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1 John wrote the Book of Revelation when he remained on a certain island. Where did he have this fantastic vision of the End of Times?
Answer: Patmos

The first chapter of Revelation states where John wrote down this vision.

"I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ."

This is the only place in the Bible where Patmos is mentioned. Patmos is a rather small Greek island, relatively near the Turkish coast.
  From Quiz: Holding the Four Winds of the Earth
2 The book of Revelation started out as a letter to churches. According to Revelation 1:1, what was God's purpose for inspiring the letter?
Answer: To show His servants what will soon take place

Although many consider the book of Revelation a scary subject, because it has things that many people find hard to interpret and concerns the future, Revelation was actually meant to be a book of hope for God's people. Christians believe that God wanted his servants, churches, and people, to be aware that He would come back, expecting them to be ready. He also wanted to comfort them of the evil times that were ahead, because many would suffer and some would die for their faith. He also includes the message of heaven, a wonderful place where no tears, sorrow, or death will be for the people that have served God faithfully. John wrote that whoever hear the words of this book and take to heart its words would be blessed. (Revelation 1:1-3)
  From Quiz: BBB Bible Series: Revelation
3 Revelation 13 describes a beast that rose up out of the sea. What does a beast represent in Bible prophecy?
Answer: kingdoms, government, political power

In Daniel 7 (another prophetic book) Daniel had a vision of four beasts. He had this to say in verse 17 as he explained the vision: "These great beasts which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth." Bearing in mind that scripture explains scripture have a look also at verse 23 of the same which states clearly that the fourth beast is the fourth kingdom upon the earth.
  From Quiz: Biblical Brain Teasers
4 In chapter 12 of Revelation, what was the great and wondrous sign which appeared in Heaven clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head?
Answer: A woman

"A great and wondrous sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth." (Rev 12:1-2)

Interpretation: This woman is a picture of the faithful body of believers, both in Old Testament times, and continuing all the way through into the gospel age in which we live, and until the end of time. The symbolism is like Joseph's dream in Genesis 37 "... the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me", which can be seen as the seed of Abraham, the father of all believers. The crown of twelve stars represents how the Church will share in the kingship of Christ. It was pregnant by being the body through which Christ, the Messiah, will be born into his human body in Bethlehem.
    Your options: [ A woman ] [ The Beast out of the Earth ] [ An enormous red dragon ] [ Babylon the Great ]
  From Quiz: The Beast out of the Earth
5 Who is traditionally credited with being the author of 'The Book of Revelation'?
Answer: John the Apostle

John the Apostle is generally credited with being the author of the work, which is also known by various titles: 'The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ', 'The Book of the Revelation of Saint John the Divine', also the 'Apocalypse of John'.

It is the last book in the New Testament.
  From Quiz: Well! That's a Revelation!
6 In the King James Version of the Holy Bible, what is the first word in the book of Revelation?
Answer: The

It says in Revelation 1:1, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John."

Many Christians believe that the Apostle John was the author of the book of Revelation.
  From Quiz: The Last Book of the Bible: Revelation
7 According to the first verse of the book of Revelation, whose revelation is this?
Answer: Jesus Christ

"The Revelation of Jesus Christ", are the first words in the first verse. Many mistakenly believe that it is the Revelation of St. John the Divine, because that is a sub-caption under the title in many Bibles (including mine.) This is incorrect, although Jesus sends the revelation via an angel to John, who in turn writes it to the seven churches of Asia Minor, and perhaps by extension, to us today.
  From Quiz: Reveling in Revelation: The Seven Churches
8 To which church did the Son of Man say, "Yet you have a few people who have not soiled their clothes."?
Answer: Sardis

Revelation 3:4-5 of the New International Version informs us that the Son of Man said to the church at Sardis, "Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white."
    Your options: [ Ephesus ] [ Smyrna ] [ Sardis ] [ Laodicea ]
  From Quiz: Revelation. The Coming Of Christ.
9 All seven churches were in the region of Asia Minor. In what modern-day country is this region?
Answer: Turkey

The answer to this is obviously not in the Bible, but can be easily found on several websites. For example, the Wikipedia article on the seven churches in Asia has a map.
  From Quiz: Seven Churches in Revelation Part 1
10 Which church received this warning in their "text"? "I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first."
Answer: Thyatira

This text is found in Revelation 2:19. The key to this question is their works. One of the only attributes that is commended in their letter is their works.
    Your options: [ Sardis ] [ Thyatira ] [ Pergamos ] [ Ephesus ]
  From Quiz: "Texts" sent to the churches
11 According to Revelation 1:4, who wrote the book of Revelation?
Answer: John

The Greek title of Revelation is Apocalypse. John wrote the book of Revelation for the church in A.D. 95 during the reign of Domitian who banished him to the island of Patmos. The phrase "St. John the Divine" was added to the title of the book of Revelation during the fourth century. There are almost 300 Old Testament references in Revelation.
  From Quiz: Revelation
12 All of the seven churches received criticism except two. Name them.
Answer: Smyrna and Philadelphia

Smyrna was located about 40 miles north of Ephesus. This church was said to have been poor in material but rich in faith. Philadelphia was located about 28 miles southeast of Sardis. It was commended for patiently bearing hardship.
    Your options: [ Sardis and Philadelphia ] [ Smyrna and Philadelphia ] [ Sardis and Laodicea ] [ Ephesus and Thyatira ]
  From Quiz: The Seven Churches which are in Asia
13 Which judgement is the world-wide earthquake? (Revelation 6:12-14)
Answer: Seal 6

Seal 4 is the pale horse, representing death. The fifth seal is the one that has "the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained." The seventh seal is silence for about half an hour, also ushering in the seven trumpet judgements.
    Your options: [ Seal 4 ] [ Seal 5 ] [ Seal 6 ] [ Seal 7 ]
  From Quiz: Revelation Judgements
14 The second seal involves a horse of what color?
Answer: Red

This second horse represents war. "...and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men should slay one another.." Rev. 6:4
  From Quiz: Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls - The End Time
15 Who is the evil figure that will cause havoc on Earth but will be eventually beaten by Christ, as described in the Book of Revelation?
Answer: Beast

There are actually two Beasts in Revelation, one from the sea (Chapter 13) and one from the earth (Chapter 17), who is also called the false prophet. Both are defeated in battle against a figure which is generally accepted as being Jesus Christ. These figures have been the subject of much speculation as to what they represent, as Revelation is a highly symbolic piece of writing! Some eschatologists believe they refer to events that had already happened at the time the book was written, others have attempted to link them with various historical figures, some believe that they are a prediction of the future.
  From Quiz: The End Of Time
16 'And there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth.'
Answer: 1st Trumpet

A third of the trees will be burned up by the fire, and all the grass will be burned.
    Your options: [ 6th Seal ] [ 3rd Bowl ] [ 2nd Trumpet ] [ 1st Trumpet ]
  From Quiz: Revelation: Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls
17 What plagues do the Four Horsemen bring with them when the seals are broken?
Answer: War, Famine, Conquest, Death

When the Lamb opened the four of the seven seals in Heaven, the Four Horsemen appeared. Each rider represented a forthcoming plague.
White = Conquest; Red = War; Black = Famine; Pale = Death.
  From Quiz: The Book of Revelation
18 Revelation was written by one of the last living apostles at that time. Where was John living, when he got in the Spirit on the Lord's day?
Answer: The isle of Patmos

John had been exiled to the isle of Patmos for his faith in Jesus. The isle was a place where many crazy people and criminals were sent. John had been boiled in oil, but it did not kill him. Finally he was banished to live among the criminals in hopes that he would die. In his circumstances though, John remained faithful to God and was communing with God, when God appeared and told him to write what he heard and saw.

John wrote in his letter to the churches, "I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea." (Revelation 1:9-11)
  From Quiz: BBB Bible Series: Revelation
19 John the Revelator said there appeared in heaven another wonder, a woman clothed with the sun (Rev.12:1). What does a woman represent in prophecy?
Answer: a church

In writing to the Corinthians, Paul refers to the church as a woman who is married to one husband (2 Cor.11:2). He uses similar imagery in Ephesians 5:22-35. This is in keeping with Jeremiah 6:2 and Isaiah 51:16.
  From Quiz: Biblical Brain Teasers
20 In chapter 12 of Revelation, what was the next sign which appeared in Heaven whose tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth?
Answer: An enormous red dragon

"Then another sign appeared in Heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born." (Rev 12:3-4)

Interpretation: The dragon is Satan, the devil, the serpent of Genesis 3. According to the Bible, Satan is not a mythological bogeyman with horns and a tail. He is Lucifer, the greatest of the angels, a created being who has fallen from Heaven and taken a third of the angels with him. He is described here as a red dragon, imagery of something fierce and oppressive. The seven crowns on seven heads represent his rule over this world, but that rule is limited by what God will allow. The seven horns symbolise his ability to destroy. The child is the Messiah, Jesus Christ, whose work on Earth Satan wants to destroy. Satan wants to be the creator, but he can only destroy. The woman is the community of believers, the Church into which the Messiah is born.
    Your options: [ An enormous red dragon ] [ Aliens ] [ Nephilim ] [ The serpent of abomination ]
  From Quiz: The Beast out of the Earth
21 What does Jesus say he will do to those who are "lukewarm" in Revelation 3:16 in the King James Version?
Answer: "I will spue thee out of my mouth."

It says in Revelation 3:16, "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."

Lukewarm refers to those who are fence sitters. They may believe in something, but not fully.
  From Quiz: The Last Book of the Bible: Revelation
22 Even within one group of judgments, the descriptions are sometimes very similar. The fifth and sixth trumpet judgments both describe a plague transmitted by terrifying creatures, but they differ in one major aspect. Which is it?
Answer: The plague's lethality

Both in the fifth and the sixth trumpet, those humans not having the Seal of God are affected by a plague transmitted by creatures who appear like riders, with a breastplate, lions' teeth and a golden mane, transmitting the disease by the sting of their tails. Both descriptions involve heavy amounts of sulfurous smoke (from the earth and the mouths of the creatures respectively).
However, the fifth trumpet plague is painful but nonlethal ("They were not given power to kill them, but only to torture them for five months. [...] During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them", Revelation 9:5-6) while the sixth trumpet plague has a high casualty rate ("A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths.", Revelation 9:18).
    Your options: [ The presence or absence of smoke ] [ The plague's method of transmission ] [ The plague's lethality ] [ The physical description of the creatures ]
  From Quiz: So This is How it Ends
23 Who are the recipients of the first promise mentioned in the book of Revelation?
Answer: those who read, hear, and keep the things written in the book

In Revelation 1:3 we read that those who read, hear and keep those things written in the book are blessed. This logically implies that if we fail to read, hear or keep them in our hearts, no blessing can occur. This is one reason I feel that it is important to read the book.
  From Quiz: Reveling in Revelation: The Seven Churches
24 When the "One who was like a Son of Man" spoke to John on the island of Patmos in Revelation 1:16, what was he holding in his right hand?
Answer: Seven stars

"In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance."
Revelation 1:16 (NIV). The seven stars represent the seven angels of the seven churches.
  From Quiz: Revelation. The Coming Of Christ.
25 Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation tell us what John is to write unto the seven churches. Two of the churches are not rebuked by the Lord. Which ones are they?
Answer: Smyrna and Philadelphia

But, each church has hope for "he who overcomes." "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches," as several verses in Revelation 2 and 3 say. (NKJV)
    Your options: [ Laodicea and Smyrna ] [ Ephesus and Sardis ] [ Smyrna and Philadelphia ] [ Pergamos and Thyatira ]
  From Quiz: Questions from Revelation
26 Paul wrote one of his New Testament letters to one of the churches mentioned in these chapters. Which one?
Answer: Ephesus

See the New Testament book Ephesians. There is a reference in Colossians 4:16 to a letter from Paul to the church at Laodicea, but as far as we know, no copy of the letter exists and it certainly doesn't appear in the New Testament.
    Your options: [ Sardis ] [ Ephesus ] [ Philadelphia ] [ Pergamum ]
  From Quiz: Seven Churches in Revelation Part 1
27 Which church is given this promise in their "text"? "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it."
Answer: Pergamos

This text is found in Revelation 2:17. This is one of the most mysterious (and fascinating!) promises given to any of the churches for those who will follow Christ.
    Your options: [ Smyrna ] [ Pergamos ] [ Laodicea ] [ Sardis ]
  From Quiz: "Texts" sent to the churches
28 When addressing Pergamos Christ (through John) spoke of his faithful martyr. What was that Martyr's name?
Answer: Antipas

Antipas is the only martyr mentioned in Revelation, however other references are made to those who had "unto death faithfulness" (6:9, 7:13-14).
  From Quiz: The Seven Churches which are in Asia
29 What is the first trumpet judgement? (Revelation 8:7)
Answer: Hail mixed with fire

Wormwood is Trumpet 3, the third of the heavenly lights blackened is trumpet number 4, and the plague of boils is bowl number one.
  From Quiz: Revelation Judgements
30 The fourth seal is represented by an ashen (or pale) horse. According to Rev. 6:8 the rider's name is Death, but who follows him?
Answer: Hades

"And I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth." Rev. 6:8.
  From Quiz: Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls - The End Time
31 According to Revelation, people will be required to accept a symbol if they want to buy or sell? It's the mark of the ______. Whose mark is it?
Answer: beast

Revelation 13:16-18 says all will be required to receive a mark in the right palm or on the forehead. This is called the mark of the beast, number of the beast or sometimes the name of the beast. Some people believe that such things as Social Security numbers or the much-discussed National ID cards could be the required "Mark of the Beast". In the case of the social security numbers, they are required for filing income tax forms in the US. The national ID cards are a possible response for protection after the September 11th attacks on the nation.
  From Quiz: The End Of Time
32 'A third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark.'
Answer: 4th Trumpet

Earth will not be too warm during this judgement.
    Your options: [ 5th Seal ] [ 4th Bowl ] [ 2nd Bowl ] [ 4th Trumpet ]
  From Quiz: Revelation: Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls
33 In Revelation 20:2 we are told that an angel came down from heaven having the key of the bottomless pit and he took hold of the serpent... Whatever could the term "serpent" signify?
Answer: Satan

The ensuing part of the verse goes on to name the serpent as the Devil and Satan. Revelation 12:9 also names the serpent as the Devil and Satan.
  From Quiz: Biblical Brain Teasers
34 In chapter 12 of Revelation, there is a war in Heaven. Who fights against the dragon and his angels?
Answer: Michael and his angels

"And there was war in Heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in Heaven. The great dragon was hurled down - that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him." (Rev 12:7-9)

Interpretation: These prophecies are like the visions of Daniel showing that there is a relationship between time and eternity. What happens on the Earth affects what happens in the heavenly realms. Michael the Archangel is described in Daniel 12 as "the great prince who protects your people". Satan has lost his position in Heaven as the accuser because of the work of Christ on earth: his crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. Michael's victory in Heaven is unleashed by Christ's redemptive work here on earth.
  From Quiz: The Beast out of the Earth
35 Which animal is it that is able to open 'The Sacred Scroll' in Revelation 5?
Answer: A wounded lamb

The scroll opener is introduced, by an elder, as 'the Lion of Judah' who is depicted as a 'lamb which looked as if it had been slain' (Revelation 5:6).
'The sacred scroll' had seven seals upon it, the breaking of each of which set in motion irreversible, earth-shattering events, associated with the apocalypse and the cleansing of the world.
    Your options: [ Seven seals ] [ A white horse ] [ A wounded lamb ] [ A roaring lion ]
  From Quiz: Well! That's a Revelation!
36 In chapter 1 verse 13 of Revelation, we find that John turned around to see where the great voice behind him was coming from. What did he see?
Answer: seven golden candlesticks and one who appeared as the Son of man among them

Christians believe that this is a representation of Christ walking among the churches of Asia Minor.
The 18th verse implies that this is Christ as "the one who liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive forevermore..."
The 20th verse states that the seven stars represent the seven angels of the churches, while the seven candlesticks are representative of the churches themselves.
  From Quiz: Reveling in Revelation: The Seven Churches
37 "Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing." What does the New International Version of the Bible say directly that the seven lamps represent?
Answer: The seven spirits of God

Revelation 4:5 of the New International Version tells us that "From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumbling and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God."
  From Quiz: Revelation. The Coming Of Christ.
38 To whom is each letter addressed?
Answer: the angel of the church

Many people believe that each person is allocated a personal (guardian) angel. From these passages, it seems that the churches had angels with special responsibility for them.
  From Quiz: Seven Churches in Revelation Part 1
39 Which church is remembered in their "text" as "having left their first love"?
Answer: Ephesus

This text is found in Revelation 2:4. The church of Ephesus was commended for many things. This was the only rebuke given to this church.
    Your options: [ Smyrna ] [ Ephesus ] [ Laodicea ] [ Philadelphia ]
  From Quiz: "Texts" sent to the churches
40 What type of weapon does the First Horseman hold?
Answer: A bow

The First Horseman of the Apocalypse carries with him a bow. Again, relating to some of the beliefs that this Horseman is the Antichrist, he doesn't have arrows due to the fact that he will conquer peacefully and without war, showing how he will deceive many people.

"Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, 'Come and see.'
And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer."
Revelation 6:1-2.
  From Quiz: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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