A Sequence Quiz

Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?

  • Psalm 6:5

So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.

  • Genesis 21:31

Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their swords and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male.

  • Genesis 7:13

Make a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze.

  • Exodus 27:2

In the past, I have gotten comments that the quizzes are sometimes rather hard.  I hope this one is easy.

This is a hidden sequence quiz, but I hope not hidden too well.  A sequence is something like: boy, girl, boy, girl, or a, b, c, a, b, c.

The questions are Bible verses.  Fill in the blank with the answer.  When you get enough of the answers correct, you will hopefully see the sequence, which immediately gives away the answers for the other questions that you might have skipped.  And I tried to provide enough answers that should be obvious.

Note: One of the Scriptures is two verses, and the same answer appears twice.  Only use the answer once to maintain the sequence, but using the two verses makes the question easier.

The Bible Reference Section will give the Bible Verse(s).

The Questions:

  1. That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become ____ flesh.
  2. Now Laban had ____ daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
  3. On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his ____ sons, entered the ark.
  4. and these were the children born to him there: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon. These ____ were by Bathsheba daughter of Ammiel.
  5. The ____ enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
  6. both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her ____ sons and her husband.
  7. Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there ____ men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.”
  8. He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, “Fill ____ large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.”
  9. Therefore anyone who sets aside ____ of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
  10. “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.” When they found out, they said, “Five—and ____ fish.”
  11. As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up ____ shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.)
  12. When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into ____ shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
  13. This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of ____ body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
  14. I am torn between the ____: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
  15. For there are ____ that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the ____ are in agreement. (Note: the answer appears twice in these verses.  Only use the answer once for the sequence.)
  16. The ____ living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

I hope you have figured out that the answers are numbers.  Mathematical sequences can be fun.  You could even do letter sequences, like the letters of someone’s name given over and over.  Some mathematical sequences could be more challenging, like a list of the prime numbers (numbers that can only be divided by themselves or by one to get a number that does not include a fraction: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, etc.

The idea of using someone’s name has given me an inspiration for possible future quizzes.

Bible References:

  1. Genesis 2:24
  2. Genesis 29:16
  3. Genesis 7:13
  4. 1 Chronicles 3:5
  5. Psalm 2:4
  6. Ruth 1:5
  7. Daniel 3:24
  8. 1 Kings 18:33
  9. Matthew 5:19
  10. Mark 6:38
  11. Luke 9:33
  12. John 19:23
  13. Ephesians 3:6
  14. Philippians 1:23
  15. 1 John 5:7-8
  16. Revelation 5:14

I was praying about getting inspiration for this quiz, and the thought that I had not done anything with numbers recently came to mind and then the idea of a sequence came soon after.  Maybe I have used numbers recently and I cannot remember, but then again, everyone’s concept of “recently” is a little different.  For those who do not like numbers, when I first started these quizzes is too recent.

But while most of these quizzes are designed to get people to look up a Bible verse or two, I hope this one got you into a good mood, set a certain rhythm to your thinking, and maybe we can keep marching on through the rest of the day.

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The Answers:

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. Four
  5. One
  6. Two
  7. Three
  8. Four
  9. One
  10. Two
  11. Three
  12. Four
  13. One
  14. Two
  15. Three
  16. Four

The sequence is One, Two, Three, Four.

If you look at the quoted Scriptures at the top, they each contain one of the sequence numbers in order.  I did not write anything about the verses, or it would give the sequence away.

I apologize for the questions regarding “four.”  There are not that many obvious “four” answers that I could find.  I could have used the Daniel reference with the fourth person in the furnace.  But even if you had the one, two, and three, the gap should be a clue that the other answers were four.  In the questions, I tried to stay away from measures of time, distance, volume, etc.  Those would have been too obscure.

And I did not highlight the major hint between the Bible References and the Answers, “marching on.”

Regardless of how you did …  Here is a video of a drill sergeant and her drill team in AIT (Advanced Individual Training – skill training after boot camp) at Fort Gordon, outside August, GA.  She may never “count” cadence, but the team has the routine down.  Since this is AIT at Fort Gordon, the team is probably Signal Corps.  Maybe they got their rhythm from listening to morse code for hours, but I think they did a lot of practicing on the drill field.  By the way, the main golf course at Fort Gordon is Gordon Lakes, designed by Robert Trent Jones.  There is a little par three on the back nine where I always scored a birdie.  Once I hit a shot beyond the hole and it trickled back to within six inches of being a hole-in-one – closest I ever got.  Now, other holes on the course?  Some of the water holes had magnets that attracted your shot – must have been – at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

And here is the United States Marine Band playing Simper Fideles.

Again, the United States Marine Band playing The Washington Post.

And here is something that the alert musicians out there may be screaming about now.  Our sequence is one-two-three-four for this quiz, but John Phillip Sousa wrote his marches in 6/8 time, but I bet most of you were counting 1, 2, 3, 4 the entire time.

If you like these Saturday morning Bible quizzes, but you think you missed a few, you can use this LINK. I have set up a page off the home page for links to these Saturday morning posts. I will continue to modify the page as I add more.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.

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