky. What did God create on the sixth day?

2. God called the first man Adam. And God put him in paradise to live. What do you call Adam’s home?

3. Adam was blown man from the dust of the earth. From what was Eve made woman?

4. God bade Adam and Eve to partake of all the fruits of the trees in paradise, except for one. What tree is this?

5. What creature tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit?

6. Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain was a farmer and offered God vegetables? What is Abel’s work?

7. After Cain killed his brother Abel, man became very wicked. And God decided to destroy man, except for a good one, Noah. What did God ask Noah to build?

8. Noah has three sons who helped him build the ark. They were Ham, Shem and ____?

9. For forty days and forty nights, it rained so hard, and the flood destroyed all the living creatures. When the earth dried up, Noah and his family built an altar to thank God. God gave a sign , an ark of the covenant. What is this sign?

10. How old was Noah when he died?

11. Many years after Noah, man wanted to reach the heavens and see God. So they created a tower that will lead them to heaven. What is the name of the tower?

12. God called a good man Abraham to be the Father of All Nations, and his sons will be as many as the multitude of stars in the heavens. But his wife was barren. What is the name of his wife?

13. Abraham’s nephew lot dwelt in a sinful city called Sodom. God destroyed this city together with another. What is this other city?

14. In his old age, Abraham sired a son with Sarah. What is the name of this son who God asked Abraham to offer back to Him?

15. What is the name of Isaac’s wife?

16. Isaac and Rebecca bore twins. The elder one was hairy and hardworking, He is called Esau. The younger one was not hairy at all but his mother Rebecca loved him so dearly. What was he called?

17. It happened that one day, Esau came from the field hungry, and Jacob was cooking, so Esau asked for food. Jacob said that he would only give him food if he gives Jacob his birthright, Esau agreed. What did Esau exchange his birthright for?

18. Jacob fled his brother’s wrath. In time, he fell in love with a beauteous Rachel, and served her family for seven years. But when the time came to marry Rachel, his father-in-law put his elder daughter Leah in Rachel’s place. Thus, Jacob was also deceived, just as he did his father Isaac. With many wive, how many sons did Jacob sire?

19. Again, as it happened, Jacob favored his eleventh child, his son with Rachel. He called him his miracle child, for Rachel was supposed to be barren. What is the name of this miracle child?

20. The ten older brothers got jealous, and they threw Joseph into a pit, and later sold him to merchants traveling to Egypt. The brothers told Jacob that Joseph was devoured by wild animals. What proof did the brothers show Jacob that Joseph was dead?

21. In Egypt, Joseph was made a slave in the house of Putiphar, a captain of the Pharaoh’s army. However, Putiphar’s wife desired Joseph, and when he refused, Putiphar’s wife accused Joseph of molesting her. Joseph was thrown into prison where he interpreted the dreams of the Butler and the Baker. The dreams came true. When the Pharaoh was bothered by his pervading dream that nobody could interpret, the Butler spoke of the prisoner who could understand dreams. Joseph was summoned and he interpreted the dreams to mean seven years of plenty for Egypt followed by seven years of famine. Thus the Pharaoh appointed Joseph as ruler of Egypt, and answers only to Pharaoh himself. What was the name given to Joseph?

22. It came to pass that the famine also hit the land of Canaan, Joseph’s home. One fine day, Joseph was utterly surprised to see his brothers among those waiting for grains. Joseph plotted his revenge and accused his brother as spies. But the brothers told him that they were good men, the sons of Jacob of Canaan, and he was waiting for them with their youngest brother? Who was the youngest brother?

23. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin. The sons of Jacob became the Twelve Tribes of Isreal. From who among the twelve our Lord Jesus was a descendant of?

24. After the death of Joseph, the Pharoah started building the Pyramids. The Israelites became the slaves constructing the tombs with straw, mud, water, and whips on their shoulder… The slavery burdened the lives of the twelve tribes. They prayed for deliverance. Deliverance though came a long time coming, because it was prophesied that a Messiah will save the. When the Pharoah heard of this, he ordered all babies to be speared and thrown into the river. But a woman in the tribe of Levi hid her child in a crib and let the crib flow into the river. The daughter of the Pharoah found the crib, and because the baby was drawn from the waters, he was named what?

25. Moses believed that he was a prince of Egypt, and his brother was Ramses. In reality, he has a blood brother. What is the name of his brother?

26. Moses also has a sister. What is the name of his sister?

27. When Moses fled Egypt, he found himself in Median and he married the first daughter of the high median priest Jethro. What is the name of his wife?

28. Ramses the Pharoah wouldn’t let the Israelites leave Egypt, so God punished them with 10 plagues. Name one plague.

29. The Israelites wer e in Egypt for 130 years. When the Pharoah allowed them to leave, but later changed his mind. The Egyptian army pursued the Israelites. The Israelites were trapped between a body of water. What is the name of this body of water?

30. Moses and God’s people lived in the dessert. God gave them bread from heaven everyday. What do you call this bread?

31. What mountain did Moses climb to receive the 10 commandments?

32. What is the 4th commandment?

33. What is the 8th commandment?

34. The Israelites were not a patient people. When Moses went up Mount Sinai, they built an idol to worship. What is this idol?

35. God was displeased with his people, and he told them that only those under 20 years of age will be able to enter the promised land. Moses did not enter the promised land, but two of his assistants did. Name one of the two.

36. Under the leadership of Joshua. The Israelites carried a large box made of gold inside out. Inside this large golden box are the tables of the 10 commandments. What do you call this large golden box?

37. From the tribe of Dan came Israel’s strongest liberator. He drew his strength from the long locks of his hair. Who is he?

38. Samson fell in love with whom?

39. What is the name of Ruth’s mother-in-law?

40. What is the name of the son of Ruth and Boaz?

41. There was a woman called Hannah who begged God for a son and promised God that she will make her son serve him the rest of his life. God granted her wish. What is the name of Hannah’s son?

42. Who was the priest to whom Hannah entrusted her son, Samuel?

43. Samuel’s sons were wicked, so God told Samuel to make the strong, good-looking man from the tribe of Benjamin the first king of Israel. Who was this king?

44. Alas, after many victories, Saul, too, became proud and sinned against God. So God told Samuel to anoint a shepherd boy from the sons of Jesse. Jesse was the son of Obed, and Obed was the son of Ruth and Boaz. Who was the shepherd boy who became the mightiest King of Israel?

45. The Israelites’ mortal enemy are the Philistines. The Israelites were so afraid of the Philistines because they had a giant for a warrior. What is the name of this giant?

46. With what weapon did David defeat Goliath?

47. Who is the son of Saul that became David’s best friend?

48. What is the name of David’s very beautiful son, who wanted the throne for himself, and thereby fought his father?

49. David had another son, who requested God to be given wisdom to judge his people. Who is this wise king of Israel?

50. There was a prophet who challenged the 450 prophets of Baal to burn the sacrifice for their God. What is his name?

51. Elijah was the only person in the Old Testament who was carried to heaven by the fiery chariot drawn by splendid horses. Who was with Elijah when this happened?

52. Tobias was a faithful servant of God who became blind, and yet instructed his son to obey all the commandments of God. What was the name of his son?

53. The Assyrian king sent General Holofernes to conquer Canaan. In Bethulia, a widow heard of this command, and she prayed to God to give her the strength to do his will. This woman went to the Assyrian camp, and when Holofernes saw her, he threw a party in her honor. When Holofernes got drunk that night, this woman drew Holofernes’ own sword and cut his head. Who is this very courageous beauty?

54. King Asseuerus of Babylon was married to a Jew, but he did not know that. This Jew is the adapted niece of Mordacai, a good man. The King’s aid Aman was always jealous of Mordacai, and he plotted to kill Mordacai. So he instructed the king to put the Jews to death. Then the queen, a Jew, said that if the King does that, then she will die as well. When the king learned that, he put Aman to death instead. What is the name of the queen?

55. Who said, “the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord?”

56. What was the writing on the wall that Daniel interpreted as you have been weighed and found lacking, and your kingdom will have its end?

57. Who was the king who saved Daniel from the burning furnace?

58. Who was the beautiful woman accused by the elders of adultery that Daniel saved from death?

59. Where did God direct Jonas to go?

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