"Although my house is not so with God, yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. For this is all my salvation and all my desire; will He not make it increase?" — 2 Samuel 23:5

Quiz on the Life of King David

Spelling counts on "fill in the blank" questions. Commentary on some answers is provided with your score.

1. was David's father.

2. The six-pointed star of David:

A.  Was originally a symbol of the Philistines whom David conquered.
B.  Was assigned to David by Samuel as a royal emblem.
C.  Is of non-Biblical origin.
D.  Once had seven points.

3. This New Testament saint referred to David as a patriarch:

A. Stephen   B. Luke   C. Peter   D. Barnabas  

4. Because he numbered the people, David had to choose between which three chastisements:

A.  Three years of famine, seven weeks of fleeing, or seven days of plague.
B.  Seven years of famine, three months of fleeing, or three days of plague.
C.  Three months imprisonment, seven months hard labor, or seven days without water.
D.  Having half his beard shaved off, half of his bodyguards quit, or half of his female donkeys become barren.

5. So that he could escape Saul, David was let down through a window by:

A.  A young lad with a bow and arrows.
B.  His wife Michal.
C.  The great military leader Abner.
D.  His close friend Jonathan.

6. T or F: The Angel of the LORD prevented David from providing Solomon with materials for the building of the temple.


7. David feigned madness in the presence of:

A.  Elvish, king of Gyratia.
B.  Balak, king of Moab.
C.  Chedorlaomer king of Elam.
D.  Lachish, king of Ashkelon.
E.  Og, king of Bashan.
F.  Achish, king of Gath.
G.  Zebah and Zalumna, kings of Midian.

8. After David felled Goliath with a stone from his sling, he:

A.  Said, "Wow! What a stroke of good luck!"
B.  Laughed uproariously.
C.  Beheaded Goliath.
D.  Went after the rest of the Philistines.

9. When David coveted , the wife of Uriah the , he committed murder to satisfy his lust. (Each blank is one word.)

10. Before his throne was established in Jerusalem, David reigned in:

A. Rogelim.   B. Hebron.   C. Moab.   D. Samaria.

11. T or F: According to one of his own epistles, Paul the apostle was a descendant of David.


12. Unlike his wife, this man refused to help David and his men:

A. Nergal   B. Laban   C. Nabal   D. Maher Shalal Hash Baz

13. David referred to himself as the "sweet of Israel."

14. T or F: The Lord Jesus Christ refers to Himself as "the Root and the Offspring of David".


15. David's first formal position in the service of King Saul was:

A.  Junior harpist.
B.  Ambassador to Gath in Philistia.
C.  Commander of one hundred.
D.  Armorbearer.

16. Many of the superscriptions ("introductions") of the Psalms refer to events in David's life. With Bible closed, complete this one: "Psalm 3:1 A Psalm of David when he fled from his son."

17. T or F: The death of king David is NOT recorded in Scripture.


18. David desired to build a house for the LORD. We might sum up the LORD's response to David as:

A.  I will build you a house.
B.  Build an altar to Me on the threshing floor of Onaziah the Elkoshite.
C.  See that you build it according to the pattern you were shown.
D.   I already have a house in Heaven.

19. Complete the verse: "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, He who has the of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens."

20. David did not kill Saul when he had the opportunity because:

A.  Saul had been Divinely anointed as king.
B.  David's men advised him not to do it.
C.  He wimped out.
D.  Saul was his father-in-law, and David considered his wife's feelings.

21. Complete the verse: "So the women sang as they danced, and said: " has slain his thousands, and David his thousands." (Each blank is one word.)

22. T or F: The names David and Jesus occur with approximately the same frequency in the Bible.


23. David made himself a name when he returned from killing eighteen thousand Syrians in the Valley of .

24. David asserts in Scripture that:

A.  The Spirit of the LORD spoke by him.
B.  The Messiah, the Son of David, would be born in Bethlehem.
C.  Jeroboam the son of Nebat was a wicked idolater.
D.  Moses had appeared to him.

25. David was a "man after God's own heart", Acts 13:22. Considering David's life overall, we see:

A.  That giants can be felled and other great exploits done by a faith that pleases God.
B.  What it means to put God's glory and kingdom before all else.
C.  That even great saints can fall into great sin.
D.  All of the above