Gospel Books Quiz

1) Who was the ruler of Judea when Jesus was born?
a) Archelaus
b) Herod the Great
c) Pontius Pilate
d) Herod Antipas


2) How many of the Gospels detail the birth of Jesus?
a) 4
b) 6
c) 1
d) 2


3) Which Gospel reports an event from the childhood of Jesus?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John


4) The largest portion of each Gospel is devoted to what?
a) Chronology of the miracles of Jesus
b) The last week of Jesus' ministry
c) The Nativity
d) The Crucifixion


5) Which Gospels are called the Synoptic Gospels?
a) Matthew, Mark and Luke
b) Matthew and Mark
c) John and Mark
d) Luke and John


6) Which Gospel writer was not an eyewitness to the events he writes about in his Gospel?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John


7) The Magnificat only appears in which Gospel?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John


8) Each Gospel presents a different aspect of Jesus. Matthew presents Him as Israel's King; Mark as God's Servant, Luke as God's Ideal Man. What does John present Him as?
a) God Himself
b) God's Assistant
c) God's Mouth
d) God's Friend


9) Some of the Gospel text in many Bibles appears in red. What does the red text highlight?
a) Important concepts
b) Conversations
c) Words of Jesus
d) Parables


10) In which Gospel do we find the parable of the Good Samaritan?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John


11) Which Gospel writer is thought to have been Peter's translator?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John


12) Which Gospel writer refers to himself only as the disciple that Jesus loved?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John


13) Which Gospel writers were disciples of Jesus during His earthly Ministry?
a) Matthew and Mark
b) Luke and John
c) Mark and John
d) Matthew and John


14) What was Matthew's occupation?
a) Scribe
b) Tax Collector
c) Carpenter
d) Fisherman


15) Which two Gospel writers wrote more books of the Bible besides their Gospels?
a) John and Luke
b) Matthew and John
c) Mark and John
d) Mark and Luke


16) Whereas in the other three Gospels we read of miracles, what does the Gospel of John refer to them as?
a) Natural Phenomena
b) Signs
c) Healings
d) Magic


17) The doctrine of the Logos comes from which Gospel?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John


18) Which Gospel is the shortest?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John


19) Which of these men was probably Jesus' best earthly friend and also His cousin?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John


20) Which book begins with, "The Beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God"?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John




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