Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Bible Quiz for the AP Class

Thanks to Michael Kruse at the Kruse Kronicle for alerting me to an article in Christianity Today about biblical literacy: Why Johnny Can't Read the Bible.

Now this is a topic near and dear to my heart! I've led several groups through the
Bible in 90 Days program and firmly believe that the church needs to ramp up the biblical literacy of its members.
Since many of my Gentle Readers are wonderfully well-versed in scripture, here is a Bible Quiz for the AP Class from the Christianity Today article so you can test yourself. The answers are at the end of the article and are linked here.
NO PEEKING! Tell me how you did in the comments. I have to admit that I barely passed. This is really tough.

A Different Kind of Bible Literacy Quiz

So you can name the 12 disciples, the 10 Commandments, and the 7 days of Creation. But do you know how they fit together?

1. What lesson from the life of Jonah did Jesus talk about?

(a) Jonah learned to obey God, because disobedience is punished.
(b) God forgives the repentant as he forgave Nineveh.
(c) God rescues us as he rescued Jonah when he was cast overboard.
(d) Jonah spent three days in the fish as Jesus would spend three days in the tomb.
(e) People are as wicked today as they were in ancient Nineveh.

2. Melchizedek, king of Salem, met with which biblical figure? How is Jesus like Melchizedek?

3. Besides Jesus, name five biblical figures who rose from the dead.How were these incidents different from Jesus' resurrection?

4. Name four biblical instances where the number 40 is important.

5. Whose faithfulness is contrasted with the Israelites' grumbling in Exodus 16-18?

6. Name the four women besides Mary who are included in Jesus' genealogy (Matt. 1:1-17), and describe their circumstances.

7. "No prophet is accepted in his hometown," Jesus said after his inaugural sermon (Luke 4:14-30). He then gave examples from the lives of two other prophets. What were they?


Robin said...

Jesus? Jonah? Rahab? Tamar?

I do believe that all Biblical knowledge has evaporated from my mind, at least for the immediate present.

I hardly know what to think about.

zorra said...

Goodness, that was hard! If I can have partial credit on some, I probably made about a 50 or 60...

Teri said...

ooh! I actually did pretty well on this one. Probably because I teach a confirmation curriculum that goes through the entire Bible every year, plus the Bible in 90 days.

Quotidian Grace said...

Way to go Teri! What is that confirmation curriculum?