One to Seven Quiz

To Gershon belonged the clans of the Libnites and Shimeites; these were the Gershonite clans. The number of all the males a month old or more who were counted was 7,500. The Gershonite clans were to camp on the west, behind the tabernacle. The leader of the families of the Gershonites was Eliasaph son of Lael. At the tent of meeting the Gershonites were responsible for the care of the tabernacle and tent, its coverings, the curtain at the entrance to the tent of meeting, the curtains of the courtyard, the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard surrounding the tabernacle and altar, and the ropes—and everything related to their use.

  • Numbers 3:21-26

Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the community counted the Kohathites by their clans and families. All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the tent of meeting, counted by clans, were 2,750. This was the total of all those in the Kohathite clans who served at the tent of meeting. Moses and Aaron counted them according to the Lord’s command through Moses.

  • Numbers 4:34-37

He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.

  • 1 Samuel 1:2

This quiz is about the words for the numbers “one” to “seven.”  To come up with this quiz, I used a Bible Search engine and the NIV.  If a verse said that a census counted 7,500 as in the Gershonite clan above, then this number would not count for seven or five, in that the word was not used.  Now, the number seven thousand five hundred has both of the numbers in it.  If the NIV had used the words, that would show up in a word search for “seven” or “five.”  In the bulk questions, I did not eliminate such words, but for a specific word I did.  For example, there are two numbers that are not mentioned in any of the minor prophets, Hosea through Malachi.  But if you included ordinals, like sixth or seventh.  Then, there is one Minor Prophet that uses an ordinal (twice).

As an example, the Scripture from Numbers 4 above has the number in numerals, 2, 750, but the verses also mention the numbers thirty and fifty, which would apply if the quiz went past seven. But the last Scripture, a declarative statement that contains a lot of passion, knowing the circumstances and the result.  This verse has both “one” and “two.”  Both of these would count.

Instead of a Bible Reference section, I will try to think of a hint for each question, since most of this will be guessing.  Notice that the questions are all multiple-choice questions.  Since this is primarily guessing, I will cut down on the choices.

The Questions:

#QuestionHintAnswer
1Since I already mentioned it, which number between one and seven is not mentioned in the Minor Prophets? This question accepts ordinals, like sixth. Two, four, five, or six
2Which book in the Minor Prophets mentions “sixth” twice, otherwise this number would not be mentioned either? Joel, Obadiah, Zephaniah, Haggai.
3Which is the only book in the Pentateuch (Torah) that does not have all seven numbers, missing the number “five.” Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
4The number “one” is the most commonly distributed number word.  Of the answers provided, three of the answers are the three books that do not have the word “one” in them.  Which of these four books has the number one?  Of course, the other 62 books have the number “one” in them also. Joel, Jonah, Colossians, 3 John.
5Of the poetry (wisdom) books, there is only one of these books that has all seven of these words.  Which one? Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
6This is a bulk question that does contain such numbers as eighty-six or fourteen, but the number words in this quiz are all mentioned over two hundred times in the NIV, all except for which one? One, three, five, and seven.
7Oddly all seven numbers are mentioned in the Gospels and in Acts, but which other NT book mentions all seven numbers? Romans, Hebrews, 1 Timothy, Revelation.
8Of the three history books between Deuteronomy and 1 Samuel, which one does not mention all seven numbers, actually missing three of them. Joshua, Judges, Ruth.
9Which of these minor prophets uses the number “three”? Hosea, Jonah, Haggai, and Malachi.
10This question has two correct answers, but I will give you the number “one.”  Which number, other than “one,” is the only number between one and seven that is mentioned in Romans? But alas the number is that many thousand. Two, three, five, seven.

Think about the numbers that we commonly talk about when talking about Bible stories.  Now narrow those numbers down to the numbers one through seven.  Seven is a number of completeness. There is another of these numbers that applies to days in a story that Jesus uses as a sign to the Pharisees.  That number is significant in many discussions, but oddly in the NIV, it ranks in the middle.

One question mentions “one” being mentioned in the most books, only lacking three.  The second most used number is mentioned only twice in a story that talks about putting this number on a boat (with the other mentions using a different word other than a number to convey it.

You can also, with one exception for the significance of the number, think that as the number gets higher, there are less references to that number.  For example, Jacob had twelve sons, but of the four women who produced sons for Jacob, one wife produced six and the other three women produced two each.  Thus, in relating simple stories, you might find more references to one, two, and three than you would for four, five, and six.

Hints:

#QuestionHintAnswer
1Since I already mentioned it, which number between one and seven is not mentioned in the Minor Prophets? This question accepts ordinals, like sixth.Question 2 eliminates one of the answers.Two, four, five, or six
2Which book in the Minor Prophets mentions “sixth” twice, otherwise this number would not be mentioned either?This minor prophet is in the second half of them.Joel, Obadiah, Zephaniah, Haggai.
3Which is the only book in the Pentateuch (Torah) that does not have all seven numbers, missing the number “five.”There are three of the first five books of the Bible that have rules, and many rules mention numbers.Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
4The number “one” is the most commonly distributed number word.  Of the answers provided, three of the answers are the three books that do not have the word “one” in them.  Which of these four books has the number one?  Of course, the other 62 books have the number “one” in them also.The three books without “one” have two letters in common.  All four have “O.” Only three have “J” or “N.”  For you non-mathematicians, this cuts the right choices in half.Joel, Jonah, Colossians, 3 John.
5Of the poetry (wisdom) books, there is only one of these books that has all seven of these words.  Which one?The correct answer comes from the first half of the English language.Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
6This is a bulk question that does contain such numbers as eighty-six or fourteen, but the number words in this quiz are all mentioned over two hundred times in the NIV, all except for which one?The discussion above talks about how these numbers might appear.One, three, five, and seven.
7Oddly all seven numbers are mentioned in the Gospels and in Acts, but which other NT book mentions all seven numbers?Think about bowls and trumpets and such.Romans, Hebrews, 1 Timothy, Revelation.
8Of the three history books between Deuteronomy and 1 Samuel, which one does not mention all seven numbers, actually missing three of them.When you write more information down, your odds of using more words gets higher.Joshua, Judges, Ruth.
9Which of these minor prophets uses the number “three”?Do you need a hint?  Think of the story.Hosea, Jonah, Haggai, and Malachi.
10This question has two correct answers, but I will give you the number “one.”  Which number, other than “one,” is the only number between one and seven that is mentioned in Romans? But alas the number is that many thousand.Paul is quoting from 1 Kings 19.Two, three, five, seven.

I had fun with this one, but I do not see it coming up on my radar again.  I would have loved – if I had a month – to look through the 2454 mentions of the number “one” and see how many might pertain to “ones” or a person’s name like “Onesimus.”

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The Answers:

#QuestionHintsAnswer
1Since I already mentioned it, which number between one and seven is not mentioned in the Minor Prophets? This question accepts ordinals, like sixth.Question 2 eliminates one of the answers.Five
2Which book in the Minor Prophets mentions “sixth” twice, otherwise this number would not be mentioned either?This minor prophet is in the second half of them.Haggai
3Which is the only book in the Pentateuch (Torah) that does not have all seven numbers, missing the number “five.”There are three of the first five books of the Bible that have rules, and many rules mention numbers.Deuteronomy
4The number “one” is the most commonly distributed number word.  Of the answers provided, three of the answers are the three books that do not have the word “one” in them.  Which of these four books has the number one?  Of course, the other 62 books have the number “one” in them also.The three books without “one” have two letters in common.  All four have “O.” Only three have “J” or “N.”  For you non-mathematicians, this cuts the right choices in half.Colossians mentions one eight times.  The three that do not mention “one” all start with “Jo”: Joel, Jonah, and 3 John.
5Of the poetry (wisdom) books, there is only one of these books that has all seven of these words.  Which one?The correct answer comes from the first half of the English language.Job
6This is a bulk question that does contain such numbers as eighty-six or fourteen, but the number words in this quiz are all mentioned over two hundred times in the NIV, all except for which one?The discussion above talks about how these numbers might appear.Five (196 times). The others are One (2454 times – but that would include “ones” which does not reference the number for example) Two (612 times) Seven (578 times), Three (381 times) Four (339 times) Six (219 times).  But these are all bulk numbers.
7Oddly all seven numbers are mentioned in the Gospels and in Acts, but which other NT book mentions all seven numbers?Think about bowls and trumpets and such.Revelation
8Of the three history books between Deuteronomy and 1 Samuel, which one does not mention all seven numbers, actually missing three of them.When you write more information down, your odds of using more words gets higher.Ruth
9Which of these minor prophets uses the number “three”?Do you need a hint?  Think of the story.Jonah – three days and nights in a fish.
10This question has two correct answers, but I will give you the number “one.”  Which number, other than “one,” is the only number between one and seven that is mentioned in Romans? But alas the number is that many thousand.Paul is quoting from 1 Kings 19.Seven, as in the Seven thousand that did not bow down to Baal.

Whether you did well on this quiz or, not so well, here are the Martins singing an usual version of Count Your Blessings.

Here is Guy Penrod singing the more familiar version, Count Your Blessings.

Here are Switch singing Count Me In.

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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