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The Gospels and Acts Trivia

Q & A

How about a little New Testament trivia from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts.  Answers are below the questions.

The Gospels and Acts Trivia Questions

Q1: What type of insect did John the Baptist eat in the desert?
a. Crickets
b. Locusts
c. Grasshoppers
d. Flies

Q2: After Jesus' arrest, which apostle denied knowing him 3 times?
a. Peter
b. Andrew
c. James
d. John

Q3: Where did Mary and Joseph flee with baby Jesus after being warned by an angel that Herod was trying to kill the child?
a. Syria
b. Rome
c. Persia
d. Egypt

Q4: Who asked Pilate for Jesus' body after the crucifixion?
a. His mother, Mary
b. John
c. Joseph of Arimathea
d. Nicodemus

Q5: Which apostle was not present when the others saw Jesus risen from the dead?
a. Nathaniel
b. Thomas
c. James
d. Peter

Q6: Jesus healed the mother-in-law of which apostle?
a. John
b. James
c. Andrew
d. Peter

Q7: How did the apostle James, the brother of John, die?
a. Put to death with the sword
b. Drowned at sea
c. Stoned for blasphemy
d. An illness

Q8: What was the name of the high priest's servant who had his ear cut off by Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane?
a. Simon
b. Malchus
c. Stephen
d. Aeneas

Q9: Which god was Paul mistaken for in Lystra?
a. Hermes
b. Zeus
c. Poseidon
d. Apollo

Q10: How many demons did Jesus drive out of Mary Magdalene?
a. 1
b. 3
c. 7
d. 10

Q11: On what island was Paul shipwrecked?
a. Patmos
b. Malta
c. Cyprus
d. Crete

Q12: What kind of seed did Jesus compare to the Kingdom of Heaven?
a. Wheat
b. Corn
c. Okra
d. Mustard

Q13: In which of the gospels does Jesus forgive his killers from the cross?
a. Matthew
b. Mark
c. Luke
d. John

Q14: What was the name of the young man who fell out of a window when Paul was preaching?
a. Aristarchus
b. Aeneas
c. Eutychus
d. Sergius

Q15: After the prodigal son ran out of money, what job did he find?
a. Sowing fields
b. Feeding pigs
c. Begging
d. Shepherding

Q16: When Jesus was baptized, what form did the Holy Spirit take when descending upon him?
a. Lamb
b. Dove
c. Lion
d. Raven

Q17: Who was the high priest at the time Jesus was crucified?
a. Joseph of Arimathea
b. Ananias
c. Caiaphas
d. Nicodemus

Q18: Which apostle betrayed Jesus with a kiss?
a. Peter
b. Nathaniel
c. James
d. Judas

Q19: What two people appeared with Jesus at the Transfiguration?
a. Abraham & Moses
b. Moses & Elijah
c. Abraham & Elijah
d. Moses & Elisha

Q20: What was the price Judas received for handing Jesus over to the authorities?
a. 300 pieces of gold
b. 300 pieces of silver
c. 30 pieces of gold
d. 30 pieces of silver

Q21: At what hour did darkness come over the earth during Jesus' crucifixion?
a. 3rd hour
b. 6th hour
c. 9th hour
d. 12th hour

Q22: What was the name of the righteous and God-fearing centurion which an angel told to seek out Peter?
a. Cornelius
b. Procorus
c. Eutychus
d. Elymas

Q23: Who was chosen to replace Judas as an apostle?
a. Stephen
b. Matthias
c. Barsabbas
d. Saul

Q24: Who was the Roman governor of Judea to whom Jesus was taken before he was crucified?
a. Herod Antipas
b. Pilate
c. Herod Philip I
d. Archelaus

Q25: What disciple was sent to lay hands on Saul and restore his sight after he was blinded on the road to Damascus?
a. Stephen
b. Philip
c. Nicolas
d. Ananias


The Gospels and Acts Trivia Answers

A1: b. Locusts (Matthew 3:4)
A2: a. Peter (Mark 14:66-72)
A3: d. Egypt (Matthew 2:13)
A4: c. Joseph of Arimathea (John 19:38-42)
A5: b. Thomas (John 20:24-25)
A6: d. Peter (Matthew 8:14-15)
A7: a. Put to death with the sword (Acts 12:1-2)
A8: b. Malchus (John 18:10)
A9: a. Hermes (Acts 14:11-12)
A10: c. 7 (Mark 16:9)
A11: b. Malta (Acts 27:27 – 28:1)
A12: d. Mustard (Matthew 13:31-32)
A13: c. Luke (Luke 23:34)
A14: c. Eutychus (Acts 20:7-11)
A15: b. Feeding pigs (Luke 15:5)
A16: b. Dove (Matthew 3:16)
A17: c. Caiaphas (Matthew 26:57)
A18: d. Judas (Matthew 14:43-46)
A19: b. Moses & Elijah (Matthew 17:3)
A20: d. 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16)
A21: b. 6th hour (Luke 23:44)
A22: a. Cornelius (Acts 10:1-5)
A23: b. Matthias (Acts 1:23-26)
A24: b. Pilate (Mark 15:1)

A25: d. Ananias (Acts 9:10-12) 

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