"So he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, which did not return again to him anymore. And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and indeed the surface of the ground was dry." — Genesis 8:12,13

Quiz: After the Flood

Cf., that is to say "confer with," Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, and Luke 4:4 for motivation to take this quiz. Use your Bible while you work, or challenge yourself by refraining. Spelling counts on fill in the blank questions, which are usually passages from the New King James translation. Commentary on most answers is provided with your score.

1. Which one is NOT a direct ancestor of the Lord Jesus Christ?

F.  Abraham
A.  Rebekah
M.  Rachel
I.  Perez
L.  Ruth
Y.  Jesse

2. Which does Scripture NOT set forth as a visible covenant sign?

B. Salt   E. Blood   R. Ark   I. Bones   T. Rainbow   H. Circumcision  

3. Choose the theological statement you believe to be the most Biblical.

T.  There are major dispensational ages, each quite different, in the plan of salvation – such as the patriarchal age, the age of law, the age of grace and the future millenial kingdom.

H.  God has revealed that He HAS a plan of salvation, but not exactly what it IS.

E.  There is an eternal battle between two equal and opposite forces, called Good and Evil in the world's major monotheistic religious traditions, Yin and Yang in other religious traditions, Karma in still others. Salvation is to realize that "what is, is" and come to peace with it.

O.  God's plan of salvation was first revealed in Eden, then further revealed in God's dealings with men such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David, with the final fulness realized in Jesus Christ, as recorded in Scripture.

L.  The heroic measure of only eight people and the animals being preserved in the ark while all the rest of the Earth's air breathing inhabitants drowned was drastic plan a for the salvation of the world. The call of Abraham to form a special people for God was plan b. The giving of the Law through Moses to those people who had forgotten the ways of their forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was plan c. The attempt to form a theocratic kingdom through David, when the people had abandoned the law of Moses, was salvation of the world plan d. Finally Jesus came. Hopefully, salvation of the world plan e will work!

4. Provide the name of the town in God's word to Abraham: "Then He said to him, 'I am the LORD, who brought you out of of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it."

5. T or F: Abraham and Sarah had one biological daughter, Isaac's sister Milcah.


6. In the days of the patriarch Peleg:

P.  Pirates first sailed on the bounding main.
M.  Men began to call on the name of the LORD.
N.  Noah's ark was burned by iconoclastic zealots.
T.  The earth was divided.
H.  Humanity discovered how to mine and use metal.

7. According to Genesis, the matriarch Leah bore how many children to Jacob?

C.  Seven
O.  Two
U.  Six
N.  Five
T.  Twelve

8. Esau despised his by "selling" it to his brother Jacob for a single meal.

9. Which statement about patriarchy is most faithful to the teaching of the Bible:

P.  Patriarchy is an evil relic from primitive times, and must be eradicated from modern society.

A.  It was normative in Biblical times but, like polygamy, completely foreign to God's original plan.

T.  PATRIarchy is really MATRIarchy, because as everyone knows behind every good man is a good woman.

E.  It must be strengthened, to make sure that women are always regarded as subhuman.

R.  Patriarchy can be corrupted and abused but accords with what God ordained for the two sexes, which are equal in dignity as bearers of His image, but have different rolls which He assigned.

10. Complete the verse in which we read of how God tested Abraham: "Take now your , your only Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you." (Each blank is one word.)

11. T or F: The wife of Lot is the only person in the Bible who was turned into a pillar of salt in a miraculous act of divine judgment.


12. Complete the verse: "While the remains, seedtime and , cold and heat, and summer, and day and night shall not ." (Each blank is one word, and they must appear in the order given in the text.)

13. In what did the patriarch Isaac find comfort, following the death of his mother Sarah?

G.  Dreaming about the riches he would inherit when his father Abraham died.
R.  Hunting
I.   Prayer and Meditation
E.   His marriage to Rebekah
F.   His work

14. T or F: No marine animals died in the Flood.


15. When God solemnized His covenant promises to Abraham in Genesis 15, several sacrificial animals were involved. Choose the one that was NOT included:

P. ram   I. goat   G. heifer  
L. turtledove   E. bullock   T. pigeon

16. Those building the tower of Babel were trying to:

Z.   Create an impressive monument
G.   Make a name for themselves
R.   Rebel against God's just rule over the affairs of men
A.   Z, G, and R
T.   Build a structure that would reach into a heavenly realm in the clouds

17. The servants of Isaac become embroiled in a dispute concerning:

F.  Divorce and Remarriage
I.  Cattle branding and animal rights
G.  Wells and water rights
H.  Grassland borders and fences
T.  Their allegiance: would it be to Jacob or to Esau when Isaac died?
S.  Isaac's requirement that they observe the sabbath

18. T or F: It was not until after the Flood that God authorized the eating of animal flesh by humans.


19. When Melchizedek met Abraham:

P.  Melchizedek gave Abraham a tenth of his spoils.
R.  Melchizedek asked Abraham to bless him.
I.  He instituted the rite of circumcision
E.  Abraham asked him the meaning of his name
S.  Abraham gave Melchizedek a tenth of his spoils.
T.  Abraham sacrificed a lamb to the LORD.

20. Which probably occured DURING the Flood?

G.  The deaths of Noah's father and grandfather along with all other humans outside of the ark.
O.  The hibernation of many of the animals on the ark.
N.  The floodwaters reached at least fifteen cubits (approx. 25-30 feet) above the top of even Mt. Everest.
E.  The formation of the asteroid belt.

21. When Jacob and his family fled from Laban, Rachel stole Laban's:

K.  Best stud ram
L.  Household idols
E.  Tunic of many colors
P.  Best camel saddle
T.  Ephod of divination
O.  Ebenezer

22. Amraphel, Arioch, Chedorlaomer, and Tidal were:

F.  Sons of Abraham through his second wife Keturah
O.  Feudal lords or kings of Abraham's time
U.  The four horsemen of the Negev
R.  The sons and sons-in-law of Lot

23. The matriarch of the prolific Israelite tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh was:

M.  A Midianite
O.  A Moabitess
R.  An Ammonitess
E.  An Egyptian

24. Dinosaurs:

D.  Never really existed, all the fossils are phonies.
U.  Roamed the earth millions of years ago.
S.  Survived the Flood but became extinct sometime thereafter, as have other animals.
T.  Are the ancestors of birds, and so in one sense have survived to this day.

25. Your quiz ends with a complete the verse question: "Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of ."