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Bible Quiz 20150603
Topic: Nehemiah

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. The Book of Nehemiah begins with Nehemiah in Shushan, a capital city of Persia (Persia has been known since the 1920s as Iran). Who were the other famous people of the Bible, who have Books of the Bible named after them, that were in Shushan in their time?

(a) Esther and Daniel

(b) Elijah and John the Baptist

(c) Luke and Paul

(d) Moses and Joshua

2. Of which kingdom was Nehemiah an exile?

(a) Israel before the division into Israel and Judah

(b) The separated Kingdom of Israel

(c) The separated Kingdom of Judah

(d) Pre-Civil War Israel under King Saul

3. How did the Persian king enable Nehemiah to travel from Persia to Jerusalem?

(a) By boat

(b) On foot

(c) Alone on a camel

(d) Accompanied by Persian cavalry

4. Why did the LORD remove the people of Judah from Jerusalem for seventy years?

(a) To wait for the fall of the Babylonian Empire

(b) To wait for the rise of the Persian Empire

(c) To wait for Nehemiah to reach age 70

(d) To wipe out the generations that had caused Judah's defeat and exile because of their idolatry and corruption

5. What did Nehemiah find when he arrived in Jerusalem?

(a) The Temple destroyed but the city rebuilt by the Palestinians

(b) The city destroyed but the Temple rebuilt by the Canaanites

(c) The city and Temple rebuilt by "the people of the land"

(d) Total devastation of the Temple and the city - just as the Babylonians had left it 70 years before

6. What was the best route from Babylon to Jerusalem known as?

(a) The Fertile Crescent

(b) The Way of the Euphrates

(c) The Syria Road

(d) The Babylon to Africa Expressway

7. What did Nehemiah do to those who started the corrupt ways that got sent Judah sent away 70 years before?

(a) He pleaded with them to stop - but they ignored him

(b) He paid them to behave better

(c) He just let them do their damage

(d) He stopped them, in whatever means was necessary

8. Who were the "Jews" who returned from the Babylonian exile - who are also the Jews of today?

(a) Judah

(b) The lost ten tribes

(c) Judah and Levi

(d) Judah, Benjamin and Levi

9. When did the Pharisees and Sadducees originate?

(a) In the time of Moses, when the Tabernacle was built

(b) In the time of King Solomon, when the Temple was built

(c) In the centuries after the time of Nehemiah

(d) In the New Testament era when the Messiah was born

10. What Kingdom of Judah followed the time of Nehemiah?

(a) The Herodians

(b) The Zealots

(c) The Hasmoneans (the "Maccabees")

(d) The Samaritans

Answers to this Bible Quiz

1. (a) Esther and Daniel (Nehemiah 1:1-3, Esther 2:5-8, Daniel 8:1-5)

Related Bible Study: The Palace of Shushan

2. (c) The separated Kingdom of Judah

Related Bible Study: Why Did Judah Fall To Babylon? and Nehemiah 1: Nehemiah's Prayer From Shushan

3. (d) Accompanied by Persian cavalry

Related Bible Study: Nehemiah 2: The Arrival Of Nehemiah's Cavalry

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Ancient Mesopotamia

4. (d) To wipe out the generations that had caused Judah's defeat and exile because of their idolatry and corruption

Related Bible Study: Nehemiah 3: Why Was It Desolate For Seventy Years?

5. (d) Total devastation of the Temple and the city - just as the Babylonians had left it 70 years before

Related Bible Study: Nehemiah 6: The Fifty Two Days of The Wall

6. (a) The Fertile Crescent

Related Bible Study: Nehemiah 9: Israel's Journeys Along The Fertile Crescent

7. (d) He stopped them, in whatever means was necessary

Related Bible Study: Nehemiah 5: The Carpetbaggers of Judah

8. (d) Judah, Benjamin and Levi

Related Bible Study: Nehemiah 11: Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings

9. (c) In the centuries after the time of Nehemiah

Related Bible Study: Israel In History and Prophecy: Judaism

10. (c) The Hasmoneans (the "Maccabees")

Related Bible Study: Israel In History and Prophecy: Hasmonean Judea


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