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Bible Trivia Quiz: Acts 15–21

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Bible Quiz: Acts 15–21

Bible Quiz: Acts 15–21

Introduction to Acts: Chapters 15–21

Paul is now in the thick of persecution and adversity at every turn as he takes the good news throughout the known world. What I always find so inspiring about Paul and Barnabas is that after they've fled from or been thrown out of a city because of persecution, they nevertheless return later in an effort to encourage the churches they started there. Is it courage, gall, defiance, faithfulness, or love for the people that they left behind? Perhaps it's all or many of these. Let's find out.

Quiz: Acts 15-21

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Who made the case to the Jerusalem council that gentiles need not be circumcised to be saved?
    • Paul and Barnabus
    • Peter and James
    • Paul and Peter
  2. Sadly, Paul and Barnabas parted ways after a sharp disagreement over John Mark. What was the issue?
    • Barnabas wanted to take John Mark off to get more training then catch up with Paul later.
    • Paul said John Mark was not reliable because he deserted them once before.
    • John Mark had issues of the flesh that were unbecoming of a servant of God.
  3. Paul insisted his new Protégé Timothy be circumcised. Was this hypocrisy after the council decision against this?
    • No. He had Timothy circumcised so he could take Timothy into the synagogues. It was a courtesy to the Jews there.
    • No. It was Timothy's idea. His Jewish mother and grandmother felt it necessary and he wanted to honor his heritage.
    • No. Timothy agreed to do it when the Jewish leaders insisted.
  4. When Paul gets the Macedonian call, the narrative is taken up by someone new, saying "we . . ." Who was it?
    • John Mark, author of the Gospel of Mark, rejoined Paul and company in Troas. He wrote much of the book of Acts.
    • Luke, author of the Gospel of Luke, joined up with Paul and company in Troas. He wrote much of the book of Acts.
    • It was John, the author of the Gospel of John. He joined up with Paul in Troas. He wrote much of the book of Acts.
  5. What did Paul and Silas do in jail that triggered the chain of events leading to the prison guards' conversion?
    • They preached the Gospel to the prisoners. An earthquake followed, and the guard was saved,
    • They prayed and sang hymns so that all the prison could hear it. An earthquake followed, and the guard was saved.
    • They called down curses on the authorities. An earthquake followed, and the guard was saved.
  6. Why does the narrator say that the Bereans were more fair-minded?
    • They Jews there were receptive to Paul and company, and many were saved.
    • They received the word readily and read it on their own to be sure they were being taught accurately.
    • They were hospitalbe to Paul and company and allowed them to preach in their homes.
  7. In order to approach the philosophers in Athens, Paul told about an inscription on an altar there. What was it?
    • TO THE GOD OF HEAVEN
    • TO THE GOD DIANA
    • TO THE UNKOWN GOD
  8. In Corinth, Paul decided to work as a tentmaker. Who were his two fellow tentmaker friends?
    • Artemis and Tychicus
    • Euodia and Syntyche
    • Aquila and Priscilla
  9. Why did the Ephesians riot about Paul's ministry there?
    • Because he preached Jesus and they felt it offended their gods
    • Because he preached repentance for sin, and they were offended at the suggestion that they were sinners
    • The silversmiths who made their living making idols of Diana were going out of buisness because Paul preached Jesus.
  10. Paul preached till midnight and Eutychus fell asleep and toppled out the window. Paul healed him. What did he do next?
    • He returned to the upper room, led the people in a hymn, and dismissed them to go home.
    • He returned to the upper room, gave a benediction, and dismissed them to go home.
    • He returned to the upper room where they broke bread, ate, and he preached until daybreak.
  11. While staying with Philip, a prophet named Agabus did a strange thing with Paul's belt. What did he do?
    • He wrapped it around a cross and prophesied that Paul would would die on a cross in Jerusalem.
    • He bound his own hands and prophesied that the owner of the belt would be persecuted by the gentiles in Jerusalem.
    • He wrapped it around his waist and declared himself to be Paul's bondslave.

Answer Key

  1. Peter and James
  2. Paul said John Mark was not reliable because he deserted them once before.
  3. No. He had Timothy circumcised so he could take Timothy into the synagogues. It was a courtesy to the Jews there.
  4. Luke, author of the Gospel of Luke, joined up with Paul and company in Troas. He wrote much of the book of Acts.
  5. They prayed and sang hymns so that all the prison could hear it. An earthquake followed, and the guard was saved.
  6. They received the word readily and read it on their own to be sure they were being taught accurately.
  7. TO THE UNKOWN GOD
  8. Aquila and Priscilla
  9. The silversmiths who made their living making idols of Diana were going out of buisness because Paul preached Jesus.
  10. He returned to the upper room where they broke bread, ate, and he preached until daybreak.
  11. He bound his own hands and prophesied that the owner of the belt would be persecuted by the gentiles in Jerusalem.

© 2013 Lori Colbo

Comments

Lori Colbo (author) from Pacific Northwest on March 01, 2013:

I believe you are absolutley right NW. And I also think that it happened for other reasons too. It showed the hcaracter of Barnabas as a loyal friend, advocate and encourager, and that Paul had some valid concerns. And perhaps that God used their separation to further the gospel. Barnabas and Mark were able to partner up and evangelize in a different area and Mark got the opportunity to be used, proven faithful, and be menotred by Barnabas. It also sounds like in the verses following that God had ordained Silas to be Paul's new partner in ministry and they had their own dynamic and calling. Look what God did through them. I love your insights and comments always. God bless.

North Wind from The World (for now) on March 01, 2013:

I always wonder at the fact that Paul and Barnabas' disagreement was recorded in the Book of Acts. Some people I know believe that Paul was right and that Barnabas was wrong but I do not think ti was put there to show who was right and who was wrong but rather to show that Paul and Barnabas were human and let the reader realize that it was through the power of God that Paul worked miracles and not of himself.

I enjoyed the quiz, ls!

Lori Colbo (author) from Pacific Northwest on February 25, 2013:

Glad you enjoyed it Torri.

torrilynn on February 25, 2013:

lambservet, really nice quiz that you have here.

thanks. voted up

Lori Colbo (author) from Pacific Northwest on February 25, 2013:

Good job Mattheos.

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