Friday, August 31, 2012


1. Multiple choice:  With whom did Malachi warn the Israelites not to deal treacherously? (a) His neighbor; (b) his God; or (c) his wife.

2. In what way had Israel robbed God, according to Malachi?  (a) Loyalty; (b) tithes and offerings; or (c) sacrifices.

3. What did Malachi caution the Israelites to remember at the end of his prophecy? (a) Gods protection; (b) God's deliverance; or (c) the Law of Moses.

1. (c) His wife  (Mal. 2:14,15). God viewed divorce as the violation of a covenant He had witnessed.
2. (b) Tithes and offerings (Mal. 3:8).
3. (c) The Law of Moses (Mal. 4:4)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


1.Multiple choice: What did Zechariah place in the rebuilt temple as a memorial of the coming Messiah? (a) A branch; (b) a young donkey; or (c) a crown.

2. Zechariah had harsh words for leaders who had caused Judah to stray. What did he call them? (a) Paltry princes; (b) lazy vinedresser; or (c) worthless shepherds.

3. Whom did Malachi  charge with corrupting the covenant of Levi? (a) The priests; (b) the Gentiles; or (c) the idolatrous people.

1. (c) A crown (Zech. 6:14).
2. (c) Worthless shepherds (Zech. 11:4-17).
3. (a) The priests (Mal.2:7,8).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


1. Multiple choice:  Who does the context suggest were the two olive trees that fed oil to the lampstand in Zechariah's vision? (a) Haggai and Zechariah; (b) Joshua and Zerubbabel; or (c) Gabriel and Michael.

2. As son of Berechiah and grandson of Iddo, what would have been Zechariah's career? (a) Prince; (b) priest; or (c) temple musician.

3. When Zechariah prophesied, what position did Joshua hold? (a) King (b) governor; or (c) high priest.

1.  (b) Joshua and Zerubbabel (Zech. 3:6-10; 4:6-10).
2. (b) priest  (Zech. 1:1; Neh. 12:1,4, 16). According to Nehemiah, Iddo was an Aaronic priest and not an ordinary Levite.
3. (c) High priest (Zech. 3:8).

Sunday, August 26, 2012


1. True or false?  Zephaniah focuses on Jerusalem and refers to it as though he were a resident.

2. According to Haggai, Judah was experiencing drought and a lack of prosperity because they had forsaken God's command to rebuild the temple.

3.Multiple choice: What happened to Zechariah on the night of February 15, 519 B.C. (Zech.. 1:7)?
(a) He got married; (b) he had a series of eight visions; or (c) he first prophesied of Messiah.

1. True (Zeph. 1:4, 9, 10; 3:1-7). The most vivid local color is the reference  to "sound of a mournful cry from the Fish Gate, a wailing from the Second Quarter" (1:10 ).
2. True (Hag. 1:6-11 ).
3. (b) He had a series of eight visions (Zech. 1:7-6:8 ). The date can be determined  because of Zechariah's precision and because the dates of Darius I of Persia are known from extra biblical sources.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


1.True or false? Zephaniah may be the only prophet in the Bible who was a descend from a king.

2 Multiple choice:  During which king's reign did Zephaniah prophesy in Judah? (a) Uzziah's (b) Josiah's; or (c) Manasseh's.

3. True or false?  Zephaniah prophesied after Josiah had made his famous reforms.

1. True. (Zeph. 1:1 ).
2. (b) Josiah's (Zeph. 1:1)
3. False.  The condition of Judah was idolatrous (Zeph. 1:4-9 ).

Friday, August 24, 2012


1. Multiple Choice: What was Habakkuk's profession? (a) Herdsman; (b) priest; or (c) prophet.

2. Which prophet challenged God's fairness and positioned himself on a watchtower to hear God's reply? (a) Jeremiah; (b) Jonah; or (c) Habakkuk.

3. Which prophet said, "The just shall live by his faith"? (a) Habakkuk; (b) Isaiah; or (c) Zephaniah.

1. (c) Prophet (Hab.1:1).
2. (c) Habakkuk (Hab. 2:1).
3. (a) Habakkuk  ( Hab. 2:4 ).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


1. Multiple Choice: About which empire's doom did Nahum prophesy? (a) Egypt's (b) Assyria's ; or (c) Persia's

2. What Egyptian city situated on a river did Nahum say had fallen like Nineveh would? (a) No Amon; (b) Cairo; or (c) Alexandria.

3. What did Nahum say would happen to Nineveh when "the gates of the river are opened"? (a) The king would drown; (b) the fire would go out forever; or (c) the palace would dissolve.

1. (b) Assyria's (Nah. 3:18, 19).
2. (a) No Amon. No Amon is better known in western history as Thebes (Nah. 2:8; 3:8,10).
3. (c) The palace would dissolve (Nah. 2:6).

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


1. Multiple Choice: Which two kings of Israel did Micah refer to to represent the evil of the nation? (a) Jehu and Jeroboam; (b) Omri and Ahab; or (c) Ishmael and Ahab.

2.Fill in the blanks:  Micah ended his prophecy with a word of hope which mentioned two patriarchs. "You will give truth to --------  And mercy to -------  ."

3. True or false? Nahum contains vivid descriptions of ancient warfare.

1. (b) Omri and Ahab (Mic. 6:16).

2. "Jacob---Abraham" (Mic. 7:20). The patriarchs represent their offspring, the nation of Israel, in Micah's prediction.

3. True (Nah. 2:1-7; 3:1-4). He described weaponry and uniforms, sounds of battle, terror of noncombatants, and the gore of corpses.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


1. Multiple Choice: What did Micah tell, the daughter of Zion to do with her iron horn and bronze hoofs? (a) Gore the nations; (b) thresh the nations; or (c) teach the nations.

2. Who did Micah describe as those "Who chant 'Peace' While they chew with their teeth, But who prepare war against him Who puts nothing into their mouths"? (a) Judges; (b) priests; or (c) prophets.

3. Who was the major foreign enemy in Micah's prophecies? (a) Assyria; (b) Babylon; or (c) Persia.

1. (b) Thresh the nations (Mic. 4:13). As a symbol, threshing suggests separating the worthless from the good.

2. (c) Prophets (Mic. 3:5). The prophets were false. They were for whoever fed them, rather then for the Lord.

3.(Assyria  (Mic. 5:5; 7:12).

Saturday, August 18, 2012


1.Multiple Choice:  Who commanded, "But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way"? (a) God: (b) the king of Nineveh; or (c) Nebuchadnezzar.

2. According to Jonah the population of Nineveh was more then: (a) 200,000; (b) 2,000 or (c) 120,000.

3. Micah, who predicted the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, appeared as a character in one of the major prophets. Which major  prophet quoted  him? (a) Isaiah; (b) Jeremiah or (c) Ezekiel.

1. (b) The king of Nineveh (Jon. 3:6-8 ).

2. (c) 120,000 (Jon. 4:11). These 120,000 were innocent of the insight necessary to respond to God; therefore, He pitied them when they repented.

3. (b) Jeremiah (Jer. 26:18).

Thursday, August 16, 2012


1 Question:  What had God prepared to save Jonah from drowning when he was cast into the sea?

2. Multiple choice: Who was the only prophet to whom Jesus likened  Himself? (a) Joel; (b) Jonah; or (c) Daniel.

3. Where was Jonah when he prayed, "I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord"? (a) In the bottom of the ship; (b) in Nineveh; or (c) in the fish's belly.

1. A great fish to swallow him (Jon. 1:17).

2. (b) Jonah (Matt. 12:39, 40). Jesus said He would be in the earth three days as Jonah had been in the fish.

3. (c) In the fish's belly (Jon. 2:1,9 ).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


1. Question: To what city did God send Jonah to preach against its wickedness?

2. Multiple choice:  Jonah tried to escape the presence of the Lord by fleeing to what place? (a) Tarshish; (b) Joppa; or (c) Sidon.

3. What did Jonah tell the men on the ship to do to calm the stormy seas? (a) Throw out their cargo; (b) throw him overboard; or (c) pray to God.

1. Nineveh (Jon. 1:1,2).

2. (a) Tarshish (Jon. 1:3).

3. (b) Throw him overboard (Jon. 1:12).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


1. Multiple choice: In Amos, what are Sikkuth and Chiun? (a) Cities; (b) gods; or (c) months.

2. What nation was described as, "You who dwell in the clefts of the rocks"? (a) Philistia; (b) Egypt; or (c) Edom.

3. Which city of Edom did Obadiah connect by name with mighty men? (a) Teman; (b) Bozrah; or (c) Petra.

1. (b) Gods (Amos 5:26).

2. (c) Edom (Obad. 1,3) Edom was a desert and craggy area. Petra, one of Edom's major cities, was built at the end of a narrow canyon for protection.

3. (a) Teman (Obad. 9 ).

Monday, August 13, 2012


A Sycamore Fig

1. Multiple choice: In what city was Amos told never to prophesy again because it was the residence of the king of Israel? (a) Bethel; (b) Samaria; or (c) Gilgal.

2. Where did Amaziah the priest tell Amos to go and prophesy when he ordered him from Israel? (a) Nineveh; (b) Judah; or (c) Edom.

3. Which prophet gave his occupation as "a herdsman. And a tender of sycamore fruit"? (a) Amos; (b) Zephaniah; or (c) Nahum.

1. (a) Bethel (Amos 7:13)

2. (b) Judah (Amos 7:12). Amos was from Tekoa in Judah, south of Jerusalem. Amaziah essentially  told Amos to go home and leave him alone (Amos 1:1).

3.(a) Amos (Amos 7:14 ).

Sunday, August 12, 2012


1. Multiple choice:Who was king of Israel when Amos prophesied? (a) Jeroboam; (b) Omri; or (c) Jehu.

2. What did Amos call the rich woman of Samaria who oppressed the poor? (a) Sows of Syria; (b) ewes of Edom; or (c) cows of Bashan.

3. What did Amos say happened at Bethel and Gilgal? (a) Jacob offered to God; (b) Israel worshiped idols; or (c) Israel built ivory houses.

(a) Jeroboam (Amos1:1). This was not the Jeroboam who led Israel in revolt against Rehoboam, the son of Solomon (1king 12:20). Amos prophesied during the reign of Jeroboam II (767-753 B.C.) almost two hundred years after the first Jeroboam.

2. (c) Cows of Bashan (Amos 4:1).

3. (b) Israel worshiped idols (Amos 4:4; 5:5 ).

Saturday, August 11, 2012


1 Multiple choice: Besides the locusts what other devastation had Judah experienced at the time of Joel's prophecy? (a) Drought; (b) plague of frogs; or (c) wars.

2. Fill in the blanks: When Joel called Judah to repentance, he reminded them of God's character:"For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to --------- , and of great kindness; And He relents from doing
---------- .

3. Multiple choice: To whom had the Philistines sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem?
(a) Romans; (b) Babylonians; or (c) Greeks.

1. (a) Drought (Joel 1:20).  This drought had been accmpanied by range fires which had destroyed  the parched pastureland for livestock (vv. 19,20).

2, "Anger---harm" (Joel 2:13). Joel's call to Israel was, "Rend your heart, and not your garments".

3. (c) Greeks (Joels 3:6).

Friday, August 10, 2012


1.Multiple choice: What idol did Hosea make reference to as an offense of Samaria? (a) A fish; (b) a calf; or (c) a man.

2. Hosea compared the future of Israel to two cities destroyed with Sodom and Gomorrah. Name them. (a) Admah and Zeboiim; (b) Bethsaida and Chorazin; or (c) Debir and Lachish.

3. In Hosea, what parental task is used as a parallel of God's love for Israel in the wilderness? (a) Teaching to talk; (b) teaching to walk; or (c) disciplining.

1. (b) A calf ( Hos. 8:5,6 ).

2. (a) Admah and Zeboiim (Hos. 11:8; Deut. 29:23).

3. (b) Teaching to walk (Hos. 11: 3).

Thursday, August 9, 2012



1.Multiple choice: What was the name of the prostitute whom Hosea married? (a) Tamar; (b) Rahab; or (c) Gomer.

2. What name appears in Hosea as a personal name, a place name, and word of praise for God's bountiful blessings?
(a) Gomer; (b) Lo-Ammi; or (c) Jezreel.

3. Question: What did Hosea purchase for "fifteen shekels of silver and one and one-half homers of barley"?

1. (c) Gomer (Hos. 1:2, 3 ). The Lord instructed Hosea to marry Gomer as an illustration of Israel's unfaithfulness to the Lord and the pain this caused Him.

2. (c) Jezreel. (Hos. 1:4,5; 2:22).

3, The freedom of his adulterous wife ( Hos. 3:1-3).

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


1.Multiple choice: How soon after Daniel's revelation that Belshazzar would lose his kingdom to the Medes and Persians was this king slain? (a) Ten years; (b) ten days ;or (c) that same night.

2. Who received  Belshazzar's kingdom after he was killed? (a) Cyrus the Persian; (b) Darius the Mede; or (c) Alexander the Great.

3. Which prophet to Israel prophesied through the same lengthy time span as Isaiah did in Judah?
(a) Hosea; (b) Amos; or (c)Nahum.

1. (c) That same night (Dan.5:13--30).

2.(b) Darius of the Mede (Dan. 5:30,31 ).

3. (a) Hosea ( Hos. 1:1; Is. 1:1) Micah was also a contemporary in Judah who prophesied at times to Israel (Mic. 1:1).

Monday, August 6, 2012


1.Fill in the blank: Because Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego refused to worship Nebuchadnezzar's gold image, he furiously commanded that the furnace they were to be thrown into be heated -------  times hotter then usual.

2. After Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed -Nego emerged safely from the fiery furnace, Nebuchadnezzar praised their God, "because there is no other God  who can -------  like this."

3.Multiple choice: The gold and silver vessels from which Belshazzar and his court used to drank came from: (a) The Jews in captivity; (b) the image Nebuchadnezzar had made; or (c) the temple in Jerusalem.

1. Seven  (Dan 3:19). The furnace reached such great heat that the men who threw the three Hebrews into the furnace were overcome by the heat and killed when they got close enough to do their task

2. "Deliver" (Dan. 3:29 ).

3.(c)  The temple in Jerusalem. (Dan. 5:2).

Saturday, August 4, 2012


1. Fill in the blanks: Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego all had God-given knowledge and skill in literature and wisdom, but Daniel had skill in understanding all -------  and ------ .

2. When Nebuchadnezzar examined Daniel and his three friends, he found them --------  times better in matters of wisdom and understanding then all his magicians and astrologers.

3. Multiple choice: What happened to Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego because Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar's dream? (a) They were all killed; (b) they were all promoted; or (c) they were all imprisoned.

1. Visions----dreams (Dan. 1:17).

2. Ten  (Dan. 1:20) Ten times is a poetic expression meaning vastly better.

3. (b) They were all promoted (Dan. 2:48, 49).

Friday, August 3, 2012


1. Multiple choice: Who was king of Judah when Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem? (a) Solomon; (b) Joash; or (c) Jehoiakim.

2. Fill in the blanks: The more familiar names of Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah are -------,  -------,
and ---------- .

3. What did Daniel and his three friends eat for ten days instead of the kings food and wine? (a) Bread and milk; (b) vegetables and water; or (c) barley cakes and pomegranate juice.

1. (c) Jehoiakim (Dan. 1:1,2). Jehoiakim was the son of Josiah (2 Kin.23:34).

2. Shadrach, Meshach----Abed-Nego (Dan. 1:7).

3. (b) Vegetables and water (Dan. 1:12,14).

Thursday, August 2, 2012



1. Multiple choice: According to Ezekiel, whose sons were the priests who will officiate in the new temple? (a) Zedekiah's ; (b) Zadok's; or (a) Zechariah's

2. Fill in the blanks: The name of the new city Ezekiel saw from the mountain in Israel was " --------
---------  --------- ----------." 

3. The three gates on each side of the new city Ezekiel saw were named for the
 -------- of Israel.

1. (b) Zadok's (Ezek. 40:46)

2. "THE LORD IS THERE" (Ezek.48:35).

3. Tribes Ezek. 48:31-34).  Unlike other Old Testament tribal arrangements, Levi was given a place,
and Manasseh and Ephraim were combined under Joseph's name (cf. Num. 2).

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


1. Multiple choice: For how long will the weapons of Gog's forces fuel fires in the cities of Israel?  (a) Three years; (b) seven years; or (c) ten years.

2. How long will it take the house of Israel to bury Gogs dead army to cleanse their land? (a) Seven days; (b) seven months; or (c) seven years?

3. In what year Judah's captivity did God show Ezekiel the vision of the new temple? (a) Twelfth: (b) tenth; or (c) twenty-fifth.

1. (b) Seven years (Ezek. 39: 9).

2. (b) Seven months (Ezek. 39:11,12). 

3. (c) Twenty-fifth (Ezek. 40:1,5).