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25 Bible Trivia Questions on the Sayings of Jesus

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Trivia Questions on the Sayings of Jesus

Trivia Questions on the Sayings of Jesus

Christians and non-Christians alike quote the sayings of Jesus, from the sermons He preached, the stories he told and the conversations he had with His disciples. These trivia questions give us a chance to become acquainted with some of the sayings we may not have heard before, or to review some with which we are familiar.

Section One: Complete the Sayings of Jesus

In Section One, you are required to complete a statement spoken by Jesus, and quoted from the New King James Version of the Bible. Choose the correct answer from the multiple choices provided. To check an answer, search the text reference at the end of the statement, but not before you attempt an answer. However you do the quiz, alone or with a group, have fun remembering or learning for the first time some of the sayings of Jesus!

Quiz

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

  1. Blessed are the pure in heart for (Matthew 5:8)
    • they shall always be pure
    • they shall see God
    • they shall prosper
  2. Consider the lillies of the field how the grow (Matthew 6:28)
    • they neither hunger nor thirsr
    • they neither toil nor spin
    • they neither worry nor fret
  3. Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests but the Son of Man has (Matthew 8:20)
    • his home in the heavens
    • anywhere he chooses to lay his head
    • nowhere to lay his head
  4. No one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods unless he first (Mark 3:27)
    • binds the strong man
    • finds the strong man
    • tests his own strength
  5. What comes out of a man (Mark 7:20)
    • defiles a man
    • defiles his hearers
    • defiles his soul
  6. It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone but by ..." (Luke 4:4)
    • the water of life
    • every word of God
    • fasting and prayer
  7. My mother and My brothers are those who hear the Word of God and (Luke 8:21)
    • receive it
    • share it
    • do it
  8. Strive to enter through the narrow gate for many ... will seek to enter and (Luke 13:24)
    • will not have the key
    • will not be good enough
    • will not be able
  9. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in
    • spirit and truth
    • knowledge and truth
    • joy and truth
  10. By this will all men know that you are My disciples, if you (John 13:35)
    • keep my commandments
    • love one another
    • win souls

Answer Key

  1. they shall see God
  2. they neither toil nor spin
  3. nowhere to lay his head
  4. binds the strong man
  5. defiles a man
  6. every word of God
  7. do it
  8. will not be able
  9. spirit and truth
  10. love one another
Man shall not live by bread alone.

Man shall not live by bread alone.

Section Two: Context Questions

In Section Two, you are required to answer a context question on the saying. For example—To Whom Did He Speak? Where was He? or What Was the Occasion? You have more multiple answers from which to choose the correct one. Again, to check an answer, search the text reference at the end of the statement, but not before you attempt an answer. Have more fun!

Quiz

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

  1. "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men." To whom did Jesus speak? (Matthew 4: 18,19)
    • Peter and Andrew
    • Peter and James
    • James and John
  2. "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." To whom did Jesus speak? (Matthew 15: 22, 26)
    • A Caananite parent
    • A Caesarean parent
    • A Nazarite parent
  3. "Eph-pha-tha, that is, "Be opened." What was the occasion? (Mark 7: 32-34)
    • The opening of Lazarus' tomb
    • The opening of a deaf man's ear
    • The opening of a blind man's eyes
  4. "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be least of all." To whom did Jesus speak? (Mark 9:35)
    • The sons of Zebedee
    • Eleven on the disciples
    • All twelve of the disciples
  5. "Leave her alone. . . She has done a good work for Me (Jesus)." Where was He? (Mark 14: 3-6)
    • At the home of Mary and Martha
    • At the home of Dorcas
    • At the home of Simon the leper
  6. "Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?" What was he doing? (Luke 2: 46-49)
    • Helping Joseph in the carpenter's shop
    • Questioning the teachers
    • Counseling the children
  7. "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save ... the lost." To whom was He speaking? (Luke 19: 8-10)
    • Mary Magdalene
    • Zacchaeus
    • The thief on the cross
  8. "For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done." To what example did He refer? (John 13: 12-14)
    • He got baptized
    • He healed the sick
    • He washed the disciples' feet
  9. "How can you say, 'Show us the Father?'" Who asked the question which Jesus was answering? (John 14: 8,9)
    • The Pharisees
    • Peter
    • Phillip
  10. "Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed." What did they want to see? (John 20: 25,29)
    • The empty tomb
    • The nail prints in His hand
    • His ascension into heaven

Answer Key

  1. Peter and Andrew
  2. A Caananite parent
  3. The opening of Lazarus' tomb
  4. All twelve of the disciples
  5. At the home of Simon the leper
  6. Questioning the teachers
  7. Zacchaeus
  8. He washed the disciples' feet
  9. Phillip
  10. The nail prints in His hand
Jesus in Jim Padgett's drawings is illustrated as a bearded man.

Jesus in Jim Padgett's drawings is illustrated as a bearded man.

Section Three: His Sayings on the Cross

The Sayings of Jesus on the Cross have been compiled from the four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. The sayings are listed in this section and will be the main feature of our last quiz. The source texts are listed after the quiz.

  1. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
  2. Verily, I say unto you, today thou shalt be with me in paradise.
  3. Woman, behold thy son. (Says to disciple) Behold thy mother.
  4. My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
  5. I thirst.
  6. It is finished.
  7. Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.

Quiz

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

  1. Before Jesus made the promise in the second statement to a criminal, what had that criminal requested?
    • He had asked Jesus to avenge him.
    • He had asked Jesus to remember him.
    • He had asked Jesus to strengthen him.
  2. To which disciple did Jesus speak in the third saying?
    • Peter
    • James
    • John
  3. What did the bystanders offer Jesus after he confessed the fifth saying?
    • milk
    • vinegar
    • water
  4. Which of the sayings did he cry out in a loud voice?
    • The fourth
    • The fifth
    • The sixth
  5. In which of the Gospels are His words "It is finished" recorded?
    • Mark
    • Luke
    • John

Answer Key

  1. He had asked Jesus to remember him.
  2. John
  3. vinegar
  4. The fourth
  5. John

Scripture References for Section Three:
Matthew 27: 46; Mark 15:34; Luke 23: 34, 43, 46; John 19: 26-28, 30.

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© 2013 Dora Weithers

Comments

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on June 06, 2013:

Thanks Peg, for participating in the quiz and for your kind, encouraging comment.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on June 06, 2013:

This was a fascinating test, MsDora. I was surprised at how much I have forgotten. I did better on the first set but only got 5 right on the second set. Looks like I have some reading to do. Very educational and enjoyable. That first picture is great.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 28, 2013:

Ignugent, thanks for trying the quiz. I'm sure you'd do better second time around.

ignugent17 on May 28, 2013:

Very interesting. I was able to answer some of them. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 23, 2013:

Thanks, Manatita. So good to hear from you.

manatita44 from london on May 23, 2013:

Lively quiz. Powerful statements to live by.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 21, 2013:

Rajan, your comment is very encouraging. It makes me happy to know that although you have not read the Bible, you can learn from my quiz. Cheers!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 20, 2013:

Though I haven't read the Bible, it was interesting to read the questions and learn the answers.

Voted up.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 20, 2013:

DeBorrah, thanks for your encouraging comment. God bless you, too.

DeBorrah K Ogans on May 20, 2013:

MsDora, Wonderful quiz! It actually covers a great spiritual wisdom theme! Thank You for sharing, God Bless you! Voted UP!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 20, 2013:

You're welcome, Denise. Glad you like it. Helps the jog the memory. Hope you remember the correct answers if you do it again.

Denise W Anderson from Bismarck, North Dakota on May 20, 2013:

That was fun! I did much better in the first part than the second part. I know the sayings, but not who they were spoken to or where. Thanks for the interactive hub!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 20, 2013:

Michael, thanks for your participation. Yes, it is a good idea to stop and consider how these sayings affect our daily lives. Glad you're on the right track; we're heading in the same direction.

Michael-Milec on May 20, 2013:

Hello msdora.

Predominant. Be you doers, kind of Hub. Great idea, letting me know how the Holy Spiri is using you not only to give an answer knowledge of the Scripture ( correctly to answer it went perfect ), but at the same time how am I applying it in my daily walk ?! Purity of heart ; not to worry at all; living by the word; having 'real' family; walking on the narrow road ; worshipping genuinely ; and belonging with the " membership " as true as a disciple.

Ongoing homework.

Voted up and useful.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 20, 2013:

lcbenefield, thanks for your encouragement. Hope I get some inspiration for another one.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 20, 2013:

Tonipet, glad you like the quiz idea. It does serve as a memory jogger.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 20, 2013:

Blossom, feel free to use this quiz at Sunday School. Congratulations on getting all the answers right.

lcbenefield from Georgia on May 20, 2013:

This was fun to do. I look forward to the next one. What a great way to get us into the Word. Bless you.

Tonette Fornillos from The City of Generals on May 20, 2013:

MsDora. I was looking for the quiz capsules :=).... Thank you for sharing this... We may have been reading (or not) the bible, but the sense of being familiar to those words of Jesus Christ.... means at least I am paying attention. Good reminders to us... thank you very much. :=)-Tonette

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on May 19, 2013:

That was a fun idea and I wondered how I would go. I got 100% right. They would go well as a quiz or for a refresher at Sunday School. Very original.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 19, 2013:

Teacher Joe, I know that you are a good Bible student. I'm encouraged when you take the time to do these easy tests. Thanks for participating.

teacherjoe52 on May 19, 2013:

Good morning precious little sister.

Perhaps I have been reading my Bible a lot because the answers were very easy and yes makes it a fun quiz to copy and share with others. Thank you.

May Jehovah bless you with a deeper wisdom of Him and all His beautiful treasures.

Sid Kemp from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) on May 19, 2013:

You're welcome!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 19, 2013:

Sid, I think I understand. I will give it a try. Thanks for following up.

Sid Kemp from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) on May 19, 2013:

I was thinking you could keep the text as is, and add a quiz capsule or two, too.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 19, 2013:

Hi Sid, glad you enjoyed the quiz. I am aware of the quiz capsule, but I want it easy to copy, for those who want to. Thanks for the suggestion, anyway.

Sid Kemp from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) on May 19, 2013:

Thanks, Ms. Dora, for showing me where I need to sharpen my mind. I got 9 out of 10 on Part 1, but only 6 out of 10 on part 2. Sure, Jesus spoke to all of us, but I should know he was talking to better than I do.

Have you thought about putting these into the Quiz Capsule? That would be fun!

shofarcall on May 19, 2013:

Thank you MsDora, dear sister! I appreciate you too. I love the variety of God's children on Hub Pages. God Bless.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 19, 2013:

Faith Reaper, glad you had fun with the quiz. Thanks for the votes.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 19, 2013:

Thanks Shofarcall for catching that. I really tried hard to be accurate, but still I missed that. I appreciate you taking the quiz and pointing out my mistake. I appreciate you!

shofarcall on May 19, 2013:

Hello Ms Dora,

Thank you for this quiz where we were able to see if we really are familiar with the sayings of Jesus. I enjoyed taking the test.

One problem though....I have not read through the comments so I don't know if anyone else has picked it up....the answer to 9 in the second set of questions is actually a) and not b). I got quite a shock when my question came up as incorrect. Please correct it asap because not everyone goes to check up in their Bibles for these quizzes. God Bless. Voted interesting and up.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 18, 2013:

Thanks for the fun hub to test our knowledge! Very clever idea for a hub.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 18, 2013:

Lifegate, your comment is very encouraging. Thanks a bunch!

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on May 18, 2013:

Hi MsDora,

Thanks for some fun and education all at the same time. Very enjoyable.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 18, 2013:

Frank, it makes me happy that you like the quiz. Thanks for participating.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 18, 2013:

MsDora I think I did okay.. I like the quiz

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 18, 2013:

Eric, thanks for your kind words. Hope you and your class have a good time with the quiz tomorrow. Blessings to all!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 18, 2013:

Let me dare to look, does Interesting, beautiful, Awesome and useful cover it --- no not hardly --- but I will share with my class tomorrow. And we shall rejoice in learning about this powerful of most powerful teachers.

Truly as my boy sleeps and I swing the cutting scythe I am blessed to have taken a break and read this. Some of your alternatives, I bet He would have been glad to say.

MsDora you capture our Living Friend here, I am blessed by your beauty.