300 Christian Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you gauge your knowledge on matters of Christianity? Using Christian trivia is an excellent way to do so. What better way is there to celebrate the Lord than to gather with your loved ones to worship and study the word through fun trivia? You get to learn the history of Christianity, different prayers for various denominations, and the broader Christian religion aspect.

Christianity has become the largest of the world’s religions and, geographically, the most widely diffused of all faiths. Although there is, complexity revealed by the thousands of separate churches, sects, and denominations that make up the modern Christian tradition. Thus, Christians are encouraged to concentrate on the essence of faith and the ideas that are integral to it.

Christian Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

To make Sunday school more fun for children, our easy Christian trivia quiz will come in handy. Questions like: How many days did God take to create the world? Or What European city first heard Christian preaching? All these quizzes are good at creating imaginary visuals that enable everyone to remember and understand the concept.

These Christian trivia quiz questions and answers will put your knowledge to the test. Here, take up the challenge!

1. Physically, a rosary is a circular band of beads with a short extra band that terminates at a Crucifix. Which prayer is traditionally said while holding the Crucifix?

The Apostle’s Creed


2. What is the last book of the Old Testament?



3. What European city first heard Christian preaching?



4. The most common form of the Roman Catholic rosary was popularized by which saint?

St. Dominic


5. After Jesus was baptized, God said, “This is my son, whom I ?”

Whom I love


6. Most Catholics have their own rosary beads. If you get a new set, what is the most important thing that you should do to them as soon as possible?

Have them blessed by the priest


7. The “Angelus” is traditionally said when?

6 a.m., Noon, and 6 p.m.


8. What instrument did David play?



9. What is the name of the Mountain that Noah’s Ark rest on after the flood?



10. When we say all the Joyful Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary how many mysteries do the Catholic Church invite us to recite?



11. Finish this verse from 1 Thessalonians: Pray without?



12. What, in the Christian church, occurs 49 days before Whitsunday and 40 days after Shrove Tuesday?



13. The “Catechism of Christian Doctrine” is the way many of us remember our religious instruction at school. How does that publication answer the question “What is prayer?”?

Prayer is the raising up of the mind and heart to God


14. After Noah got off the boat, what sign did God give to showed his promise to never flood the world again?

Rainbow; Genesis 9:12-16


15. On the short strand connecting the Crucifix to the main part of the rosary are three beads represent the three Theological Virtues. Which is NOT considered a Theological Virtue?



16. How many days and nights did Jesus fast?

40; Matthew 4:2


17. What Book of the Bible means “the Going Forth”?



18. Who was the first person to come upon the injured man in the parable of the Good Samaritan?

The priest; Luke 10:25-37


19. The “Memorare” is a prayer for the intercession of Mary. Who is generally considered to be the author?

St. Bernard of Clairvaux


20. Which New Testament book has Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount?

Matthew; It covers several chapters (5-7) and teaches some of the most familiar lessons like not to worry and the “golden rule” (7:12)


21. What is the name for the incense burner that is often swung around on a set of chains?



22. What is The Lord’s Prayer also known as?

Our father


23. Who said the Biblical words “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word”?

The Blessed Virgin Mary


24. Which Roman emperor blamed the Christians after Rome caught on fire in A.D. 64?



25. When Christ died on the cross, who do most Christians believe that he died a death of substitution for? In other words, who do they feel that he “stood in” for, dying in their place?



26. The finest prayer service that Catholics have is the Mass. What does the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the holiest part of the Mass, commemorate?

The Last Supper of Jesus


27. What is the second largest Christian group in the US?



28. This organization was founded by salesmen who wanted to find Bibles when on the road. Who are they?



29. What is the correct way to describe how a Catholic should pray the most holy rosary?

Meditating on the mysteries and praying to God, through His mother’s intercession


30. As a young child, the words “God’s loving care” was a simpler way of understanding the formal term for it in our Baltimore Catechism. What is the more formal term for “God’s loving care” that we later learned?

Divine providence


31. Many of the prayers of the Rosary are in groups of ten known as decades. Which prayer is said in this way?

Hail Mary


32. The message of the earliest Christians in Jerusalem was called by which name?

The way


33. The Blessed Virgin Mary called herself “the Lady of the Rosary” when she appeared to three shepherd children from a small Portuguese village. What is the name of the village?



34. Which two Gospels describe the birth of Jesus?

Mathew and Luke


35. While the Trinity is never officially laid out in the Bible, it has become a fundamental doctrine of Christianity. Which group of three entities is typically described as making up the Christian Trinity?

Father, Son, Holy Spirit


36. The first Luminous Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary refers to a baptism. Who is being baptized?

Jesus Christ


37. Arius was a popular preacher in the fourth century. He taught that Jesus did not exist eternally in the Holy Trinity, but was created by the Father. At the Council of Nicea, what did St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra, do to Arius?

Slapped him across the face


38. Where did Christianity first appear?



39. What do Catholics call the first Joyful Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary?

The Annunciation


40. In what year was the God Channel (originally known as The Christian Channel Europe) first launched in the UK?



41. What best describes where the Blessed Virgin’s great power of intercession with God originates?

Her Immaculate Conception and from being mother of Jesus and from her holy life


42. In Catholic churches, one may find a vessel into which people dip their fingers. Then they bless themselves. What is contained in the vessel?

Holy water


43. A series of prayers are said at the conclusion of the Rosary. Which is LEAST likely to be one of those prayers?

The Prayer of St. Ephraim


44. The word “heresy” comes from a Greek root meaning what?



45. How does Paul describe the teachings he gives to Timothy?

As prophesies once made about him


46. The first Luminous Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary refers to a baptism. Did anyone object to the way it was to be carried out?

Saint John the Baptist


47. The idea of an association of Christians was conceived by two traveling strangers who met in a Wisconsin hotel in what year?



48. The first Sorrowful Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary is “The Agony in the Garden”. Which garden is being referred to here?

Garden of Gethsemane


49. What did Saint Augustine (354-430AD) believe would happen to our fingernail clippings at the resurrection?

God reuses them as other body parts to build us new bodies

50. Who was the earthly foster father of Jesus?

St. Joseph


51. Which Swiss man is often credited with the rise of the “reformed churches,” thanks to his stirring sermons and dedication to his cause?

Huldreich Zwingli


52. Which denomination was originally founded in 1933 as a radio ministry?

The World Wide Church of God


53. The first Luminous Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary is associated with a bird. What bird is mentioned by the gospel writers in association with this Mystery?

A dove


54. The oldest surviving version of the Lord’s Prayer is written in which language?



55. In what year did the Book of Common Prayer first come into use?



56. What do Catholics call the second Joyful Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary?

The Visitation


57. One of the first missions of the Jesuits was serving as missionaries far outside the European world. Which famous Jesuit followed in the paths of the Apostle Thomas to bring Christianity to India and later to Japan?

Francis Xavier


58. The formal act of a priest or bishop pronouncing the forgiveness of sins by Christ to those who are qualified by penitence to receive it?



59. What is considered to have been the very first novena?

The nine days between the Ascension and Pentecost


60. Some of the earliest Christian Bibles were hand-written and illustrated. Who generally did this work in the Dark Ages and medieval times?



61. Where was Mary’s (the Mother of Jesus) home?



62. What/who is called “Best gift of God above”?

Holy Ghost


63. How many fish did Peter catch during the miracle performed after Jesus’ resurrection as described in John 21?



64. On which day of the week are the five Mysteries added by John Paul II said?



65. Who were the first bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church?

Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury


66. The person who swings the incense burner is called a?



67. Where did the second Luminous Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary take place?

Cana of Galilee


68. Christ, through John, uses imagery that has to do precisely with what each of the seven cities were famous for. Keeping this in mind, in Revelation 2:12-17, what do you think the city of Pergamos was known for?



69. Originally organized in Britain, this group has officers instead of clergy. Have I got your ‘attention’? Who are they (with their red kettles)?

Salvation Army


70. What is a Litany?

A form of responsive petition


71. The apostles appointed a council to assist in the distribution of food and necessities to the poor and widows. How many members constituted this council?



72. What is the second sorrowful mystery of the Most Holy Rosary?

the scourging


73. When Jesus returned to Nazareth, after his temptation in the wilderness, and preached in the synagogue, how was he greeted?

He was accused of being a blasphemer


74. Which group of three books all belong to the Pentateuch?

Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers


75. Where was Jesus born?



76. What was an “Apologist?”

The most able of Christian thinkers, writers, and defenders


77. According to the Book of Revelation (King James Version), where will the mark of the beast be placed?

Hand or forehead


78. Please complete the first two lines of this hymn: “Faith of our Fathers! living still In spite of dungeon, fire and?



79. The founder of this mainline denomination was one of 19 children. His mother was the most influential in his religious life. His father’s name was Samuel. He had his heart ‘strangely warmed’ at a prayer meeting. He is?

John Wesley


80. The final prayer of the Rosary is Hail Holy Queen. What is the Latin name for this prayer/hymn?

Salve Regina


81. How many versions of the Lord’s Prayer can be found in the Bible?



82. Still outside the church, the visitor might look up to the roof and see a grotesque carving of a strange creature with a water-spout protruding from its mouth. What is the general term for this object?



83. The third Luminous Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary is called “The Proclamation of the Kingdom”. Which Kingdom is being referred to in this statement?

The Kingdom of God


84. For what offence was Galileo Galilei pursued by the Inquisition?

Asserting that the Earth revolved around the Sun


85. Who does Saint Matthew state in his gospel was the “procurator” at the time whose behaviour led to Jesus being crucified?



86. In the Anglican Church, sacramentals may be used in personal devotions. Which of the following objects is such a sacramental?

A votive candle


87. Which Catholic service are you most likely to be at if you hear a hymn starting “Therefore we before Him bending…”?

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament


88. Which of these groups, all eventually subject to the attention of the Spanish Inquisition, was the initial target of the Inquisitors, at the direction of the monarchs?

Jews who had converted to Catholicism


89. How many books are in the Catholic Bible?



90. What was the name of the meeting in 325 A.D. that decided that Jesus was God and was equal with the Father?

First Council of Nicaea


91. In Saint Matthew’s Gospel who is the notorious prisoner who is released at the whim of the crowd in preference to the arrested Jesus?



92. Who is believed to have written most of the Psalms?



93. Which denomination bears the official name of Unitas Fratrum?

The Moravian Church


94. Why did Joseph take Mary and Jesus into Egypt following Jesus’s birth?

King Herod was slaying all the young boys


95. Members of this denomination are usually pacifists. During baptisms, the convert is dipped forward three times, once each time a member of the Trinity is mentioned?

Church of the Brethren


96. From the outset in the first century, there were debates as to what practices Christians should adopt. Some wanted to continue older Jewish traditions. Of the following, which prompted a specific refutation from Peter in the Book of Acts?



97. Who is the ordinary minister of the Eucharist?

A Bishop, Priest or ordained Deacon


98. Gideons Associations were founded in how many countries in the Gideons’ first hundred years in existence?



99. According to Saint Matthew’s Gospel where did the soldiers take Jesus after He was condemned to death?

The Praetorium

100. Who warned Mary the Mother of Jesus by saying “And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that the thoughts of many hearts shall be revealed”?



101. “Hallowed be thy name.” What does hallowed mean?

Made holy


102. Sacramentals may also include gestures or physical practices used during worship. In Catholic and Anglican churches, one may see members of the congregation carry out a genuflection. What is this?

Touching one knee to the floor


103. What is the fourth sorrowful mystery of the Most Holy Rosary?

The carrying of the cross


104. Which Christian denomination believes that in Holy Communion, the bread and wine is taken along with (but not changing into or representing) the body and blood?



105. What Prophetess and an 84-year-old widow showed great joy at seeing Jesus during the fourth Joyful Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary?



106. Saul studied at the rabbical college in Jerusalem under which rabbi?



107. At the age of twelve Jesus went missing to the great distress of His parents. How long did His parents seek him for?

3 days


108. The raising of Lazarus from the dead took place in which town?



109. Which denomination was formed in 1957 by uniting the Congregational Christian Church and the Evangelical and Reformed Church?

The United Church of Christ


110. Who stepped down in 2009 as leader of the Evangelical Alliance after more than ten years in the post?

Joel Edwards


111. Who in the New Testament is mentioned as being from the church of Thyatira?



112. What is the tall cross or crucifix (made tall by being attached to a pole) known as?

processional cross


113. Which of the Psalms (using the numbering in the non-Vulgate Bible) did Jesus pray as he was dying on the Cross?

Psalm 22


114. Paul, as he called himself, after his vision of Jesus on the Damascus, returned to Tarsus later and had to contend with which major cult? This was the dominant cult in Tarsus?



115. According to Saint Matthew’s Gospel, what is the most complete description of the drink the soldiers offered to Jesus before they crucified Him?

Wine (or vinegar) mixed with gall


116. What is the fifth sorrowful mystery of the Most Holy Rosary?

Crucifixion and death of Jesus on the cross


117. An organization that was formed in 1951 to combat the perceived attacks upon the Christian faith on institutes of higher education, it took a militant name for itself. What is its name?

Campus Crusade for Christ


118. In Saint Matthew’s Gospel at what hour during the crucifixion of Jesus did darkness start to cover the whole land?

The sixth hour


119. The Pelagians, a sect of the fifth century, claimed that human beings did not bear responsibility for which of the following?

The “Original Sin” of Adam and Eve


120. According to Saint Matthew’s Gospel what did Jesus cry out before He died?

My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?


121. Now that we were aware that “grace” could be obtained in many different ways, Sister Marie Irene IHM explained to us that we were obtaining grace, each morning, afternoon, and before the end of classes. How were we children obtaining grace?

Praying aloud


122. Why was the fish an early symbol of Christianity?

The Greek word for fish–ichthys–could be used as an acrostic with the phrase: “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.”


123. What is the last book in the Bible?



124. Complete this beatitude: “Blessed are the peacemakers…?”

“…for they shall be called the children of God”


125. What was the irony of the conservative Christian vote in the 1980 US Presidential Election?

They voted for a man who rarely attended church over one who always attended


126. What is the shortest book in the Bible?

3 John


127. Which popular denomination did not have a female founder?



128. The next controversy in Christianity, the Photian Schism, occurred between 863-879 AD and further foreshadowed what was to come in the Great Schism. Which Empire had under Boris I converted to Christianity and was involved in the tug of war between East and West over which liturgy and clergy would control it?



129. What, besides salvation, do Christians believe was made available to mankind as a direct result of Jesus’ substitutionary sacrifice?

fellowship with God


130. What language was the Gutenberg Bible printed in?



131. Which human author wrote the most books?

Paul wrote 13 books


132. Our memory box is really getting full now, as Sister Santa Elisa IHM also explained there were “corporal” works of mercy” which we could also practice. Which of these is not a corporal work of mercy?

To pray for the living and the dead


133. Which American President was at the cornerstone laying ceremony for the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.?

Theodore Roosevelt


134. Which human author wrote the most words in the Bible?

Moses wrote 125,139 words


135. Peter journeyed through Judea, preaching and healing. In Lydda, he healed a man by what name?



136. Letters of the Greek alphabet used in the Christian Church to denote God’s eternity and infinitude?

Alpha and Omega


137. What was most likely the first Gospel written?



138. According to Matthew, what are Jonah’s days inside the animal that swallowed him thought to represent?

Jesus’ three days in the tomb


139. Saul of Tarsus, later called Paul, was educated at the rabbinical college in Jerusalem. To which sect and/or group did he belong?



140. What was most likely the first of Paul’s letters written?

1 Thessalonians


141. John Sentamu became England’s first black Anglican Archbishop when he was appointed Archbishop of York in 2006. He was born in Uganda and came to Britain as a refugee. However, where did he serve as Bishop before taking the job in York?



142. What were men trying to do at the Tower of Babel?

Built a tower to reach to Heaven


143. The teachings of which church can be described as Arminian rather than Calvinist. In fact, the founder of the church once preached against the doctrine of predestination?



144. St. Augustine was devoted, for many years, to this heretical sect, which maintained a dualistic theology



145. Who did God call out of Ur to move to Canaan?



146. When a worship leader wears an alb, what is the rope-like thing worn around the waist called?



147. Benjamin Franklin determined that approximately how many people at a time could hear the evangelist George Whitefield’s voice?



148. Even though Abram and Sarah were too old, what did God promise them?

A son


149. Here we are in 8th grade, ready for June and promotion to high school. Sister James Thomas IHM wants us to remember which word ends the Apostle’s Creed. This answer we not only knew in relationship to the Creed but to the final chapter of the Baltimore Catechism. What was that word?


150. What were Isaac’s sons’ names?

Jacob and Esau


151. During a liturgy or Mass, the Gifts, or materials prior to their consecration as Holy Communion, will be brought to the altar. What is the name for the sacramentals used to contain the wine as it is carried to the altar?



152. This Dean of St Paul’s was also a poet in the early seventeenth century; who was he?

John Donne


153. What attribute is given to the shield as part of the full armor of God?



154. The Spanish Inquisition shifted its attention in the middle of the 16th century to concentrate on Moriscos more than on Marranos following what event?

Morisco Revolt in Granada


155.  What is the second largest Christian communion in the world?

The Eastern Orthodox Church


156. How did Esau respond when his birthright was taken?

Threatened to kill Jacob


157. Which long garment, now usually black (formerly of various colours), worn by the clergy?



158. What did Laban make Jacob do to finally marry Rachel?

Work another seven years


159. In 1273 which man completed his famous work, “Summa Theologica?”

Thomas Aquinas


160. How many brothers did Joseph have?



161. Who do miscellaneous Christian doctrines refer to as the second Adam?



162. When was the King James version of the Bible produced?

1604 – 1611


163. How did Martin Luther explain the petition in the Lord’s Prayer that says, “Give us this day, our daily bread?”

To provide one with everyday needs


164. What did Jacob give Joseph that sparked jealousy from his siblings?

A coat of many colors


165. Members of which church observe a Saturday Sabbath, and many are vegetarians?

Seventh Day Adventist


166. Besides converting Cornelius, Peter had a shattering experience in Joppa while he slept on a rooftop. What was it?

A vision allowing non-kosher foods


167. How did the brothers get rid of Joseph?

Sold him to slave traders


168. Which denomination, which has broken up into at least 27 sub-denominations, has historically supported the separation of church and state and defended the autonomy of the local congregation?



169. Saul of Tarsus, when he first entered Christian history, worked with the Sanhedrin to persecute the followers of Jesus. Whose execution did he attend with pleasure?



170. Who was Jacob’s second son with Rachel?



171. A particular heresy was promoted by Theodotus of Byzantium in the late Second Century, and again in the Eighth Century by bishops in Spain. It held that Christ only became the Son of God at baptism. What was this heresy called?



172. How did Moses’ mother save him from the Egyptian soldiers?

Put him in a basket in the river


173. Who sponsors the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA)?

The Church of Nigeria


174. Which of the following was not a king of Israel?



175. Soul Survivor is an organisation based in which town in the south-east of England?



176. Through what did God speak to Moses in the desert?

A burning bush


177. What is the term used to refer to the communion of Eastern Christian churches that accept only the first four ecumenical councils?

Oriental Orthodoxy


178. What did God send to feed the Israelites in the desert?

Quail and manna


179. What is the Gideons’ symbol?

A burning oil lantern


180. Where did God give Moses the Ten Commandments?

Mt. Sinai


181. What did the Roman church do with John Wycliffe’s bones forty years after his death?

Burned them and threw their ashes into a river


182. Members of which organization were originally known as International Bible Students, until they adopted their modern name in 1931. They believe Christ began his reign in 1914?


183. What golden image did the Israelites make at Mt. Sinai?

A golden calf


184. Which group of churches, connected with the teachings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, believe that all Christians in a particular city or town are part of the Body of Christ and that no church should take any name other than that of Jesus Christ?

The local churches


185. I tried to hold Protestants and Catholics together. I joined the reformed church in 1573. I renounced allegiance to King Philip and was assassinated in 1584 at the age of 51. Who am I?

William of Orange


186. What did the spies sent into Canaan see that made them scared?

Giants in the land


187. Which group regularly refers to Jesus as Yeshua or Y’shua?

Messianic Jews


188. After they took over the Promised Land and Joshua died, who ruled Israel?



189. What group considers itself to be the original Buddhist branch of Christianity?

The Order of Nazorean Essenes


190. “And lead us not into _____.” What word is missing from this blank in most liturgical versions of the Lord’s prayer?



191. Who was the woman judge who led Israel to victory?



192. Which church considers the Patriarch of Constantinople to be the “first among equals?”

Eastern Orthodox Church


193. Who was the judge who defeated the Midianites with only 300 men using torches and horns?



194. With what did Samson kill 1,000 Philistines?

A donkey’s jawbone


195. In 2007, what was the largest non-denominational church in America, with tens of thousands of weekly worshippers who sought “your best life now”?

Lakewood church


196. About ten percent of the members of which denomination consider themselves to be Christians?

The Unitarian Universalist Church


197. A part of London is called Blackfriars. Who were the Blackfriars?



198. Reverend John Witherspoon, the only minister to sign the Declaration of Independence, was a member of which church?



199. What Philistine woman asked Samson what his power came from?


200. How did Samson die?

Pushing over the temple pillars, killing himself and many Philistines.


201. According to the writings of the Byzantine emperor Theodore Lascaris, the city of Philadelphia was well known for what?



202. When Saul conquered the Amalekites, what person did he keep as a prisoner instead of killing like God said to?

The king, Agag


203. Herod Agrippa imprisoned which two apostles?

Peter and James


204. Two brothers who lived in Poland in the 1500s had a heresy named for them: Socianism. The Sozinnis taught that Jesus was a man who became God. Which of the following did they also believe?

The baptisms of infants were not valid


205. When David wanted to fight Goliath, what did Saul try to give him?

His armor


206. What does ‘Gnosis’ mean in Greek?

Secret, spiritual knowledge


207. Paul was shipwrecked on what island?



208. Who was David’s captain of his army?



209. What patriarch of Constantinople taught that Mary could not be called the “Mother of God,” since Jesus was born as man by Mary, but as God by the Father?



210. Which insect did John the Baptist eat in the desert?



211. St Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt is famous as the site where one of the oldest parchment manuscripts of the Bible was found dating back to the 4th century. In what year was it found?



212. Who was Bathsheba’s husband?



213. “But deliver us from _____.” What word is missing from this blank in most English liturgical versions of the Lord’s Prayer?



214. Which biblical narrative is connected to Palm Sunday?

Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem before his death


215. During his time as king, who was David’s main enemy?



216. What did the serpent tempt Eve to do in the Garden of Eden?

Eat the fruit from the trees that God forbid them to eat


217. What famous queen came to visit Solomon?

Queen of Sheba


218. Possibly the darkest of all the activities of the Christian church, historically, has been in relation to this particular group who are?



219. What did God divide when He created Earth?

The light from the darkness


220. Who convinced Solomon to turn from God?

His wives


221. Which monarch was, by sixteenth century standards, very tolerant as they left folk free to believe what they liked so long as outward conformity in religion was practised?

Elizabeth I of England


223. How many plagues are in Exodus?



224. What is the work of the Bible Society?

To provide Bibles in as many languages as possible.


225. What did NOT happen to the city and/or church of Philadelphia?

The city and church were destroyed completely because the church fell into idolatry


226. What are the ten plagues in order from Exodus?

Blood, frogs, lice, flies, livestock pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and the killing of firstborn children.


227. What happened to the kingdom after Solomon’s rule?

It split in two


228. What is the name of a person called by God to speak for Him?

A Prophet


229. Whose dream did Daniel interpret in -Babylon?


230. The collection of religious relics in the English churches of the early 16th century was rampant. Which of the following items was not available for display in the Canterbury Cathedral at this time?

Christ’s blood in a vial


231. King Herod promised what to his daughter on his birthday?

John the Baptist’s head


232. Who was the last king Daniel served under in the Bible?



233. I am one of the great apologists for Christianity. Which one am I?

Justin Martyr


234. What Roman Governor presided over Judea during the trial of Jesus?

Pontius Pilate


235. This religious group was seen as a threat by the medieval church. The church therefore decided to eradicate the heresy and heretics. This was in the thirteenth century; who were they?

The Cathars


236. In 2 Kings 7, who sacked the Syrian camp?



237. When Daniel prayed to God after it was not allowed, where was he thrown into?

The lion’s den


238. Two people claim to be Primate of England; who are they?

Archbishops of Canterbury and York


239. In 2 Kings 8, how long is the famine that Elisha prophesizes?

7 years


240. When they refused to bow to an idol, where were they thrown?

Into a fiery furnace


241. If a person sinned ignorantly at the time of Moses, what happened to them?

They had to sacrifice something


242. Who returned to Israel to build up the walls of Jerusalem?



243. Here’s a straightforward one if you know Revelation 3. The city of Laodicea, like Sardis, was known for its riches and was an important financial and banking center, which is apparently why Christ chastises their church for saying that they were rich and needed nothing, when in fact they weren’t rich spiritually. They were also known for agriculture, and the production of black wool. But they also were known for what else?

The treatment of eye diseases


244. How many years did Sarah live?



245. What daring thing did Esther do to talk with the king?

Went in to talk without being summoned first


246. Eusebius, a notable Christian historian in the 4th century, related the story of Thaddeus, one of the apostles. Thaddeus visited which king, who accepted Christianity and established a stronghold of Christian belief?



247. In the Song of Songs, how much is the bride’s dowry?

1,000 silver pieces


248. Who let the Israelites return to their homeland?



249. Paul aroused the anger of silversmiths in which city by preaching against their production of idols?


250. In 2 Sam 14, how did the wise woman disguise herself?

As a mourner


251. Who eventually came from the lineage of David?



252. Which rule outlined the proper code and conduct for a monastic society and its members?

Rule of Benedict


253. Who is David’s chief counselor?



254. Who was Jesus’ birth father?

God the Holy Spirit


255. Mainline Baptist churches in the UK are held together by which organisation?

Baptist Union of Great Britain


256. How many of Jesus’ brothers are named in the Bible?



257. Who warned Paul of the plot against him?

His Nephew


258. Name one of Jesus’ brothers?

James, Joseph, Simon and Judas


259. What Gnostic sect worshiped the serpent of Eden?



260. Who was the governor that heard the council’s case against Paul?



261. Who spoke from the sky when Jesus was baptised?



262. Why was Francis of Assisi given an armed guard on his death bed?

Relics were so valuable, that cutting off bits before the saint had actually died was not unheard of


263. Who must we become like to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?



264. What happened when Jesus went into the wilderness?

He was tempted by Satan


265. Who said, ‘You are the Christ, the son of the living God’?

Simon Peter


266. According to Paul, who is the Head of the church?



267. At Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles, which prophet did Peter refer to with regard to the coming of the Holy Spirit?



268. Name the place where Jesus walked on water?

Sea of Galilee


269. In the UK, what type of organisation is Wesley Owen?

a Christian bookshop/retail store


270. Which member of the Jewish ruling counsel came to ask Jesus questions at night?



271. What was Matthew before he followed Jesus?

A tax collector


272. In January 2005 a British TV channel upset a lot of Christians by screening a performance of ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’, which many people found to be blasphemous. What channel was this on?



273. Who were the three sons of Adam and Eve as listed in the Bible?

Cain, Abel, Seth


274. According to the Beatitudes who will be filled?

Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness


275. Paul circumcised a new follower by what name?



276. What did the woman pour on Jesus’ feet at the home of Simon the Leper?

Jar of expensive perfume


277. Who is the high priest of Jerusalem who put Jesus on trial?



278. Which well-known politician left the Church of England and became a Roman Catholic over the issue of women priests?

Ann Widdecombe


279. How does Judas signal Jesus’s identity to the Roman officials?

He kisses him


280. Paul had a vision of a “man from Macedonia” who asked him to come over to Madedonia to preach the gospel. Where was Paul when he had this dream?



281. How did Jesus leave Earth and go to Heaven?

He rose into the clouds.


282. Who murders John the Baptist?

Herod Antipas


283. Paul, in one of his epistles, criticized Christians who had yielded to pressure from Pharisees who insisted on adherence to Mosaic law and circumcision. In which epistle did this diatribe appear?



284. What does Jesus say is the first and greatest commandment?

Love God with all your heart, minds, soul, and strength


285. Which Gospel is written by a doctor?



286. How many people were saved on the ark?



287. What is the collective name of the stories Jesus told?



288. How did God make people spread out across the earth?

Confused their languages


289. Who went on missionary journeys to preach to the Gentiles?



290. The Basilica of St. Pudentiana was built to commemorate what site?

The home of Senator Pudente


291. When God showed Abram the stars in the sky, what did he promise?

That Abram would have more descendants than the number of stars.


292. How did Paul escape from Damascus?

In a basket down the city wall


293. Peter was crucified upside down in the Vatican Fields, or perhaps in Nero’s Circus. According to tradition, by what means and where did Paul meet his martyrdom?

Beheading, on the Ostia road near Ardea


294. Who was the first son Abram had?



295. What did the Holy Spirit look like when the disciples received it?

Tongues of fire


296. What was Sarai’s name changed to?



297. What is the last word in the Old Testament?



298. How did Esau provide food for the family?

He hunted


299. On which day of the year could the High Priest enter the Holiest Place, the inner most part of the temple where the covenant box was kept?

Day of Atonement


300. Who did Laban trick Jacob into marrying?



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