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Bible Quiz: The Exodus


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1) After the Israelites departed Egypt, how did the Lord lead them on their journey to the Promised Land?

He placed a bright star in the sky to guide them.

An angel of the Lord walked ahead of them.

He allowed Moses to carry the sacred map to the Promised Land.

He went before them in a pillar of cloud or fire.


2) Why did God lead the Israelites to the Red Sea instead of a more direct route to the Promised Land.?

To avoid having to cross Mount Sinai

To avoid war with the Philistines

To avoid the pursuing armies of Pharaoh

To avoid the desert of Shur


3) After the Israelites had left Egypt, Pharaoh began to regret letting them go and losing their services. He and his army went in pursuit to bring them back. How did the Israelites escape Pharaoh and his army?

They crossed over the desert of Shur.

They crossed over the Red Sea

They crossed over Mount Sinai

The Egyptian army became entangled in war with the Philistines.


4) The Israelites faced many perils as they continued on their journey to the Promised Land. When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water because it was bitter. The people grumbled against Moses, saying, "What are we to drink?" How did Moses, with the Lord's help, solve this problem?

He asked the Lord for rain and when it came they were able to drink their fill.

He struck a rock with his staff and sweet water poured forth.

He struck the water with his staff and the bitterness went away.

He threw a piece of wood in the water and it became sweet.


5) About two months after leaving Egypt, the Israelites were suffering from sever hunger. They grumbled against Moses and wished they had stayed in Egypt. But the Lord sent quail and manna for them to eat. Where did this happen?

The desert of Sin

The desert of Shur

The desert of Moab

The desert of Elim


6) What did manna taste like?

bread frosted with sugar

bread with butter

matzo bread

bread made with honey


7) As the Israelites continued on their journey they camped at Rephidim, but found no water to drink. Again they grumbled against Moses saying, "Why did you bring us out of Egypt to die of thirst?" How did Moses, with the Lord's help, solve this problem?

He told the people to cut and drink from the cacti in the desert.

He asked the Lord for rain and when it came they were able to drink their fill.

He struck a rock with his staff and water poured forth.

He told the people to roll away a large rock and found a sweet spring underneath.


8) Who attacked the Israelites while they were camped at Rephidim?

The Philistines

Pharaoh's army

The Canaanites

The warriors of Amalek


9) How did the Israelites win this battle?

Moses went to the top of a hill and held up his hands.

Moses struck and killed the attackers' leader with his staff.

Moses threw his staff on the ground. It turned into a serpent and frightened the attackers away.

Moses held up his staff and the Lord sent a whirlwind to carry the attackers away.


10) How was Moses reunited with his wife and sons?

Moses' father-in-law brought them into the desert.

Moses sister and her husband brought them into the desert.

They came into the desert with a band of traders.

Moses left the Israelites for 40 days while he went to get his wife and sons.