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The Parables of Jesus
"Jesus often used parables to explain what He wished to say. This quiz centres on those parables that He related. All references come from the Catholic Bible."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What does the word "parable" mean?
a spiritual truth conveyed as a story or figurative expression
a historical relation of real events
Jesus taught "the parable of the sower". Which of the following was not mentioned as a type of ground that the sower's seed fell on?
prepared, fertilized ground
ground with thorns growing
Jesus taught "the parable of the hidden treasure in a field". According to Saint Matthew, what is the first thing that the person who finds this hidden treasure does?
calls his neighbours and has a party
carries it on his mule to market and sells it
does a "land search" at the local Land Registry to see who owns the field
Jesus now tells the parable of "the pearl of great price". What does the merchant do when he finds this pearl?
sells all that he has and buys it
speaks to the lawyers
hides it away
Jesus relates "the parable of the mustard seed". How does Jesus describe the mustard seed?
the smallest of all the seeds (a grain)
very big (almost a pebble)
one drachma a sack at the local store
rather lovely to the eye
Jesus teaches "the parable of seed that grows of itself". Is the seed ever harvested?
In the relation of "the parable of the Good Samaritan" what spiritual principle from the following was Jesus confirming?
Take care of your friends.
Beware of robbers.
He was answering the question 'who is my neighbour?'
Beware of rip-off prices at inns.
In "the parable of the lost sheep" what does the man do who has a hundred sheep and finds one of them missing?
goes and finds it
cancels that evening's barbecue
thanks God for the other ninety-nine sheep
In "the parable of the prodigal son" what does the word "prodigal" mean?
reckless, wasteful or lavish
returning, homebound or changed in opinion
repentant, desirous of forgiveness
lost, in need of finding, far off
In "the parable of the talents" what happens to the servant who (according to his ability) is given one talent (the unit of money at the time) by his Master and goes and buries it safely in the ground until the master's return?
he is given one more
the bankers are sent round to deal with him
he stays in the Master's service
he is cast out from the Master's presence
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Compiled Jun 28 12