Adventures on Route 66
Review Questions

These review questions correspond to the Adventures on Route 66 Curriculum.

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Lesson 31   Lesson 32   Lesson 33   Lesson 34   Lesson 35

Lesson 1 - Creation & the Fall

  • Which book of the Bible contains the story of the creation of the earth? (Genesis)
  • God created the earth and everything in it by doing what? (speaking: “God said” appears 10 times in Genesis 1)
  • What did God create on the 1st day? (light)
  • What did God create on the 2nd day? (the firmament [sky])
  • What did God create on the 3rd day? (dry land, plants)
  • What did God create on the 4th day? (sun, moon, stars)
  • What did God create on the 5th day? (sea creatures and birds)
  • What did God create on the 6th day? (land animals and people)
  • What did God do on the 7th day? (He rested)
  • What one rule did God give Adam and Eve? (don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil)
  • Did Adam and Eve break God’s one rule? (yes)
  • What happened after they broke the rule? (they were kicked out of the Garden of Eden; death entered the world; they were separated from God)
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Lesson 2 – Cain & Abel; Noah & the Flood; the Tower of Babel

  • Adam and Eve sinned first, but it didn’t stop there. What did Cain do to Abel? (killed him)
  • Adam and Eve had another son after Abel was murdered. What was his name? (Seth)
  • Who built an ark to save his family and a bunch of animals? (Noah)
  • How many of each animal did Noah take with him on the ark? (a pair [a male and a female] of every unclean animal; seven pairs of every clean animal and bird)
  • How many people were on the ark? (8—Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives)
  • How many days did it rain during the flood? (40 days and 40 nights)
  • How long were Noah, his family, and all those animals cooped up in the ark? (1 year and 10 days [375 days])
  • What special thing did God put in the sky after the flood? (a rainbow)
  • What large thing did Noah’s descendants begin to build some years after the flood? (the Tower of Babel, which means confusion)
  • What did God do about the Tower of Babel? (he confused the builders by making them speak different languages so work was unable to continue on the tower)
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Lesson 3 – Abraham & Isaac

  • God said Abraham and Sarah’s children (descendants) would be as numerous as what? (dust; sand; stars)
  • What was Abraham’s nephew’s name? (Lot)
  • What is Lot’s wife remembered for? (she turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back while running from the city of Sodom, which God was destroying)
  • Abraham had a son with Hagar and named him Ishmael. Was Ishmael the promised son? (no, the promise was to Abraham and Sarah, not Abraham and Hagar)
  • How old were Abraham and Sarah when they finally had their promised son, Isaac? (Abraham was 100; Sarah was 90)
  • What does Isaac mean? (laughter [both Sarah and Abraham had laughed at the idea that they could have a child in their old age])
  • What did God ask Abraham to do to his son Isaac? (offer him as a sacrifice)
  • Did Abraham do this? (he prepared to do this, but at the last moment God stopped him, and Abraham offered a ram instead)
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Lesson 4 – Jacob & Esau

  • Why did Abraham send his servant back to his home country? (to find a wife for Isaac)
  • What was the name of the girl who watered the servant’s camels and became Isaac’s wife? (Rebekah)
  • Who was the oldest twin, Jacob or Esau? (Esau)
  • How did Jacob get the birthright from Esau? (he traded him a bowl of lentil stew [soup] for it)
  • How did Jacob get the blessing that his father Isaac intended to give to Esau? (he deceived his father into thinking he was Esau by wearing Esau’s clothes and goat skins to make himself hairy)
  • Why did Isaac and Rebekah send Jacob back to Rebekah’s home country to her brother, Laban? (to find a wife and to get away from his angry brother Esau)
  • What did Jacob dream when he was on his way to Rebekah’s home country? (he dreamed about a ladder [or stairway] reaching up to heaven with angels going up and down and the Lord standing at the top)
  • Jacob ended up with two wives. What were their names? (Leah and Rachel)
  • Which wife did Jacob love? (Rachel)
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Lesson 5 - Joseph

  • Jacob wrestled with God and his name was changed to what? (Israel)
  • How many sons did Jacob/Israel have? (12)
  • Name a son of Jacob. (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin)
  • Who was Jacob’s favorite son? (Joseph)
  • What did Joseph’s brothers do to him? (sold him into slavery in Egypt)
  • After being a slave and a prisoner, how did Joseph become the governor of Egypt? (he interpreted dreams for Pharaoh and gave him good advice, so Pharaoh put him in charge of preparing for the coming famine)
  • When 10 of Joseph’s brothers showed up in Egypt to buy food, did Joseph take revenge on them? (no; he forgave them; He said God had sent him to Egypt before them to save their whole family)
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Lesson 6 – Moses (Through the First 5 Plagues)

  • When Pharaoh ordered that all the Israelite baby boys be killed, who was placed in a basket by his mother and hidden along the bank of the river? (Moses)
  • Who found baby Moses in his basket on the river and adopted him as her own son? (Pharaoh’s daughter)
  • When Moses grew up, he ran away from Pharaoh and ended up in the land of Midian, where he became a what? (shepherd)
  • Whom did God send with Moses to help him speak to Pharaoh? (his brother, Aaron)
  • What was the first plague God sent on Egypt? (the water turned to blood)
  • What was the second plague God sent on Egypt? (frogs)
  • What was the third plague God sent on Egypt? (gnats [lice-KJV])
  • What was the fourth plague God sent on Egypt? (flies)
  • What was the fifth plague God sent on Egypt? (death of cattle [livestock—horses, donkeys, camels, oxen, sheep])
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Lesson 7 – The Last 5 Plagues of Egypt & Crossing the Red Sea

  • What was the sixth plague God sent on Egypt? (boils)
  • What was the seventh plague God sent on Egypt? (hail)
  • What was the eighth plague God sent on Egypt? (locusts)
  • What was the ninth plague God sent on Egypt? (darkness)
  • What was the tenth plague God sent on Egypt? (death of the firstborn [oldest son])
  • What did the Israelites have to do so their oldest sons would not die during the tenth plague? (kill a lamb and put its blood on the doorframes of their houses; this night is remembered in the celebration of Passover)
  • What two objects led the Israelites as they traveled from Egypt into the wilderness? (a pillar of cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night)
  • How did the Israelites cross the Red Sea? (Moses held his rod over the sea; God sent a strong east wind that divided the waters; the Israelites crossed on dry ground)
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Lesson 8 – The Israelites in the Wilderness

  • When the Israelites complained that they were hungry in the wilderness, what did God send them for food? (quail and manna)
  • When the Israelites were thirsty, how did God provide water? (He told Moses to take his rod and hit a rock, and water came out of it [at a later time, God told Moses to speak to the rock])
  • On what mountain did God meet with Moses and give Him instructions, including the 10 Commandments? (Mount Sinai)
  • Name one of the 10 Commandments. (1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 6. Thou shalt not kill. 7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. 8. Thou shalt not steal. 9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.)
  • What was the name of the special tent of worship that God told Moses to make? (the Tabernacle)
  • Name a piece of furniture that was in the Tabernacle. (Brazen Altar of Sacrifice, Laver of Water, Table of Showbread, Golden Candlestick, Altar of Incense, Ark of the Covenant)
  • What was inside the Ark of the Covenant? (Aaron’s rod that budded, a pot of manna, and the stone tablets of the covenant [the 10 Commandments]).
  • How long was Moses on Mount Sinai? (40 days and 40 nights)
  • What did the Israelites do while Moses was on Mount Sinai? (made a golden calf to worship as their god)
  • What did Moses do when he saw the golden calf? (he threw down the stone tablets of the covenant [10 Commandments] and broke them; he burned the golden calf, ground it to powder, put it in water, and made the Israelites drink it; then he went back up Mount Sinai to ask the LORD to forgive the people and to get new tablets)
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Lesson 9 – Canaan: The Promised Land

  • How many spies did Moses send to explore Canaan? (12, one from each tribe of Israel)
  • Only 2 of the 12 spies believed that the Israelites could take back the land of Canaan. Who were they? (Joshua and Caleb)
  • After 10 of the spies brought back an “evil report” about the land of Canaan, God told the Israelites they would have to wander in the wilderness for how many more years? (40: one year for each day they searched the land of Canaan [Numbers 14:34])
  • After Moses died, who was the new leader of the Israelites? (Joshua)
  • Who hid Joshua’s spies on her rooftop when the king of Jericho tried to capture them? (Rahab)
  • The spies promised Rahab that she and her family would be safe when the Israelites attacked Jericho if she did what? (stayed in her house and kept a red cord [“scarlet thread”] in her window)
  • How many days did the Israelites march around Jericho? (7)
  • On Days 1 to 6, the Israelites marched around Jericho once, but on the seventh day, what did they do differently? (they marched around 7 times, they shouted, the priests blew trumpets, and the walls of Jericho fell down)

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Lesson 10 – Judges

  • The book of Judges tells of a woman God sent to deliver the Israelites from the Canaanite King Jabin. What was her name? (Deborah)
  • Which judge had an army that went from 32,000 men down to 300, and yet he still defeated the Midianites? (Gideon)
  • Which judge was a very strong man with long hair whose birth was foretold by an angel? (Samson)
  • Who was the woman who helped the Philistines discover the source of Samson’s strength? (Delilah)
  • During the time of the Judges, why did Naomi and her family move to Moab? (to find food since there was a famine in their home country of Judah)
  • Naomi’s husband and two sons died in Moab. When she arrived back in Judah, she had only one person with her. Who was it? (Ruth, her daughter-in-law)
  • To feed Naomi and herself, Ruth gathered barley from the field of a kind man. Who was this man who eventually married Ruth? (Boaz)
  • Ruth is the great-grandmother of what king? (David)
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Lesson 11 - Last Judge & First Kings

  • Who was the final judge of Israel, born in answer to his mother’s desperate prayer for a child? (Samuel)
  • What was Samuel’s mother’s name? (Hannah)
  • The first three times God called his name, Samuel thought who was calling him? (Eli, the priest)
  • The Israelites were getting tired of judges. What did they want to rule them instead?(a king)
  • Who did Samuel anoint as the first king of Israel? (Saul)
  • Was Saul a good king? (he started well, humbly, but then started disobeying God)
  • Over many years, Abraham’s family grew from one son, Isaac, into an entire kingdom called Israel. Why is it called Israel? (it’s named after Abraham’s grandson, Jacob, whose name was changed by God to Israel)
  • When Samuel went to Jesse’s house to anoint a new king, all of Jesse’s sons were there except the youngest, David. Where was he? (taking care of the sheep)
  • Who did Samuel anoint as the second king of Israel? (David)
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Lesson 12 - David, Solomon, & Rehoboam

  • What was the name of the giant David defeated with a sling and a stone? (Goliath)
  • Who was David’s best friend? (King Saul’s son, Jonathan)
  • Who was David’s first wife (she helped him escape from her father)? (Michal)
  • Why did David have to run and hide for several years before he became king? (King Saul was jealous of him and was always trying to kill him)
  • David finally became king after Saul and Jonathan were killed how? (in a battle with the Philistines)
  • David had several sons; which son did he chose to become king after he died? (Solomon)
  • What is King Solomon famous for? (his wisdom [and wealth])
  • The Israelites worshiped God in a tent called the Tabernacle for years, but God allowed Solomon to build a beautiful building for worship. What was it called? (the Temple)
  • After Solomon died, the kingdom divided in two kingdoms which were called what? (Israel and Judah)
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Lesson 13 - Poetry

  • How do we know Job was a wealthy man? (he owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 donkeys)
  • How many children did Job have? (10: 7 sons and 3 daughters)
  • Satan thought Job would stop worshiping God if he lost all of his blessings, but what did Job do after he lost all his wealth and his children in one day? (he tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell to the ground in worship: “the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD”)
  • Satan struck Job’s body with what? (boils [painful bumps that turn into sores] from head to toe)
  • What did Job’s wife say he should do? (curse God and die)
  • After Job and his friends had a very long discussion about all kinds of things, including God, sin, and suffering, God finally spoke to Job out of a what? (whirlwind)
  • What happened to Job in the end? (God blessed him with twice as many things as he had before, as well as 7 sons and 3 daughters)
  • What is the longest book in the Bible? (Psalms [150 chapters])
  • Psalms are poems which are meant to be sung. Who wrote most of the Psalms? (David)
  • Proverbs are wise sayings. Who wrote most of the Proverbs? (Solomon)
  • Ecclesiastes means “preacher.” Who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes? (we’re not positive, but many people believe Solomon did)
  • The Song of Solomon is a love poem. Who wrote the Song of Solomon? (Solomon) 
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Lesson 14 - Kings of Israel & Judah; the Prophet Elijah

  • Why did the kingdom of Israel split after Solomon’s reign? (Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, treated the people harshly, and 10 tribes rebelled, forming their own kingdom)
  • Jesus is a descendant of which kings—the kings of Judah or the kings of Israel? (the kings of Judah, David’s family)
  • What are some miraculous ways Elijah was fed during the time of drought (no rain) and famine (not enough food)? (ravens brought him food; a widow used her small amount of oil and flour to bake bread for him, and the oil and flour never ran out until it rained again)
  • On what mountain did Elijah meet with 450 prophets of Baal to prove Who is the one and only God? (Mount Carmel)
  • What happened when the prophets of Baal offered their sacrifice? (nothing; no fire)
  • What happened to Elijah’s sacrifice? (God sent fire which burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, the dust, and all the water Elijah had poured on the sacrifice)
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Lesson 15 - Elijah & Elisha

  • Whom did Elijah anoint to be prophet after him? (Elisha)
  • What did Elisha ask Elijah for? (a double portion [twice as much] of his spirit)
  • What did Elijah say Elisha would have to do to receive a double portion of his spirit? (see him when he was taken away)
  • How did Elijah go away? (a chariot and horses of fire separated Elijah and Elisha, and then Elijah went up to heaven in a strong wind [whirlwind])
  • Did Elisha see him when he went away? (yes; therefore, he received a double portion of Elijah’s spirit)
  • How was Naaman healed of his skin disease (leprosy)? (he obeyed Elisha’s instructions to wash seven times in the Jordan River)
  • What similar miracles did Elijah and Elisha do? (each parted the Jordan river, each helped a poor widow who needed food or money, each raised a boy from the dead)
  • If we don’t have to be perfect for God to do great things with our lives, what do we have to be? (willing, available [here I am; send me])
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Lesson 16 - Prophets & Kings

  • What do prophets do? (point out sins, tell people to repent, tell of blessings for obeying God, warn of trouble for disobeying God, foretell future events, etc.)
  • Where did God ask Jonah to go? (Nineveh [the capital of Assyria])
  • Where did Jonah go instead? (he went to Joppa and got on a ship headed for Tarshish)
  • How long was Jonah inside the fish (translated “whale” in Matthew 12:40)? (three days and three nights)
  • After the fish had vomited him onto dry land, Jonah went to Nineveh and preached that the city would be overthrown (conquered) in how many days? (40)
  • Was Nineveh overthrown in 40 days? Why or why not? (no, because the people, from the king on down, fasted, prayed, and repented of their evil ways, and God forgave and spared them)
  • Was Jonah happy that God forgave the people of Nineveh? (no, he wanted to see Nineveh destroyed as he had prophesied; God had to remind Jonah that He is compassionate)
  • After Israel split into two kingdoms (Israel and Judah), how many good kings did Israel have? (none)
  • After Israel split into two kingdoms (Israel and Judah), how many good kings did Judah have? (8)
  • Joash was the youngest king of Judah ever. How old was he when he became king? (7 years old)
  • What was a good thing that Joash did? (he had the Temple [that Solomon had built many years before] repaired)
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Lesson 17 - Daniel

  • Why did Daniel and his friends refuse to eat King Nebuchadnezzar’s meat and drink his wine? (they were following the dietary rules God gave Moses in the Law)
  • King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream of a large statue made of different metals. What did Daniel say the metals stood for? (different empires/kingdoms that would rule, beginning with Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom: Babylon)
  • Why did King Nebuchadnezzar have Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego thrown into a blazing, fiery furnace? (they wouldn’t worship the gold statue he had made)
  • Which of the Ten Commandments were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego following when they wouldn’t worship the gold statue? (1. Exodus 20:3: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”  2. Exodus 20:4: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.” [Exodus 20:5 continues: “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them…”])
  • King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about an enormous tree that was cut down. Daniel said the tree represented whom? (King Nebuchadnezzar)
  • Daniel told the king that he would lose his mind and live in the field, eating grass like the oxen for how long? (7 years, until he finally acknowledged that God is the King of all kings; this DID happen to King Nebuchadnezzar a year after he had the dream)
  • What king gave a party using gold and silver cups taken from the temple in Jerusalem and suddenly saw a hand writing on the wall? (Belshazzar [Nebuchadnezzar’s son])
  • Why was Daniel thrown into the lions’ den? (for praying to God in spite of an order that no one was to pray to anyone but King Darius for 30 days)
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Lesson 18 - Esther, Ezra, & Nehemiah

  • Who was unhappy when his queen wouldn’t show off her beauty at his feast? (King Ahasuerus [Xerxes])
  • Out of hundreds of beautiful young women, King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) chose whom as his new queen? (Esther)
  • Esther was a Jewish orphan who had been raised by whom? (her cousin, Mordecai)
  • Who hated Mordecai so much he wanted to kill not only him but all the Jews? (Haman)
  • Why did Haman hate Mordecai? (he wouldn’t bow down to him)
  • Why was Esther afraid to go tell King Ahasuerus about Haman’s plot to kill her people, the Jews? (those who appeared before the king uninvited were put to death, and the king had not called for her in 30 days)
  • What did King Ahasuerus do when Esther appeared before him uninvited? (he held out his golden scepter, sparing her life and asking her request)
  • The books of Ezra and Nehemiah tell about three groups of Jews returning to Jerusalem. The first group was led by Zerubbabel and rebuilt what? (the Temple)
  • The second group of Jews who returned to Jerusalem was led by Ezra, a priest and scribe, who taught the people what? (the Law [of Moses])
  • The third group of Jews who returned to Jerusalem was led by Nehemiah and repaired what? (the wall around Jerusalem)
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Lesson 19 - Old Testament Review
This lesson uses Review Questions from Lessons 1-18.

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Lesson 20 - Jesus the Savior Is Born

  • What was the name of the angel who told Mary she was going to have a special baby boy? (Gabriel)
  • In what city was Jesus born? (Bethlehem)
  • Because there was no room in the inn, Mary had to use an unusual object for Jesus’ baby bed. What is a manger? (a feeding trough [box] from which cattle, horses, etc., eat)
  • How did the shepherds find out a Savior had been born? (an angel told them)
  • When Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem, who were the two elderly people who recognized that Jesus was their long-awaited Savior? (Simeon and Anna)
  • How did the wise men learn that a King of the Jews had been born? (they saw His star)
  • How many wise men were there? (the Bible doesn’t state a number; people often assume there were three because the wise men brought three gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh)
  • The wise men and Joseph had dreams to warn them that who wanted to kill Jesus? (King Herod)
  • Where did Joseph take Jesus to keep him safe from King Herod? (Egypt)
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Lesson 21 - Jesus' Youth, Baptism, & Temptation; John the Baptist

  • Who was Jesus’ cousin? (John the Baptist)
  • What were John’s parents’ names? (Zacharias [Zechariah] and Elizabeth)
  • When John saw Jesus coming to be baptized, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” How was Jesus like a lamb? (in the Old Testament lambs were offered for sin; Jesus was going to die as a sacrifice for the sins of everyone in the world for all time)
  • How many days did Jesus fast (go without food) while He was in the wilderness? (40)
  • Because Jesus was hungry, what was the first thing the devil tempted Him to do? (command that stones be made into bread)
  • How did Jesus answer the devil’s first temptation? (by quoting from Scripture: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” [Deuteronomy 8:3])
  • What was the second thing the devil tempted Jesus to do? (he took Him to a pinnacle [high place] of the Temple, and said if you are the Son of God, cast yourself down; he then quoted from Scripture: “He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.” [Psalm 91:11-12])
  • How did Jesus answer the devil’s second temptation? (by quoting from Scripture: “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.” [Deuteronomy 6:16])
  • What was the third thing the devil tempted Jesus to do? (he took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and said he would give them all to Jesus if He would fall down and worship him)
  • How did Jesus answer the devil’s third temptation? (He told Satan to get away from Him, and then He quoted from Scripture: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” [Deuteronomy 6:13])
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Lesson 22 - The 12 Disciples; Jesus' First Miracle; The Sermon on the Mount

  • What is a disciple? (a follower and student)
  • How many total disciples did Jesus “call” to follow Him? (12)
  • Name one of the 12 disciples. (Simon Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Thomas, Matthew [Levi], James the son of Alphaeus, Simon [the Canaanite or the Zealot], Thaddeus [Judas, not Iscariot], Judas Iscariot, Bartholomew [Nathanael])
  • Which three disciples were closest to Jesus? (Peter, James, and John)
  • Jesus gave us a sample prayer to follow. It begins, “Our Father which art in heaven…” What do we call this prayer? (The Lord’s Prayer)
  • In Matthew chapters 5-7, Jesus went up on a mountain, sat down, and began to teach. What do we call this teaching? (The Sermon on the Mount)  
  • In the first part of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “Blessed are” eight times. What do we call these eight things? (The Beatitudes)
  • What is “The Golden Rule”? (do unto others as you would have them do unto you)
  • Everyone who hears Jesus’ sayings and does them is like what? (a wise man who builds his house on a rock)
  • Everyone who hears Jesus’ sayings and does not do them is like what? (a foolish man who builds his house on the sand)
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Lesson 23 - Miracles: Jesus Heals, Controls the Weather, and Raises the Dead

  • What is a miracle? (an event that cannot be explained by human or natural powers; it is supernatural in origin, an act of God)
  • Why did four men make a hole in the roof of the house where Jesus was? (to get a paralyzed man to Jesus to be healed)
  • Before Jesus healed the paralyzed man what did He do for him? (He forgave his sins)
  • When Jesus forgave the paralyzed man’s sins, it upset the religious leaders because who alone can forgive sins? (God)
  • The disciples were in a boat with Jesus when a great storm came up. What was Jesus doing? (sleeping)
  • When the frightened disciples woke Jesus up, what did He do? (He rebuked the wind and sea and said, “Peace, be still!” and everything became calm; He also asked the disciples why they were afraid and if they had any faith)
  • When Jesus said Jairus’ daughter was only sleeping, not dead, what did the people do? (laughed at him)
  • When Jesus went in to raise Jairus’ daughter from the dead, He made everyone leave except whom? (the girl’s father and mother, as well as Peter, James, and John)
  • On His way to heal Jairus’ daughter, a woman who had been sick for 12 years pushed through the crowd and touched what part of Jesus’ clothing? (just the edge [hem] of His garment [clothing])
  • When the woman touched the edge of His clothing, Jesus stopped and said what? (“Who touched me?”)
  • Why did the disciples think this was a strange question? (so many people were crowding around Jesus)
  • Jesus told the woman what had made her well? (her faith)
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Lesson 24 - More Miracles

  • Jesus told the disciples to feed a great crowd of people, but they didn’t have any food. Which disciple found a boy who had some food? (Andrew)
  • How much food did the boy have? (5 loaves of bread and 2 small fish)
  • Jesus gave thanks for the bread and fish and then had his disciples hand it out. After everyone had enough to eat, how much food was left over? (12 baskets full)
  • How many people were fed with the 5 loaves and 2 fish? (about 5,000 men plus women and children)
  • After feeding 5,000+ people, where did Jesus go to pray? (up on a mountain)
  • While Jesus was praying, the disciples were having a hard time trying to row across the lake (sea). Why? (the wind was blowing against them)
  • When the disciples first saw Jesus walking on the water, what did they think He was? (a ghost)
  • Which disciple walked on the water toward Jesus? (Peter)
  • What happened when Peter and Jesus got into the boat? (the wind stopped blowing)
  • Both the miracle of the 5 loaves and 2 fish and the miracle of walking on the water show Jesus’ power over what? (nature [other miracles show his power over disease, demons, and even death])
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Lesson 25 - Parables

  • What is a parable? (a simple story about earthly things that illustrates a heavenly truth)
  • In the parable of the Good Samaritan, what two people passed by without stopping to help the robbed and injured man? (a priest and a Levite)
  • The hero in Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan was a…Samaritan. Did the Jews like the Samaritans? (no; the Samaritans had settled in the Jews’ country and combined their religious beliefs with those of the Jews)
  • In the “Parable of the Lost Sheep,” the shepherd lost one of how many sheep? (100)
  • In the “Parable of the Lost Coin,” the woman lost one of how many coins? (10)
  • Jesus compared the joy over finding one lost sheep or one lost coin to the joy in heaven over what? (one sinner who repents)
  • In the “Parable of the Lost Son,” what did the son do with his inheritance? (he wasted it on wild living; he is sometimes called the “prodigal” [meaning wastefully or recklessly extravagant] son)
  • When did the “lost son” finally realize how foolish he was? (when he was feeding the pigs and was so hungry he wanted to eat their food; he remembered that everyone at his father’s house had plenty to eat)
  • How did the father react when he saw his son, while he was still a long way off? (he was filled with compassion and love, ran to meet him, and hugged and kissed him)
  • What causes a celebration in heaven? (when a sinner repents)
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Lesson 26 - Martha, Mary, & Lazarus

  • While Martha was busy serving Jesus and her other guests, what was Mary doing? (sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to what He said)
  • Did Jesus tell Mary to help Martha serve the guests? (no; He said Mary had chosen the better part, and it would not be taken away from her)
  • When their brother Lazarus became sick, what did Mary and Martha do? (sent a message to Jesus)
  • By the time Jesus arrived, how many days had Lazarus been dead? (four)
  • When Jesus told them to move the stone from the entrance to Lazarus’ tomb, what did Martha worry about? (the bad smell, since Lazarus had been dead for four days)
  • When Jesus called, “Lazarus, come out!” what happened? (Lazarus came out of the tomb!)
  • Which sister, Mary or Martha, poured expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair? (Mary)
  • Which disciple complained about Mary’s actions and said the perfume should rather have been sold and the money given to the poor? (Judas Iscariot)
  • Jesus said to leave Mary alone. He said they would always have poor people to give to, but Who wouldn’t they always have with them? (Jesus: He was going to die soon, be buried, rise again, and then ascend into Heaven)
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Lesson 27 - A Thankful Leper & Other Lessons in Manners

  • Jesus sent ten men with a skin disease (leprosy) to see the priests. On their way, all ten were healed. How many went back to thank Jesus? (only one)
  • Who tried to keep children away from Jesus? (the disciples)
  • How was Zacchaeus like a little child? (he was short, he climbed a tree, he was excited to see Jesus and have Him come to his house, etc.)
  • What kind of animal did Jesus ride into Jerusalem? (a donkey)
  • What did the crowd do as Jesus rode into Jerusalem? (spread their coats and branches on the road, praised God with joy, shouted “Hosanna!”)
  • What does “hosanna” mean? (save now)
  • After His “Triumphal Entry” into Jerusalem, Jesus went to the Temple. What did He do there? (He made a whip out of ropes; chased away the sheep, cattle, and doves; turned over the tables; and scattered the money. He said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.”)
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Lesson 28 - Washing Feet, Last Supper, Gethsemane, Arrest

  • When Jesus was washing His disciples’ feet, which disciple said, “You shall never wash my feet!” (Peter; however, Jesus said, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me”)
  • Jesus washed the disciples’ feet as an example. What was He trying to show them? (if He, their Teacher and Lord, was willing to wash their feet like a servant, they too should be humble)
  • What is the Passover? (a feast celebrated every year at which Jews remember when the death angel “passed over” the houses that had lamb’s blood on the doorposts during the final plague in Egypt)
  • Jesus changed the meaning of the Passover for His disciples. From then on, the bread would remind them of what? (Jesus’ body, given for them [His body was soon to be crucified])
  • The cup would remind them of what? (Jesus’ blood shed [poured out] to forgive their sins)
  • When Jesus was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, which three disciples were with Him? (Peter, James, and John)
  • Being very sad and troubled about what was soon to happen to Him, Jesus prayed earnestly, but what did Peter, James, and John do? (they fell asleep)
  • What did Judas do to point out to the soldiers which of the men was Jesus? (he kissed Him)
  • What did Peter do when Judas and the soldiers came to arrest Jesus? (he cut off the high priest’s servant’s right ear)
  • When Jesus was arrested, what did His disciples do? (they ran away)
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Lesson 29 - Jesus' Trial, Death, & Burial

  • What kind of crown did the soldiers give Jesus? (a crown of thorns)
  • How did Jesus die? (He was nailed to a cross)
  • What did the soldiers do with Jesus’ coat while He was dying a painful death on the cross? (they gambled for it)
  • Why did a soldier pierce Jesus’ side with a spear while He was hanging on the cross? (to make sure He was dead before they took Him down)
  • Who wrapped Jesus’ body in linen and placed Him in a tomb? (Joseph of Arimathaea)
  • What was placed over the entrance of Jesus’ tomb? (a stone)
  • Why did soldiers guard the tomb? (the Jewish leaders remembered that Jesus said He would rise again in three days; they were worried that one of His disciples would steal Jesus’ body and claim He had risen from the dead)
  • Why did Jesus have to die? (Discuss the following:  + God is sinless and holy; sin keeps us away from Him.  + Ever since Adam and Eve sinned, God required something innocent [for example, a lamb] to die in place of the sinner so that the sinner could be forgiven.  + Jesus was the only sinless person who could die in place of every sinner once and for all.  + Jesus shed His blood so we could be forgiven and come close to God once again.)
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Lesson 30 - Jesus' Resurrection & Ascension

  • Why did the angel roll the stone away from Jesus’ tomb? (not so Jesus could get out but so the disciples could see inside)
  • On what day of the week did Jesus rise from the dead? (the first day of the week, Sunday; this came to be called “the Lord’s Day,” and that’s why we go to church on Sundays)
  • Which disciple was not with the others when Jesus appeared to them and said he would not believe unless he could see and touch Jesus’ scars for himself? (Thomas; this is why he is sometimes called “Doubting Thomas”)
  • After His resurrection, for how many days did Jesus appear to His disciples? (40)
  • To what city did the disciples go after Jesus ascended into heaven? (Jerusalem—that’s where Jesus told them to go and wait for the Promise—the gift the Holy Ghost)
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Lesson 31 - Pentecost, Acts of the Apostles

  • What Jewish feast was being celebrated when the gift of the Holy Spirit came? (Pentecost—a feast celebrating the first fruits of the harvest and also the giving of the Law [10 Commandments, etc.])
  • How many people were gathered, waiting for the promised gift of the Holy Spirit? (120)
  • When the gift of the Holy Spirit came, what loud sound was heard? (strong [rushing, mighty] wind)
  • When the gift of the Holy Spirit came, what was seen on each person? (tongues of fire)
  • People from all over the world who had gathered in Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost were amazed when they heard what? (people filled with the Holy Spirit speaking in the languages of their own countries)
  • Which disciple stood up on the Day of Pentecost and preached to the crowd? (Peter)
  • What does it mean to repent? (to be sorry for and turn from sin and to God)
  • What does it mean to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ? (to be dipped under water while the name of Jesus Christ is spoken over you)
  • About how many people believed Peter’s message on the Day of Pentecost and were baptized? (3,000)
  • In whose name did Peter heal a lame man? (in the name of Jesus Christ)
  • A crowd gathered, amazed at the healing of the lame man. Which disciple began to preach to them about Jesus? (Peter)
  • When the believers met together and prayed for boldness, what happened to the building they were in? (it shook)
  • When Ananias and Sapphira lied to Peter about how much they sold a piece of land for, what happened to them? (they fell down dead)
  • Who let the apostles out of prison after the Jewish leaders had them arrested? (an angel)
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Lesson 32 - The Church Grows

  • After the Day of Pentecost, the church grew quickly, and the 12 disciples chose how many men to help them with the work of leading the church? (7)
  • Stephen, one of the 7 leaders, talked with the Jewish leaders about their history and how they resisted the Holy Spirit, but they became very angry with him and did what? (threw stones at him and killed him)
  • Who told Philip (another one of the 7 leaders) to go to a certain desert road? (an angel)
  • On the road he met a man from what country? (Ethiopia, a country in Africa)
  • From what book of the Bible was the man reading? (Isaiah)
  • After Philip got into the carriage with the man and explained the verses from Isaiah, they saw some water, what did the man from Ethiopia want to do? (be baptized)
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Lesson 33 - Saul's Conversion; Cornelius

  • Why was Saul on his way to Damascus? (to arrest believers in Jesus)
  • What caused Saul to fall to the ground?(a light from heaven)
  • Saul heard a voice asking why he was opposing Him, and when Saul wanted to know who was speaking, how did the voice reply? (“I am Jesus.”)
  • When Saul got up from the ground, what had happened to him? (he was blind)
  • When Ananias laid hands on Saul, what happened? (something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again; he was then baptized)
  • How did Saul escape from Damascus when he found out the Jews wanted to kill him and were closely watching the city gates? (disciples lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall)
  • An angel appeared to Cornelius, a commander in the Roman army, to tell him that God had heard his prayers and he should send for whom to tell him what he ought to do? (Peter)
  • In the meantime Peter had a vision about what? (a sheet being let down from heaven with all kinds of “unclean” animals in it and a voice telling him to kill and eat them)
  • Because of the vision, Peter understood he should not call Gentiles unclean, so he went to Cornelius’ house, and while he was telling Cornelius and his family and friends about Jesus, what happened? (the Holy Spirit fell on them all, and they began speaking in tongues [languages they had not known before])
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Lesson 34 - Paul's Missionary Journeys & Letters

  • In Mark 16:15 Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Is it possible for ONE person to travel throughout entire world and preach to every person? (no, but we can each have a part: going, giving, preaching where we are)
  • What is a missionary? (a person sent by a church into an area [city, state, country] to tell others about Jesus Christ)
  • One of the greatest missionaries of the New Testament was Saul, who is also known by what name? (Paul)
  • In Philippi, Paul and his fellow missionary Silas were thrown into prison where at midnight they did what? (prayed and sang praises to God)
  • After a powerful earthquake shook the prison and Paul, Silas, and all the other prisoners were set free, who (along with his family) believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized? (the jailer)
  • When Paul was a prisoner being taken to Rome, the ship on which he was sailing was caught in a terrible storm and shipwrecked. How many people aboard this ship survived? (all of them)
  • How did Paul keep in touch with the people he met on his missionary journeys? (he wrote letters)
  • Several of Paul’s letters are part of the New Testament. Name some. (Romans, 1st Corinthians, 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1st Thessalonians, 2nd Thessalonians, 1st Timothy, 2nd Timothy, Titus, Philemon)
  • In which letter did Paul write about the fruit of the Spirit? (Galatians [5:22-23])
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Lesson 35 - General Letters & Revelation

  • Five of the General Letters were written by which 2 of Jesus’ disciples (apostles)? (Peter [1st & 2nd Peter] and John [1st, 2nd, & 3rd John])
  • Revelation 21 describes the New Jerusalem, where we will live with Jesus. The city has walls of jasper, foundations of jewels, gates of pearl, and streets of gold. Name something that will NOT be in this city. (tears, death, sorrow, crying, pain, night, sin…)
  • What is the last word in the Bible?(amen, which means “it is so” or “truth”)
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