You Are This of the World Quiz

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.
He said:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

  • Matthew 5:1-12

I am giving major hints in this quiz.  Some immediately, as in…  What follows the Scripture above in the Sermon on the Mount, in the next four verses?  I added that prepositional phrase at the end to avoid getting the answer: Matthew 5:13 for the answer.  And for the comedians out there, I am not looking for Matthew 5:13-16 either.

This quiz has only one question for the ultimate answers to the quiz.  Jesus follows the Beatitudes by saying that we are “something” of the world and He explains what that something is, but then he follows that with another statement that we are “something else” of the world and He explains that also.  We are really supposed to be two things so that we can share the Gospel, the Good News that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and we can have salvation only through Him.  What are we to be for the world?

But if you do not want to just look those verses up to solve the ultimate question, if you did not already know, you can solve it by answering some of the questions in the questions section.  There are two questions on each row.  In the center of the table is space for the starting letter of the answers on that row.  All you need to do is answer one of the two questions correctly.  The ultimate answers will then be spelled in the nine spaces down the center, from top to bottom.

Wow!  I did not think I would create a “mediocrity quiz,” but you can really get less than half the questions answered to get the ultimate two answers by logically figuring out what the letters are after answering a few of the questions.  But in writing this quiz, if you do not know an answer, the ultimate goal of these quizzes are not to have you know everything.  Please look up what you do not already know.

The Bible Reference Section will give the Bible Verses for the eighteen questions.  The Bible Reference for the ultimate quiz answers is already given, the four verses that follow Matthew 5:12.

The Questions:

Left QuestionLeft AnswerAns.Right AnswerRight Question
Who was the first king of Israel, whose father was Kish from the tribe of Benjamin?Who was the third son of Adam and Eve after Abel was killed and Cain was banished?
Who lied about the sale price of property when he gave the proceeds to the believers, whose with was Sapphira, and he died as a result?Who was the first chief priest of the Israelites and Moses’ brother?
Who was Jacob’s father-in-law?Who was a physician who wrote two books of the New Testament?
Who dressed as a shrine prostitute to trick Judah into sleeping with her, producing two sons?Who is also known as Dorcas and the woman who died and Simon Peter raised her from the dead?
Who was the oldest of Jacob’s father-in-law’s daughters, who produced six sons for Jacob, one being Judah?Who was a seller of purple who invited Paul and Silas to stay at her home in Thyatira?
Who was one of the prophets during Hezekiah’s reign and he wrote the longest of the books of prophecy in the Bible?What was Jacob’s name changed to when he “wrestled with God?”
Who convinced the Religious leaders to release Peter and John and was also the teacher of Saul of Tarsus?Who was a promiscuous woman who married a prophet and bore three children by him?
Who is the prophet that married the promiscuous woman on the previous line?What king of Judah was dying but he prayed that God would grant him a longer life?
Who was on Paul’s third mission trip team from Ephesus (Asia) who people claimed had entered the temple courts which led to a riot and Paul’s arrest in Jerusalem?Which disciple, also known as Didymus refused to believe until he saw the risen Savior for himself?

There are a lot of “I AM” statements in Jesus’ teachings, but Jesus does not expect us to sit idly by after we have accepted Him as our Savior.  We are to preserve others for the kingdom.  We are to illuminate the Gospel for those around us.

Like I said, a lot of hints.

Bible References:

Left QuestionLeft AnswerAns.Right AnswerRight Question
Who was the first king of Israel, whose father was Kish from the tribe of Benjamin?1 Samuel 9:1-27Genesis 4:25Who was the third son of Adam and Eve after Abel was killed and Cain was banished?
Who lied about the sale price of property when he gave the proceeds to the believers, whose with was Sapphira, and he died as a result?Acts 5:1-10Exodus 28:1Who was the first chief priest of the Israelites and Moses’ brother?
Who was Jacob’s father-in-law?Genesis 29:15-30Colossians 4:14Who was a physician who wrote two books of the New Testament?
Who dressed as a shrine prostitute to trick Judah into sleeping with her, producing two sons?Genesis 38:1-30Acts 9:36-41Who is also known as Dorcas and the woman who died and Simon Peter raised her from the dead?
Who was the oldest of Jacob’s father-in-law’s daughters, who produced six sons for Jacob, one being Judah?Genesis 29:15-30Acts 16:14Who was a seller of purple who invited Paul and Silas to stay at her home in Thyatira?
Who was one of the prophets during Hezekiah’s reign and he wrote the longest of the books of prophecy in the Bible?2 Kings 19:5Genesis 32:28What was Jacob’s name changed to when he “wrestled with God?”
Who convinced the Religious leaders to release Peter and John and was also the teacher of Saul of Tarsus?Acts 5:33-40 and Acts 22:3Hosea 1:2-9Who was a promiscuous woman who married a prophet and bore three children by him?
Who is the prophet that married the promiscuous woman on the previous line?Hosea 1:2-9Isaiah 38:1-6What king of Judah was dying but he prayed that God would grant him a longer life?
Who was on Paul’s third mission trip team from Ephesus (Asia) who people claimed had entered the temple courts which led to a riot and Paul’s arrest in Jerusalem?Acts 21:29John 20:24-29Which disciple, also known as Didymus refused to believe until he saw the risen Savior for himself?

You can see that some of these Bible references are the same, and oddly, two of these answers relate to each other and, for the questions, different books of the Bible are given.

I will answer one of the ultimate answers early.  We are the SALT of the world.  Most people think of salt as a spice.  Many people do not use table salt due to the adverse health effects.  Scientists are trying to find something better that rock salt to de-ice the roads, but in the time of Jesus, throughout the Roman empire, salt was nearly as valuable, maybe more so than gold.  Wars were started to obtain the rights to salt mines.  But this value was as a preservative, not to enhance the flavor of the food.  The photo above is of Mirabel Gardens in Salzburg, Austria and the Salzburg castle is on the hill in the background.  The confluence of rivers at Salzburg meant this was a key location for salt from mines in the mountains to be gathered and protected until shipped downstream.  With this information, Matthew 5:13 does not have a changed meaning on the surface, but in being salt for someone else, we could be preserving them from Hell’s Lake of Fire.

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The Answers:

Left QuestionLeft AnswerAns.Right AnswerRight Question
Who was the first king of Israel, whose father was Kish from the tribe of Benjamin?SaulSSethWho was the third son of Adam and Eve after Abel was killed and Cain was banished?
Who lied about the sale price of property when he gave the proceeds to the believers, whose with was Sapphira, and he died as a result?AnaniasAAaronWho was the first chief priest of the Israelites and Moses’ brother?
Who was Jacob’s father-in-law?LabanLLukeWho was a physician who wrote two books of the New Testament?
Who dressed as a shrine prostitute to trick Judah into sleeping with her, producing two sons?TamarTTabithaWho is also known as Dorcas and the woman who died and Simon Peter raised her from the dead?
Who was the oldest of Jacob’s father-in-law’s daughters, who produced six sons for Jacob, one being Judah?LeahLLydiaWho was a seller of purple who invited Paul and Silas to stay at her home in Thyatira?
Who was one of the prophets during Hezekiah’s reign and he wrote the longest of the books of prophecy in the Bible?IsaiahIIsraelWhat was Jacob’s name changed to when he “wrestled with God?”
Who convinced the Religious leaders to release Peter and John and was also the teacher of Saul of Tarsus?GamalielGGomerWho was a promiscuous woman who married a prophet and bore three children by him?
Who is the prophet that married the promiscuous woman on the previous line?HoseaHHezekiahWhat king of Judah was dying but he prayed that God would grant him a longer life?
Who was on Paul’s third mission trip team from Ephesus (Asia) who people claimed had entered the temple courts which led to a riot and Paul’s arrest in Jerusalem?TrophimusTThomasWhich disciple, also known as Didymus refused to believe until he saw the risen Savior for himself?

I hope you did well on this quiz.  Not all the answers were easy, but there should have been enough clues to make it through.  Jesus calls us to be both salt (a preservative) and light (to illuminate the way for others).  There are many ways to do that, but we must prepare by studying God’s Word and praying continually.

This first video is a song by Lauren Daigle, Salt & Light.

And here is Jami Smith singing Salt and Light.

And here is Wes King singing Salt of the Earth.

And the Johnny Cash singing I Saw the Light.

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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