"Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him." — Matthew 4:11

Quiz on Angels and devils

Multiple Choice, True or False, Type in the Blank (spelling counts)

1. T or F: Jesus Christ referred to at least one human being as "a devil".


2. Which Biblical term does NOT refer to angelic beings?

A. Watcher.   B. Principalities.   C. Teraphim.   D. Seraphim.  

3. Complete this verse of Scripture: "Now satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to Israel."

4. T or F: According to the Bible, Jesus Himself will "confess before the angels of God".


5. At Matthew 25:41, Jesus says that on the coming Day of Judgment He will say to those on His left hand, "Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels." WHEN was this everlasting fire prepared?

A.  Immediately after Jesus' temptation by satan in the wilderness.
B.  Before the foundation of the world.
C.  When God cursed the serpent in Eden.
D.  The Bible does not tell us.

6. In at least two passages in the Psalms, God is said to "dwell between the ."

7. T or F: Tempting Jesus, the devil brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If you worship me up here, I will cause you to be worshiped always in the temple below."


8. Which action did the prophet Daniel attribute to an angel?

A.  King Nebuchadnezzar's strange punishment for his pride.
B.  The protection of his friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego when they were thrown into the fiery furnace.
C.  The revelation of the interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream.
D.   The shutting of the animals' mouths, when he was thrown into the lions' den.

9. To what does the apostle James compare a "faith" that goes no further than acknowledging the existence of one God?

A.  A cart with no ox, or a chariot with no horse.
B.  The belief of demons.
C.  Rebelliousness, likening it to witchcraft.
D.  All of the above.

10. In the prophet Ezekiel's vision, he saw "living creatures" of an angelic nature. Complete this verse from the prophet's description of them: "Each one had four , and each one had four ."

11. Which is the Biblical quotation?

A.  The enemy who sowed them is the devil.
B.  The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him.
C.  The devil is in the details.
D.  Idle hands are the devil's workshop.

12. In the book of Revelation, the tail of the great red dragon drew what quantity of the stars of heaven, and "threw them to the earth"?

A. One fourth.   B. One half.   C. One third.   D. Many.

13. T or F: The Bible provides the personal names of three holy angelic beings.


14. When His enemies claimed that Jesus "cast out demons by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons", Jesus indicated that He actually cast them out by the of God.

15. Jesus said, "there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." (Luke 15:10) This indicates:

A.  All of the following.
B.  That angels have an interest in what happens on Earth.
C.  That angels love righteousness.
D.  That angels live in community with one another.

16. Complete this verse of Scripture: "Sadducees say that there is no resurrection — and no angel or spirit; but the confess both."

17. The apostle Paul wrote that satan is able to take advantage of the situation when Christians:

A.  Despise the ministry of exorcists.
B.  Are unforgiving toward one another.
C.  Have any contact with unbelievers.
D.  Spend too much time in prayer.

18. In the book of Revelation, an angel warned the apostle John not to:

A.  Worship him.
B.  Pray for the Nicolaitans.
C.  Tell anyone about the Revelation until the other apostles had approved it.
D.  Try to leave the isle of Patmos where John was exiled.

19. Scripture states expressly that satan "entered" this person:

A. Nebuchadnezzar    B. Herod    C. Judas    D. All of the above.

20. Choose the most Biblically sound statement about angels:

A.  How many of them can dance on the head of a pin is not known.
B.  Every human being has a guardian angel.
C.  Their wings are attached to their arms in a way similar to the anatomy of bats.
D.  They are ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation.

21. T or F: satan is mentioned by name exactly 666 times in the Bible.


22. When Paul the apostle wrote, "You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons", what was he asserting to be demonic?

A.  The unworthy participation by some in the Lord's Supper (Communion).
B.  Alcoholic beverages.
C.  The sacrifices of the Gentiles to their gods.
D.  The false worship of early heretical sects such as the Gnostics.

23. Choose the summary you find to be the most Biblical:

A.  As Christ's kingdom comes on Earth through the centuries, satan will continue "on the loose" and growing stronger also. Finally, to make it clear to all that only God Himself can vanquish him, Christ will appear and do just that, condemning the devil to the lake of fire forever.

B.  The devil was bound and his kingdom plundered by the redemption which Jesus Christ accomplished by His death and resurrection: there the serpent's head was dealt a mortal blow. At the last judgment, the devil will be condemned to eternal punishment and never be able to cause harm again.

C.  Although it has been said in jest, the statement "the devil made me do it" has a lot of truth in it. The devil is responsible for all the evil in the world, and is very powerful as the account of Job's trials shows us. Thankfully, Jesus has paid the ransom to satan that was necessary to make salvation possible.

D.  The devil is not a real, personal entity. The Bible uses the literary device of personification to represent the power of evil via the imaginary character satan. By following the moral teachings of Jesus and other great religious leaders, we can defeat evil and make the world a better place.

24. Complete the apostle Paul's charge to Timothy: "I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality."

25. Which brief example of "reasoning in the Scriptures" do you find most persuasive?

A.  Since the Bible says that God created the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, in six days (i.e. everything, Genesis 1, Exodus 20:11), the angels were made by God sometime during those six days. Since "the heavens" were created on day one, the angels were likely created on that day.

B.  Since the Bible says that God created the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, in six days (i.e. everything, Genesis 1, Exodus 20:11), that includes the angels. The heavenly bodies (sun, moon, and stars) were created on day four, so the angels who are dwellers in heaven were likely created on that day also. Also, Job 48:7 seems to refer to angels as "stars", as do a few verses in Revelation.

C.  Job 48:4-7 also seems to indicate that the angels already existed when God "laid the foundations of the earth". Surely the angels were created by God, but they seem to be part of a different, older creation than ours.

D.  Often in Scripture, angels appear in human form. Jesus said that in the resurrection the saints will be "like angels" (Cf. Matthew 22:30, Mark 12:35). When an angel is measuring the wall of the New Jerusalem in Revelation, we read, "...he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel." It is most likely that the angels were created on day six as were Adam and Eve.