Bible Literacy Certification Test

Do you consider yourself to be biblically literate? I'm not talking about religion here, but simply about your academic knowledge of the Old and New Testaments.

Several national surveys have recently demonstrated that most Americans are "illiterate" when it comes to their familiarity with what the Bible says. How about you?

Created by: Larry Dozier of Bible Culture Resources
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  1. How many books are in the New Testament?
  2. Who saw the Lord in a burning bush?
  3. Jesus cast out seven demons from whom?
  4. Unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given...Who said this of the arrival of Jesus?
  5. Who dreamed about a ladder from earth to heaven with angels climbing up and down on it?
  6. Who delivered the Sermon on the Mount?
  7. Abel kept sheep. What was Cain's occupation?
  8. Who had a coat of many colors?
  9. Who made a golden calf while Moses was up on the mountain with God?
  10. Judas Iscariot received thirty pieces of silver for betraying Jesus. How much was that worth in those days?
  11. Where did Jesus perform His first miracle?
  12. Which two books of the Bible were written by a doctor?
  13. Whose tomb was Jesus buried in?
  14. Who walked on water?
  15. Who sold his birthright for a bowl of stew?
  16. Which two people did not die?
  17. Where did the Ten Commandments come from?
  18. What happened to the prophet Jonah?
  19. What happened to the prophet Daniel?
  20. How did Moses' mother save him from being killed by the evil pharaoh?
  21. What happened to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego?
  22. When was the entire Bible first translated into English?
  23. How many books are in the 1611 King James Bible?
  24. Who was Ester?
  25. Who was Jeremiah?
  26. Who was Solomon?
  27. Who was David?
  28. Which book of the Bible contains the Ten Commandments?
  29. What language was most of the Old Testament originally written in?
  30. By what name do the Jews call the first five books of the Old Testament?
  31. What language was the New Testament originally written in?
  32. Which of these men wore clothes made of camels’ hair and ate wild honey?
  33. Which of these men was a tax collector before a disciple of Jesus?
  34. The words “separation of church and state” can be found where?
  35. Which cupbearer to a foreign king rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem?
  36. Who was the first female judge of Israel?
  37. Who was the Roman governor who sentenced Jesus to death?
  38. The words, “original sin” refers to what biblical event?
  39. What is the Golden Rule?
  40. Which of these men had a Damascus road experience?
  41. Which of these men denied Jesus three times?
  42. Where did the English idiom, “The handwriting is on the wall” come from?

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