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Which Happened First? Trivia Quiz

In this Old Testament chronology quiz, only the answers change. The question remains the same.

A multiple-choice quiz by skylarb. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
6 / 10
Top 5% quiz!
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1. Which happened first? Hint

Noah cursed Ham's descendants
Isaac was born
The Tower of Babel was built
Ishmael was born

2. Which happened first? Hint

Jacob was born
Rachel died
Isaac died
Esau was born

3. Which happened first? Hint

Jacob married Rachel
Jacob married Leah
Jacob reconciled with Esau
Reuben slept with Jacob's concubine

4. Which happened first? Hint

Rachel died
Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors
Joseph was sold into slavery
Isaac died

5. Which happened first? Hint

Moses slew an Egyptian
Moses saw the burning bush
Moses married Zipporah
The Passover took place

6. Which happened first? Hint

God supplied manna
The Israelites worshipped the Golden Calf
The Ten Commandments were given
The Tabernacle was built

7. Which happened first? Hint

Elijah worked miracles
Deborah judged Israel
Saul ruled as King
Samson judged Israel

8. Which happened first? Hint

Judah was exiled in Babylon
Israel was taken captive by Assyria
Cyrus issued his Edict
Nehemiah urged rebuilding of Jerusalem's walls

9. Which happened first? Hint

Elijah slew the prophets of Baal
Jonah was swallowed by a great fish
Hezekiah ruled Judah
Jeroboam ruled Israel

10. Which happened first? Hint

Zechariah prophesied to Judah
Malachi prophesied to Judah
Daniel was thrown into the lion's den
Haggai prophesied to Judah

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which happened first?

Answer: Noah cursed Ham's descendants

Noah cursed Ham because he "saw the nakedness of his father" and instead of covering him went and told his brothers. "Cursed be Canaan," said Noah, "a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren" (Genesis 9:25). Next came the building of the Tower of Babel, then Ishmael was born, then Isaac.
2. Which happened first?

Answer: Esau was born

Esau and Jacob were the twin sons of Isaac and Rebekah, and although Esau was born first, Jacob followed holding his brother's heel. (Genesis 25:25-26).
3. Which happened first?

Answer: Jacob married Leah

Jacob desired to marry Rachel, but her father Laban tricked the young man, giving him Leah as his bride instead. Consequently, Jacob worked another seven years for the privilege of marrying the younger sister. (See Genesis 29:1-30.)
4. Which happened first?

Answer: Rachel died

See Genesis 35:16-29. Rachel died while giving birth to Benjamin. Later, Jacob returned to Mamre and with his brother Esau buried his father Isaac.
5. Which happened first?

Answer: Moses slew an Egyptian

After slaying the Egyptian, Moses buried him in the sand and fled to Midian, where he married Zipporah the daughter of the Midianite priest.
6. Which happened first?

Answer: God supplied manna

In Exodus 16, God supplied the Jews manna in the desert. Later, at Sinai, Moses was given the Ten Commandments, but he descended the mountain only to find the Israelites worshipping the golden calf Aaron had built.
7. Which happened first?

Answer: Deborah judged Israel

After Joshua's conquest of the Promised Land, judges arose to rule the Jewish people. Deborah ruled before Samson. Later, kings ruled Israel, beginning with Saul followed by David.
8. Which happened first?

Answer: Israel was taken captive by Assyria

Assyria destroyed Samaria and took the northern kingdom captive in the 8th century BC. Some time later, the Southern Kingdom of Judah fell to the Babylonians. Only after Cyrus of Persia issued his Edict could the Jews return and beginning rebuilding the Temple and the walls of Jerusalem.
9. Which happened first?

Answer: Jeroboam ruled Israel

In the days of Jeroboam, the kingdom was divided into northern (Israel) and southern (Judah) kingdoms. Elijah prophesied during the rules of Joram, Ahab, and Ahaziah. Hezekiah ruled Judah after the death of King Ahaz.
10. Which happened first?

Answer: Daniel was thrown into the lion's den

The events of Daniel take place during the Babylonian exile, but the prophets Malachi, Haggai, and Zechariah prophesied after the return from exile.
Source: Author skylarb

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