Friday, March 30, 2012


1. True or False? In Ecclesiastes, the author describes some of his palatial grounds and household.

Ans. True (Eccl. 2:4-8 ). He detailed some of them in order to show the vanity of great accomplishments.

2. Fill in the blanks: Of the rich man, Ecclesiastes says, "As  he came from his mother's womb,----------
shall he return... And he shall take-------- from his labor which he may carry away in his hand."

Ans. "Naked...nothing"  (Eccl. 5:15 ). Worse yet, he must leave his wealth to an heir who may squander it (2:18, 19 ).

3. TRUE OR FALSE?   The book of Ecclesiastes is written in philosophical prose.

Ans. False. Most of Ecclesiastes is written in proverbial couplets.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


1. Question: What was the primary occupation of "the Preacher" who wrote Ecclesiastes?

    Ans. Kings (Eccl. 1:1,12 ) He was "the son of David, king of Jerusalem," king over Israel in Jerusalem," Among David's descendants, only Solomon ruled for any length of time over all of Israel from Jerusalem.

2. Where did the Preacher of Ecclesiastes live?

Ans. Jerusalem (Eccl. 1:1,12; 2:7 ).

3. Multiple choice: What of these is the best synonym for "vanity" from the expressions "vanity of vanities, all is vanity"? (a) Emptiness; (b) snobbery; or (c) egotism.

Ans.  (a) Emptiness (Eccl. 1:2 ).

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


1. True or false? The book of Proverbs favors gradual over sudden wealth.

2. The greed of a gambler is condemned in the book of Proverbs.

3. Question: One proverb says, "A soft answer turns away wrath " (Prov. 15: 1 ). Is this proverb Gods statement of general truth or His statement of absolute truth?

1. True (Prov.14:23; 15:27; 21: 25,26; 22:29; 23:4,5 ;28:8,20 )

2. True  (Prov. 15:27; 21:25, 26; 28:20 ).

3. A proverb is a general truth which may (because of sin ) have exceptions.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


1. True or false?  Proverbs suggests that a generation which despises its parents will end up practicing oppression.

2. Multiple choice: According to Proverbs, what happens "where there is no revelation"? (a) People perish; (b) people do what is right in their own eyes; or (c) people cast off restraint.

3. What does the proverb mean, "The wicked flee when no one pursues"? (a) The wicked are always ready; (b) the wicked like to run around; or (c) the wicked must distrust everyone.

1. True  (Prov. 30:11-14 ).

2. (c) People cast off restraint  (Prov. 29:18 ).  In this context, revelation does not appear to mean new revelation  but respect for already existing Scripture ("the law" ).

3. (c)  The wicked must distrust everyone (Prov. 28:1 ).

Monday, March 26, 2012


1.True or false?  In  Proverbs , Lemuel warns kings to avoid wine lest they pervert justice.

2. Multiple choice : In the proverbs of Agur, what do the grave, the barren womb, the earth, and the fire have in common? (a) They are never satisfied ; (b) they are corrosive; or (c) they are frightening.

3. True or false? According to Proverbs, it will be good if a hateful woman gets married.
1. True (Prev. 31:4,5 ).

2. (a) They are never satisfied (Prov. 30:15,16 ).

3. False (Prov. 30:21-23 ).

Sunday, March 25, 2012


1.True or false?  The book of Proverbs probably  existed in its present from in Solomon's lifetime.

2.  Multiple choice: In Proverbs, what does "becoming surety for" someone mean?
(a) Cosigning a loan; (b) checking out a story; or (c) being a character witness.

3. True or false? There are several proverbs directed specifically to governmental leaders.

1. False. Hezekiah's men collected chapters 25 to 29.

2. (a) Cosigning a loan (Prov. 6:1; 11:15 ).

3. True (Prov.16:10 -15; 25:5-7; 31:4,5 ).  The writers of Proverbs were, in the cases of Solomon and
Lemuel, kings who cared  about the wisdom of future rulers.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


1. True or false?  The early and late chapters of Proverbs are filled with individual statements while the middle chapters have longer continuous passages.

2. Multiple choice: Proverbs personifies wisdom and even gives her a house to live in. How  many pillars does this perfect house have? (a) Three; (b) seven; or (c) twelve.

3. True or false? The sayings of the book of Proverbs are consistently grouped by subject.

1. False. The early and late chapters read more continuously. The middle chapters are collections of individual sayings.

2. (b) seven (Prov. 9:1). The seven pillars denote the perfection of the dwelling of this perfect quality.

3. False. Large portions of the book appear random.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


1. Multiple choice: What title is given to Lemuel who penned  Proverbs 31? (a) King; (b) prophet; or (c) scribe.

2. True or False?  All but nineteen of the sayings in Proverbs 10--15 use parallels of paired opposite principles to contrast right and wrong.

3. Question: Which chapter of Proverbs exalts a woman as a good person, wife, mother, and neighbor?

1. (a) King (Prov.31:1 ). Lemuel was not a king of Judah or Israel unless this is a pseudonym of someone known to history by another name.

2. True. This is the longest sustained passage of contrasting parallelism in the Bible.

3. Proverbs 31.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Which writer of Proverbs addressed his proverbs to Ithiel and Ucal? (a) Solomon ; (b) Agur; or (c) Lemuel.

2. Which author of Proverbs depreciated his wisdom by writing , "Surely I am more stupid than any man"? (a) Solomon; (b) Agur; or (c) Lemuel.

3. Who  taught Lemuel the utterance which he wrote as Proverbs 31? (a) Solomon; (b) the Lord; or (c) his mother.

1. (b) Agur (Prov. 30:1 ). Ithiel and Ucal are every bit as unknown as is Agur.

2. (b) Agur (Prov. 30:1,2 ).

3. (c) His Mother (Prov. 31:1 )

Monday, March 19, 2012


  1. 1. True or false? Although the book of Proverbs  is a collection of hundreds of separate sayings by several authors, it has a clearly defined purpose.

2. Multiple choice:  Who assembled  the proverbs of Solomon found in chapters 25 to 29 of the book of proverbs? (a) The Shulamite woman; (b) Hezekiah's men; or (c) King  Lemuel.

3. What is true of each of the twenty-two verses of Proverbs 31:10--31? (a) Each begins with the same word; (b) the first letter of each verse forms an acrostic of the author's name; or (c) the first letter of each verse consecutively follows the Hebrew alphabet.

1. True (Prov. 1:2-6 ). Proverbs is intended to instill wisdom and give understanding of proverbs and other forms of teaching.

2. (b) Hezekiah's men (Prov. 25:1). Hezekiah was a great and good king of Judah who "Held fast to the Lord; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments" (2 Kin. 18:6 ).

3. (c) The first letter of each verse consecutively follows the Hebrew alphabet.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


1. Fill in the blanks: Psalm 150:5 encourages us to praise God with a specific instrument. It states, "Praise Him  with loud ------- ; Praise Him with high sounding -------- !

2. Question: What are the last three words found in the book of Psalms which characterize this Hebrew songbook from beginning to end?

3. Multiple choice : What did Solomon, Agur, and Lemuel have in common? (a) They were sons of David; (b) they were kings of Israel; or (c) they wrote the book of Proverbs.

1. "Cymbals----cymbals". (Ps. 150:5 ).

2. "Praise the Lord!" (Ps. 150: 6 ). It is instructive that the largest book in the Old Testament is a book of praise to God.

3. (c) They wrote the book of Proverbs (Prov. 1: 1; 30: 1; 31:1 )

Saturday, March 17, 2012


1. Multiple choice: What psalm vividly describes how God was present even as the psalmist was formed in his mother's womb?
(a) Psalm 103; (b) Psalm  119; or (c) Psalm 139.

2. Question: How many psalms are  contained  in the book of Psalms?

3. Multiple choice:  Psalm 150 exhorts us to praise God with musical instruments. How many instruments are specifically mentioned? (a) Ten; (b) eight; or (c) six.

1. (c) 139 (Ps. 139:15, 16 ). This psalm declares that the worth of an individual comes from God and not from an individuals abilities, looks, or material possessions.

2. One hundred fifty. They cover a time span from Moses to the return from the Exile under Ezra and Nehemiah.

3. (b) Eight (Ps. 150:3--5 ). Israel's worship was not a quiet affair. It was full of enthusiasm. For a description of Israel's  celebration and worship, read Nehemiah 12: 27--43.

Friday, March 16, 2012


1. Multiple choice:  In what psalm is found the verse, "Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day"?
(a)Psalm 23; (b) Psalm 1; or (c) Psalm 119.

2. How many psalms contain the address "To the Chief  Musician" in the title? (a)Twenty; (b) fifty-five; or (c) seventy-seven.

3. True or false?  Psalm90---106 (Book Four) are mostly Davidic Psalms.

1. (c) Psalm119 (Ps. 119:97 ).

2. (b) Fifty--five.

3. False. They are mostly anonymous.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


1. Multiple choice:  Psalm120---124 were sung by Jews traveling to Jerusalem for the yearly feasts.. In  their superscription they are called Songs of : (a) feasts; (b) Worship; or (c) Ascents

2. Psalm120 is the first of a group of psalms designated as "Songs of Ascents." How many consecutive Psalms are designated in this way? (a) Seven; (b) ten; or (c) fifteen.

3. Who is the author of Psalms 127, which begins, "Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it"?  (a) David; (b) Lemuel; or (c) Solomon.

1. (c) Ascents (Titles).

2. (c) Fifteen (Titles to Ps. 120--134 ).  These Psalms were sung on the way to Jerusalem. Jerusalem was always considered higher then any place in Israel because it was the place of worship where God dwelt. 

 3. (c) Solomon (Title), Solomon built a house for the Lord.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


1. Multiple choice: How many verses  are in Psalm 119?  (a) 112; (b) 148; or (c)176.

2. What is the main subject of Psalm 119? (a) The temple of the Lord (b) the Word of God ;(c)
the Creation.

3. Question: Who wrote seventy-three of the one hundred fifty psalms in the Psalter?

1. (c) 176  (Ps. 119 ).

2. (b) The Word of God (Ps. 119). Many different terms are used to refer to the Word of God. Some are: Law, testimonies, statues, judgments, and precepts.

3. David  (Titles to the Psalms ).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


1. Multiple choice: What is the longest psalm in the Psalter? (a) Psalm 119; (b) Psalm 112; or (c) Psalm 117.

2. Psalm 119 is divided into sections based upon the Hebrew alphabet. How  many sections are there?
(a) Twenty; (b) twenty-two; or (c) twenty-four.

3. Psalm 119 is divided into sections based on the Hebrew alphabet. How  many verses are in each section: (a) Seven ;(b) eight; or (c) ten.

1. (a) Psalm 119.

2. (b) Twenty-two.

3. (b) Eight (Ps. 119).

Monday, March 12, 2012


!. Multiple choice: What psalm expresses the thought that the death of a believer is precious in God's sight? (a) Psalm 23; (b)Psalm 116; or (c) Psalm119.

2. What is the shortest psalm in the Psalter? (a) Psalm 96; (b) Psalm 28; or (c) Psalm 117.

3. The shortest psalm in the Psalter has how many verses? (a) One; (b) two; or (c) three.

1. (b) Psalm116 (Ps. 116:15 ).

2. (c) 117. It is a psalm of five lines calling on the Gentiles to praise the Lord.

3. (b) Two  (Ps. 117 ).

Sunday, March 11, 2012


1.  Question:  Does Psalm 103 speak of God's blessings on the individual or of His blessing on the nation of Israel?

2. Multiple choice:  What is the final psalm of Book Four in the Psalter?  (a) Psalm 106; (b) 115; or (c) Psalm 120.

3. Psalm 109:8 reads, "And let another take his office." Of  these three, to whom is this applied in the New Testament?
(a) Jesus; (b) Paul; or (c) Judas.

1. God's blessings on the individual (Ps. 103).

2. (a) Psalm 106.

3. (c) Judas (Acts 1:20 ). This verse was used as the basis for the apostles' choosing of Matthias to take the place of
 Judas as an apostle.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


1.  Multiple choice: What psalm contains the lines, "Know that the Lord,  He is  God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture"?  (a) Psalm 25; (b) Psalm 23; or (c) Psalm 100.

2. Fill in the blank: In Psalm 102, the psalmist feels so overwhelmed by the circumstances of life that he compares himself to a pelican in the wilderness, an owl of the desert, and a ------------ alone on a housetop.

3. Multiple choice:  What psalm begins with the words, "Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!"  (a) Psalm 100; (b) Psalm 103; or (c) Psalm 32.
1. (c) Psalm 100 ( Ps. 100:3 ).  The thought of God being our Shepherd and we being His sheep occurs with great frequency in the Old Testament. In the New Testament Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd (John 10:11 ).

2. Sparrow (Ps. 102:6,7 ). What a vivid picture of loneliness! However, by the end of the psalm the psalmist is expressing the  comfort received from the Lord.

3. (b) Psalm 103 (Ps. 103:1 ).

Friday, March 9, 2012


1. Question :  To whom did God swear that they would not enter into His rest?

2. Multiple choice:  Psalm 95: 11, So I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter into My rest', is quoted in what New Testament book? (a) Romans; (b) The Revelation; or (c) Hebrews.

3. Psalm 98 is a psalm anticipating the return of the Lord to judge the earth. what are the rivers to do when He returns ? (a) Run dry' (b) run swiftly; or (c) clap their hands.

1. The generation of Israelites that died during the forty years of wilderness wanderings
 (Ps. 95:8-11 ).

2. (c) Hebrews (Heb. 4:3,5). The writer of Hebrews applies it to spiritual rest. If  a believer is disobedient and does not live by faith, he does not enjoy the rest that God provides.

3.  (c) Clap their hands (Ps. 98:8 ) In Romans 8:20-22 , Paul speaks of the entire creation bring subjected to corruption through the Fall.  He sees it groaning in anticipation of being freed when Christ returns.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


1. Multiple choice : What psalm is attributed to Moses? (a) Psalm 80; (b) Psalm 90; or (c) Psalm 119.

2. In Psalm 89, the psalmist pleads for God to deliver Israel based upon His covenant with whom?
(a) Abraham; (b) Moses; or (c) David.

3. Question: Who quoted Psalm 91:11, 12 as recorded in Matthew 4:6?  The beginning line is , "For He shall give His angels charge over you."

1. (b) Psalm 90 (Title ). When read in this light, Psalm 90 takes on new meaning. If anyone understood the briefness of life it was Moses as he witnessed large numbers of people dying in the wilderness.

2. (c) David  (Ps. 89:20-37, 49). The Davidic covenant is found in 2 Samuel 7:16.

3. Satan (Ps. 91:11,12; Matt. 4:6). This was during the temptation of Christ in the wilderness.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


1.  Multiple choice:  What is described as "angel' food" in Psalm 78 ?  (a) Honey; (b) manna; or (c) a pomegranate.

2.Moses struck the rock in the wilderness and water came out. To what does the psalmist in Psalm 78 liken the volume of water that came forth? (a) Creeks; (b) rivers; or (c) trickles.

3. Of what person does the psalmist say that "The enemy shall not outwit him"? (a) Solomon; (b) Moses; or (c) David.

1. (b) Manna (Ps. 78:24,25 ), perhaps because of its supernatural origin.

2. (b) Rivers (Ps. 78:16 ).

3. (c) David (Ps. 89:20, 22 ).

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


1  Question: Psalm 72:20 reads, "The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended." Which one of the five books of Psalms in the Psalter concludes with this verse?

2. In Psalm73, the psalmist wrestles with the problem of how God can allow the wicked to prosper. He finds the solution to this difficulty  when he meets God where?

3. Multiple choice: In Psalm 74, the psalmist tells of the Lord's control over His creation. In verse 14, he speaks of the Lord breaking the heads of a sea monster. What name is given this creature? (a) Great Eel; (b) Neanderthal; or (c) Leviathan.

1. Book Two. This verse was most likely added by an editor after collecting many of the Davidic psalms together and placing them in order.

2. In the sanctuary (Ps. 73:17 ).

3. (c) Leviathan (Ps. 74: 14 ).

Monday, March 5, 2012


Multiple choice: ! In Psalm 58, the wicked are compared to a specific kind of snake that has gone deaf purposefully so it will not listen to the charmer. What kind  of snake is mentioned? (a) Viper; (b) cobra; or (c) python.

2.  What mountain is designated as a mountain of God in Psalm 68? (a) Zion; (b) Horeb; or (c) Bashan.

3.  Psalm 68:18,  "You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men," is quoted in which one of Paul's epistles with reference to spiritual gifts? (a) Romans; (b) Galatians; or (c) Ephesians.

1. (b) Cobra (Ps. 58:3-5 ).

2. (c) Bashan was located east of the Jordan River. It was designated as the property of the half-tribe of Manasseh (Deut. 3:13 ).

3. (c) Ephesians (Eph. 4:8 ) In Ephesians 4:8, Jesus is pictured as having ascended into  heaven after  His resurrection and from there distributing various spiritual gifts to those in His church for its edification.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


1.  Multiple choice: What psalm is attributed to David following his sin with Bathshebe? (a) Psalm 119; (b) Psalm 32; or (c) Psalm 51.

2. As David is confessing his sin and asking for cleansing in Psalm 51, he pleads with God not to take something away from him. What does he not want to lose? (a) His peace; (b) his salvation; or (c) the Holy Spirit.

3. Psalm 53:3 reads, "Every one of them has turned aside; They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No not one." In what  New Testament book is this verse quoted? (a) Matthew; (b) Romans; or (c) Hebrews.

1. (c) Psalm51 (Title). The titles or superscriptions of the psalms give valuable information in understanding a given psalm in its historical setting. There is strong evidence for their historical accuracy.

2. (c) The Holy Spirit (Ps. 51:11 )

3 (b) Romans (Rom. 3:12). Paul uses this verse in his argument that no one is able to be accepted  by God on the basis of works.

Friday, March 2, 2012


1. Question: " [He] who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me." This verse was quoted by Jesus in John 13: 18 as being fulfilled in reference to what person?

2. Multiple choice:How many divisions or books are within the book of Psalms? (a) Five; (b) seven; or (c) three.

3. In what book of the New Testament do we find these words from Psalm 44? "For Your sake we are killed all the day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."
1. Judas Iscariot (Ps. 41:9 )

2. (a) Five

3. (b) Romans (Ps. 44:22 ; Rom. 8:36 ).

Thursday, March 1, 2012


1.Fill in the blanks: In contrasting the righteous and wicked, Psalm 37 states, The wicked ------- and does not repay, But the righteous show -------- and gives."

2.Multiple choice: In Psalm 39, the psalmist makes the significant statement that "every man in his best state is but " what? (a) Dirt; (b) vapor; or (c) body.

3. How many psalms are included in Book One of the entire book of Psalms? (a) Fifty-one; (b) forty-one; or (c) thirty-five.

1. Borrows-------mercy  (Ps. 37:21 ). Righteousness is always demonstrated in practical godly living.

2. (b) Vapor (Ps. 39:5 ).

3. (b) Forty-one.