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Bible Quiz 20150602
Topic: Ezra

The answers to the Bible Quiz questions are located at the bottom section of this page, below the Quiz. The answers include links to detailed Bible studies with many illustrations and detailed Bible maps. These Bible Quizzes are provided as a learning opportunities.

1. Who is the Book of Ezra named after?

(a) A king of Judah after the return from Babylon

(b) A king of Israel after the return from Assyria

(c) A Levite who was one of the leaders of Judah's return from their Babylonian exile

(d) An Israelite army commander

2. Who was the king of Persia (known since the 1920s as Iran) who set the people of Judah free to return to Jerusalem after their Babylonian exile?

(a) Cyrus

(b) Sennacherib

(c) Nebuchadnezzar

(d) Titus

3. Who were the "Jews" who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile?

(a) Judah

(b) Benjamin

(c) Levi

(d) Judah, Benjamin and Levi

4. The return of the people of Judah had three primary leaders. Ezra and Nehemiah were two of them. Who was the other?

(a) Zerubbabel

(b) Nathan

(c) Ezekiel

(d) Daniel

5. Who attempted to block the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem?

(a) The Levites

(b) The "lost ten tribes" of Israel

(c) The Egyptian army

(d) "The people of the land"

6. Who was the Persian king who declared that the Temple rebuilding was to be resumed and completed?

(a) Darius

(b) Alexander

(c) Augustus

(d) Tiberius

7. Who was the Persia king who authorized Ezra to do his part in the rebuilding of the Temple and the city of Jerusalem?

(a) Artaxerxes

(b) Julius

(c) Marc

(d) Octavian

8. In which direction is Babylon from Jerusalem?

(a) North

(b) South

(c) East

(d) West

9. Why were invaders from Babylon said to come from the north to Jerusalem?

(a) Babylon is north of Jerusalem

(b) Jerusalem is south of Babylon

(c) They used mercenaries from the nations of the north

(d) Babylonian armies followed the "fertile crescent" route along the Euphrates River, Syria and Lebanon rather than crossing directly across the vast Arabian desert

10. Why did Ezra ban marriages between the people of Judah and specific other people at the time of the return to Jerusalem?

(a) He was a racist

(b) There were too many Jewish women without husbands

(c) He was promoting celibacy

(d) Marriages to people of other religions (not other races or nationalities) always corrupted those who have the Truth

Answers to this Bible Quiz

Rebulding The Walls Of Jerusalem
1. (c) A Levite who was one of the leaders of Judah's return from their Babylonian exile

Related Bible Study: Ezra: The Return Of The Levites To Jerusalem

2. (a) Cyrus

Related Bible Study: Ezra 1: The Prophecies Of Cyrus of Persia

3. (d) Judah, Benjamin and Levi

Related Bible Study: Ezra 2: The Census Of The Return To Jerusalem and Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings

4. (a) Zerubbabel

Related Bible Study: Ezra 3: Zerubbabel's Return

5. (d) "The people of the land" (Ezra 4:1-5)

Related Bible Study: Ezra 4: The Temple Obstruction and Ezra 5: Tatnai's Appeal To History

6. (a) Darius

Related Bible Study: Ezra 6: The Decree Of Darius

7. (a) Artaxerxes

Related Bible Study: Ezra 7: The Letter From Artaxerxes To Ezra

8. (c) East

Related Bible Study: Ezra 8: Ezra's Journey From Babylon

9. (d) Babylonian armies followed the "fertile crescent" route along the Euphrates River, Syria and Lebanon rather than crossing directly across the vast Arabian desert

Related Bible Study: See the map of the "Fertile Crescent" in Ezra 8: Ezra's Journey From Babylon

10. (d) Marriages to people of other religions (not other races or nationalities) always corrupted those who have the Truth

Related Bible Study: Ezra 9: Why Did Ezra Ban Marriage To Idol Worshipers?


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