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A Heart For God: Test Your Knowledge of the New Testament

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Test Your Knowledge of the New Testament

This is the first in a series entitled: "Test Your Knowledge of the Bible." This first test has to do with the New Testament. What do you know about it? Let's find out with the following questions (you'll be able to check how many you get right below):

1. How many different books make up the New Testament? (a) 39; (b) 66; (c) 38; (d) 27.

2. How many different authors combined to write the New Testament? (a) 9; (b) 2; (c) 10; (d) 8.

3. Can you name the different authors who combined to write the New Testament? (a) Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, Paul, James, Jude, Philemon; (b) God the Father and the Holy Spirit; (c) Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, Paul, James, Jude; (d) Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, Paul, James, Jude, Jesus.

4. Of the four gospels contained in the New Testament, it is believed that one of them was really produced at the dictation of which person? (a) Mary Magdalene dictated to Matthew; (b) Peter dictated to Mark; (c) Paul dictated to Luke; (d) Jesus dictated to John.

5. Which is believed to be the earliest written New Testament epistle (excluding the Gospels)? (a) 1 Thessalonians; (b) James; (c) 1 Corinthians; (d) 1 Timothy.

6. The New Testament was mostly written in what language? (a) King James English; (b) Aramaic; (c) Egyptian; (d) Greek.

7. There is one New Testament book that is considered to have a sequel. Which is it and what is the sequel? (a) Romans and Hebrews; (b) 1st & 2nd Peter; (c) John's Gospel and Revelation; (d) Luke's Gospel and Acts.

Answers: 1. (d) 2. (d) 3. (c) 4. (b) 5. (b) 6. (d) 7. (d)

(This test was developed mostly from the New American Standard Bible, Open Bible Version. For more information on the New Testament, take some time to visit: Wikipedia - New Testament.)

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Blogger Vicky said...

This one I scored 5. Never heard of St. Peter dictating the Gospel to St. Mark.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

To Vicky: Actually, that's just a deduction, but a very plausible one. By the way, "St." Peter and "St." Mark are saints just like you, if you're a Christian. No more, no less. If you insist on writing St. Peter, you could also call yourself St. Vicky. ;-)

God bless!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I disagree--most scholars don't believe Paul wrote Hebrews, which means there would be 9 authors, one anonymous.
Thanks for putting together this quiz!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Peter P said...

I'm almost certain that Hebrews was written by Peter.

My reasoning? None whatsoever, I just like saying provocative things.

The only one I got wrong was the oldest epistle.

Good quiz

10:09 PM  
Blogger Goldmare said...

I scored 5/7

And, typically, I got 4 and 5 wrong. I had never heard of any of the accounts of the Gospel being dictated, and could only give a guess as to which of the epistles was oldest. Though, if I had been thinking, I suppose I could have assumed James (if it is the same James who was the first apostle to be killed, then it would make sense, right?)

@Heather: it would still be considered eight authors, because only eight are confirmed, and the ninth might be the author of one of the other books for all we know. I personally think that, if it wasn't Paul who wrote it, it was most likely Peter, which would leave it still at eight authors. That said, it might be a good idea for the quiz to be reworded "How many known authors" or something.

Neat little quiz, thanks!

1:59 PM  

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