"So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments." — Exodus 34:28

The Ten Commandments Quiz
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1) The Ten Commandments are found in these books of the Bible:

a) Deuteronomy and Second Corinthians.
b) Exodus and Numbers.
c) Genesis and Second Corinthians.
d) Exodus and Deuteronomy.

2) This is the number of times that God Himself wrote the Ten Commandments on stone tablets:

a) Two.
b) One.
c) Ten.
d) Seven.

3) A child trained to believe that he or she has two parents of the same sex is directly trained against:

a) Being narrow minded.
b) The Sixth Commandment.
c) A long held social tradition.
d) The Fifth Commandment.

4) According to Psalm 19, the law of the LORD is:

a) Clean, enduring forever.
b) Perfect, converting the soul.
c) Holy, cleansing the spirit.
d) Simple, making foolish the proud.

5) The Ninth Commandment requires:

a) Full disclosure of all accurate information, always and under all circumstances.
b) Willing obedience to those in authority over us.
c) Preserving the good name of one's neighbor.
d) Tithing.

6) The preface to the Ten Commandments is:

a) I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
b) The book of Genesis.
c) Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
d) The passage about Moses and the burning bush.

7) The Second Commandment is a basis for this sound precept:

a) Waste not, want not.
b) The Regulative Principle of Worship
c) Cleanliness is next to godliness.
d) The Adoration Axiom.

8) The fatal error of the false teachers at Galatia was their:

a) Failure to recognize that Christ AND works of the law justify someone before God.
b) Belief in an ancient version of the theory of evolution.
c) Doctrine that works of the law could justify someone before God.
d) Assertion that the resurrection had already occurred.

9) The term Decalog refers to:

a) The Ten Commandments and their immediate context in Scripture.
b) The rough lumber used to construct Biblical verandas.
c) The actual stone tablets on which the commandments were written by God.
d) Ten cities in the holy land, also called "Decapolis".

10) In analyzing the ten commandments, theologians have often categorized them as:

a) The three partitions of the Law.
b) The five couplets of the Law.
c) The two tables of the Law.
d) The table and chair of the Law.

11) Which is NOT a Divine basis for the giving of the Fourth Commandment:

a) God's blessing of the Sabbath day.
b) God's own example.
c) That the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.
d) God allows us six days of the week for our work.

12) Which saying defies the spiritual intent of the Eighth Commandment?

a) Finders are keepers and losers are weepers.
b) If you've got it, flaunt it!
c) God helps those who help themselves.
d) You're my idol!

13) Right after God gave the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai, the people said to Moses:

a) "All that the LORD has spoken we will do."
b) "Great peace have those who love His law, and nothing causes them to stumble."
c) "You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die."
d) "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us."

14) The Ten Commandments:

a) Summarize God's perfect moral standard for mankind.
b) Make sinners know their miserable condition.
c) Are not abolished under the New Covenant.
d) All of the above.

15) According to the letter to the Hebrews, when God gave the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai, Moses said:

a) "I am exceedingly afraid and trembling."
b) "By this you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will."
c) "Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage."
d) "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today."

16) According to the apostle Paul, breaking the Tenth Commandment:

a) Reveals one's low self esteem.
b) Is equivalent to idolatry.
c) Is the smallest sin.
d) Is tantamount to cowardice.

17) Capital punishment (the death penalty):

a) Clearly violates the commandment, "thou shalt not kill".
b) Passed away with the Old Covenant.
c) Does NOT violate the commandment "thou shalt not kill".
d) Should be inflicted on those who cause others to breathe second hand cigarette smoke.

18) The "Golden Rule":

a) Is in keeping with the Ten Commandments.
b) Has been attributed to Jesus erroneously.
c) Was added by Jesus as a perfecting "eleventh commandment".
d) Was once known as the Iron Clad Rule.

19) The Lord Jesus Christ was (and is) both God and man. Therefore:

a) He was exempt from the "God-ward" Commandments during His earthly life.
b) His sacrifice of Himself was sufficient to make full, eternal satisfaction for the Commandment-breaking (sins) of many.
c) As Law-giver, He could justly change the Commandments to suit Himself as Law-keeper.
d) He kept the "man-ward" Commandments during His earthly life only as an accomodation.

20) The First Commandment requires that we:

a) Usually attend worship services.
b) Esteem or value nothing more than God.
c) Avoid all religious art.
d) Remember that God brought the Israelites out of Egypt.

21) Choose the BEST answer. Eternal torment in the fires of hell is the just penalty for:

a) Not believing in God.
b) Blasphemy.
c) Breaking any of the Commandments.
d) Apostasy.

22) According to the Westminster Larger Catechism, the Sixth Commandment requires:

a) That we recognize suicide as the unpardonable sin.
b) Mild and courteous speeches and behavior.
c) That civil governments control all weapons.
d) Capital punishment for only one crime: premeditated murder.

23) According to the same document, the Third Commandment forbids:

a) Saying "Oh my God" under any circumstances whatsoever.
b) Making profession of religion in hypocrisy, or for sinister ends.
c) Not attending public worship while on holiday (vacation).
d) Speaking the truth unseasonably.

24) The Seventh Commandment directly addresses:

a) Substance abuse.
b) Perjury.
c) Grand larceny.
d) A "cheating" spouse.

25) The apostle wrote that this Commandment is the first "with a promise":

a) The Fifth Commandment.
b) The Second Commandment.
c) The Third Commandment.
d) None of the above.

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