Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”
Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”
- Exodus 4:10-17
Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
- Acts 11:25-26
I was thinking of calling this quiz the “easiest graded quiz ever,” because everyone starts with an “A.” Then again, every answer in the quiz, places and people, starts with “A,” and every “A” is provided ahead of time. Only three of the fifteen answers have only one “A” in the word. But some may argue that not every question is that easy.
In the Scripture above there are two key words that start with “A.” Neither of those words are answers below.
The original quiz comes from The Big Book of Bible Games and Puzzles by Joy MacKenzie and Shirley Bledsoe. I have copied the questions, but I hold the right to modify a question (not bold and italics) if the original question was misleading or contained Biblical errors. The questions and answers, with only the “A” given and blanks for all the other letters are shown. In the original quiz, the questions with Bible references were shuffled. Once you had the right combination of “A’s” and blank letters, you filled in the answer. I made the questions easier in that the question and answer are on the same row rather than shuffled.
|Question||Answers ………………………………..(fill in the blanks)|
|1||A king who found no charge to be levied against Paul, but Paul had appealed to Caesar.||A __ __ __ __ __ A|
|2||Lost a rib to a woman.||A __ A __|
|3||A Hebrew … saved from the fiery furnace.||A __ __ __ __ __ __ __|
|4||Wife of Nabal, and later, of King David||A __ __ __ A __ __|
|5||Husband of Jezebel, a worshiper of Baal, who had a contest with Elijah to see whose God could send fire and rain.||A __ A __|
|6||He stole some treasures after the fall of Jericho & was stoned for his deed.||A __ __ A __|
|7||A tentmaker of Corinth and a friend of Paul.||A __ __ __ __ A|
|8||A shepherd son of Adam.||A __ __ __|
|9||A son of King David, caught by his hair in a tree while riding a mule.||A __ __ A __ __ __|
|10||Another word for father.||A __ __ A|
|11||The mountain on which Noah’s ark rested.||A __ A __ A __|
|12||A man of great faith, and a friend of God.||A __ __ A __ A __|
|13||He and his wife kept money they had promised to God and lied about it.||A __ A __ __ A __|
|14||Brother of Simon Peter.||A __ __ __ __ __|
|15||The town of Joseph, the man who convinced Pilate to let him bury Jesus’ body in his own new tomb.||A __ __ __ A __ __ __ A|
Here are a few hints:
- You will be correct if you use “B” seven times.
- You will be correct if you use “R” six times.
- Two answers are spelled with a double consonant somewhere in the word.
- All letters from “B” through “U” are used at least once, except for “F”, “J”, and “K”. If you use those three letters or anything after “U”, you misspelled something.
- And you read that last hint correctly, there is a “Q”.
- Only one of the answers is a place name.
- Only one of the answers refers to a female.
- Only one of the answers is not a proper noun, but in its usage refers to Someone we most often capitalize out of reverence to Him.
If any of these hints have been extremely useful, I will be shocked. So, leave a comment. I was really creating space between the questions and the answers, but first the Bible references.
- Acts 25:13 – 26:32
- Genesis 2:20-22
- Daniel 3:24-27
- 1 Samuel 25
- 1 Kings 18:17-46
- Joshua 7
- Acts 18:1-3
- Genesis 4:1-2
- 2 Samuel 18:9
- Mark 14:36
- Genesis 8:4
- James 2:23
- Acts 5:1-5
- Matthew 14:18
- Matthew 27:57-60
And before we get to the answers, I have mentioned in previous posts that my early days of computer programming caused me to use the answer to the third question as my computer programming identity. Some of the mainframe computer operators sorted the programing projects in alphabetical order, based on the last eight digits of each punch card (columns 73-80). I chose that identity because I could get my results back faster, since the name begins with “A” and is eight letters long. I think that I have confessed that I have a “patience” deficiency.
Since you did so well, treat yourself to a few Aaaaays, from the Fonz.
Of course, if you did not do well on this quiz, maybe your luck was about as good as Ahab the Arab. In no way is this song politically correct, but it was a big hit in its day.
Of all the characters invented in Ray Stevens’ songs, Clyde became his mascot, releasing many songs on the “Clyde Records” label. Clyde was also featured at the Ray Stevens Theater in Branson, Missouri. Stevens has claimed that Clyde was named after Clyde McPhatter, once the lead singer for The Drifters.
And regardless of how many “A” grades that we make on these quizzes, none of the Bible is trivial. The Scriptures point to Jesus, as does this Christmas Carol, that we all know as,
“A __ A __ __ __ A __ A __ __ __ __”
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.