Bible Trivia Quiz

Free Bible Trivia Questions and Answers About Bible Stories and Characters.

How much time did Jonah spend in the belly of the whale?
A: Three days and three nights.

Why did a Bible published in London in 1632 become known as the Wicked Bible?
A: Because "not" was missing from the seventh commandment, making it "Thou shalt commit adultery."

The name of God is not mentioned in only one book of the Bible. Which one?
A: The Book of Esther.

What kind of wood was used to make Noah's Ark?
A: Gopher wood, according to Genesis 6:14.

Who was the only Englishman to become Pope?
A: Nicholas Breakspear, who was Adrian IV from 1154 to 1159.

For what event in February 1964 did evangelist Billy Graham break his strict rule against watching TV on Sunday?
A: The Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

According to the Bible, what substance was used to caulk Noah's ark and to seal the basket in which the infant Moses was set adrift on the Nile?
A: Pitch, or natural asphalt.

How old was Moses when he died?
A: He was 120 years old, according to the Bible (Deuteronomy 34:7).

How tall was Goliath, the Philistine giant slain by David with a stone hurled from a sling?
A: "Six cubits and a span,"

What biblical Babylonian king cast Daniel into the lion's den for praying to God in defiance of a royal decree?
A: Darius the Mede (Book of Daniel, Chapter6).

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What is the longest name in the Bible?
A: Mahershalalbashbaz, which is also written Maher-shalal-hash-baz. (Isaiah 8:1).

In the Bible, which of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse rides a red horse?
A: War (Book of Revelation).

How many books of the Bible are named for women?
A: Two -  Ruth and Esther.

What language is Jesus believed to have spoken?
A: Aramaic -- an ancient language in use on the north Arabian Peninsula at the time of Christ.  A modern version of the language is spoken today in Syria and among Assyrians in Azerbaijan.

In the Bible, for what "price" did Esau sell his birthright to his younger twin brother, Jacob?
A: Pottage of lentils (Genesis 25:29-34).

What did the lords of the philistines offer Delilah for revealing the secret of Samson's strength?
A: They promised the sum of 1,100 pieces of silver each, according to the Bible (Judges 16:5).

In the Old Testament, who was Jezebel's husband?
A: Ahab, King of Israel (I Kings 16:28-31).

What bird is named for the apostle Peter?
A: The petrel, from a diminutive form of Petrus, or "Peter," in Latin.

What was the first town in the United States to be given a biblical name? Hint: Its name is the most common biblical place name in the country.

A: Salem, Massachusetts.  Salem is the shortened form of Jerusalem, which means "the city of peace" in Hebrew.

In the Bible, who did the sun and moon stand still before?
A: Joshua.

Who is the only woman whose age is mentioned in the Bible?
A: Sarah. 

What Michelle Pfeiffer movie got a boost from the Coolio song Gangsta's Paradise?
A: Dangerous Minds.