Category: Historical Books

The Historical Books in the Old Testament are the Books from, Joshua till Esther, between them we find Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah.

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Joshua

This quiz covers the Israelites'' conquest of the promised land under the leadership of Joshua.

Joshua

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1. How did Joshua become the leader of the Israelites after Moses'' death?

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2. Joshua sent spies ahead into the promised land. What happened when the spies arrived in Canaan?

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3. How were the Israelites brought across the Jordan River?

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4. What was Joshua''s first target?

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5. What did the Israelite Achan do that displeased God?

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6. What did the Israelites do to conquer the city of Ai after suffering an initial defeat?

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7. Which city in Canaan allied itself with the Israelites?

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8. What did the Israelites do when they realized they had been deceived by the Gibeonites?

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9. How did the Israelites distribute the conquered land of Canaan among themselves?

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10. What was Joshua''s final instruction to the Israelites before his death?

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Judges

This quiz covers the period of the Israelites under the leadership of judges in the promised land.

Judges

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1. Who were the Judges?

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2. What did the Israelite people fail to do at the beginning of the Book of Judges?

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3. Who was the first Judge?

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4. After Deborah, the story of Judge Gideon is told. With what did he defeat the Midianites?

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5. What did Gideon do after the victory?

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6. Who was Jephthah, the Judge of Israel?

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7. What was Jephthah''s relationship with the God of Israel?

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8. Against which people did the Judge Samson fight?

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9. What did the Israelite Micah do?

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10. The concubine of a Levite is raped. How does he react to this?

Judges

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Ruth

This quiz covers the story of Naomi, a woman from Israel, and her Moabite daughter-in-law Ruth.

Ruth

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1. Why does Ruth''s family have to emigrate to Moab at the beginning of the book?

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2. What happens in the land of Moab?

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3. What does Naomi do after her men die?

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4. What does Ruth do to find food for both of them?

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5. Who was Boaz?

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6. Why was Boaz particularly impressed by Ruth?

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7. What did Ruth do to signal to Boaz that she was ready for marriage?

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8. What prevented the marriage?

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9. Why did the relative not want to marry Ruth?

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10. Ruth and Boaz have a son. Who is a descendant of this son?

Ruth

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1 Samuel

This quiz covers the beginnings of the Israelite monarchy under the leadership of Samuel.

1 Samuel

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1. Who was the mother of Samuel?

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2. What did Hannah do when she received a son from God?

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3. The Israelites were at war with the Philistines. How did they plan to defeat them?

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4. Who took possession of the Ark of the Covenant after the Philistine victory?

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5. What did the Israelites want after this defeat against the Philistines?

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6. Saul became the first king of Israel. How long did he reign?

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7. How did Saul disobey God''s commands?

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8. What made David popular among the people of Israel?

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9. How did Saul react to David''s popularity?

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10. How did Saul die at the end of the Book of Samuel?

1 Samuel

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2 Samuel

This quiz covers the events in the second book of Samuel and the reign of King David.

2 Samuel

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1. What did David do after Saul''s death?

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2. What did David make the capital of Israel?

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3. What did David ask of God?

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4. Why did David have Uriah killed?

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5. What did David do after the prophet Nathan confronted him about his sin?

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6. Who was Tamar?

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7. What did Amnon, David''s son, do?

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8. What did Absalom, David''s son, want?

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9. What did David do when he learned that Absalom wanted to overthrow him?

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10. How did Absalom''s rebellion end?

2 Samuel

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1 Kings

This quiz covers the kings of Israel.

1 Kings

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1. Who became king of Israel after David?

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2. What gift did Solomon ask God for during his reign?

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3. After building the temple, how did Solomon disobey God''s commandments? What did Solomon not do?

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4. What did Solomon''s son Rehoboam seek during his reign?

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5. What happened to Israel under Rehoboam''s rule?

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6. What did Jeroboam build in the Northern Kingdom to assert his authority?

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7. How many kings did the Northern and Southern Kingdoms have respectively after the division?

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8. Which group of people tried to hold the kings accountable for their mistakes?

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9. Elijah was one of the most prominent prophets in the Northern Kingdom. Who was his adversary among the kings?

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10. How many prophets of the god Baal did Elijah challenge to a contest?

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2 Kings

This quiz covers the kings of both the northern and southern kingdoms of Israel up to the destruction of Israel.

2 Kings

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1. Who succeeded Elijah?

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2. Which miracle did Elisha not perform?

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3. What did King Jehu do?

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4. How did the kings Zechariah, Shallum and Pekah die?

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5. How was the Northern Kingdom eventually defeated?

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6. What did King Hezekiah do when the Assyrian army stood at the gates of the Southern Kingdom?

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7. What did King Manasseh sacrifice to honor God?

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8. What prompted King Josiah to carry out a religious reform?

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9. Who defeated the Southern Kingdom of Judah?

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10. What happened to the Israelites after they were defeated by the Babylonians?

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Chronicles

This quiz covers the book of Chronicles, which repeats the history of Israel, especially the kings, up to the destruction of Israel.

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1. What does the 1st Book of Chronicles begin with?

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2. From whom is David descended?

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3. From whom do the priests in the Israelite community descend?

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4. What does the prophet Nathan prophesy to King David? That one of his descendants

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5. With whom is King David compared in the Book of Chronicles?

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6. Which king built the temple in Jerusalem?

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7. Which kingdom does the 2nd Book of Chronicles focus on?

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8. Which of the following kings did not act as God wanted?

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9. What reform did King Asa carry out?

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10. How does the story of Chronicles end?

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Ezra and Nehemiah

This quiz covers the early Israelites returning from the Babylonian exile and rebuilding Jerusalem.

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1. Who leads the Israelites when they return to Israel?

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2. What do the Israelites rebuild first?

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3. What does Zerubbabel do when the descendants of the Israelites who didn''t go into exile want to help with the rebuilding?

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4. What did Ezra aim to achieve in Jerusalem?

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5. What did Ezra discover that he didn''t like?

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6. What does Ezra do in response?

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7. What was Nehemiah''s goal?

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8. What stood in the way of Nehemiah''s goal?

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9. What festival do the Israelites celebrate after rebuilding the city wall?

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10. What happens after the Feast of Tabernacles?

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Esther

This quiz covers the story of Esther and her cousin Mordecai in a foreign land.

Esther

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1. Where does the story of Esther take place?

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2. What event takes place at the Persian king''s court?

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3. How does Mordecai, Esther''s cousin, gain recognition from the king?

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4. What decision does the king and his official Haman make?

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5. What does Esther do when she learns about the plan to kill the Jews?

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6. After the feast, Haman walks through the city. What does he do when he encounters Mordecai?

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7. After the feast, the king can''t sleep. What is read to him to help him fall asleep?

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8. What happens after the king and Haman attend another feast at Esther''s?

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9. How is the decree to kill all Jews challenged?

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10. What happens on the day the Jews were to be killed?

Esther

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