Basic Bible Exam
Eternity
(September 1982), 16-21
Part 1: Redemption’s Plan
Arrange these events of the
redemption of the world in their
proper chronology:
(3 points each = 24)
A. The Fall
E. The Prophets
B. The Giving of the
Law
F. Pentecost
C. The Second
Coming of Christ
D. Creation
G. The Promise to
Abraham
H. The Atoning
Death of Christ.
Answer:
D. Creation
E. The Prophets
A. The Fall
H. The Atoning
Death of Christ
G. The Promise to
Abraham
F. Pentecost
B. The Giving of the
Law
C. The Second
Coming of Christ
Part 2: Somewhere in the Bible
Write the name of the book in
which you find the following
events
(1 point each = 15)
Somewhere in the Bible
1. Peter visits Cornelius where he
learns that God accepts both
Jews and Gentiles who believe.
Answer:
Acts 10
Somewhere in the Bible
2. While on the Mount of Olives,
Jesus gives a prophetic
discourse.
Answer:
Matthew 24
Mark 13
Luke 21
Somewhere in the Bible
3. Israel demands a king so it can
be like the surrounding nations.
Answer:
1 Samuel 8
Somewhere in the Bible
4. Those who scoff at Christ’s
coming will trouble the church,
but the Creation and Flood
should convince believers of
God’s future judgment with fire.
Answer:
2 Peter 3
Somewhere in the Bible
5. Israel worships a golden calf
made by Aaron.
Answer:
Exodus 32
Somewhere in the Bible
6. Paul travels to Jerusalem where
he is falsely accused and
arrested.
Answer:
Acts 21
Somewhere in the Bible
7. Twelve men explore the land of
Canaan, but only Caleb and
Joshua are sure that God’s
people can possess the land.
Answer:
Numbers 13
Somewhere in the Bible
8. God’s judgment upon
Belshazzar is written on the wall
during a banquet.
Answer:
Daniel 5
Somewhere in the Bible
9. Cyrus permits the Jews to
return to Jerusalem and gives
them silver and gold utensils for
the temple.
Answer:
Ezra 1
Isaiah 45
2 Chronicles 36
Somewhere in the Bible
10. Elijah is taken up to heaven
and Elisha receives authority to
continue his ministry.
Answer:
2 Kings 2
Somewhere in the Bible
11. Paul and Barnabas confer with
church leaders in Jerusalem on
the role of circumcision.
Answer:
Acts 15
Somewhere in the Bible
12. God’s judgment on Israel is
pictured by a prophet as a
horde of locusts.
Answer:
Joel 1
Somewhere in the Bible
13. Elihu enters the debate on the
reason for human suffering.
Answer:
Job 32
Somewhere in the Bible
14. Jesus, as God’s son, is greater
than Moses, his faithful servant.
Answer:
Hebrews 3
Somewhere in the Bible
15. God commands circumcision
as a sign of his covenant with
Abraham.
Answer:
Genesis 17
Part 3: Judge a book by its contents
Tell which book of the Bible you
would turn to if you wanted…
(1 point each = 6)
Judge a book by its contents
1. The fullest explanation of the
doctrine of salvation.
Answer:
Romans
Judge a book by its contents
2. The best New Testament
explanation of the meaning of
the Old Testament.
Answer:
Hebrews
(Matthew, Revelation)
Judge a book by its contents
3. The history of the early church
Answer:
Acts
Judge a book by its contents
4. The Gospel written to win faith
in Jesus the son of God.
Answer:
John
Judge a book by its contents
5. The Epistle that shows how you
can be sure you know God and
have eternal life.
Answer:
1 John
Judge a book by its contents
6. The book of pithy counsel on
everyday affairs for the wise
person.
Answer:
Proverbs
Part 4: What’s your order?
Arrange the following descriptions
of Old Testament events in the
correct historical order:
(2 points each = 12)
What’s your order?
A.
B.
C.
Judah is taken captive to Babylon.
Moses leads God’s people out of Egypt.
Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal
on Mt. Carmel.
D. Haggai urges God’s people to complete
the Temple.
E. Saul is killed; David becomes King over
Judah
F. Isaac is born to Sarah.
Answer:
F. Isaac is born to Sarah.
B. Moses leads God’s people out of Egypt.
E. Saul is killed; David becomes King over
Judah.
C. Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal on
Mt. Carmel.
A. Judah is taken captive to Babylon.
D. Haggai urges God’s people to complete
the Temple.
Part 5: What’s your order?
Arrange the following descriptions
of New Testament events in the
correct historical order:
(2 points each = 12)
What’s your order?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
Peter acknowledges that Jesus is the Christ.
Paul preaches to the Gentiles on Mars Hill.
The Holy Spirit descends on Jesus like a dove.
Paul, Barnabas, and Mark are sent out by the
church.
Jesus appears to two disciples on the road to
Emmaus.
Peter heals a crippled beggar outside the
temple.
What’s your order?
C. The Holy Spirit descends on Jesus like a dove.
A. Peter acknowledges that Jesus is the Christ.
E. Jesus appears to two disciples on the road to
Emmaus.
F. Peter heals a crippled beggar outside the temple.
D. Paul, Barnabas, and Mark are sent out by the
church.
B. Paul preaches to the Gentiles on Mars Hill.
Part 6: Antidote to error
If you encountered someone who
held the error listed, to which
book of the Bible would you
refer that person?
(1 point each = 6)
Antidote to error
1.
A.
B.
“As long as you
C.
believe the right
D.
things, it doesn’t
E.
matter how you act
F.
in your daily life”
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Answer:
A.
B.
C.
“As long as you
believe the right
D.
things, it doesn’t
E.
matter how you act
F.
in your daily life”
G.
H.
I.
1.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Antidote to error
2.
“I’m sure I don’t
have a spiritual
gift; only special
people do.”
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Answer:
2.
“I’m sure I don’t
have a spiritual
gift; only special
people do.”
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Antidote to error
3.
“We are saved by
Jesus, true, but we
have to do our part
by obeying the law
of the Old
Testament as well
as the New.”
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Answer:
3.
“We are saved by
Jesus, true, but we
have to do our part
by obeying the law
of the Old
Testament as well
as the New.”
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Antidote to error
4.
“If you are sick, it
means you have
some sin in your
life; good people
don’t suffer.”
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Answer:
4.
“If you are sick, it
means you have
some sin in your
life; good people
don’t suffer.”
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Antidote to error
5.
“My money is my
own, but I’ll give
some to the Lord if
there’s any left
over.”
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Answer:
5.
“My money is my
own, but I’ll give
some to the Lord if
there’s any left
over.”
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Antidote to error
6.
“People who talk
about justice for
the poor are
liberals. Bible
believers know that
God is interested in
the spiritual side of
life. Business and
religion don’t mix.”
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Answer:
6.
“People who talk
about justice for
the poor are
liberals. Bible
believers know that
God is interested in
the spiritual side of
life. Business and
religion don’t mix.”
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Malachi
Amos
Galatians
Job
1 Corinthians
James
Proverbs
1 Peter
Exodus
Part 7: Know your doctrines
Read the verses on the left. Match
each one up with the doctrine it
best supports.
(1 point each = 7)
Know your doctrines
1.
“Just as he who
called you is holy,
so be holy in all
you do.”
1 Peter 1:15
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Answer:
1.
“Just as he who
called you is holy,
so be holy in all
you do.”
1 Peter 1:15
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Know your doctrines
2.
“God demonstrates
his own love for us
in this: while we
were still sinners,
Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:8
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Answer:
2.
“God demonstrates
his own love for us
in this: while we
were still sinners,
Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:8
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Know your doctrines
3.
“God saved us, not
because of
righteous things
we have done but
because of his
mercy.”
Titus 3:5
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Answer:
3.
“God saved us, not
because of
righteous things
we have done but
because of his
mercy.”
Titus 3:5
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Know your doctrines
4.
“Blessed is the man
whose sin the Lord
will never count
against him.”
Romans 4:8
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Answer:
4.
“Blessed is the man
whose sin the Lord
will never count
against him.”
Romans 4:8
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Know your doctrines
5.
“All the days
ordained for me
were written in
your book before
on of them cam to
be.”
Psalm 139:16
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Answer:
5.
“All the days
ordained for me
were written in
your book before
on of them cam to
be.”
Psalm 139:16
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Know your doctrines
6.
“…the glorious
appearing of our
great God and
Savior, Jesus
Christ.”
Titus 2:13
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Answer:
6.
“…the glorious
appearing of our
great God and
Savior, Jesus
Christ.”
Titus 2:13
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Know your doctrines
7.
“Therefore go and
make disciples of
all nations,
baptizing them in
the name of the
Father and of the
Son and of the
Holy Spirit.”
Matthew 28:19
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Answer:
7.
“Therefore go and
make disciples of
all nations,
baptizing them in
the name of the
Father and of the
Son and of the
Holy Spirit.”
Matthew 28:19
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Grace
Atonement
Providence
Justification
Immutability
Sanctification
Inspiration
The Deity of Christ
The Trinity
Part 8: Name that chapter
Listed are clues to key chapters of
books from the Bible. What is
the chapter number and the
name of the book in which it is
found?
(2 points each = 12)
Name that chapter
1. An Old Testament prophet predicts
Messiah’s substitutionary suffering
for the transgression of his people.
“All we like sheep have gone
astray…and the Lord hath laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”
Answer:
Isaiah 53:6
Name that chapter
2. A religious leader hears what he
needs: “Except a man be born again
he cannot enter the kingdom of
heaven.”
Answer:
John 3:3, 5
Name that chapter
3. Just as Adam was the head of the
old humanity, Christ is the head of
the new humanity. “By the
obedience of one shall many be
made righteous.”
Answer:
Romans 5:19
Name that chapter
4. Moses unveils the Ten
Commandments.
Answer:
Exodus 20
Name that chapter
5. The Holy Spirit comes upon the
early disciples in wind, fire, and
tongues. Three thousand Jews accept
their message; the church begins.
Answer:
Acts 2
Name that chapter
6. The first human pair turn from God
and God begins his search for them:
“Adam, where are you?”
Answer:
Genesis 3:9
Part 9: What did you say?
Answer these questions the way
they are answered in the Bible.
(2 points each = 6)
What did you say?
A. What must I do to be saved?
Answer:
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will
be saved, you and your household”
Acts 16:30-31
What did you say?
B. Who do you say that I am?
Answer:
“You are the Christ, the Son of the
living God.”
Matthew 16:15-16
What did you say?
C. Shall we sin that grace may
abound?
Answer:
“By no means! How can we who died
to sin still live in it?”
Romans 6:1-2