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Bible Trivia Quiz: Acts Chapters 8-14

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  • Bible Trivia Quiz: The Book of Acts Chapters 1 - 7
    Acts is one of the most exciting books of the Bible. We see the birth of the Church and watch the Apostles turn the world upside down. Come along and see what you have learned in your studues in Acts.

Introduction to Acts, Chapters 8 - 14

The stories continue to become more and more exciting in the next seven chapters. God's power manifests in the most unlikely person you could imagine. He and the other apostles and new believers turn the world upside down with their brazen delivery of the message of Jesus. Prisons and persecutions of varying kinds, and grand rescues by friends of a different world. There is a few moments of levity in the story of Peter's imprionment and escape. Peter receives a life transforming message in the form of a vision, and it changes the course of his ministry. Hope you enjoy the journey through the Acts of the Apostles.

Acts chapters 8-14

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Young Saul, who attended Stephen's stoning, was now chief persecutor. What was his strategy?
    • He entered every house looking for believers and dragged them off to prison.
    • He brought believers before the council, and bribed Jews to bear false witness against them. They were killed.
    • He incited riots when the Apostles were seen around Jerusalem.
  2. What was Simon the sorcerer's (a new convert) sin after seeing others receive the Holy Spirit?
    • He performed some acts of sorcery and said it was the Holy Spirit.
    • He offered money to the apostles to give him the same power so he could use it to glorify himself.
    • He accused them of using demonic powers because he wanted to be remembered as the one with all the magical powers.
  3. Saul encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus. Saul was converted but God struck him with what affliction?
    • He was struck blind and had to be led to Damascus for further instruction and care.
    • He was struck lame and had to be carried on horseback to Damascus for further instruction and care.
    • He was struck deaf and mute and was escorted to Damascus for further instruction and care.
  4. Saul began to preach right away in the synagogues. He then got a taste of his own persecution. How did he escape?
    • He and the disciples dug a trench under the city wall so he could escape.
    • The disciples laid him over a donkey to look dead and they led him out under pretense of needing to bury him.
    • The disciples put him in a large basket and lowered him down over the city wall.
  5. When Saul went to Jerusalem to meet the other disciples, they didn't believe he was saved. Who advocated for him?
    • Ananias, the one God sent in Damascus to pray over Saul to heal him.
    • Peter had heard about Saul's conversion in his own travels and introduced him.
    • A believer named Barnabus, who would become Saul's ministry partner and good friend.
  6. What was the meaning of the vision Peter had of the sheets with unclean animals, in which God told him to eat?
    • .God was telling Peter that the Old Testament dietary laws were no longer necessary.
    • It was a message to Peter that gentiles need Jesus too and he should go and evangelize them.
    • God was giving Peter a sign that it was okay to eat unclean food because of a coming famine.
  7. Herod had Peter arrested. An angel came to his resuce. How did he wake Peter up?
    • He struck Peter on the side and told him to wake up.
    • He showed up in Peter's dream and told him to wake up.
    • He spoke in a loud voice and said "Peter, I'm here to resuce you."
  8. Peter knocked on the gate to tell his friends he was out of prison. Rhoda answered. What funny thing did she do?
    • She was so excited she forgot to let him in and left to tell the others. Peter stood there knocking away.
    • She was so excited that when she opened the gate, she threw her arms around him and knocked him over, bumping his head.
    • She thought he was a ghost and ran into the house screaming. Peter stood there knocking away.
  9. Another sorcerer and false prophet showed up and Paul called him names. The man became afflicted with what ailment?
    • He was struck dumb so he couldn't spread false prophesies.
    • He broke out in leprosy and had to be taken out of the city.
    • He was struck blind so the proconsul believed Paul's message rather than the sorcerer.
  10. In Lystra, Paul healed a man and the people thought he and Barnabas were gods and worshiped them. How did they respond?
    • The tore their clothes and ran into the crowd shouting "Why are you doing this? We are only men."
    • They tore their clothes and ran into the crowd shouting "Stop!" And they commanded the demons to come out of them.
    • They tore their robes and stamped the dust off their feet and left town.

Answer Key

  1. He entered every house looking for believers and dragged them off to prison.
  2. He offered money to the apostles to give him the same power so he could use it to glorify himself.
  3. He was struck blind and had to be led to Damascus for further instruction and care.
  4. The disciples put him in a large basket and lowered him down over the city wall.
  5. A believer named Barnabus, who would become Saul's ministry partner and good friend.
  6. It was a message to Peter that gentiles need Jesus too and he should go and evangelize them.
  7. He struck Peter on the side and told him to wake up.
  8. She was so excited she forgot to let him in and left to tell the others. Peter stood there knocking away.
  9. He was struck blind so the proconsul believed Paul's message rather than the sorcerer.
  10. The tore their clothes and ran into the crowd shouting "Why are you doing this? We are only men."

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Pictoral Journey through Acts 8 - 14

"Saul made havoc of the church, entering every house and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison" (Acts 8:3).

"Saul made havoc of the church, entering every house and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison" (Acts 8:3).

Saul meets Jesus on the road to Damascus where he was planning to persecute more believers. Jesus knocked him off his horse and changed his life forever. Acts 9:1-9

Saul meets Jesus on the road to Damascus where he was planning to persecute more believers. Jesus knocked him off his horse and changed his life forever. Acts 9:1-9

Peter's vision of a sheet with unclean animals and God telling him to kill and eat. What could it mean? Acts 10:9-16.

Peter's vision of a sheet with unclean animals and God telling him to kill and eat. What could it mean? Acts 10:9-16.

In Lystra Paul and Barnabas are worshiped as god's after they perform a miracle. Find out what they do. Acts 14:8-15.

In Lystra Paul and Barnabas are worshiped as god's after they perform a miracle. Find out what they do. Acts 14:8-15.

Comments

Lori Colbo (author) from Pacific Northwest on February 25, 2013:

Nice Bill, way to go.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on February 25, 2013:

Yea!!! I got 100%.