Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | June 10, 2020

Bible Fathers Quiz

(4 Minute Read. 10Jun2020)

Happy Father’s Day

From Adam to Zacharias, the Bible is full of fathers who greatly influenced the course of history through their sons and daughters.

Father’s Day is a day in which we show special honor to fathers for their love, work, and sacrifice in raising children. It is celebrated every year in the U.S. on the third Sunday in June. This year that is June 21, 2020.

How well do you know the Bible Dads? Do you know your Bible Fathers as well as you can whiz through literary patriarchs or TV dads?

Here is a quiz I put together on Fathers in the Bible. All the answers are in the Bible, but the answers will also appear in next Wednesday’s blog post Answers to Bible Fathers Quiz preceding Father’s Day.

Some of these quiz questions are easy and some are hard, but all are intriguing. And all prompt reflection on the Scriptural context of each father. Try to answer first without using the Bible. Enjoy!

15 Quiz Questions on Bible Fathers

1. The very first father in history was Adam. How long did he live?
A. 210 years
B. 910 years
C. 930 years
D. 950 years

2. Based on the Genesis record, what is likely the minimum number of sons and daughters in Adam’s immediate family?
A. Two sons and two daughters.
B. Three sons and two daughters.
C. Three sons and three daughters.
D. Five sons and three daughters.

3. Adam is the father of the human race. Who is another man who is the father of all humans alive today?
A. Seth
B. Methuselah
C. Noah
D. All of the above.

4. How many sons did Abraham have by how many women?
A. 1 son by 1 woman
B. 2 sons by 2 women
C. 5 sons by 3 women
D. 8 sons by 3 women

5. Which of Jacob’s 12 sons fathered the tribe that produced Jesus the Messiah?
A. Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn
B. Levi, father of the priestly tribe
C. Judah, who served as a hostage in Egypt
D. Joseph, savior of Israel in Egypt

The Best Father’s Day Gift
Lots of Firewood

6. What father told his barren wife, “Am I not better to you than ten sons?”
A. Abraham to Sarah
B. Jacob to Rachel
C. Elkanah to Hannah
D. Zechariah to Elizabeth

7. What father had sons who were so wicked that the Bible says,
The Lord desired to put them to death“?

A. Lamech
B. Nimrod
C. Eli
D. Manasseh

8. In God’s Word, what actions of God toward us are explicitly likened to what a father does for his son?
A. Feeds him, clothes him, directs him.
B. Carries him, has compassion on him, disciplines him.
C. Guides him, protects him, supports him.
D. Instructs him, challenges him, encourages him.

9. What king of Israel had 70 sons who were all beheaded together?
A. Jeroboam
B. Ahab
C. Hezekiah
D. Manasseh

10. Who called out, “My father, My father!” even though the man was not his father?
A. Esau
B. Elijah
C. Joash
D. Hezekiah

11. What father was punished with leprosy?
A. Uzziah
B. Jotham
C. Ahaz
D. Nebuchadnezzar

12. What father was struck mute for unbelief throughout his wife’s pregnancy?
A. Isaac
B. Zacharias
C. Jeroboam
D. Hosea

13. What Biblical father is listed in two different genealogies with two different fathers?
A. Abraham
B. Isaiah
C. Zachariah
D. Joseph

14. What synagogue official and distraught father said, “My little daughter is at the point of death”?
A. Nicodemus
B. Jairus
C. Agrippa
D. Joseph of Arimathea

15. Whose father did the Apostle Paul heal of a fever and dysentery?
A. Timothy
B. Silas
C. Titus
D. Publius

Permission to Use

In the past, some readers have asked permission to use my quizzes with Sunday Schools, Bible study groups, or other applications. I give permission for such use provided the source website is included. For this quiz, please credit the quiz to the Bible-Science Guy Blog at https://biblescienceguy.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/bible-fathers-quiz/. Answers will appear in next Wednesday’s blog post, Answers to Bible Fathers Quiz, on June 17, 2020.

Click Bible-Science Guy Quizzes for a complete list of links to all my quizzes.

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Questions to Ponder

1. Would you like to share a sentence of tribute to your father?
2. How can you be supportive to someone who is not a father, when Father’s Day may be a difficult time?
3. Which quiz question was hardest for you? Which was easiest?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

For Christ and His Kingdom. Soli Deo Gloria. Alere Flammam Veritatis.

Read the prequels:
Bible Mothers Quiz
Answers to Bible Mothers Quiz

Read the sequel:
Answers to Bible Fathers Quiz

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Wednesday June 10, 2020 A.D.

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the Lord your God gives you. (Deuteronomy 5:16)

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