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Bible Quiz: Genesis I

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1) Genesis begins with the story of creation. Which is the correct order of creation according to Genesis?

Light; sky; birds and fish; animals and man; earth and plants; heavenly lights;

Light; sky; birds and fish; earth and plants; heavenly lights; animals and man

Light; sky; earth and plants; heavenly lights; birds and fish; animals and man

Light; heavenly lights; sky; birds and fish; earth and plants; animals and man

2) God created Adam first, then Eve to be his wife and helper. How was Eve, the first woman, created?

God created her from the clay of the ground.

God created her from one of Adam's ribs.

Adam wished for a helper and God sent Eve into the Garden of Eden.

The serpent created her and filled her with evil thoughts.

3) God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and told them they could eat of anything except one forbidden fruit. Which fruit did God tell Adam and Eve they must not eat?

Fruit from the apple tree.

Fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden.

Fruit from the pomegranate tree

Fermented grapes from the vine.

4) Of course, they ate the forbidden fruit anyway. What was Eve's excuse when confronted by God?

"The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

My husband gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate."

"The devil made me do it."

"The serpent promised me knowledge of good and evil if I ate."

5) God was angry when He found out Adam and Eve had eaten the forbidden fruit, and He drove them out of the Garden of Eden. How did God make sure they would not return and eat from the tree of life?

He built a tall wall around the Garden.

He drove Adam and Eve so far away that they could never find the way back.

He placed a curse on the garden so that anyone who entered would surely die.

He placed cherubim and a flaming sword to guard the way.

6) Adam and Eve had sons Cain and Abel. Each brother gave God an offering from the fruits of his labor. God looked with favor on Abel's offering, but not on Cain's. As a result, Cain became jealous and murdered his brother Abel. What was Cain's occupation?



Goat keeper


7) What was Cain's punishment for the murder of Abel?

He was put to death.

He was banished to the Land of Canaan.

He was banned from his occupation and made a restless wanderer on the earth.

He was banned from the Garden of Eden.

8) After many years, the people of earth became corrupt and full of violence. Of all people on earth, only Noah and his family were righteous. So, God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them."

Noah had three sons. Which one of these was NOT one of his sons?





9) God decided to flood the whole earth and told Noah to build an ark of wood to hold himself, his wife, his sons and their wives. He was also to take a pair, male and female, of each animal on the ark to save them from the flood and repopulate the earth. How many decks did the ark have?





10) Many men settled on a plain in Shinar and said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly and, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens so that we may make a name for ourselves." So, they began constructing the "Tower of Babel."

However, God was not pleased with these arrogant men who wanted to build a tower to heaven and be like gods themselves. What did God do to punish them?

He destroyed the city in a storm of fire and brimstone.

He confused their language and scattered them over the face of the earth.

He destroyed the tower with a tremendous bolt of lightning.

He sent a plague of locusts into the city.