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Genesis Trivia

Who created the heavens and the earth?
What was created on days 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
a. Light. b. Firmament (sky) c. Dry land (earth) d. Stars, sun, and moon. e. All the sea animals and flying creatures. f. God created all living creatures, wild animals, and human beings. g. Nothing (God rested on the seventh day).
a. From what was the first man formed? b. From what were the animals formed?
a. The dust. b. All the wild animals and all the birds were formed out of the ground.
How was woman formed?
Out of the rib of the man.
Where did God place Adam?
In the Garden of Eden.
a. Of what tree were Adam and Eve not to eat? b. Who tricked them into eating of the tree?
a. The tree of knowledge of good and evil. b. The serpent.
a. What curse did God put on the serpent? b. What curse did God put on the man? c. What curse did God put on the woman?
a. He would crawl on his belly and eat dust. b. He would have to toil the ground. c. She would have painful births and be subject to man.
Why did God place the cherubim at the east of the Garden of Eden?
To keep man out of the Garden of Eden.
Why was a sword placed at the tree of life?
So man would not eat of it and live forever.
Why wasn't Cain's offering respected by God?
1. He did not honor God by his offering as Abel did. Abel gave of life and blood to receive righteousness from God. Cain's gift was convenient and came from the ground which God had cursed.
What did Cain do to Abel?
He killed him.
What did God do to Cain because of this?
He put a curse on him.
a. Why did God's judgement worry Cain? b. What consolation did Cain receive from God?
That someone would find him and kill him. b. He would set a mark on him to protect him.
Who was born to Adam in place of Abel?
Who walked with God and was taken sooner by Him?
From what son of Adam was Noah?
Who were Noah's sons?
Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
a. How did God view the world? b. How did He feel about man at this time?
a. Man was very wicked and bent on evil. b. He was sorry he had made man.
a. Who did God find that was righteous? b. What did God tell him to do?
a. Noah. b. Build an ark.
What were the dimensions of the ark?
300 cubits long (450 feet), 50 cubits wide (75 feet), 30 cubits high (45 feet).
a. Of the clean animals, how many were to be taken of the males and the females? b. How many of the unclean animals?
a. Seven each. A male and a female were taken of each kind. This would be one male for each female. However, this would leave one clean animal without a mate. This one clean animal was used as a sacrifice to the Lord by Noah upon exit of the ark after the dry land had appeared. b. Two
How many days did it rain on the earth?
40 days.
How many people were on the ark?
Where were the animals of the seas?
In the seas.
How many days did the ark float on the water after the rains had stopped?
150 days.
How many months did it take the water to decrease to see the mountains?
3 months.
In which month of the year did the earth finally dry up?
First month of the next year.
What did God require as justice if a man was killed by another man or a beast?
The blood of that man or that beast.
What symbol did God give to show he would never destroy the earth by flood again?
A rainbow.
a. What was Ham's reaction to his father being drunk and unclothed? b. What was his curse because of this?
a. He wanted his brothers to come see. b. His son would be a servant to his brethren.
Who was the father of Cush and Canaan?
a. What did the people of the land of Babylon decide to build for themselves? b. Why did they want to build this? c. What did God do about this?
a. A city and a tower that reaches to the heavens. b. To make a name for themselves so they would not be scattered. c. Their actions exhibited pride and haughtiness and a defiance against the counsel of God. Therefore, He scattered them and gave them different languages.
How many years was it after the flood to Abram's birth?
292 years.
Who was Lot?
Abram's nephew (son of his brother, Haran).
a. What did God tell Abram to do? b. What did He promise Abram?
a. To leave his father's house. b. To make a great nation from him.
What land did God promise to give Abram?
The land of Canaan.
Why did the Lord plague Pharaoh's house?
Because he took Abram's wife to his house.
a. What problem occurred in the land because of Abram's and Lot's livestock? b. What was the solution to this problem? c. Where did Abram go? d. Where did Lot go?
a. There was not enough room for both of them. b. They decided to split up. c. He went to Canaan. d. He went to Sodom.
a. What happened to the people of the city where Lot lived? b. What did Abram do about this?
a. They were taken captive. b. He pursued and attacked their captors and brought them back.
a. What did Abram do with some of the spoil taken in battle? b. Before whom did he do this?
a. He gave a tithe to God. b. Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High.
a. What did the king of Sodom offer Abram? b. What was Abram's answer? Why?
a. Abram could keep the goods and give him the people. b. He said "No" lest the king of Sodom say he made Abram rich.
Who was Eliezer?
One of Abram's servants.
What did God tell Abram concerning his decendents?
Like the sand of the sea.
a. What would first happen to Abram's decendents? b. How long would this happen?
a. They would be in bondage. b. Four hundred years.
What was to be God's reward to Abram's descendants?
The land of Canaan as an inheritance.
a. By whom did Abram's wife, Sarai, tell him to have children? b. Once she conceived, how did this person react to Sarai? c. What did Sarai do to her after this reaction?
a. Hagar, her servant. b. She despised Sarai. c. She dealt harshly with Hagar.
What did God promise Hagar?
To multiply her son's descendants.
What was Hagar's son's name?
a. When Abram was 99 years old, to what did God changed his name?: b. What does this name mean?
a. Abraham. b. Father of a multitude.
What was the sign of the covenant between God and Abram?
a. What was Sarai renamed? b. What does this name mean?
a. Sarah b. Princess.
What did God promise Abraham through Sarah?
A son.
a. What did Abraham see while sitting in his tent? b. Whom did Abraham realize were his visitors? c. What did he call his visitors?
a. Three men standing by him. b. Angels. c. Lord.
a. What did the men tell Abraham about Sarah? b. How did Sarah answer this?
a. Sarah would have a son. b. She laughed.
a. Where were the men really enroute? b. What was their purpose to go there? Why? c. What worried Abraham the most about the purpose of the men?
a. Sodom. b. To destroy Sodom because it was very sinful. c. He worried that Lot would be killed also.
a. How many of the angels went to Sodom? b. Who met them when they arrived? c. Did he understand who they were? d. How did he approach the men?
a. Two. b. Lot. c. Yes. d. He bowed down to them.
What happened at Lot's house?
The men of the city wanted to have relations with the men at Lot's house.
What did the angels do to the men of the town?
They blinded them.
a. Who had sent the men to Sodom? b. What were they to do to Sodom?
a. God. b. Destroy it with fire and brimstone.
How did Lot's son-in-laws view his warning?
They thought he was joking.
Where did Lot and his family flee?
To a little city called Zoar.
a. Why did Lot's wife look back at Sodom? b. What happened to her?
a. She either missed what she left behind or was curious of what was happening. In any case she disobeyed God's instructions. b. She turned into a pillar of salt.
a. What did Lot's daughters plot to do to him? b. Why?
a. Get him drunk and lay with him. b. To have children because no other men were around.
Who are the decendents of Lot?
The Moabites and the Ammonites.
Why did Abraham call Sarah his sister in Gerar?
He thought they would kill him for Sarah.
Who prevented king Abimelech from touching Sarah?
After Sarah was returned to Abraham, what happened to Abimelech's household?
The wombs of the women opened and they were able to have children.
a. What did Abraham and Sarah name their son? b. What does this name mean?
a. Isaac. b. Laughter.
What did Hagar's son, Ishmael, think of the weaned son?
He scoffed at Isaac.
What did Sarah tell Abraham to do with Hagar and her son?
Cast them out.
What did God tell Hagar He would do for her son?
He would make him a great nation.
What was Abraham's and Abimelech's covenant?
They would show kindness to each other.
Why did God tell Abraham to sacrifice his son?
To test his faith.
Who carried the wood on his back for the sacrifice?
Why did God know that Abraham feared Him?
Because he had not withheld his son.
What did God provide as the sacrifice Abraham was to do?
A ram.
In whom would the nations be blessed?
The seed of Abraham (which was Christ who would come later).
a. Of whom was Rebekah the daughter? b. How was Rebekah's father related to Abraham?
a. Bethuel. b. Her father was Abram's nephew.
a. Where did Sarah die? b. Where did Abraham bury her? c. Who owned the land where she was buried? d. From what son of Noah were these people?
a. Kirjath Arba (Hebron). b. The cave of Machpelah. c. The sons of Heth. d. Ham.
a. Who did Abraham send to find a wife for Isaac? b. To whom did he send him?
a. His oldest servant. b. To his father's house.
a. Who met the servant at the well? b. How did the servant know which woman would be the one sent by the Lord for Isaac?
a. Rebekah. b. If the woman he asked for a drink from also offered to give his camels a drink then he would know she was the one sent by God.
What did Rebekah do when she saw Isaac?
She covered her face.
Did Isaac love Rebekah?
Where was Abraham buried?
In the cave of Machpelah.
What did God tell Rebekah about the children in her womb?
Two nations were in her womb.
a. What were her children's names? b. What do their names mean?
a. Esau and Jacob. b. Hairy and deceitful.
a. Who was Isaac's favorite son? b. Why?
a. Esau. b. Because he ate of Esau's game.
a. What did Esau trade with Jacob one day? b. What did he give up?
a. His birthright. b. He gave up his right to the first blessings and inheritance due to the firstborn.
a. Where did Isaac go at the time of the famine in the land? b. How did Isaac refer to Rebekah at this place? c. Who saw Isaac and Rebekah while looking through his window? d. What did he see? e. What was his reaction?
a. Abimelech king of Gerar. b. His sister. c. King Abimelech. d. He saw Isaac and Rebekah showing endearment to each other. e. He confronted Isaac.
What did king Abimelech tell Isaac to do after Isaac became very rich and prosperous?
To depart from the land.
a. Who grieved Isaac and Rebekah? b. Why?
a. Esau. b. He had taken wives from foreigners.
a. Before Isaac died what did he want Esau to do for him? b. What did Rebekah want for Jacob? c. How did Rebekah accomplish this?
a. To hunt for and cook his favorite meal. b. She wanted Esau's blessing for Jacob. c. She disguised Jacob in Esau's clothes and put animal skins on his neck and hands to make him hairy. She cooked the meal.
What was Isaac's blessing for Jacob?
Abundance of the land and master over his brethren.
What was Isaac's blessing for Esau?
To live by the sword and serve his brother.
What did Esau resolve to do to Jacob after Isaac's death?
Kill him.
a. Where did Rebekah send Jacob? b. What was her reason to Isaac for sending Jacob away?
a. She had him go to her brother's house in Haran. b. She did not want Jacob to have a wife from the daughters of Heth.
a. When Jacob left where did Esau go to find a wife? b. Why did he go there?
a. The descendants of Ishmael. b. To please Isaac.
a. What did Jacob dream on the way to Haran? b. What was he promised in his dream? c. What did Jacob call the place? d. What does it mean?
a. He dreamed of a ladder going to heaven with angels ascending and descending on it. b. His descendants would be as the dust of the earth and all the families of the earth would be blessed. c. Bethel. d. House of God.
a. How was Rachal related to Jacob? b. What was Rachal's work?
a. She was his mother's niece. b. Shepherdess.
What did Jacob ask from Laban as payment for his work?
Rachal as his wife.
Whom did Laban give to Jacob in marriage?
a. When did Jacob marry Rachal? b. How much longer did Jacob serve Laban?
a. 7 days later. b. 7 years.
Name Leah's first 4 sons and the meaning of their names.
Reuben - a son Simeon - heard; Levi - attached Judah - praise
a. Name Bilhah's sons and the meaning of their names. b. Name Zilpah's sons and the meaning of their names.
a. Dan - judge Naphtali - my wrestling b. Gad - fortune Asher - happy
a. What did Rachal want from Leah's son, Reuben? b. Why did she want these from Leah? c. What was the proposed trade between Rachal and Leah?
a. Mandrakes b. They were used to help a woman conceive. c. To lie with Abraham.
Name Leah's last sons and the meaning of their names:
Issachar - wages Zebulun - dwelling
a. What was Leah's daughter's name? b. What does it mean?
a. Dinah. b. Judgement.
a. What was Rachal's son's name? b. What does it mean? c. When was he born?
a. Joseph. b. He will add. c. In the fourteenth year of serving Laban.
Why did Laban want Jacob to stay?
Because he was being blessed while Jacob was there.
What did Jacob want as wages this time?
All the spotted and specked sheep and lambs.
a. What did Jacob use to help the livestock 'conceive' ? b. Where did he place them? c. How did the livestock look?
a. Rods of green poplar, almond, and chestnut trees. b. In the water trough. c They came out streaked, speckled, and spotted.
Who told Jacob to leave Laban's household?
a. What did Rachal take from Laban's house? b. Where did she put it? c. Why did Laban not look there?
a. His household idols. b. In the camel's saddle. c. Because the manner of women was with her. (The saddle would be unclean).
How long had Jacob stayed with Laban?
20 years.
What would be the age of Jacob's oldest child at this time?
His eldest would only be twelve. His first was born from Leah after his first seven years with Laban. Subtract the first year of Leah's pregnancy from the remaining 13 years of Jacob's time with Laban and we have 12 years since the first child was born.
Why did Jacob divide his possessions and people in two companies?
1. In case Esau attacked him, some could escape.
Why did Jacob send gifts to Esau?
2. To appease him and offer peace.
a. With whom did Jacob think he had wrestled? b. What did Jacob want this man to do for him? c. What happened to Jacob's hip?
3. God. b. To bless him. c. The muscle shrank.
What did the man mean of Jacob when he said, "You have struggled with man and God and prevailed"?
4. He had done the right things in all his adversities and had pleased God.
Why do you think Jacob put Rachal and Joseph last?
He loved them the most.
When Esau saw Jacob, what was his reaction to Jacob?
He embraced him and wept.
Why did Jacob not go with Esau to Seir at the same pace?
Because his people and his flock were weary.
a. Where did Jacob finally pitch his tent? b. From whom did Jacob buy land?
a. Shechem. b. The children of Hamor.
a. What did Shechem do to Dinah, Jacob's daughter? b. What did he Shechem want his father to do for him?
a. He violated her. b. To get Dinah as a wife for him.
When Jacob's sons heard about what happened to Dinah, how did they feel?
They were grieved and very angry.
a. What did Hamor propose they should do? b. What did Jacobs' sons what done first?
a. He proposed that they marry each other's daughters and dwell in the same land. b. All the men in the city must be circumcised.
What advantage did Hamor tell his people they would receive if they followed the conditions of Jacob's sons?
That all of Jacob's livestock would become theirs.
a. What did Dinah's brothers do to the men of the city of Shechem? b. What was Jacob's reaction to his sons' actions?
a. They went in and killed them all. b. No.
Where did God tell Jacob to go?
The land of Canaan.
a. To what did God change Jacob's name? b. What does this name mean?
a. Israel. b. Struggle with God.
a. How did Rachel die? b. To what city were Rachel and Jacob going?
a. Giving birth. b. Ephrath (Bethlehem).
a. What was the name of Rachel's last son? b. What does this name mean?` c. How many sons did Rachel have?
a. Benjamin. b. Right hand. c. Two.
Who did Reuben lie with immorally?
Bilhah, his father's concubine.
a. How old was Isaac upon his death? b. Who buried Isaac?
a. 180 years. b. Esau and Jacob.
a. From what land did Esau choose his wives? b. From what son of Abraham were these people?
Canaan. b. Ishmael.
From what son of Isaac are the Amaleks (Amalekites)?
a. Why did Jacob love Joseph more than his other children? b. What did he make for Joseph? c. Did Joseph's brothers like him?
1. a. He was born in Jacob's old age. b. A tunic of many colors. c. No, they hated and envied him.
What did Joseph's dreams mean to his brothers?
2. They would bow down to him and serve him.
a. What did Joseph's brothers plot against him? b. Who did not want to do this to Joseph? c. What did they do to Joseph?
3. a. Kill him. b. Reuben. c. Sold him into slavery.
Where did the Ishmaelites take Joseph?
4. To Egypt.
What did the brothers tell Jacob about Joseph?
5. He was killed by a wild beast.
a. What happened to Judah's sons Er and Onan? b. Who did Judah promise to Tamar as a husband?
They were killed by God. b. Shelah.
Why did Tamar play the harlot with Judah?
He had not given his son, Shelah, as a husband to Tamar. (She needed a child to carry on the name.)
a. How many children did Tamar have? b. Did Judah ever lie with Tamar as his wife again?
a. Two. b. No.
a. Where was Joseph taken as a slave? b. Who was his master? c. What did Joseph soon become in his master's house?
1. a. Egypt. b. Potiphar. c. He became the overseer of all that he had.
a. What did Joseph's master's wife want from him? b. What was Joseph's response to her?
2. a. To lie with her. b. No.
a. What accusation did the master's wife bring against Joseph? b. Where did Joseph end up because of the accusation? c. What position did Joseph have while in prison?
3. a. She accused him of trying to lie with her. b. In the prison. c. He was in charge of all the prisoners.
Who was thrown into prison along with Joseph?
Pharaoh's chief butler and chief baker.
a. What was the meaning of the chief butler's dream? b. What was the meaning of the chief baker's dream?
a. In three days he would be released from prison, serving Pharaoh again. b. In three days he would be hung.
What did Joseph ask of the chief butler?
Please mention Joseph and his innocence to Pharaoh.
Did any of Joseph's interpretations of dreams come true?
a. How long was it after the chief butler was released that Pharaoh had his dreams? b. What was the meaning of his dreams?
a. Two years. b. Seven years of plenty and then seven years of famine.
a. What did Joseph recommend Pharaoh do for the next few years? b. Who did Pharaoh appoint to Joseph's recommendation?
a. Save up one-fifth of the produce in the years of plenty so there would be plenty in the time of famine. b. Joseph.
a. How high was Joseph's position to Pharaoh? b. How old was Joseph at this time? c. How long had Joseph been a slave?
a. No one higher than Joseph except Pharaoh. b. Thirty years old. c. Thirteen years (see 37:2).
a. Who was left behind while Joseph's ten brothers went to Egypt? b. Why?
a. Benjamin. b. Lest some calamity befall him.
What was Joseph's official title in the land of Egypt?
a. When Joseph saw his brothers, did he recognize them? b. Did his brothers recognize him?
a. Yes. b. No.
What did Joseph accuse of his brothers?
a. What did Joseph do to all his brothers? b. For how long? c. Why did Joseph's brothers think this was happening to them?
a. Put them in prison. b. Three days. c. Because of what they had done to their brother, Joseph.
Who did Joseph keep behind while the other brothers took the grain back home?
a. What did Joseph put in each brother's sack? b. How did they feel when this was discovered?
a. His money bag. b. They were afraid.
When did Jacob decide to let his sons go back to Egypt?
After their grain had run out.
What did he send with his sons to Egypt?
The money for the first grain.
What were the brothers afraid of when Joseph invited them to dinner?
To accuse them of taking the money for the first grain.
What did Joseph do when he saw Benjamin?
He cried.
How did Joseph seat his brothers?
According to their ages and birthrights.
How did Joseph treat Benjamin?
He gave him more of everything.
What did Joseph tell his steward to put in Benjamin's sack?
His silver cup.
a. What did Joseph request Benjamin become to him? b. How did the brothers react to this? c. What did Judah tell Joseph would be the result of his request?
a. His slave. b. They tore their clothes. c. His father would die in sorrow if something happened to Benjamin.
When Joseph revealed himself to his brothers, how did they react?
They were shocked and in fear.
a. Who did Joseph tell his brothers had allowed these things to happen to him? b. Why did this happen to Joseph?
a. God. b. To save his family from death and to create their posterity.
Who approved of Joseph's family coming to Egypt?
a. Who spoke to Jacob one night in a dream after his sons returned from Egypt? b. What did He tell Jacob?
a. God. b. "Go to Egypt. You will have many descendants there."
To what land did Jacob and his family go?
How many descendants of Jacob were now in Egypt?
a. When money ran out in the land of Egypt, how did the people pay Joseph for the grain? b. When this ran out, how did the people pay for the grain?
a. By their livestock. b. Sold their land to Joseph.
How long did Jacob get to be with Joseph before he died?
Seventeen years.
What did Jacob ask Joseph to promise him upon his death?
Do not bury me in Egypt, but bury me with my fathers.
a. Who were Joseph's two sons? b. What did they become to Jacob?
a. Manasseh and Ephraim. b. As his own sons.
Which of Joseph's sons did Jacob bless first?
Ephraim, the youngest.
What was Jacob's blessing for Joseph?
One portion above his brothers.
a. What was Reuben's blessing? b. Why?
a. He would not excel. b. He had defiled his father's bed.
How were Simeon and Levi blessed?
They would be divided among Israel.
What was Judah's blessing?
He would receive praise from his brothers, and the kingship would always be in his house.
From what son would the shepherd, the stone of Israel come?
a. Where did Jacob wish to be buried? b. Who else is buried there?
a. The cave of Machpelah. b. Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, and Leah.
What did Joseph's brothers fear after their father died?
They feared Joseph would repay them for their evil.
Why did Joseph weep when the messengers came from the brothers?
Because he had already forgiven them. He was beyond doing what they feared.
What did Joseph ask his people to do for him when he died?
To carry his bones out of Egypt.