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Bible Characters Quiz

From Adam to Zechariah, Haggai to Haman, the Bible is full of interesting personalities. Heroes, villains, prophets and problem children, we've got 'em all. Test your knowledge of Bible characters and you could win an Amazon gift card!



Question 1. The prophet Jonah is sent to what city?
 Tarshish
 Nineveh
 Beit El
 Be'er Sheva

 

Question 2. What does Tamar dress up as in the book of Genesis?
 A cow
 A prostitute
 An old man
 An angel

 

Question 3. Bilhah and Zilpah are
 midwives
 concubines
 matriarchs
 priestesses

 

Question 4. Joseph is known for his ability to
 herd cattle
 play the lyre
 hunt
 interpret dreams

 

Question 5. Who is known for his hairy arms?
 Ishmael
 Aaron
 Joseph
 Esau

 

Question 6. Who is the oldest of Jacob's sons?
 Gad
 Reuben
 Judah
 Joseph

 

Question 7. Which of these women is not described as barren in the Bible?
 Hannah
 Sarah
 Leah
 Rachel

 

Question 8. Who does not try to pass his wife off as his sister?
 Abraham
 Isaac
 Jacob
 They all did

 

Question 9. How many sons does Aaron have?
 2
 4
 5
 9

 

Question 10. Which prophet becomes a vegetarian in order to avoid unkosher food?
 Ezra
 Nehemiah
 Daniel
 Zachariah