1. According to the book of Acts, before Simon Magus (the "sorcerer" from Samaria) was baptized into Christianity, what did the Samarians call him?

  1. a fool
  2. a heretic
  3. a fish
  4. the divine power known as the Great Power
  5. the Christ

2. Which of the following historical figures from the Old Testament is NOT included in the genealogy of Jesus according to the Gospel of Luke?

  1. Adam
  2. Noah
  3. Abraham
  4. David
  5. Solomon
  6. Amos

3. According to Matthew, chapter 1, verse 17, "there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ." But how many generations are listed in the Gospel of Luke between David and Christ?

  1. 14 generations are listed
  2. 28 generations are listed
  3. 29 generations are listed
  4. 43 generations are listed
  5. 80 generations are listed

4. According to the Gospel of Mark, which of the following is an "eternal sin" that will "never be forgiven"?

  1. blaspheming against the Holy Spirit
  2. sacrificing your children to Molech
  3. prophesying lies in the name of the Lord
  4. homosexuality
  5. None of the above (because there are no sins that will 'never be forgiven)!

5. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the "kingdom of heaven" is like all of the following EXCEPT which one?

  1. a merchant looking for fine pearls ...
  2. a man who sowed good seed in his field ...
  3. a woman who was carrying a jar full of meal ...
  4. yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough ...
  5. a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son ...
  6. a treasure hidden in a field ...
  7. a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish ...
  8. a mustard seed ...

6. According to the New Testament, Jesus appeared [or "came into the world"] for each of the following reasons, EXCEPT which of the following?

  1. 'for judgment' he came into this world
  2. not to judge the world, but to save it
  3. to destroy the devil's work
  4. to testify to the truth
  5. to save sinners
  6. to bring peace to the earth

7. Psalm 74 talks about "fools" who mock God "all day long", and the Gospels talk about Roman soldiers who "mocked and beat" Jesus. But what does Paul's letter to the Galatians say about mocking God?

  1. God is slow to forgive those who mock him.
  2. God quickly forgives all who mock him.
  3. God mocks those who mock him.
  4. God cannot be mocked.
  5. God will never be mocked again.

8. According to the epistle of James, anyone who chooses to be a "friend of the world" becomes what?

  1. a friend of God
  2. an enemy of God
  3. a steward of God
  4. a master of God
  5. one with God

9. Paul advises us to avoid which of the following because it's both "unprofitable" and "useless"?

  1. arguments
  2. genealogies
  3. quarrels about the law
  4. foolish controversies
  5. All of the above
  6. Answers 'c' and 'd' ONLY.

10. According to the book of Acts, a man and his wife sold a "piece of property", and gave some of the proceeds to the apostle Peter. What happened after Peter received their money?

  1. Peter called the man a liar, and the man fell down and died.
  2. Peter called the man a thief, and the man's right hand was cut off.
  3. Peter called the man a saint, and the man started "speaking in tongues" and praising God.
  4. Peter called the man a christian, and the man fell to his knees and wept.
  5. Peter called the cops, and the man ran away.

11. According to the New Testament, which of the following men (or creatures) was married?

  1. Peter (the first Catholic Pope)
  2. John the Baptist
  3. Simon Magus (the "sorcerer" from Samaria)
  4. Satan
  5. Golgotha
  6. Job
  7. None of the above

12. According to the New Testament, the earth was formed out of what?

  1. Fire
  2. Water
  3. Air
  4. Earth
  5. Nothing (that is, the earth was formed "ex nihilo", or, "out of nothing")

13.According to the New Testament, who can become "the antichrist"?

  1. anyone who organizes "hatred and violence" is the antichrist
  2. anyone who murders "in the name of the Lord" is the antichrist
  3. anyone who prophesies false things "in the name of Christ" is the antichrist
  4. anyone who does not acknowledge that Jesus came "in the flesh" is the antichrist
  5. All of the above

14. Which of the following words (or phrases) can be found in the Bible?

  1. Trinity
  2. Easter
  3. Christmas
  4. Original Sin
  5. Rapture
  6. 'immortal soul'
  7. 'predestined'
  8. All of the above can be found in the Bible
  9. None of the above can be found in the Bible

15. Which of the following can NOT be found in the Gospel of Matthew, after Jesus was crucified?

  1. the curtain of the temple was torn
  2. the earth shook and the rocks split
  3. the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life
  4. Jesus' dead body was pierced with a spear
  5. All of the above can be found in the Gospel of Matthew
  6. None of the above can be found in the Gospel of Matthew

16. According to the Gospel of Mark, Jesus drove several demons out of a man named Legion and into a herd of pigs (and then the pigs ran into the lake). Approximately how many pigs were drowned in the lake?

  1. two pigs drowned
  2. about two dozen pigs drowned
  3. about two thousand pigs drowned
  4. about two million pigs drowned
  5. None of the pigs drowned! (only the demons drowned)

17. According to the New Testament, how did St. Paul encourage the Christians of his day to greet one another?

  1. with the phrase 'al-salamu 'alai-kum'
  2. with the phrase 'Peace be with you'
  3. with a 'holy handshake'
  4. with a 'holy kiss'
  5. with a 'holy bow'
  6. with a 'holy hug'
  7. None of the above

18. According to the New Testament, how did St. John encourage the Christians of his day to welcome those who "do not bring" the teaching of Christ?

  1. with the phrase 'al-salamu 'alai-kum'
  2. with the phrase 'Peace be with you'
  3. with a 'holy handshake'
  4. with a 'holy kiss'
  5. with a 'holy bow'
  6. with a 'holy hug'
  7. None of the above

19. According to St. Paul, what is going to happen to those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel?

  1. They will be sent a personal revelation so that they might know God.
  2. They will be forgiven--only because they 'do not know' God.
  3. They will be blessed with everlasting life.
  4. They will be punished with everlasting destruction.
  5. They will be given one--and only one--chance to repent.

20. According to the New Testament, which of the following is needed to please God?

  1. love
  2. hate
  3. fear
  4. faith
  5. sacrifice
  6. good works
  7. None of the above

21. Which of the following teachings does Jesus give regarding 'laughter'?

  1. Ten times a day you must laugh and be cheerful.
  2. There is a time to weep and a time to laugh.
  3. Laughter heals all your diseases.
  4. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
  5. Blessed are you who laugh now, for you will be satisfied.

22. Which of the following teachings does St. Paul give regarding the prayer habits of men and women?

  1. men should pray with their heads covered, but women should pray with their heads uncovered
  2. men should pray with their heads uncovered, but women should pray with their heads covered
  3. men and women should pray with their heads covered
  4. men and women should pray with their heads uncovered
  5. it doesn't matter how men and women pray (as long as they pray earnestly)

23. According to St. James, what is the religion that God accepts as 'pure and faultless'?

  1. Christianity
  2. Judaism
  3. Zoroastrianism
  4. Sabianism
  5. Hinduism
  6. Gnosticism
  7. None of the above

24. According to St. Paul, certain patriarchs from the Old Testament (Abel, Enoch, Noah, and Abraham) had a lot in common. But which of the following did they NOT have in common?

  1. they were all 'living by faith' when they died
  2. they all 'received the things promised' to them
  3. they all admitted that they were 'aliens and strangers' on earth
  4. Those patriarchs did not have 'a', 'b', nor 'c' in common!
  5. Those patriarchs had all answers ('a', 'b', and 'c') in common!

25. According to St. Paul, what happens to everyone who wants to live "a godly life in Christ Jesus"?

  1. they will be saluted
  2. they will be prosecuted
  3. they will be undisputed
  4. they will be persecuted
  5. None of the above

26. According to the Gospel of Mark, when the Pharisees tested Jesus (by asking him for a "sign from heaven"), what was Jesus' response?

  1. Jesus responded by saying, 'no sign will be given.'
  2. Jesus responded by saying, 'no sign will be given, except for the sign of Jonah.'
  3. Jesus responded by saying, 'no sign will be given, except for the sign of Jonah, and the tearing of the curtain.'
  4. Jesus responded by saying, 'do not put the Lord your God to the test.'
  5. None of the above (because Jesus did not respond to them).

27. Which of the following is NOT listed in the Gospel of Mark as a "sign" that will accompany "those who believe"?

  1. believers will drive out demons in Jesus' name
  2. believers will speak in new tongues
  3. believers will pick up birds with their hands
  4. when believers drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all
  5. believers will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well
  6. All of the above are listed as "signs" that will accompany "those who believe."
  7. None of the above are listed as "signs" that will accompany "those who believe."

28. What does Jesus tell us not to worry about (in the Sermon on the Mount)?

  1. our lives
  2. our bodies
  3. what we're going to eat and drink
  4. what we're going to wear
  5. All of the above (that is, Jesus said not to worry about 'a', 'b', 'c', nor 'd').
  6. None of the above (that is, Jesus said we _should_ worry about 'a', 'b', 'c', and 'd').

29. According to the New Testament, which of the following items cured the sick?

  1. handkerchiefs that St. Paul had touched.
  2. sandals that Jesus had touched
  3. rocks that Peter had touched
  4. a bronze snake
  5. a piece of wood from the cross that Jesus was crucified on

30. The New Testament describes John the Baptist as eating _________________, and wearing clothing made of _________________. Fill in the blanks!

  1. eating camels, and wearing camel's hair
  2. eating dragons, and wearing sackcloth
  3. eating locusts, and wearing camel's hair
  4. eating honey, and wearing sackcloth
  5. eating ibex, and wearing goat's hair
  6. eating bread and wine, and wearing wool and linen
  7. eating goats cooked in their mother's milk, and wearing sackcloth

31. Which of the following statements about Jesus' death can NOT be found in the book of Acts?

  1. The Jews [of the Sanhedrin] killed Jesus by "hanging him on a tree."
  2. The Jews [of the Sanhedrin] killed Jesus by "crucifying him."
  3. The Jews [of the Sanhedrin] "betrayed and murdered" Jesus.
  4. Judas betrayed Jesus, but Jesus "was not murdered."
  5. All of the above can be found in the book of Acts.
  6. None of the above can be found in the book of Acts.

32. Which of the following statements about "judging" and "judgment" can NOT be found in the New Testament?

  1. Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
  2. Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?
  3. The Lord will judge his people.
  4. The Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son ...
  5. I [Jesus] did not come to judge the world, but to save it.
  6. For judgment I [Jesus] have come into this world ...
  7. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment
  8. Mercy triumphs over judgment!
  9. All of the above can be found in the New Testament.

33. Who was the last person that was raised from the dead in the New Testament?

  1. Lazarus
  2. Jesus
  3. Elijah
  4. a young boy (that was raised by Elijah)
  5. a young boy (that was raised by Jesus)
  6. a group of random [zombie-like] "holy people"
  7. None of the above

34. According to the Gospel of Luke, why was the prophet Zechariah unable to speak for a brief period of time?

  1. Because he cursed the angel Gabriel.
  2. Because he did not believe the angel Gabriel.
  3. Because he did not share his food with the angel Gabriel.
  4. Because he slaughtered a bull on the Sabbath day.
  5. Because he did not slaughter a bull on the Sabbath day.

35. According to the Gospel of Mark, how often did Jesus "speak in parables" to those "on the outside"?

  1. no things were said in parables
  2. two things were said in parables
  3. some things were said in parables
  4. most things were said in parables
  5. all things were said in parables

36. St. Peter advised the people of his day to "submit themselves" to every what?

  1. every grasshopper and locust
  2. every heavenly spirit
  3. every authority instituted among men
  4. every letter written by Paul
  5. every prophet who speaks in the name of "Christ Jesus"

37. In his letter to the Romans, how does St. Paul address a question similar to this: "If God hardens the hearts of men, then why does God still blame us?"

  1. Paul answers: "Who are you, O man, to talk back to God?"
  2. Paul answers: "Who are you, O man, to say God hardens another man's heart?"
  3. Paul answers: "Who are you, O man, to ask me such things? God will answer your prayers."
  4. Paul answers: "Who are you, O man, to test all things? Do not put the Lord your God to the test."
  5. Paul answers: "Who are you, O man, and where are your clothes?

38. According to St. Paul, if women want to "inquire about something", what should they do?

  1. they should ask their priests (or bishops) at church
  2. they should ask their husbands at home
  3. they should ask the Lord at home (inside a closet)
  4. they should ask Lord Jesus at any time at any place
  5. None of the above

39. According to the Gospels, Jesus said "anyone who divorces his wife", except for ____________, and "marries another woman commits adultery". Which of the following exceptions for divorce is recorded in the Gospel of Mark?

  1. except for emotional desertion
  2. except for marital unfaithfulness
  3. except for physical violence
  4. except for non-christian wives
  5. No exceptions are given in the Gospel of Mark.

40. How many generations did Jesus say would "pass away" before the Son of Man would appear in the sky with "power and glory" and gather the elect?

  1. 7 generations
  2. 70 generations
  3. 7 times 70 generations
  4. 40 generations
  5. 144,000 generations
  6. 666 generations
  7. "a great many" generations
  8. None of the above.

41. According to St. Paul, why was "the law" (presumably the Law of Moses) originally given to the Israelites?

  1. so that lawlessness might decrease
  2. so that the trespass [of Adam] might increase
  3. so that the memory [of the Flood] might increase
  4. so that God's love might increase
  5. so that God's love might decrease

42. According to the book of Acts, "Elymas the sorcerer" opposed Paul and Barnabas. What happened to Elymas after Paul called him "full of all kinds of deceit and trickery?"

  1. Elymas repented and became one of Paul's disciples
  2. Elymas repented and became one of Jesus' disciples
  3. Elymas became blind
  4. Elymas was struck by lightning and died
  5. Elymas, quote, "agreed to disagree" with Paul, and nothing else is mentioned about Elymas in the book of Acts.

43. Which of the following statements about "believers and unbelievers" is NOT made by St. Paul in the New Testament?

  1. unbelieving husbands are sanctified through believing wives
  2. unbelieving wives are not sanctified through believing husbands
  3. do not be yoked together with unbelievers
  4. what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
  5. the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers
  6. Paul makes all of the above statements in the New Testament.
  7. Paul does not make any of the above statements in the New Testament.

44. According to the New Testament, there will be "more rejoicing in heaven" over one ______________ than over ninety-nine ______________ . Fill in the blanks!

  1. 1 act of mercy, than over 99 animal sacrifices
  2. 1 animal sacrifice, than over 99 merciful acts
  3. 1 sinner who repents, than over 99 righteous persons who do not need to repent
  4. 1 righteous person who does not need to repent, than over 99 sinners who repent
  5. None of the above

45. According to the Gospels, which of the following dichotomies did Jesus preach?

  1. man is wholly good or wholly evil
  2. he who is not with me is against me
  3. your father is either God or the devil
  4. Jesus Christ
  5. the prophets either wrote about me [Jesus] or they wrote about no one
  6. None of the above

46. Which of the following descriptions of Jesus can NOT be found in the book of Revelation?

  1. Jesus wore a "golden sash"
  2. Jesus' robe was "dipped in blood"
  3. Jesus' hair was "long and flowing"
  4. Jesus' eyes were like "blazing fire"
  5. a "sharp double-edged sword" came out of Jesus' mouth.
  6. Jesus' feet were like "bronze glowing in a furnace"
  7. Jesus' voice was like "the sound of rushing waters"

47. At the end of the book of Revelations, what does the angel tell St. John regarding those who "do wrong"?

  1. the angel says: "Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong."
  2. the angel says: "No one alive today does wrong."
  3. the angel says: "Warn those who do wrong."
  4. the angel says: "Pray for those who do wrong."
  5. All of the above.
  6. None of the above.

48. Which of the following interesting characters is NOT mentioned in the book of Revelation?

  1. an enourmous red dragon
  2. 3 evil spirits that looked like frogs
  3. a star named Wormwood
  4. Apollyon (king of the locusts whose faces resembled human faces)
  5. Death (riding on a pale horse)
  6. Hades (following close behind Death)
  7. All of the above characters are mentioned in the book of Revelation.
  8. None of the above characters are mentioned in the book of Revelation.

49. According to the book of Revelation, who (or what) does Jesus hate?

  1. Jesus hates "that ancient serpent," known as Satan
  2. Jesus hates "Gog and Magog"
  3. Jesus hates "the practices of the Nicolaitans"
  4. Jesus hates "the Samaritans" and "others who love violence"
  5. All of the above.
  6. None of the above -- Jesus doesn't hate anyone or anything!

50. Which of the following descriptions of the "throne in heaven" can NOT be found in the book of Revelation?

  1. a rainbow encircled the thrown
  2. 2 cherubim (with wings spread upward) overshadowed the throne
  3. 4 living creatures (covered with eyes) were around the throne
  4. 7 lamps blazed before the throne
  5. 24 other thrones surrounded the throne
  6. flashes of lightning and peals of thunder came from the throne
  7. All of the above descriptions can be found in the book of Revelation.
  8. None of the above descriptions can be found in the book of Revelation.