Quiz about Wake Up and Smell the Moses
Quiz about Wake Up and Smell the Moses

Wake Up and Smell the Moses Trivia Quiz


This is my first try at an Author's Challenge quiz. It took me a while to determine what questions would be good to ask, but ironically, none of them deal with what Moses smelled like.

A multiple-choice quiz by Ceduh. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Ceduh
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
365,252
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Average
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7 / 10
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1. After the pharaoh's daughter found baby Moses, she alone raised him. His mother never saw him again, let alone helped to raise or nurse him.

True
False

2. According to Numbers 26:59, Jochebed was Moses' mother's name (New American Standard Bible).

Who was Moses' father?
Hint

Abihu
Amram
Levi
Korah

3. When they were talking to their father, what did the daughters of Jethro, Zipporah and her sisters, describe Moses as after he saved them from the shepherds? (Exodus 2:19, New American Standard Bible) Hint

A son of Israel
A good Midianite shepherd
A jolly good young man
An Egyptian

4. According to Exodus 7, who threw down the staff that turned into a serpent? Hint

Moses
Aaron
Zipporah
Gershom

5. God and Moses were angry with the Israelites because they built a golden lampstand (Exodus 32).

True
False

6. In Numbers 21, the Lord told Moses to build a bronze serpent. What was the reason for this? Hint

God knew that Moses' kids wanted to play with it
To remember the staff that was made into a serpent, thus becoming a miracle of God
To help people who had been bitten by snakes
To mourn the Serpent's temptation of Adam and Eve

7. Moses is often seen as a righteous leader, savior of the Hebrew people, the writer of the first five books of the Bible, etc. However good and/or important Moses was, he got himself into trouble as well. In Numbers 20, Moses hit the rock and disobeyed God. How did He punish him? Hint

God struck Moses' wife and children dead.
God didn't allow Moses to enter the promised land.
God made him blind and deaf.
God gave him leprosy.

8. According to the Bible, how many daughters did Moses have? Hint

One
No daughters are mentioned
Two
Seven, like his father-in-law

9. Numbers 11:1-9 talk about the people complaining that they had better food to eat in Egypt. In Numbers 11:14-15, what was Moses' reaction? Hint

He told God that he couldn't handle the burden and he wanted to be dead.
He snapped and murdered some of the complainers.
He destroyed the Ten Commandments out of anger.
He was like, "Well, fine then, go back to Egypt. See if I care!"

10. The name of this quiz is, "Wake up and Smell the Moses". While it's true that this is a parody of the phrase, "Wake up and Smell the Roses," I also thought of coffee when I saw the title, because I and other people drink coffee in the morning. I am not going to ask about coffee, but my thoughts of coffee did inspire me to ask the following food question. Which is NOT mentioned in Exodus? Hint

Lamb
Unleavened bread
Chocolate
Quail


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. After the pharaoh's daughter found baby Moses, she alone raised him. His mother never saw him again, let alone helped to raise or nurse him.

Answer: False

This is actually false. The Bible says, "And the child grew, and she [Moses' birth mother] brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she named him Moses, and said, 'Because I drew him out of the water.'" (Exodus 2:10, New American Standard Bible)

The previous verses explain how Moses' sister asked Pharaoh's daughter if she wanted a Hebrew woman to nurse the baby and how the woman ended up being his own mother. The pharaoh's daughter even paid Moses' mother wages for nursing him. Although we don't know the exact age Moses was when his mother returned him to the pharaoh's daughter, we are given the impression that he *at least* got to be with his real mother for a little while.
2. According to Numbers 26:59, Jochebed was Moses' mother's name (New American Standard Bible). Who was Moses' father?

Answer: Amram

Numbers 26:59 explains Moses' family. It actually doesn't give the names of his parents in the first and second chapters of Exodus, despite talking about them as his parents. However, Amram was his father, Jochebed his mother, Aaron his brother, and Miriam his sister.

Interestingly, Jochebed was a daughter of Levi, which means that Levi, one of the brothers who sold Joseph into slavery, was Moses' grandfather (or ancestor). Abihu was a son of Aaron, so he was Moses' nephew.
3. When they were talking to their father, what did the daughters of Jethro, Zipporah and her sisters, describe Moses as after he saved them from the shepherds? (Exodus 2:19, New American Standard Bible)

Answer: An Egyptian

Most translations use "An Egyptian," while a couple say, "a man of Egypt." This is, of course, because Zipporah and her sisters didn't realize at the time that Moses was a Hebrew. He must have been wearing an Egyptian outfit/looked like an Egyptian. Exodus 2:15-16 suggest that Moses ended up at the well where Jethro's daughters were, immediately after he fled from Egypt. (He ran away from Egypt because he killed a true Egyptian who was hurting a Hebrew.)
4. According to Exodus 7, who threw down the staff that turned into a serpent?

Answer: Aaron

Contrary to what the animated movie, "The Prince of Egypt," depicts (I love that movie, but certain parts of it are unBiblical, like how they portray Pharaoh's wife, instead of his daughter, as the one who found Moses) it was actually Aaron's staff and Aaron was the one who threw it down in front of Pharaoh. However, it was Moses who told Aaron to throw it down at the request of the Lord. (Exodus 7:9-10).

An interesting verse is Exodus 7:1: "Then the LORD said to Moses, 'See, I make you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet.'" (New American Standard Bible)
5. God and Moses were angry with the Israelites because they built a golden lampstand (Exodus 32).

Answer: False

God and Moses were angry over a golden calf, not a golden lampstand. In Exodus 25:31, God asked Moses and the other sons of Israel to make the golden lampstand. It was the original menorah and can be found in the same chapter which talks about the Ark of the Covenant. One major difference between the golden calf and the other gold/bronze things, which God told them to build, is that God didn't ask them to build the golden calf. Also, they were going to use the golden calf as an idol and God strictly forbade worship of other gods and idols.
6. In Numbers 21, the Lord told Moses to build a bronze serpent. What was the reason for this?

Answer: To help people who had been bitten by snakes

The people were upset that they were brought to the wilderness, where they had no food and water, and they basically wanted to go back to Egypt. Apparently the Lord judged their ungrateful attitudes by sending lots of poisonous snakes, which bit and killed many of the people. However, some of them admitted that they sinned and so God told Moses to build the bronze serpent. Anyone who looked at it wouldn't die, even if he/she was bit.

Some Christians believe that the bronze serpent was a symbol/foreshadowing of Jesus Christ. This is because of it being on a pole, which is similar to a cross, as well as because of its saving powers.
7. Moses is often seen as a righteous leader, savior of the Hebrew people, the writer of the first five books of the Bible, etc. However good and/or important Moses was, he got himself into trouble as well. In Numbers 20, Moses hit the rock and disobeyed God. How did He punish him?

Answer: God didn't allow Moses to enter the promised land.

The Israelites and their animals needed water. God told Moses to speak to the rock to bring water out of it, but he hit it instead. Although what he did still gave water, he was judged. Numbers 20:12 explains: "But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 'Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.'" (NASB)

According to the notes in my Keyword Study Bible, he not only had disbelief and rebellion, but he also wanted to take credit for the miracle, rather than let God take the credit. Possibly, the Israelites' complaining and speaking against Moses provoked him to commit the sin.

The promised land was Canaan.
8. According to the Bible, how many daughters did Moses have?

Answer: No daughters are mentioned

Moses apparently didn't have any daughters, or if he did, then they weren't deemed important enough to mention in the Bible. In fact, the only mentioned children of his are his sons from his wife Zipporah, Gershom and Eliezer. So, even if he had other sons, then they weren't talked about. Moses was a very important character and if you believe the tradition that states that he wrote the Bible books from Genesis through Deuteronomy, I think it's most likely he only had the two sons, just because it seems odd that he wouldn't have written about all of his children.
9. Numbers 11:1-9 talk about the people complaining that they had better food to eat in Egypt. In Numbers 11:14-15, what was Moses' reaction?

Answer: He told God that he couldn't handle the burden and he wanted to be dead.

According to Numbers 11:1-3, the people were complaining and God got angry, so He sent a fire which destroyed some of their camp. Although Moses prayed to end the fire at the request of the people, they continued to complain.
"The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, 'Who will give us meat to eat? We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna.'" (11:4-6, New American Standard Bible)

Moses said to God, "I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me. So if Thou are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Thy sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness." (11:14-15, NASB)

The Lord, instead of killing Moses, put His spirit upon seventy elders of Israel and they became assistants to Moses (Numbers 11:16-17).
10. The name of this quiz is, "Wake up and Smell the Moses". While it's true that this is a parody of the phrase, "Wake up and Smell the Roses," I also thought of coffee when I saw the title, because I and other people drink coffee in the morning. I am not going to ask about coffee, but my thoughts of coffee did inspire me to ask the following food question. Which is NOT mentioned in Exodus?

Answer: Chocolate

In Exodus 12, the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are described, while the Lord provided quail and manna in Exodus 16. In the Passover, not only was the blood of the lamb used on the doorsteps, but they ate the lamb as well. (Exodus 12:7-8)

There is a 2005 cookbook titled "The Chocolate and Coffee Bible" by Catherine Atkinson, Mary Banks, Christine France, and Christine McFadden. Sounds delicious!
Source: Author Ceduh

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