March Madness New Testament Quiz

I made a set of quiz questions for my Seminary class to use during our March Madness playoffs tomorrow.  We are just wrapping up 1 Corinthians, so our quiz covers Matthew to that book.  

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March Madness New Testament Quiz Questions
(Matthew- 1 Corinthians)

Each correctly answered question is worth 10 points.


  1. The day of Pentecost, like the Passover, is was one of the three central feasts of the Jewish calendar. Pentecost comes how many days after Passover? (50 days)

  2. On one occasion Peter and which other disciple healed a crippled man that they met whilst going to the Temple? (John)

  3. Who was the first Christian martyr (stoned)? (Stephen)

  4. Which of the disciples went into Samaria with tremendous results and was also responsible for the conversion of a high-ranking Ethiopian official? (Philip)

  5. What is grace? (Unmerited divine favor) For 20 bonus points, define justification or sanctification. (justification – process, through the atonement, where we need not suffer punishment for sins, the law is answered; sanctification – process, through the atonement, where we do not suffer the effects of sin; purified)

  6. In Joppa, Peter experienced a vision that opened the way for Christianity to expand among the Gentiles. He dreamt about various animals that were in what? (a sheet)

  7. What is a dispensation? (a period of time in which the Lord has at least one authorized servant on the earth who bears the holy priesthood and the keys and who has a divine commission to dispense the gospel to the inhabitants of the earth.)

  8. Who wrote most of the letters in the New testament? (Paul)

  9. Which New Testament book describes the Apostles? (Acts)

  10. Which book does not belong: Luke, Matthew, Acts, or Mark? (Acts)

  11. The author of Acts of the Apostles also wrote which of the four Gospels? (Luke)

  12. Did Timothy write any books of the New Testament? (No)

  13. Who helped carry Jesus’ cross? (Simon)

  14. How many books found in our present day New Testament did Peter write? (Two)

  15. Who climbed a tree to see Jesus? (Zaccheaus)

  16. What is the shortest verse in the Bible? (Jesus wept) For 20 bonus points, why did Jesus weep? (because Lazarus had died and Jesus’ friends Mary and Martha were very sad)

  17. According to Paul in 1 Corinthians 13, which is the greatest of these three things: faith, hope, charity? (charity) For 30 bonus points, name two of the characteristics of charity found in 1 Corinthians 13.

  18. Who is the high priest of Jerusalem who put Jesus on trial? (Caiaphas)

  19. In the Gospel According to John, which of the apostles doubts Jesus’ resurrection until he sees Jesus with his own eyes? (Thomas)

  20. In the Gospel of John, Mary Magdalene mistake Jesus for whom at the tomb? (gardener)

  21. Who killed John the Baptist? (Herod Antipas)

  22. When Christians observe Palm Sunday, what are they celebrating? (the Triumphal entry)

  23. What teaching method does Jesus use to preach his message? (parable)

  24. Define foreordination. (Appointment by god of pre-mortal spirits to fulfill specific missions during their mortal lives.)

  25. What story could you use to show that all members are essential, no matter what their calling or spiritual gift? (all members of body, 1 Corinthians 12)


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