"In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone
did what was right in his own eyes." — Judges 17:6, 21:25

Quiz on the Book of Judges

True or False Section

1. T or F : The judges were appointed by the patriarchal heads of the twelve tribes.


2. T or F : Their relatives, namely another nation that had Abraham as its direct ancestor, oppressed the Israelites during the time of the judges.


3. T or F : The "heroes of faith" list in the book of Hebrews mentions at least four leaders from the days of the judges.


4. T or F : Samson was a transitional leader between the judges and the kings.


5. T or F : A son of one of the judges killed seventy of his brothers (they were begotten by his father of many wives).


"In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone
did what was right in his own eyes." — Judges 17:6, 21:25

Type in the Blank Section.  Spelling Counts!

6. Can you complete Samson's riddle? (Each blank is one word) "Out of the eater came something to , and out of the strong came something ."

7. was the military commander associated with Deborah.

8. A king of Moab is described in the book of Judges in this way: Now Eglon was a very man."

9. earned the name "Jerubbaal" when he tore down an altar of the idol Baal.

10. Judge Jephthah made a burnt offering of his .

"In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone
did what was right in his own eyes." — Judges 17:6, 21:25

Multiple Choice Section

11. Samson killed 1,000 men with the jawbone of a(n):

A. camel.   B. horse.   C. donkey.   D. ox.  

12. When the Angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, He said to him:

A.  "Be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you."
B.  "The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!"
C.  "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him."
D.  "Why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful?"

13. Samson "brought down the house" (temple) of this god of the Philistines:

A. Nebo   B. Diana   C. Nisroch   D. Dagon

14. When Gideon attacked an enemy camp, he and each of his warriors used three unusual "weapons". The three were:

A.  A trumpet, a torch, and a pitcher.
B.  A pitcher, a wineskin, and an ephod.
C.  A lamp, a basket, and a fishing net.
D.  A branding iron, a wineskin, and a torch.

15. Jotham the son of Jerubbaal told a parable that began this way:

A.  "A great eagle with large wings and long pinions, full of feathers of various colors, came to Lebanon."
B.  "The trees once went forth to anoint a king over them."
C.  "There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor."
D.  "There was a ladder set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven."

16. All of the following sayings are Biblical (or Bible based). Which one is from the book of Judges?

A.  The handwriting is on the wall.
B.  Putting a fleece before the Lord.
C.  Let not him who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.
D.  The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

17. Judges 4:4 (NKJ) - "Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of __________, was judging Israel at that time."

A. Lapidoth.   B. Kenaz.   C. Lamech.   D. Lehoboth.

18. Judge Jephthah and his party were able to determine if a stranger was one of the enemy by:

A.  Casting lots under the authority of a priest.
B.  The ancient records of the census taken by Moses in the second year that the Israelites came out of Egypt.
C.  Listening to him pronounce the word "Shibboleth".
D.  The same still, small voice of direct divine revelation that would speak to Elijah centuries later.

19. This woman, the wife of Heber, hammered a tent peg into the temple of Sisera, an enemy military leader, killing him.

A. Jemimah   B. Rizpah   C. Jael   D. Naomi

20. This third generation Aaronic priest, who stopped a plague according to Numbers 25, was still serving in the days of the judges:

A. Phinehas   B. Nadab   C. Eleazar   D. Gershom

21. Choose the one who is NOT a judge:

A. Othniel   B. Caleb   C. Ehud   D. Jair

22. Choose the best summary of the historical cycle evident in the book of Judges:

A.  None of the following, Bible scholars have determined that there is no "historical cycle" in the book of Judges.
B.  A powerful leader becomes corrupt, the people cry out to God, God sends enemy forces to bring down the corrupt leader, the people give praise to God.
C.  God determines to test the people, He delivers them to an oppressor, a dynamic leader decides to take action, God establishes the dynamic leader's purposes.
D.  The people defect from God, He chastens them by the hand of an oppressor, the people cry out to God, God raises up a deliverer.

23. When civil war had decimated the tribe of Benjamin, the elders of Israel counselled:

A.  That half the tribe of Manasseh give their sons the names of deceased Benjamite men, to raise up seed to them.
B.  That the remainder of the tribe be absorbed by the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh; the judges overruled this.
C.  That the congregation seek the will of the LORD in the matter by Urim and Thummim.
D.  That the remaining Benjamite men kidnap wives for themselves.

24. Perhaps the most horrific account from the wild, lawless days of the judges is:

A.  that of a king who would heat a furnace seven times hotter than usual, and throw living men into it.
B.  that of the commander who would slowly saw in half enemy soldiers.
C.  that of a woman in a tower who threw an upper millstone on the head of her rival's young daughter, crushing the child's skull.
D.  that of a man who cuts his concubine's body into twelve parts and sends the parts throughout the country.

"In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone
did what was right in his own eyes." — Judges 17:6, 21:25

25. Please choose the statement that best fits YOU personally:

A.  In my life there is no king but self; I do what is right in my own eyes.
B.  I confess the Lord Jesus Christ as my God and King and desire to do what is right in His eyes.
C.  My spiritual life is a struggle between A and B.
D.  I don't like this kind of question.