1. What famous town are five miles south of Jerusalem?  

ANSWER: Bethlehem. 

  1. Who said, “Thou art the man”? 

ANSWER: Nathan to David; 2 Sam. 12:7.

  1. What Book of the Bible tells about the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem? 

ANSWER: The Book of Nehemiah.

  1. In connection with what two greatest events is hyssop mentioned? 

ANSWER: The Passover; Ex. 12:22. The crucifixion of Jesus; John 19:29. 

  1. Finish the quotation: “Ho, every one that thirsteth.” 

ANSWER: “Come ye to the waters”; Isa. 55:1.

  1. Which of the brothers of Jesus wrote Books of the New Testament? 

ANSWER: James and Jude. 

  1. Give exactly “the golden rule.” 

ANSWER: “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them”; Matt. 7:12 


  1. What European city first heard Christian preaching? 

ANSWER: Philippi; Acts 16:12. 13.

  1. Name the three famous Johns of the New Testament.

ANSWER: John the Baptist, John the Apostle, and John Mark, usually called Mark.  

  1. Of what rich man did Satan ask the question, “Doth he fears God for naught?” 

ANSWER: Job; see Job 1:9. 

  1. What general sacrificed his daughter in fulfillment of his vow? 

ANSWER: Jephthah; Judge 11:31-40. 

  1. The story of what prophet is connected with a gourd.

ANSWER: Jonah; see Jonah 4:1-11. 

  1. What is the best-known Bible reference to a pearl? 

ANSWER: Christ’s parable of “the pearl of great price”; Matt. 13:45, 46. 

  1. Who was Jacob’s favorite wife? 

ANSWER: Rachel; Gen. 29:18-20.

  1. What was the duty of the Levites? 

ANSWER: To take care of the temple; Num. 8:23-26. 

  1. What is the highest mountain in Palestine? 

ANSWER:  Mt. Hermon, 9166 above the sea. 

  1. Complete the proverb, “A wise son maketh… 

ANSWER: “A glad father”; Prov. 10:1. 

  1. Who was pulled out of a dungeon by cords eased with rotten rags? 

ANSWER: Jeremiah; see Jer. 38:10-13. 

  1. Where is the tree whose leaves are “for the healing of the nations”? 

ANSWER: In the New Jerusalem; Rev. 22:2. 

  1. Who wrote about “the valley of the shadow of death”? 

ANSWER: David in the Twenty-third Psalm. 


  1. In what book of the Bible is the benediction beginning, “Now unto him, that can keep you from falling”? 

ANSWER: In Jude, the last two verses. 

  1. Where in the Bible is the famous description of the power of the tongue? 

ANSWER: James 3:1-18. 

  1. Where in the Bible is a vivid picture of a thunderstorm? 

ANSWER:  Job 37:1-14. 

  1. Repeat Christ’s saying about idle words. 

ANSWER:  “Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment”; Matt. 12:36. 

  1. Where was the burning bush? 

ANSWER: In the wilderness near Mt. Horeb; Ex. 3:1, 2. 

  1. Who was Peter’s brother? 

ANSWER: Andrew; John 1:40. 

  1. Who in Europe was the first to become a Christian? 

ANSWER: Lydia; Acts 16: 14, 15. 

  1. What Psalm did Moses write, and how does it begin? 

ANSWER: Ps. 90: “Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.” 

  1. Who was Mordecai? 

ANSWER: The first cousin and foster father of Esther; see Esth, 2:7. 

  1. On what occasion did two bears kill forty-two children? 

ANSWER: When they mocked Elisha; 2 Kings 2:24. 


  1. What was the brazen serpent? 

ANSWER: It was made by Moses and placed on a pole for the people to look at and be healed of the bites of a plague of serpents; Num. 21:5-9. 

  1. What is the “love chapter” of the Bible? 

ANSWER: 1. Cor. 13.

  1. What is the longest chapter in the Bible?

ANSWER: Ps. 119 (176 verses). 

  1. What is the whole sentence “pleased not himself?” 

ANSWER: “Even Christ pleased not himself”; Rom. 15:3. 

  1. What is the longest river in Palestine? 

ANSWER: The Jordan.

  1. How many thousands did Christ feed at one time? And on another occasion how many ANSWER: Five Thousand (Matt. 14:21). Four thousand (Matt. 15:38). thousands? 


  1. What was Matthew’s other name? 

ANSWER: Levi; compare Matt. 9:9 with Mark 2:14. 

  1. Who was David’s great friend? 

ANSWER: Jonathan; 1 Sam. 18:1. 

  1. What is the Decalogue? 

ANSWER: The Ten Commandments; Ex. 20:1-17.   

  1. Complete the verse: “O come, let us worship and bow down.” 

ANSWER: “Let us kneel before the Lord our maker”; Ps. 95:6. 

  1. What is the rest of the verse beginning, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for”? 

ANSWER: “The evidence of things not seen”; Heb. 11:1. 

  1. Who led the way to the place of the Last Supper? 

ANSWER: A man bearing a pitcher of water; Mark 14: 12-16. 

  1. What was the food of John the Baptist in the wilderness? 

ANSWER: Locusts and wild honey; Mark 1:6. 

  1. What are the other names of the Sea of Galilee? 

ANSWER: Sea of Chinnereth (Num. 34:11); Lake of Gennesaret (Luke 5:1); Sea of Tiberias (John 6:1). 

  1. “Bear ye one another’s burdens” – what is the rest? 

ANSWER: “And so fulfill the law of Christ”; Gal, 6:2.

  1. Who saw the famous version of deepening waters? 

ANSWER:  Ezekiel; see Ezek. 47:1-5. 

  1. To what does the Psalmist compare a large family of children? 

ANSWER: To a quiver full of arrows; Ps. 127:4, 5.


  1. What king was hidden in the temple for the first six years of his life? 

ANSWER: Joash; 2 Kings 11:1-3. 

  1. Who was the mother of Moses? 


Jochebed; Num. 26:59. 

  1. What is the first tree named in the Bible? 


The fig-tree, Gen. 3:7; for it is not said what kind of tree was “the tree of knowledge of good and evil,” Gen. 2:17,-traditionally held to have been an apple-tree