Bible Facts From the Historical Books

This section asks you to recall some basic facts from the books of Joshua through 2 Samuel. After selecting one of the four choices, you may turn to the accompanying scripture to verify your answer.

JOSHUA

1) God said Joshua was to meditate on _______. Joshua 1:8

  1. Moses’ life
  2. God
  3. The Book of the Law
  4. The Promised Land

2) How did Rahab deal with the two spies Joshua had sent? Joshua 2:6

  1. Gave them to the king of Jericho
  2. Hid them
  3. Killed them
  4. Imprisoned them

3) Who saw the commander of the army of the Lord? Joshua 5:13-14

  1. Joshua 
  2. Caleb 
  3. The two spies 
  4. All Israel

4) A curse was pronounced on the man who might rebuild ___________. Joshua 6:26

  1. Ai 
  2. Jericho 
  3. Hazor
  4. Hebron

5) Who took a Babylonian robe, silver and gold from Jericho? Joshua 7:20-21

  1. Joshua 
  2. Achan
  3. Caleb
  4. Eleazar

6) What happened to Achan and his family? Joshua 7:24-25

  1. They were stoned to death
  2. They were banished from Israel
  3. They were sent to Egypt
  4. They were left in the wilderness

7) What city did Joshua give to Caleb? Joshua 14:13

  1. Hebron 
  2. Jerusalem
  3. Jericho
  4. Bethlehem

8) In what city was the tabernacle (Tent of Meeting) set up? Joshua 18:1

  1. Hebron 
  2. Shiloh 
  3. Jerusalem
  4. Bethlehem

9) What did the Reubenites, Gadites and half-tribe of Manasseh build that infuriated the other tribes? Joshua 22:10-12

  1. An altar 
  2. A fenced city 
  3. An idol 
  4. A great wall

10) The tribes were angry because they thought the 2 1/2 tribes were ________. Joshua 22:15-16

  1. Rebelling against God 
  2. Allying with Moab 
  3. Returning to Egypt 
  4. Making another tabernacle

11) Where did Joshua give his farewell address? Joshua 24:1

  1. Jerusalem 
  2. Gaza 
  3. Shiloh 
  4. Shechem

JUDGES

1) Judah did not drive out the inhabitants of the plains because they had __________. Judges 1:19

  1. Egyptian allies 
  2. Iron chariots 
  3. More warriors 
  4. Giants

2) Who told the Israelites that the inhabitants of the land would be thorns in their sides? Judges 2:1-3

  1. Joshua 
  2. The Lord 
  3. An angel 
  4. Phinehas

3) Which left-handed judge killed Eglon? Judges 3:15-22

  1. Ehud 
  2. Gideon 
  3. Samson 
  4. Barak

4) Who accompanied Barak in the fight against Sisera? Judges 4:8-9

  1. Joshua 
  2. Deborah 
  3. Gideon 
  4. Samson

5) Why did God say Gideon’s army of 32,000 men was too big? Judges 7:2-3

  1. They far outnumbered the enemy
  2. The battle would be over too quickly
  3. There were too many for a sneak attack
  4. They would think they won because of their own strength

6) After having Gideon dismiss the soldiers who were fearful, how did God further reduce Gideon’s army? Judges 7:5-7

  1. He chose the mightiest
  2. He chose those who knelt down to drink water
  3. He chose the most righteous
  4. He chose those who lapped up water with their hands to their mouths

7) What did Gideon do to the 77 elders of Succoth because they refused to give his men food? Judges 8:14-16

  1. He killed them
  2. He made them slaves
  3. He punished them with desert thorns and briers
  4. He sent them to Egypt

8) Abimelech killed all his brothers except ____________. Judges 9:5

  1. Jotham 
  2. Jebus 
  3. Josiah 
  4. Joshua

9) Who rebelled against Abimelech’s rule? Judges 9:28-29

  1. Jephthah 
  2. Jair 
  3. Gaal 
  4. Samson

10) Who said, "Let me die with the Philistines"? Judges 16:30

  1. David 
  2. Eli 
  3. Samuel 
  4. Samson

11) What tribe stole Micah’s idols and priest? Judges 18:16-20

  1. Dan 
  2. Simeon 
  3. Judah 
  4. Levi

12) A Levite’s concubine was killed by men from what city? Judges 19:14-28

  1. Bethlehem 
  2. Gibeah 
  3. Jerusalem 
  4. Hebron

RUTH

1) Who died in Moab? Ruth 1:1-5

  1. Elimelech 
  2. Kilion
  3. Mahlon 
  4. All of these

2) Which of Naomi’s daughters-in-law stayed in Moab? Ruth 1:14-15

  1. Ruth 
  2. Abigail
  3. Orpah 
  4. Esther

3) Who said, "Where you go I will go"? Ruth 1:16

  1. Orpah 
  2. Ruth
  3. Naomi 
  4. Boaz

4) Who was Ruth’s first husband? Ruth 4:10

  1. Mahlon 
  2. Elimelech
  3. Kilion 
  4. Boaz

5) Who was the son of Boaz and Ruth? Ruth 4:13-17

  1. Samuel 
  2. Obed 
  3. Boaz Jr. 
  4. Ephraim

1 SAMUEL

1) What did Hannah ask of the Lord? 1 Samuel 1:11

  1. To punish Peninnah 
  2. Money
  3. To have a son
  4. To bless Elkanah

2) Who captured the ark of the covenant during a battle? 1 Samuel 4:10-11

  1. Israelites 
  2. Philistines 
  3. Moabites 
  4. Edomites

3) How many years did Eli judge Israel? 1 Samuel 4:18

  1. 20 
  2. 40 
  3. 30 
  4. 50

4) The Israelites put away their idols and worshiped at what city? 1 Samuel 7:4-6

  1. Jerusalem 
  2. Shiloh
  3. Mizpah 
  4. Hebron

5) Who said of Israel, "They have rejected me as their king"? 1 Samuel 8:7

  1. Samuel 
  2. God 
  3. Saul 
  4. David

6) What did Saul do wrong at Gilgal? 1 Samuel 13:8-13

  1. He killed a man 
  2. He stole gold 
  3. He worshiped an idol 
  4. He offered a sacrifice

7) Who played a harp in order to calm Saul? 1 Samuel 16:23

  1. Samuel 
  2. Saul’s wife 
  3. An angel 
  4. David

8) Who cut off Goliath’s head? 1 Samuel 17:51

  1. David 
  2. Samuel 
  3. Saul 
  4. No one knows

9) What prophet told David to go to Judah? 1 Samuel 22:5

  1. Samuel 
  2. Nathan 
  3. Eleazar 
  4. Gad

10) David escaped from Saul and went to what Philistine city? 1 Samuel 27:1-3

  1. Gath 
  2. Gaza 
  3. Ekron 
  4. Ashkelon

11) Who was defeated on Mt. Gilboa? 1 Samuel 31:1

  1. Babylon 
  2. David’s men 
  3. Israel 
  4. The Hivites

2 SAMUEL

1) What did David do when he learned that the men of Jabesh Gilead had buried Saul? 2 Samuel 2:5-6

  1. He blessed them 
  2. He cursed them 
  3. He gave each man 100 pieces of silver 
  4. He killed all the males of Jabesh Gilead

2) When Judah made David king, from what city did he reign? 2 Samuel 2:11

  1. Jerusalem 
  2. Bethlehem 
  3. Ziklag 
  4. Hebron

3) Who offered to ally with David and turn over the kingdom of Israel to him? 2 Samuel 3:12

  1. Joab 
  2. Abner 
  3. Saul 
  4. Ish-Bosheth

4) When David became king of Israel, how many years did he reign in Jerusalem? 2 Samuel 5:5

  1. 33 
  2. 21 
  3. 40

5) Who was killed because he touched the ark? 2 Samuel 6:6-7

  1. Ahio 
  2. Abinadab 
  3. Uzzah 
  4. Joab

6) Who did God say would build a temple instead of David? 2 Samuel 7:12-13

  1. Joab 
  2. David’s son 
  3. Nathan 
  4. The Lord

7) In Nathan’s parable to David, the rich man killed the poor man’s ________. 2 Samuel 12:4

  1. Wife 
  2. Son 
  3. Lamb 
  4. Ram

8) Whose head got caught in a tree? 2 Samuel 18:9

  1. Joab’s 
  2. Amasa’s 
  3. Absalom’s 
  4. Abishai’s

9) The Lord told David that Israel’s famine was because Saul killed the people of what city? 2 Samuel 21:1

  1. Jerusalem 
  2. Gaza 
  3. Gibeon 
  4. Jericho

10) Who saved David’s life when a Philistine giant was about to kill him? 2 Samuel 21:16-17

  1. Joab 
  2. Abner 
  3. Abishai 
  4. Amasa
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