Thursday, October 31, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Question: Who was called a "babbler" by the philosophers in Athens?

2. Two schools of philosophers are named as being present at Athens. Name one of them.

3. Multiple choice: What member of the Areopagus became a believer in response to  Paul's massage? (a) Demetrius; (b) Gamaliel; or (c) Dionysius.

1. Paul (Acts 17:16-18). Paul was not afraid to confront people with the gospel regardless of their education or receptivity to his message.
2. The Epicurean and Stoic (Acts 17:18). The Epicureans regarded the world as the result of random motion. They sought to achieve happiness by detachment from life. The Stoic taught that happiness was gained by living in harmony with the natural order of the universe.
3.(c) Dionysius (Acts 17:34).

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Who was required to give a pledge to the Thessalonica city officials  that Paul and Silas would leave town and not return? (a) Paul; (b) Silas; or (c) Jason.

2. What two people traveling with Paul stayed behind at Berea when the apostle left the city? (a) Timothy and Titus; (b) Barnabas and Saul; or (c) Timothy and Silas.

3. Who followed Paul  from Thessalonica to Berea to stir up the people against him? (a) Jews; (b) Greeks; or (c) Ethiopians.

1. (c) Jason (Acts 17:9).
2. (c) Timothy and Silas (Acts 17:14).
3. (a) Jews (Acts 17:13).

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Fill in the blank: When the magistrates in Philippi sent word to the jailer to release Paul  and Silas from prison, Paul replied, "They have beaten us openly, uncondemn ------------ , and have thrown us into prisons..... Let  them come themselves and get us out."

2. Multiple choice: Whose  house did Paul and  Silas visit just before leaving Philippi? (a) Jason's ; (b) Rhoda's; or (c) Lydia's.

3. Whose house was attacked by a riotous mob in Thessalonica because they thought Paul  and Silas were there? (a) Mary's;  (b) Timothy's; or (c) Jason's.

1.Romans (Acts 16:37).  For  the magistrates to throw Roman citizens into  prison without a proper trial was a tremendous breach of Roman  law and could cause difficulty for the officials if the citizen chose to press charges.
2. (c) Lydia's (Acts 16:40).
3. (c) Jason's (Acts 17:5). In Thessalonica

Monday, October 28, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Question: Who were the two missionaries who prayed and sang hymns in a Philippian jail?

2. To whom did Paul say, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household"?

3. True or false? When the Philippian jailer came to faith in Christ, his family rejected the message of Paul.

1. Paul and Silas (Acts 16:25).
2. The Philippian jailer (Acts 16:27-31).
3. False. His family also believed (Acts 16:32-34).

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: What woman lived in Philippi but was originally from the city of Thyatira? (a) Dorcas; (b) Priscilla; (c) Lydia.

2. Who followed Paul in Philippi crying out, "These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation"? (a) A man who  had believed the gospel; (b) a girl with  a spirit of divination; or (c) a pagan priest  who  had come to faith.

3. True or false? Paul and Silas were  arrested in Philippi on charges of teaching unlawful Jewish customs to Romans.

1. (c) Lydia (Acts16: 12,14).
2. (b) a girl with a spirit of divination (Acts 16: 16,17). The spirit of divination was  a demonic spirit.
Even though it spoke the truth, Paul knew it was from Satan.
(Paul and Silas in Prison)
3. True (Acts 16: 21,23).  The charge was untrue, but  Paul and Silas were beaten  and thrown into  prison without a trial. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: What two men were with Paul when  he received  his "Macedonian call"?
(a) Silas and Peter; (b) Timothy and Titus; or (c) Timothy and Silas.

2. What woman was one of the first believers in Philippi? (a) Dorcas; (b) Martha; or (c) Lydia's.

3. In whose home did Paul and Silas stay while in Philippi? (a) Timothy's; (b) Jason's or (c) Lydia's.

1. (c) Timothy and Silas ( Acts 15:40--16:9). Timothy and Silas accompanied Paul on his second missionary journey.
2. (c) Lydia (Acts 16:14).( Lydia's Conversion in Philippi)
3. (c) Lydia's (Acts 16:14 ,15).

Friday, October 25, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: Who was circumcised so that he should not be offensive to the Jews while on a missionary trip? (a) Barnabas; (b) Timothy; or (c) Silas.

2. Who forbade Paul  and Silas to preach the gospel in Asia? (a) The Jews; (b) the Romans; or (c) the Holy Spirit.

3. What apostle received a vision of  "a man of Macedonia"? (a) Peter; (b) John; or (c) Paul.

1. (b) Timothy (Acts 16:1,3) (Timothy Joins Paul and Silas)
2. (c) The Holy Spirit (Acts 16:6). (v.6-9) (Paul's Vision of the man of Macedonia)
3. (c) Paul Acts 16: 9). 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Acts Of the Apostles

1.  True or false? Judas was one of the leading men in the church at Jerusalem.

2. Multiple choice: Who started out with Paul on his second missionary journey? (a) Timothy; (b) Barnabas; or (c) Silas.

3. Who had a Jewish  believer for a mother and a Greek for a father? (a) Philemon; (b) Titus; or (c)Timothy.

1. True (Acts 15:22). (The Council's  Letter to Gentile Believers).
This is not the same Judas that was among the apostles in the Upper Room at the last Passover
(John 14:22).
2. (c) Silas (Acts 15:40). Disagreement Between Paul and Barnabas). Silas was a leading man in the church in Jerusalem before going with Paul (v. 22).
3. (c) Timothy ( Acts 16:1). (Timothy Joins Paul and Silas). Later, Timothy was Paul's special representative at Ephesus to guard proper teaching in the church. Paul  addressed him as a son and obviously had a strong affection for him.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Acts of the Apostles

1. Multiple choice: In the debate at  the Jerusalem council, who said,  "I judge that  we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God"?  (a) Paul; (b) Peter; or (c) James.

2. Two people were chosen to accompany Paul and Barnabas back to Antioch at the conclusion of the Jerusalem council. One  was Judas. Who was the other?  (a) Peter; (b) James; or (c) Silas.

3. Judas, who was a leader in the church at Jerusalem, also had what other name? (a) Barabbas; (b)  Barnabas; or (c) Barsabas

1. (c) James (Acts 15:13, 19).
2. (c) Silas (Acts 15:22).
3. (a) Barabbas (Acts 15:22).

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Acts of the Apostles (The Council at Jerusalem)

1. Multiple choice: Believers out of what Jewish sect were pushing the circumcision issue in the Jerusalem church? (a) Pharisees; (b) Sadducees; or (c) Essenes.

2. Who said, "God... made no distinction between us [Jews] and them [Gentiles], purifying their hearts by faith" during the first church council? (a) Peter; (b) Paul; or (c) James.

3. What man at the Jerusalem council showed from Old Testament Scripture that Gentiles are to be included fully in the church apart from keeping the Law of Moses? (a) Paul; (b) Peter; or (c) James.

1. (a) Pharisees (Acts 15:5).
2. (a) Peter (Acts 15:7-9).
3. (c) James (Acts 15:13-17).

Monday, October 21, 2013

Acts of the Apostles--People

1. Multiple choice: What does Luke call the people who gathered around Paul  and showed concern for him after he was stoned at Lystra? (a) Christians; (b) disciples; or (c) believers.

2. Who argued with the Judaizers at Antioch against the need for circumcision for salvation? (a) James and John; (b) Paul and Barnabas; or (c) Peter and James.

3. True or false? When the church in Antioch sent Paul  and Barnabas to Jerusalem to discuss the circumcision question, they sent other people with them.

1. (b) Disciples (Acts 14:20). Disciples is the common term used for all believers in the book of Acts and occurs many times.
2. (b) Paul and Barnabas (Acts 15:1,2).
3. True. (Acts 15:2). The early church saw wisdom in including many people in the decision-making process when it came to setting crucial issues. No decisions concerning the church were made by one man.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Acts of the Apostles-People

1. Multiple choice: When Paul healed a lame man in Lystra, the people thought he was a Greek god. What  did they call him? (a) Zeus; (b) Hermes; or (c) Jupiter.

2. What apostle was stoned, dragged out of Lystra, and left for dead? (a) John; (b) Paul; or (c) Barnabas?

3. As Paul and Barnabas revisited churches on their first missionary journey, they appointed leaders.
What were these leaders called? (a) Deacons; (b) elders; or (c) bishops.

1. (b) Hermes (Acts 14:12). Hermes is the Greek name for Mercury as he is described in Roman mythology.
2. (b) Paul (Acts 14:19).
3. (b) Elders (Acts14:23). Elder was the common term used for the man who was a leader in the Jewish  synagogue. There  was always more than one elder in each synagogue. The title expressed the dignity of the office and indicated  that the leaders were not young men.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Acts of the Apostles-People

1. Fill in the blanks: In Paul's sermon in Acts 13, he quotes Psalm 16:10 in reference to Jesus. That psalm says, "You will not allow Your ---------- ---------- to see corruption."

2. Multiple choice: Who healed a man crippled from birth in the city of Lystra? (a) Peter; (b) Paul; or
(c) John.

3. Who was called "Zeus" by the people of Lystra after Paul's healing of a man crippled from birth?
(a) Paul; (b) Barnabas; or (c) Silas.

1. "Holy One" (Acts 13:35). Paul points out that David had died, was buried, and "saw corruption" (v. 36). Therefore David could not have been speaking of himself. It must refer to one who was resurrected- Jesus.
2. (b) Paul (Acts 14: 8-10). Peter performed a similar miracle in Acts 3.
3. (b) Barnabas (Acts 14:12).

Friday, October 18, 2013

Acts of the Apostles-People

1.Question: What Roman leader did the Jews ask to put Jesus to death?

2. Multiple choice: Of what old Testament person did God say was a man after His on heart? (a) Moses; (b) Abraham; or (c) David.

3. What king of Israel did God say would do all God's will? (a) Josiah; (b) Solomon; or (c) David.

1. Pilate (Acts 13:28).
2. (c) David (Acts 13:22).
3. (c) David (Acts 13:22).

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Acts of the Apostles-People

1. Multiple choice: From which of the twelve tribes of Israel was King Saul? (a) Judah; (b) Simeon; or (c) Benjamin.

2. Question: Who was the second king in the nation of Israel?

3. Multiple choice: Who said,  "There comes One  after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose"? (a) John the brother of James; (b) John the Baptist; or (c) James the brother of John.

1. (c) Benjamin (Acts13:21). The apostle Paul was also from this tribe.
2. David (Acts 13:22).  The angel Gabriel promised Mary that her Son Jesus would be given the throne of HIS father David (Luke 1:32). It was David's kingdom that was promised by God to be eternal (2 Sam. 7:16).
3. (b) John the Baptist (Acts 13:25). John saw himself as the one chosen to introduce the Messiah
to Israel and prepare their hearts  to receive Him.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Acts of the Apostles-People

1. Question: How many people went out from Antioch on the first missionary  journey?

2. Multiple choice: According to Paul's sermon in Acts 13, God gave Israel judges for about 450 years
until the time of what prophet? (a) Isaiah; (b) Ezekiel; or (c) Samuel.

3. Who was the father of Saul, Israel's first king? (a) Reuben; (b) Jochebed; or (c) Kish.

1. Three. Saul (Paul), Barnabas, and John (Acts 13:2-5). Paul and Barnabas had John  as  their assistant.
2. (c) Samuel (Acts 13:20), the last judge in Israel. He was followed by Israel's first king.
3. (c) Kish (Acts13:21).

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Acts of the Apostles-people

1. Multiple choice: Who was struck blind by God through Paul during Paul's ministry on Cyprus?
(a) Simon the sorcerer; (b) Alexander the coppersmith; or (c) Elymas the sorcerer.

2. Who left Paul and Barnabas at Perga and went back to Jerusalem? (a) Silas; (b) Luke; or (c) John.

3. A sorcerer was struck blind because he perverted  the way of the Lord. Who came to faith as a result of the miracle? (a) Crispus Gaius; (b) Sergius  Paulus; or (c) Julius Caesar.

1. (c) Elymas the sorcerer (Acts 13:8-11).
2. (c) John (Acts 13:13).
3. (b) Sergius Paulus (Acts 13:6-12).

Monday, October 14, 2013

Acts ofthe Apostles-people

1. Multiple choice: What was the name of the proconsul in Paphos who wanted to hear the word of God from Saul and Barnabas? (a) Simon Bar-Jonah; (b) Sergius Paulus; or (c) Lucius.

2. What was the name of the false prophet in Paphos who opposed Saul and Barnabas? (a) Simon; (b) Bar-Jesus; or (c) Bar-Jonah.

3. Who was called a "son of the devil" by Saul while ministering in Paphos? (a) Elymas; (b) Lucius; or (c) Sergius.

1. (b) Sergius Paulus  (Acts 13:7) A proconsul was the governor of a province. Sergius Paulus was the highest government official on Cyprus.
2. (b) Bar-Jesus (Acts 13:13:6-8).
3. (a) Elymas (also called Bar-Jesus) (Acts 13:8-10. He was also called a false prophet (v. 6) and a sorcerer (v. 8).

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Acts of the Apostles-People

1. Multiple choice: Acts 12, records the name of King Herod's chamberlain. What was it? (a) Blastus; (b) Julius; or (c) Festus.

2. After Saul and Barnabas had delivered a gift from the church in Antioch to the church in Jerusalem they returned to Antioch. Whom  did they take back with them? (a) Timothy; (b) Silas; or (c) John Mark.

3. One of the prophets and teachers present in Antioch church had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch. What  was his name? (a) Simeon; (b) Barnabas; or (c) Manaen.

1. (a) Blastus (Acts 12:20).
2. John Mark (Acts 12 :25). This is the same man who penned the Gospel bearing his name, the Gospel of Mark.
3. (c) Manaen (Acts 13:1).

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Acts of the Apostles-people

1. Multiple choice: When Peter was released from prison in Acts 12, he went to the home of a woman named Mary. How is she further identified? (a) as the mother of Jesus; (b) as the mother of John Mark ; or (c) as Mary Magdalene.

2. How many squads  of soldiers did Herod command to guard Peter after he had arrested the apostle? (a) Six; (b) twelve; or (c) four.

3. After being released from prison by an angel, Peter went to certain house. Who answered the door when Peter knocked? (a) Mary; (b) Martha; or (c) Rhoda.

!. (b) As the mother of John Mark (Acts 2:11,12). Mary had opened  her home to the church in Jerusalem as a place of meeting.
2. (c) Four (Acts 12:3,4).
3. (c) Rhoda  (Acts 12:13).  Rhoda means "Rose."

Friday, October 11, 2013

Acts of the Apostle-people

1.Fill in the blanks: The Christians in Antioch sent a gift to the needy brethren in  Judea by the hands of ----------- and -----------.

2. Multiple choice: Who was the Roman ruler who had the apostle James killed with the sword? (a)
Pilate; (b) Herod; or (c) Felix.

3. After Herod  had killed James, he put what other apostle in prison? (a) John; (b) Peter  ; or (c)

1. Barnabas...Saul (or Paul) (Acts 11:29,30).
2. (b) Herod (Acts 12:1,2). This is not the same Herod who had John executed and was present at the trial of Jesus. That  was Herod Antipas and this one was Herod Agrippa.
3. (b) Peter (Acts 12:1-4). He planned to kill Peter also to gain more favor with the Jews.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Acts of the Apostles-People

1. Multiple choice: Whom did Barnabas  bring to join him in the ministry  in Antioch? (a) Peter; (b) John; or (c) Saul

2. Who was the prophet who came to Antioch and predicted that a great famine was coming to all the world? (a) Philip; (b) Jeremiah; or (c) Agabus.

3. Who was the Roman emperor during the time of a worldwide famine? (a) Julius; (b) Claudius; or (c) Augustus.

1. (c) Saul (Acts 11:25,26). Approximately seven years had passed since the apostles had sent Paul  back to Tarsus from Jerusalem. Many may  have forgotten about Paul, but not Barnabas.
2. (c) Agabus (Acts 11:27,28).
3. (b) Claudius (Acts 11:28). Claudius was the Caesar from A.D. 41 to 54.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Acts of the Apostles-People

1. Multiple choice: Of these three, upon what group of people was the Holy Spirit poured out at the conclusion of Peter's message at Cornelius's house? (a) Jews; (b) Gentiles; or (c) Greeks.

2. Luke states that the persecution in Jerusalem arose especially as a result of one man's witness. Who  was that man? (a) Peter; (b) John; or  (c) Stephen.

3. When news of the great conversion in Antioch came to the church in Jerusalem, whom did they send to Antioch? (a) Peter (b) John; or (c) Barnabas.

1. (b). Gentiles (Acts10:44,45). This marked the beginning of the gospel's going to the Gentiles.
2. (c) Stephen (Acts 11:19).
3. (c) Barnabas (Acts 11:22).

Monday, October 7, 2013


1. Multiple choice: How many people did Cornelius send to bring Peter to his house? (a) Three; (b) four; or (c) five.

2. What apostle had a vision of a sheet full of animals coming down out of heaven? (a) Peter (b) James; or (c) John.

3. Question: When Peter came to tell the good news of salvation to Cornelius, he had invited two groups of people to join him in hearing the message. What  were they?

1. (a) Three (Acts 10:7,8). Two of the three were household servants and one was "a devout soldier".
2. (a) Peter (Acts 10:9-12; 11:4-6). Peter found it hard to believe that God would accept Gentiles just as He accepted the Jews who believed in Jesus. He saw them as unclean-like the animals in the sheet.
3. Relatives and close friends (Acts 10:24).

Sunday, October 6, 2013


1. Multiple choice: At Joppa, Peter, through the power of Christ, raised a woman from the dead. She was named Tabitha, but is better known by another name. What is her better-known name? (a) Dorcas; (b) Lydia; or (c) Phoebe.

2. In Acts 10, the gospel goes for the first time to the Gentiles. Peter carries the gospel to a Roman centurion's house. What was this Roman soldier's name? (a) Justus; (b) Cornelius; or (c) Julius.

3. With who was Peter staying when Cornelius sent for him to come to his house? (a) Alexander the coppersmith; (b) Simon the tanner; (c) Aquila the tentmaker.

1. (a) Dorcas (Acts 9:36). Dorcas is the translation of the name Tabitha.
2. (b) Cornelius (Acts 10:1).
3. (b) Simon the tanner (Acts 10:5,6). Simon lived in the seaport city of Joppa. This  is the same Joppa Jonah sailed from as he fled from obeying the Lord.

Saturday, October 5, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Who was the disciple at Damascus who took Saul in after his conversion? (a) Barnabas; (b) Ananias; or (c) Aquila.

2. When Saul (Paul) first came to Jerusalem , the disciples thought that he was not a real believer and were afraid of him. Who demonstrated boldness and brought Paul to the apostles? (a) Simon; (b) Apollos; or (c) Barnabas.

3. Peter, through the power of Christ, performed a healing in the city of Lydda. What paralyzed  man was healed? (a) Nathanael; (b) Aeneas; or (c) Urbanus

1. (b) Ananias (Acts 9:10-19).
2. (c) Barnabas (Acts 9:26,27).
3. (b) Aeneas (Acts 9:32-35).

Friday, October 4, 2013


1. True or false? The apostle Paul was present at the stoning of Stephen.

2. Multiple choice: Who tried to buy the power of the Holy Spirit from  Peter and John? (a) Ananias; (b) Apollos; or (c) Simon.

3. Philip met an Ethiopian eunuch on the road and presented the gospel to him. The eunuch was in the service of what person? (a) King Augustus; (b) Queen Candace; or (c) King Alexander.

1. True. Paul 's Jewish name Saul is used in Acts 7: 58.
2. (c) Simon (Acts 8: 14,18,19). Simon had previously practiced sorcery in Samaria and was well known for his magical powers.
3. (b) Queen Candace (Acts 8:27). Candace was her title rather then her name.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Who said, "The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren"? (a) David ; (b) Moses; or (c) John the Baptist.

2. What were the names of the couple who lied to Peter and the Holy Spirit about how much money they had received for selling a piece of land?  (a) Aquila and Priscilla; (b) Ananias and Sapphira; or
(c) Zacharias and Elizabeth.

3. Who was the renowned Jewish teacher who gave this advice concerning Christianity? "Keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it-lest you even be found to fight against God." (a) Thaddaeus;
(b) Caiaphas; or (c) Gamaliel

1. Moses  (Acts 3:22). Moses is the foremost type of Christ in the Old Testament.
2. (b) Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11).  Both died because of this lie. It was an important judgment for the purity of the early church,
3. (c) Gamaliel (Acts 5:34:-39). Paul was taught by Gamaliel in Jerusalem as he was training to become a rabbi (Acts 22:3).

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


1. Multiple choice: Who was chosen by the disciples to replace Judas as one of the twelve apostles?
(a) Barnabas; (b) Matthias; or  (c) Apollos

2. What Old Testament prophet did Peter quote to begin his sermon on the Day of Pentecost? (a)
Isaiah; (b) Jeremiah; or (c) Joel.

3. Question: Who was Peter's companion when he met the lame man on the way to the temple?
(a) Matthew; (b) John; or (c) James.

1. (b) Matthias (Acts 1:26).
2. (c) Joel (Acts 2:16). He quoted Joel 2:28-32, which speaks  of God's Spirit being poured out on all flesh. Peter says that is what is happening on the Day of Pentecost.
3. (b) John (Acts 3:1,2).

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


1. Multiple choice: There were two men named Judas among Jesus' twelve apostles. Judas Iscariot was His betrayer. How  is the other Judas identified in Acts (a) The son of John (b) the Zealot; or (c) the son of James.

2. True or false? There were several woman included in the select group of disciples who were waiting in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit.

3. Multiple choice: What were the names of the two men put forth to be a possible replacement for Judas as an apostle? (a) Joseph and Barnabas; (b) James and John ; or (c) Joseph and Matthias.

1. (c) The son of James (Acts 1:13). This man is called "Lebbaeus" (Matt. 10:3), "Thaddaeus"
(Mark 3:18), "Judas (not Iscariot)" (John 14:22).
2. True (Acts 1:14).
3. (c) Joseph and Matthias (Acts 1:23).