Quiz about Genesis The Beginning of the Universe
Quiz about Genesis The Beginning of the Universe

Genesis: The Beginning of the Universe Quiz


This quiz is about the Biblical account of the creation of the heavens and the earth. I used the NIV translation.

A multiple-choice quiz by wordwalker. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
wordwalker
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
321,045
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
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1. "Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the ___________ was hovering over the waters" (Genesis 1:2). What was hovering over the waters (according to the New International Version of the Bible)? Hint

Angels
Spirit of God
Clouds
UFOs

2. On the first day what did God create? Hint

Atmosphere
Fish
Light
Boats

3. On the second day God created an expanse to separate the water above from the water below. What did he call the expanse? Hint

Rainbow
Outer space
Ocean
Sky

4. The third day was a busy day for God. He gathered the waters so the dry ground would appear. He named the waters sea and the ground land. What else did God create on the third day? Hint

Clouds
Fish
Tides
Vegetation

5. On what day did God create the sun, moon and the stars? Hint

Fifth
Fourth
Sixth
Second

6. After God created the fish and the birds he blessed them. What did he say to them? Hint

He didn't say anything
Welcome, my friends.
Have a good life.
Be fruitful

7. On the sixth day, what did God command the land to produce? Hint

Living creatures
Crops
Man
Mountains

8. Besides the animals, both wild and domestic, what else did God create on the sixth day? Hint

Male human
Male and female humans
Female human
None of these

9. In Genesis, God spoke and what he spoke was created, but he also saw something about almost every act of creation. What did he see? Hint

That it was good
What needed more work
That it was finished
That it was perfect

10. On what day does the New International Version of the Bible say that God finished all his work of Creation? Hint

Seventh day
Sixth day
It is not finished
Eighth day


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the ___________ was hovering over the waters" (Genesis 1:2). What was hovering over the waters (according to the New International Version of the Bible)?

Answer: Spirit of God

"Genesis" is a Greek word that means "beginnings". The entire book of Genesis is about many different beginnings and covers at least 2000 years of history. Many believe it is not intended to be a book of historical facts, but is more about the spiritual interpretation of the facts it presents.

The opening verse of this book reads, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1)
2. On the first day what did God create?

Answer: Light

"And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light 'day,' and the darkness he called 'night.' And there was evening, and there was morning -- the first day." (Genesis 1:3-5)
3. On the second day God created an expanse to separate the water above from the water below. What did he call the expanse?

Answer: Sky

"And God said, 'Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.' So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse 'sky.' And there was evening, and there was morning -- the second day." (Genesis 1:6-8)
4. The third day was a busy day for God. He gathered the waters so the dry ground would appear. He named the waters sea and the ground land. What else did God create on the third day?

Answer: Vegetation

"Then God said, 'Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.' And it was so. ... And there was evening, and there was morning -- the third day." (Genesis 1:11,13)
5. On what day did God create the sun, moon and the stars?

Answer: Fourth

"And God said, 'Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.' And it was so. God made two great lights -- the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.

He also made the stars. ... And there was evening, and there was morning -- the fourth day." (Genesis 1:14-16, 19)
6. After God created the fish and the birds he blessed them. What did he say to them?

Answer: Be fruitful

"And God said, 'Let the waters teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the expanse of the sky.' So God created the great creatures of the the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, 'Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.' And there was evening, and there was morning -- the fifth day." (Genesis 1:20-23)
7. On the sixth day, what did God command the land to produce?

Answer: Living creatures

"And God said, 'Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.' And it was so." (Genesis 1:24)
8. Besides the animals, both wild and domestic, what else did God create on the sixth day?

Answer: Male and female humans

"Then God said, 'Let us make man in or image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.' So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. ... God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning -- the sixth day." (Genesis 1:26-27, 31)
9. In Genesis, God spoke and what he spoke was created, but he also saw something about almost every act of creation. What did he see?

Answer: That it was good

After each day's work of creation, except the second day, it is remarked that God saw that it was good. In fact, on the sixth day, after he finished all his work of creation, he saw that "it was very good." (Genesis 1:31)
10. On what day does the New International Version of the Bible say that God finished all his work of Creation?

Answer: Sixth day

"Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done." (Genesis 2:1-3)
Source: Author wordwalker

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